Athlete health

Golden State Warriors guard Quinn Cook looks to shoot past Phoenix Suns guard Elfrid Payton during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Phoenix, Saturday, March 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
March 18, 2018 - 1:29 am
PHOENIX (AP) — Even with Golden State's Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson on the sidelines, the Phoenix Suns couldn't beat the Warriors. Quinn Cook did his best Curry imitation, scoring 16 of his career-high 28 points in a dominant third quarter, and the severely depleted Warriors...
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Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James, right, reacts after blocking a shot by Chicago Bulls guard Cameron Payne during the second half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, March 17, 2018, in Chicago. The Cavaliers won114-109. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
March 18, 2018 - 12:49 am
CHICAGO (AP) — LeBron James scored 33 points as part of a triple-double, Jordan Clarkson had a tiebreaking four-point play with 1:27 left and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Chicago Bulls 114-109 on Saturday night. James had 12 rebounds and 12 assists for his 15th triple-double of the season, and...
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Minnesota Wild right wing Nino Niederreiter (22) scores a goal against Arizona Coyotes goaltender Antti Raanta (32) as Wild left wing Jason Zucker (16) looks on during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, March 17, 2018, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
March 18, 2018 - 12:46 am
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Marcus Foligno scored the tiebreaking goal midway through the third period, leading the Minnesota Wild to a 3-1 victory over the Arizona Coyotes on Saturday night. Nino Niederreiter also scored and Eric Staal added an empty-netter to seal Minnesota's fifth win in the last...
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Purdue center Isaac Haas grimaces after falling on his right elbow during the second half of a first round game in the NCAA college basketball tournament against Cal State Fullerton, Friday, March 16, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
March 18, 2018 - 12:40 am
DETROIT (AP) — A day after Isaac Haas' season was declared over, there's now a bit of mystery surrounding the status of Purdue's star center. That could be encouraging news for the second-seeded Boilermakers, who announced Friday that Haas would miss the rest of the NCAA Tournament with a broken...
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Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Jharel Cotton throws against the San Francisco Giants during the first inning of a spring baseball game in Mesa, Ariz., Monday, March 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
March 18, 2018 - 12:27 am
Jharel Cotton had planned to build off a promising rookie campaign for the Oakland Athletics. He'll have to wait another year. The 26-year-old righty will undergo elbow surgery and not pitch in 2018, a setback for a young club trying to improve on a last-place finish. "It's tough. I'm missing the...
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Memphis Grizzlies forward Dillon Brooks, right, drives against Denver Nuggets forward Will Barton during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, March 17, 2018, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)
March 18, 2018 - 12:12 am
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Denver Nuggets did something no NBA team has done in almost seven weeks — lost to the Memphis Grizzlies. Dillon Brooks scored 24 points, Tyreke Evans added 20 and the Grizzlies snapped a 19-game losing streak with a 101-94 victory over the Nuggets on Saturday night. "It...
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Toronto Maple Leafs' Andreas Johnsson, left, celebrates at the final buzzer with goaltender Curtis McElhinney after the team's 4-0 win over the Montreal Canadiens in an NHL hockey game Saturday, March 17, 2018, in Toronto. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press via AP)
March 18, 2018 - 12:03 am
TORONTO (AP) — The Maple Leafs were without their starting goalie, their best overall player and two other regulars — and still managed to do what they've been doing a lot lately. They won again at Air Canada Center. Curtis McElhinney made 33 saves for his third shutout of the season and the Maple...
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Dallas Mavericks' Kyle Collinsworth (8) fights for a loose ball with Brooklyn Nets' Jahlil Okafor, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, March 17, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
March 17, 2018 - 11:44 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Nets coach Kenny Atkinson tinkered with his starting lineup, hoping to cure his young team's recent defensive lapses. It paid off quickly in a St. Patrick's Day matchup between the fifth and sixth worst teams in the NBA. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson scored 23 points in his second...
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Philadelphia Flyers' Matt Read (24) reaches for a puck as Carolina Hurricanes' Trevor van Riemsdyk (57) watches during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Raleigh, N.C., Saturday, March 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Ben McKeown)
March 17, 2018 - 11:14 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Philadelphia Flyers took advantage of another third-period meltdown by the Carolina Hurricanes to keep their hold on third-place in the Metropolitan Division. Valterri Filppula scored the tiebreaking goal on a breakaway with 5:49 left, and the Flyers scored four times in...
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Atlanta Hawks' Taurean Prince drives past Milwaukee Bucks' Khris Middleton during the second half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, March 17, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
March 17, 2018 - 10:35 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks pushed the pace and kept their composure late in the fourth quarter. The Atlanta Hawks struggled to regain their footing in the closing minutes after their best ball-handler fouled out. Giannis Antetokounmpo and his teammates capitalized for a 122-117 win on...
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