Athlete injuries

Arrowhead Stadium before an NFL divisional playoff football game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Houston Texans, in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)
January 12, 2020 - 1:39 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs are without Pro Bowl defensive tackle Chris Jones for their divisional playoff game against the Houston Texans after their sacks leader hurt his calf in practice this week and struggled through pregame warm-ups. Jones, who missed the Chiefs' loss to...
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San Francisco 49ers players celebrate as a group after cornerback Richard Sherman (25), bottom center, intercepted a pass against the Minnesota Vikings during the second half of an NFL divisional playoff football game, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, in Santa Clara, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
January 11, 2020 - 8:57 pm
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Richard Sherman anticipated the route for an interception and then watched the San Francisco 49ers run eight straight times for the touchdown that put them in control of their first playoff game in six years. The dominant defense and powerful running game that carried the...
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Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) looks to pass the ball under pressure from Minnesota Timberwolves forward Andrew Wiggins (22) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)
January 11, 2020 - 8:36 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden didn't have much to say after he surpassed 20,000 points on Saturday in Houston's blowout win over Minnesota. “It's a great accomplishment obviously," he said. “I have a bigger picture and bigger goals but it's pretty cool." Teammate and longtime friend Russell Westbrook...
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January 11, 2020 - 8:17 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — LeBron James and Anthony Davis missed the Lakers' game against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Saturday. Lakers coach Frank Vogel said James has a chest cold. Officially, the team said he has flu-like symptoms. James is averaging 25.4 points, a league-leading 10.7 assists and 8.7...
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January 11, 2020 - 6:10 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Kyrie Irving could return to the Brooklyn Nets' lineup Sunday after missing two months with a right shoulder injury. The Nets listed Irving as probable on the injury report Saturday for their game against Atlanta. Irving has missed 26 games with what the Nets said was an impingement...
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January 11, 2020 - 11:53 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Australian Open organizers said Saturday that U.S. Open champion Bianca Andreescu, Juan Martin del Potro and Richard Gasquet have withdrawn due to knee injuries. “The Australian Open is unfortunately too soon in my rehab process and I sadly will not be able to play in it...
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Dallas Mavericks forward Dorian Finney-Smith (10) tries to defend against a shot by Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez)
January 11, 2020 - 1:43 am
DALLAS (AP) — LeBron James had 35 points and 16 rebounds, Kyle Kuzma scored a season-high 26 points starting in place of injured star Anthony Davis, and the Los Angeles Lakers went up big early in a 129-114 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Friday night. James was dominant from the start to help...
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FILE - In this April 5, 2019, file photo, Michelle Wie watches her tee shot on the 118th hole during the second round of the LPGA Tour ANA Inspiration golf tournament at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, Calif. Wie is expecting her first child — a girl — this summer. The often-injured golfer announced the news Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, on Instagram. She married Jonnie West, the son of NBA great Jerry West, in August. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)
January 10, 2020 - 4:05 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — Michelle Wie always thought if she ever had children, that would be the end of her golf. Now she is more inspired than ever to return. Wie, who married Golden State Warriors executive Jonnie West in August, announced they are having their first child — a girl — this summer. “I do...
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Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) scrambles away from Buffalo Bills defensive end Jerry Hughes (55) during the second half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)
January 09, 2020 - 1:51 pm
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The NFL is looking into whether the Buffalo Bills violated league rules on reporting injuries in connection to defensive end Jerry Hughes revealing he played with torn wrist ligaments. The league on Thursday notified the Buffalo chapter of the Pro Football Writers of...
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Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) looks on during the first half of an NBA basketball game againsty the Atlanta Hawks, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)
January 08, 2020 - 10:25 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — James Harden scored 41 points, including 22 in the first quarter, to lead the Houston Rockets over Trae Young and the Atlanta Hawks 122-115 on Wednesday night. Harden had 10 assists and 10 rebounds for his second straight triple-double. He had 44 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists...
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