Athlete health

Washington Capitals right wing T.J. Oshie (77) celebrates his goal alongside center Evgeny Kuznetsov (92), of Russia, during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, in Washington. The Capitals won 2-1. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
November 07, 2018 - 8:18 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — T.J. Oshie watched the clock in the training room hoping he'd get back on the ice. Oshie was back there for a second time Wednesday night after he took a shoulder to the head from Evgeni Malkin that made an earlier stick to the face seem like an afterthought. With Malkin ejected...
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Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) puts up a shot over New Orleans Pelicans forward E'Twaun Moore (55) in the second half of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Monday, Nov. 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Kyle Phillips)
November 05, 2018 - 9:00 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — It could have turned out so much worse for Oklahoma City. The Thunder won their fifth straight game by beating the New Orleans Pelicans 122-116 on Monday night, but they lost star point guard Russell Westbrook with a sprained left ankle. After coming down hard on the side of...
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Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) runs out of the pocket against the Tennessee Titans during the first half of an NFL football game, Monday, Nov. 5, 2018, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)
November 05, 2018 - 8:32 pm
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Marcus Mariota threw two touchdown passes and ran for another score after fumbling on Tennessee's first two possessions, and the Titans spoiled Amari Cooper's Dallas debut with a 28-14 victory over the Cowboys on Monday night. Kevin Byard sparked the sluggish Titans with an...
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November 05, 2018 - 12:15 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — The black stool rested upside-down in A.J. Green's locker — not a site the Bengals wanted to see coming out of their bye week . Green was getting his injured right foot examined on Monday while his teammates returned from a week off that helped some of them heal, but not one of...
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Novak Djokovic of Serbia stretches for the ball return it to Karen Khachanov of Russia during their final match of the Paris Masters tennis tournament at the Bercy Arena in Paris, France, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
November 05, 2018 - 10:59 am
Novak Djokovic returned to No. 1 on Monday after a two-year absence and is assured of becoming the first man in the history of the ATP rankings to finish a season at the top spot after being outside the top 20 during that season. That's because the man he overtook, Rafael Nadal, is done for 2018...
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FILE- In this Sept. 7, 2018 file photo, Rafael Nadal, of Spain, is treated by a trainer during a change over against Juan Martin del Potro, of Argentina, during the semifinals of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, in New York. Nadal has pulled out of the season-ending ATP Finals because of an abdominal injury. Nadal announced Monday, Nov. 5 on Twitter that he is done for the year, citing the same stomach muscle issue that forced him to withdraw from last week's Paris Masters. He added that he also would have surgery on his right ankle so he can start 2019 healthy. Nadal hasn't competed since he retired from his U.S. Open semifinal because of a painful right knee. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
November 05, 2018 - 10:26 am
LONDON (AP) — Rafael Nadal pulled out of the season-ending ATP Finals because of an abdominal injury and had surgery on his right ankle Monday. Nadal announced on Twitter that he is done for the year, citing the stomach muscle issue that forced him to withdraw from last week's Paris Masters. He...
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Toronto Raptors' Kyle Lowry (7) shoots over Los Angeles Lakers' Lonzo Ball (2) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
November 04, 2018 - 10:09 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Serge Ibaka outscored the Lakers by himself in the first quarter, and he didn't miss a shot until the third. He beat LA inside and outside on the way to the biggest offensive game of his career. Thanks to Ibaka's brilliance for the Toronto Raptors, Kawhi Leonard wasn't missed by...
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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady celebrates a touchdown run by Cordarrelle Patterson during the first half of an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
November 04, 2018 - 9:49 pm
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers spent the week telling anyone who asked that the other guy was the better quarterback. In the second matchup between the future Hall of Famers, it was the one with five Super Bowl rings who walked off the field with the victory. Brady threw for...
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New Orleans Saints fullback Zach Line (42) lunges for the end zone as he is stopped short by Los Angeles Rams inside linebacker Cory Littleton (58) in the first half of an NFL football game in New Orleans, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Bill Feig)
November 04, 2018 - 4:25 pm
The Latest on Week 9 in the NFL (all times EST): 7:25 p.m. The New Orleans Saints have built another double-digit cushion against the Los Angeles Rams. Drew Brees' 72-yard touchdown pass converted a third down and helped New Orleans take a 45-35 lead with 3:52 left to play. New Orleans led the Rams...
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Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco, center, throws to a receiver as Ravens tight end Nick Boyle, front right, keeps Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker T.J. Watt away in the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
November 04, 2018 - 3:04 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — Going up against the NFL's top-ranked defense, Ben Roethlisberger showed his versatility, grit and ability to bounce back from injury. He also proved his own theory: The only unit capable of stopping the Pittsburgh offense is, well, the Pittsburgh offense. Roethlisberger threw two...
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