Athlete injuries

February 23, 2019 - 12:39 am
DALLAS (AP) — Nikola Jokic watched a lot of shots go up and come back down in the Denver Nuggets' hands Friday night. Jokic finished with 19 points and 13 rebounds to lead a deep offensive effort, and the Nuggets broke out in the second half to beat the Dallas Mavericks 114-104. Denver won the...
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February 23, 2019 - 12:31 am
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Danilo Gallinari went on a scoring spree midway through the fourth quarter Friday to make sure the Los Angeles Clippers maintained their hold on the last playoff spot in the Western Conference. Gallinari scored 23 points, including 10 straight in the fourth quarter, Montrezl...
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February 22, 2019 - 10:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Taj Gibson didn't know when he drove by an accident back in Minnesota that Karl-Anthony Towns had been involved. Gibson greeted his teammate with a hug when he saw him in New York, relieved Towns was OK. Then Gibson helped the Timberwolves win the first time they had to play without...
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February 22, 2019 - 2:44 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James knows that he needs to turn up his intensity if the Los Angeles Lakers are going to make the playoffs. He certainly did that on Thursday night against the Houston Rockets when his team needed it the most. James scored 16 of his 29 points in the second half as the...
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February 22, 2019 - 12:58 am
DALLAS (AP) — Stars captain Jamie Benn had his first multi-goal game since early October, and the St. Louis Blues suddenly looked much different than they had while winning 11 games in a row. With Benn scoring two of the four goals Dallas got in a span of just more than 12 minutes in the second...
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Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Nikita Kucherov (86), of Russia, shoots past Buffalo Sabres goaltender Carter Hutton for a goal during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
February 22, 2019 - 12:18 am
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Nikita Kucherov is keeping exceptional company in the NHL record book — the kind of crowd that could fill out a wing at the Hall of Fame. Kucherov became the fastest player to 100 points in a season since Mario Lemieux, and he and Steven Stamkos scored in the shootout to lift the...
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Boston Celtics' Kyrie Irving, right, and Milwaukee Bucks' Eric Bledsoe, left, fight for the ball during the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)
February 22, 2019 - 12:08 am
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks shook off any All-Star break hangover in a hurry. Antetokounmpo scored 12 of his 30 points in the fourth quarter, Khris Middleton hit a 3-pointer in the closing seconds and the NBA-leading Bucks held off the Boston Celtics 98-97 on...
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February 21, 2019 - 11:46 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Nashville Predators know it's time to show they can be consistent period to period and game to game. They're starting to get some results. Captain Roman Josi had a goal and an assist as the Predators beat the Los Angeles Kings 2-1 Thursday night to move atop the Central...
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February 21, 2019 - 11:38 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Stars captain Jamie Benn had his first multi-goal game since early October and Dallas beat St. Louis 5-2 on Thursday night, ending the Blues' franchise-record 11-game winning streak. When Benn scored the game's first goal 3:46 into the second period, the Blues trailed for the first...
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Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) celebrates his goal with teammate T.J. Oshie (77) during second-period NHL hockey game action against the Toronto Maple Leafs in Toronto, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
February 21, 2019 - 11:28 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Alex Ovechkin scored a milestone goal, yet found the points for a Washington Capitals victory far more important. Ovechkin scored the 650th goal of his career and Braden Holtby made 40 saves as the Capitals defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-2 on Thursday night. "(Holtby) was...
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