Athlete injuries

Los Angeles Clippers forward Paul George, right, tries to drive past Minnesota Timberwolves forward Robert Covington during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 13, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Craig Lassig)
December 14, 2019 - 1:41 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — It's hard to stop Paul George. It's hard to stop Kawhi Leonard. It's really hard to stop both at the same time. George and Leonard showed what the Los Angeles Clippers had in mind when they teamed up the superstar duo Friday night. George scored 46 points, Kawhi Leonard had 42...
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Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) shoots between Memphis Grizzlies forwards Jaren Jackson Jr. (13) and Jae Crowder (99) in the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 13, 2019, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)
December 13, 2019 - 11:00 pm
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 17 of his 37 points in the fourth quarter to help the Milwaukee Bucks pull away for their 17th straight victory, 127-114 over the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday night. The Bucks overcome Jaren Jackson Jr.’s career-high 43 points. He scored 26 in the...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019, file photo, New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius prepares to take batting practice before Game 6 of baseball's American League Championship Series against the Houston Astros in Houston. Gregorius is joining manager Joe Girardi in Philadelphia, agreeing with the Phillies on a $14 million, one-year contract, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press, late Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)
December 13, 2019 - 9:12 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Phillies and shortstop Didi Gregorius finalized their $14 million, one-year contract Friday. Gregorius reunites in Philadelphia with manager Joe Girardi after spending the past five seasons with the New York Yankees, including the first three playing for Girardi. The 29-year...
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Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid looks for room to shoot against Boston Celtics forward Daniel Theis, left, in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
December 12, 2019 - 11:07 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Joel Embiid responded to criticism from Shaquille O'Neal and Charles Barkley with a season-high 38 points, adding 13 rebounds on Thursday night to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to a 115-109 victory over the Boston Celtics. Embiid scored 16 points in the fourth quarter, hitting five of...
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Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim reacts during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Penn State in the consolation round of the NIT Season Tip-Off tournament, Friday, Nov. 29, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
December 12, 2019 - 11:42 am
UNDATED (AP) — Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim isn't used to this — nine games into the season his Orange are barely above .500. With no seniors and five freshmen on the roster and apparent weaknesses on the floor, the Orange (5-4) were no match for defending national champion Virginia to open the...
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Milwaukee Bucks' Eric Bledsoe drives past New Orleans Pelicans' Kenrich Williams during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
December 12, 2019 - 12:12 am
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo sat out but the Milwaukee Bucks kept on rolling, getting 29 points from Eric Bledsoe in a 127-112 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday night that extended their winning streak to 16 games. The Bucks (22-3) tied the second-longest winning streak...
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The USA team poses for a photo ahead of the President's Cup Golf tournament in Melbourne, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019. (AP Photo Andy Brownbill)
December 11, 2019 - 3:01 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The No. 1 player in the world early in the year, Dustin Johnson didn't show up on the leaderboard the last three months of the PGA Tour and hasn't been seen at all since then. Both can be attributed to an ailing knee. It shouldn't take long to find out how quickly he...
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Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid celebrates after making a basket during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
December 10, 2019 - 10:52 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid scored 22 points, including two key free throws with 15.3 seconds left, and Tobias Harris added 20 to keep the Philadelphia 76ers perfect at home with a 97-92 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday night. Matisse Thybulle added 13 points for the Sixers, who are...
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December 10, 2019 - 9:38 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Shortstop Didi Gregorius is joining manager Joe Girardi in Philadelphia, agreeing with the Phillies on a $14 million, one-year contract, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Tuesday because the agreement, first...
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Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson (8) throws a pass under pressure by Buffalo Bills defensive end Trent Murphy (93) during the second half of an NFL football game in Orchard Park, N.Y., Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019. The Ravens won 24-17. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus)
December 10, 2019 - 6:50 pm
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Setting NFL records and garnering MVP votes doesn't mean that much to Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson, who's far more interested in stacking wins and getting Baltimore to the Super Bowl. Jackson stands 23 yards shy of breaking Michael Vick's single-season record for yards...
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