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33ft/iStock(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) -- The Tennessee Titans pulled off an epic touchdown pass to offensive lineman David Quessenberry on Sunday, which made his fourth career NFL game extra special for the cancer survivor.

The 1-yard pass from quarterback Marcus Mariota notched the offensive tackle's first touchdown in the NFL.

"It was a simple route --- any of the offensive linemen on this team could have caught that ball," Quessenberry said after the game. "I just happened to be the guy who had his number called on that play and was able to come down with it. All I was thinking was, 'Don’t drop it.'"

But what made the moment even more memorable, Quessenberry was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in June 2014 while he was with the Houston Texans and battled back to make the final 53-man roster with the Titans this year.

"I have been through a lot, and it has been a long journey to get here," Quessenberry said. “Even with all of that, to go out there and score a touchdown, it is crazy. That was amazing. It was epic."

In February 2015, his cancer went into remission after radiation was completed and once he completed his full treatment in April 2017, he returned to practice with the team before moving to Tennessee last year.

Quessenberry's teammates rushed the end zone upon his TD catch at their home opener in Nissan Stadium on Sunday, but the team fell short to the Indianapolis Colts 19-17.

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Phil Ellsworth / ESPN Images(PITTSBURGH) -- The Pittsburgh Steelers will reportedly find out just how severe Ben Roethlisberger’s elbow injury is on Monday.

The 37-year-old quarterback had to leave Sunday’s game against the Seattle Seahawks in the second quarter after hurting his elbow following an attempted pass. Mason Rudolph stepped in to fill for Roethlisberger but the Steelers couldn’t hold off the Seahawks and lost the game 28-26.

Citing league sources, ESPN reports a decision on whether Roethlisberger will require elbow surgery will likely be made Monday.

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iStock(NEW YORK) -- Here are the scores from Sunday's sports events:

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

INTERLEAGUE

Boston 6, Philadelphia 3
 
AMERICAN LEAGUE
Toronto 6, NY Yankees 4
Cleveland 7, Minnesota 5
Baltimore 8, Detroit 2
Houston 12, Kansas City 3
Oakland 6, Texas 1
LA Angels 6, Tampa Bay 4
Seattle 11, Chi White Sox 10

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Washington 7, Atlanta 0
Milwaukee 7, St. Louis 6
Chi Cubs 16, Pittsburgh 6
Colorado 10, San Diego 5
San Francisco 2, Miami 1
Cincinnati 3, Arizona 1
LA Dodgers 3, NY Mets 2

NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE
Detroit 13, LA Chargers 10
Indianapolis 19, Tennessee 17
Dallas 31, Washington 21
Seattle 28, Pittsburgh 26
Green Bay 21, Minnesota 16
Buffalo 28, NY Giants 14
Houston 13, Jacksonville 12
Baltimore 23, Arizona 17
San Francisco 41, Cincinnati 17
New England 43, Miami 0
Kansas City 28, Oakland 10
Chicago 16, Denver 14
LA Rams 27, New Orleans 9
Atlanta 24, Philadelphia 20

WOMEN'S NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFS
Los Angeles 92, Seattle 69
Las Vegas 93, Chicago 92

MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER
DC United 1, Portland 0
Toronto FC 3, Colorado 2
Minnesota 3, Real Salt Lake 1
Seattle 4, New York 2
LA Galaxy 7, Sporting Kansas City 2

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zorandimzr/iStock(NEW YORK) --  Britney Taylor, who has accused NFL star Antonio Brown of three separate instances of sexual assault, is scheduled to meet with the NFL on Monday, sources confirm to ABC News.

The athletic trainer and former college gymnast filed a civil suit against the New England Patriots receiver on Tuesday after Brown declined to sign a settlement agreement, sources said. A source told ABC News that several offers and deadlines were given over the course of months of conversation between Brown and Taylor's representatives.

The initial request for a settlement from Taylor's lawyers was for over $10 million, according to a source.

The suit was filed two days after Brown declined to sign a $2 million settlement. It is not clear how much Taylor is asking for in damages from the lawsuit.

Taylor alleges in the lawsuit that Brown sexually assaulted her twice in June 2017 while she was working as his trainer, and a third time after a night out in Miami in May 2018.

Brown repeatedly exposed himself to Taylor and sent graphic text messages, according to the lawsuit, which includes texts allegedly from Brown. After the two were at a strip club in Miami last May, Taylor alleges in the lawsuit they went back to Brown's hotel room and he raped her despite crying and screaming for him to stop.

ABC News does not usually name alleged victims of sexual assault, but Taylor's lawyer gave permission and reiterated the lawsuit was not filed anonymously.

Brown has vigorously denied any of the instances took place and said the motivation on the accuser's part was solely about money.

