Athlete health

Philadelphia Eagles running back Darren Sproles (43) is kicked off his feet by Washington Redskins defensive back Adonis Alexander (39) during the first half of the NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018 in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
December 30, 2018 - 7:23 pm
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Nick Foles' magic stretched all the way back to Minnesota. Foles did it again, leading the Philadelphia Eagles to a 24-0 victory over the Redskins and the defending Super Bowl champions earned the NFC's final wild-card berth when Chicago beat the Vikings on Sunday. The Eagles (...
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Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) and defensive end J.J. Watt (99) embrace after their win over the Jacksonville Jaguars in an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
December 30, 2018 - 6:12 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — After the Houston Texans fell to 0-3 with a loss at home to the New York Giants on Sept. 23, they appeared to be headed for a second straight losing season. Instead, the Texans (11-5) won their next nine games and 11 of their last 13, capped by Sunday's 20-3 win over the Jacksonville...
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CORRECTS TO REMOVE SCORE- Detroit Lions' Levine Toilolo catches a touchdown pass on a fake field goal in front of Green Bay Packers' Josh Jackson during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)
December 30, 2018 - 4:51 pm
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Matthew Stafford threw for 266 yards and two scores to T.J. Jones, kicker Matt Prater tossed a touchdown pass after faking a field-goal try and the Detroit Lions ended a beleaguered season on a high note with a 31-0 win over the Green Bay Packers on Sunday. With Green Bay...
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Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Adam Erne, second from left, celebrates his goal against the Montreal Canadiens with defenseman Ryan McDonagh, left, and center Anthony Cirelli, right, during the third period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
December 29, 2018 - 11:26 pm
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Adam Erne made a strong case for more playing time with the NHL-leading Tampa Bay Lightning. The 23-year-old forward scored twice in the third period, including the go-ahead goal with 1:02 left, and the Lightning extended their point streak to 14 games with a 6-5 victory Saturday...
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Washington Wizards guard John Wall (2) goes to the basket past Detroit Pistons guard Bruce Brown during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018, in Detroit. The Pistons defeated the Wizards 106-95. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)
December 29, 2018 - 6:39 pm
Washington point guard John Wall has been told that he needs surgery to address bone spurs in his left heel, a procedure that would keep the five-time All-Star sidelined for at least six months. Wizards coach Scott Brooks said it is "likely" that Wall will have the surgery, though the team's...
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Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball, left, shoots as Los Angeles Clippers guard Patrick Beverley defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 28, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
December 29, 2018 - 2:09 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Even while playing without LeBron James on the tail end of a back-to-back set, the Los Angeles Lakers managed to carve out a double-digit lead in the third quarter against the Los Angeles Clippers. That's when the Clippers' four toughest defenders clamped down and Sweet Lou went...
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File-This photo taken Dec. 16, 2018, shows Los Angeles Rams' Todd Gurley carrying the ball during an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles in Los Angeles. Gurley has been ruled out of Los Angeles’ regular-season finale Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018, against San Francisco with a knee injury. Gurley will miss the Rams’ final two games of the regular season due to the injury, but McVay says he isn’t concerned about the star running back’s availability for the playoffs. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
December 28, 2018 - 5:46 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rams running back Todd Gurley has been ruled out of Los Angeles' regular-season finale against San Francisco because of a knee injury. Safety Lamarcus Joyner also won't play Sunday at the Coliseum, Rams coach Sean McVay confirmed Friday. "Those guys are making progress, but we...
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Slovenia's Klemen Kosi not seen in the picture is carried by an helicopter to be transferred to an hospital after crashing during a ski World Cup Men's Downhill in Bormio, Italy, Friday, Dec.28, 2018. (AP Photo/Marco Trovati)
December 28, 2018 - 9:08 am
BORMIO, Italy (AP) — Slovenian skier Klemen Kosi has been airlifted by helicopter to a local hospital with suspected facial trauma after crashing in a World Cup downhill. Kosi lost control toward the end of the physically demanding Stelvio course Friday and tumbled through two layers of safety...
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Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma (0) shoots next to Sacramento Kings forward Nemanja Bjelica (88) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Steve Yeater)
December 28, 2018 - 1:46 am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers looked just fine for 3 ½ quarters in their first game without LeBron James. Down the stretch it was a different story, when the four-time MVP's absence was noticeable and costly, even as coach Luke Walton found a variety of other reasons to blame...
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Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) applies defensive pressure against Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)
December 27, 2018 - 10:48 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden had 45 points and six assists, Clint Capela added 24 points and 18 rebounds, and the Houston Rockets beat the Boston Celtics 127-113 on Thursday night for their eighth win in nine games. Harden, who was playing on a bruised left calf, had 17 points in the first quarter...
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