Athlete health

FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2019, file photo, Kansas City Chiefs' Tyreek Hill watches from the bench during an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions in Detroit. It would be an understatement to the greatest degree to say that Chiefs wide receiver has had an eventful year, one marked by the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. Now, he’s hoping to return from a hamstring injury in time to help Kansas City win a fourth consecutive AFC West championship. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
November 27, 2019 - 4:08 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — It would be an understatement to say that Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill has had an eventful year, one marked by the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. It began with Hill wrapping up a record-setting season by helping the Chiefs to the AFC title game, a year of...
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FILE- In this Aug. 30, 2019, file photo, Minnesota Twins bench coach Derek Shelton watches from the dugout during a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers in Detroit. Shelton is the new manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates, the team announced Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019. Shelton replaces Clint Hurdle, who was fired on the final day of the regular season in September following a second-half collapse that dropped the Pirates to a last-place finish in the National League Central. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
November 27, 2019 - 3:23 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pirates’ leadership overhaul is complete. Pittsburgh hired longtime major league coach Derek Shelton as manager on Wednesday, the final piece of a new-look leadership following a last-place finish in the NL Central. Shelton replaces Clint Hurdle, who was fired on the final day...
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FILE- In this Aug. 30, 2019, file photo, Minnesota Twins bench coach Derek Shelton watches from the dugout during a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers in Detroit. Shelton is the new manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates, the team announced Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019. Shelton replaces Clint Hurdle, who was fired on the final day of the regular season in September following a second-half collapse that dropped the Pirates to a last-place finish in the National League Central. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
November 27, 2019 - 1:42 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pirates’ leadership overhaul is complete. Pittsburgh hired longtime major league coach Derek Shelton as manager on Wednesday, the final piece of a new-look leadership following a last-place finish in the NL Central. Shelton replaces Clint Hurdle, who was fired on the final day...
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Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid is shown during a 101-96 loss to the Toronto Raptors in an NBA basketball game in Toronto, Monday, Nov. 25, 2019. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press via AP)
November 26, 2019 - 10:40 am
TORONTO (AP) — Joel Embiid returned to Toronto and had another night he’d rather forget. Pascal Siakam scored 25 points, Fred VanVleet added 24 and the Raptors held Embiid scoreless for the first time in his career in a 101-96 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday night. “I can't have this...
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November 26, 2019 - 8:52 am
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Each Thanksgiving, families and friends across America face off in backyards or public parks in pre-meal football games they dub “Turkey Bowl.” Now, there’s a way to determine which side is favored to win — a way you can bet on. Bookmaker William Hill US has come up with...
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Toronto Raptors' Fred VanVleet drives to the net on Philadelphia 76ers' Josh Richardson during second half NBA basketball action in Toronto on Monday, Nov. 25, 2019. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press via AP)
November 25, 2019 - 10:35 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Pascal Siakam scored 25 points, Fred VanVleet added 24 and the Toronto Raptors held Joel Embiid scoreless for the first time in his career in a 101-96 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday night. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson had 16 points and 10 rebounds for the Raptors, who...
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Toronto Raptors' Fred VanVleet drives to the net on Philadelphia 76ers' Josh Richardson during second half NBA basketball action in Toronto on Monday, Nov. 25, 2019. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press via AP)
November 25, 2019 - 10:27 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Pascal Siakam scored 25 points, Fred VanVleet added 24 and the Toronto Raptors held Joel Embiid scoreless in a 101-96 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday night. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson had 16 points and 10 rebounds for the Raptors, who posted their 14th consecutive home...
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Boston Celtics' Marcus Smart hits the winning basket over Sacramento Kings' Cory Joseph during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game Monday, Nov. 25, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)
November 25, 2019 - 10:17 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Jaylen Brown scored 24 points, Jayson Tatum had 20 and the Boston Celtics held off the Sacramento Kings 103-102 despite a career-high 41 points from Buddy Hield on Monday night. Marcus Smart had 17 points with seven assists, and Enes Kanter added 13 points and nine rebounds for the...
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November 25, 2019 - 1:53 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — In a story Nov. 23 on the Bulls-Hornets NBA game, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Zach LaVine tied an NBA record with 13 made 3-pointers. The NBA record is 14 by Klay Thompson. LaVine and Stephen Curry are tied for second with 13 made 3-pointers. A corrected...
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Iwao Hakamada, who converted to Catholicism during his decades on death row, speaks during a press conference after attending the Mass held by Pope Francis at the Tokyo Dome Monday, Nov. 25, 2019, in Tokyo. A former Japanese professional boxer who spent 48 years in prison for murders he says he did not commit was among some 50,000 people greeting Pope Francis as he entered Tokyo Dome stadium to celebrate Mass on Monday. (Kyodo News via AP)/Kyodo News via AP)
November 25, 2019 - 7:42 am
TOKYO (AP) — A former Japanese professional boxer who spent 48 years in prison for murders he says he did not commit was among some 50,000 people greeting Pope Francis as he entered Tokyo Dome stadium to celebrate Mass on Monday. Iwao Hakamada, who converted to Catholicism during his decades on...
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