Athlete injuries

Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) falls to the floor after being fouled by Detroit Pistons' Thon Maker (7) during the first half of Game 1 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Sunday, April 14, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)
April 14, 2019 - 10:36 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo ran and dunked all over the Pistons until they just shoved him to the ground. The team with the NBA's best record wanted to show it can make a long playoff run, and the Detroit Pistons were helpless to slow them down. "I don't know if they were ready for us,"...
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Columbus Blue Jackets' Matt Duchene celebrates his goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the second period of Game 3 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series Sunday, April 14, 2019, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)
April 14, 2019 - 10:35 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Sergei Bobrovsky has the Columbus Blue Jackets on the brink of sweeping a playoff series that hardly anyone thought they could win. The Russian goalie shut the door when the Tampa Bay Lightning made a desperate late surge on Sunday night, preserving a 3-1 win and giving...
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Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard, right, reacts after making a basket as Oklahoma City Thunder forward Paul George, left, trails the play during the first half of Game 1 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series in Portland, Ore., Sunday, April 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Steve Dipaola)
April 14, 2019 - 9:49 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — After eight straight playoff losses over the past two years, the Portland Trail Blazers finally got a win. Damian Lillard scored 30 points and the third-seeded Blazers opened their series against the No. 6 Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday with a 104-99 victory. "We know how it...
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Tiger Woods reacts as he wins the Masters golf tournament Sunday, April 14, 2019, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
April 14, 2019 - 8:25 pm
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Tiger Woods blazing to victory in his Sunday red at the Masters, a scene once so familiar, was never more stunning. It was only two years ago at Augusta National that Woods needed a nerve block just to hobble upstairs to the Champions Dinner, unsure he would ever play another...
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Colorado Rockies pitcher German Marquez throws against the San Francisco Giants during the seventh inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Sunday, April 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
April 14, 2019 - 7:33 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — German Marquez almost did more than merely end Colorado's losing streak. He came close to putting himself in the record book. Marquez pitched a one-hitter, nicked only by Evan Longoria's single with one out in the eighth inning, and the Rockies stopped an eight-game skid by...
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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 - 6:35 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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Boston Celtics' Al Horford (42) pumps his fist after being fouled while making a basket by Indiana Pacers' Bojan Bogdanovic, rear, during the second quarter in Game 1 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series, Sunday, April 14, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)
April 14, 2019 - 2:49 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Kyrie Irving and Marcus Morris each had 20 points, and the Boston Celtics rallied in the second half to beat the Indiana Pacers 84-74 on Sunday to take a 1-0 lead in their first-round playoff series. Jayson Tatum finished with 15 points. Al Horford added 10 points and 11 rebounds, and...
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Washington Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik (44) celebrates his game-winning goal with defenseman Christian Djoos (29), of Sweden, during overtime of Game 2 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series against the Carolina Hurricanes, Saturday, April 13, 2019, in Washington. The Capitals won 4-3 in overtime. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
April 13, 2019 - 6:47 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A rat falling out of the arena hallway ceiling during the Carolina Hurricanes' warmup game of soccer was just a precursor to a wacky afternoon of playoff hockey. Long after the dead rodent was removed, Game 2 between the Hurricanes and Washington Capitals included a questionable...
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New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox, Saturday, April 13, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
April 13, 2019 - 5:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — CC Sabathia performed a big league first Saturday: consecutive regular season starts of at least five innings, no walks and no more than one hit. Among Sabathia's more remarkable feats, considering what came between. "That is classic CC right there," said Yankees manager Aaron Boone...
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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 - 2:26 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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