Athlete injuries

FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2018, file photo, Australia's Ben O'Donnell is tackled by Argentina's player in a quarterfinal match of the Emirates Airline Rugby Sevens in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates. O’Donnell thought his Olympic dream was over just two months ago when he injured his knee and was given no chance of recovering by July. So while the coronavirus pandemic-enforced postponement of the Tokyo Games to 2021 has been met with disappointment from the world’s leading athletes, the rugby sevens player is struggling to contain his smile. He says the Olympic postponement has "given a little opening in the door for me." (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)
March 27, 2020 - 4:14 am
A season-ending knee injury had Ben O'Donnell convinced he'd be watching the Tokyo Olympics from a distance, with absolutely no chance of pulling on the Australian jersey for the Rugby Sevens competition. Forgive him for being a tiny bit pleased this week when the Tokyo Games were postponed to 2021...
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A general view of the bout between Turkey's Necat Ekinci, right, and Armenia's Gurgen Madoyan (blue) during day three of the Boxing Road to Tokyo 2020 Olympic qualifying event in London, Monday March 16, 2020. (Adam Davy/PA via AP)
March 26, 2020 - 9:42 am
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The IOC said Thursday it is “not aware of any link” between an Olympic boxing tournament it oversaw in London this month and positive coronavirus tests for people who were there. The Turkish boxing federation said a boxer and a trainer now have the virus after attending...
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FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2019, file photo, New York Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard winds up during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Miami Marlins in New York. Right-hander Syndergaard has agreed to a $9.7 million, one-year deal with the Mets to avoid salary arbitration. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)
March 24, 2020 - 5:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Mets right-hander Noah Syndergaard became the latest big-name pitcher to need Tommy John surgery, joining the Yankees' Luis Severino and Boston's Chris Sale. New York said Tuesday that Syndergaard needs reconstruction of his ulnar collateral ligament and will miss the season that's...
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FILE - In this Oct. 27, 2019, file photo, Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton stands on the sidelines during the second half of an NFL football game against the against the San Francisco 49ers in Santa Clara, Calif Jameis Winston, Jadeveon Clowney and Newtown didn't have to wait long at all to find homes in the NFL when they came out of college. The three former No. 1 overall draft picks are finding things moving much more slowly as they search for new homes or contracts this offseason. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
March 24, 2020 - 3:49 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Cam Newton era is over in Carolina, as the Panthers released the 30-year-old quarterback after nine seasons. The move became a mere formality after the Panthers made it clear last week they were moving on from Newton by giving him permission to seek a trade and then...
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March 24, 2020 - 3:16 pm
March 27 1973 — Minnesota pitcher Jim Perry became the first player to use the "10 and 5 rule" when he OK'd his own trade to the Detroit Tigers for minor league pitcher Dan Fife and cash. 1986 — Major League Baseball's Rules Committee voted to change the designated hitter rule for the World Series...
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March 22, 2020 - 5:07 pm
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks continue to stockpile offensive linemen in free agency, agreeing to terms with former first-rounder Chance Warmack on Sunday, according to a person with knowledge of the deal. The person spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity because...
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FILE - In this Dec. 21, 2019, file photo, Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston (3) throws a pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the Houston Texans in Tampa, Fla. Winston, Cam Newton and Jadeveon Clowney didn't have to wait long at all to find homes in the NFL when they came out of college. The three former No. 1 overall draft picks are finding things moving much more slowly as they search for new homes or contracts this offseason. (AP Photo/Jason Behnken, File)
March 21, 2020 - 1:52 pm
Jameis Winston, Cam Newton and Jadeveon Clowney didn't have to wait long to find homes in the NFL when they came out of college. They were No. 1 overall draft picks. Now they are finding things moving much more slowly as they search for new homes or contracts this offseason. Winston, the top pick...
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FILE - In this Jan. 11, 2020, file photo, Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs (14) catches a touchdown pass in front of San Francisco 49ers cornerback Ahkello Witherspoon (23) during the first half of an NFL divisional playoff football game in Santa Clara, Calif. A person with direct knowledge of the move confirms to The Associated Press that the Buffalo Bills have acquired Diggs in a trade with Vikings. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
March 20, 2020 - 11:17 pm
The Latest on NFL free agency. The NFL's spending in free agency continues Friday: ___ 10:20 p.m. The Carolina Panthers have signed free agent wide receiver Pharoh Cooper to a one-year contract and safety Juston Burris to a two-year deal. Cooper was an All-Pro returner for the Los Angeles Rams in...
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New York Yankees' Aaron Judge runs on the field during a spring training baseball workout Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
March 20, 2020 - 4:11 pm
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge revealed he had a collapsed lung that has healed and said his broken rib is improving. Judge had a CT scan on Friday. The Yankees announced two weeks ago that Judge had a stress fracture to his first right rib. “The bone is still about the...
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FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2019, file photo, Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Nick Foles walks along the bench area as he looks up at the scoreboard during the first half of an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Chargers, in Jacksonville, Fla. A person familiar with the trade says the Jacksonville Jaguars have agreed to send quarterback Nick Foles to the Chicago Bears for a compensatory fourth-round draft pick. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because trades don't become official until the league year begins later Wednesday, March 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton, File)
March 20, 2020 - 2:09 am
The Latest on NFL free agency. The NFL's spending in free agency continues Thursday. All times EDT: ___ 2:05 a.m. The Dallas Cowboys have agreed to a deal with safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, adding a familiar name for new coach Mike McCarthy. Clinton-Dix’s representatives, SportsTrust Advisors,...
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