Athlete health

Duke's Zion Williamson (1) falls to the floor with an injury while chasing the ball with North Carolina's Luke Maye (32) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Durham, N.C., Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
February 21, 2019 - 9:33 am
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke might have to figure out what the Zion Show will look like without its namesake. And Zion Williamson could have some things of his own to consider, too. All because of a freak injury to arguably the most exciting player in college basketball in the opening minute of the...
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Duke's Zion Williamson (1) falls to the floor with an injury while chasing the ball with North Carolina's Luke Maye (32) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Durham, N.C., Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
February 21, 2019 - 2:12 am
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Freshman sensation Zion Williamson was knocked out of the North Carolina-Duke rivalry game with a knee sprain after his Nike shoe blew out during the top-ranked Blue Devils' opening possession Wednesday night. While describing the sprain as mild and the knee as stable, coach...
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Duke's Zion Williamson sits on the floor following a injury during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against North Carolina in Durham, N.C., Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
February 21, 2019 - 2:10 am
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Zion Williamson blew out his shoe, and then No. 8 North Carolina blew out top-ranked Duke. Luke Maye took full advantage of a freak injury to the freshman sensation, finishing with 30 points and 15 rebounds to help the Tar Heels rout Duke 88-72 on Wednesday night. "Obviously,...
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New York Islanders goalie Thomas Greiss, left, of Germany, stops a shot from Calgary Flames' Matthew Tkachuk during the second period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, in Calgary, Alberta. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP)
February 21, 2019 - 1:59 am
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Johnny Gaudreau's scoring drought is over. Gaudreau's first goal in 10 games and 30th of the season was one of two third-period scores for the Calgary Flames in a 4-2 victory over the New York Islanders on Wednesday. Austin Czarnik, with his third goal in as many games,...
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FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2019, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers' Kevin Love (0) drives past New York Knicks' Noah Vonleh (32) in the first half of an NBA basketball game, in Cleveland. Love relaxed on the beach under the warm Caribbean sun during the All-Star break. He’s hoping it keeps shining on him and the Cavaliers in the second half of a depressing, gloomy season.(AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)
February 20, 2019 - 3:36 pm
INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — Kevin Love relaxed on the beach under the warm Caribbean sun during the All-Star break. He hopes it finally shines on him and the Cavaliers in the second half of a depressing, gloomy season. Offering optimism about his future and Cleveland's, Love returned to the practice...
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Nashville Predators left wing Filip Forsberg (9) scores a goal against Dallas Stars defenseman John Klingberg (3) and goaltender Anton Khudobin during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Dallas, Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
February 20, 2019 - 1:15 am
DALLAS (AP) — Filip Forsberg answered for the Nashville Predators when they needed it in the second period. In the final frame, Roman Josi provided the decisive blow — and one more for good measure. Forsberg tied it 21 seconds after consecutive Dallas goals, and Josi put Nashville ahead with 12:25...
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St. Louis Blues' Ryan O'Reilly (90) celebrates with teammates after scoring in overtime against the Toronto Maple Leafs during an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, in St. Louis. The Blues won 3-2 (AP Photo/Tom Gannam)
February 19, 2019 - 11:59 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — In the beginning of the season, the St. Louis Blues were finding ways to lose games. Now, they're managing to pull out wins. Ryan O'Reilly scored 34 seconds into overtime and the St. Louis Blues beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-2 on Tuesday night for their franchise-record 11th...
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Minnesota Wild's Luke Kunin, left, shoots wide of Anaheim Ducks goalie Ryan Miller in the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Feb.19, 2019, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
February 19, 2019 - 11:54 pm
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Even after a rough few months, the Anaheim Ducks are still among the teams jockeying for playoff positioning in the Western Conference. Ryan Miller made 31 saves for his 44th career shutout as the Ducks beat the Minnesota Wild 4-0 Tuesday night for their third win in four...
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Florida Panthers center Aleksander Barkov celebrates after scoring against the Buffalo Sabres during the third period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, in Sunrise, Fla. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
February 19, 2019 - 11:41 pm
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Panthers are playing their best hockey of the season now. They're hoping it's not too late. Jonathan Huberdeau scored two goals and had an assist to lead the Panthers to a 4-2 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday night. Aleksander Barkov had a goal and two assists...
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New York Rangers' Vladislav Namestnikov (90) of Russia, celebrates his goal, which proved to be the game winner, with Jimmy Vesey (26), Tony DeAngelo (77) and Pavel Buchnevich (89) of Russia during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Raleigh, N.C., Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019. Dejected Carolina Hurricanes are Curtis McElhinney (35), Jaccob Slavin (74) and Saku Maenalanen (8) of Finland. (AP Photo/Chris Seward)
February 19, 2019 - 11:31 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Henrik Lundqvist is at his best against the Carolina Hurricanes. The veteran goalie was at it again as he stopped 43 shots to help the New York Rangers beat the Hurricanes 2-1 on Tuesday night. It was Lundqvist's 21st win in his last 25 starts against Carolina. "Some teams, the...
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