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Ex-NFL player, doctor are arrested in Georgia opioid case

Sep. 11, 2019 4:35 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A former NFL football player and a Georgia doctor face charges of illegally distributing prescription drugs, including opioids. Former New Orleans Saints player Sedrick Hodge sold oxycodone pills in Cartersville, Georgia, northwest of Atlanta, federal prosecutors said Wednesday. Hodge, 40,...

Braves recall outfielder Austin Riley from rehab assignment

Sep. 6, 2019 3:03 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves have recalled Austin Riley from an injury-rehab assignment to start Friday night's game against the Washington Nationals. Riley has been out since Aug. 5 after spraining his right knee during a routine workout. He was rehabbing at Triple-A Gwinnett, where he batted .263...

Order restored: US beats Canada in pre-World Cup basketball

Aug. 26, 2019 6:10 PM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Order restored. After losing for the first time in nearly 13 years two days earlier, the United States rebounded to outclass Canada 84-68 in a pre-World Cup exhibition basketball game Monday. At the same arena where the Americans won Olympic gold at the Sydney 2000 Games the U.S. never...

Ousted Penn State team doctor sues Franklin, Barbour, school

Aug. 26, 2019 3:42 PM EDT

A former Penn State team doctor is suing the school, football coach James Franklin and athletic director Sandy Barbour, claiming he was ousted after complaining to school officials about being pressured to clear players to return from injuries. The lawsuit filed Friday by Dr. Scott Lynch in Dauphin County was...

Giants' Golden Tate III placed in concussion protocol

Aug. 18, 2019 5:57 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — New York Giants wide receiver Golden Tate III has been placed in concussion protocol. Tate sustained the concussion Friday night in the Giants' 32-13 preseason victory over the Chicago Bears. It was not known Sunday how long the 10-year veteran will be kept out of practice. It...

Man given CPR in stands during Giants-Diamondbacks game

Aug. 17, 2019 11:38 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A man sitting in a seating section typically for baseball scouts had a medical issue and was given CPR in the stands behind home plate at Chase Field during Saturday's Giants-Diamondbacks game. The game was delayed briefly before the start of the third inning while emergency medical...

Lakers' Cousins tears ACL in left knee, awaiting surgery

Aug. 15, 2019 8:20 PM EDT

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — DeMarcus Cousins is facing rehab from another major injury, and the Los Angeles Lakers have endured their first big problem of a season with championship expectations. Cousins was diagnosed Thursday with a torn ACL in his left knee, an injury that could sideline the six-time...

Judge approves settlement in concussion lawsuit against NCAA

Aug. 12, 2019 9:25 PM EDT

A federal judge has approved an amended settlement in a class-action concussion lawsuit against the NCAA that will establish a 50-year medical-monitoring program for college athletes. The settlement was announced Monday by Hagens Berman, the law firm representing the plaintiffs. The case originated with a claim...

Vikes put 5 on injured list to start camp, including Hughes

Jul. 26, 2019 7:29 PM EDT

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Nine months removed from an ACL tear in his left knee, Minnesota Vikings cornerback Mike Hughes has yet to be cleared to return to action. Considering the typical time range for recovery from the injury, the absence of Hughes — one of five players who were not deemed ready for...

Ledecky withdraws from 2 events at worlds due to illness

Jul. 22, 2019 10:44 PM EDT

GWANGJU, South Korea (AP) — Katie Ledecky withdrew from the 200-meter freestyle preliminaries and the 1,500-meter final Tuesday at the world swimming championships because of illness. Her coach Greg Meehan said doctors were assessing Ledecky, but had no official diagnosis. "She woke up this morning and...