Athlete health

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 - 3:02 pm
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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FILE - In this Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019 file photo Leipzig's Tyler Adams controls the ball during the German Bundesliga soccer match between RB Leipzig and FC Augsburg in Leipzig, Germany. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer, file)
April 17, 2020 - 3:16 pm
BERLIN (AP) — United States midfielder Tyler Adams picked the wrong time to be the fittest he’s been all season. With the Bundesliga suspended indefinitely due to the coronavirus outbreak, Adams is unsure when he will be able to play a competitive game for Leipzig again, or even if the season can...
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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 - 2:10 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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FLE - In this April 17, 2018, file photo, Winnipeg Jets' Dustin Byfuglien warms up before Game 4 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series against the Minnesota Wild in St. Paul, Minn. The Winnipeg Jets and Dustin Byfuglien have agreed to mutually terminate his contract after a lengthy dispute. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)
April 17, 2020 - 1:15 pm
The Winnipeg Jets and Dustin Byfuglien on Friday agreed to mutually terminate the veteran defenseman's contract after a lengthy dispute, potentially marking the end of his hockey-playing career. No financial settlement was part of the agreement, meaning Byfuglien walked away from the $14 million...
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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 - 2:20 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 - 7:09 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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In this Sept. 22, 2019, photo, Los Angeles Rams center Brian Allen blocks during the second half of an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns in Cleveland. Allen said Wednesday, April 15, 2020, that he tested positive for COVID-19 three weeks ago. Allen is the first active NFL player to acknowledge testing positive during the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/David Dermer)
April 16, 2020 - 6:10 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams shut down their training complex for roughly two weeks and several people went into quarantine after center Brian Allen tested positive for COVID-19 last month. Reggie Scott, the Rams' senior director of sports medicine and performance, said Thursday that...
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FILE - In this Dec. 4, 2019, file photo, Rutgers NCAA college football head coach Greg Schiano speaks at a news conference in Piscataway, N.J. Speaking to the media for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic shut down the Big Ten Conference university and its athletic programs last month, Schiano said Thursday, April 16, 2020, his biggest concern is the health of his players and their families. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, Fle)
April 16, 2020 - 5:10 pm
Rutgers football players have had family members get sick with the coronavirus and some have dealt with a death, coach Greg Schiano says. Speaking to the media for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic shut down the Big Ten Conference university and its athletic programs last month, Schiano...
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FILE - In this Dec. 22, 2019, file photo, Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. is shown before an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens, in Cleveland. Browns chief strategy officer Paul DePodesta dismissed a report the team is trying to trade star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., whose future _ whether in New York or Cleveland or anywhere _ always seems in question. DePodesta said on a conference call Thursday, April 16, 2020, from his home in California that the team is not working on a deal involving Beckham, who was injured during his first season with the Browns after arriving in a blockbuster trade last March. On Wednesday, a report said the Browns were in talks with the Minnesota Vikings about the 27-year-old Beckham. (AP Photo/David Richard, File)
April 16, 2020 - 4:22 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Browns chief strategy officer Paul DePodesta dismissed a report the team is trying to trade star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., whose future — whether in New York or Cleveland or anywhere — always seems in question. DePodesta said Thursday on a conference call from his home in...
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FILE - In this March 17, 2012, file photo, Florida Gulf Coast guard Kelsey Jacobson answers a question during a news conference before basketball practice in Tallahassee, Fla. Kelsey Diemer, formerly Jacobson, feels the same energy as a doctor that she did a few years ago when she was among the best 3-point shooters in college basketball. Her current opponent: The coronavirus. (AP Photo/Steve Cannon, File)
April 16, 2020 - 3:09 pm
Kelsey Diemer feels the same energy as a doctor that she did a few years ago when she was among the best 3-point shooters in college basketball. Only this is no game. Her current opponent: The coronavirus. And while there’s no parallel between a pandemic and a sporting event, Diemer sees value to...
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