Athlete health

FILE - In this Oct. 27, 2019, file photo, Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton stands on the sidelines during the second half of an NFL football game against the against the San Francisco 49ers in Santa Clara, Calif Jameis Winston, Jadeveon Clowney and Newtown didn't have to wait long at all to find homes in the NFL when they came out of college. The three former No. 1 overall draft picks are finding things moving much more slowly as they search for new homes or contracts this offseason. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
March 24, 2020 - 2:36 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Cam Newton era is over in Carolina, as the Panthers released the 31-year-old quarterback after nine seasons. The move became a mere formality after the Panthers made it clear last week they were moving on from Newton by giving him permission to seek a trade and then...
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A group of students from Uruguay pose for a souvenir picture on the Olympic Rings set outside the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo, Saturday, March 21, 2020. The Olympic flame from Greece arrived in Japan Friday, even as the opening of the the Tokyo Games in four months is in doubt with more voices suggesting the games should to be postponed or canceled because of the worldwide virus pandemic. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
March 22, 2020 - 5:18 pm
The Latest on the effect of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Leaders at the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee said the update provided by the IOC about the Tokyo Olympics signaled an important step but athletes are still beset with questions about whether the games will...
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Exeter Cathedral stands deserted apart from a lone seagull, in Exeter, southwest England, Saturday March 21, 2020 a day after the British government ordered the closure of all bars, restaurants, movie theaters and other places where people congregate in an attempt to halt the spread of the coronavirus. For some people the COVID-19 coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, but for others it causes severe illness. (AP Photo/Derl McCrudden)
March 21, 2020 - 9:15 pm
The death toll from the global coronavirus pandemic has surpassed 13,000 people worldwide and sickened more than 292,000. Traditional tourist magnets like London are eerily quiet. Presidential nominating contests in the U.S. are being pushed back, and a $1 trillion-plus U.S. economic rescue package...
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FILE - In this Jan. 11, 2020, file photo, Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs (14) catches a touchdown pass in front of San Francisco 49ers cornerback Ahkello Witherspoon (23) during the first half of an NFL divisional playoff football game in Santa Clara, Calif. A person with direct knowledge of the move confirms to The Associated Press that the Buffalo Bills have acquired Diggs in a trade with Vikings. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
March 20, 2020 - 10:17 pm
The Latest on NFL free agency. The NFL's spending in free agency continues Friday: ___ 10:20 p.m. The Carolina Panthers have signed free agent wide receiver Pharoh Cooper to a one-year contract and safety Juston Burris to a two-year deal. Cooper was an All-Pro returner for the Los Angeles Rams in...
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A worker on duty at a road construction site walks past a banner promoting the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Friday, March 20, 2020. The Olympic flame from Greece arrived in Japan even as the opening of the the Tokyo Games in four months is in doubt with more voices suggesting the games should to be postponed or canceled because of the worldwide virus pandemic. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
March 20, 2020 - 8:07 pm
DENVER (AP) — The head of USA Swimming urged the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee to push for a 12-month postponement of the Tokyo Games, signaling the first fissure between powerful American factions attempting to maneuver the U.S. team through the coronavirus crisis. CEO Tim Hinchey sent a...
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A general view of Wembley Stadium in London, Tuesday, March 17, 2020. UEFA has formally proposed postponing the 2020 European Championship for one year because of the coronavirus outbreak. The Norwegian soccer association says the new tournament dates will be June 11 to July 11. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
March 20, 2020 - 6:10 pm
The Latest on the effect of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: The Seattle Seahawks and CenturyLink Field have committed more than $700,000 to pay part-time employees affected by canceled events at the stadium. The Seahawks, Vulcan, Inc. and the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation...
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A visitor looks down an empty hallway at The Fashion Mall at Keystone, Wednesday, March 18, 2020, in Indianapolis. Simon Property Group, the largest owner of shopping malls in the nation, is closing all of its malls and retail properties because of the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
March 19, 2020 - 9:25 pm
The Latest on the effect of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ South Korea’s women’s professional basketball league says it has canceled the rest of its 2019-20 season because of concerns about the coronavirus outbreak. It’s become the first professional sports league to close...
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Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale throws during spring training baseball camp Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, in Sarasota, Fla. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
March 19, 2020 - 5:14 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Boston Red Sox ace Chris Sale will have Tommy John surgery on his left elbow, an operation that would keep him out the entire 2020 baseball season if and when it resumes after the coronavirus pandemic. The team made the announcement on Thursday, two weeks after saying that the left-...
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March 19, 2020 - 5:01 pm
The Latest on NFL free agency. The NFL's spending in free agency continues Thursday. All times EDT: ___ 5:50 p.m. The Green Bay Packers have canceled their annual tailgate tour as they attempt to fight the spread of the coronavirus. Packers officials said they made the decision based on the safety...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019 file photo, Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley II carries against the San Francisco 49ers during the first half of an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif. The Los Angeles Rams have released running back Todd Gurley, their superstar running back with a massive contract and a troubling injury history. The Rams made the move Thursday, March 19, 2020 several minutes before roughly $10 million in the three-time Pro Bowl selection's contract became fully guaranteed. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)
March 19, 2020 - 3:19 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams have released Todd Gurley, their superstar running back with a massive contract and a troubling injury history. The Rams made the move Thursday, several minutes before roughly $10 million in the three-time Pro Bowl selection's contract became fully guaranteed...
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