Athlete injuries

San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan, left, talks with official Jeff Bergman during the first half of an NFL football game between the 49ers and the Chicago Bears in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
December 23, 2018 - 7:51 pm
The Latest on NFL's Week 16 (All times Eastern). 7:15 p.m. The Chicago Bears have wrapped up a 14-9 win over the San Francisco 49ers. The Bears improved to 11-4 and handed 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan his first loss in December as head coach. Coming into today, Shanahan was 7-0 in December games...
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Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen, left, and New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady speak at midfield after an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
December 23, 2018 - 6:13 pm
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — It's not every day that a team finds itself cheering for the one that beat it the season before in the Super Bowl. This isn't the typical season for the New England Patriots. Patriots players erupted in a loud cheer in the locker room as Eagles kicker Jake Elliott's 35-yard...
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Dallas Cowboys linebacker Jaylon Smith (54) acknowledges cheers from fans as he walks off the field after their 27-20 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in an NFL football game in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)
December 23, 2018 - 6:08 pm
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Dak Prescott shared a brief hug with star running back Ezekiel Elliott after the Dallas quarterback kneeled twice to wrap up their second NFC East title in three seasons together. The postgame celebration was equally muted after Prescott accounted for two touchdowns and...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011, file photo, Buffalo Sabres Hall of Fame Class of 2012 inductee Rick Jeanneret helps salute the crowd with fellow inductee Dale Hawerchuk before an NHL hockey game between the Sabres and the Winnipeg Jets in Buffalo, N.Y. Sabres broadcaster Jeanneret was taken out of the press box on a stretcher early in the third period of an NHL hockey game between the Sabres and Anaheim Ducks, Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018. It was unclear what happened to the 76-year-old Jeanneret. He has been the team's play-by-play man since 1971 — the longest tenure with a single team in NHL history. (AP Photo/David Duprey, File)
December 23, 2018 - 10:33 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The longtime voice of the Buffalo Sabres hasn't been silenced after being wheeled out of the press box on a stretcher. Rick Jeanneret is "resting and doing well," the Sabres announced Sunday, about 12 hours after the Hall of Fame broadcaster was transported to the hospital...
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San Antonio Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge, left, dribbles as Houston Rockets guard Gerald Green defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)
December 23, 2018 - 12:12 am
HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden took control for the Houston Rockets in the first game of what could be a lengthy period without point guard Chris Paul. Harden played a bruising 41 minutes and had 39 points, 10 assists, four rebounds and two steals as the Rockets defeated the San Antonio Spurs 108-101...
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Toronto Raptors' Fred VanVleet (23) goes up for a shot against Philadelphia 76ers' Jonah Bolden (43) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
December 22, 2018 - 10:01 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid had 27 points and 11 rebounds, Ben Simmons added 26 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists and the Philadelphia 76ers routed the short-handed Toronto Raptors 126-101 on Saturday night. JJ Redick added 22 points for the 76ers, who pulled within 2½ games of first-place...
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Army quarterback Luke Langdon (9) celebrates his touchdown with wide receiver Glen Coates (6) against Houston during the first half of Armed Forces Bowl NCAA college football game Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018, in Fort Worth, Texas. (AP Photo/Jim Cowsert)
December 22, 2018 - 8:54 pm
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Army quarterback Kelvin Hopkins Jr. initially ran right before cutting back the other way and eluding a tackler. He sent two other defenders sliding to the ground when he switched directions again and took off toward the end zone. That nifty 77-yard run was one of his Armed...
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December 22, 2018 - 6:33 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Congolese boy who traveled to Los Angeles to undergo surgery to remove a large tumor on his face died late Friday after having an adverse reaction to anesthesia. The Dikembe Mutombo Foundation, which co-sponsored 8-year-old Matadi Sela Petit's travels and medical procedures,...
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Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) is attended to after being injured in the first half of an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/James Kenney)
December 22, 2018 - 6:10 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee quarterback Marcus Mariota has hurt his right, throwing arm and has been replaced by backup Blaine Gabbert against the Washington Redskins. The Titans said Mariota had a "stinger" and was questionable to return to the game. Mariota was hurt when sacked by defensive...
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Florida Panthers goaltender Roberto Luongo (1) watches as the puck goes past him, scored by Detroit Red Wings left wing Thomas Vanek of Austria during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Detroit, Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Jose Juarez)
December 22, 2018 - 6:01 pm
DETROIT (AP) — With the top two lines taking the lead, the Florida Panthers found a style of play that suits them Saturday. Roberto Luongo made 33 saves, Mike Hoffman and Evegnii Dadonov each scored and the Panthers beat the Detroit Red Wings 2-1. Hoffman, Dadonov, leading scorer Jonathan Huberdeau...
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