Athlete health

United States' Lindsey Vonn at the start of a training session run for a ski World Cup women's downhill, in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy, Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati)
January 17, 2019 - 6:31 am
CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy (AP) — Lindsey Vonn skied conservatively in the first World Cup downhill training session of her injury-delayed season on Thursday. In foggy conditions, Vonn placed 10th, 0.76 seconds behind leader Ragnhild Mowinckel of Norway, and was a bit shaky landing the final jump on...
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Houston Rockets' James Harden (13) shoots as Brooklyn Nets' Treveon Graham (21) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
January 16, 2019 - 10:04 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Spencer Dinwiddie scored 25 of his 33 points in the fourth quarter and overtime and the Brooklyn Nets spoiled James Harden's 58-point night with a 145-142 victory over the Houston Rockets on Wednesday. Harden had his second straight season high after scoring 57 in a victory over...
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FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2018 file photo, United States' Bob and Mike Bryan play in the men's doubles second round match against Max Mirnyi of Belarus and Austria's Phillip Oswald at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia.The Bryan brothers have reunited as a doubles combination at a Grand Slam tournament and have opened with a 7-6 (4), 7-6 (1) win over Alex Bolt and Marc Polmans at the Australian Open in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday Jan. 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill,File)
January 16, 2019 - 5:02 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Bob Bryan was four months removed from hip replacement surgery when he joined his twin, Mike, for practice sessions in December in the hopes of reuniting the most successful men's doubles team of tennis' professional era. It felt, Bob jokes now, like some sort of...
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Switzerland's Roger Federer waves as he leaves Rod Laver Arena after defeating Britain's Daniel Evans in their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
January 16, 2019 - 4:39 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on Wednesday from the Australian Open (all times local): 9:20 p.m. Father-of-four Roger Federer clearly takes workplace safety seriously. A sprinkling of rain over Rod Laver Arena during the first set of his second-round match against Daniel Evans at the...
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San Jose Sharks goaltender Martin Jones (31) defends on a shot from Pittsburgh Penguins left wing Tanner Pearson (14) during the second period of an NHL hockey game in San Jose, Calif., Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
January 15, 2019 - 11:42 pm
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Tomas Hertl scored three goals and Joe Thornton celebrated his 1,000th game for San Jose by adding another that helped the Sharks win their seventh straight game, 5-2 over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday night. Marcus Sorensen also scored and the Sharks improved to 16-3-2...
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Minnesota Timberwolves' Karl-Anthony Towns, center, tries to get a shot past Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid, right, and Jimmy Butler during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
January 15, 2019 - 9:45 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jimmy Butler's final miserable months in Minnesota were blighted by trash talk toward his teammates and a sour demeanor that forced the Timberwolves to trade him. At home in Philadelphia, Butler is still working out the kinks with his new star teammates. But Butler had one final...
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Philadelphia Eagles NFL football coach Doug Pederson listens to a reporter's question during a news conference Tuesday Jan. 15, 2019, in Philadelphia. The Eagles lost to the New Orleans Saints on Sunday, ending their season. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)
January 15, 2019 - 5:29 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Eagles coach Doug Pederson reiterated Tuesday that Carson Wentz will be the team's starting quarterback in 2019. Wentz missed the final three games of the regular season and two playoff games because of a back injury. Nick Foles led Philadelphia to four straight wins and was 27...
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Japan's Naomi Osaka smiles during her first round match against Poland's Magda Linette at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
January 15, 2019 - 6:02 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on Tuesday at the Australian Open (all times local): 10:50 p.m. Naomi Osaka's first appearance at a Grand Slam tournament as a major champion was a successful one. She beat Magda Linette 6-4, 6-2 to end play at Rod Laver Arena on day 2 of the Australian Open...
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Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski reacts during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Syracuse in Durham, N.C., Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. Syracuse won 95-91. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
January 14, 2019 - 10:28 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Duke remained firmly entrenched at No. 1 for a fourth straight week in The Associated Press men's college basketball poll, which was enough to give its Hall of Fame coach another record. The Blue Devils led an unchanged top 10 in Monday's AP Top 25 and spent their sixth week on...
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Charlotte Hornets' Tony Parker, left, drives against San Antonio Spurs' Davis Bertans during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Darren Abate)
January 14, 2019 - 10:23 pm
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Kemba Walker scored 33 points and Tony Parker enjoyed a triumphant return to San Antonio as the Charlotte Hornets beat the Spurs 108-93 on Monday night, snapping their seven-game home winning streak. Parker had eight points, four assists and three rebounds in his first game back...
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