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Nick Nurse returns to Iowa for celebration of his career

Jun. 30, 2019 9:32 PM EDT

JEFFERSON, Iowa (AP) — Toronto coach Nick Nurse's improbable path to the NBA title began as a guard for Carroll Kuemper High in the middle of Iowa way back in the 1980s. He returned to his home state this weekend for a celebration of a career — a weekend that included a family reunion on a farm...

Boston's Brian Johnson out; problem not tied to baseball

Jun. 29, 2019 11:39 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Boston Red Sox left-hander Brian Johnson was put on the 10-day injured list Saturday because of a medical matter not related to baseball. The team did not say what was wrong but the problem was discovered during routine testing by the medical staff. The 28-year-old left-hander is expected to...

Athletic trainers: Coaches still influence health decisions

Jun. 26, 2019 11:31 AM EDT

More than one-third of college athletic trainers say coaches influence the hiring and firing of their schools' sports-medicine staffs, a finding that counters an NCAA-recommended protocol urging medical staff to make decisions about athlete health independent of coaches and administrators. Among the 1,796...

Documents reveal new details in bitter Semenya-IAAF battle

Jun. 22, 2019 12:27 PM EDT

Caster Semenya was accused by the IAAF of intentionally running slowly at times to mask her alleged advantage from elevated natural testosterone, according to recently released court documents. Semenya angrily denied the accusation. The exchange was included in 163 pages of court records from the South African...

Tennessee OL McBride giving up football for health reasons

Jun. 12, 2019 3:57 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee freshman offensive lineman Melvin McBride is giving up football for medical reasons. Volunteers coach Jeremy Pruitt said Wednesday that a "personal medical condition" was discovered during McBride's physical after the offensive lineman arrived on campus. Pruitt didn't...

Mississippi St player at hospital after "medical event"

Jun. 9, 2019 12:59 AM EDT

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi State pitcher Jack Eagan was taken to the hospital after receiving medical attention in the dugout during the team's game against Stanford in the NCAA Tournament's super regionals. The school said Eagan, a junior who did not play in Saturday's game, suffered a...

Analysis: Raptors coach Nick Nurse making the right moves

Jun. 6, 2019 2:32 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Toronto coach Nick Nurse plays to the beats to his own drum. And that's not even one of the instruments that he's messing around with these days. Nurse's office in Toronto has a guitar stand on one side of his desk and a piano on the other. He's trying to master both; the guitar...

IAAF ordered by court to suspend Semenya testosterone rules

Jun. 3, 2019 5:13 PM EDT

Caster Semenya won an interim ruling in her battle against the IAAF when the Swiss supreme court ordered athletics' governing body to suspend its testosterone regulations on Monday, raising the prospect of her competing at the world championships without having to take hormone suppressing medication. The decision...

D-Backs' Luke Weaver out extended time with elbow injury

May. 31, 2019 8:51 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona right-hander Luke Weaver has a mild sprain of the ulnar collateral ligament in his pitching elbow along with a mild flexor pronator strain, and the Diamondbacks expect him to be sidelined for an extended time. Weaver was removed one batter into the sixth inning at San Francisco on...

3 ex-UCLA football players sue school over injuries

May. 31, 2019 12:21 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Three former University of California, Los Angeles football players are suing the school, alleging they suffered concussions and other injuries that worsened because they were forced to play instead of receiving proper treatment. Offensive linemen John Lopez and Poasi Moala filed...