Athlete health

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Hamidou Diallo (6) reacts after being injured during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Golden State Warriors in Oakland, Calif., Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018. Diallo left the game on a stretcher after the play. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
November 21, 2018 - 10:53 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Three Thunder players were injured and Oklahoma City still left Oracle Arena with a lopsided win against the ailing, slumping two-time defending NBA champions. Russell Westbrook recorded his first triple-double of the season as Oklahoma City defeated the Golden State Warriors...
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New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis (23) knocks the ball away from Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid (21) during the second half on an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018, in Philadelphia. The 76ers won 121-120. (AP Photo/Laurence Kesterson)
November 21, 2018 - 7:44 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid is on a mission to win the MVP and Defensive Player of the Year awards. If he keeps up this pace, he'll make it easy on voters. Embiid had 31 points and 19 rebounds, and the Philadelphia 76ers beat the New Orleans Pelicans 121-120 on Wednesday night after Anthony...
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Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby (87) collects a rebound off Dallas Stars goaltender Anton Khudobin (35) and scores during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Pittsburgh, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
November 21, 2018 - 7:30 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sidney Crosby's been around long enough to realize the issues currently plaguing the Pittsburgh Penguins can't be solved in one shift, one period or even one game. That sure didn't stop the Pittsburgh captain from trying. Crosby scored a spectacular goal and set up two others...
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Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings, left, and Dallas Mavericks player Dirk Nowitzki talk to the media about Nowitzki receiving the key to the city during a news conference prior to an NBA basketball game in Dallas, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)
November 21, 2018 - 5:48 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Dirk Nowitzki hopes to start his record 21st season with the same franchise in December as the Dallas Mavericks star continues a longer-than-expected recovery from ankle surgery seven months ago. The 13-time All-Star said he was gradually increasing activity without any setbacks after...
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Lipscomb guard Garrison Mathews (24) boxes out TCU forward JD Miller (15) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018, in Fort Worth, Texas. Lipscomb won 73-64. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)
November 20, 2018 - 8:46 pm
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Kenny Cooper turned a steal into a breakaway layup that put Lipscomb ahead only seconds after halftime at No. 18 TCU. The Bisons never gave up the lead and went on to win 73-64 on Tuesday night, their first victory over a Top 25 team . "Our mentality at the beginning of the...
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FILE- In this July 30, 2017, file photo, Texas Rangers' Adrian Beltre tips his helmet as he acknowledges cheers after hitting a double for his 3,000th career hit, that came off a pitch from Baltimore Orioles' Wade Miley in the fourth inning of a baseball game, in Arlington, Texas. Beltre has decided to retire after 21 seasons and 3,166 hits in the majors leagues. Beltre announced his decision in a statement released by the Rangers on Tuesday morning, Nov. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)
November 20, 2018 - 1:10 pm
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Adrian Beltre had a sometimes-imposing stare and plenty of quirky habits. He also had a genuine love for the game, and a lot of fun in a Hall of Fame-caliber career. After 21 big league seasons in which Beltre hit 477 home runs and became the first player from the Dominican...
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Brooklyn Nets guard Caris LeVert (22) is tended to after an injury during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Hannah Foslien)
November 19, 2018 - 2:52 pm
Caris LeVert is talking for the first time about what happened last week when he dislocated his right foot — an injury that looked so much worse at the time than what the diagnosis officially wound up being. The Brooklyn forward spoke with reporters at the Nets' facility on Monday, and says he...
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San Antonio Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge (12) scores past Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018, in San Antonio. San Antonio won 104-92. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
November 18, 2018 - 8:54 pm
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Finally faced with "the real NBA," the Golden State Warriors are playing short-handed and having a hard time. LaMarcus Aldridge had 24 points and 18 rebounds as the San Antonio Spurs fended off a late rally to beat Golden State 104-92 on Sunday night, extending the Warriors' skid...
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Washington Redskins quarterback Alex Smith, bottom, reacts after an injury during the second half of an NFL football game against the Houston Texans, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Mark Tenally)
November 18, 2018 - 7:14 pm
Thirty-three years to the day after the Redskins lost quarterback Joe Theismann to a broken leg, Alex Smith's season ended on an eerily similar injury in Washington's 23-21 loss to the Houston Texans on Sunday. Smith broke his right tibia and fibula on a sack by Kareem Jackson midway through the...
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El quarterback de los Saints de Nueva Orleans, Drew Brees (9) celebra su pase de touchdown con el wide receiver Michael Thomas (13) durante la segunda mitad del juego contra los Eagles de Filadelfia, el domingo 18 de noviembre de 2018, en Nueva Orleans. (AP Foto/Bill Feig)
November 18, 2018 - 7:05 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Drew Brees grinned, paused as if searching for the right words, and even let out the beginnings of a laugh. The Saints have made 40-point outings look routine lately, and the record-setting quarterback is trying to enjoy it without showing a hint of complacency. "It's a lot of...
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