Athlete health

New York Mets' Tim Tebow signs autographs at spring training baseball practice Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, in Port St. Lucie, Fla. (AP Photo/Mike Fitzpatrick)
February 16, 2019 - 8:54 pm
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — By now, Tim Tebow has shown he belongs in professional baseball. He's fully committed to the game and much more comfortable on the field. Sometimes, though, he still sounds like a football player. On his first day at spring training with the New York Mets, the former NFL...
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Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) drives to the basket past New Orleans Pelicans forward Darius Miller (21) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Tyler Kaufman)
February 14, 2019 - 11:05 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Julius Randle capped a 33-point, 11-rebound performance with three clutch baskets in the final minutes, and the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 131-122 on Thursday night despite losing All-Star Anthony Davis to a shoulder injury after the first half. Davis was...
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New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis reacts to a call during the first half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Orlando Magic in New Orleans, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019. The Magic won 118-88. (AP Photo/Tyler Kaufman)
February 14, 2019 - 9:43 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Pelicans say Anthony Davis has a left shoulder injury and has been ruled out for the second half of Thursday night's home game against Oklahoma City. It is unclear how the injury might affect Davis' availability for this weekend's NBA All-Star festivities. Davis was selected...
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Travis Kauffman responds to questions during a news conference Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, in Fort Collins, Colo., about his encounter with a mountain lion while running a trail just west of Fort Collins last week. Kaufman's girlfriend, Annie Bierbower, looks on at left. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
February 14, 2019 - 6:30 pm
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — When a young mountain lion clamped its jaws onto Travis Kauffman's wrist and clawed at his face, he screamed a "barbarian yell," jammed his foot onto the animal's neck and held it there until the cat quit thrashing and died. After a couple of minutes, Kauffmann recalled...
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Anaheim Ducks goaltender Kevin Boyle, left, and teammate Hampus Lindholm celebrate the Ducks' 1-0 win against the Vancouver Canucks in an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
February 14, 2019 - 2:46 am
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — A fresh start was exactly what the Anaheim Ducks needed. Kevin Boyle made 35 saves in his first career start and the Ducks beat the Vancouver Canucks 1-0 Wednesday night in general manager Bob Murray's first game as interim coach. Jakob Silfverberg scored to help Anaheim end...
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Houston Rockets' James Harden (13) and Minnesota Timberwolves' Jeff Teague battle for the ball as Timberwolves' Karl-Anthony Towns (32) looks on in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
February 14, 2019 - 12:01 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — James Harden was Josh Okogie's responsibility for much of Wednesday night. Even though Harden piled up 42 points, Okogie's teammates were full of praise for the Nigerian rookie. "It wasn't a good 42," Karl-Anthony Towns said. "It wasn't a 42 that he's been getting recently, you...
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Los Angeles Angels' Shohei Ohtani talks to the media at their spring baseball training facility in Tempe, Ariz., Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019. The AL Rookie of the Year is recovering from Tommy John surgery. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
February 13, 2019 - 4:10 pm
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Shohei Ohtani tossed his water bottle toward a clubhouse garbage can and missed, instead landing it in a laundry bin. He laughed out loud, smiled big as he so often does, then retrieved the trash and put it in the proper place. That's about as close to throwing as the Japanese...
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Boston Bruins' Brad Marchand (63) celebrates his goal during the first period of the team's NHL hockey game against the Chicago Blackhawks in Boston, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
February 12, 2019 - 11:00 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Bruins needed someone to replace David Pastrnak's production while their leading scorer recovers from thumb surgery. For one night, at least, they found the solution: just about everyone. David Krejci, Danton Heinen and Brad Marchand each scored during a four-minute span at...
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Dallas Mavericks forward Maximilian Kleber (42) shoots as Houston Rockets guard James Harden defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)
February 12, 2019 - 3:05 am
HOUSTON (AP) — There was only a little over a minute left in Houston's game and it looked as if James Harden's streak of 30-point games would be ending. Harden brought the ball down the court and was enveloped by two defenders near the 3-point line, so he passed to Chris Paul, who drew the defense...
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Italy's Dominik Paris speeds down the course during the slalom portion of the men's combined competition, at the alpine ski World Championships in Are, Sweden, Monday, Feb. 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati)
February 11, 2019 - 12:03 pm
ARE, Sweden (AP) — The Latest from the skiing world championships (all times local): ___ 5:55 p.m. Chilean skier Henrik von Appen appears to have avoided a serious injury after his crash in the Alpine combined at the world championships. Von Appen could be heard screaming loudly after skidding on...
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