"Mr. Brown denies each and every allegation in the lawsuit," Brown's lawyer, Darren Heitner, said in a statement after the suit was filed last week. "He will pursue all legal remedies to not only clear his name, but to also protect other professional athletes against false accusations."

Brown engaged in a very public battle with Oakland Raiders management during the offseason, and was eventually released just days before the season opener. He was traded to Oakland from Pittsburgh in March and immediately signed a three-year, $50 million extension. But when he was cut, after feuding with the NFL over the type of helmet he wanted to use and with Raiders general manager Mike Mayock over disciplinary fines, the team voided his contract.

He signed with the New England Patriots last week. He has not faced any disciplinary measures from the league, and made his season debut on Sunday against the Miami Dolphins.

Brown finished with four catches for 56 yards and a touchdown. The Patriots blew out the lowly Dolphins, 43-0.

Both the Patriots and Raiders say they were unaware of Taylor's allegations before the lawsuit was filed.

Brown said the two had a consensual sexual relationship.

The meeting between Taylor and NFL investigators on Monday is part of an investigation into the allegations by the league. While Brown has not yet been placed on an exempt list, that decision could still be made pending investigation by the league.

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fstop123/iStock(BOSTON) -- Boston Red Sox legend and three-time World Series champion David Ortiz gave his first interview after being shot in the Dominican Republic earlier this year.

The retired slugger known as “Big Papi” was shot at the Dial Bar and Lounge in Santo Domingo on June 9. In the interview, he described the moment as surreal and said he wondered if he was going to see the next day.

“For the first five seconds, I thought I was having a nightmare … I was feeling something that I had never felt before in my life, and that was to try to stay alive," Ortiz told Univision in an exclusive interview Friday.

Ortiz was temporarily in a coma following complications from the shooting, and he remained in the hospital for nearly two months, undergoing three surgeries. His gunshot wounds caused damage to his liver and his small and large intestine.

Ortiz told Univision he’s still trying to process the shooting, and why he, as someone who always tried to get along with everyone, could get caught up in something like that.

“I am someone who likes to make friends, I like to be someone who is kind,” Ortiz said. “Someone that gets along with everyone - I am not [a] problematic person. I don't like problems."

Authorities said Ortiz's friend, Sixto David Fernandez, was the target -- and not Ortiz -- but the gunman allegedly told police he got the two confused. The cousin of Fernandez, Victor Hugo Gomez, was arrested on June 28 in the Dominican Republic as the mastermind of the shooting. Hugo Gomez reportedly denied any wrongdoing in July, after a video of him surfaced. Dominican National Police said the investigation is in the "secret phase," in June but have not provided any recent updates on the case against Huge Gomez.

Ortiz said he’s trying to get past the incident.

“The only thing that concerned me is that my country advances. That love that people have for you there. It is not a lie,” Ortiz told Univision.

Earlier this week Ortiz brought the home crowd at Fenway Park to its feet as he threw out the ceremonial first pitch against his long-time nemesis, the New York Yankees.

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iStock/artisteer(BOSTON) -- Hockey great Stan Makita is the latest professional athlete to join the list of Hall of Famers diagnosed with the degenerative brain disease CTE.

The announcement was made Friday by Dr. Ann McKee of Boston University’s CTE Center, one year after Makita died at the age of 78.

Makita, a star of the 1960s who was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1983, is the first NHL Hall of Famer to have been diagnosed with chronic traumatic encephalopathy.

The list of football Hall of Famers who have been diagnosed with CTE includes NFL greats Mike Webster, Junior Seau, John Mackey and Lou Creekmur.

Other pro hockey players who have been posthumously diagnosed with CTE include NHLers Derek Boogaard, Bob Probert, Jeff Parker and Todd Ewen.

A postmortem analysis of Makita’s brain by Boston University’s CTE Center showed that the Chicago hockey great had stage 3 chronic traumatic encephalopathy; stage 4 is the most severe form.

CTE, which is associated with repeated blows to the head and is known to cause memory loss, violent moods and other cognitive difficulties, can only be diagnosed after death.

Makita was diagnosed with another degenerative brain condition, Lewy Body Disease, in the years prior to his death.

“Stan Mikita was diagnosed with two neurodegenerative diseases that our research has shown are associated with a long career in contact sports such as ice hockey: CTE and Lewy body disease,” said McKee in a statement released in conjunction with the announcement.

Originally a scrapper, the diminutive Mikita became a prolific scorer and went on to capture four NHL scoring titles in a long 22-year career with the Blackhawks.

He led Chicago to a Stanley Cup title in 1961, and in 2017 was named by the NHL as one of the 100 greatest players in league history.

