Athlete health

United States' Breanna Stewart, center, shoots between Connecticut's Christyn Williams, left, and Connecticut's Anna Makurat, right, in the second half of an exhibition basketball game, Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, in Hartford, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
January 27, 2020 - 10:23 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Breanna Stewart laced up her sneakers that were dedicated to Kobe Bryant and his daughter and took the court for her first game in nine months after rupturing her right Achilles tendon. She liked the results. “The first step was getting out there and playing, Obviously there...
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Brooklyn Nets head coach Kenny Atkinson embraces Brooklyn Nets guard Garrett Temple (17) following a moment of silence for retired Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant who died in a helicopter crash earlier in the day, before the start of an NBA basketball game in New York, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
January 26, 2020 - 10:08 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Every time Kobe Bryant came to Madison Square Garden, it was an event. From the 1998 All-Star Game, his first one, to the night of Feb. 2, 2009, when he broke the arena's scoring record, people just wanted to be in the building. Not Sunday. Kyrie Irving couldn't bring himself to...
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Miami Heat guard Dion Waiters (11) drives to the basket as Los Angeles Clippers guard Landry Shamet (20) defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
January 26, 2020 - 2:20 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Dion Waiters spoke about his issues for the first time in months Sunday, accepting responsibility for the matters that led him to being suspended by the Miami Heat on three separate occasions already this season. Waiters didn’t specifically address any incidents, including his decision...
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Chicago Bulls' Zach LaVine (8) drives against Cleveland Cavaliers' Cedi Osman in the second half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)
January 25, 2020 - 10:34 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Zach LaVine scored 44 points for another dominating performance against Cleveland and the Chicago Bulls defeated the Cavaliers 118-106 on Saturday night. LaVine made 16 of 30 shots and had 27 points at halftime. The 6-foot-5 guard also finished with 10 rebounds and eight assists,...
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File-This Feb. 7, 1993, file photo shows Miami Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino (13) of the AFC squad, under pressure from New Orleans linebacker Rickey Jackson (57) and Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Reggie White (92) of the NFC squad in the first quarter of the Pro Bowl in Honolulu, Hawaii. TV ratings for the Pro Bowl lag below all the prime time regular season games, and the on-field intensity and drama that fuels so much of the national interest in the sport is nonexistent. The annual all-star exhibition does not lack for history, however, with a genesis traced back to the 1938 season. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)
January 24, 2020 - 8:27 pm
With James Lofton's rookie season off to a strong start in 1978, another member of the Green Bay Packers casually tossed some praise his way in the locker room one day in early December. Keep up the production, his pal said, and he might find himself in the Pro Bowl. “I said, ‘That would be great...
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Seattle Seahawks' Jadeveon Clowney (90) hits Philadelphia Eagles' Carson Wentz (11) during the first half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
January 23, 2020 - 8:27 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL said on Thursday that the number of concussions players suffered increased slightly this season over 2018. The league said there were 224 reported concussions, 10 more than in 2018. But those totals are way down from the 281 in 2017. “We want to see head contact reduced,”...
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New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson goes to the basket against San Antonio Spurs forward DeMar DeRozan (10) in the second half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. The Spurs won 121-117. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
January 23, 2020 - 4:09 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Zion Williamson’s sublime 17-point surge in a span of barely more than three minutes could very well become part of New Orleans' pro sports lore — even if the final score won't. For the Pelicans, a narrow loss to a well-coached, savvy San Antonio Spurs team carried far less...
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Los Angeles Clippers forward Montrezl Harrell (5) drives on Atlanta Hawks center Alex Len (25) in the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, in Atlanta, Ga. (AP Photo/Brett Davis)
January 22, 2020 - 10:24 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — John Collins scored 33 points and got a big assist from two-way player Brandon Goodwin as the Atlanta Hawks, playing without Trae Young, rallied from a 21-point deficit to stun the short-handed Los Angeles Clippers 102-95 on Wednesday night. Goodwin chipped in with 19 points — all in...
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In this Feb. 7, 2012 file photo New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning holds up the Vince Lombardi Trophy during the team's NFL football Super Bowl parade in New York. Manning, who led the Giants to two Super Bowls in a 16-year career that saw him set almost every team passing record, has retired. The Giants said Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020 that Manning would formally announce his retirement on Friday. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, file)
January 22, 2020 - 8:56 pm
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Eli Manning is ending a 16-year NFL career that saw him recognized as a great quarterback, a leader, a solid citizen and the man who led the New York Giants back into prominence with two Super Bowl titles. Manning, who set almost every Giants passing record in career...
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Switzerland's Roger Federer stretches out for a backhand return to Serbia's Filip Krajinovic during their second round singles match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
January 22, 2020 - 7:02 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on the Australian Open (all times local): 10:40 p.m. Roger Federer, who had reached the third round at the Australian Open every year since his tournament debut in 2000, extended his streak by beating Filip Krajinovic 6-1, 6-4, 6-1 in the second round. The 20-...
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