Athlete injuries

January 11, 2020 - 6:10 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Kyrie Irving could return to the Brooklyn Nets' lineup Sunday after missing two months with a right shoulder injury. The Nets listed Irving as probable on the injury report Saturday for their game against Atlanta. Irving has missed 26 games with what the Nets said was an impingement...
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January 11, 2020 - 11:53 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Australian Open organizers said Saturday that U.S. Open champion Bianca Andreescu, Juan Martin del Potro and Richard Gasquet have withdrawn due to knee injuries. “The Australian Open is unfortunately too soon in my rehab process and I sadly will not be able to play in it...
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Dallas Mavericks forward Dorian Finney-Smith (10) tries to defend against a shot by Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez)
January 11, 2020 - 2:06 am
DALLAS (AP) — LeBron James drove for easy layups or quick passes to open shooters at the 3-point line early in another meeting with Dallas phenom Luka Doncic. The 20-year-old Mavericks star played the last few minutes of the first half with a jersey he ripped into a V-neck look on a frustrating...
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FILE - In this April 5, 2019, file photo, Michelle Wie watches her tee shot on the 118th hole during the second round of the LPGA Tour ANA Inspiration golf tournament at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, Calif. Wie is expecting her first child — a girl — this summer. The often-injured golfer announced the news Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, on Instagram. She married Jonnie West, the son of NBA great Jerry West, in August. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)
January 10, 2020 - 4:05 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — Michelle Wie always thought if she ever had children, that would be the end of her golf. Now she is more inspired than ever to return. Wie, who married Golden State Warriors executive Jonnie West in August, announced they are having their first child — a girl — this summer. “I do...
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Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) looks on during the first half of an NBA basketball game againsty the Atlanta Hawks, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)
January 08, 2020 - 11:00 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — James Harden's big first quarter gave Houston a lead that seemed safe. His misses helped give Atlanta a chance. Harden scored 41 points, including 22 in the first quarter, to lead the Houston Rockets over Trae Young and the Hawks 122-115 on Wednesday night. Harden had 10 assists and...
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January 08, 2020 - 3:26 pm
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Former North Dakota State football players who have contributed to the school's dynasty over the course of more than seven decades have found a way to relive their glory days — and it's not just by telling old stories over beers. The 3-year-old Bison Football Players Association...
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Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis winces as he hits the ground after falling while trying to defend against a shot by New York Knicks forward Julius Randle during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, in Los Angeles. Davis left the game. The Lakers won 117-87. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
January 08, 2020 - 2:25 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Anthony Davis plans to travel with the Los Angeles Lakers on their upcoming road trip after he bruised his buttocks in a nasty fall. The Lakers announced encouraging news about their six-time All-Star's health Wednesday, a day after he left their blowout win over New York with a...
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Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis winces as he hits the court after falling while trying to defend against a shot by New York Knicks forward Julius Randle during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, in Los Angeles. Davis left the game. The Lakers won 117-87. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
January 08, 2020 - 2:22 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers gathered around Anthony Davis while the six-time All-Star writhed in pain on the Staples Center floor. Another breezy blowout win had just become much less fun for the Lakers and their superstar big man, although it's too soon to say just how serious it...
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Detroit Pistons forward Blake Griffin sits on the bench during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the San Antonio Spurs, Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019, in San Antonio. San Antonio won 136-109. (AP Photo/Darren Abate)
January 07, 2020 - 3:04 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Detroit Pistons forward Blake Griffin is out indefinitely after having surgery on his left knee. The Pistons announced Tuesday that Griffin will have an extended rehabilitation period with no timetable for his return. The 30-year-old Griffin was an All-Star last season for the sixth...
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San Francisco 49ers' Joe Staley spikes the football after a touchdown run by Raheem Mostert against the Seattle Seahawks during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
January 06, 2020 - 4:58 pm
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Joe Staley was moved to tears as he ran off the field during the San Francisco 49ers' division-clinching win in Seattle to end the regular season. Years of lopsided losses to the Seahawks, losing records and an injury-plagued 2019 season when the Niners finally got back...
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