Athlete injuries

Dallas Mavericks guard Jalen Brunson, right, drives past Denver Nuggets guard Jamal Murray in the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
December 18, 2018 - 11:53 pm
DENVER (AP) — Nikola Jokic had 32 points and 16 rebounds, Jamal Murray dished out a career-high 15 assists and the Denver Nuggets extended their home winning streak to seven games by beating the Dallas Mavericks 126-118 on Tuesday night. At 21-9, the Nuggets matched the 1976-77 squad for the best...
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Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James (23) drives past Brooklyn Nets' Jarrett Allen (31) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
December 18, 2018 - 11:27 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers were rallying, trying to send themselves home on a winning note. The hottest team in the NBA wouldn't allow it. The Brooklyn Nets ran their longest winning streak in nearly four years to six games with a 115-110 victory Tuesday night,...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018 file photo, Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Matt Harvey throws during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Kansas City Royals in Cincinnati. A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that pitcher Matt Harvey has agreed to an $11 million, one-year contract with the Los Angeles Angels. The person spoke Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018 on condition of anonymity because the agreement had not yet been announced.(AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
December 18, 2018 - 9:53 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Matt Harvey has agreed to an $11 million, one-year contract with the Los Angeles Angels, returning to the team that drafted him out of high school but failed to sign the pitcher. Harvey's deal was disclosed by a person familiar with the negotiations who spoke Tuesday to The...
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Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford (50) passes the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the San Jose Sharks Sunday Dec. 16, 2018, in Chicago. Crawford left the game with 1:30 left in the first period after the back of his head struck the right post during a goalmouth pile-up. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)
December 18, 2018 - 5:41 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks added another difficult question to their long list of problems when Corey Crawford suffered another concussion. Suddenly, their goaltending situation is completely up in the air. There was no update on Crawford's status a day after he was placed on injured...
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FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2018, file photo, Kent State wide receiver Antwan Dixon (89) dives but cannot make the catch during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Mississippi, in Oxford, Miss. Kent State receiver Antwan Dixon, Dartmouth defensive lineman Seth Simmer and Carson-Newman running back Antonio Wimbush are the first recipients of the Mayo Clinic college football Comeback Player of the Year Award. The new award recognizes college football players from FBS, FCS and lower divisions who overcome injury, illness or other challenges to return to the field. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)
December 18, 2018 - 1:58 pm
Kent State receiver Antwan Dixon, Dartmouth defensive lineman Seth Simmer and Carson-Newman running back Antonio Wimbush are the first recipients of the Mayo Clinic college football Comeback Player of the Year Award. The new award recognizes college football players from FBS, FCS and lower...
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Slovenia's Ilka Stuhec competes during a ski World Cup Women's Downhill, in Val Gardena, Italy, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Marco Trovati)
December 18, 2018 - 9:52 am
SELVA DI VAL GARDENA, Italy (AP) — It was just about a year ago when Ilka Stuhec gave up on her dream of competing at the Pyeongchang Olympics. Coming off a career season that included a gold medal in the downhill at the world championships and the season-long World Cup downhill title, Stuhec...
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New Orleans Saints' Drew Brees (9) scrambles against the Carolina Panthers in the first half of an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C., Monday, Dec. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Jason E. Miczek)
December 17, 2018 - 11:51 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — New Orleans put the clamps on Cam Newton, and the Saints beat the Carolina Panthers 12-9 on Monday night to take a big step toward locking up home-field advantage in the NFC playoffs. The Saints' defense, which has been among the best in the league the last six weeks, held...
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Houston Rockets guard James Harden, right, drives to the basket as Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Dec. 17, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)
December 17, 2018 - 10:55 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden scored 47 points to help the Houston Rockets hold off the Utah Jazz 102-97 on Monday night for their fourth straight win. It was Houston's first victory over the Jazz this season after dropping the first two meetings. The team's current winning streak comes following a...
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FILE - In this May 29, 2018, file photo, Serena Williams returns a shot against Krystyna Pliskova during their first-round match of the French Open tennis tournament in Paris, France. The women's tennis tour has approved rule changes that involve seedings after a return from pregnancy. Former No. 1 players Williams and Victoria Azarenka are recent mothers on the tour. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)
December 17, 2018 - 5:48 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The women's tennis tour approved rule changes Monday that are meant to ensure players are not penalized after they return from pregnancy or an injury that causes a long absence. The changes were prompted, in part, by the experiences of former No. 1 players Serena...
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FILE - In this April 13, 2018, file photo, Philadelphia Flyers head coach Dave Hakstol gives instructions during the third period in Game 2 of an NHL first-round hockey playoff series against the Pittsburgh Penguins, in Pittsburgh. The Flyers fired head coach Dave Hakstol Monday, Dec. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
December 17, 2018 - 4:52 pm
It took less than two weeks as general manager of the Philadelphia Flyers for Chuck Fletcher to see what he needed to see with coach Dave Hakstol. The Flyers were still making too many mistakes, still not playing up to their talent level and it was all too clear the message wasn't getting across...
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