Athlete injuries

March 24, 2018 - 2:27 am
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Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) dribbles against Atlanta Hawks guard Dennis Schroeder during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Oakland, Calif., Friday, March 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
March 24, 2018 - 1:45 am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry returned from a six-game absence nursing an injured right ankle only to go down again. This time, it's his left knee. Curry came back and scored 29 points before spraining his knee in the second half, and the banged-up, undermanned Golden State Warriors held off...
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Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving, left, sit with teammates Jaylen Brown, center, and Marcus Smart during the first quarter of the team's NBA basketball game against the Oklahoma City Thunder in Boston, Tuesday, March 20, 2018. All three starters are sidelined with injuries. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
March 24, 2018 - 1:40 am
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Celtics say All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving is set to have surgery Saturday to alleviate pain in his left knee. Irving has been out since March 11, missing the last four games. There is no timetable for his return from the "minimally invasive" procedure. Celtics coach...
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Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard passes the ball on Boston Celtics center Aron Baynes during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Friday, March 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)
March 24, 2018 - 1:36 am
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Down 10 at the start of the fourth quarter, Boston's Marcus Morris and Al Horford assessed the situation against the Trail Blazers. "We had a little conversation at the start of the fourth and said to each other, 'If we come out strong and get this (lead) down we've got a...
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San Antonio Spurs' LaMarcus Aldridge (12) shoots against Utah Jazz's Joe Ingles during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, March 23, 2018, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Darren Abate)
March 24, 2018 - 12:54 am
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — LaMarcus Aldridge and the San Antonio Spurs outlasted Utah rookie Donovan Mitchell and the Jazz. Aldridge had a career-high 45 points, helping San Antonio overcome Mitchell's 35-point performance in the Spurs' 124-120 overtime victory over Utah on Friday night. "(Aldridge) was...
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Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan (10) passes the ball behind Brooklyn Nets center Jarrett Allen (31) under the net during second-half NBA basketball game action in Toronto on Friday, March 23, 2018. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
March 24, 2018 - 12:48 am
TORONTO (AP) — Kyle Lowry had 25 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds in his 10th triple-double with Toronto, Jonas Valanciunas scored 23 points and the Raptors beat Brooklyn 116-112 on Friday night for their 12th straight victory over the Nets. DeMar DeRozan scored 21 points, Fred VanVleet had 16...
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St. Louis Blues' Patrik Berglund (21), of Sweden, is congratulated by Alexander Steen (20) and Colton Parayko (55) after his goal against the Vancouver Canucks during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Friday, March 23, 2018, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Bill Boyce)
March 24, 2018 - 12:19 am
ST. LOUIS (AP) — It had been a year and two days since Patrik Berglund turned in a multi-goal game for the St. Louis Blues. He delivered again Friday night when his team needed it. Berglund scored twice and the surging Blues beat the Vancouver Canucks 4-1 for their fourth consecutive victory. The...
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San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner throws against the Kansas City Royals during the first inning of a spring baseball game in Scottsdale, Ariz., Friday, March 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
March 23, 2018 - 9:42 pm
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — San Francisco Giants ace Madison Bumgarner is hurt for the second straight year, breaking a bone in his pitching hand when it was hit by a line drive off the bat of Kansas City's Whit Merrifield during a spring training game on Friday. The Giants said X-rays showed the 28-...
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March 23, 2018 - 8:50 pm
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan tight end Ty Wheatley is expected to miss the rest of spring football with a foot injury. Coach Jim Harbaugh said Friday that Wheatley appeared to have a fracture in his foot, but is expected back in the fall for the 2018 season. Wheatley had three catches for 26...
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March 23, 2018 - 6:38 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cavaliers are closer to being at full strength. Forwards Larry Nance Jr., Tristan Thompson, and Rodney Hood all returned from injuries on Friday night as Cleveland, which has been riddled with injuries all season, hosted the Phoenix Suns. Acting coach Larry Drew said none of...
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