Athlete health

Pittsburgh guard Trey McGowens (2) attempts to drive through the defense of Louisville guard Lamarr Kimble (0) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Louisville, Ky., Friday, Dec. 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
December 07, 2019 - 1:06 am
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The most impressive thing about Louisville's response to Pittsburgh's comeback attempt was how quickly and effectively the No. 1 Cardinals shut it down. Not unlike the way they started. Jordan Nwora scored 19 points, Malik Williams had 13 points and 11 rebounds off the bench...
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New York Knicks coach David Fizdale reacts during the first half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019, at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
December 06, 2019 - 8:17 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — David Fizdale was the latest coach tasked with trying to turn around the New York Knicks. He was given barely 100 games before the longtime losers decided it was time to try someone else. The Knicks cut ties with Fizdale and promoted assistant Mike Miller to interim head coach...
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New York Knicks coach David Fizdale reacts during the first half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019, at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
December 06, 2019 - 6:15 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Knicks fired coach David Fizdale on Friday after two straight blowout losses dropped them to 4-18, a person with knowledge of the decision said. Fizdale ran practice earlier in the day but was then fired, the person told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity...
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Switzerland's Marco Odermatt reacts after finishing a Men's World Cup super-G skiing race Friday, Dec. 6, 2019, in Beaver Creek, Colo. (AP Photo/John Locher)
December 06, 2019 - 4:34 pm
BEAVER CREEK, Colo. (AP) — Marco Odermatt’s fellow racers watched from the top as he went too straight around one turn and nearly crossed his skis before another. They marveled at his ability to recover. They admired his capacity to stay composed. Above all: They know this 22-year-old from...
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LSU quarterback Joe Burrow (9) scrambles in the first half of an NCAA college football game against Alabama, Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
December 06, 2019 - 3:53 pm
The Heisman Trophy chase and playoff race have become intertwined. Since the College Football Playoff started in 2014, four of five Heisman winners have played on teams selected to play in the semifinals. That makes championship weekend especially important as voters focus on contenders making...
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Switzerland's Marco Odermatt reacts after finishing a Men's World Cup super-G skiing race Friday, Dec. 6, 2019, in Beaver Creek, Colo. (AP Photo/John Locher)
December 06, 2019 - 3:06 pm
BEAVER CREEK, Colo. (AP) — Swiss racer Marco Odermatt has broken Austria’s grip on the Birds of Prey super-G. The second racer to take the hill, Odermatt went on a wild ride to finish the technical course in 1 minute, 10.90 seconds Friday to earn his first World Cup victory. The 22-year-old nearly...
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Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky (10) runs in for a touchdown against Dallas Cowboys' Chidobe Awuzie (24) during the second half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
December 06, 2019 - 1:18 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Mitchell Trubisky and the Chicago Bears appear to be hitting their stride, even if it might be too late to salvage their season. Trubisky threw three touchdown passes and ran for a score in Chicago's 31-24 victory over Dak Prescott and the slumping Dallas Cowboys on Thursday night...
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FILE - in this Sept. 1, 2019, file photo, Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Michael Pineda prepares to throw during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Detroit Tigers in Detroit. The Twins and Pineda agreed Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019, to a two-year, $20 million contract to bring the right-hander back after a suspension for a banned diuretic, according to a person familiar with the negotiations. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
December 05, 2019 - 11:02 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins and starting pitcher Michael Pineda agreed Thursday to a two-year, $20 million contract to bring the right-hander back after a suspension for a banned diuretic, according to a person familiar with the negotiations. The person spoke to The Associated Press on...
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New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, center, watches during an NFL football practice, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
December 05, 2019 - 2:48 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs have been dominant against the AFC West since Andy Reid’s arrival in 2013, winning so often against their most frequent opponents that it's little surprise they’re close to wrapping up a third straight division title. The Chiefs should be just about as...
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Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) wears a glove on his throwing hand during the second half of an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019, in Pittsburgh. Mayfield left the game in the first half after hitting his hand on a helmet. (AP Photo/Don Wright)
December 05, 2019 - 11:49 am
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield threw in practice for the first time since injuring his right hand in Sunday's loss at Pittsburgh. Mayfield's bruised throwing hand remains wrapped, but he zipped passes to Cleveland's running backs and tight ends during the early portion of...
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