Athlete injuries

FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 28, 2008 file photo, Karren Brady, managing director of Birmingham City Football Club gives a speech at The Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham, England. West Ham chief executive Karren Brady believes the timescale for a Premier League return is no clearer than when the coronavirus lockdown started. The EPL stated after talks with the clubs on Friday April 17, 2020, that its objective remains to complete the season. But Brady feels questions need to be answered over player training, the presence of police at matches, virus testing and medical protocols (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)
April 18, 2020 - 3:02 pm
LONDON (AP) — At least 300 people will be required in Premier League stadiums even if games are played without fans when the coronavirus-halted season can resume, according to a West Ham executive. The 20 EPL clubs held a conference call on Friday when the league said they agreed the objective...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019 file photo Leipzig's Tyler Adams controls the ball during the German Bundesliga soccer match between RB Leipzig and FC Augsburg in Leipzig, Germany. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer, file)
April 17, 2020 - 5:56 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Tyler Adams picked the wrong time to be the fittest he’s been all season. With the Bundesliga suspended indefinitely due to the new coronavirus outbreak, the 21-year-old from Wappinger, New York, is unsure when he will be able to play a competitive game for Leipzig again or even...
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FLE - In this April 17, 2018, file photo, Winnipeg Jets' Dustin Byfuglien warms up before Game 4 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series against the Minnesota Wild in St. Paul, Minn. The Winnipeg Jets and Dustin Byfuglien have agreed to mutually terminate his contract after a lengthy dispute. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)
April 17, 2020 - 4:32 pm
Dustin Byfuglien and the Winnipeg Jets agreed to mutually terminate his contract Friday, potentially marking the end of a playing career for “Big Buff.” The agreement ended a lengthy dispute between Byfuglien and the organization over his absence this season. Because there was no financial...
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North Carolina guard Cole Anthony (2) walks off of the court following North Carolina's 81-53 loss to Syracuse in an NCAA college basketball game at the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament in Greensboro, N.C., Wednesday, March 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Ben McKeown)
April 17, 2020 - 2:10 pm
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina freshman point guard Cole Anthony is entering the NBA draft. Anthony announced his decision Friday. He had been considered a likely one-and-done player and a high first-round draft prospect before his arrival in Chapel Hill, though he had said last month he...
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In this Thursday, April 16, 2020 photo, a healthcare worker prepares protective gear at the intensive care unit (ICU) of the Clinica CEMTRO during the coronavirus outbreak in Madrid, Spain. The clinic still attends to patients who require emergency treatment for orthopedic traumas, but the staff is mostly dedicated to the COVID-19 patients who are sent by the public hospitals that have been hugely overwhelmed in recent weeks. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
April 17, 2020 - 7:14 am
MADRID (AP) — Like for many people, things have changed for doctors at one of Spain’s top sports medicine clinics. Instead of performing shoulder and knee surgeries or helping athletes recover from injury, they are now putting patients on ventilators and working to save the lives of people infected...
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In this Sept. 22, 2019, photo, Los Angeles Rams center Brian Allen blocks during the second half of an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns in Cleveland. Allen said Wednesday, April 15, 2020, that he tested positive for COVID-19 three weeks ago. Allen is the first active NFL player to acknowledge testing positive during the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/David Dermer)
April 16, 2020 - 6:10 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams shut down their training complex for roughly two weeks and several people went into quarantine after center Brian Allen tested positive for COVID-19 last month. Reggie Scott, the Rams' senior director of sports medicine and performance, said Thursday that...
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FILE - In this Dec. 22, 2019, file photo, Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. is shown before an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens, in Cleveland. Browns chief strategy officer Paul DePodesta dismissed a report the team is trying to trade star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., whose future _ whether in New York or Cleveland or anywhere _ always seems in question. DePodesta said on a conference call Thursday, April 16, 2020, from his home in California that the team is not working on a deal involving Beckham, who was injured during his first season with the Browns after arriving in a blockbuster trade last March. On Wednesday, a report said the Browns were in talks with the Minnesota Vikings about the 27-year-old Beckham. (AP Photo/David Richard, File)
April 16, 2020 - 4:22 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Browns chief strategy officer Paul DePodesta dismissed a report the team is trying to trade star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., whose future — whether in New York or Cleveland or anywhere — always seems in question. DePodesta said Thursday on a conference call from his home in...
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FILE - In this June 10, 1998, file photo, Cicago Bulls' Michael Jordan reaches high above teammates Dennis Rodman, left, Scottie Pippen, and Scott Burrell (24) for a rebound against the Utah Jazz in the second half of Game 4 in the NBA Finals in Chicago. Jordan described his final NBA championship season with the Chicago Bulls as a “trying year.” “We were all trying to enjoy that year knowing it was coming to an end,” Jordan told Good Morning America on Thursday, April 16, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael S. Green, File)
April 16, 2020 - 4:13 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C (AP) — Michael Jordan described his final NBA championship season with the Chicago Bulls as a “trying year.” “We were all trying to enjoy that year knowing it was coming to an end,” Jordan told Good Morning America on Thursday. Jordan appeared on the show via video conference from...
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FILE - In this April 17, 2019, file photo, Miami Dolphins general manager Chris Grier speaks during a news conference during voluntary minicamp at the Dolphins NFL football training facility in Davie, Fla. The Dolphins haven’t used their top pick on a quarterback since 2012, when they drafted Ryan Tannehill. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
April 16, 2020 - 2:05 pm
MIAMI (AP) — In 54 years of drafting, the Miami Dolphins have taken four quarterbacks in the first round, and two are in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Maybe they should use their top pick on a QB more often? The Dolphins have started 21 quarterbacks since Dan Marino retired 20 years ago, and...
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FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2020, file photo, LSU quarterback Joe Burrow throws a pass against Clemson during the second half of the NCAA College Football Playoff national championship game in New Orleans. The Cincinnati Bengals chose Burrow with the first pick in the NFL draft Thursday, April. 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
April 16, 2020 - 12:14 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — In 2003, everything was in place for the Bengals to take a quarterback with the first overall draft pick. Cincinnati was coming off a 2-14 season. Attendance was down. Jon Kitna was in his 30s. A new head coach — Marvin Lewis — wanted a franchise quarterback. A Heisman Trophy...
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