Athlete injuries

December 22, 2018 - 5:25 pm
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Jamie Newman's season started on a sour note and finished on a sweet one. Newman ran for a 1-yard touchdown with 34 seconds left to cap a big performance and Wake Forest's comeback in a 37-34 victory over Memphis in the Birmingham Bowl on Saturday. The quarterback who lost...
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Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James, right, smiles as he walks past New Orleans Pelicans' Anthony Davis during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
December 22, 2018 - 2:49 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James got plenty of attention this week for his comments about Anthony Davis, prompting allegations of tampering and ramping up speculation about the two superstars playing together for the Los Angeles Lakers. It turns out James is also pretty good at playing with his...
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Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) goes to the hoop against Boston Celtics forward Gordon Hayward (20) and guard Jaylen Brown (7) in the second quarter of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
December 22, 2018 - 12:17 am
BOSTON (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks turned their slow start into a long, frustrating night for the Boston Celtics. Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 30 points and got the Bucks rolling on an early 16-0 run that put Milwaukee in command for good in a 120-107 win over the short-handed Celtics on Friday...
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FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2018, file photo, Cleveland Indians relief pitcher Andrew Miller delivers in the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, in Cleveland. Andrew Miller is heading west: The free agent left-handed reliever has agreed to terms with the St. Louis Cardinals on a two-year deal with a vesting option for 2021. Miller gives the Cardinals a long-sought elite option in the bullpen. Terms were not disclosed Friday, Dec. 21, 2018.(AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)
December 21, 2018 - 7:11 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — When healthy, Andrew Miller has been one of baseball's top relievers. The St. Louis Cardinals are banking on a return to form. Miller agreed to a $25 million, two-year deal with St. Louis that includes a club option and performance bonuses that could make it worth $36 million over...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016, file photo, Florida International running back Anthony Jones catches a pass during an NCAA college football practice at Ocean Bank Field at FIU Stadium, in Miami. Jones and a teammate were hurt in a drive-by shooting on Sept. 6, 2018. Jones' wounds have healed and he's playing in the Bahamas Bowl on Friday, Dec. 21, as FIU takes on Toledo. (David Santiago/El Nuevo Herald via AP, File)
December 21, 2018 - 4:20 pm
NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Anthony Jones rushed for three touchdowns to complete his comeback story, and Florida International survived a horrible start to defeat Toledo 35-32 on Friday in the Bahamas Bowl. Jones missed much of the season after being one of two FIU players who were injured in a drive-...
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Houston Rockets guard Eric Gordon (10) attempts a three-pointer in the closing seconds as Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade (3) defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018, in Miami. The Heat won 101-99. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
December 20, 2018 - 11:44 pm
MIAMI (AP) — The plan for the Miami Heat on the game's final play was simple: Do not let James Harden win the game for Houston. Dwyane Wade and the Heat pulled it off. Wade ran at Harden and got him to give the ball up as the clock ran down, Eric Gordon missed a 3-pointer — one that Wade said he...
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Chicago Bulls center Wendell Carter Jr., left, dunks against Brooklyn Nets center Jarrett Allen during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018, in Chicago. The Nets won 96-93. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
December 19, 2018 - 11:12 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Spencer Dinwiddie scored 27 points off the bench and made a critical defensive play in the final seconds, lifting the Brooklyn Nets over the Chicago Bulls 96-93 on Wednesday night for their seventh consecutive victory. Jarrett Allen had 16 points and 12 rebounds for the resurgent...
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Carolina Panthers' Cam Newton (1) scrambles past New Orleans Saints' Tyeler Davison (95) in the first half of an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C., Monday, Dec. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn)
December 19, 2018 - 4:19 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Cam Newton is headed to the bench with a sore shoulder. The Panthers made the decision to shut down the 2015 league MVP for at least one game and possibly the remainder of the season due to a lingering right shoulder problem. Coach Ron Rivera said Taylor Heinicke will make...
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FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2012, file photo, United States' Missy Franklin reacts to her gold medal win in the women's 200-meter backstroke final at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. The five-time Olympic champion is retiring from swimming at age 23, citing chronic shoulder pain that has affected her for the last 2 and a half years. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, File)
December 19, 2018 - 2:23 pm
Five-time Olympic champion Missy Franklin is retiring from swimming at age 23, citing chronic shoulder pain that has affected her for the last 2½ years. She announced her plans Wednesday in a letter posted on ESPN.com . Franklin's spokeswoman says the swimmer is with her family in Colorado for the...
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Dallas Mavericks guard Jalen Brunson, right, drives past Denver Nuggets guard Jamal Murray in the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
December 18, 2018 - 11:53 pm
DENVER (AP) — Nikola Jokic had 32 points and 16 rebounds, Jamal Murray dished out a career-high 15 assists and the Denver Nuggets extended their home winning streak to seven games by beating the Dallas Mavericks 126-118 on Tuesday night. At 21-9, the Nuggets matched the 1976-77 squad for the best...
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