Athlete health

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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Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen catches a touchdown pass against the Denver Broncos during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018, in Carson, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
November 18, 2018 - 5:40 pm
CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Brandon McManus kicked a 34-yard field goal as time expired on Sunday to give the Denver Broncos a 23-22 win and snap the Los Angeles Chargers' six-game winning streak. Denver got the ball at its own 8 with 1:51 remaining, and Case Keenum orchestrated a seven-play, 76-yard...
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New York Giants' Saquon Barkley, center, runs the ball during the second half of an NFL football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
November 18, 2018 - 3:55 pm
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Crazy as it may sound, the New York Giants are starting to believe they have a chance to make a run at the playoffs. It's amazing what a couple of wins can do for a team after a 1-7 start. Saquon Barkley ran for a career-high 142 yards and scored three touchdowns as the...
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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 - 3:16 pm
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Alex Smith seemed to know immediately this was bad. Really, really bad. He covered his face with both hands, then a white towel, before his fractured right leg was placed in an air cast and he was carted off the field. One of his predecessors as quarterback of the Washington...
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Houston Texans strong safety Justin Reid (20) intercepts a pass and runs 102 yards for a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
November 18, 2018 - 1:26 pm
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Justin Reid returned an interception 101 yards to help the Houston Texans overcome a mistake-prone Deshaun Watson and beat the Washington Redskins 23-21 on Sunday for their seventh consecutive victory. Washington's loss came at a significant price when quarterback Alex Smith...
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November 18, 2018 - 9:40 am
Ravens rookie quarterback Lamar Jackson is poised to make his first career NFL start with Joe Flacco out when Baltimore hosts the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday. Flacco, a 11-year veteran, is inactive with a right hip injury, so coach John Harbaugh turned to Jackson over Robert Griffin III to start...
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Notre Dame players line up at the end zone to greet fans and cheer with them after an NCAA college football game against Syracuse, Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018, at Yankee Stadium in New York. (AP Photo/Howard Simmons)
November 17, 2018 - 8:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The band was an Aaron Judge moon shot away from the field, way up in the right-field bleachers of Yankee Stadium. Still, the Fighting Irish lined up in the end zone/outfield and sang the alma mater — just as they would have at Notre Dame Stadium — after dispatching No. 12 Syracuse...
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