Athlete injuries

Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt, left, and outside linebacker Whitney Mercilus, right, force Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers to fumble during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, in Carson, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
September 22, 2019 - 7:01 pm
The Latest on NFL Week 3 (all times EDT): 6:55 p.m. The Houston Texans have rallied from a 10-point halftime deficit to lead the Chargers 21-17 heading to the fourth quarter. Deshaun Watson led two scoring drives for the Texans in the third quarter, passing for 116 yards. Carlos Hyde capped the...
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Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) gets past Miami Dolphins defensive back Walt Aikens (35) and into the end zone for a touchdown in the second half of an NFL football game in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)
September 22, 2019 - 6:37 pm
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys are still on a high-scoring roll, and the Miami Dolphins now have the worst scoring differential through three games since at least 1950 despite trying a younger quarterback. It just took a half for those trends to kick in. Prescott threw...
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Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones, top, falls over Denver Broncos defensive back Kareem Jackson during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Matt Ludtke)
September 22, 2019 - 6:34 pm
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Aaron Rodgers thought his jersey never looked so clean following a game. The offensive line kept Rodgers upright, the two-time MVP threw for 235 yards and a touchdown, and Aaron Jones tied a career high by running for two scores to lead the Green Bay Packers to a 27-16...
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Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman, front right, celebrates after defeating the San Francisco Giants n a baseball game to clinch the NL East baseball title Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
September 22, 2019 - 5:16 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Braves star Freddie Freeman is remaining in Atlanta for treatment on his sore right elbow instead of joining the team for its next series at Kansas City. Freeman, a MVP candidate for the NL East champions, left Sunday's game in the eighth inning against San Francisco after a...
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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, left, celebrates his touchdown pass to Julian Edelman, right, in the first half of an NFL football game against the New York Jets, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
September 22, 2019 - 4:34 pm
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Tom Brady threw a pair of touchdown passes and the Patriots didn't allow a defensive touchdown for the third straight week as New England dominated in a 30-14 win over the New York Jets on Sunday. Sony Michel and Rex Burkhead each added a rushing touchdown for the Patriots...
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Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh talks with wide receiver Donovan Peoples-Jones during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Wisconsin Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019, in Madison, Wis. Wisconsin won 34-14. (AP Photo/Andy Manis)
September 22, 2019 - 2:54 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Just a few weeks ago, the possibilities seemed endless for Michigan. The Wolverines came into their fifth season under Jim Harbaugh looking like a good bet to win the Big Ten. A spot in the College Football Playoff seemed like a real possibility, and the program's first...
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St. Louis Cardinals left fielder Marcell Ozuna (23) leans into the ivy after catching a fly ball hit by Chicago Cubs' Kris Bryant to end the seventh inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)
September 21, 2019 - 2:36 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: TEXAS ONE-STEP The Astros can clinch a third straight AL West title with a win over the Angels or a loss by Oakland. Houston has won six straight games and is already assured a postseason spot, and it's getting shortstop Carlos Correa in the swing...
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Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) looks to hand off the ball as he is pressured by Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Calais Campbell, right, during the first half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
September 20, 2019 - 12:22 am
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Minshew Mania is gaining momentum. Gardner Minshew threw two touchdown passes and should have had a third, Calais Campbell spearheaded another defensive gem and the Jacksonville Jaguars handled the Tennessee Titans 20-7 in sloppy conditions Thursday night. Jacksonville (1-...
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Payers spray New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone as they celebrate after defeating the Los Angeles Angels and clinching the AL East baseball title Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
September 19, 2019 - 10:34 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Aroldis Chapman got Albert Pujols to swing over a slider in the dirt, and the New York Yankees jogged to the infield to exchange handshakes and hugs after clinching their first AL title since 2012. No wild celebration, not this year. "We're just trying to avoid injuries," DJ...
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Atlanta Braves center fielder Ronald Acuna Jr. (13) gestures after reaching second base during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
September 19, 2019 - 10:01 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Ronald Acuña Jr. was pumped to join a very exclusive club. He's even more thrilled about the chance to properly celebrate a division title. Acuña became the second-youngest player in baseball history to hit 40 homers in a season, Freddie Freeman also drove in two runs and the Atlanta...
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