Athlete health

FILE - In this July 24, 2007, file photo, workers hang a Dallas Cowboys logo on the Alamodome in preparation for football training camp in San Antonio. WFAA-TV reported on Jan. 10, 2017 that a Texas baby hospitalized with a congenital heart defect calms down when watching Cowboys games. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
January 11, 2017 - 9:22 am
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The parents of a Texas baby hospitalized with a congenital heart defect are turning to an unlikely source to soothe her: the Dallas Cowboys. WFAA-TV reports ( http://bit.ly/2jj3AnR ) 3-month-old Lola Catron has already undergone heart surgery twice since her Oct. 4 birth...
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Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) fires a shot to score a power-play goal against the Montreal Canadiens during the third period of an NHL hockey game Monday, Jan. 9, 2016, in Montreal. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP)
January 09, 2017 - 9:48 pm
MONTREAL (AP) — Alexr Ovechkin tied Canadiens great Maurice "Rocket" Richard with his 544th career goal and had two assists, leading the Washington Capitals to a 4-1 victory over Montreal on Monday night for their sixth straight win. Ovechkin, who has won the Maurice Richard Trophy as the league's...
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Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) looks for a receiver during the first half of an NFC wild-card NFL football game against the New York Giants, Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)
January 08, 2017 - 7:58 pm
There will be a familiar feel to the NFL playoffs next weekend: Every divisional-round game will be a rematch from the regular season, the first time that's happened in six years. In the NFC, it's the Green Bay Packers at the Dallas Cowboys, and the Seattle Seahawks at Atlanta. In the AFC, it's the...
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Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell (26) runs through a tackle by Miami Dolphins free safety Bacarri Rambo during the first half of an AFC wild-card NFL football game in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017. (AP Photo/Don Wright)
January 08, 2017 - 5:55 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Le'Veon Bell spent the last two Januarys watching helplessly while the Pittsburgh Steelers tried to make a deep postseason run without him. The ever fluid running back made up for lost time Sunday against the Miami Dolphins. So did Ben Roethlisberger and Antonio Brown, the other...
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Juventus's Gonzalo Higuain celebrates after scoring during a Serie A soccer match between Juventus and Bologna at Juventus Stadium in Turin, Italy, Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017. (Alessandro Di Marco/ANSA via AP)
January 08, 2017 - 3:48 pm
ROME (AP) — It's no coincidence that Juventus has won Serie A every season since the Juventus Stadium opened in September 2011. The Bianconeri have been virtually unbeatable in the Italian league's only major club-owned stadium and improved on their own Serie A record with a 26th consecutive home...
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Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell (26) runs through a tackle by Miami Dolphins free safety Bacarri Rambo during the first half of an AFC wild-card NFL football game in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017. (AP Photo/Don Wright)
January 08, 2017 - 3:44 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Injuries forced Ben Roethlisberger, Antonio Brown and Le'Veon Bell to wait three seasons for the chance to run onto the field together in the playoffs. The wait for the Pittsburgh Steelers' "Big Three" to do it again won't be nearly as long. Bell ran for a franchise postseason...
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Eugenie Bouchard of Canada reaches to return to China's Shuai Zhang during their women's single's match at the Sydney International tennis tournament in Sydney, Australia, Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)
January 08, 2017 - 1:29 am
SYDNEY (AP) — Eugenie Bouchard made the most of her wild-card entry to the Sydney International, beating Zhang Shuai of China 7-6 (1), 6-2 on Sunday in a first-round match. Bouchard, a 22-year-old former Wimbledon finalist, was beaten in the first round of the Brisbane International last week in...
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Tampa Bay Lightning's Alex Killorn (17) scores a goal past Philadelphia Flyers' Michal Neuvirth (30) as Andrew MacDonald (47) and Ivan Provorov (9) defend during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
January 07, 2017 - 3:58 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A shakeup of the lines, combined with a determined effort, pulled the Flyers out of their skid. Travis Konecny, Michael Raffl, Sean Couturier and Radko Gudas scored in the second period to help Philadelphia end a five-game losing streak with a 4-2 victory over the Tampa Bay...
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FILE - In this Friday, Dec. 30, 2016, file photo,Atlanta Hawks guard Kyle Korver (26) sets up a shot in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons in Atlanta. Korver has officially joined the Cleveland Cavaliers, who acquired one of the NBA’s best 3-point shooters in a trade from Atlanta. The Cavs sent forward Mike Dunleavy, guard Mo Williams, cash and a protected future first-round draft pick to the Hawks for Korver, who gives the NBA champions another offensive weapon. The trade was agreed upon Thursday and completed Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Todd Kirkland, File)
January 07, 2017 - 1:42 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — The defending NBA champions just got a whole lot tougher to stop. Two days after agreeing to the deal, the Cleveland Cavaliers completed a trade with Atlanta for Kyle Korver, one of the league's best 3-point shooters, who will be able to spot up on the perimeter and wait for LeBron...
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Atlanta Hawks guard Kyle Korver, right, greets forward Thabo Sefolosha who comes to the bench in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Atlanta Hawks in New Orleans, Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
January 05, 2017 - 11:45 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Kyle Korver could soon be hoisting shots for the NBA champions. The Cleveland Cavaliers are trying to finalize a deal to acquire Korver, one of the league's elite 3-point shooters, in a trade from the Atlanta Hawks, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press...
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