Athlete injuries

San Jose Sharks' Timo Meier (28) celebrates with Erik Karlsson (65) and Evander Kane (9) after scoring against the Vancouver Canucks during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Josie Lepe)
February 17, 2019 - 2:21 am
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Joe Pavelski was in the right place at the right time at a big moment for the San Jose Sharks. Again. Pavelski snapped a tie 13:06 into the third period, helping San Jose top the Vancouver Canucks 3-2 on Saturday night. Pavelski, Logan Couture and Timo Meier each had a goal...
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Columbus Blue Jackets center Pierre-Luc Dubois (18) gets a pat on the head from left wing Artemi Panarin (9) after he fell to the ice following a goal against the Chicago Blackhawks during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)
February 17, 2019 - 12:35 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Artemi Panarin had a big night against his former team, making the most of a little luck. Panarin had two goals and an assist, and the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Chicago Blackhawks 5-2 on Saturday night for their fifth win in six games. Pierre-Luc Dubois added a goal and an...
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Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) covers the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Montreal Canadiens, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Jason Behnken)
February 16, 2019 - 11:59 pm
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Andrei Vasilevskiy passed an old friend for Tampa Bay's career shutout record. Vasilevskiy made 20 saves and Nikita Kucherov scored during Tampa Bay's three-goal third period, leading the Lightning to a 3-0 victory against the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday night. The 24-year-old...
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New York Islanders' Ryan Pulock (6) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
February 16, 2019 - 11:30 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Anders Lee energized the New York Islanders with a fight late in the second period, and then came through with a key goal late in the third after Edmonton pulled within one, helping his team get another win. Mathew Barzal and Lee scored in the Islanders' three-goal third period, and...
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Toronto Maple Leafs center John Tavares (91) and left wing Zach Hyman (11) battle with Arizona Coyotes defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson (4) for the puck as Coyotes goaltender Darcy Kuemper, left, watches the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
February 16, 2019 - 9:48 pm
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Darcy Kuemper stopped 21 shots and the Arizona Coyotes spoiled Auston Matthews' return to his hometown with a 2-0 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday night. Arizona won the teams' first meeting 4-2 in Toronto last month and took control of the rematch with goals...
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New York Mets' Tim Tebow signs autographs at spring training baseball practice Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, in Port St. Lucie, Fla. (AP Photo/Mike Fitzpatrick)
February 16, 2019 - 8:54 pm
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — By now, Tim Tebow has shown he belongs in professional baseball. He's fully committed to the game and much more comfortable on the field. Sometimes, though, he still sounds like a football player. On his first day at spring training with the New York Mets, the former NFL...
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New Jersey Devils' Nico Hischier, right, of Switzerland, watches his overtime goal against Minnesota Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk in an NHL hockey game Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
February 16, 2019 - 1:06 am
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A goaltender who was winless in his previous 21 decisions outplayed an All-Star down the stretch Friday night. Cory Schneider got his first win in nearly 14 months when Nico Hischier scored 3:19 into overtime, lifting the New Jersey Devils to a wild 5-4 victory over the...
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New York Rangers goalie Alexandar Georgiev (40) makes a save in traffic during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Buffalo Sabres, Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, in Buffalo N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)
February 16, 2019 - 12:03 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The New York Rangers were locked up in another tight game before pulling away at the very end. It was quite a relief for coach David Quinn. Rookie Alexandar Georgiev stopped 31 shots and Vladislav Namestnikov scored two of New York's three goals in the final four minutes of a 6...
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FILE - In this Jan. 26, 2012, file photo, New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez speaks to reporters at his locker at the NFL football stadium in Foxborough, Mass. A federal judge says the 6-year-old daughter of deceased NFL player Aaron Hernandez missed a 2014 deadline to opt out of the $1 billion concussion settlement and can't separately sue the league over his CTE diagnosis. Yet Hernandez’s death in 2017 came too late for his family to seek compensation for CTE-related suicides under the class action settlement. 
 (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
February 15, 2019 - 1:33 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The 6-year-old daughter of the late NFL player Aaron Hernandez missed a 2014 deadline to opt out of the league's concussion settlement and can't separately pursue a $20 million suit over his diagnosis of a degenerative brain disease, a judge ruled. Yet Hernandez's death in 2017...
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Vancouver Canucks center Elias Pettersson, left, celebrates his goals with center Bo Horvat during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Los Angeles Kings Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
February 15, 2019 - 3:26 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Battered, bruised and playing on the second night of a back-to-back, it would have been understandable if the youthful Vancouver Canucks gave up ground in their surprising playoff push. Instead, the Canucks found a way to beat the Los Angeles Kings. Elias Pettersson and Brock...
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