Athlete injuries

Brooklyn Nets center Jarrett Allen (31) gets his hand on the hand of Toronto Raptors forward Chris Boucher (25) as Raptors forward OG Anunoby (3) looks on during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
February 12, 2020 - 10:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Toronto Raptors had their franchise-record winning streak stopped at 15 games with a 101-91 loss to the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday night. The defending NBA champions were hoping to keep rolling right into the All-Star break but couldn't find the form that helped them average 121...
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St. Louis Blues defenseman Vince Dunn, left, wipes his faces as Anaheim Ducks defenseman Josh Manson kneels on the ice while Blues defenseman Jay Bouwmeester, who suffered a medical emergency, is worked on by medical personnel during the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
February 12, 2020 - 7:12 pm
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Jay Bouwmeester remains in Southern California, but the veteran St. Louis Blues defenseman was alert and talking with teammates one day after collapsing on the bench during a game. “He was in good spirits with us, typical Jay, so I think it certainly made us all feel a lot...
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St. Louis Blues defenseman Vince Dunn, left, of center wipes his faces as Anaheim Ducks defenseman Josh Manson kneels on the ice while blues defenseman Jay Bouwmeester, who suffered a medical emergency, is worked on by medical personnel during the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
February 12, 2020 - 12:03 am
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — St. Louis defenseman Jay Bouwmeester collapsed on the bench during a break in play in the first period, prompting the Blues and Anaheim Ducks to postpone their game Tuesday night. Bouwmeester appeared to be awake and alert as he was being transported out of the arena to a...
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Los Angeles Angels manager Joe Maddon speaks during a news conference at the spring training baseball facility, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
February 11, 2020 - 6:36 pm
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Three days after Joe Maddon's 66th birthday, the Los Angeles Angels' new manager sat down in a familiar spring training complex and reminded everybody he was into two-way players before they were cool. Left-hander Deshawn Warren was the Angels' second-round pick in 1992, when...
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Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James goes to the basket against the Sacramento Kings during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
February 11, 2020 - 2:30 am
LeBron James is considering a return to the Olympics. James — a two-time gold medalist and three-time Olympian — was among 44 players announced by USA Basketball on Monday as finalists for the team that will play in the Tokyo Games this summer. James played in 2004, 2008 and 2012, helping the U.S...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019 file photo, Minnesota Twins relief pitcher Brusdar Graterol throws his first MLB pitch during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers in Detroit. With less than a week before pitchers and catchers were scheduled to report to spring training, the Red Sox sent Mookie Betts and David Price to the Los Angeles Dodgers in a deal that brought outfielder Alex Verdugo and Twins pitching prospect Brusdar Graterol to Boston. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
February 10, 2020 - 10:35 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins and Los Angeles Dodgers have finalized their trade sending starting pitcher Kenta Maeda to the Twins and bullpen prospect Brusdar Graterol to the Dodgers. Just in time for spring training. Twins pitchers and catchers take the field Wednesday for their first...
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Florida Panthers left wing Frank Vatrano, left, gets a two minute penalty as he trips Minnesota Wild winger Jason Zucker during the third period of an NHL hockey game Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, in St. Paul, Minn. The Panthers won 5-4. (AP Photo/Craig Lassig)
February 10, 2020 - 9:30 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins have acquired veteran forward Jason Zucker from Minnesota, giving the Penguins' top-six forward group a jolt as they prepare for a postseason push. Pittsburgh sent forward Alex Galchenyuk, defenseman prospect Calen Addison and a conditional 2020 first-round...
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IndyCar driver Josef Newgarden poses for photos during IndyCar Media Day, Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
February 10, 2020 - 5:35 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Josef Newgarden has already won two IndyCar Series championships and heads into the 2020 season chasing rare back-to-back crowns, something that hasn't happened in nearly a decade. Yet he'd give up a third title this season to win the Indianapolis 500. “No doubt,” Newgarden...
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Philadelphia Flyers center Sean Couturier (14) celebrates his goal with center Claude Giroux (28) and right wing Travis Konecny (11) during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Washington Capitals, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
February 08, 2020 - 9:47 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sean Couturier scored twice, Claude Giroux recorded three points and Brian Elliott made 25 saves to help the Philadelphia Flyers deny Alex Ovechkin a milestone and blow out the Washington Capitals 7-2 Saturday night. Philadelphia limited Ovechkin to one shot on net and kept...
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Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard (0) shoots as Utah Jazz guard Joe Ingles (2) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
February 08, 2020 - 3:04 am
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — One play punctuated a thrilling comeback for the Utah Jazz. However, it was a play that ultimately should not have counted. Utah’s Donovan Mitchell scored a go-ahead layup with 19.5 seconds left. Portland’s Damian Lillard tried to answer with a layup on the other end, but Rudy...
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