Athlete injuries

Los Angeles Clippers forward Paul George, right, tries to drive past Minnesota Timberwolves forward Robert Covington during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 13, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Craig Lassig)
December 14, 2019 - 12:41 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — It's hard to stop Paul George. It's hard to stop Kawhi Leonard. It's really hard to stop both at the same time. George and Leonard showed what the Los Angeles Clippers had in mind when they teamed up the superstar duo Friday night. George scored 46 points, Kawhi Leonard had 42...
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Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) shoots between Memphis Grizzlies forwards Jaren Jackson Jr. (13) and Jae Crowder (99) in the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 13, 2019, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)
December 13, 2019 - 10:00 pm
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 17 of his 37 points in the fourth quarter to help the Milwaukee Bucks pull away for their 17th straight victory, 127-114 over the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday night. The Bucks overcome Jaren Jackson Jr.’s career-high 43 points. He scored 26 in the...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019, file photo, New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius prepares to take batting practice before Game 6 of baseball's American League Championship Series against the Houston Astros in Houston. Gregorius is joining manager Joe Girardi in Philadelphia, agreeing with the Phillies on a $14 million, one-year contract, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press, late Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)
December 13, 2019 - 8:12 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Phillies and shortstop Didi Gregorius finalized their $14 million, one-year contract Friday. Gregorius reunites in Philadelphia with manager Joe Girardi after spending the past five seasons with the New York Yankees, including the first three playing for Girardi. The 29-year...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, May 15, 2013 file photo, NBA Commissioner David Stern takes a question from a reporter during a news conference following an NBA Board of Governors meeting in Dallas. The NBA says former Commissioner David Stern suffered a sudden brain hemorrhage Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019 and underwent emergency surgery. The league says in a statement its thoughts and prayers are with the 77-year-old Stern's family. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)
December 12, 2019 - 9:55 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The NBA says former Commissioner David Stern suffered a sudden brain hemorrhage Thursday and had emergency surgery. The league said in a statement its thoughts and prayers are with the 77-year-old Stern's family. Stern served exactly 30 years as the NBA's longest-tenured...
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Bournemouth's manager Eddie Howe walks on the field at the end of the English Premier League soccer match between Bournemouth and Liverpool at the Vitality stadium in Bournemouth, England, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
December 12, 2019 - 5:43 am
Eddie Howe has seen far worse crises at Bournemouth. Go back to the 1990s, when he was a player, and there was Howe taking to the streets of the southern seaside town with a bucket, collecting cash to keep the financially stricken club alive. How about New Year’s Day in 2009, when Howe took over as...
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Milwaukee Bucks' Eric Bledsoe drives past New Orleans Pelicans' Kenrich Williams during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
December 11, 2019 - 11:12 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo sat out but the Milwaukee Bucks kept on rolling, getting 29 points from Eric Bledsoe in a 127-112 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday night that extended their winning streak to 16 games. The Bucks (22-3) tied the second-longest winning streak...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019, file photo, New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius prepares to take batting practice before Game 6 of baseball's American League Championship Series against the Houston Astros in Houston. Gregorius is joining manager Joe Girardi in Philadelphia, agreeing with the Phillies on a $14 million, one-year contract, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press, late Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)
December 11, 2019 - 2:21 am
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Free-agent shortstop Didi Gregorius is reuniting with manager Joe Girardi in Philadelphia, agreeing with the Phillies on a $14 million, one-year contract, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Tuesday because the...
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The USA team poses for a photo ahead of the President's Cup Golf tournament in Melbourne, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019. (AP Photo Andy Brownbill)
December 11, 2019 - 2:01 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The No. 1 player in the world early in the year, Dustin Johnson didn't show up on the leaderboard the last three months of the PGA Tour and hasn't been seen at all since then. Both can be attributed to an ailing knee. It shouldn't take long to find out how quickly he...
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Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid celebrates after making a basket during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
December 10, 2019 - 9:52 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid scored 22 points, including two key free throws with 15.3 seconds left, and Tobias Harris added 20 to keep the Philadelphia 76ers perfect at home with a 97-92 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday night. Matisse Thybulle added 13 points for the Sixers, who are...
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Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson (8) throws a pass under pressure by Buffalo Bills defensive end Trent Murphy (93) during the second half of an NFL football game in Orchard Park, N.Y., Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019. The Ravens won 24-17. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus)
December 10, 2019 - 5:50 pm
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Setting NFL records and garnering MVP votes doesn't mean that much to Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson, who's far more interested in stacking wins and getting Baltimore to the Super Bowl. Jackson stands 23 yards shy of breaking Michael Vick's single-season record for yards...
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