Athlete health

Indianapolis Colts' Eric Ebron (85) runs out of a tackle by Dallas Cowboys' Chidobe Awuzie (24) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)
December 16, 2018 - 5:19 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis Colts running back Marlon Mack kept his eyes down the field and his legs churning Sunday. His teammates took the cue. The offensive line created enough space for Mack to run for a career-high 139 yards and two scores, an improving defense smothered the league's...
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Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Joe Haden (23) celebrates after intercepting a pass intended for New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman during the second half of an NFL football game in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
December 16, 2018 - 4:30 pm
The Latest on NFL's Week 15 (all times Eastern): 7:30 p.m. The Pittsburgh Steelers have beaten the New England Patriots for the first time since 2011. The Steelers' 17-10 win at Heinz Field kept the Steelers (8-5-1) ahead of the Ravens (8-6) in the NFC North. A loss would have put them on the...
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Philadelphia 76ers' Ben Simmons (25), from Australia, shoots against Cleveland Cavaliers' Rodney Hood (1) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)
December 16, 2018 - 4:20 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Jimmy Butler's return brought out the best in his Philadelphia teammates. Ben Simmons had 22 points, 11 rebounds and 14 assists for his third triple-double of the season, Joel Embiid scored 24 points and the 76ers routed the Cleveland Cavaliers 128-105 on Sunday. Butler scored 19...
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December 16, 2018 - 2:06 pm
SELVA DI VAL GARDENA, Italy (AP) — Lindsey Vonn is hoping to return from injury next month and resume her pursuit of the all-time World Cup wins record, according to the U.S. Ski Team's head coach. "That's what we're hopeful for. That's the plan," Paul Kristofic told The Associated Press on Sunday...
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Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook (33) runs from Miami Dolphins outside linebacker Jerome Baker during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King)
December 16, 2018 - 1:36 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Dalvin Cook had a career-high 136 yards and two touchdowns on a season-high 19 carries for Minnesota as the Vikings recommitted themselves to running the ball. They stayed in control of a spot in the playoffs with a 41-17 victory over the Miami Dolphins on Sunday. Latavius Murray...
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December 16, 2018 - 9:47 am
Washington quarterback Alex Smith has been released from the hospital following multiple surgeries to his broken right leg. His wife, Elizabeth Smith, posted an update on Instagram on Sunday morning and said she was grateful to have her husband home. She wrote, "HOME...This last month has been a...
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A rescue helicopter leaves with on board Switzerland's Marc Gisin after he crashed on the course during a men's World Cup downhill, in Val Gardena, Italy, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Marco Trovati)
December 16, 2018 - 7:45 am
SELVA DI VAL GARDENA, Italy (AP) — The Swiss team says that "scans on the skull showed no serious injury" to Marc Gisin following his dramatic crash in a World Cup downhill but the skier does have several broken bones elsewhere on his body. A team statement Sunday says Gisin fractured several ribs...
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Cleveland Browns wide receiver Antonio Callaway (11) celebrates his touchdown with teammate David Njoku (85) during the second half of an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)
December 15, 2018 - 10:12 pm
DENVER (AP) — Whether it was "The Fumble" or "The Drive" in the playoffs in the 1980s or the 11 consecutive times Denver had dumped Cleveland, the Broncos always served as the Browns' biggest bugaboo. With John Elway watching from his suite at Mile High Stadium, Baker Mayfield capitalized on Denver...
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Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins (10) makes a touchdown catch on a pass from quarterback Deshaun Watson, not pictured, as New York Jets cornerback Morris Claiborne (21) defends during the second half of an NFL football game, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018, in East Rutherford, N.J. The Texans won 29-22. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
December 15, 2018 - 8:50 pm
If the Dallas Cowboys are for real, they will win their sixth straight game and clinch the NFC East at Indianapolis on Sunday. If the Colts are for real, they will knock off the Cowboys and stamp themselves as true contenders for the AFC playoffs. With three games remaining, Dallas (8-5) is in...
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Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), of Russia, celebrates his goal during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Buffalo Sabres, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
December 15, 2018 - 8:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Alex Ovechkin thought he had a chance to score every time he shot the puck and came away disappointed he finished with just one goal. Ovechkin scored his NHL-leading 29th goal of the season, extended his point streak to a career-best 14 games and had the shootout winner to help...
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