Athlete injuries

San Antonio Spurs' LaMarcus Aldridge, left, and Cleveland Cavaliers' Jordan Clarkson (8) battle for a rebound in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, April 7, 2019, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
April 07, 2019 - 5:34 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Nothing is decided about the Spurs' playoff situation except that they're in. And that's all that matters. LaMarcus Aldridge had 18 points and 13 rebounds as San Antonio, locked in a three-team scramble to determine playoff seeding in the Western Conference, extended Cleveland's...
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Edmonton Oilers' Connor McDavid, right, crashes into Calgary Flames goalie Mike Smith during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, April 6, 2019, in Calgary, Alberta. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP)
April 07, 2019 - 1:19 am
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Connor McDavid gave the Edmonton Oilers a big scare in the team's final game of the season. McDavid left Edmonton's 3-1 victory over Calgary on Saturday night after hurting his left leg. It appeared to be a serious injury, but the Oilers tweeted that X-rays were negative...
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Arizona Diamondbacks' Carson Kelly is doused after hitting a walkoff single to defeat the Boston Red Sox in a baseball game, Saturday, April 6, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)
April 07, 2019 - 12:29 am
PHOENIX (AP) — Carson Kelly watched teammate Eduardo Escobar get thrown out at home plate on Nick Ahmed's hit in the bottom of the ninth inning. Kelly was on deck, and the play served as motivation for the Arizona Diamondbacks catcher. Kelly then drilled a single into the left field corner, scoring...
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New York Islanders center Valtteri Filppula (51), of Finland, celebrates with goaltender Robin Lehner (40), of Sweden, after an NHL hockey game against the Washington Capitals, Saturday, April 6, 2019, in Washington. The Islanders won 3-0. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
April 07, 2019 - 12:21 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Barry Trotz will again need to go through the Pittsburgh Penguins in the playoffs. A 3-0 victory by his New York Islanders against the defending Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals on Saturday means they'll get to start that effort at home. The Islanders clinched home-ice...
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Detroit Tigers' Christin Stewart is congratulated by Jeimer Candelario after hitting a grand slam during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals, Saturday, April 6, 2019, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
April 06, 2019 - 4:21 pm
DETROIT (AP) — This was the type of win that Detroit fans can be encouraged by — not only did the Tigers rally in the late innings, but one of their top young players delivered the key home run. Christin Stewart hit a two-out grand slam in the seventh inning, lifting Detroit to a 7-4 victory over...
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A memorial is displayed for the victims of the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team bus crash on the corner of highway 35 and highway 335 near Codette, Saskatchewan, Canada, on Saturday, April, 6, 2019. The Broncos' bus collided with a semi driven by a novice trucker who ran a stop sign at the rural intersection one year ago Saturday. Sixteen people killed and 13 injured. (Kayle Neis/The Canadian Press via AP)
April 06, 2019 - 3:35 pm
HUMBOLDT, Saskatchewan (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Saturday lauded the "courage and professionalism" of first responders and the resilience of the community a year after the fatal bus crash of a junior hockey team. He said in a statement that while "we cannot forget pictures of...
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Los Angeles Dodgers' Cody Bellinger, right, follows the flight of his three-run home run off Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Tyler Anderson in the fifth inning of a baseball game Friday, April 5, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
April 06, 2019 - 1:10 am
A look at what's a happening around the majors today: LA LONGBALLS Cody Bellinger and the Los Angeles Dodgers are on a home run rampage, hitting a whopping 21 in their first eight games — that's the second-most in major league history in that span, only behind the St. Louis Cardinals' 23 in 2000...
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Boston Celtics forward Gordon Hayward (20) shoots over Indiana Pacers guard Tyreke Evans (12) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis, Friday, April 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
April 05, 2019 - 10:41 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Gordon Hayward executed the game plan perfectly for Boston on Friday night. He made all nine of his shots. He made all three of his free throws. And, he gave the Celtics the clear edge for home-court advantage in the first round of the playoffs, too. While Jason Tatum scored 22...
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Virginia's Kyle Guy (5) laughs as he gather with Ty Jerome (11), Jay Huff (30) and De'Andre Hunter (12) during a practice session for the semifinals of the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament, Friday, April 5, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
April 05, 2019 - 4:39 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Virginia and Auburn meet at the Final Four in the latest installment of a long-running competition in basketball: Slow and steady vs. fast and furious. The top-seeded Cavaliers are rarely in a hurry, playing a style as deliberate and methodical as the Supreme Court. The Tigers...
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Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo, left, tries to drive past Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, April 4, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
April 04, 2019 - 10:57 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo helped Milwaukee lock up the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference with another MVP-worthy performance. Antetokounmpo outdueled fellow MVP candidate Joel Embiid, finishing with 45 points and 13 rebounds and leading Milwaukee to a 128-122 victory over the...
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