Athlete injuries

FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2020, file photo, John Isner of the U.S., front, returns a ball in his semifinal match against Taylor Fritz of the U.S. at the Mexican Tennis Open in Acapulco, Mexico. According to an email obtained by The Associated Press on Monday, May 4, the WTA and ATP professional tours, the groups that run the four Grand Slam tournaments and the International Tennis Federation are expected to establish eligibility rules that will factor in the players’ rankings and past prize money earnings. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, File)
May 04, 2020 - 6:27 pm
The governing bodies of tennis plan to announce as soon as this week they are launching a fund of more than $6 million aimed at lessening the financial effects of the coronavirus pandemic for about 800 singles and doubles players. According to an email obtained by The Associated Press on Monday,...
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April 30, 2020 - 12:40 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A woman who was struck in the face by a foul ball during a Chicago Cubs game at Wrigley Field two years ago has filed a lawsuit against the team and Major League Baseball. In her lawsuit filed this week, Laiah Zuniga, 28, says the ball knocked her unconscious, caused fractures under...
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FILE - This is a 2020 file photo showing Trey Mancini of the Baltimore Orioles baseball team. Orioles outfielder Trey Mancini is undergoing chemotherapy for Stage III colon cancer and expects to miss the 2020 season if major leaguers return this summer. Mancini had the malignant tumor removed shortly before turning 28 on March 18. He has been undergoing chemotherapy since April 13. Writing in the first person for The Players Tribune, Mancini saïd, “My treatment will take six months — every two weeks for six months. If baseball returns in 2020, it will probably be without me." (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
April 29, 2020 - 1:42 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — Orioles outfielder Trey Mancini feels fortunate to have undergone colon cancer surgery before doctors became absorbed in treating COVID-19, and now he’s diligently and carefully working to avoid the virus while receiving chemotherapy. Mancini was diagnosed with colon cancer on...
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A screen grab taken on Monday April 27, 2020 showing Spain's Rafael Nadal, bottom left, playing against Canada's Denis Shapovalov, bottom right, in a "virtual" tennis match at a tournament hosted by the Madrid Open. Tennis has joined the video game craze taking over the sports world during the coronavirus pandemic, with Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray and 30 other pros trading in their rackets for controllers this week to participate in a "virtual" tournament hosted by the Madrid Open. (Mutua Madrid Open via AP)
April 27, 2020 - 1:19 pm
So here’s a dose of realism — or surrealism — for the first video game tournament of the coronavirus pandemic involving professional tennis players: Thanks to Rafael Nadal’s balky back, a match got postponed Monday. That bit of news from Day 1 at the controller-instead-of-racket Madrid Open came 24...
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FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2020, file photo, Spain's Rafael Nadal makes a backhand return to Austria's Dominic Thiem during their quarterfinal match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia. Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray are among 12 players confirmed to play in the virtual Madrid Open tennis tournament this month. There will be 150,000 euros ($164,000) distributed in prize money for each of the men’s and women’s events. The winners then decide how much they want to donate to tennis players who are having a hard time financially without any tournaments to play. Another 50,000 euros ($55,000) will be donated to reduce the social impact of the pandemic. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill, File)
April 27, 2020 - 8:45 am
MADRID (AP) — Rafael Nadal says it will be “very difficult” for tennis to return to action any time soon and is concerned about the risk of injuries when the sport resumes. Nadal spoke in a joint interview with NBA player Pau Gasol that was published by Spanish newspapers on Monday. “I don’t think...
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Liverpool's manager Jurgen Klopp, center, shouts out from the touchline as Liverpool's Adam Lallana, left, is substituted by Liverpool's Mohamed Salah during the English FA Cup fifth round soccer match between Chelsea and Liverpool at Stamford Bridge stadium in London Tuesday, March 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Ian Walton)
April 27, 2020 - 8:31 am
GENEVA (AP) — With soccer facing a congested program of games caused by the coronavirus pandemic, FIFA wants to let teams use five substitutes. FIFA detailed a temporary plan Monday to help prevent more injuries due to “potential player overload” as soccer competitions catch up with a backlog. The...
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FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2020, file photo, Alex Bowman waves to fans during driver introductions before the first of two Daytona 500 qualifying auto races at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. Bowman scored his first iRacing victory of NASCAR's invitational series by holding off Corey LaJoie and Ryan Preece in a two-lap overtime sprint to the finish at virtual Talladega Superspeedway. (AP Photo/Terry Renna, File)
April 26, 2020 - 3:21 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Talladega Superspeedway wasn't immune from “The Big One” or a typical overtime finish, even in virtual racing. Alex Bowman scored his first iRacing victory of NASCAR's invitational series by holding off Corey LaJoie and Ryan Preece in a two-lap overtime sprint to the finish...
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FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2020, file photo, Ryan Newman waves before the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. Newman says he will be ready to race when NASCAR resumes competition. He suffered a heady injury in the season-opening race at Daytona International Speedway. NASCAR says he still must be medically cleared. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)
April 26, 2020 - 1:42 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Ryan Newman said he will be ready to race when NASCAR resumes competition, which could be as early as May 17. Newman suffered a head injury in the season-opening race at Daytona International Speedway. The Indiana native spent less than 48 hours in the hospital before walking...
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FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2016 file photo, Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully answers questions during a news conference at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. Scully took a fall in his home Tuesday, April 21, 2020, and was taken to the hospital, where he was "resting comfortably," the Dodgers announced Thursday, April 23. "I won't be doing anymore headfirst sliding, I never liked it," the Hall of Fame broadcaster said in the team's statement posted on Twitter. Scully, 92, called Dodgers games for 67 seasons, spanning 13 National League pennants, six World Series championships, and a move across the country. He began in 1950 when the team was in Brooklyn. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
April 25, 2020 - 9:22 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Retired Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully is back home after falling and being hospitalized. The team quoted Scully on Twitter Saturday saying, “I'm home and resting comfortably with my wife and we are both eagerly awaiting the Time for Dodger Baseball!" That's a phrase...
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FILE - In this Oct. 21, 2018, file photo, Washington Redskins offensive tackle Trent Williams (71) takes the field for warms up before an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys in Landover, Md. The San Francisco 49ers have acquired the seven-time Pro Bowl left tackle from the Redskins. Two people familiar with the deal said Saturday, April 25, 2020, the Niners will send a fifth-round pick in this year’s draft and a 2021 third-rounder to acquire Williams. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
April 25, 2020 - 9:08 pm
The San Francisco 49ers acquired one Pro Bowl left tackle and said goodbye to another. The defending NFC champion 49ers acquired seven-time Pro Bowl left tackle Trent Williams from the Washington Redskins on Saturday for a pair of draft picks and later announced that six-time Pro Bowler Joe Staley...
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