Athlete health

FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019 file photo, Britain's Andy Murray answers questions at a press conference following his first round loss to Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia. Three-time major champion Andy Murray posted a message Tuesday Jan. 29, 2019 on Instagram saying he had hip resurfacing surgery and had a metal joint implanted on Monday in London. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila, File)
January 29, 2019 - 4:40 am
Andy Murray did have a second hip operation, after all, getting a metal implant one year after his first procedure on the joint. The three-time major champion posted a message Tuesday on Instagram saying that he had the surgery in London on Monday. "Feeling a bit battered and bruised just now,"...
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Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) shoots over Indiana Pacers guard Aaron Holiday (3) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis, Monday, Jan. 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
January 28, 2019 - 10:26 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Stephen Curry's first-half shooting clinic was virtually flawless. His championship teammates pitched in, too. Curry scored 23 of his 26 points in the first half Monday and Golden State ran away with a 132-100 rout at Indiana for its league-leading 11th consecutive victory. The...
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FILE - In this Sept. 3, 2015, file photo, Cincinnati Bengals' Eric Winston (73) throws his gloves to a fan following an NFL preseason football game against the Indianapolis Colts in Indianapolis. Avoiding a work stoppage in 2021 could depend on whether players can secure more guaranteed money in the next collective bargaining negotiations with the NFL. Winston says the best way to ensure more guaranteed money for players is to get them to free agency sooner. (AP Photo/AJ Mast, File)
January 28, 2019 - 3:28 am
Though the next labor fight between the NFL and its players is more than two years off, one issue is already clear. Avoiding a work stoppage in 2021 could depend on whether players can secure more guaranteed money in the next collective bargaining negotiations with the league. "You can't look at it...
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Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) dribbles around Orlando Magic forward Aaron Gordon during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)
January 27, 2019 - 9:43 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden scored 40 points, including five critical ones down the stretch to lead the Houston Rockets to a 103-98 comeback win over the Orlando Magic on Sunday night. Houston trailed by as many as 16 and never led until there were about four minutes remaining. The game was tied...
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New England Patriots' Tom Brady arrives at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport for the NFL Super Bowl 53 football game Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
January 27, 2019 - 8:29 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Tom Brady and the New England Patriots have arrived. So have Jared Goff and the Los Angeles Rams. Now it's time for them to get to work. The teams landed in Atlanta on Sunday and will practice this week before squaring off in the Super Bowl next Sunday in the NFL's main event. The...
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Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic, left, works the ball inside as Philadelphia 76ers forward Mike Muscala defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
January 27, 2019 - 12:40 am
DENVER (AP) — If Nikola Jokic was fired up over his one-game suspension, it was hard to tell. "He came back and did what we expect him to do," coach Michael Malone said after Jokic's seventh triple-double of the season led the Denver Nuggets past the short-handed Philadelphia 76ers 126-100 Saturday...
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Tennessee guard Lamonte Turner (1) shoots a free throw in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against West Virginia, Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019, in Knoxville, Tenn. Tennessee won 83-66. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)
January 26, 2019 - 7:52 pm
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Lamonte' Turner made the most of a rare start for Tennessee. Turner scored 23 points and the top-ranked Volunteers held West Virginia scoreless for a 9 1/2-minute stretch Saturday on its way to an 83-66 victory. The 21-year-old Turner also had five assists in his first start...
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Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic speaks after losing to Japan's Naomi Osaka in the women's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
January 26, 2019 - 8:11 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Petra Kvitova really wanted to be the Australian Open champion. Of course she did. That she lost the final at Melbourne Park to Naomi Osaka 7-6 (2), 5-7, 6-4 on Saturday night was "painful, for sure," to use Kvitova's words. It was not, however, what caused her eyes to...
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Phoenix Suns forward Dragan Bender, left, battles for control of the ball with Denver Nuggets forward Mason Plumlee in the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
January 26, 2019 - 12:58 am
DENVER (AP) — When the NBA handed down Nikola Jokic's one-game suspension Friday afternoon, Denver Nuggets coach Michael Malone called for two things: an explanation from the league and a second shootaround from his players. He appreciated the first and was satisfied with the second after the...
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Houston Rockets guard Eric Gordon (10) drives to the basket as Toronto Raptors center Serge Ibaka (9) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)
January 26, 2019 - 12:19 am
HOUSTON (AP) — In a season filled with lots of injuries that have resulted in just as many ups and downs, the Houston Rockets have found help in unlikely places. When Chris Paul was injured, they got a boost by signing Austin Rivers following his release by the Suns. And after the recent injury to...
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