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iStock(NEW YORK) -- Here are the scores from Thursday's sports events:

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

INTERLEAGUE

LA Dodgers 4, Baltimore 2
Washington 12, Minnesota 6
Cincinnati 11, Seattle 5

AMERICAN LEAGUE
NY Yankees 10, Detroit 4
Kansas City 6, Chi White Sox 3
Boston 7, Toronto 4
Texas 6, Tampa Bay 4
Oakland 3, Houston 2
NY Yankees 6, Detroit 4

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Milwaukee 3, Miami 2
NY Mets 11, Arizona 1
Pittsburgh 4, San Francisco 2
St. Louis 10, Colorado 3
Chi Cubs 4, San Diego 1
Philadelphia 9, Atlanta 5

NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE
Tampa Bay 20, Carolina 14

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iStock(NEW YORK) -- Four-time Grand Slam winner Kim Clijsters announced her return to tennis competition Thursday, seven years after announcing her retirement.

"I don't feel like I need to prove anything, but I want to challenge myself and I want to be strong again," she said on the WTA Insider Podcast. "This is my marathon. This is where I'm saying, 'OK, let's try this.'"

Clijsters, 36, said she will be on the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) Tour in 2020, playing in the competitive circuit, but in a more flexible schedule to account for her family.

"If I feel like it's interfering with what's going on with the kids, then I'm not playing. Then I'll wait until it fits," she said.

This will be Clijsters' second return to the sport. In 2007, two years after winning her first Grand Slam at the U.S. Open, she announced her retirement at age 23, citing injuries and her desire to have children.

But two years after that, in 2009, after giving birth to her daughter, Jada, Clijsters, who is from Belgium, made her first comeback -- and it was one for the history books.

In that initial comeback, Clijsters won the U.S. Open in 2009 and 2010 and the Australian Open in 2011. In doing so, Clijsters became just the third woman to win a Grand Slam after becoming a mother, joining greats Margaret Court and Evonne Goolagong (While Serena Williams has been in several Grand Slam finals since becoming a mother, she has not yet won one).

She announced retirement again in 2012 after the U.S. Open, but after continuing to watch competition, she told the WTA Insider Podcast, she's been itching to get back on the court herself.

"Whenever I'm at a Grand Slam ... if somebody asked me, 'Hey, do you want to hit some balls?' I'm the first one to be like, 'I'll hit; I'll be the hitting partner for your practice today.' I still love playing tennis," she said.

Now a mother of three -- to Jada, 11, Jack, 5, and Blake, 2 -- Clijsters has been focusing on getting her fitness back, she said. As her kids are now largely in school, she has more time, and she discussed the decision with them as well as with her husband, team and the WTA.

Clijsters will also be benefiting from her past accomplishments. As a previous champion, she has the right under WTA rules to request wild-card admission into major tournaments, so she doesn't have to necessarily play all of the competitions needed to qualify for the Grand Slams.

"That's the great thing about the system that I didn't know existed. The fact that when you've been No.1, you've won a Grand Slam, and you want to come back then you can ask for wild cards," she said.

This was a factor that similarly benefited Maria Sharapova, who was granted a wild card for the U.S. Open in 2017 as she returned from a 15-month doping ban. She has not won a Slam since her return.

Other notable returns to the sport include Martina Navratilova, who retired in 1994 but returned in 2000. She retired again in 2006, at the age of 49, right after winning mixed doubles at the U.S. Open.

Monica Seles returned to competition in 1995, two years after being stabbed by a man on-court. She went on to win the 1996 Australian Open.

And then there was Bjorn Borg, whose return from an early retirement after eight years was not quite as successful.

While the 2019 tennis season is coming to a close, Clijsters will be seeing where she's at as 2020 starts -- and as the Australian Open kicks off -- to decide if she feels fitness-ready enough to jump into competition immediately.

For now, Clijsters is enjoying the feeling of pushing herself again.

"I'm surprised how, at times when I'm going through a rough practice, how easy it is for me to stick with it and to fight through it and to push through it," she said on the podcast. "It's a very satisfying feeling to have that kind of challenge again."

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iStock(NEW YORK) -- Here are the scores from Wednesday's sports events:

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

INTERLEAGUE

Baltimore 7, LA Dodgers 3
Washington 6, Minnesota 2
Seattle 5, Cincinnati 3

AMERICAN LEAGUE
Toronto 8, Boston 0
Oakland 5, Houston 3
Kansas City 8, Chi White Sox 6
Cleveland 4, LA Angels 3
Texas 10, Tampa Bay 9
NY Yankees at Detroit (Postponed)

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Milwaukee 7, Miami 5
NY Mets 9, Arizona 0
Atlanta 3, Philadelphia 1
Colorado 2, St. Louis 1
Pittsburgh 6, San Francisco 3
San Diego 4, Chi Cubs 0

WOMEN'S NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFS
Chicago 105, Phoenix 76
Seattle 84, Minnesota 74

MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER

Toronto FC 1, New York City FC 1
Houston 2, Minnesota 0
Colorado 2, LA Galaxy 1
Real Salt Lake 1, San Jose 0

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Allen Kee / ESPN Images(NEW YORK) -- Nine years ago, as the Pittsburgh Steelers opened training camp for the 2010 season, head coach Mike Tomlin assessed the future of sixth-round pick Antonio Brown and Brown's fellow rookie receivers.

