Athlete injuries

Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper dives back to first on a pickoff attempt during the fourth inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Houston Astros Saturday, March 3, 2018, in West Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
March 04, 2018 - 12:20 am
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Bryce Harper returned to Washington's lineup following surgery to remove an ingrown toenail, striking out twice and walking in the Nationals' 8-1 exhibition victory over the Houston Astros on Saturday. Stephen Strasburg pitched two innings in his first spring start for...
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Texas center Jericho Sims dunks during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against West Virginia, Saturday, March 3, 2018, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Michael Thomas)
March 03, 2018 - 4:28 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Their season fading and their big man still on the bench with a sprained toe, the Texas Longhorns were in desperate need of a big win to bolster their NCAA Tournament hopes. They got it Saturday with an 87-79 overtime win over No. 20 West Virginia, spurred by guards Matt...
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Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos (91) celebrates his goal against the Philadelphia Flyers with defenseman Victor Hedman (77) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, March 3, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
March 03, 2018 - 4:20 pm
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Steven Stamkos had two goals and three assists for a career-high five points and added a shootout goal and the Tampa Bay Lightning edged the Philadelphia Flyers 7-6 on Saturday. Brayden Point had the shootout-deciding goal for Tampa Bay, which improved to 6-0-1 in its past seven...
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Brazil soccer star Neymar, right, and his doctor Rodrigo Lasmar, left, arrive to the Mater Dei Hospital, in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Friday, March 2, 2018. Neymar will have surgery on a fractured toe in his right foot and could be out for up to three months, an estimate that would take the Brazil striker right up to the World Cup. Neymar was injured Sunday in Paris Saint-Germain's match against Marseille in the French league. (AP Photo/Eugenio Savio)
March 03, 2018 - 10:59 am
SAO PAULO (AP) — Neymar has successfully undergone surgery on his injured right foot, the Brazilian soccer confederation said Saturday. The 26-year-old Paris Saint-Germain and Brazil forward was injured Feb. 25 in a French league game against Marseille. Neymar was signed by PSG for a world record...
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March 02, 2018 - 11:22 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Montreal Canadiens captain Max Pacioretty left during the third period of Friday night's 6-3 win over the New York Islanders with a lower-body injury. Montreal announced Pacioretty's diagnosis in the third period on its Twitter feed, saying the forward would not return to the game...
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March 02, 2018 - 9:35 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Canadiens captain Max Pacioretty has left a game with a lower-body injury. Montreal announced Pacioretty's diagnosis in the third period of Friday night's game against the New York Islanders, saying the forward would not return to the game. Pacioretty was the subject of trade rumors...
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New York Yankees pinch hitter Russell Wilson, a Seattle Seahawks quarterback, strikes out in the fifth inning of a baseball spring exhibition game against the Atlanta Braves, Friday, March 2, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
March 02, 2018 - 5:15 pm
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Russell Wilson struck out in his first spring training at-bat with the New York Yankees. The Seattle Seahawks quarterback pinch hit for AL Rookie of the Year Aaron Judge in the fifth inning against Atlanta on Friday and swung past a 2-2 pitch from left-hander Max Fried. "The best...
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March 02, 2018 - 9:58 am
PARIS (AP) — French authorities say four skiers have been killed, one is injured and another is missing after an avalanche in the southern Alps. The French gendarmerie said the avalanche happened Friday in Entraunes, near the Italian border. The cause of the avalanche is unknown. During a visit to...
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March 02, 2018 - 8:00 am
Six-time Olympic medalist Aly Raisman is suing the U.S. Olympic Committee and USA Gymnastics, claiming both organizations "knew or should have known" about abusive patterns by a disgraced former national team doctor now in prison for sexually abusing young athletes. Raisman filed the lawsuit in...
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March 02, 2018 - 7:58 am
Six-time Olympic medalist Aly Raisman is suing the U.S. Olympic Committee and USA Gymnastics, claiming both organizations failed to properly police a disgraced former national team doctor now in prison for sexually abusing young athletes. The lawsuit alleges negligence by the USOC and USA...
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