Athlete injuries

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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Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry greets fans as he takes the court for warm up shots prior to an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers Sunday, April 7, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
April 09, 2019 - 8:08 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Warriors guard Stephen Curry left Tuesday night's game against the Pelicans with what team officials say is a mild sprain of his right foot. The club says Curry was ruled out for the remainder of the game for precautionary reasons. Curry played nine minutes during the first...
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Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale walks off the mound after the top of the fourth inning of the home opener baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays, Tuesday, April 9, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
April 09, 2019 - 6:48 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox blanketed Fenway Park with pieces of the city's championship past to welcome the newest members of their World Series title club. It wasn't enough to ward off another setback for a team yet to resemble the one that hoisted the trophy last year. Chris Sale let a...
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April 09, 2019 - 6:12 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — A woman has sued the Houston Astros for more than $1 million, saying that a T-shirt cannon by the team's mascot at a game last season broke her finger. The Houston Chronicle reports that Jennifer Harughty alleges that the mascot, who is named Orbit, "shattered" her left index finger...
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Virginia players celebrate after defeating Texas Tech 85-77 in the overtime in in the championship of the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament, Monday, April 8, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Matt York)
April 09, 2019 - 2:31 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on the NCAA Tournament championship game between Virginia and Texas Tech (all times local) 11:26 p.m. Virginia's nail-biting trip through the NCAA Tournament will go down in history as one of the most clutch performances from game-to-game by any championship team. The...
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New York Yankees' Aaron Judge, left, talks with Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve during the seventh inning of a baseball game, Monday, April 8, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)
April 08, 2019 - 9:42 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Jose Altuve hit a long home run and Carlos Correa's broken-bat RBI infield single in the eighth inning helped the Houston Astros rally past the New York Yankees 4-3 on Monday night for their fourth straight victory. Aaron Judge homered off Astros ace Justin Verlander as New York...
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Edmonton Oilers' Sam Gagner, left, has his shot deflected by Calgary Flames goalie Mike Smith during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, April 6, 2019, in Calgary, Alberta. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP)
April 08, 2019 - 1:37 am
Mike Smith and David Rittich helped the Calgary Flames finish first in the Western Conference. Yet there are still questions about how far those goalies can carry their team in the playoffs. Smith and Rittich sounds more like a law firm than the goaltending tandem anyone expected the NHL's second-...
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Houston Rockets forward PJ Tucker (17) pulls down a rebound between Phoenix Suns forward Dragan Bender (35) and guard Elie Okobo (2) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, April 7, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)
April 07, 2019 - 9:25 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — In a game that was decided by halftime, Houston's prolific 3-point shooting added a little excitement in the last few minutes. James Harden scored 30 points in just three quarters as the Rockets broke their NBA record by making 27 3-pointers in a 149-113 win over the Phoenix Suns on...
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Baylor forward Lauren Cox yells as she holds her left knee, during the second half against Notre Dame in the Final Four championship game of the NCAA women's college basketball tournament Sunday, April 7, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
April 07, 2019 - 7:03 pm
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Baylor star Lauren Cox has been taken off the court in a wheelchair with an apparent left knee injury during the third quarter of the NCAA women's national championship game against Notre Dame. The Lady Bears, seeking their third national title, led 62-50 with 1:22 remaining...
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Cincinnati Reds' Yasiel Puig (66) is restrained by Pittsburgh Pirates bench coach Tom Prince, in the middle of a bench clearing brawl during the fourth inning of a baseball game in Pittsburgh, Sunday, April 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
April 07, 2019 - 5:37 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Yasiel Puig looked eager to take a big swing. And not with a bat, either. An enraged Puig barreled into a bunch of Pirates during a bench-clearing fracas Sunday, and was among five ejections in Pittsburgh's 7-5 victory over the Cincinnati Reds. The trouble started in the fourth...
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