Athlete injuries

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 - 7:47 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 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 - 5:57 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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San Jose Sharks' Joe Pavelski (8) reacts after scoring a goal against Vegas Golden Knights goalie Marc-Andre Fleury, right, during the first period of Game 1 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series Wednesday, April 10, 2019, in San Jose, Calif. At left is Golden Knights defenseman Nick Holden. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
April 11, 2019 - 1:28 am
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Joe Pavelski lost a couple of teeth, had stitches in his lip and his mouth was still bloody long after taking Brent Burns' point shot right off his chin . Pavelski was also able to smile since his pain led to a goal and a playoff victory. Pavelski's first-period goal and...
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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 11, 2019 - 12:40 am
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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Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve (27) watches his second home run during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees Wednesday, April 10, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)
April 10, 2019 - 10:27 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Jose Altuve hit two homers, Carlos Correa homered with three RBIs and the Houston Astros completed their first ever sweep of the New York Yankees with an 8-6 win Wednesday night. The Astros needed late-game comebacks to win the first two games of the series but used a four-run fifth...
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Oakland Athletics Khris Davis (2) celebrates with third base coach Matt Williams (4) after hitting a solo home run during the seventh inning of the team's baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles, Wednesday, April 10, 2019, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Will Newton)
April 10, 2019 - 9:57 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — Fans at Camden Yards hoping for a breakout from slumping slugger Chris Davis got a cruel twist Wednesday night. Oakland slugger Khris Davis homered twice and had three hits, Baltimore's Chris Davis extended his record hitless streak to 50 at-bats and the Athletics beat the Orioles...
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Dallas Mavericks' Dirk Nowitzki (41) drives against San Antonio Spurs' Rudy Gay, center, and Marco Belinelli during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, April 10, 2019, in San Antonio. San Antonio won 105-94. (AP Photo/Darren Abate)
April 10, 2019 - 9:53 pm
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — LaMarcus Aldridge had 34 points and 16 rebounds and the San Antonio Spurs beat the Dallas Mavericks 105-94 on Wednesday night in Dirk Nowitzki's final game. Nowitzki finished with 20 points and 10 rebounds in the finale of his storied 21-season career — all with the Mavericks...
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The Columbus Blue Jackets celebrates their 4-3 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning during Game 1 of an NHL Eastern Conference first-round hockey playoff series Wednesday, April 10, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
April 10, 2019 - 8:57 pm
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Seth Jones scored the go-ahead goal on the power play to cap Columbus' three-goal third period, and the Blue Jackets rallied to beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-3 in Game 1 of the teams' first-round Eastern Conference playoff series Wednesday night. Jones made it 4-3 from the slot...
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Los Angeles Angels' Tommy La Stella, left, high-fives teammates to celebrate his home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers, Tuesday, April 9, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
April 10, 2019 - 2:39 am
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Tommy La Stella is providing an unexpected power boost for the Los Angeles Angels during their interleague series against the Milwaukee Brewers. The second baseman homered twice and drove in four runs to lead the Angels to an 11-8 victory Tuesday night after Mike Trout exited...
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Magic Johnson wipes his eyes as he speaks to reporters prior to an NBA basketball game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday, April 9, 2019, in Los Angeles. Johnson abruptly quit as the Lakers' president of basketball operations Tuesday night, citing his desire to return to the simpler life he enjoyed as a wealthy businessman and beloved former player before taking charge of the franchise just over two years ago. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
April 10, 2019 - 1:14 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Magic Johnson abruptly quit as the Los Angeles Lakers' president of basketball operations Tuesday night, citing his desire to return to the simpler life he enjoyed as a wealthy businessman and beloved former player before taking charge of this tempestuous franchise just over two...
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