Athlete injuries

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 - 1:18 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Rams center Brian Allen says he tested positive for COVID-19 three weeks ago. Allen is the first active NFL player to acknowledge testing positive during the coronavirus pandemic. The third-year pro is not hospitalized and is “feeling good,” according to a statement...
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FILE - In this 1989 file photo, Montreal Expos. Dámaso García poses for a photo, location not known. Former Toronto Blue Jays second baseman García, a two-time All-Star in the mid-1980s, died Wednesday, April 15, 2020, in his native Dominican Republic. He was 63. His son Dámaso Jr. confirmed García's death to The Associated Press. The son said he passed away at 7.15 a.m. in Santo Domingo. He was at home with his wife Haydée Benoit. Two years after retiring with the Expos, García was diagnosed with a brain tumor and underwent surgery in 1991. He was told he possibly only had six to eight months live. He recovered, but had to deal with speech and mobility issues afterward. (AP Photo, File)
April 15, 2020 - 8:03 pm
Former Toronto Blue Jays second baseman Dámaso García, a two-time All-Star in the mid-1980s, died Wednesday in his native Dominican Republic. He was 63. His son Dámaso Jr. confirmed García's death to The Associated Press. The son said he passed away at 7.15 a.m. in Santo Domingo. He was at home...
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April 15, 2020 - 5:36 pm
Houston Astros ace Justin Verlander has resumed throwing as he recovers from March groin surgery. Houston manager Dusty Baker said Wednesday that Verlander, who had surgery on March 17, is “doing great" and is throwing as he continues his rehabilitation. Verlander dealt with the problem early in...
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FILE - In this March 6, 2020, file photo, Oregon's Sabrina Ionescu (20) plays against Utah in an NCAA college basketball game in the quarterfinal round of the Pac-12 women's tournament in Las Vegas. The Associated Press had a panel of WNBA coaches and general managers hold a mock draft. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
April 15, 2020 - 2:56 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Associated Press had a panel of WNBA coaches and general managers hold a mock draft over the course of the season. This is the final installment with the draft on Friday. The coaches weren't allowed to select players for their own team. Oregon players Sabrina Ionescu and Satou...
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FILE - In this Sunday, March 8, 2020 filer, a view of the empty stadium during the Serie A soccer match between AC Milan and Genoa at the San Siro stadium, in Milan, Italy. While soccer leagues around Europe are still debating whether and when to resume playing, the leader of the continent’s Federation of Sports Medicine Associations is calling for a detailed series of tests to clear athletes for a return to training. Maurizio Casasco, who is also president of the Italian Federation of Sports Medicine, said that guidelines recently published by his domestic federation should be extended for all of Europe -- especially if UEFA intends to resume the Champions League and Europa League anytime soon. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni, File)
April 14, 2020 - 11:30 am
ROME (AP) — While soccer leagues around Europe are still debating whether and when to resume playing amid the coronavirus pandemic, the leader of the continent’s Federation of Sports Medicine Associations is calling for a detailed series of tests to clear athletes before they return to training...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019 file photo, Bianca Andreescu of Canada hits a return shot against Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic during the WTA Finals Tennis Tournament in Shenzhen, China's Guangdong province. The Rogers Cup women’s tennis tournament will not be played this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Tennis Canada announced that the event, scheduled for Aug. 7-16 in Montreal, is off the schedule, Saturday, April 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
April 11, 2020 - 3:28 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Rogers Cup women’s tennis tournament will not be played this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Tennis Canada announced the event, scheduled for Aug. 7-16 in Montreal, is off the schedule. Quebec’s government...
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FILE - In this Oct. 12, 2019, file photo, Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa passes against Texas A&M during the second half of an NCAA college football game in College Station, Texas. (AP Photo/Sam Craft, File)
April 10, 2020 - 1:54 pm
The NFL's shutdown because of the coronavirus pandemic is denying teams the opportunity to get face time with draft prospects who have been injured, have checkered pasts or are under the radar. Those players are at risk of being selected lower in the draft than they would be in a normal year. “That...
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FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2018, file photo, Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Brandin Cooks (12) pulls in a touchdown reception in front of New Orleans Saints free safety Marcus Williams (43) in the first half of an NFL football game in New Orleans. A person familiar with the deal says the Rams are trading Cooks to the Houston Texans. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday, April 9, 2020, because the teams had not announced the deal. The NFL Network reported the Rams will get a second-round pick while sending a future fourth-rounder to Houston. (AP Photo/Butch Dill, File)
April 10, 2020 - 11:21 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams are trading receiver Brandin Cooks to the Houston Texans, according to a person familiar with the deal. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday because the teams hadn’t announced the trade. The NFL Network reported the Rams will get a second-round...
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FILE - In this April 14, 2019, file photo, Tiger Woods reacts as he wins the Masters golf tournament at Augusta National in Augusta, Ga. It was voted the third best Masters. Woods blazing to victory in his Sunday red at the Masters, a scene once so familiar, was never more stunning. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
April 10, 2020 - 2:42 am
A panel of 15 golf writers were asked to vote on the top five Masters in history. They are being republished this week because the Masters has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The 2019 Masters was voted No. 3. The following story moved on was on April 14, 2019. ___ By DOUG FERGUSON...
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A locked gate is seen by the Etihad Stadium where Manchester City was due to play Burnley in an English Premier League soccer match Saturday March 14, 2020, after all English soccer games were cancelled due to the spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus. For most people, the new COVID-19 coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, but for some it can cause more severe illness.(AP Photo/Jon Super)
April 09, 2020 - 6:36 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Carolina Hurricanes president and general manager Don Waddell said All-Star defenseman Dougie Hamilton would be ready to play if the season resumes after breaking his left leg in January. Hamilton needed surgery...
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