Athlete health

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady looks to pass during NFL football practice, Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, in Atlanta, as the team prepares for Super Bowl 53 against the Los Angeles Rams. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
February 01, 2019 - 6:14 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Hey, have you guys been here before? If you're a New England Patriot, the answer pretty much is "all the time." If you play for the Rams, the reply basically is "never in my life." So if experience is a factor in Sunday's Super Bowl, the overwhelming edge is with the 2½-point...
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New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis waits to talk to reporters after their NBA basketball practice in Metairie, La., Friday, Feb. 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
February 01, 2019 - 5:40 pm
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Anthony Davis wore a dark blue Pelicans hoodie with the sleeves cut off and "New Orleans" printed in red letters across the chest. What he said after Friday's practice, however, left no doubt that his heart was somewhere else. "I gave the city, organization, fans everything I...
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FILE -In this Feb. 20, 2010 file photo, bronze medalist Lindsey Vonn of the United States hold the Stars and Stripes during the flower ceremony for the Women's super-G at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in Whistler, British Columbia. Vonn announced Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, that she will retire from ski racing after this month's world championships in Sweden. (AP Photo/Gero Breloer, File)
February 01, 2019 - 12:04 pm
Lindsey Vonn has only two races remaining on her aching knees. The women's all-time leader in World Cup wins announced Friday that she will retire from ski racing after this month's world championships in Sweden. The 34-year-old Vonn had been planning to retire in December but changed her plans...
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Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James stands on the court during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 123-120. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
February 01, 2019 - 2:57 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James looked like his old self, even if he wasn't feeling like it after his first game since Christmas. James had 24 points and 14 rebounds in his return from a 17-game injury absence, and the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Clippers 123-120 in overtime Thursday night after...
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Golden State Warriors' DeMarcus Cousins, right, celebrates a score with Draymond Green (23) during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
February 01, 2019 - 1:10 am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Joel Embiid had 26 points and 20 rebounds to spoil DeMarcus Cousins' home debut with the Warriors, and the Philadelphia 76ers snapped Golden State's NBA-best 11-game winning streak with a 113-104 victory Thursday night. Philadelphia hadn't won a game in the series in nearly...
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FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2018, file photo, New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis, of Latvia, reacts after fouling out during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets on Thursday,, in Denver. The Knicks agree to trade injured star Kristaps Porzingis to Dallas Mavericks on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
January 31, 2019 - 10:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Knicks were having their doubts, wondering if Kristaps Porzingis truly wanted to be part of the franchise. On Thursday, they say he made it clear he didn't. Once that happened, they decided to trade the All-Star forward who was thought to be one of the key players for...
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January 31, 2019 - 9:53 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James is back in the lineup for the Los Angeles Lakers after the longest injury-related absence of his 16-year career. The leading All-Star vote-getter was set to play against the Clippers on Thursday night after missing 17 games. He was originally listed as out but was...
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Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay directs his players during a practice for the NFL Super Bowl 53 football game against the New England Patriots Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019, in Flowery Branch, Ga. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
January 30, 2019 - 7:18 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on Super Bowl 53 (all times EST): 7 p.m. The Rams held a one-hour, 33-minute practice at the Falcons' facility in Flowery Branch. "It was great," Rams coach Sean McVay said, "and it was good really for players and coaches. You almost get away from it a couple of days. It's...
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Houston Rockets forward Kenneth Faried, center, shoots as New Orleans Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday (11) and center Jahlil Okafor defend during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)
January 29, 2019 - 10:57 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Jahlil Okafor scored 27 points and the short-handed New Orleans Pelicans overcame a big early deficit to beat the Houston Rockets 121-116 on Tuesday night in their first game since Anthony Davis' agent said the five-time All-Star wanted to be traded. James Harden scored 37 points for...
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FILE - In this Nov. 24, 2018, file photo, Texas A&M wide receiver Kendrick Rogers, right, celebrates with Charles Oliver (21) after their 74-72 win in seven overtimes against LSU in an NCAA college football game in College Station, Texas. Marathon overtime games in college football, like the one Texas A&M and LSU played last season, are rare. The NCAA would like to make them extinct by tweaking its overtime format. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
January 29, 2019 - 5:18 pm
Marathon overtime games in college football, such as the one LSU and Texas A&M played last season, are already rare. The NCAA would like them to become extinct. Concerned about increased injury risk to players, the football rules committee later this month will consider tweaks to the overtime...
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