Athlete health

Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) drives to the basket as Los Angeles Lakers center Tyson Chandler defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)
January 20, 2019 - 3:33 am
HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden was the star for the Houston Rockets as usual on Saturday night, but he and the team got a big boost from Eric Gordon in his second game back after recovering from a bruised knee. Harden scored 48 points, Gordon added 30 and the Rockets overcame a 21-point deficit to...
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Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown (7) shoots as Atlanta Hawks forward Vince Carter (15) defends in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Todd Kirkland)
January 19, 2019 - 10:14 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Kyrie Irving scored 32 points and the Boston Celtics rallied to beat the Atlanta Hawks 113-105 on Saturday night for their third straight win. After trailing for most of the game, Boston took the lead with a 9-0 fourth-quarter run, including a go-ahead 3-pointer by Jaylen Brown, who...
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Los Angeles Rams' Aqib Talib (21) warms up during practice at the team's NFL football training facility Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, in Thousand Oaks, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
January 19, 2019 - 5:29 pm
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams realize they're heading into one of the NFL's most intimidating environments when they visit the top-seeded New Orleans Saints in the deafening Superdome for the NFC championship game. Leave it to Aqib Talib, their voluble veteran cornerback, to...
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FILE - In this Friday, Jan.19, 2018 file photo, United States' Julia Mancuso, left, smiles next to United States' Lindsey Vonn at an alpine ski, women's World Cup downhill, in Cortina D'Ampezzo, Italy. Lindsey Vonn is finally ready to open her injury-delayed final full season on the skiing World Cup circuit — and she couldn't be happier to do it in Cortina d'Ampezzo. Vonn says, "If there's a place — minus Lake Louise — that I could make a return then I think Cortina would be No. 1 on my list." Vonn has won 12 of her 82 World Cup victories in Cortina. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati)
January 19, 2019 - 1:23 pm
CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy (AP) — Julia Mancuso knows what Lindsey Vonn is going through. She understands Andy Murray's pain, too. It was exactly a year ago that Mancuso, a four-time Olympic medalist, succumbed to a persistent hip problem and retired just weeks before the Pyeongchang Winter Games...
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FILE - At left, in an Aug. 9, 2018, file photo, New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton watches from the sideline during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, in Jacksonville, Fla. At right, in a Nov. 19, 2018, file photo, Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay watches on the sideline during an NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs, in Los Angeles. One way or another, the NFC Championship between the Los Angeles Rams and New Orleans Saints will be won by a coach named Sean _ and with an Irish surname _ who designs and calls plays for one of the most innovative and productive offenses in the NFL. (AP Photo/File)
January 19, 2019 - 12:54 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — One way or another, the NFC Championship between the Los Angeles Rams and New Orleans Saints will be won by a coach named Sean — with an Irish surname — who designs and calls plays for one of the most innovative and productive offenses in the NFL. The ties between the Saints'...
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Austria's Ramona Siebenhofer competes during an alpine ski, women's World Cup downhill in Cortina D'Ampezzo, Italy, Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Marco Trovati)
January 19, 2019 - 7:21 am
CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy (AP) — Austrian skier Ramona Siebenhofer won her second World Cup downhill in two days, while Lindsey Vonn finished tied for ninth Saturday in the second race of her return from injury. Siebenhofer, who had her first career win in Friday's race, finished a slim 0.04 seconds...
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Los Angeles Clippers center Marcin Gortat, left, reaches in on Golden State Warriors center DeMarcus Cousins during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
January 19, 2019 - 2:36 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — DeMarcus Cousins couldn't wipe the smile off his face. The usually scowling big man was back Friday night after being sidelined for nearly a year. He scored 14 points in his Warriors debut, a 112-94 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers. "I felt like a kid on Christmas," Cousins...
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United States' Lindsey Vonn speeds down the course during an alpine ski, women's World Cup downhill in Cortina D'Ampezzo, Italy, Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Marco Trovati)
January 18, 2019 - 9:10 am
CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy (AP) — Lindsey Vonn made an uncharacteristic mistake midway down and finished tied for 15th in a World Cup downhill on her return from injury on Friday. Austrian skier Ramona Siebenhofer claimed her first World Cup victory with a near-perfect run, finishing 0.40 seconds...
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Anaheim Ducks goalie John Gibson, left, stops a shot as Hampus Lindholm, right, of Sweden, keeps Minnesota Wild's Eric Staal away from the rebound in the third period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019, in St. Paul, Minn. The Ducks won 3-0. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
January 17, 2019 - 11:54 pm
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Burdened with a franchise-record losing streak, the Anaheim Ducks got a spark after a roster makeover. The Minnesota Wild were left reeling after the trade of a popular teammate. John Gibson made 37 saves for his second shutout of the season, Adam Henrique and Rickard Rakell...
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Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh addresses the media during an NFL football press conference Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, in Thousand Oaks, Calif. The Rams face the New Orleans Saints in the NFC Championship on Sunday. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
January 17, 2019 - 8:38 pm
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Ndamukong Suh earned multiple All-Pro honors, Pro Bowl selections and tens of millions of dollars during his first eight NFL seasons. The imposing defensive lineman had never won a playoff game, let alone a Super Bowl. When he was free to choose his next team after the...
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