Diagnosis and treatment

In this Sept. 15, 2019, photo, Tottenham Hotspur's Danny Rose takes the ball forward during an English Premier League soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Crystal Palace at White Hart Lane in London. The number of soccer players seeking support for mental health issues in England is surging. Only 160 Professional Footballers’ Association members accessed counselling services from the union in 2016. But any stigma around seeking help for mental health problems has been eased in the national sport by leading players, including Rose, talking about fighting depression. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
October 04, 2019 - 3:12 am
Dropping in on football clubs across England to speak to players, Michael Bennett poses a question he already know the answers to. “How many of you look after the physical aspects of your game?” The hands all go up, of course. They don’t need to be reminded of the importance of sleep, nutrition and...
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Tonga's James Faiva, top, collides with New Zealand's Jordie Barrett, bottom, during their rugby test match in Hamilton, New Zealand, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019. The All Blacks defeated Tonga 92-7. (Andrew Cornaga/Photosport via AP)
September 20, 2019 - 5:21 am
SAPPORO, Japan (AP) — No matter the score, if Nasi Manu gets on the field for Tonga in the Rugby World Cup game against England on Sunday it'll be a triumph. In many ways it already is. The 31-year-old Manu is on the brink of playing his first game at the World Cup, and first since being diagnosed...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Oct. 30, 2005 file photo, running back Ronnie Brown (23) runs against New Orleans Saints linebacker Sedrick Hodge (52) gives chase during the fourth quarter, in Baton Rouge, La. Federal prosecutors said Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, that former New Orleans Saint Hodge sold oxycodone pills in Cartersville, Georgia, just northwest of Atlanta. The 40-year-old Hodge is accused of illegal distribution of controlled substances, among other charges.(AP Photo/Bill Feig, File)
September 11, 2019 - 4:35 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — A former NFL football player and a Georgia doctor face charges of illegally distributing prescription drugs, including opioids. Former New Orleans Saints player Sedrick Hodge sold oxycodone pills in Cartersville, Georgia, northwest of Atlanta, federal prosecutors said Wednesday...
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Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill (10) is stopped by Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey (20) after a reception during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
September 08, 2019 - 5:30 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Kansas City Chiefs star Tyreek Hill was transported to a hospital after sustaining a shoulder injury during a 40-26 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday. The team's head athletic trainer, Rick Burkholder, detailed the precautions emergency personnel took with...
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Philadelphia Phillies' Bryce Harper bats during the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets, Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
September 07, 2019 - 4:18 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Philadelphia Phillies star Bryce Harper is being held out of the lineup a night after taking a pitch off his right hand. X-rays were negative and manager Gabe Kapler was confident there were no fractures in the hand after Harper was hit by a fastball from Mets starter Steven Matz...
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FILE - In this June 29, 2019, file photo, Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Tyler Skaggs throws to the Oakland Athletics during a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif. Skaggs died from a toxic mix of the powerful painkillers fentanyl and oxycodone along with alcohol in an accidental overdose, a medical examiner in Texas ruled in a report released Friday, Aug. 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
September 06, 2019 - 7:46 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball and the players' association will discuss the possibility of more widespread testing for opioids following the death of Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs. Skaggs was found dead in his hotel room in the Dallas area July 1 before the start of a series...
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Nathan Adrian, a swimmer from the United States, smiles during an interview at the swimming complex of the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru, Monday, Aug. 5, 2019. Adrian is competing at the Pan American Games just months after being diagnosed with testicular cancer. He has decided to continue training with the goal of competing at Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
August 05, 2019 - 11:33 pm
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Five-time Olympic swimming gold medalist Nathan Adrian says that his success won't be on his mind at the end of his life. Maybe that would have been him some years ago. But not now, not since his latest race against the clock to beat cancer. "It has completely changed my outlook...
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South Africa's Christiaan Bezuidenhout plays a shot to the 3rd green during a practice round ahead of the start of the British Open golf championships at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland, Tuesday, July 16, 2019. The British Open starts Thursday. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
July 16, 2019 - 1:01 pm
PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — From developing a stutter and anxiety issues after drinking rat poison as a toddler to getting banned from golf for taking beta blockers, Christiaan Bezuidenhout has overcome plenty on the way to his first major championship. It has been quite the journey to this...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011 file photo, Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth (95) talks with former teammate Tennessee Titans kicker Rob Bironas (2) after an NFL football game in Nashville, Tenn. Former Tennessee Titans All-Pro defenseman Albert Haynesworth says on social media that he needs a kidney transplant. He shared a photo of himself in a hospital bed and wrote that his kidney failed him on Sunday, July 7, 2019 and he’s looking for a donor.(AP Photo/Joe Howell, File)
July 10, 2019 - 10:15 pm
Former Tennessee Titans All-Pro defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth says on social media that he needs a kidney transplant. The 38-year-old Haynesworth posted on Instagram that he's been battling kidney disease for a few years. He shared a photo of himself in a hospital bed and wrote that his...
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Britain's Andy Murray, right, and Pierre-Hugues Herbert of France celebrate after winning their Men's doubles match during day four of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Thursday, July 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)
July 04, 2019 - 4:37 pm
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — The Latest at Wimbledon (all times local): 9:30 p.m. Andy Murray won his opening match at this year's Wimbledon tournament, in men's doubles. The two-time singles champion at the All England Club teamed with Pierre-Hugues Herbert to beat Marius Copil and Ugo Humbert 4-6, 6...
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