Athlete health

In this Sept. 20, 2017 photo, a young girl is carried out of the seating area after being hit by a line drive during the fifth inning of a baseball game between the New York Yankees and Minnesota Twins, at Yankee Stadium in New York. About a third of the 30 major league teams, the Yankees not among them, have extended the netting to protect fans from balls entering the bleachers to at least the end of the dugout. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun, File)
September 21, 2017 - 10:20 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — It might be the shot heard around the baseball world: the rocket-like foul ball that hit a young girl at a New York Yankees game. In the hours after the girl was struck in the face by the 105-mph screamer, the game's commissioner vowed to push harder for all teams to extend...
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September 21, 2017 - 9:08 pm
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's injury situation is getting worse. The school says three starters — linebacker Andre Smith, offensive tackle William Sweet and receiver Thomas Jackson — are out for the season due to injuries. That's according to Thursday's injury report ahead of Saturday's...
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September 21, 2017 - 8:30 pm
MLB-SCHEDULE SoCal highs and lows UNDATED (AP) — It was good news, bad news for two of Major League Baseball's Southern California teams. The Dodgers took another step toward a fifth consecutive NL West title, while the Angels slipped another half-game behind the Twins in the AL wild-card race. The...
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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady takes questions from reporters following NFL football practice, Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
September 21, 2017 - 8:14 pm
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots won't be the only winners on the field on Sunday when they play the Texans. Houston quarterback Deshaun Watson is just eight months removed from the College Football Playoff title he won at Clemson. According to the...
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In this Sept. 20, 2017 photo, a young girl is carried out of the seating area after being hit by a line drive during the fifth inning of a baseball game between the New York Yankees and Minnesota Twins, at Yankee Stadium in New York. About a third of the 30 major league teams, the Yankees not among them, have extended the netting to protect fans from balls entering the bleachers to at least the end of the dugout. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun, File)
September 21, 2017 - 7:55 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — It might be the shot heard around the baseball world: the rocket-like foul ball that hit a young girl at a New York Yankees game. In the hours after the girl was struck in the face by the 105-mph screamer, the game's commissioner vowed to push harder for all teams to extend...
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FILE - In this Aug. 26, 2017, file photo, Dallas Cowboys' Dak Prescott (4) and Ezekiel Elliott (21) lead the team onto the field for a preseason NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders in Arlington, Texas. Prescott and Elliott never really had a humbling "welcome to the NFL" moment together as rookies. It finally came in their 18th game. The question now is how the star Cowboys respond. (AP Photo/Roger Steinman, File)
September 21, 2017 - 7:48 pm
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Dak Prescott didn't need long to answer whether Dallas' 42-17 loss to Denver was his most humbling day in the NFL. Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona's 10-time Pro Bowl receiver, didn't have much sympathy for Prescott's "probably so" in reference to the first blowout loss for last year'...
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FILE - In this Aug. 26, 2017, file photo, Dallas Cowboys' Dak Prescott (4) and Ezekiel Elliott (21) lead the team onto the field for a preseason NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders in Arlington, Texas. Prescott and Elliott never really had a humbling "welcome to the NFL" moment together as rookies. It finally came in their 18th game. The question now is how the star Cowboys respond. (AP Photo/Roger Steinman, File)
September 21, 2017 - 7:48 pm
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Dak Prescott didn't need long to answer whether Dallas' 42-17 loss to Denver was his most humbling day in the NFL. Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona's 10-time Pro Bowl receiver, didn't have much sympathy for Prescott's "probably so" in reference to the first blowout loss for last year'...
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Detroit Lions quarterback Matt Stafford (9) rushes away form New York Giants' Nat Berhe (29) during the first half of an NFL football game, Monday, Sept. 18, 2017, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
September 21, 2017 - 7:36 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Matt Ryan could search the world and struggle to find many people who can relate to him and his life. Matthew Stafford is an exception and is someone Ryan described as a "great friend," this week. "We go through a lot of the same things, same issues," Ryan said. "It's a unique...
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September 21, 2017 - 7:15 pm
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Safeties Jaquiski Tartt and Jimmie Ward are active for the San Francisco 49ers despite being listed as questionable on the injury report. Tartt is dealing with a neck injury and Ward has been bothered by a hamstring injury, but both will play against the Los Angeles Rams...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, file photo, Indianapolis Colts' Malik Hooker (29) makes an interception on a pass intended for Arizona Cardinals' J.J. Nelson, center, during the first half of an NFL football game in Indianapolis. At left is Colts cornerback Quincy Wilson (31). Hooker missed all of Indy’s offseason team activities while recovering from surgery and was limited throughout training camp by as assortment of other nicks. Wilson, meanwhile, got plenty of action in camp but the Colts worked him into the lineup slowly. (AP Photo/AJ Mast, File)
September 21, 2017 - 7:08 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Vontae Davis sounds like a proud father when discussing his newest Indianapolis Colts teammates. He told reporters this week that he sent safety Malik Hooker back onto the field to retrieve the ball from his first interception, and that he couldn't contain his excitement when...
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