Athlete injuries

Baltimore Ravens running back Kenneth Dixon (30) scores a touchdown against Kansas City Chiefs safety Ron Parker (38) during the first half of an NFL football game in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)
December 11, 2018 - 10:43 am
The majority of leagues are down to the final four teams in the postseason, so no more mad scramble to the waiver wire. There are fewer owners vying for players, especially in leagues that only allow playoff teams to make additions. Plus, the majority of your starting lineup is likely set by now...
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In this Dec. 4, 2018 photo, from left, Santa Cruz Warriors coach Aaron Miles visits with fans and sponsors after their basketball practice in Santa Cruz, Calif. As the Santa Cruz Warriors huddled together after practice, Darius Morris gave a quick recap of his adventure to the Arizona desert a day earlier to interview with the Suns. Phoenix needed a point guard with Devin Booker's hamstring injury, and Morris was in the mix. Coach Aaron Miles, who so wishes he were still playing, had to stand in leading the offense given Morris' absence. Such is life in the topsy-turvy, changing-by-the-day G League, when Golden State or another club might come calling at a moment's notice to swipe a top player for promotion to the NBA. (AP Photo/Janie McCauley)
December 11, 2018 - 3:22 am
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — As the Santa Cruz Warriors huddled after practice, Darius Morris provided a quick recap of his adventure to the Arizona desert a day earlier to interview with the Suns. Phoenix needed a point guard given Devin Booker's hamstring injury, and Morris was at least in the mix...
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FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2018, file photo, Clemson's Derion Kendrick (10) hurdles Duke's Chris Rumph ll (96) on a kickoff return as Jarrett Garner reaches for him during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Clemson, S.C. Kickoff returns are down about 20 percent in the first year of a new NCAA rule that gives the receiving team possession at its 25-yard line if the kick is fair caught anywhere between the goal line and 25. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro, File)
December 11, 2018 - 3:08 am
Kickoff returns are down about 20 percent in the first year of a new NCAA rule that gives the receiving team possession at its 25-yard line if a fair catch is made anywhere between the goal line and 25. According to NCAA figures provided to The Associated Press on Monday, kick return men in the...
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Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade, left, shakes hands with Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James at the end of an NBA basketball game Monday, Dec. 10, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
December 11, 2018 - 2:44 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James hit his first free throw to put the Lakers up by two. Dwyane Wade sidled up to him before the second shot. "Bro, just miss it so I can shoot the game-winner," Wade said in the waning seconds of their last game together. "Me and you. One on one. Just let me shoot it...
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Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry celebrates a score against the Minnesota Timberwolves in the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Dec. 10, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
December 11, 2018 - 2:09 am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Steve Kerr long ago ran out of superlatives to describe Stephen Curry. The Warriors coach isn't even trying anymore, not with the way his All-Star point guard is playing since coming back from a groin injury. Curry had 38 points, seven rebounds and six assists, and Golden...
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Los Angeles Clippers forward Tobias Harris, left, looks to pass as Phoenix Suns forward Josh Jackson (20) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Dec. 10, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)
December 11, 2018 - 1:14 am
PHOENIX (AP) — Overtime has been kind to the Clippers this season, and Los Angeles needed it to overcome a short-handed Phoenix Suns team 123-119 on Monday night. The Clippers won their fourth overtime game of the season — without a defeat. Tobias Harris scored 33 points and Patrick Beverley made...
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Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic, right, looks to pass the ball as Memphis Grizzlies center Joakim Noah defends in the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Dec. 10, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
December 11, 2018 - 12:51 am
DENVER (AP) — Little surprise, Nikola Jokic had another big game. Pleasant surprise, Monte Morris found a groove. Jokic had 27 points and 12 rebounds, Morris tied a career high with 20 points and the injury-depleted Denver Nuggets beat the Memphis Grizzlies 105-99 on Monday night. Morris gave the...
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Los Angeles Clippers forward Tobias Harris, left, looks to pass as Phoenix Suns forward Josh Jackson (20) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Dec. 10, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)
December 11, 2018 - 12:15 am
PHOENIX (AP) — Tobias Harris scored 33 points and Patrick Beverley made two free throws with 33.3 seconds left in overtime to lead the Los Angeles Clippers to a 123-119 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Monday night. Avery Bradley sealed the Clippers' 17th victory of the season with a pair of free...
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Dallas Mavericks forward DeAndre Jordan (6) celebrates a dunk as Orlando Magic forwards Wesley Iwundu (25) and Nikola Vucevic (9) look on during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Dec. 10, 2018, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)
December 10, 2018 - 11:53 pm
DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Mavericks were again talking about a great performance by a rookie. This time it wasn't Luka Doncic. Jalen Brunson started at point guard for the second consecutive game and scored a career-high 17 points as the Mavericks beat the Orlando Magic 101-76 on Monday night...
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Sacramento Kings guard De'Aaron Fox (5) reacts after making a three-point basket against the Chicago Bulls during the second half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Dec. 10, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/David Banks)
December 10, 2018 - 11:46 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — De'Aaron Fox put together another impressive offensive display on Monday night. And all he wanted to talk about was defense. Fox scored 23 of his 25 points in the second half, helping the Sacramento Kings rally for a 108-89 victory over the lowly Chicago Bulls. The speedy Fox went 8...
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