Athlete injuries

Kansas's Udoka Azubuike (35) tries to dribble past Villanova's Jeremiah Robinson-Earl (24) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
December 31, 2019 - 1:57 am
The holidays gave teams a chance to recover, recharge and reset from the first two months of the season. As the calendar flips to 2020, conference play begins for some leagues, heats up for those that already started. The road to March is about to heat up. This week features four games between...
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Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) shoots over Chicago Bulls forward Lauri Markkanen (24) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Dec. 30, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)
December 30, 2019 - 10:33 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo had 23 points and 10 rebounds after missing two games with a sore back, and the Milwaukee Bucks pulled away in the second half for a 123-102 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Monday night. Antetokounmpo, the NBA's second-leading scorer with an average of 30.5...
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Louisville quarterback Micale Cunningham holds his most valuable player trophy after Louisville beat Mississippi State in the Music City Bowl NCAA college football game Monday, Dec. 30, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. Louisville won 38-28. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
December 30, 2019 - 9:18 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Consider the Louisville Cardinals' turnaround in coach Scott Satterfield's debut a smashing success. Micale Cunningham threw for 279 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 81 more, and Louisville beat Mississippi State 38-28 Monday in the Music City Bowl. The Cardinals (8-5)...
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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 30, 2019 - 7:37 pm
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — With the future of coach Jason Garrett in limbo, the Dallas Cowboys have other reasons to believe there will be plenty of change in 2020 — 23 of them, to be exact. The Cowboys have 23 unrestricted free agents-to-be, headlined by quarterback Dak Prescott and No. 1 receiver Amari...
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File-This Oct. 5, 2019, file photo shows Columbus Blue Jackets head coach John Tortorella objecting to a call during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Pittsburgh. A furious post-game rant by Tortorella over clock management in Sunday's night's overtime loss was “unprofessional along with unacceptable,” and NHL official said Monday, Dec.30, 2019. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
December 30, 2019 - 2:20 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An angry post-game rant by Columbus Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella over clock management late in Sunday's night's overtime loss was “unprofessional along with unacceptable,” an NHL official said Monday. Colin Campbell, the NHL's director of hockey operations, also defended...
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston (3) fires a pass against the Atlanta Falcons during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Jason Behnken)
December 30, 2019 - 2:29 am
With one last bad throw to close out the season, Jameis Winston became part of his own one-man club. Winston threw a pick-six on the first play of overtime Sunday to send Tampa Bay to a 28-22 loss to the Atlanta Falcons, and with that throw, also become the first NFL quarterback to toss at least 30...
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Seattle Seahawks' Marshawn Lynch (24) scores a touchdown on a 1-yard rush against the San Francisco 49ers during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)
December 30, 2019 - 1:44 am
SEATTLE (AP) — Richard Sherman once again wore the hat of a division champion as he walked out of the locker room in Seattle. Except this time there was a San Francisco logo beneath the words “NFC West champions.” “It’s a great feeling. It’s a great feeling to get the one seed, to be NFC West...
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New Orleans Pelicans guard Lonzo Ball (2) shoots a three-point basket against Houston Rockets forward Danuel House Jr. (4) in the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
December 30, 2019 - 12:36 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Lonzo Ball pulled up decisively from left wing to sink his career-high seventh 3-pointer in a single game, then glided back toward the Pelicans' defensive end, slapping the extended hand of coach Alvin Gentry as a thunderous roar filled the arena. Showing increasing confidence in...
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Buffalo Bills cornerback Levi Wallace (39) is carted off the field during the first half of an NFL football game against the New York Jets Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019 in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/David Dermer)
December 29, 2019 - 10:37 pm
The Kansas City Chiefs will hope for good news about their depleted secondary during their first-round playoff bye week. Safety Juan Thornhill suffered a knee injury in Kansas City's victory Sunday over the Los Angeles Chargers, which coupled with New England's loss to Miami gave the Chiefs the No...
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Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry (22) rushes for a touchdown against the Houston Texans during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)
December 29, 2019 - 9:50 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Mike Vrabel's playoff debut as a head coach will come against the team he helped to three Super Bowl titles as player. But don't expect the gruff second-year coach of the Tennessee Titans to reminisce about his time with the New England Patriots as next weekend's game approaches. “I’...
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