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FILE - In this March 1976, file photo, San Diego Padres pitcher Randy Jones poses. Jones, the Padres' first Cy Young Award winner, is fighting throat cancer linked to tobacco use during his baseball career. (AP Photo/WF, File)
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  • FILE - In this March 1976, file photo, San Diego Padres pitcher Randy Jones poses. Jones, the Padres' first Cy Young Award winner, is fighting throat cancer linked to tobacco use during his baseball career. (AP Photo/WF, File)

    Former NL Cy Young winner Randy Jones has throat cancer

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Randy Jones, the San Diego Padres’ first Cy Young Award winner, is fighting throat cancer linked to tobacco use during his baseball career. Jones told the San Diego Union-Tribune on Thursday that he has been undergoing radiation and chemotherapy treatments since being diagnosed in November. The 67-year-old former pitcher says the […]
  • FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2017, file photo, Miami Dolphins quarterback Matt Moore speaks at a press conference after ,an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, in Pittsburgh. The NFL's concussion protocol wasn't strictly followed when Moore was treated for a hit to the chin and mouth in the first-round playoff game, the league said. (AP Photo/Don Wright, File)

    NFL: concussion protocol not followed by Miami in Moore case

    MIAMI (AP) — The NFL’s concussion protocol wasn’t strictly followed when Miami Dolphins quarterback Matt Moore was treated for a hit to the chin and mouth in a first-round playoff game, the league said Wednesday. Because Moore was bleeding from the mouth, he was allowed to return to the game too quickly at Pittsburgh, the […]
  • FILE - In this Oct. 30, 2016, file photo, Fox Sports broadcaster Erin Andrews, left, speaks with Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones after the second of an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers in Atlanta. The Atlanta Falcons won 33-32. Andrews revealed in an interview with Sports Illustrated's MMQB that was published online on Jan. 24, 2017, that she battled cervical cancer during the NFL season. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

    Erin Andrews had cervical cancer surgery during NFL season

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Erin Andrews says she battled cervical cancer during the NFL season, months after winning a lawsuit against a stalker. The 38-year-old Fox Sports sideline reporter and “Dancing with the Stars” co-host tells Sports Illustrated’s MMQB she underwent surgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on Oct. 11. Before she was […]
  • FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2016, file photo, Kansas City Royals' Jarrod Dyson yawns as he waits to field balls during spring training baseball practice in Surprise, Ariz. Researchers say they've documented an unseen drag on major league baseball players that can wipe out home field advantage, make pitchers give up more home runs, and take some punch out of a team's bats. The culprit: jet lag. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

    Caught napping: Baseball hitting, pitching sapped by jet lag

    NEW YORK (AP) — Researchers say they’ve documented an unseen drag on major league baseball players that can wipe out home field advantage, make pitchers give up more home runs, and take some punch out of a team’s bats. The culprit: jet lag. Travelers are well aware of the fatigue, poor sleep and other effects […]
  • FILE - In this Nov. 12, 2010, file photo, Tennessee coach Pat Summitt watches her team against Louisville in an NCAA college basketball game in Louisville, Ky. For every home game during the fall 2016-17 basketball season, a chair of Tennessee's bench is left vacant to honor former coach Summitt, who died June 28, 2016. But the Lady Vols aren't the only team paying tribute to Summitt. Harvard, Vermont and Kentucky are among the Division I teams joining Tennessee in wearing commemorative patches to honor one of the game's greatest ambassadors.  (AP Photo/Garry Jones, File)

    Lady Vols not alone this season in honoring Pat Summitt

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tributes to former Tennessee women’s basketball coach Pat Summitt in the season after her death are taking place at the program she built into a national power and on other campuses across the country. Harvard, Kentucky, Vermont and Division II program Metropolitan State of Denver are among the women’s basketball teams […]
  • In this Oct. 31, 2016 photo provided by the Hand family, Grayson Hand, left, poses during a Halloween gathering with UConn pitcher Ryan Radue outside Hand's home in Sturbridge, Mass. Hand, a leukemia patient, became an honorary member of the University of Connecticut baseball team in 2015, months before Radue also was diagnosed with cancer. (Hand family via AP)

    UConn pitcher, 6-year-old linked by cancer fights

    STORRS, Conn. (AP) — It began for UConn pitcher Ryan Radue as a small role in a team effort to help a sick child. Now a cancer survivor himself, the graduate student says it’s the boy from Sturbridge, Massachusetts, who has showed him how to approach that battle. The Huskies held a signing ceremony in […]
  • Miami Dolphins quarterback Matt Moore sits on the field after being hit by Pittsburgh Steelers' Bud Dupree in the first half of an AFC wild-card NFL football game in Pittsburgh on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017. (Charles Trainor Jr/Miami Herald via AP)

    NFL begins review of concussion protocol on Miami QB Moore

    MIAMI (AP) — The NFL has begun a review of the concussion protocol conducted on Miami Dolphins quarterback Matt Moore when he left his team’s playoff game at Pittsburgh after being shaken up. Moore was hit in the chin as he threw a pass, and the play drew a roughing-the-passer penalty on Pittsburgh’s Bud Dupree. […]
  • Miami Dolphins quarterback Matt Moore sits on the field after being hit by Pittsburgh Steelers' Bud Dupree in the first half of an AFC wild-card NFL football game in Pittsburgh on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017. (Charles Trainor Jr/Miami Herald via AP)

    NFL, union begin review of concussion protocol on Miami QB

    MIAMI (AP) — The NFL and NFL Players Association have begun a review of the concussion protocol conducted on Miami Dolphins quarterback Matt Moore when he left his team’s playoff game at Pittsburgh after being shaken up. The review doesn’t mean the NFL has drawn conclusions as to whether the protocol was followed, the league […]
  • FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2007 file photo, San Diego Chargers' Philip Rivers, left, Shane Olivea (70) and Shawne Merriman, right, arrive for practice with teammates and coaches at the Arizona Cardinals training facility  in Tempe, Ariz.   Olivea, whose NFL career fell apart because of a painkiller addiction says he wants to become a college coach and help others avoid similar pitfalls now that he's clean and has a degree. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

    Ex-NFL player gets clean, now seeks college coach position

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A former Ohio State University football player whose NFL career fell apart because of a painkiller addiction says he wants to become a college coach and help others avoid similar pitfalls now that he’s clean and has a degree. Shane Olivea told The Columbus Dispatch (http://bit.ly/2hjuJcY ) he was high every […]
  • FILE - This is a 2016 file photo showing Chad Bettis of the Colorado Rockies baseball team. Bettis vowed to be ready for spring training even after being diagnosed with testicular cancer in November and undergoing surgery and he will most certainly be ready to pitch next month. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

    Chad Bettis now cancer-free, prepares for spring training

    DENVER (AP) — Always so optimistic, Chad Bettis vowed to be ready for spring training even after being diagnosed with testicular cancer in November and undergoing surgery. Now, he knows for sure: The Colorado Rockies right-hander will most certainly be ready to pitch next month. Cancer-free, too. On his drive home to Texas for the […]