Athlete health

FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2018, file photo, Cleveland Indians relief pitcher Andrew Miller delivers in the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, in Cleveland. Andrew Miller is heading west: The free agent left-handed reliever has agreed to terms with the St. Louis Cardinals on a two-year deal with a vesting option for 2021. Miller gives the Cardinals a long-sought elite option in the bullpen. Terms were not disclosed Friday, Dec. 21, 2018.(AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)
December 21, 2018 - 4:11 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — When healthy, Andrew Miller has been one of baseball's top relievers. The St. Louis Cardinals are banking on a return to form. Miller agreed to a $25 million, two-year deal with St. Louis that includes a club option and performance bonuses that could make it worth $36 million over...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016, file photo, Florida International running back Anthony Jones catches a pass during an NCAA college football practice at Ocean Bank Field at FIU Stadium, in Miami. Jones and a teammate were hurt in a drive-by shooting on Sept. 6, 2018. Jones' wounds have healed and he's playing in the Bahamas Bowl on Friday, Dec. 21, as FIU takes on Toledo. (David Santiago/El Nuevo Herald via AP, File)
December 21, 2018 - 2:01 pm
NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — FIU fumbled away the opening kickoff, gave up a touchdown 23 seconds into the game and found itself trailing by double digits by the end of the first quarter. They needed a comeback. And Anthony Jones might know more about comebacks than anyone on the FIU roster. Jones — one...
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Houston Rockets guard Eric Gordon (10) attempts a three-pointer in the closing seconds as Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade (3) defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018, in Miami. The Heat won 101-99. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
December 20, 2018 - 8:44 pm
MIAMI (AP) — The plan for the Miami Heat on the game's final play was simple: Do not let James Harden win the game for Houston. Dwyane Wade and the Heat pulled it off. Wade ran at Harden and got him to give the ball up as the clock ran down, Eric Gordon missed a 3-pointer — one that Wade said he...
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Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo reacts after a dunk during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the New Orleans Pelicans Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018, in Milwaukee. The Bucks won 123-115. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
December 19, 2018 - 9:56 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — As usual, Giannis Antetokounmpo put up the big numbers. But it was D.J. Wilson and his fellow reserves who caught the eye of first-year Milwaukee Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer. Antetokounmpo had 25 points, eight assists and eight rebounds, and the Bucks got a big effort from their...
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Chicago Bulls center Wendell Carter Jr., left, dunks against Brooklyn Nets center Jarrett Allen during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018, in Chicago. The Nets won 96-93. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
December 19, 2018 - 8:12 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Spencer Dinwiddie scored 27 points off the bench and made a critical defensive play in the final seconds, lifting the Brooklyn Nets over the Chicago Bulls 96-93 on Wednesday night for their seventh consecutive victory. Jarrett Allen had 16 points and 12 rebounds for the resurgent...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018, file photo, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) reacts during the first half of an NFL football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Tampa, Fla. Even a pair of recent road wins haven't been able to mask a potentially troubling trend for playoff-bound Saints. Their normally prolific offense has been largely stagnant in 10 of their last 12 quarters of play. (AP Photo/Jason Behnken, File)
December 19, 2018 - 6:06 pm
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Drew Brees dismisses the notion that the Saints' recent downturn in scoring is a sign of vulnerability. Either that or the 18-year veteran knows better than to acknowledge their past three opponents might have been on to something. "Bottom line is this: Regardless of how those...
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Denver Nuggets guard Jamal Murray, right, launches a shot over Dallas Mavericks forward Luka Doncic in the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018, in Denver. The Nuggets won 126-118. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
December 18, 2018 - 10:14 pm
DENVER (AP) — Nuggets 7-footer Nikola Jokic stared at the stat sheet lying on the ground near his salmon-colored shoes. He pretty much liked everything he saw — and it was easy to see why. Jokic had 32 points and 16 rebounds, Jamal Murray dished out a career-high 15 assists and Denver extended its...
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Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James (23) drives past Brooklyn Nets' Jarrett Allen (31) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
December 18, 2018 - 8:27 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers were rallying, trying to send themselves home on a winning note. The hottest team in the NBA wouldn't allow it. The Brooklyn Nets ran their longest winning streak in nearly four years to six games with a 115-110 victory Tuesday night,...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018 file photo, Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Matt Harvey throws during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Kansas City Royals in Cincinnati. A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that pitcher Matt Harvey has agreed to an $11 million, one-year contract with the Los Angeles Angels. The person spoke Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018 on condition of anonymity because the agreement had not yet been announced.(AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
December 18, 2018 - 6:53 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Matt Harvey has agreed to an $11 million, one-year contract with the Los Angeles Angels, returning to the team that drafted him out of high school but failed to sign the pitcher. Harvey's deal was disclosed by a person familiar with the negotiations who spoke Tuesday to The...
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FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2018, file photo, Kent State wide receiver Antwan Dixon (89) dives but cannot make the catch during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Mississippi, in Oxford, Miss. Kent State receiver Antwan Dixon, Dartmouth defensive lineman Seth Simmer and Carson-Newman running back Antonio Wimbush are the first recipients of the Mayo Clinic college football Comeback Player of the Year Award. The new award recognizes college football players from FBS, FCS and lower divisions who overcome injury, illness or other challenges to return to the field. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)
December 18, 2018 - 10:58 am
Kent State receiver Antwan Dixon, Dartmouth defensive lineman Seth Simmer and Carson-Newman running back Antonio Wimbush are the first recipients of the Mayo Clinic college football Comeback Player of the Year Award. The new award recognizes college football players from FBS, FCS and lower...
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