Athlete health

FILE - This is a 1959 file photo showing Baltimore Orioles minor league pitcher Steve Dalkowski posed in Miami, Fla. Dalkowski, a hard-throwing, wild left-hander who inspired the creation of the character Nuke LaLoosh in the movie "Bull Durham" but never pitched in a big league game, died April 19, 2020, at the Hospital of Central Connecticut in New Britain. He was 80. His sister, Patricia Cain, said Friday, April 24, 2020, he had several pre-existing conditions that were complicated when he became infected with the novel coronavirus. (AP Photo/File)
April 24, 2020 - 5:34 pm
Steve Dalkowski, a hard-throwing, wild left-hander whose minor league career inspired the creation of Nuke LaLoosh in the movie “Bull Durham," has died. He was 80. He died Sunday at the Hospital of Central Connecticut in New Britain. His sister, Patricia Cain, said Friday he had several pre-...
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In this still image from video provided by the NFL, Tua Tagovailoa shows off the lining of his jacket during the NFL football draft Thursday, April 23, 2020, in Alabaster, Ala. (NFL via AP)
April 24, 2020 - 12:28 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Tua Tagovailoa has been dogged for months by uncertainty, upheaval and close calls, from a career-threatening injury to an encounter with a tornado. Now he knows where he'll play next. He still doesn't know when. The Miami Dolphins are willing to wait — perhaps even until 2021. They...
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In this still image from video provided by the NFL, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks from his home in Bronxville, N.Y., during the NFL football draft Thursday, April 23, 2020. (NFL via AP)
April 23, 2020 - 11:24 pm
The Latest on the first round of the NFL draft. ___ Twenty-five spots after Georgia left tackle Andrew Thomas went to the Giants, Tennessee grabbed the Bulldogs right tackle, Isaiah Wilson, as the first round neared its conclusion. A former wrestler, he’s a bit raw in pass protection, but excels in...
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Chuck Christian, of Randolph, Mass., the first former Michigan football player to publicly say that a team doctor abused him, stands for a photograph, Wednesday, April 22, 2020, near his home, in Randolph, Mass. Christian, a 60-year-old artist, said during a videoconferencing interview Wednesday, April 22, that the late Dr. Robert Anderson gave him unnecessary rectal exams before he played for the Wolverines during 1977-80 seasons. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
April 22, 2020 - 1:59 pm
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The first former University of Michigan football player to publicly say that a team doctor abused him believes he would have sought medical help sooner for what has become late-stage cancer if he hadn't been victimized in college. Chuck Christian, a 60-year-old artist in...
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Milagros Espinola plays with her dog named Chocolate in an empty soccer field in Asuncion, Paraguay, Friday, April 17, 2020. The government has extended a quarantine amid the new coronavirus pandemic until April 28. (AP Photo/Jorge Saenz)
April 20, 2020 - 8:10 am
Socially isolated, cut off from their teammates. Worried about when they will play again. Concerned about their finances and the future of their sport. The global union for soccer players has found its members are struggling with increased levels of anxiety and depression during the coronavirus...
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FILE - In this April 2, 2020, file photo, a pedestrian wears a hat and a face mask on Sunset Blvd., in the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles. With no games being played, recent sports headlines have centered around hopes and dreams — namely, the uncharted path leagues and teams must navigate to return to competition in the wake of the pandemic. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)
April 19, 2020 - 12:50 pm
With no games being played, recent sports headlines have centered around hopes and dreams — namely, the uncharted path leagues and teams must navigate to return to competition in the wake of the pandemic. Virtually all leagues talk publicly about their desire to return before summer. But behind...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 28, 2008 file photo, Karren Brady, managing director of Birmingham City Football Club gives a speech at The Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham, England. West Ham chief executive Karren Brady believes the timescale for a Premier League return is no clearer than when the coronavirus lockdown started. The EPL stated after talks with the clubs on Friday April 17, 2020, that its objective remains to complete the season. But Brady feels questions need to be answered over player training, the presence of police at matches, virus testing and medical protocols (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)
April 18, 2020 - 11:58 am
LONDON (AP) — At least 300 people will be required in Premier League stadiums even if games are played without fans when the coronavirus-halted season can resume, according to a West Ham executive. The 20 EPL clubs held a conference call on Friday when the league said they agreed the objective...
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North Carolina guard Cole Anthony (2) walks off of the court following North Carolina's 81-53 loss to Syracuse in an NCAA college basketball game at the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament in Greensboro, N.C., Wednesday, March 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Ben McKeown)
April 17, 2020 - 1:10 pm
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina freshman point guard Cole Anthony is entering the NBA draft. Anthony announced his decision Friday. He had been considered a likely one-and-done player and a high first-round draft prospect before his arrival in Chapel Hill, though he had said last month he...
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FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2015, file photo, Denver Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller celebrates a sack against the San Diego Chargers during the second half in an NFL football game in San Diego. Miller was selected to the 2010s NFL All-Decade Team announced Monday, April 6, 2020, by the NFL and the Pro Football Hall of Fame. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, FIle)
April 17, 2020 - 1:20 am
AURORA, Colo. (AP) — Von Miller has the coronavirus and the NFL star wanted to come forward with his diagnosis to show people how serious the disease is. “I’m going to do whatever I have to do to get thru this!” Miller wrote in an Instagram post Thursday night. “Take this seriously. It’s definitely...
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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 16, 2020 - 6:09 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Current Philadelphia Eagles offensive lineman Andre Dillard is helping the athletes at his alma mater. Dillard helped cover the costs of care packages that were sent to every athlete at Washington State. The...
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