Athlete health

Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic (15) shoots over Boston Celtics forward Marcus Morris (13) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Monday, March 18, 2019. Jokic scored 21 points as the Nuggets defeated the Celtics 114-105. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
March 18, 2019 - 11:14 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Denver Nuggets are headed back to the postseason after a six-year drought. Nikola Jokic had 21 points and 13 rebounds and the Nuggets rallied in the fourth quarter to beat the Boston Celtics 114-105 on Monday night and clinched their first playoff berth since 2012-13. Will Barton...
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FILE - In this Dec. 16, 2018, file photo, Cincinnati Bengals outside linebacker Vontaze Burfict walks the field during practice before an NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders in Cincinnati. The Bengals terminated the contract of Burfict on Monday, March 18, 2019, releasing him to free agency. (AP Photo/Frank Victores, File)
March 18, 2019 - 5:34 pm
The Bengals stuck with linebacker Vontaze Burfict through all his troubles, including a hit to Antonio Brown's head that led to a playoff loss. They finally released him on Monday after a season of below-average performance. During seven seasons with Cincinnati, Burfict was repeatedly suspended by...
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Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski celebrates Duke's win over Florida State after cutting down a net after the NCAA college basketball championship game of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament in Charlotte, N.C., Saturday, March 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)
March 18, 2019 - 12:01 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Duke is back on top followed by Virginia and North Carolina to give the Atlantic Coast Conference a 1-2-3 showing in the final AP Top 25 poll this season. The Blue Devils jumped from fifth to first Monday after winning last week's league tournament with the return of freshman star...
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Duke's Zion Williamson (1) celebrates after Duke defeated Florida State in the NCAA college basketball championship game of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament in Charlotte, N.C., Saturday, March 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)
March 18, 2019 - 9:33 am
It's going to take more than a busted sneaker to stop Zion Williamson. The way he's going, he might not be done until he's cutting down nets at the Final Four. Impressed by how Duke is playing with college basketball's best player in the lineup, the NCAA selection committee made the Blue Devils the...
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Philadelphia Phillies' Bryce Harper waits his turn in the batting cage before a spring training baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays Saturday, March 9, 2019, in Clearwater, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
March 17, 2019 - 8:53 pm
CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Bryce Harper hopes to change all those zeros soon. Naw, not the ones in his contract. Back in the lineup two days after being hit by a pitch in the ankle, the Phillies newcomer with the $330,000,000 deal was hitless Sunday, leaving him with a batting average of .000 in...
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Philadelphia Phillies' Bryce Harper high-fives teammates after being taken out during the third inning of a spring training baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays, Saturday, March 9, 2019, in Clearwater, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
March 17, 2019 - 5:48 pm
CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Bryce Harper hopes to change all those zeros soon. Naw, not the ones in his contract. Back in the lineup two days after being hit by a pitch in the ankle, the Phillies newcomer with the $330,000,000 deal was hitless Sunday, leaving him with a batting average of .000 in...
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New York Knicks' Mario Hezonja (8), right, blocks what could have been the winning shot by Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James, left, during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, March 17, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
March 17, 2019 - 4:14 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — LeBron James drove left, the No. 4 scorer in NBA history needing a basket to beat the worst team in the league. Defending him was a journeyman who hadn't even gotten off the Knicks' bench in a month. James' shot didn't go in. Didn't even get to the rim. Mario Hezonja blocked James'...
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March 17, 2019 - 3:56 pm
Napoli goalkeeper David Ospina was hospitalized after he played on despite a head injury during a Serie A match on Sunday and then collapsed. Ospina injured his head in a collision with Udinese forward Ignacio Pussetto during the opening minutes of the game but insisted he was fine to continue...
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Duke's Zion Williamson (1) goes up to dunk against Florida State during the first half of the NCAA college basketball championship game of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament in Charlotte, N.C., Saturday, March 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
March 17, 2019 - 12:47 am
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Zion Williamson remembers crying in his mother's arms after suffering a knee sprain that would sideline him for nearly six full games and threaten fifth-ranked Duke's title potential. Less than a month later, Williamson was standing amid fallen confetti, raising an Atlantic...
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FILE - In this July 23, 2018, file photo, Montreal Alouettes quarterback Johnny Manziel speaks to the media after practice in Montreal. Manziel has been signed by the Alliance of American Football and will join the Memphis Express. The quarterback's rights belonged to San Antonio of the spring league, but that team declined to sign him and Manziel then was free to join any of the other seven clubs. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
March 17, 2019 - 12:19 am
Johnny Football is heading to Memphis to resume his football career. Johnny Manziel signed with the Alliance of American Football on Saturday night and will join the Memphis Express. The quarterback's rights belonged to San Antonio of the spring league, but that team declined to sign him and...
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