Athlete injuries

Philadelphia Flyers' Ivan Provorov celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Carolina Hurricanes, Thursday, March 5, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
March 06, 2020 - 12:24 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The label has a nice ring to it around Philly: The first-place Flyers. It's a tie, for now, in the Metropolitan Division and it's still March, but for a franchise that 15 months ago was nestled at the bottom of the standings and fired their coach, their GM, and ran through...
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Chicago White Sox's Dylan Cease (84) pitches in the third inning of a spring training baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers, Wednesday, March 4, 2020, in Phoenix, Ariz. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
March 05, 2020 - 3:43 am
PHOENIX (AP) — Dylan Cease said it was probably the best he had ever commanded his fastball. Not bad at all for a spring training game in March. Cease pitched four sharp innings for the Chicago White Sox in a 5-1 win against the Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday. The 6-foot-2 right-hander allowed one...
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New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson (1) and Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) watch play during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Dallas, Wednesday, March 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)
March 05, 2020 - 1:30 am
DALLAS (AP) — Just five days after his 21st birthday, Luka Doncic continued to etch his name in the Dallas Mavericks' record book. And in his first matchup against fellow young star Zion Williamson, Doncic got the last word — and the win. The second-year star scored 30 points and broke Jason Kidd's...
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Anaheim Ducks left wing Rickard Rakell (67) celebrates his overtime goal with defenseman Christian Djoos (29), as Colorado Avalanche defenseman Samuel Girard (49) skates by at the end of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, March 4, 2020, in Denver. The Ducks won 3-2. (AP Photo/John Leyba)
March 05, 2020 - 1:21 am
DENVER (AP) — Rickard Rakell didn't need a clock to tell him how much time remained as he skated up the ice. He had his Anaheim teammates on the bench counting down the seconds. Rakell scored with 1.2 seconds remaining in overtime, Ryan Miller stopped 32 shots and the Ducks snapped the Colorado...
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New York Yankees' Aaron Judge runs on the field during a spring training baseball workout Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
March 04, 2020 - 12:52 am
Injured outfielders Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton are likely to miss the New York Yankees' opener at Baltimore on March 26. Judge is having more tests to determine the cause of soreness in the right pectoral area near his shoulder. Judge has not hit on the field since spring training started,...
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Los Angeles Angels manager Joe Maddon watches during the first inning of a spring training baseball game Friday, Feb. 28, 2020, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
March 03, 2020 - 1:25 am
Joe Maddon hugged Anthony Rizzo, shared an in-game microphone with Kris Bryant, slapped hands with the Cubs' mascot and drew a warm reception from the Chicago fans at Sloan Park. As if he'd never been away at all. The manager who guided the Cubs to an elusive World Series championship in 2016 and...
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Chicago Bulls' Coby White (0) attempts to dunk against Dallas Mavericks' Maxi Kleber (42), of Germany, during the second half of an NBA basketball game Monday, March 2, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)
March 03, 2020 - 12:07 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Coby White scored 19 points, Otto Porter Jr. added 18 in his return from a broken left foot and the Chicago Bulls hung on to beat the Dallas Mavericks 109-107 Monday night when Luka Doncic's desperation heave bounced off the rim. Denzel Valentine added a season-high 17 points and the...
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Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) passes the ball between New Orleans Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday (11) and guard Frank Jackson (15) in the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Sunday, March 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Rusty Costanza)
March 01, 2020 - 10:51 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — LeBron James had 34 points, 13 assists and 12 rebounds, and the Los Angeles Lakers overcame Anthony Davis' absence and Zion Williamson's highest-scoring game to beat the New Orleans Pelicans 122-114 on Sunday night. Williamson finished with 35 points, but his largely productive...
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Utah defensive back Javelin K. Guidry stretches at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis, Sunday, March 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
March 01, 2020 - 6:36 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — College football's top players turned the NFL's annual scouting combine into speed week. Running back Jonathan Taylor promised to run the 40-yard dash in under 4.4 seconds. He did. Receiver Henry Ruggs III came, literally, a few ticks away from matching the fastest time recorded...
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St. John's forward Marcellus Earlington, second from left, lifts St. John's guard Greg Williams Jr. (4) in the air after Williams hit a three-point basketball as they celebrate during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Creighton, Sunday, March 1, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
March 01, 2020 - 4:50 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Greg Williams Jr. drained his seventh 3-pointer from right in front of the St. John's bench, springing delirious teammates onto the court as he bounded into their arms during a timeout. With an out-of-character shooting display from all over the gym, the Red Storm handed No. 10...
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