Athlete health

Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts talks with teammates on the sideline during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Mercer, Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
November 18, 2017 - 4:02 pm
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Jalen Hurts passed for 180 yards and three touchdowns in a little more than a quarter and No. 1 Alabama beat FCS team Mercer 56-0 on Saturday. The Crimson Tide (11-0, 7-0 SEC, No. 1 CFP) raced to a 35-0 halftime lead in what amounted to a tuneup for the team's biggest game...
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FILE- In this Nov. 12, 2017, file photo, Atlanta Falcons defensive end Adrian Clayborn (99) sacks Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) during the second half of an NFL football game in Atlanta. Clayborne's six sacks against Dallas might have come against backup tackles, but it was the latest sign of an improved unit. Atlanta plays at Seattle on Monday night. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
November 18, 2017 - 11:03 am
Hola, Los Patriots y Los Raiders. Bienvenido a Azteca. The NFL's final international game this season features the back-on-target Patriots and the disappointing Raiders on Sunday. It's the second straight year Oakland has given up a game in California to host one in Mexico City. In 2016, that...
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Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James (23) works against Los Angeles Clippers' Austin Rivers (25) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, in Cleveland. The Cavaliers won 118-113 in overtime. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
November 17, 2017 - 11:48 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James knows about the narrative bouncing around the NBA that Cleveland can be dethroned in the East. He's ignoring it, and slowly changing it. "You know I could care less what people say," James said. "I'm so far beyond that. I don't care what people say." Just to make sure...
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Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin speaks to reporters following a meeting of NHL general managers in Montreal, Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press via AP)
November 17, 2017 - 5:09 pm
MONTREAL (AP) — If there are any misgivings about the NHL's crackdown on slashes to the hands, they are not shared by the general managers. Teams are scoring about half a goal more since officials made the quick tap to the hands or the top of the stick the NHL's most frequently called minor penalty...
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Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) slips past Phoenix Suns forward Josh Jackson, back, to get off a shot during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
November 17, 2017 - 2:44 am
PHOENIX (AP) — James Harden looked up at the halftime totals Thursday night and couldn't believe what he saw, despite how well he and the Houston Rockets had shot the ball. "I thought there was something wrong with the score," he said. There wasn't. Harden scored 23 of his 48 points in the second...
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FILE - In this Nov. 11, 2017, file photo, UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen looks to pass against Arizona State during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Pasadena, Calif. Sam Darnold and Josh Rosen have become friends while growing into top NFL quarterback prospects with crosstown rivals Southern California and UCLA. They'll meet on the field for the first time Saturday - and it will probably be the last time until they get together again on Sundays.(AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)
November 16, 2017 - 9:21 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sam Darnold and Josh Rosen were born four months apart in 1997, and they grew up on opposite sides of Los Angeles' sprawling metroplex. As two of the nation's top quarterback prospects, they chose opposing sides in the crosstown collegiate rivalry. After a redshirt season and an...
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FILE - This is a Sunday, April 30, 2017 file photo of Tottenham Hotspur's Toby Alderweireld, left, battles for the ball with Arsenal's Olivier Giroud during the north London derby match in English Premier League soccer match between the two teams in north London. Tottenham is heading into a north London derby on Saturday Nov. 18, against Arsenal as a clear favorite for the first time in decades. Tottenham is three places ahead of Arsenal this season and finished above its neighbor last season in the Premier League for the first time since Arsene Wenger took charge of Arsenal in 1996. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant/File)
November 16, 2017 - 10:08 am
It was a 24-hour period at the start of November that really drove home the reality that Tottenham, after decades of playing second fiddle to Arsenal, was the new dominant force in north London. A day after Tottenham achieved a coming-of-age 3-1 win over European champion Real Madrid in the...
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Boston Celtics' Kyrie Irving stands on the court during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, in New York. The Celtics won 109-102. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
November 14, 2017 - 11:14 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Kyrie Irving really dislikes having to play in a mask. On the other hand, he loves what comes next: Boston putting its 13-game winning streak on the line against the NBA champions. "It's definitely an incredible streak we're on, and now comes the whole media frenzy of will the...
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El defensive end Adrian Clayborn (99) de los Falcons de Atlanta derriba al quarterback Dak Prescott (4) de los Cowboys de Dallas, el domingo 12 de noviembre de 2017 (AP Foto/John Bazemore)
November 13, 2017 - 3:59 pm
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Ezekiel Elliott will miss at least the next three games depending on the next legal round in the Dallas Cowboys running back's fight over his six-game suspension for alleged domestic violence. It's likely the same for kicker Dan Bailey because of a groin injury, and could be...
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New England Patriots running back Dion Lewis (33) runs back a kick-off for a touchdown against the Denver Broncos during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
November 12, 2017 - 10:28 pm
The Latest on the 10th Sunday of the NFL season (all times Eastern): ___ 10:25 p.m. Tom Brady wasn't perfect in the first half. It only appeared that way. He did throw four incomplete passes. The New England quarterback was 12 of 16 for 136 yards and two TDs in the opening half against the Denver...
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