Latest Athlete health News

Kurt Busch hopeful he can return from concussion this year

Sep. 27, 2022 12:55 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Kurt Busch said Tuesday he remains “hopeful” he will recover from a concussion in time to race again before the end of the NASCAR season. The 2004 Cup champion has been sidelined since he crashed July 23 during qualifying at Pocono Raceway. He's so far...

Aging Capitals think they can go on another long playoff run

Sep. 27, 2022 12:51 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Look no further than the extra gray hair on Alex Ovechkin's head for evidence he and the Washington Capitals are getting older. The stress of the past few years has not helped. Since winning the Stanley Cup in 2018, the Capitals have not won a playoff series...

Forward Johnny Gaudreau's arrival energizes Blue Jackets

Sep. 27, 2022 12:21 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets pulled off the improbable, landing the hottest free agent on the market in winger Johnny Gaudreau. The 29-year old Gaudreau had a career-high 115 points last season in his ninth year with Calgary. He was lured to Columbus with a...

No. 3 Buckeyes score early and often, bury Wisconsin 52-21

Sep. 27, 2022 11:14 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — No. 3 Ohio State is striking the right balance. C.J. Stroud threw five touchdown passes, and both top running backs had 100-yard games as the Buckeyes blew by Wisconsin early and cruised to a 52-21 win on Saturday night. “I thought the tempo...

Lamb's 1-handed TD catch gives Dallas 23-16 win over Giants

Sep. 27, 2022 02:00 AM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — CeeDee Lamb was angry with himself in the second quarter after dropping a wide-open pass and costing the Dallas Cowboys a possible touchdown. It was just embarrassing. The star receiver more than made up for it with the game on the line, making a...

Giants take 2 body blows from Cowboys, a loss and injury

Sep. 27, 2022 01:53 AM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants took it on the chin against the Dallas Cowboys. Dropping a hard-fought 23-16 decision to the rival Cowboys on Monday night to lose for the first time under new coach Brian Daboll hurt. What was worse came at the end of the game. ...

Judge held homerless, still at 60, Jays beat Yankees in 10th

Sep. 26, 2022 23:58 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Aaron Judge and the New York Yankees will have to wait at least one more day to achieve home run history and crack some bubbly. Judge stayed at 60 home runs, one shy of Roger Maris’ American League record, and the Yankees’ bid to clinch the AL East stalled when...

Saints racing to correct errors on offense, special teams

Sep. 26, 2022 21:17 PM EDT

First-year Saints coach Dennis Allen might have liked to keep his focus on defense, an area he built into a strength of the club as a coordinator the past six-plus seasons. But while the unit he primarily oversees continues to perform well, costly breakdowns on offense and special...

Rangers RHP Dunning has hip surgery, spring status uncertain

Sep. 26, 2022 20:44 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Texas Rangers right-handed starter Dane Dunning underwent arthroscopic hip surgery Monday and the team said his availability to pitch in spring training will be determined by the progress of his rehab. The Rangers will recall right-hander Tyson Miller from...

Injury-depleted Rams keep rolling with unlikely contributors

Sep. 26, 2022 20:15 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams almost certainly wouldn't be such consistent winners if this team hadn't stayed relatively healthy over the past half-decade. The Rams' overall health is much worse than normal this September after a spate of early season injuries, yet it...