Athlete injuries

Cleveland Cavaliers' Jordan Clarkson (8) shoots over Memphis Grizzlies' Grayson Allen (3) in the second half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Dec. 20, 2019, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
December 24, 2019 - 2:10 am
CLEVELAND (AP) — Jordan Clarkson wasn't going to be a part of Cleveland's future. Now he's in the past. The Cavaliers agreed Monday night to trade Clarkson to the Utah Jazz for guard Dante Exum and two future second-round draft picks, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press...
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FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2015, file photo, Dallas Cowboys outside linebacker Sean Lee (50) defends against a run by Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch (24) during an NFL football game in Arlington, Texas. The Seahawks could be reuniting with former star running back Lynch, coach Pete Carroll said during his radio show Monday, Dec. 23, 2019. Carroll said Lynch is flying to Seattle and will undergo a physical later Monday. Seattle is in desperate need of running backs after Chris Carson (hip) and C.J. Prosise (arm) both suffered season-ending injuries in Sunday’s 27-13 loss to Arizona. (AP Photo/Roger Steinman, File)
December 23, 2019 - 9:16 pm
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks could be reuniting with former star running back Marshawn Lynch, coach Pete Carroll said during his radio show on Monday. Carroll said Lynch is flying to Seattle and will undergo a physical later Monday. Seattle is in desperate need of running backs after...
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Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett, center left, walks off the field after of an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, in Philadelphia (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)
December 23, 2019 - 1:56 pm
Even though the Dallas Cowboys still have a path to the playoffs, there's a feeling of inevitability in one of the most disappointing seasons for Jerry Jones in 30 years as owner and general manager. The sense of doom starts with coach Jason Garrett being in the final year of his contract having...
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FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2019, file photo, Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu throws to a Washington Nationals batter during the first inning in Game 3 of a baseball National League Division Series in Washington. Free agent pitcher Ryu and the Toronto Blue Jays have agreed to an $80 million, four-year contract, according to a person familiar with the negotiations. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal was pending a physical sometime after Christmas and had not been announced. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
December 23, 2019 - 3:04 am
Hyun-Jin Ryu is headed north of the border to a Toronto Blue Jays team in dire need of starting pitching. One that was willing to pay for it, too. Ryu and the Blue Jays agreed to an $80 million, four-year contract, according to a person familiar with the negotiations. The person spoke late Sunday...
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FILE- In this Oct. 23, 2019, file photo, Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens, center, talks things over with his team during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers in Philadelphia. Many coaches are striking the delicate balance between pushing inexperienced players enough for the players and the team to have success while realizing that the learning curve in the league is often a long one. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola, File)
December 23, 2019 - 2:12 am
Billy Donovan challenges Oklahoma City’s young players to slow down and consider their strengths, focus first on defense and always think about whether the best decision is to shoot or pass. Then, just be patient and teach the rest of the game’s nuances over time. It can be a painful process for...
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Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) runs for a 12-yard touchdown against the Chicago Bears in the first half of an NFL football game in Chicago, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
December 23, 2019 - 1:33 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Patrick Mahomes kept the Kansas City Chiefs in the running for a first-round bye in the playoffs. It was a satisfying performance in a couple different ways. Mahomes outplayed Mitchell Trubisky, throwing for two touchdowns and running for another score, and the Chiefs beat the...
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Los Angeles Lakers guard Rajon Rondo, right, attempts a layup against Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker)
December 23, 2019 - 1:13 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Buoyed by a perfect five-game homestand, the Denver Nuggets hit the road and kept on winning. Paul Millsap scored 21 points and the Nuggets dominated the second half in defeating the Los Angeles Lakers, who were without LeBron James, 128-104 on Sunday night for their sixth win in...
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Philadelphia Eagles' Dallas Goedert celebrates after scoring a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)
December 22, 2019 - 9:20 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Carson Wentz ran off the field with his arms raised in triumph, a defining victory for a criticized QB that led an Eagles team limping toward the finish to first in the NFC East. His shaky receivers, suddenly sure-handed. The wins that got away, now sealed in crunch time. "You...
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Philadelphia Eagles' Vinny Curry (75) pulls down Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)
December 22, 2019 - 9:20 pm
The Latest on Week 16 in the NFL (all times EST): 9:17 p.m. Chicago nose tackle Eddie Goldman has left the Bears' game against the Kansas City Chiefs because of a concussion. It was not immediately clear when he was hurt. The Bears announced a few minutes into the second quarter he would not return...
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Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James drives past Milwaukee Bucks' Wesley Matthews during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
December 22, 2019 - 8:46 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James won't play for the Los Angeles Lakers against the Denver Nuggets, the first game he's missed this season. The 34-year-old superstar sat out Sunday night because of a thoracic muscle strain. He's listed as day-to-day and coach Frank Vogel had no estimate on how long...
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