Athlete health

FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018 file photo, Houston Astros starting pitcher Charlie Morton throws against the Boston Red Sox during the first inning in Game 4 of a baseball American League Championship Series in Houston. A person familiar with the agreement tells The Associated Press that All-Star pitcher Charlie Morton and the Tampa Bay Rays have reached a $30 million, two-year deal. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018 because the contract has not been officially announced. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
December 12, 2018 - 8:13 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on Major League Baseball's winter meetings (all times local): 6:10p.m. A person with direct knowledge of the negotiations tells The Associated Press that free agent first baseman Justin Bour has reached agreement with the Los Angeles Angels. The deal is pending a...
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FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2018, file photo, Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco speaks at a news conference after an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Baltimore. Flacco has lost his job as the Baltimore Ravens starting quarterback and will be the backup Sunday for the first time in his 11-year NFL career. (AP Photo/Gail Burton, File)
December 12, 2018 - 2:10 pm
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — As he worked diligently for more than a month to return from a potentially dangerous hip injury, Joe Flacco watched the Baltimore Ravens flourish without him. Now that he's healthy, Flacco must adjust to a role he's never experienced during his 11-year NFL career: backup...
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Toronto Raptors' Jonas Valanciunas (17) reacts after scoring against the Los Angeles Clippers during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
December 11, 2018 - 11:49 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Serge Ibaka had 25 points and nine rebounds, and the Toronto Raptors cruised past the Los Angeles Clippers 123-99 on Tuesday night without injured Kawhi Leonard. Kyle Lowry added 21 points, making four of the Raptors' 14 3-pointers. Leonard sat out with a bruised right hip that...
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FILE - This is a 2018 file photo showing Troy Tulowitzki of the Toronto Blue Jays baseball team. Tulowitzki has been released by the Blue Jays, who owe the oft-injured shortstop $38 million for the remaining two years of his contract. Now 34, Tulowitzki has not played in the major leagues since July 2017. He was limited that year to 66 games because of a hamstring and right ankle injury. The ankle required surgery last spring and he missed the entire season. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
December 11, 2018 - 7:39 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Troy Tulowitzki has been released by the Toronto Blue Jays, who owe the oft-injured shortstop $38 million for the remaining two years of his contract. Now 34, Tulowitzki has not played in the major leagues since July 2017. He was limited that year to 66 games because of a hamstring...
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FILE - In this Friday, June 15, 2018 file photo, Oakland Athletics draft pick Kyler Murray waits to hit during batting practice before a baseball game between the Athletics and the Los Angeles Angels in Oakland, Calif. Kyler Murray suddenly has a bunch of new fans in the Oakland Athletics organization, even if they cringe watching Heisman Trophy winner play quarterback for Oklahoma. The A's don't want their prized first-round draft pick hurt on the football field because they are counting on him wearing an Oakland jersey come spring training. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
December 11, 2018 - 5:56 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on Major League Baseball's winter meetings (all times local): 3:55 p.m. The Oakland Athletics have reached agreement with catcher Chris Herrmann on a $1 million, one-year contract. General manager David Forst had put getting a catcher among his top to-do items, and the A...
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FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2018, file photo, Clemson's Derion Kendrick (10) hurdles Duke's Chris Rumph ll (96) on a kickoff return as Jarrett Garner reaches for him during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Clemson, S.C. Kickoff returns are down about 20 percent in the first year of a new NCAA rule that gives the receiving team possession at its 25-yard line if the kick is fair caught anywhere between the goal line and 25. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro, File)
December 11, 2018 - 2:08 am
Kickoff returns are down about 20 percent in the first year of a new NCAA rule that gives the receiving team possession at its 25-yard line if a fair catch is made anywhere between the goal line and 25. According to NCAA figures provided to The Associated Press on Monday, kick return men in the...
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Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade, left, shakes hands with Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James at the end of an NBA basketball game Monday, Dec. 10, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
December 11, 2018 - 1:44 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James hit his first free throw to put the Lakers up by two. Dwyane Wade sidled up to him before the second shot. "Bro, just miss it so I can shoot the game-winner," Wade said in the waning seconds of their last game together. "Me and you. One on one. Just let me shoot it...
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Harold Baines waves during a news conference for the baseball Hall of Fame during the Major League Baseball winter meetings, Monday, Dec. 10, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
December 10, 2018 - 7:36 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on Major League Baseball's winter meetings (all times local): 5:33 p.m. The Texas Rangers have claimed infielder Carlos Asuaje off waivers from San Diego. Asuaje was designated for assignment Friday after spending parts of the past three seasons with the Padres, hitting...
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Boston Red Sox pitcher Nathan Eovaldi attends the Major League Baseball winter meetings, Monday, Dec. 10, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
December 10, 2018 - 3:56 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nathan Eovaldi loved what he started in Boston — emphasis on started. "There were a lot of teams that reached out, wanted me to be a closer," he said. "I view myself as a starter, and that's something I've always done my entire career. And I enjoy doing that. So if I had that...
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Chicago Bears offensive tackle Bradley Sowell (79) celebrates a touchdown reception with teammates during the second half of an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Rams Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
December 10, 2018 - 12:24 am
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bears harassed Jared Goff and squashed the Los Angeles Rams' high-powered offense while shuffling their way to a surprising victory over the team that came in with the NFL's best record. In a season of huge strides, this might be their biggest one yet. Eddie Goldman led a...
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