Athlete injuries

December 14, 2017 - 7:32 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis Colts center Ryan Kelly and Denver Broncos quarterback Paxton Lynch were inactive for Thursday night's game. Kelly sat out the third straight week with a concussion and was replaced in the lineup by Mike Person. Lynch was out with an injured ankle as Trevor Siemian...
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FILE- In this Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017, file photo, Detroit Lions head coach Jim Caldwell and Chicago Bears head coach John Fox greet each other after an NFL football game in Chicago. The Lions won 27-24. Both coaches will be leaning on their quarterbacks, Matthew Stafford and Mitchell Trubisky, to make all the right moves on Saturday in Detroit. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)
December 14, 2017 - 7:07 pm
DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Lions need a lot to go their way to get a postseason spot for the second straight year and third time in Jim Caldwell's four seasons. "If we don't handle our business, it doesn't matter," Lions receiver Golden Tate said. In each of the last three games, that's true...
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December 14, 2017 - 6:59 pm
BASEBALL American League KANSAS CITY ROYALS — Acquired RHP Brad Keller from Cincinnati and RHP Burch Smith from N.Y. Mets, both for players to be named/cash considerations. SEATTLE MARINERS — Promoted Kevin Mather to president and chief executive officer; Trevor Gooby to senior vice president,...
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Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Marqise Lee (11) is tackled by Seattle Seahawks cornerback Shaquill Griffin, top right, and safety Earl Thomas, bottom, after a reception during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)
December 14, 2017 - 6:54 pm
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — When it became clear Bradley McDougald was going to be the Seattle Seahawks' starting strong safety the rest of the season, he immediately started figuring out ways to pick up whatever tips and suggestions he could from Kam Chancellor. The same is true of rookie cornerback...
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December 14, 2017 - 6:37 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The answer to getting to Tom Brady is right there in vivid high definition. The Pittsburgh Steelers have watched it on video repeatedly over the past 11 months since Brady and the New England Patriots turned the AFC championship game into a glorified 7-on-7 drill. Four quarters...
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December 14, 2017 - 6:13 pm
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — There's been one pleasant surprise in what's otherwise been a disappointing rookie class for the Oakland Raiders. While top picks Gareon Conley and Obi Melifonwu have spent most of the season on the sideline injured and most of the rest of the nine-player draft class has had...
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December 14, 2017 - 6:04 pm
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers' offensive line is ready to protect Aaron Rodgers, just in time for a final three-week playoff push. When Rodgers returns from a broken collarbone on Sunday against Carolina, he will take snaps behind an offensive line that has stabilized following an...
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December 14, 2017 - 6:03 pm
UTICA, N.Y. (AP) — A federal judge has ruled the family of a race car driver fatally injured when struck by Tony Stewart's sprint car can pursue its claims against the former NASCAR star. In a 28-page ruling issued Wednesday, U.S. District Court Judge David Hurd dismissed Stewart's counterclaim and...
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FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2017, file photo, Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff, right, hugs Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson after their loss during an NFL football game in Los Angeles. The Rams cannot clinch the division with a victory over the Seahawks on Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017, but would come close to wrapping up the division title and deliver a serious blow to Seattle’s playoff hopes. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
December 14, 2017 - 5:58 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Perhaps it's a strange quirk in the way the schedule falls. For each of the past eight seasons when December or early January arrived, the Rams make a visit to Seattle. None of those chilly December trips to the Northwest carried the amount of significance as Sunday's meeting between...
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FILE - In this Nov. 12, 2017, file photo, Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone walks the sideline during the second half of an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Chargers in Jacksonville, Fla. The Jaguars host the Houston Texans on Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017, and can clinch a playoff spot with a victory. It would be Jacksonville’s first postseason berth since 2007. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton, File)
December 14, 2017 - 5:43 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Veteran tight end Marcedes Lewis understands the position the Jacksonville Jaguars are in, maybe even better than anyone. Lewis is the lone holdover from Jacksonville's last playoff team a decade ago. Lewis and the Jaguars lost 102 of 144 games over the nine seasons...
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