Athlete health

Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James, center, drives between Orlando Magic's Evan Fournier, left, and Orlando Magic's Jonathon Simmons during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
January 18, 2018 - 9:54 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Isaiah Thomas made two free throws with 11 seconds left and the Cleveland Cavaliers came up with a defensive stop in the frantic final seconds after blowing a 23-point lead to beat the Orlando Magic 104-103 on Thursday night. After Thomas made his shots, Orlando's Elfrid Payton...
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CORRECTS SPELLING OF FIRST NAME TO STEFON, NOT STEFAN - Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs takes a question from the media during an NFL football news conference Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018 in Eden Prairie, Minn. The Vikings face the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFC championship on Sunday in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
January 17, 2018 - 7:01 pm
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — The path for Stefon Diggs to last-play touchdown fame and sudden Minnesota savior didn't start with such brilliance. Diggs has only arrived at this stage of his life and his career, a Vikings standout on the verge of a Super Bowl, with an unrelenting diligence and a dose...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017 file photo, San Antonio Spurs' Kawhi Leonard, center, sits on the bench after playing in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks in Dallas. The San Antonio Spurs say Kawhi Leonard will be out indefinitely as he continues his recovery from a leg injury, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. Leonard has played in just nine games after missing the beginning of the season because of right quadriceps tendinopathy. He also was sidelined briefly because of a shoulder injury. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)
January 17, 2018 - 3:53 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The San Antonio Spurs say Kawhi Leonard will be out indefinitely as he continues his recovery from a leg injury. Leonard has played in just nine games after missing the beginning of the season because of right quadriceps tendinopathy. He also was sidelined briefly because of a...
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New England Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia, left, speaks with quarterbacks Tom Brady (12) and Brian Hoyer (2) during an NFL football practice, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, at Gillette Stadium, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
January 17, 2018 - 3:40 pm
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The Patriots say quarterback Tom Brady did not attend a scheduled AFC championship news conference Wednesday because he was meeting with the team medical staff. Team spokesman Stacey James didn't say why Brady was with medical personnel, but said he will be listed on the...
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FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2016 file photo, Washington State quarterback Tyler Hilinski (3) runs onto the field with his teammates before an NCAA college football game against Idaho in Pullman, Wash. Hilinski has died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. The 21-year-old Hilinski was discovered in his apartment after he didn’t show up for practice Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Young Kwak, File)
January 17, 2018 - 1:57 pm
Police are interviewing Washington State quarterback Tyler Hilinski's friends and people who knew him to try to learn why he apparently took his life. Police Chief Gary Jenkins says officers have no apparent motive for the death of the 21-year-old athlete, who was dead in his Pullman, Washington,...
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Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov celebrates after defeating United States' Mackenzie McDonald in their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)
January 17, 2018 - 8:42 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Grigor Dimitrov was pushed all the way in five sets before finally beating No. 186-ranked Mackenzie McDonald, who had never won a tour-level match before qualifying for the Australian Open. Dimitrov won the season-ending ATP Finals last November and entered the...
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New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) throws against the Minnesota Vikings during the first half of an NFL divisional football playoff game in Minneapolis, Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
January 16, 2018 - 6:24 pm
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Drew Brees dispensed with technicalities regarding his contract and spoke as if his return to New Orleans next season was virtually assured. "It's the same way I felt two days ago. It's the same way I felt 12 years ago. I'll be here as long as they'll have me," Brees said...
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U.S. actor Will Ferrell, left, interviews Switzerland's Roger Federer on Rod Laver Arena following his first round match against Slovenia's Aljaz Bedene at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
January 16, 2018 - 6:17 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Roger Federer picked up where he left off at the Australian Open on a day when Maria Sharapova and Novak Djokovic helped ensure there were all kinds of comebacks. Defending champion Federer beating Aljaz Bedene 6-3, 6-4, 6-3 in a night match, his first on Rod Laver Arena...
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Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin, left, and Houston Rockets forward Trevor Ariza have words before both of them were ejected in the closing seconds of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, in Los Angeles. The Clippers won 113-102. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
January 16, 2018 - 3:20 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chris Paul came back to Staples Center to play against his old team and things got heated. The final minutes of the game were filled with technical fouls, ejections, swearing, bumping — and that was just the beginning. Lou Williams scored 31 points, Blake Griffin added 29 before...
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FILE - In this Aug. 16, 2016 file photo, United States gymnast Simone Biles displays her gold medal for floor during the artistic gymnastics women's apparatus final at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In a statement via Twitter on Monday, Jan. 15, 2017, Biles says she is among the athletes sexually abused by a now-imprisoned former USA Gymnastics team doctor.. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, File)
January 15, 2018 - 9:26 pm
Simone Biles watched as her friends and former Olympic teammates came forward to detail abuse at the hands of a now-imprisoned former USA Gymnastics team doctor. Drawing in part from their strength, the four-time gold medalist acknowledged Monday she is among the athletes who were sexually abused...
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