Athlete injuries

February 25, 2018 - 3:46 am
OLYMPICS Russian hockey gold as Olympics wind down PEYONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — A power-play goal by Kirill Kaprizov in overtime has lifted the Russians to the gold medal in men's hockey with a 4-3 win over Germany at the Pyeongchang Olympics. It's the first gold in men's hockey for a Russian...
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Creighton's Marcus Foster (0) shoots over Villanova's Donte DiVincenzo (10) and Villanova's Mikal Bridges, right rear, in overtime in an NCAA college basketball game against Villanova in Omaha, Neb., Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018. Foster scored 28 points in Creighton's 89-83 overtime win. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
February 25, 2018 - 1:36 am
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Marcus Foster scored 28 points, Davion Mintz gave Creighton the lead for good early in overtime, and the Bluejays defeated the highest-ranked opponent in program history with an 89-83 upset of No. 3 Villanova on Saturday. Creighton (20-9, 9-7 Big East), playing without injured...
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Minnesota Timberwolves' Andrew Wiggins (22) drives against Chicago Bulls' David Nwaba during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Hannah Foslien)
February 25, 2018 - 1:13 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Before his team faced the Chicago Bulls on Saturday night, Minnesota coach Tom Thibodeau stressed the Timberwolves couldn't replace injured star Jimmy Butler with a single player. To overcome his absence, they would need a collective effort. For at least one game, the Wolves...
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Oklahoma City Thunder's Russell Westbrook falls down in front of Golden State Warriors' Kevin Durant during the second half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
February 25, 2018 - 12:49 am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Kevin Durant scored 28 points for Golden State while avenging an embarrassing home loss to his former Oklahoma City team earlier this month and another on the road in November, leading the Warriors past the Thunder 112-80 on Saturday night. Stephen Curry added 21 points, nine...
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Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos (91) fights with Montreal Canadiens defenseman Karl Alzner (22) during first-period NHL hockey game action in Montreal, Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press via AP)
February 25, 2018 - 12:07 am
MONTREAL (AP) — Brayden Point scored in regulation and added the shootout winner and the Tampa Bay Lightning regained the top spot in the NHL with a 4-3 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday night. Nikita Kucherov and Ryan Callahan also scored in regulation to help the Lightning (42-17-3...
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FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2018 file photo, Canada's skip Kevin Koe uses his broom to clean the stone during the men's curling match against Switzerland at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea. Koe, works full time as a surface landman for an oil and gas company, liaising with landowners and farmers. He often finds himself working even while on the road for curling competitions, making calls and answering emails in between matches so he can stay on top of things. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila, File)
February 25, 2018 - 12:05 am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — You see them everywhere after the Olympics, the beaming faces and chiseled physiques of superstar athletes on everything from cereal boxes to athletic shoe ads. Here is what you don't see: The countless other Olympians who will never get a lucrative endorsement deal...
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February 24, 2018 - 10:29 pm
BASEBALL American League CHICAGO WHITE SOX — Agreed to terms with 1B Diego Goris and LHP Matt Tomshaw on minor league contracts. KANSAS CITY ROYALS — Agreed to terms with RHPs Miguel Almonte and Trevor Oaks; LHP Eric Skoglund; C Cam Gallagher; INFs Cheslor Cuthbert, Adalberto Mondesi and Ramon...
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Los Angeles Angels' Shohei Ohtani works against the Milwaukee Brewers during the first inning of a spring training baseball game on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
February 24, 2018 - 9:07 pm
Shohei Ohtani went only one way in his spring training debut for the Los Angeles Angels and got pulled early. The Japanese star pitcher and hitter was scheduled to throw two innings in his start Saturday, but was taken out after giving up two hits and two walks in 1 1/3 innings during a 6-5 win...
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Minnesota Timberwolves guard Jimmy Butler (23) reacts to a knee injury on the court as Houston Rockets guard Chris Paul (3) hovers over him during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)
February 24, 2018 - 8:13 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota All-Star Jimmy Butler has a meniscal injury to his right knee that the Timberwolves are optimistic will not sideline him rest of the season as they try to end the NBA's longest playoff drought. The team stopped short of calling the injury a tear, and coach Tom Thibodeau...
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