Athlete health

Philadelphia Eagles NFL football coach Doug Pederson listens to a reporter's question during a news conference Tuesday Jan. 15, 2019, in Philadelphia. The Eagles lost to the New Orleans Saints on Sunday, ending their season. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)
January 15, 2019 - 6:29 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Eagles coach Doug Pederson reiterated Tuesday that Carson Wentz will be the team's starting quarterback in 2019. Wentz missed the final three games of the regular season and two playoff games because of a back injury. Nick Foles led Philadelphia to four straight wins and was 27...
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Canada's Milos Raonic plays a backhand return to Australia's Nick Kyrgios during their first round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
January 15, 2019 - 6:00 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on Tuesday at the Australian Open (all times local): 9:50 p.m. Milos Raonic hit 30 aces and never faced a break point to beat local hope Nick Kyrgios 6-4, 7-6 (5), 6-4 in a first-round match at Melbourne Park. It was the seventh meeting between the pair and...
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Charlotte Hornets' Tony Parker, left, drives against San Antonio Spurs' Davis Bertans during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Darren Abate)
January 15, 2019 - 12:46 am
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The fans in San Antonio didn't care too much about a rare home loss. They only wanted to shower Tony Parker with love and appreciation. Parker gave them plenty to cheer about, just as he did for 17 seasons with the Spurs. Kemba Walker scored 33 points and Parker enjoyed a...
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Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski reacts during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Syracuse in Durham, N.C., Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. Syracuse won 95-91. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
January 14, 2019 - 11:28 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Duke remained firmly entrenched at No. 1 for a fourth straight week in The Associated Press men's college basketball poll, which was enough to give its Hall of Fame coach another record. The Blue Devils led an unchanged top 10 in Monday's AP Top 25 and spent their sixth week on...
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Syracuse players celebrate as time expires during overtime in an NCAA college basketball game against Duke in Durham, N.C., Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. Syracuse won 95-91. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
January 14, 2019 - 10:50 pm
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Syracuse packed its patented 2-3 zone defense around Zion Williamson, and dared a depleted Duke team to win from the 3-point line. Without shooter Cameron Reddish, the top-ranked Blue Devils couldn't do it. And without point guard Tre Jones, their defense couldn't pressure the...
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Due to the danger of an avalanche a mountain pass road is closed in Obermaiselstein, Germany, Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019. (Karl-Josef Hildenbrand/dpa via AP)
January 14, 2019 - 3:49 am
BERLIN (AP) — Officials say a large avalanche has slammed into a hotel in southern Germany, damaging the building but causing no injuries. A spokeswoman for Oberallgaeu regional authorities said the hotel's 100 guests were evacuated to other dwellings in the village of Balderschwang. Brigitte...
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Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Alshon Jeffery (17) lies on the turf in front of New Orleans Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan (94) after the Saints intercepted a pass in the second half of an NFL divisional playoff football game in New Orleans, Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019. The Saints won 20-14. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
January 13, 2019 - 9:38 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — When the New Orleans Saints finally found their rhythm, they marched one step closer to the Super Bowl. Using a dominant ball-control offense and a few gambles that paid off, the Saints got two touchdown passes from Drew Brees and two interceptions from Marcus Lattimore in a 20-...
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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady celebrates a touchdown run by running back Sony Michel during the first half of an NFL divisional playoff football game against the Los Angeles Chargers, Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
January 13, 2019 - 6:38 pm
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Tom Brady recognizes that there are some who believe the Patriots are nearing the end of their run of unprecedented playoff success. New England took its first step toward possibly silencing those voices for a little longer. Sony Michel ran for 129 yards and had three...
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Indianapolis Colts head coach Frank Reich speaks during a news conference at the NFL team's facility in Indianapolis, Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019. The team ended their season with a loss to Kansas City in a playoff game the day before. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)
January 13, 2019 - 5:10 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis Colts kept insisting Andrew Luck would play better after shoulder surgery. He did. Frank Reich acknowledged some of his best work came in a backup role. Apparently, It still does. A healthy Luck and an opportunistic first-year coach led the Colts on a historic...
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Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Anthony Hitchens, top, and safety Jordan Lucas (24) tackle Indianapolis Colts running back Marlon Mack (25) during the second half of an NFL divisional football playoff game in Kansas City, Mo., Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
January 13, 2019 - 4:38 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The two transactions that the Kansas City Chiefs made before the start of the season came with little fanfare, mostly because casual football fans probably had never heard of either of them. Jordan Lucas was drafted in the sixth round out of Penn State by the Dolphins, and...
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