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Ohio State QB Justin Fields: Injured knee is 80-85% healthy

Ohio State QB Justin Fields: Injured knee is 80-85% healthy

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Dec. 25 (UPI) -- Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields says his knee is 80 to 85 percent healthy, just days before the Buckeyes take on Clemson in one of the two national semifinals of the College Football Playoff. Fields made the comments to reporters Tuesday ahead of his team's appearance in the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl. The Heisman Trophy finalist plans to wear a brace during the game against the Tigers. "My knee's probably not where I want it to be right now," Fields said. "But I think with treatment every day and just resting it every day, hopefully, it will be better by the game." Fields aggravated a previous knee injury twice during the season -- in the Buckeyes' Nov. 23 win against Penn State and again in their big rivalry game victory at Michigan a week later. Fields has had only...
1 dead, dozens injured in attack on Bagram Airfield

1 dead, dozens injured in attack on Bagram Airfield

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Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Armed attackers targeted a hospital under construction near the United States' largest military base in Afghanistan on Wednesday, killing at least one person and injuring dozens more, officials said. The attack near the Bagram Airfield, which President Donald Trump had visited over Thanksgiving, was "quickly contained and repelled" by Afghan security and coalition forces, the NATO Resolute Support mission said a statement, "but the future of the medical facility was badly damaged." No coalition or U.S. soldier was killed in the attack and the base remains secure, it said. The two-hour attack, which has yet to be claimed, began when a vehicle loaded with explosives was detonated at the southern end of the base where the hospital was under construction, Parwan police chief...
Detroit Lions place rookie TE T.J. Hockenson on injured reserve

Detroit Lions place rookie TE T.J. Hockenson on injured reserve

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Dec. 2 (UPI) -- The Detroit Lions placed rookie tight end T.J. Hockenson on season-ending injured reserve with a right ankle injury, the team announced Monday. Hockenson sustained the ankle injury during the fourth quarter of the Lions' loss to the Chicago Bears on Thanksgiving Day. He was taken to the locker room following the injury and didn't return to the contest. Lions head coach Matt Patricia said he doesn't know yet whether Hockenson will require surgery. "Certainly, I think a guy that was consistent from Day 1," Patricia told reporters Monday. "Someone that worked really hard. I think he improved as the spring, training camp and season came along. "He worked really hard at his task and understanding some of the differences between the college game and pro game, and some differen...
Indianapolis Colts place Pro Bowl TE Eric Ebron on injured reserve

Indianapolis Colts place Pro Bowl TE Eric Ebron on injured reserve

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Nov. 25 (UPI) -- The Indianapolis Colts put Pro Bowl tight end Eric Ebron on season-ending injured reserve with an ankle injury. The Colts signed tight end Ross Travis to the active roster in a corresponding roster move. The team later added free-agent tight end Matt Lengel to provide depth at the position. Ebron played in the Colts' loss to the Houston Texans on Thursday, recording four catches for 44 yards despite sitting out two days of practice because of his injury. He later said on social media that the ankle has been bothering him since the beginning of the season, but he was hoping to delay surgery until the off-season. "Up to this point, the team and I have done everything in our power to manage the pain and get me out there each and every week," Ebron wrote on Twitter. "My goal...
6 dead, 325 injured as strong quake strikes Albania

6 dead, 325 injured as strong quake strikes Albania

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Nov. 26 (UPI) -- At least six people have been killed and hundreds more were injured after a 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck the Albanian city of Durres early Tuesday with shocks reverberating miles away in the capital of Tirana. The United States Geological Survey said the temblor occurred at a depth of 12 miles with its epicenter close to the port city of Durres. At least six people had been killed in the earthquake and 325 others were reported injured, according to the Albanian Ministry of Health. Albania's President Ilir Meta said the government has asked foreign nations for help to deal with the disaster. "Our country was hit by a wave of earthquakes like never before in the darkness of the early hours of today," Meta said in a statement. "It is important to work with dedication and...