Athlete injuries

Cleveland Indians' Francisco Lindor connects for a home run against the Chicago Cubs during the first inning of a spring training baseball game Saturday, March 7, 2020, in Goodyear, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
March 11, 2020 - 1:22 pm
GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Cleveland Indians executive Chris Antonetti says the franchise and representatives for star shortstop Francisco Lindor made a “sincere and earnest effort” to agree on a long-term contract before deciding this week to suspend talks. Antonetti, the president of baseball...
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Colorado Rockies' Ian Desmond (20) loses his helmet on a swing as Cincinnati Reds catcher Curt Casali, right, gets out of the way during the second inning of a spring training baseball game Tuesday, March 10, 2020, in Scottsdale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
March 10, 2020 - 7:34 pm
Michael Kopech quickly got back up to speed for the Chicago White Sox. In his first game since having Tommy John surgery 18 months ago, Kopech threw 11 pitches — and six reached 100 mph. "Yeah, I might have been a little geeked," he said Tuesday. The 23-year-old right-hander started against Texas...
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Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, right, shoots as Los Angeles center Ivica Zubac defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, March 8, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
March 10, 2020 - 1:54 am
LeBron James was making a statement on the court when the Milwaukee Bucks had to make one of their own. Giannis Antetokounmpo had been hurt two nights earlier while losing to James and the Los Angeles Lakers, and on Sunday afternoon they said the reigning MVP had a minor sprain of his left knee and...
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Houston Astros pitcher Justin Verlander walks in the dugout after pitching to the St. Louis Cardinals in the first inning of a spring training baseball game, Tuesday, March 3, 2020, in Jupiter, Fla. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
March 09, 2020 - 11:59 pm
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Houston Astros ace Justin Verlander is expected to miss opening day after he strained a back muscle during a spring training start against the New York Mets. Verlander said it would “probably take a miracle” for him to pitch in the Astros' opener against the Los Angeles...
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Connecticut's Olivia Nelson-Ododa makes an angel in confetti at the end of an NCAA college basketball game against Cincinnati in the American Athletic Conference tournament finals at Mohegan Sun Arena, Monday, March 9, 2020, in Uncasville, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
March 09, 2020 - 9:53 pm
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — UConn may no longer dominate all of college basketball, but they will end their tenure in the American Athletic Conference as the undisputed champions. Megan Walker scored 26 points and Christyn Williams added 22 to lead No 5 Connecticut over Cincinnati 87-53 in the...
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Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (1) drives as Milwaukee Bucks guard Wesley Matthews defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, March 8, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)
March 08, 2020 - 8:40 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Devin Booker scored 20 of his 36 points in Phoenix's 47-point first quarter and the Suns beat the NBA-leading Milwaukee Bucks 140-131 on Sunday night, The Bucks played without MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo because of a minor knee sprain. Injured Friday night in a loss at the Los Angeles...
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New Orleans Pelicans' Zion Williamson (1) shoots over Minnesota Timberwolves' James Johnson in the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, March 8, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)
March 08, 2020 - 5:12 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jrue Holiday just missed his second triple-double against Minnesota in less than a week, putting up a season-high 37 points and adding nine rebounds and eight assists for the New Orleans Pelicans in a 120-107 victory over the Timberwolves on Sunday. Zion Williamson scored 23...
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El jugador de los Warriors de Golden State Stephen Curry (30) celebra tras anotar un triple en la primera mitad del juego de la NBA que enfrentó a su equipo con los Raptors de Toronto, en San Francisco, el 5 de marzo de 2020. (AP Foto/Jeff Chiu)
March 07, 2020 - 6:44 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Stephen Curry’s return to the Golden State Warriors has been put on hold after the two-time MVP was declared out Saturday night gainst the Philadelphia 76ers because of the flu. Curry was diagnosed with Influenza A by a viral testing Saturday morning. The Warriors termed it a...
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Brooklyn Nets head coach Kenny Atkinson gestures to his players during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Memphis Grizzlies, Wednesday, March 4, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
March 07, 2020 - 2:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Kenny Atkinson won't have the chance to coach Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving together in Brooklyn. The Nets and their coach decided his influence with the team ran out before that pair could get started. The Nets surprisingly split with their coach Saturday, even as they remain on...
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Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, tries to get past Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, March 6, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
March 07, 2020 - 1:55 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James has repeatedly insisted he doesn't care about winning another MVP award. He knows almost nobody outside the Los Angeles Lakers' locker room thinks he'll beat Giannis Antetokounmpo for the honor. When the reigning MVP brought his Milwaukee Bucks to Staples Center on...
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