Athlete health

File-This Dec. 23, 2018, file photo shows Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12) celebrating a game-winning touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game against the New York Giants in Indianapolis. Advantage Luck in this rivalry: he is 10-0 in his career starts vs. the Titans. He could become the only player since 1970 with an 11-0 mark against one team. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)
December 27, 2018 - 7:34 pm
In a wild and crazy season, the biggest remaining tumult is in the AFC South. Houston leads and takes the division title by beating struggling Jacksonville. A Texans loss, however, gives the winner of the prime-time game between the Colts and Titans in Nashville the crown, dropping Houston into a...
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Rafael Nadal of Spain talks to journalists on the opening day of the Mubadala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
December 27, 2018 - 5:22 am
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Rafael Nadal is confident he can be fit for the Australian Open as he chases an 18th Grand Slam title. A right knee injury forced Nadal to retire from his U.S. Open semifinal in early September — his last competitive match — and the 32-year-old Spaniard had...
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San Antonio Spurs' DeMar DeRozan (10) drives around Denver Nuggets' Torrey Craig during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018, in San Antonio. San Antonio won 111-103. (AP Photo/Darren Abate)
December 26, 2018 - 11:29 pm
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The San Antonio Spurs got a big win and an even bigger boost in confidence. DeMar DeRozan had 30 points, LaMarcus Aldridge scored 27 and San Antonio defeated the Denver Nuggets 111-103 on Wednesday night. Bryn Forbes added 15 points for the resurgent Spurs (19-16), who have won...
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Minnesota Timberwolves guard Derrick Rose (25) shoots over Chicago Bulls guard Kris Dunn during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)
December 26, 2018 - 11:21 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — For much of his seven seasons with the Bulls, Derrick Rose was a favorite son of Chicago. He was native born and virtually universally beloved. Things, though, soured towards the end as injuries mounted. The former franchise player was traded in 2016 and serenaded with boos upon his...
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Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James grimaces after straining his left groin, during the second half against the Golden State Warriors in an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. The Lakers won 127-101. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
December 26, 2018 - 3:46 pm
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — LeBron James got good news Wednesday on his injured groin. But his games-played streak will end anyway. An MRI exam showed that the four-time NBA MVP merely strained his left groin in the Los Angeles Lakers' victory at Golden State Warriors on Christmas night. James will...
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FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2018, file photo, Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray holds the Heisman Trophy after winning the award in New York. The latest statistical surge has been led by the quarterbacks who will play in the Orange Bowl semifinal on Jan. 29, when No. 1 Alabama faces No. 4 Oklahoma. Both Heisman Trophy winner Murray (205.72) of Oklahoma and Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa (202.30) are on pace to break the record for passer efficiency rating set by former Sooners quarterback Baker Mayfield (198.92) last season. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle, File)
December 26, 2018 - 9:18 am
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Oklahoma quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray has missed his scheduled media availability at the Orange Bowl on Wednesday because of what the team says is an illness. Murray was able to go through practice with the Sooners on Tuesday, and the nature of his...
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Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) drives between Golden State Warriors' Kevon Looney (5) and Andre Iguodala during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
December 25, 2018 - 10:27 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — LeBron James left Los Angeles' 127-101 win against Golden State midway through the third quarter with a strained left groin, and the Lakers expected to know more about his status following an MRI exam Wednesday. The Lakers star grabbed at his left groin after slipping under...
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Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) high-fives Josh Hart (3) at the end of the first half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
December 25, 2018 - 9:46 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers lost LeBron James in the third quarter to a strained left groin then went out and beat the two-time defending champions without him Tuesday night, getting King James' 17 points, 13 rebounds and five assists before the injury in a surprising 127-101 rout...
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Houston Rockets guard James Harden, right, dribbles as Oklahoma City Thunder forward Paul George defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018, in Houston. Houston won 113-109. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)
December 25, 2018 - 6:11 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden is on a roll and it's helping the Houston Rockets get on track after their terrible start to the season. Harden scored 41 points and the Rockets beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 113-109 on Tuesday for their seventh win in the last eight games. Harden has scored 30 points...
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Denver Broncos running back Phillip Lindsay runs against the Oakland Raiders during the first half of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif., Monday, Dec. 24, 2018. (AP Photo/D. Ross Cameron)
December 25, 2018 - 6:01 pm
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Broncos running back Phillip Lindsay's sensational rookie season is over after tests showed he sustained major damage to his right wrist in Denver's loss at Oakland, a person with knowledge of the MRI results told The Associated Press. The person, speaking on condition of...
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