Sports medicine

Toronto Raptors' head coach Nick Nurse directs his team during the first half of an NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball game with the Boston Celtics Monday, Sept. 7, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
September 15, 2020 - 4:22 pm
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Nick Nurse would have been in the final year of his contract next season. The Toronto Raptors weren’t about to let that happen with their coach. Nurse and the Raptors announced a multiyear extension Tuesday, without divulging the terms. In his two seasons with Toronto...
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FILE- In this Sept. 22, 2018, file photo, Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt, center, talks to players during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Florida in Knoxville, Tenn. A planned scrimmage turned into a scaled-down practice at Tennessee last weekend when the Volunteers were without about 35 players due to COVID-19. Pruitt said seven or eight players were in isolation after being infected and another 28 or so had been quarantined after it was determined through contact tracing they had been exposed to the virus. (AP Photo/Wade Payne, File)
September 11, 2020 - 5:21 am
A planned scrimmage at Tennessee last weekend turned into a scaled-down practice when the Volunteers were without about 35 players due to COVID-19. Coach Jeremy Pruitt said seven or eight players were in isolation after being infected and another 28 or so had been quarantined after it was...
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FILE - In this June 4, 2019, file photo, Minnesota Vikings chief operating officer Kevin Warren talks to reporters after being named Big Ten Conference Commissioner during a news conference in Rosemont, Ill. After the Power Five conference commissioners met Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, to discuss mounting concern about whether a college football season can be played in a pandemic, players took to social media to urge leaders to let them play.(AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)
August 28, 2020 - 7:59 pm
Big Ten coaches, athletic directors and medical personnel are working on multiple plans for staging a football season — including one that would have the league kicking off as soon as Thanksgiving weekend. The conference is in the early stages of a complicated process that also involves broadcast...
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File-Seattle Seahawks quarterback, Rick Mirer (3) is sacked for a seven-yard-loss by Kevin Henry (76) of the Pittsburgh Steelers during the second quarter of their NFL game in Seattle, Wash., Sunday, Dec. 26, 1993. Dementia tests in the NFL concussion litigation allow doctors to use different baseline standards for Black and white retired players, making it more difficult for Blacks to show injury and qualify for awards, lawyers for two ex-players argued in court filings Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020. Lawyers for ex-players Henry and Najeh Davenport said their clients were denied awards “based on a discriminatory testing regime" that weighs sociological factors including race. Both men would have qualified for awards had race not been considered, they said. (AP Photos/Gary Stewart, File)
August 25, 2020 - 8:45 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Dementia tests in the NFL concussion litigation allow doctors to use different baseline standards for Black and white retired players, making it more difficult for Blacks to show injury and qualify for awards, lawyers for two ex-players argued in court filings Tuesday. The...
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Toronto Raptors coach Nick Nurse gestures during Game 1 of the team's NBA basketball first-round playoff series against the Brooklyn Nets, Monday, Aug. 17, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kevin C. Cox/Pool Photo via AP)
August 22, 2020 - 4:34 pm
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Nick Nurse was close to quitting. He was 26 or 27 years old, coaching in Britain and wondering whether he had a future in the profession. He went to his hotel room one night and wrote down a list of four other careers he could pursue if he went back home. None looked...
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Flanked by her attorneys Mary Chartier, left, and Takura Nyamfukudza, former Michigan State gymnastics coach Kathie Klages is sentenced in Judge Joyce Draganchuk's courtroom Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, in Lansing, Mich. Klages was found guilty of two counts of lying to police related to an interview about her knowledge of Larry Nassar's abuse in 1997. Draganchuk sentenced her to 90 days in jail with credit for one day served. (Matthew Dae Smith/Lansing State Journal via AP)
August 04, 2020 - 1:45 pm
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A former Michigan State University head gymnastics coach was sentenced Tuesday to 90 days in jail for lying to police during an investigation into former Olympic and university doctor Larry Nassar. Kathie Klages, 65, was found guilty in February of a felony and a misdemeanor...
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FILE - In this July, 29, 2016, file photo, Minnesota Vikings trainer Eric Sugarman walks off the field during the first day of the NFL football team's training camp at Mankato State University in Mankato, Minn. Vikings vice president of sports medicine Sugarman has tested positive for COVID-19. Sugarman is in charge of the organization’s virus prevention plan as the infection control officer. The team announced that Sugarman and his family tested positive over the weekend. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King, File)
July 27, 2020 - 7:09 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The day before the scheduled arrival of returning players to training camps around the NFL, the Minnesota Vikings served as a sobering example of the challenge of running a football team during a global pandemic. Vice president of sports medicine Eric Sugarman, who's in charge of...
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July 15, 2020 - 9:13 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — The father of a former Arizona State University linebacker has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the university and NCAA, alleging his son’s suicide came during a mental breakdown caused by four concussions he suffered a few years earlier while playing college football. Jason...
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FILE- In a Feb. 14, 2020 file photo, former Michigan State gymnastics coach Kathie Klages testifies in Lansing, Mich., during her trial where she faced two counts of lying to police. A jury found Klages guilty of lying to police when she denied that two teen athletes told her of sexual abuse by sports doctor Larry Nassar in 1997, nearly 20 years before he was charged. Klages is due to be sentenced on Wednesday, July 15, 2020. (Matthew Dae Smith/Lansing State Journal via AP_File)
July 15, 2020 - 7:53 am
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A former Michigan State University head gymnastics coach is scheduled to be sentenced on Wednesday for lying to police during an investigation into ex-Olympic and MSU doctor Larry Nassar. Kathie Klages, 65, was found guilty by a jury in February of a felony and a misdemeanor...
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This photo provided by Oakley shows a new face shield designed by Oakley. With NFL training camps set to start at the end of the month, the league believes it is closer to one answer when it comes to player safety in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. Face shields for the players' helmets. (Oakley via AP)
July 13, 2020 - 12:21 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — With NFL training camps set to start at the end of the month, the league believes it is closer to one answer when it comes to player safety amid the coronavirus pandemic: face shields for the players' helmets. The NFL and the players' union agreed to several protocols in a 42-page...
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