Athlete injuries

Denver Nuggets forward Paul Millsap, right, loses control of the ball as New Orleans Pelicans forward Brandon Ingram defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
December 26, 2019 - 2:19 am
DENVER (AP) — Brandon Ingram had no clue how many 3-pointers he'd made until a voice from across the locker room informed him. Seven. An assist to injured rookie Zion Williamson for providing the pertinent information. Ingram scored 31 points, including a career-high in 3-pointers, and the New...
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Golden State Warriors guard D'Angelo Russell (0) dribbles past Houston Rockets forward Danuel House Jr. (4) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in San Francisco, Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
December 25, 2019 - 7:42 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Draymond Green scored 16 of his 20 points in the second half, Damion Lee had 22 points and a career-high 15 rebounds and the Golden State Warriors beat the Houston Rockets 116-104 on Wednesday. D'Angelo Russell added 20 points, and Glenn Robinson III had 18 to help the Warriors...
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Toronto Raptors guard Fred VanVleet (23) and teammate Kyle Lowry (7) guard the net against Boston Celtics' Kemba Walker (8) during first half of an NBA basketball game in Toronto, Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2019. (Cole Burston/The Canadian Press via AP)
December 25, 2019 - 3:56 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Boston’s Jaylen Brown celebrated Christmas with something he had never enjoyed before: a road win at Toronto. Brown scored 30 points, Kemba Walker had 22 and the Celtics beat the Raptors 118-102 Wednesday in the first Christmas Day NBA game played in Canada. “It was good to get a win...
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Michigan State's Kenny Willekes (48), Jack Saylor (54) and Jacub Panasiuk (96) warm up before an NCAA college football game against Maryland, Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019, in East Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)
December 25, 2019 - 1:45 pm
Almost a year to the day after breaking his leg, Kenny Willekes is ready for his Michigan State swan song. As usual, he's trying to think of himself as an underdog. “Always," he said. "That's the way you've got to play, that's the mentality I play with. I play with a chip on my shoulder regardless...
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San Francisco 49ers kicker Robbie Gould (9) is congratulated by teammates after kicking the game-winning field goal against the Los Angeles Rams during the second half of an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
December 25, 2019 - 1:24 pm
The NFC West will be decided Sunday night in the NFL's final game of the regular season. Too bad only one of the participants has anything close to its full side. San Francisco (12-3) visits Seattle and the winner takes the division and possibly even more. But the Seahawks are severely undermanned...
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Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry (7) and teammate forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (4) celebrate after defeating the Dallas Mavericks in NBA basketball game action in Toronto, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
December 25, 2019 - 9:27 am
A six-pack of Christmas nuggets to know going into this year’s slate of showcase NBA games on the holiday: Boston at Toronto, Milwaukee at Philadelphia, Houston at Golden State, the Los Angeles Clippers at the Los Angeles Lakers and New Orleans at Denver. HELLO, TORONTO It’s not a rule, but the NBA...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019 file photo, Oklahoma linebacker Kenneth Murray (9) celebrates a tackle during an NCAA college football game against TCU in Norman, Okla. Major improvements on defense have pushed Oklahoma and Baylor into the Big 12 championship game. Oklahoma led the Big 12 in total defense during conference play after finishing last a season ago. Baylor led the Big 12 in scoring defense and ranked third in total defense in league play a year after finishing seventh in total defense and eighth in scoring defense.(AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)
December 25, 2019 - 8:12 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Oklahoma linebacker Kenneth Murray knows the Sooners' defense is preparing for its toughest challenge of the season and believes experience on the national stage will be a big factor. No. 1 LSU (13-0) enters the College Football Playoff semifinal in Saturday's Peach Bowl leading the...
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Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson celebrates a 12-yard touchdown pass to running back Mark Ingram during the second half of an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)
December 24, 2019 - 8:31 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens have already made plenty of history this season. They have won 11 consecutive games, have the NFL’s best record at 13-2 and have home-field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs. And it's no surprise that the Ravens remained the top team in the...
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Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch runs through warmups at the NFL football team's practice facility Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2019, in Renton, Wash. When Lynch played his last game for the Seahawks in 2016, the idea of him ever wearing a Seahawks uniform again seemed preposterous. Yet, here are the Seahawks getting ready to have Lynch potentially play a major role on Sunday against San Francisco with the NFC West title on the line. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
December 24, 2019 - 8:14 pm
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — When Marshawn Lynch played his last game for Seattle in January 2016, a playoff loss to Carolina, the idea of him ever wearing a Seahawks uniform again seemed preposterous. Yet here was Lynch on Tuesday going through his first practice with Seattle in nearly four years, and...
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FILE - In this Nov. 23, 2019, file photo, Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields plays against Penn State during an NCAA college football game, in Columbus, Ohio. Fields, a sophomore and the Buckeyes’ Heisman Trophy finalist quarterback, said online classes allow him to split his time between studying at home or relaxing with Netflix and the Woody Hayes Athletic Center, where besides football facilities there is a new lavish lounge for players that offers made-to-order meals, massage chairs, video games on big screens and a cryogenic chamber. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete, File)
December 24, 2019 - 3:31 pm
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields may not be fully healthy when the second-ranked Buckeyes face No. 3 Clemson in the Fiesta Bowl. Fields said Tuesday his left knee is only 80 to 85% heading into Saturday's College Football Playoff semifinal in Glendale. He plans to wear...
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