Athlete health

Fans cheer Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry, front, reacts after a basket against the Los Angeles Clippers in the second half in Game 1 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series Saturday, April 13, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
April 14, 2019 - 4:35 pm
Opening day of the NBA postseason was no time to be home. Not home for the summer. Home for a game. Only the Golden State Warriors managed to win there Saturday in a rough day for the higher seeds. Both No. 2s lost, and the Brooklyn Nets won the game and the crowd in Philadelphia, where home fans...
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April 14, 2019 - 3:33 pm
A timeline of memorable events in Tiger Woods' career: August 1996 — Wins third straight U.S. Amateur and turns professional the following week. October 1996 — Wins the Las Vegas Invitational for his first PGA Tour victory in his fifth professional tournament. April 1997 — Wins the Masters at age...
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New York Knicks forward Mario Hezonja (8) greets Detroit Pistons forward Blake Griffin at the end of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, April 10, 2019, at Madison Square Garden in New York. The Pistons won 115-89. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
April 13, 2019 - 2:07 pm
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Blake Griffin's tone was serious, befitting a man who has had one of the best seasons of his career — but now faces the same old questions about his health. Griffin's status for Detroit's first-round series against Milwaukee isn't clear at the moment, but after he sat out...
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Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo drives to the basket against Atlanta Hawks' Alex Len during the second half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, April 7, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)
April 13, 2019 - 12:26 pm
The Milwaukee Bucks had the best record in the NBA this season, so it would be no great surprise to see them playing for the title in June. Of course, for this franchise, advancing at all would be a significant step. The Bucks are an unusual top seed — one that hasn't made it past the first round...
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Indiana Pacers head coach Nate McMillan directs his players from the sideline in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Atlanta Hawks Wednesday, April 10, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
April 13, 2019 - 7:17 am
BOSTON (AP) — The Celtics and Pacers aren't interested in talking about the past as they prepare to tip off their first-round playoff matchup. Indiana doesn't want to dwell on injuries, like the season-ending right knee injury Pacers guard Victor Oladipo suffered in January. Likewise, the Celtics...
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Grounds crew workers roll out the tarp during the seventh inning of a baseball game between the Chicago White Sox and the New York Yankees, Friday, April 12, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Michael Owens)
April 12, 2019 - 9:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Yankees' stunning injury list grew again Friday, and things are only getting worse for a few of the players already on it. General manager Brian Cashman said right-handed reliever Dellin Betances will get a cortisone shot in his right shoulder Saturday, which will keep him out...
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Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers, left, reacts to a call during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz on Wednesday, April 10, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Clippers won 143-137 in overtime. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
April 12, 2019 - 6:29 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — This is such a different time for the Clippers and Warriors from their days as fierce rivals who swung elbows, tussled and trash-talked at every chance. Both franchises were finding themselves then, from a testy Christmas matchup in 2013 in Oakland to a chippy seven-game...
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FILE - In this March 12, 2019, file photo, Los Angeles Lakers coach Luke Walton gestures to players during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Chicago Bulls in Chicago. The Lakers say they have mutually agreed to part ways with Walton after three losing seasons. Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka announced Walton's departure Friday, April 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Nuccio DiNuzzo,File)
April 12, 2019 - 5:47 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Luke Walton is out as coach of the Los Angeles Lakers after three losing seasons. Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka announced Walton's departure Friday, three days after the abrupt resignation of president of basketball operations Magic Johnson. Pelinka called Walton leaving a...
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FILE - In this March 15, 2019, file photo, Dallas Stars defenseman Miro Heiskanen (4) handles the puck as Vegas Golden Knights' Cody Eakin (21) gives chase in the second period of an NHL hockey game, in Dallas. Teenagers Miro Heiskanen of the Dallas Stars and Andrei Svechnikov of the Carolina Hurricanes and early 20-somethings Mitch Marner and William Nylander show playoff experience sometimes is overrated. Plenty of youth is being served early in the NHL postseason. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)
April 12, 2019 - 2:53 pm
For all the value of postseason experience, youth is off to a nice start in the Stanley Cup playoffs. Teenage defenseman Miro Heiskanen built on his stellar rookie season in his playoff debut with Dallas, 19-year-old Andrei Svechnikov tried to carry Carolina back from a big deficit, early 20-...
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FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2011, file photo, Hall of Fame football player Forrest Gregg talks about his battle with Parkinson's disease during an interview in Colorado Springs, Colo. The Pro Football Hall of Fame says Green Bay Packers great Forrest Gregg has died. He was 85. The Hall did not disclose details about his death in its statement Friday, April 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski, File)
April 12, 2019 - 12:42 pm
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Forrest Gregg, the great Hall of Fame lineman for the mighty Green Bay Packers of the 1960s that Vince Lombardi called the "finest player I ever coached," died Friday at age 85. Barbara Gregg said her husband of 59 years died in Colorado Springs from complications of...
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