Athlete health

Duke's Jack White (41) reacts with the crowd following his 3-point basket against Miami during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Durham, N.C., Saturday, March 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
March 02, 2019 - 6:49 pm
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Jack White took the pass from Tre Jones in the left corner, squared to the basket and launched a 3-pointer. Unlike the previous 28 he shot, this one went in. His slump is over, and now No. 3 Duke hopes its slide is, too. The Blue Devils routed Miami 87-57 on Saturday behind 19...
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Ohio State defensive lineman Nick Bosa talks to the media at the NFL Scouting Combine on Saturday, March 2, 2019 in Indianapolis. (Detroit Lions via AP)
March 02, 2019 - 6:10 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Nick Bosa found himself in the news again last week when Zion Williamson sprained his right knee in the opening minute against North Carolina. The sight of his left shoe tearing apart and Williamson grabbing his right knee unleashed feverish debate over whether Duke's freakish...
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March 02, 2019 - 5:56 pm
BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Danny Farquhar took the mound in a game again. That was more than enough on Saturday. Farquhar's spring training appearance for the New York Yankees was his first game since the 32-year-old reliever collapsed in the Chicago White Sox dugout on April 20 because of a ruptured...
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Connecticut's Katie Lou Samuelson, top and Houston's Julia Blackshell-Fair fall to the court chasing a loose ball during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, March 2, 2019, in Storrs, Conn. Samuelson left the game injured after the play. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
March 02, 2019 - 5:19 pm
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — No. 2 UConn overcame an early double-digit deficit and an injury to an All-American in rolling to another American Athletic Conference win. Napheesa Collier celebrated senior day by scoring 29 points and grabbing nine rebounds to lead the Huskies over Houston 83-61 on Saturday...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, July 10, 2018 file photo, Kansas City Royals' Salvador Perez bats against the Minnesota Twins in the first inning of a baseball game in Minneapolis. Kansas City Royals All-Star catcher Salvador Perez damaged the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow, raising the possibility the 2015 World Series MVP may need Tommy John surgery and miss the season. Perez was hurt during a workout on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)
March 02, 2019 - 2:56 pm
SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Salvador Perez went about his morning as if nothing was amiss. In his heavily accented English, the six-time All-Star catcher spent some time joking with teammates. He bounced from one end of Kansas City's spring training clubhouse to the next, displaying the same kind of...
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Milwaukee Bucks guard Eric Bledsoe, left, shoots as Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, March 1, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Bucks won 131-120. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
March 02, 2019 - 3:52 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Eric Bledsoe began the day with a contract extension. He ended it leading the Milwaukee Bucks to their eighth consecutive victory and 10th in a row on the road. Bledsoe scored 31 points, Malcolm Brogdon added 21 points, and the Bucks beat the Los Angeles Lakers 131-120 on Friday...
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Chicago Bulls forward Lauri Markkanen (24) drives toward the basket as Atlanta Hawks forward Omari Spellman defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, March 1, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)
March 02, 2019 - 12:56 am
ATLANTA (AP) — The Chicago Bulls are playing their best basketball of the season at a time many might have thought the focus would be shifting to the NBA draft lottery. The wins are making Lauri Markkanen hungry for more. Markkanen made three free throws to give Chicago the lead for good, Zach...
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Washington Capitals' Alex Ovechkin (8) celebrates with Jakub Vrana (13) and other teammates after scoring a goal during the third period of the team's NHL hockey game against the New York Islanders on Friday, March 1, 2019, in Uniondale, N.Y. The Capitals won 3-1. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
March 01, 2019 - 11:13 pm
UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Alex Ovechkin added to his lengthy list of accomplishments with another big goal. Washington's captain became the first player in NHL history with 10 seasons of 45 goals or more, scoring in the Capitals' three-goal third period as they rallied to a 3-1 victory over the New...
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Houston Rockets' James Harden (13) goes up for a shot as Miami Heat's Josh Richardson defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, in Houston. The Rockets won 121-118. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
February 28, 2019 - 11:55 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — After scoring 58 points, James Harden pointed to the Houston Rockets' defense and team effort. Harden also had 10 assists and seven rebounds and the Rockets overcame a 21-point third-quarter deficit to beat the Miami Heat 121-118 on Thursday night. "We were lackadaisical on defense,...
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Philadelphia Phillies' Dylan Cozens, left, celebrates with Maikel Franco after hitting a three-run home run in the first inning of a spring training baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays, Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, in Dunedin, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
February 28, 2019 - 9:42 pm
CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — The biggest play from the Phillies' spring training game Thursday: great communication behind the home dugout. Philadelphia fans with an eye on their smartphones cried out when reports emerged that Bryce Harper had agreed to a deal with the Phillies, breaking the news to...
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