Athlete health

New York Yankees pitcher Luis Severino ponders a question from the media Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019, in Minneapolis as the team prepares for Game 3 of the American League Division Series baseball playoffs against the Minnesota Twins. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
October 06, 2019 - 9:45 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Luis Severino certainly should be fresh when he tries to lead the New York Yankees to yet another Division Series sweep of the Minnesota Twins. The 25-year-old right-hander didn't make his regular-season debut until Sept. 17, spending most of the year rehabbing a lat muscle...
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Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph (2) is helped from the field after he was injured in the second half of an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
October 06, 2019 - 8:58 pm
Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph left the game against the Baltimore Ravens after suffering a concussion following a hit to the chin by Baltimore safety Earl Thomas in the third quarter on Sunday. Trailing 17-13 and facing third-and-11 at the Pittsburgh 12 midway through the third quarter,...
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Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey (22) dives into the end zone for a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Brian Blanco)
October 06, 2019 - 8:21 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Panthers motto is to "Keep Pounding." They did just that on Sunday, finding a running play they liked and exploiting it time and time again. Using a single-back, inside zone run the Panthers piled up 285 yards rushing and three touchdowns on the ground, and held...
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New Orleans Saints quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (5) passes in the first half of an NFL football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in New Orleans, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
October 06, 2019 - 7:16 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Teddy Bridgewater won the affection of the Superdome crowd, which chanted his name as he picked apart Tampa Bay's struggling secondary, turning in his best performance in nearly four years. Bridgewater passed for 314 yards and four touchdowns and New Orleans beat the Buccaneers...
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New Orleans Saints quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (5) scrambles under pressure in the first half of an NFL football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in New Orleans, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
October 06, 2019 - 3:45 pm
The Latest on NFL Week 5 (all times EDT) 3:35 p.m. Teddy Bridgewater has thrown for a fourth touchdown against the Buccaneers beleaguered secondary to give New Orleans a 31-17 lead in the fourth quarter. The Saints are finding all kinds of ways to pass against the Bucs. During their latest scoring...
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Fans wait to enter Wembley stadium before an NFL football game between the Chicago Bears and the Oakland Raiders, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019, in London. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
October 06, 2019 - 12:44 pm
Colt McCoy is getting his first start since December and rookie Dwayne Haskins Jr. will be the Redskins' backup quarterback when winless Washington hosts unbeaten New England on Sunday. Case Keenum is inactive with a sprained foot for Washingon. The Patriots will be without second-leading rusher...
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Stanford quarterback Davis Mills passes against Washington during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019, in Stanford, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
October 06, 2019 - 3:18 am
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Cameron Scarlett had the best day of his career, yet all Stanford coach David Shaw wanted to talk about was the fifth-year senior's blocking on a pass play early in the second quarter that led to a Cardinal touchdown. "That was the biggest challenge we gave Cam this year,...
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New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius (18) connects for a grand slam home run against the Minnesota Twins during the third inning of Game 2 of an American League Division Series baseball game, Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
October 05, 2019 - 10:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The 103-win New York Yankees ran out identical, relentless lineups in consecutive games for the first time all year, and manager Aaron Boone believes he knows what's next for the A-team Bombers. "Throttle down," he said. Didi Gregorius hooked a slump-busting grand slam during a...
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FILE - In this May 23, 2019, file photo, New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold speaks to reporters after an NFL football practice in Florham Park, N.J. Darnold has been ruled out for New York's game at Philadelphia on Sunday as he continues to recover from mononucleosis. Coach Adam Gase says Friday that Darnold had tests Thursday night, and the results of which were not sufficient enough for doctors to clear him to play. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
October 05, 2019 - 3:25 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Sam Darnold's return will have to wait at least another week. The New York Jets quarterback was ruled out for the team's game at Philadelphia on Sunday as he continues to recover from mononucleosis. Darnold was originally scheduled to have medical tests Friday, but the doctors...
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Houston Rockets shooting guard James Harden (13) shoots over Los Angeles Clippers point guard Landry Shamet (20) during the first quarter of an NBA preseason basketball game, Thursday, Oct 3, 2019, in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)
October 04, 2019 - 9:57 pm
The NBA made one of Sacramento Kings owner Vivek Ranadive's biggest hopes a reality. And a long-awaited debut in India went longer than planned. T.J. Warren hit the shot that put Indiana ahead for good with 1:03 remaining, and the Pacers beat the Kings 132-131 in overtime on Friday in the first NBA...
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