Sports medicine

FILE- In this file photo taken on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018, Russia's Margarita Vasilyeva competes in the women's 10 km pursuit competition at the Biathlon World Cup event in Pokljuka, Slovenia. Russia previously used hacked data to vilify Western athletes as cheats for bending the rules to take banned substances but the country is now warming to a controversial part of the anti-doping system. More Russians are applying for Therapeutic Use Exemptions despite President Vladimir Putin saying in 2017 that the West was using them to game the system. Vasilyeva told state TV last month that despite having asthma, she refused to get permission to use an inhaler. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic, File)
April 12, 2019 - 4:07 am
MOSCOW (AP) — After years of using hacked data to vilify Western athletes as cheats who bend the rules to take banned substances, Russia is warming to a controversial part of the anti-doping system. Russian President Vladimir Putin said in 2017 that the country's rivals were using Therapeutic Use...
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This image provided by The New England Journal of Medicine in April 2019 shows an illustration based on brain scans from former NFL players. As a group, they were found to have higher levels of an abnormal protein than a comparison group of healthy men, indicated by red patches. The protein is a hallmark of a degenerative brain disease that's been linked to repeated head blows. (The New England Journal of Medicine via AP)
April 10, 2019 - 7:06 pm
Researchers may be closing in on a way to check athletes while they're alive for signs of a degenerative brain disease that's been linked to frequent head blows. Experimental scans found higher levels of an abnormal protein tied to the disease in a study of former National Football League players...
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Minnesota Timberwolves' Dario Saric fights for possession of the ball against Toronto Raptors' Danny Green in the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday April 9, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)
April 09, 2019 - 11:23 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Toronto Raptors are healthy, confident and ready for the playoffs. Now, all that's left is to find out their opponent. Kawhi Leonard scored 20 points and the Raptors closed their regular season with a 120-100 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday night. "I think...
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FILE - In this Aug. 21, 2018, file photo, Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez throws out Tampa Bay Rays' Kevin Kiermaier at first on a slowly rolling ground ball during the fifth inning of a baseball game in St. Petersburg, Fla. Perez will undergo Tommy John surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right elbow, keeping the six-time All-Star off the field for the entire 2019 season. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)
March 05, 2019 - 9:32 pm
SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez will undergo Tommy John surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right elbow, keeping the six-time All-Star off the field for the entire 2019 season. The decision was made after Perez received a second opinion Tuesday from Dr. Neal...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, July 10, 2018 file photo, Kansas City Royals' Salvador Perez bats against the Minnesota Twins in the first inning of a baseball game in Minneapolis. Kansas City Royals All-Star catcher Salvador Perez damaged the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow, raising the possibility the 2015 World Series MVP may need Tommy John surgery and miss the season. Perez was hurt during a workout on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)
March 01, 2019 - 5:05 pm
SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Kansas City Royals All-Star catcher Salvador Perez damaged the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow, raising the possibility the 2015 World Series MVP may need Tommy John surgery and miss the season. Perez was hurt during a workout Wednesday, and the team said a MRI...
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Toronto Raptors head coach Nick Nurse reacts to a call during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the New York Knicks, Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
February 12, 2019 - 3:02 pm
Toronto Raptors coach Nick Nurse says a handful of deals at the trade deadline could tip the NBA's balance of power to the already-tough Eastern Conference. Toronto added Marc Gasol to counter moves sending Nikola Mirotic to Milwaukee and Tobias Harris to Philadelphia. But because of the schedule,...
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FILE - This is an April 25, 2018, file photo, showing NCAA headquarters in Indianapolis. The NCAA is facing more than 300 lawsuits from former college football players who claim their concussions were mistreated, leading to medical issues spanning from headaches to depression and in some cases early onset Parkinson’s and Alzheimer's disease. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)
February 07, 2019 - 2:20 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The NCAA is facing more than 300 lawsuits from former college football players who claim their concussions were mistreated, leading to medical problems spanning from headaches to depression and, in some cases, early onset Parkinson's or Alzheimer's disease. The first wave of...
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FILE - In this July 25, 1997, file photo, Germany's Michael Schumacher, left, of the Ferrari team, shares a joke with Benetton chief Flavio Briatore, right, at the start of the first free practice session for the upcoming German Formula 1 Grand Prix in Hockenheim. Against the backdrop of celebrations marking Michael Schumacher’s 50th birthday Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019, the medical condition of Formula One's most successful driver remains just as fiercely guarded by his close family. (AP Photo/Thomas Kienzle, File)
January 03, 2019 - 12:01 am
Against the backdrop of celebrations marking Michael Schumacher's 50th birthday on Thursday, the medical condition of Formula One's most successful driver remains just as fiercely guarded by his close family. More than five years after a near-fatal brain injury in a skiing accident, the seven-time...
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FILE -In this Jan. 24, 2018, file photo, victims react and hug Assistant Attorney General Angela Povilaitis after Larry Nassar was sentenced by Judge Rosemarie Aquilina to 40 to 175 years in prison during a sentencing hearing in Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
December 31, 2018 - 3:17 pm
One by one they came forward, more than 150 in all. Fearful yet defiant. Vulnerable but resolute, buoyed by the hope of catharsis and the promise of justice. Standing in a Michigan courtroom last January, women and girls sexually abused by Larry Nassar confronted the former Michigan State...
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Washington Wizards guard John Wall (2) goes to the basket past Detroit Pistons guard Bruce Brown during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018, in Detroit. The Pistons defeated the Wizards 106-95. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)
December 29, 2018 - 9:07 pm
Washington point guard John Wall will have season-ending surgery to address bone spurs in his left heel, the latest blow to the reeling Wizards. The Wizards announced Saturday night that the five-time All-Star will undergo the surgery in Green Bay, Wisconsin sometime in the next few days. Wall was...
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