Athlete injuries

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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FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2018, file photo, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady puts on his helmet for warmups prior to an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills, in Orchard Park, N.Y. Improvements that an NFL and NFLPA study found in helmets didn't help Tom Brady. The six-time Super Bowl champion quarterback will have to discard his longtime brand as one of 11 helmets banned by the league and players' union for 2019. Brady was one of 32 players wearing helmets last season under a grace period that is now eliminated.(AP Photo/Adrian Kraus, File)
April 12, 2019 - 12:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Improvements that an NFL and NFLPA study found in helmets didn't help Tom Brady. The six-time Super Bowl champion quarterback will have to discard his longtime brand as one of 11 helmets banned by the league and players' union for 2019. Brady was one of 32 players wearing helmets...
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Seattle Mariners relief pitcher Roenis Elias, left, is congratulated by catcher Omar Narvaez following the team's baseball game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Wednesday, April 10, 2019. The Mariners defeated the Royals 6-5. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
April 12, 2019 - 1:15 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: EMERALD CITY SHOWDOWN The surprising Mariners have a six-game winning streak and the best record in the majors at 13-2 heading into a home series against AL West favorite Houston. Seattle is the first big league team to homer in each of its first...
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FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2019, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Larry Drew watches during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks in Cleveland. A person familiar with the decisions says the Cavaliers are not bringing back Drew for a second season. Drew, who led the Cavs to a 19-63 record after taking over when Tyronn Lue was fired on Oct. 28, was told the team was not picking up his contract option by general manager Koby Altman, said the person who spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday, April 11, 2019, because the team has not commented. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)
April 11, 2019 - 3:57 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cavaliers' next coach will inherit a better situation than the one Larry Drew got handed. Drew and the Cavs parted ways Thursday after a challenging, 19-win season that followed LeBron James leaving for Los Angeles and included a rash of injuries to a young roster. Although...
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FILE - In this a, Memphis Grizzlies head coach J.B. Bickerstaff reacts in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets in Denver. The Grizzlies fired Bickerstaff on Thursday, April 11, 2019. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
April 11, 2019 - 2:44 pm
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies started the offseason Thursday with plenty of questions to answer, then controlling owner Robert Pera added to the to-do list by firing coach J.B. Bickerstaff as part of a front-office shake-up that demoted general manager Chris Wallace to scout. The...
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Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) drives between Memphis Grizzlies guard Jevon Carter (3) and forward Justin Holiday (7) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, April 10, 2019, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)
April 10, 2019 - 11:43 pm
MIAMI (AP) — The last spot in the NBA playoffs went to the Detroit Pistons. Their reward: A series against MVP candidate Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks. The drama of the regular season went all the way to the very end of the regular season, with seven of the eight first-round playoff...
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Dallas Mavericks' Dirk Nowitzki (41) celebrates sinking a 3-point basket during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Phoenix Suns in Dallas, Tuesday, April 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
April 10, 2019 - 12:41 am
DALLAS (AP) — Dirk Nowitzki notched season highs in points, shots and minutes before telling Dallas Mavericks fans that his record 21st season with the same franchise would be his last. Then the 40-year-old said he gave just about all he had in what he knew would be his final home game , which...
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