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FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2012, file photo, former NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue arrives at an attorney's office in Washington. Former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue has made the Pro Football Hall of Fame in his fifth attempt. Tagliabue and former New York Giants general manager George Young made it as contributors. Ex-Dallas Cowboys safety Cliff Harris and former Cleveland receiver Mac Speedie completed the centennial class announced Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. The class of 10 senior candidates, three contributors and two coaches are part of the hall's celebration of the NFL's 100th season. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)
January 15, 2020 - 4:08 pm
The NFL of the 1990s was a different animal than it is today, which explains at least somewhat the creation under Paul Tagliabue’s watch of something laughably called the Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Committee. What is harder to explain is why Tagliabue put a rheumatologist with no expertise in head...
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Toronto Raptors coach Nick Nurse directs his team against the Charlotte Hornets during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020. Toronto won 112-110 in overtime. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)
January 10, 2020 - 4:25 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Raptors swingman Norm Powell was cleared to play Sunday against San Antonio while star forward Pascal Siakam and center Marc Gasol are close to returning. Coach Nick Nurse said the three core players -- all injured during a Dec. 18 victory at Detroit -- were able to practice more...
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In this Nov. 16, 2019 photo, provided by Georgia Southern Athletics, Georgia Southern offensive lineman Drew Wilson blocks against Louisiana-Monroe during an NCAA college football game in Statesboro, Ga. Wilson, Oregon State quarterback Jake Luton and Salisbury State receiver Octavion Wilson are college football’s Comeback Players of the Year(Georgia Southern Athletics via AP)
December 19, 2019 - 5:46 pm
Georgia Southern offensive lineman Drew Wilson, Oregon State quarterback Jake Luton and Salisbury State receiver Octavion Wilson have been selected the Mayo Clinic Comeback Players of the Year. The winners were announced Thursday and they will be honored at the College Football Playoff semifinal at...
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December 09, 2019 - 2:41 pm
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Western Kentucky center Charles Bassey will miss the remainder of this season after fracturing his left knee against Arkansas. The 6-foot-11, 230-pound sophomore sustained the injury late in the second half of the Hilltoppers' 86-79 overtime victory Saturday against the...
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December 03, 2019 - 6:23 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Five-time All-Star Kyle Lowry is back in the starting lineup for the Toronto Raptors for Tuesday’s game against Miami after missing the past 11 games because of a fractured left thumb. Lowry, who is averaging 21.8 points and 6.5 assists, was injured in the first quarter of a win Nov...
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November 12, 2019 - 5:11 pm
In a story Nov. 11, The Associated Press reported that new guidance from an expert panel's consensus statement on concussions shows there isn't enough solid evidence to answer some of parents' most burning questions about contact sports, including what age is safest to start playing them. The story...
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FILE - In this June 1, 2013, file photo, Mary Cain, 17, right, reacts as coach Alberto Salazar tells her she has just broken the American high school 800-meter record during the Prefontaine Classic track and field meet in Eugene, Ore. Nike will investigate allegations of abuse by runner Mary Cain while she was a member of Alberto Salazar's training group. Cain joined the disbanded Nike Oregon Project run by Salazar in 2013, soon after competing in the 1,500-meter final at track and field's world championships when she was 17. (AP Photo/Don Ryan, File)
November 09, 2019 - 8:38 pm
Track and field is facing a painful and public reckoning with the treatment of some female athletes. Former teen running star Mary Cain's account this week of alleged physical and emotional abuse at the recently disbanded Nike Oregon Project is prompting more top athletes to come forward. Amy Yoder...
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November 07, 2019 - 4:43 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Blake Griffin has been cleared by the Detroit Pistons' medical staff for basketball-related activities, and the team says his progress will be monitored daily. Griffin hasn't played at all this season because of hamstring and knee issues. The Pistons are 4-5 without him. Detroit also...
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FILE - This is a 2019, file photo, shows Kelechi Osemele of the New York Jets NFL football team. Osemele is having surgery on his ailing right shoulder despite the team not approving the procedure. The operation to repair a torn labrum was performed Friday, Oct. 25, 2019, by Dr. Glen Ross in Boston, according to Osemele's agent Andrew Kessler. (AP Photo/File)
October 26, 2019 - 5:25 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Kelechi Osemele is no longer a member of the New York Jets. The veteran guard's contentious standoff with the team, however, is far from over. The Jets announced Saturday they released Osemele a day after he had surgery on his right shoulder in Boston to repair a torn labrum without...
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A championship tab is sewn to the back of the jersey of Toronto Raptors guard Cameron Payne during the second half of a preseason NBA basketball game against the Chicago Bulls in Toronto, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019. (Cole Burston/The Canadian Press via AP)
October 15, 2019 - 4:36 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Toronto Raptors head coach Nick Nurse expects he'll be experimenting with lineups a lot in the early part of the season. That's the challenge when you lose two starters from any team, let alone an NBA champion. Nurse's tinkering became a necessity after free agent forward Kawhi...
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