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Dr. Allen Sills, right, the NFL's chief medical officer, speaks as Jeff Miller, the league's executive vice president of health and safety initiatives, looks on during a news conference at the NFL Fall League Meeting, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The NFL says the number of concussions in exhibition games this year rose to 49 from 34 in 2018, an increase of 44 percent and a setback in efforts to reduce brain trauma. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
October 15, 2019 - 7:51 pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The NFL says the number of concussions in exhibition games this year rose to 49 from 34 in 2018, an increase of 44% and a setback in efforts to reduce brain trauma. "We have more work to do," said Dr. Allen Sills, the league's chief medical officer, at the owners'...
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A championship tab is sewn to the back of the jersey of Toronto Raptors guard Cameron Payne during the second half of a preseason NBA basketball game against the Chicago Bulls in Toronto, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019. (Cole Burston/The Canadian Press via AP)
October 15, 2019 - 4:36 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Toronto Raptors head coach Nick Nurse expects he'll be experimenting with lineups a lot in the early part of the season. That's the challenge when you lose two starters from any team, let alone an NBA champion. Nurse's tinkering became a necessity after free agent forward Kawhi...
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FILE - In this March 3, 2018, file photo, Patrick Day, right, follows through on a right to Kyrone Davis during the fourth round of a WBC super welterweight championship boxing match in New York. Day was taken to a hospital after getting viciously knocked out in the 10th round by Charles Conwell on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
October 13, 2019 - 10:01 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The manager of Patrick Day says the boxer has suffered a traumatic brain injury and is in extremely critical condition in a coma caused by the injury during a bout. Lou DiBella says in a posting on his website Sunday night that Day underwent emergency surgery after being rushed to...
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New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold (14) celebrates a touchdown with Robby Anderson (11) during the first half of an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
October 13, 2019 - 9:32 pm
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Sam Darnold returned — and so did the New York Jets' hopes to turn around a season that was quickly unraveling without him. Darnold gave the Jets' struggling offense a huge boost by throwing two touchdown passes in his return from mononucleosis, and New York held on to...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017 file photo, Ann McKee, director Boston University's center for research into the degenerative brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, addresses an audience on the school's campus about the study of NFL football player Aaron Hernandez's brain, projected on a screen behind in Boston. According to a new public service announcement, signing a pre-teen child up for tackle football is like teaching him to smoke. The ad from the Concussion Legacy Foundation encourages parents to choose flag football for children younger than 14. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
October 10, 2019 - 11:51 am
BOSTON (AP) — Everybody seems to be having fun when the kids in a new public service announcement are just playing football, until one boy is thrown to the ground and the background music turns ominous. Then, the coach starts handing out cigarettes. "Tackle football is like smoking," a youthful...
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FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2019, file photo, New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold (14) throws a pass during the second half of an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills, in East Rutherford, N.J. Darnold has been cleared by doctors to play this week after he missed three games while recovering from mononucleosis. The Jets announced in a Twitter post that Darnold will start Sunday at home against Dallas. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
October 08, 2019 - 1:25 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Sam Darnold's spleen is fully healthy and he'll be back under center as the struggling Jets' starting quarterback. Finally. Darnold was cleared by doctors Tuesday to play this week after he missed three games while recovering from mononucleosis. He had medical tests to determine if...
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Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes holds his leg after he was tackled by Indianapolis Colts defensive ends Kemoko Turay and Justin Houston during the second half of an NFL football game in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Reed Hoffmann)
October 08, 2019 - 2:56 am
Caught up in the spell of Patrick Mahomes' wizardry , the always enthusiastic Sunday Night Football Crew ended up witnessing an old-fashioned whooping by the Colts instead of more magic by the league's reigning MVP. Before the biggest stunner in a slate of games that included one Gruden brother...
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Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph (2) is helped from the field after he was injured in the second half of an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
October 06, 2019 - 9:20 pm
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph left the game against Baltimore after suffering a concussion following a hit to the chin by Ravens safety Earl Thomas in the third quarter on Sunday. Trailing 17-13 and facing third-and-11 at the Pittsburgh 12 midway through the third quarter, Rudolph...
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October 06, 2019 - 4:39 pm
PIRAEUS, Greece (AP) — Former Cleveland Cavaliers coach David Blatt has left his post as coach of Greek club Olympiakos two months after announcing he had been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. In a statement on the club website, Blatt said that "after a long and respectful discussion between the...
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In a photo provided by Benoit Photo, Omaha Beach and jockey Mike Smith, right, overpower Shancelot, left, and jockey Emisael Jaramillo, to win the Grade I, $300,000 Santa Anita Sprint Championship horse race Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019, at Santa Anita in Arcadia, Calif. (Benoit Photo via AP)
October 05, 2019 - 9:49 pm
ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Richard Mandella experienced the highest high and lowest low at Santa Anita on Saturday, with Omaha Beach successfully winning his comeback after a six-month layoff while another of the trainer's horses died of a suspected heart attack. Former Kentucky Derby favorite Omaha...
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