"The pedigree stands out," Tomlin told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. "They show maturity in terms of catching the football and gaining separation ... but they still got miles to go. They're rookies. But I like what they're doing."

Now, nine years later, Brown has separated himself from his rookie class -- and the rest of the NFL -- by fashioning the most prolific six-year stretch for a receiver in NFL history, topping 100 receptions and 1,200 yards receiving in each of the past six seasons.

But Brown's on-field accomplishments have been accompanied by off-field drama so unrelenting that it's had some fans checking their newsfeeds on an hourly basis.

Here's a timeline of recent events surrounding the All-Pro wideout:


JAN. 15, 2017: In the Steelers' locker room after the team's 18-16 playoff win over the Kansas City Chiefs, Brown secretly streams the team's post-game celebration on Facebook Live, including Tomlin's post-game remarks about the Steelers' next opponent, the New England Patriots. Brown is fined for his violation of the NFL's social media policy.

OCT. 9, 2018: Brown faces a pair of lawsuits for an April incident in which he allegedly damaged his leased South Florida apartment and threw items off his balcony that nearly struck a 2-year-old boy.

NOV. 8, 2018: Brown is ticketed for driving more than 100 mph on a suburban Pittsburgh road with a speed limit of 45 mph, after police pull over his black Porsche sports car at 10 in the morning.

DEC. 16, 2018: At a team practice in the week leading up to the Steelers' regular-season finale against the Cincinnati Bengals, Brown gets into dispute with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, according to multiple media reports. Brown then skips the week's remaining practices, leading the team to deactivate him for that Sunday's game.

FEB. 12, 2019: In a Twitter post, Brown thanks Steelers fans for the last nine years but says that it's "time to move on," spurring the team to investigate trading the elite receiver, who still has three years left on his contract.

Thank you SteelerNation for a big 9 years...time to move on and forward..........✌🏽 #NewDemands pic.twitter.com/fbIoFNdqK4

— AB (@AB84) February 12, 2019

MARCH 10, 2019: The Steelers trade Brown to the Oakland Raiders for a third-round pick and a fifth-round pick in the 2019 draft. Later reports suggest the Patriots may have offered as much as a first-round pick for the discontented wideout, but that the Steelers didn't want to trade him to such a close rival.

JULY 26, 2019: After signing a restructured contract that includes $30 million in guaranteed money, Brown arrives at Raiders' training camp in a hot-air balloon -- but the 10th-year receiver can't practice due to a frostbite injury to his feet caused by a mishap during a recent cryotherapy session.

JULY 30, 2019: Brown practices with the Raiders but leaves the field early when he isn't allowed to wear his helmet of choice because the 10-year-old model is no longer certified safe by league. After petitioning the league for permission to use the helmet, Brown returns to practice two weeks later but leaves practice the following week after the league rules against him.

SEPT. 4, 2019: Brown posts to Instagram a letter from Raiders general manager Mike Mayock levying $54,000 in fines for Brown's absences from training camp. "When your own team want to hate ... everyone got to pay this year," Brown says in the post. Later in the day he gets into a confrontation with Mayock on the Raiders' practice field before teammates pull him away from the GM, according to several media reports.

SEPT. 6, 2019:
Brown offers an emotional apology to his Raiders teammates at a team meeting, prompting coach Jon Gruden to say the team is "really excited" to have Brown on board and that they're "ready to move on" together. Then, later in the day, Brown posts a video to YouTube that includes portions of a private phone conversation Brown recorded between him and Gruden.

SEPT. 7, 2019: The Raiders fine Brown $215,000 for conduct detrimental to the team, thereby voiding Brown's $30 million in guaranteed money. Brown then takes to Instagram to ask for his release, saying, "You are gonna piss a lot of people off when you start doing what's best for you," and, "I'm not mad at anyone. I'm just asking for the freedom to prove them all wrong." Just hours later, the Raiders release him.

SEPT. 8, 2019: The day after being let go by the Raiders, Brown agrees to a 1-year deal with the New England Patriots worth up to $15 million with a $9 million signing bonus. The news comes on the same day that reports surface suggesting that Brown may have sought advice from social media consultants on how to speed up his release from the Raiders.

SEPT. 10, 2019: Brown is accused in a civil lawsuit of sexually assaulting a woman who had worked as his personal trainer on three occasions between 2017 and 2018. Patriots officials say the league has opened an investigation into the accusations.

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