Sports medicine

FILE - In this Oct. 23, 2019, file photo, the Miami Heat and the Memphis Grizzlies practice before an NBA basketball game in Miami, Fla. If so inclined, NBA teams like Miami, Orlando and Utah could all be back in the gym for voluntary workouts in small groups starting Friday when the league ban on such things expires. None of them will be reopening that day. There's a clear desire for basketball to resume but, perhaps mindful of how rushing back too quickly hurt other leagues around the world, the NBA seems to be taking very cautious baby steps back to the court. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)
May 07, 2020 - 2:14 am
Dr. Priya Sampathkumar gets asked by her two teen-aged sons every day when they can expect to see NBA games again. She’s among the doctors desperately trying to answer that question — and the NBA is now trying to help. Sampathkumar is on the staff at the Mayo Clinic, which is starting to get...
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FILE - In this Feb. 18, 2020, file photo, Kansas City Chiefs' Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, center, receives the National Assembly of Quebec Medal of Honour from Speaker Francois Paradis, right, while Quebec Premier Francois Legault, left, looks on at the legislature in Quebec City, Quebec. Duvernay-Tardif has gone from the offensive line to the front line, using the medical degree he completed during offseasons with the Super Bowl champion Chiefs to help patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Jacques Boissinot/The Canadian Press via AP)
May 01, 2020 - 9:40 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Laurent Duvernay-Tardif has gone from the offensive line to the front line, using the medical degree he completed during offseasons with the Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs to help patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. Still dressed in his lab coat while taking a...
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FILE - In this March 26, 2020, file photo, Jason Hackedorn looks into Progressive Field, home of the Cleveland Indians baseball team, in Cleveland. With the distinct possibility of pro sports resuming in empty venues, a recent poll suggests a majority of U.S. fans wouldn't feel safe attending games anyway without a coronavirus vaccine.(AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)
May 01, 2020 - 5:35 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ An emergency room nurse who played golf after Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer reopened courses made a hole-in-one. “I don’t know if I deserved to get this because of what I do. It’s mostly pure luck, but it was...
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FILE - In this Oct. 12, 2019, file photo, Rutgers running back Isaih Pacheco, left, is tackled by Indiana linebacker Thomas Allen, right, during the first half of an NCAA college football game, in Bloomington, Ind. Allen had season-ending surgery on his left shoulder in November, and his dedication and focus during rehabilitation led him to recently declare himself 85 to 90 percent healthy. His recovery plan changed dramatically when the coronavirus pandemic led to the suspension of athletic activities. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)
April 21, 2020 - 2:20 am
Under normal circumstances, you would almost have to force Indiana linebacker Thomas Allen out of his school’s athletic facilities. Allen had season-ending surgery on his left shoulder in November, and his dedicated rehabilitation led him to recently declare himself 85% to 90% healthy even though...
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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 March 17, 2012, file photo, Florida Gulf Coast guard Kelsey Jacobson answers a question during a news conference before basketball practice in Tallahassee, Fla. Kelsey Diemer, formerly Jacobson, feels the same energy as a doctor that she did a few years ago when she was among the best 3-point shooters in college basketball. Her current opponent: The coronavirus. (AP Photo/Steve Cannon, File)
April 16, 2020 - 3:09 pm
Kelsey Diemer feels the same energy as a doctor that she did a few years ago when she was among the best 3-point shooters in college basketball. Only this is no game. Her current opponent: The coronavirus. And while there’s no parallel between a pandemic and a sporting event, Diemer sees value to...
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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 - This undated file photo provided by the Bentley Historical Library at the University of Michigan shows Dr. Robert E. Anderson. The University of Michigan said Tuesday, April 7, 2020, it is sending a letter to thousands of former student-athletes, asking them to speak with investigators from a law firm it hired to lead a probe into Anderson, a deceased doctor accused of molesting people going back decades. Many men say they were molested by Anderson while seeking treatment for various injuries. Anderson, who died in 2008, worked at the university for decades until his retirement in 2003. (Robert Kalmbach/Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan via AP)
April 07, 2020 - 1:12 pm
CANTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — The University of Michigan is sending a letter to thousands of former student-athletes, asking them to speak with investigators from a law firm it hired to lead a probe into a deceased doctor accused of molesting people going back decades. The Ann Arbor school said...
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Philadelphia Phillies' Bryce Harper rounds first base after his two-run home run during the first inning of a spring training baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Wednesday, March 4, 2020, in Clearwater, Fla. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
April 03, 2020 - 9:44 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: The NCAA says hearings and oral arguments in infractions cases have been suspended through May 31 amid the coronavirus pandemic. The NCAA announced the move in a statement on its website Friday. It applies to cases...
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