Athlete injuries

New Orleans Pelicans center Jahlil Okafor (8) shoots against Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol, left, in the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)
January 21, 2019 - 8:27 pm
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Jrue Holiday and Nikola Mirotic scored 21 points, Jahlil Okafor and Julius Randle had 20, and the balanced New Orleans Pelicans beat the Memphis Grizzlies 105-85 on Monday without injured star Anthony Davis. Okafor set a season high for points and added 10 rebounds filling in...
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Nashville Predators head coach Peter Laviolette, back, directs his players in the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Colorado Avalanche Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
January 21, 2019 - 7:15 pm
DENVER (AP) — Peter Laviolette and his goaltender had a lot in common — both were skillful in the art of deflecting. In Laviolette's case, it was too much of the credit after earning victory No. 600 as an NHL coach. "Tonight was a team win," the Predators coach said. On a milestone Monday for...
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Nashville Predators head coach Peter Laviolette, back, directs his players in the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Colorado Avalanche Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
January 21, 2019 - 5:51 pm
DENVER (AP) — Pekka Rinne stopped a penalty shot in making 35 saves and the Nashville Predators knocked off the reeling Colorado Avalanche 4-1 on Monday to help Peter Laviolette capture win No. 600 of his NHL coaching career. Nick Bonino and Viktor Arvidsson scored 1:34 apart in the second period,...
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Detroit Pistons forward Blake Griffin, right, goes to the basket against Washington Wizards forward Jeff Green (32) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
January 21, 2019 - 5:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Exchanging their freewheeling ways for an improved defensive showing, the Washington Wizards looked like an entirely different team in their first game back from London. The Wizards turned in their best defensive performance of the season on Monday in beating the Detroit Pistons...
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Cleveland Cavaliers' Cameron Payne, left, and Chicago Bulls' Shaquille Harrison battle for the ball in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
January 21, 2019 - 5:03 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Somebody was bound to break a long skid Monday — Zach LaVine and the Chicago Bulls seized the opportunity. LaVine scored 25 points and the Bulls broke a 10-game losing streak, beating the Cleveland Cavaliers 104-88 in a meeting of teams that began the day with the worst records in...
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Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) throws a touchdown pass to running back Damien Williams against New England Patriots middle linebacker Kyle Van Noy (53) during the second half of the AFC Championship NFL football game, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
January 21, 2019 - 3:41 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs came within a heartbeat of returning to the Super Bowl for the first time in 49 years, taking the greatest dynasty in NFL history to overtime in the AFC title game. Instead, they are stuck with more heartache for an entire offseason. Yet with All-Pro...
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Los Angeles Rams kicker Greg Zuerlein reacts after his game-winning field goal in overtime of the NFL football NFC championship game against the New Orleans Saints, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019, in New Orleans. The Rams won 26-23. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
January 20, 2019 - 10:24 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A big comeback. A blown call. And, finally, a booming kick that sent the Los Angeles Rams to the Super Bowl. After rallying from an early 13-0 deficit, the Rams stunned the New Orleans Saints with Greg Zuerlein's 57-yard field goal in overtime for a 26-23 victory in the NFC...
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New England Patriots running back Rex Burkhead (34) celebrates a touchdown with quarterback Tom Brady (12)during the second half of the AFC Championship NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
January 20, 2019 - 10:18 pm
The Latest on the conference championship games (all times EST): 10:15 p.m. The Patriots are headed to the Super Bowl for the third consecutive season. They needed overtime in Kansas City to do it. After winning the coin toss in overtime, the Patriots never gave Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs'...
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Minnesota Timberwolves' Derrick Rose shoots the game-winning shot over Phoenix Suns' Mikal Bridges in the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019, in Minneapolis. Minnesota won 116-114. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)
January 20, 2019 - 9:57 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Derrick Rose hit an 18-footer with 0.6 seconds left to give the Minnesota Timberwolves a 116-114 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Sunday night. Rose scored 29 of his 31 points in the seconds to help Minnesota overcome an 11-point deficit. Karl-Anthony Towns had 28 of his 30...
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Vancouver Canucks left wing Antoine Roussel (26) celebrates his goal against the Detroit Red Wings during third-period NHL hockey game action in Vancouver, British Columbia, Sunday, Jan 20, 2019. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)
January 20, 2019 - 7:35 pm
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Elias Pettersson had a goal and an assist in his return from a knee injury, and the Vancouver Canucks beat the Detroit Red Wings 3-2 on Sunday. The 20-year-old rookie, who ran his point total this season to 44, missed five games after suffering an MCL sprain...
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