Athlete health

Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James watches from the bench during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers, Saturday, March 18, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
March 20, 2017 - 10:33 pm
MIAMI (AP) — NBA Commissioner Adam Silver sent a memo to the league's board of governors Monday, calling the way teams are choosing to rest starters in some games "an extremely significant issue for our league" and pressing owners to be more involved in the decision-making process. Silver also told...
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Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas (4) drives to the basket against Washington Wizards center Ian Mahinmi (28) during the first quarter in Boston, Monday, March 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
March 20, 2017 - 10:21 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Celtics got a bit of revenge against the Washington Wizards and also took control of the second seed in the Eastern Conference playoff race. Isaiah Thomas scored 25 points after missing the previous two games with a bruised right knee, leading the Celtics to a 110-102...
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In this Friday, March 17, 2017, photo, U.S. goalkeeper Tim Howard, right, talks with San Jose Earthquakes coach Dominic Kinnear on a soccer practice field in San Jose, Calif. The team will play its first qualifier against Honduras in San Jose on Friday, March 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Janie McCauley)
March 20, 2017 - 8:49 pm
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — As his U.S. teammates trained under cloudy skies on a brisk Bay Area morning, Tim Howard sat stretching on the sideline. He loosened up his shoulders. He balanced on his left leg and worked his hips. This is the new normal for Howard, fresh off his 38th birthday and a...
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FILE - In this March 13, 2017, file photo, Netherlands' designated hitter Didi Gregorius hits a three-run home-run off Israel's pitcher Danny Burawa during the fourth inning of their second round game at the World Baseball Classic at Tokyo Dome in Tokyo. New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius has a bruised right shoulder, ending his time at the World Baseball Classic and leaving his status for opening day in doubt. Yankees manager Joe Girardi didn't put on a timetable on a return, only saying, "He's going to be sidelined for a bit."(AP Photo/Koji Sasahara, File)
March 20, 2017 - 2:58 pm
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius has a bruised right shoulder, ending his time at the World Baseball Classic and leaving his status for opening day in doubt. Yankees manager Joe Girardi didn't put on a timetable on a return, only saying, "He's going to be...
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Duke's Jayson Tatum (0) dunks against South Carolina during the first half in a second-round game of the NCAA men's college basketball tournament in Greenville, S.C., Sunday, March 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt)
March 19, 2017 - 9:00 pm
The Latest on the NCAA Tournament (all times Eastern): 10 p.m. A sloppy Duke took a 30-23 lead into the locker room over seventh-seeded South Carolina on Sunday night. The No. 2 seed Blue Devils had averaged 11 turnovers a game this year, but committed 13 in the opening half. That defensive effort...
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Michigan State guard Miles Bridges (22) attempts a three-point basket over Kansas' Josh Jackson (11) in the first half of a second-round game in the men's NCAA college basketball tournament in Tulsa, Okla., Sunday, March 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
March 19, 2017 - 4:46 pm
The Latest on the NCAA Tournament (all times Eastern): 5:40 p.m. Star freshman Miles Bridges briefly left Michigan State's second-round game against Kansas with an injury. Bridges came out with 14:55 left in the first half and the score tied at nine. He walked off the court grimacing with his right...
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March 19, 2017 - 2:34 am
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — JETS-CLAIBORNE Jets sign former Cowboys CB Morris Claiborne to 1-year deal NEW YORK (AP) — Morris Claiborne is getting a chance to revive his career and give the New York Jets' secondary a boost. The former Dallas Cowboys cornerback signed a one-year deal with the Jets on...
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Marquette's Duane Wilson (1) shoots against South Carolina during the first half in a first-round game of the NCAA men's college basketball tournament in Greenville, S.C., Friday, March 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt)
March 17, 2017 - 10:53 pm
The Latest on Day 2 of the NCAA Tournament (all times Eastern): 11:45 p.m. UCLA freshman point guard Lonzo Ball has become the school's all-time leader for assists in a season. Ball dished out his third assist in the South Region against Kent State, giving him 257 this season. He passes the record...
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Kansas' Josh Jackson (11) drives the baseline to the basket for a shot as UC Davis forward Chima Moneke, right, defends in the second half of a first-round game in the men's NCAA college basketball tournament in Tulsa, Okla., Friday March 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
March 17, 2017 - 8:39 pm
The Latest on Day 2 of the NCAA Tournament (all times Eastern): 9:30 p.m. Grayson Allen had 21 points off five 3-pointers, Jayson Tatum had 18 points and 12 rebounds, and second-seeded Duke continued its perfect postseason with an 87-65 victory over Troy in the East Region. The Blue Devils became...
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Oregon head coach Dana Altman yells about a foul called against his team during the first half of a first-round game in the men's NCAA college basketball tournament against Iona in Sacramento, Calif. Friday, March 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
March 17, 2017 - 2:58 pm
The Latest on Day 2 of the NCAA Tournament (all times eastern): 3:50 p.m. The favorites continue to roll at the NCAA Tournament. The higher-seeded teams improved to 17-2 through the first 27 hours of the tournament after eighth-seeded Arkansas survived against ninth-seeded Seton Hall. The number...
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