Athlete injuries

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 - 3:01 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 - 10:52 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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December 10, 2019 - 9:38 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Shortstop Didi 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. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Tuesday because the agreement, first...
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FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2019, file photo, Washington Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg throws to a Los Angeles Dodgers batter during the first inning in Game 5 of a baseball National League Division Series, in Los Angeles. World Series MVP Stephen Strasburg is staying with the Washington Nationals. The right-hander has agreed to a record $245 million, seven-year contract, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press on Monday, Dec. 9, 2019. The person spoke on condition of anonymity at baseball's annual winter meetings because the agreement had not been announced. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
December 09, 2019 - 9:28 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Stephen Strasburg returned to the Washington Nationals with a record contract on the first day of the winter meetings, a deal that puts fellow free agent pitcher Gerrit Cole in position for an even larger payday. Washington and the World Series MVP agreed to a $245 million, seven-...
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This photo provided by Tom Straschnitzki shows Ryan Straschnitzki as he plays with an orangutan during a visit to the Safari World zoo in Bangkok, Thailand, Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019. Ryan was left paralyzed from the chest down after the bus carrying his Humboldt Broncos hockey team collided with a truck at a rural intersection in Canada 17 months ago. The former hockey prospect went to Thailand to have a stimulator implanted in his back so electrical currents can communicate with his nerves. He took his first small steps and hopes for a better life. (Tom Straschnitzki/ via AP)
December 09, 2019 - 3:08 am
The day Ryan Straschnitzki underwent surgery that would turn his body into something like a remote-controlled robot, the paralyzed hockey player had one deep worry: The 6-foot-1, 190-pound defenseman who once didn't miss a shift even after dislocating a shoulder told his dad he was afraid of...
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San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (10) passes in the first half an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints in New Orleans, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
December 09, 2019 - 3:03 am
Jimmy G. seems to be heating up just as Tom Terrific appears to be slowing down Bouncing back from a close loss a week earlier, the San Francisco 49ers went out and took over the No. 1 playoff seeding in the NFC by coming back on the road to edge Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints 48-46 on...
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Los Angeles Lakers' Anthony Davis (3) shoots under pressure from Minnesota Timberwolves' Andrew Wiggins (22) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
December 09, 2019 - 2:07 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Anthony Davis hit a long floater with 4:39 remaining to reach 50 points for the first time with the Los Angeles Lakers. The shot that got him to the half-century mark was hardly representative of the work that preceded it. Davis had a relentless series of fast-break points,...
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Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes. left, passes under pressure from New England Patriots linebacker Dont'a Hightower, right, in the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
December 08, 2019 - 9:42 pm
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Patrick Mahomes got some help from the Chiefs defense to hold off the New England Patriots and wrap up the division title. Kansas City clinched the AFC West when Bashaud Breeland knocked away Tom Brady's fourth-down pass attempt to Julian Edelman in the end zone and the...
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New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, center, argues a call in the second half of an NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
December 08, 2019 - 7:43 pm
The Latest on Week 14 in the NFL (all times EST): 7:40 p.m. The referees are having a tough time in the Chiefs-Patriots game. Jerome Bogar's crew has picked up three flags, and in the second half they got missed two calls that together cost the Patriots four points. First, Chiefs tight end Travis...
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El pateador de los 49ers de San Francisco Robbie Gould celebra tras anotar el gol de campo que le dio el triunfo a su equipo sobre los Saints de Nueva Orleans el domingo ocho de diciembre del 2019. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
December 08, 2019 - 6:54 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Jimmy Garoppolo decisively delivered a fourth-down pass to George Kittle with time running out, and the veteran tight end vigorously galloped up the sideline, seemingly embracing an opportunity to defiantly jerk his head back and forth as a Saints defender grabbed his face mask...
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