Athlete injuries

November 23, 2017 - 2:32 am
GYMNASTICS LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A former sports doctor accused of molesting at least 125 girls and young women while he worked for USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University pleaded guilty Wednesday to multiple charges of sexual assault and will face at least 25 years in prison. Larry Nassar, 54...
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November 23, 2017 - 12:42 am
NBA-SCHEDULE Heat stop Celtics' win streak UNDATED (AP) — The Boston Celtics made a habit out of erasing double-digit deficits during their 16-game winning streak, doing it five times when trailing by at least 13. They couldn't do it Wednesday, ending the fourth-longest win streak in team history...
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Minnesota Timberwolves' Jimmy Butler, left, eyes the basket as Orlando Magic's Nikola Vucevic of Montenegro defends in the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
November 23, 2017 - 12:02 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The fourth quarter has been problematic lately for the Minnesota Timberwolves. Good thing for the Wolves they were ahead by so much after three. Jimmy Butler tied a season high with 26 points, Taj Gibson scored a season-best 24, and Minnesota held off the Orlando Magic 124-118 on...
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Houston Rockets forward PJ Tucker (4) and forward Luc Mbah a Moute (12) reach for a rebound during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)
November 22, 2017 - 11:53 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — With Eric Gordon and Ryan Anderson out, Trevor Ariza decided it was his turn to let it fly from 3-point range. Ariza scored a season-high 25 points, making 7 of 10 from beyond the arc, in the Houston Rockets' 125-95 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday night. "Tonight was my...
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New York Knicks forward Tim Hardaway Jr. (3) drives past Toronto Raptors forward Norman Powell (24) during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017, in New York. The Knicks won 108-100. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
November 22, 2017 - 11:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — An eight-minute stretch of the third quarter was all the Knicks needed to turn a double-digit deficit into an insurmountable lead. Tim Hardaway Jr. scored a career-high 38 points, including 12 during a 28-0 run in the third that sent New York to a 108-100 victory over the Toronto...
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November 22, 2017 - 10:39 pm
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Robert Woods is more than a target to quarterback Jared Goff. The Los Angeles Rams' top receiver is also an example of professionalism and hard work. Woods has made a significant impact on the Rams in just nine games with his hometown team, catching 47 passes for 703...
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Columbus Blue Jackets' Josh Anderson celebrates his goal against the Calgary Flames during the overtime period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017, in Columbus, Ohio. The Blue Jackets beat the Flames 1-0 in overtime. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)
November 22, 2017 - 10:11 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Josh Anderson scored two minutes into overtime to give the Columbus Blue Jackets their fifth straight win, 1-0 over the Calgary Flames on Wednesday night. Sergei Bobrovsky had 22 saves for Columbus in his third shutout this season and 22nd of his career. Mike Smith turned away...
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Boston Bruins defenseman Rob O'Gara (44) and New Jersey Devils right wing Drew Stafford (18) compete for the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
November 22, 2017 - 10:09 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Charlie McCoy scored in the 11th round of the shootout to lift the Boston Bruins to a 3-2 win over the New Jersey Devils on Wednesday night. Anton Khudobin made 40 saves as Boston improved to 9-7-4 with its third straight win_all with Khudobin in goal. Jake DeBrusk and Patrice...
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Vancouver Canucks' Brock Boeser (6) celebrates his goal with Sven Baertschi (47) and Ben Hutton (27) behind Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Matt Murray (30) during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Pittsburgh, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
November 22, 2017 - 9:54 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Rookie Brock Boeser scored two more goals to lead the Vancouver Canucks to a 5-2 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday night. Boeser, after scoring twice against Philadelphia on Tuesday, added two more and now has 11 this season. Former Penguin defenseman Derrick Pouliot...
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FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2017, file photo, New Orleans Saints strong safety Kenny Vaccaro (32) intents a pass during the second half of an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions in New Orleans. Right when it looked like Saints defensive coordinator Dennis Allen had built one of the more stifling units in the league, injuries have begun taking a toll. Not only is starting end Alex Okafor done for the year, but the effectiveness of three other key starters who could try to play this week remains to be seen as New Orleans braces for the Los Angeles Rams’ fourth-ranked offense. The Saints could get Vaccaro and linebacker A.J. Klein back. Both players, who are veteran leaders for their position groups, said they expected to return to action after practicing on a limited basis on Wednesday, Nov. 22. (AP Photo/Bill Feig, File)
November 22, 2017 - 8:43 pm
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Right when it looked like Saints defensive coordinator Dennis Allen had built one of the more stifling units in the league, injuries have begun taking a toll. Not only is starting end Alex Okafor done for the year, but the effectiveness of three other key starters who could try...
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