Athlete injuries

San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard (2) celebrates sinking a basket in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks onTuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
December 13, 2017 - 12:11 am
DALLAS (AP) — Kawhi Leonard strolled to the locker room late in third quarter, just as J.J. Barea was starting a Dallas rally that spoiled the season debut of San Antonio's star forward. The minutes restriction was up for Leonard after he missed the first 27 games with a right quadriceps injury, so...
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Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter talks with members of the media at the Major League Baseball winter meetings Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
December 13, 2017 - 12:04 am
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Baltimore Orioles star Manny Machado could be on the move. To a new position — or a new team. Big names emerged in trade talk Tuesday, with Machado, New York Mets pitcher Matt Harvey and Detroit pitcher Michael Fulmer heating up the winter meetings. And no surprise,...
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Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy, of Russia, splashes his face during a timeout in the second period of an NHL hockey game against the St. Louis Blues Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
December 12, 2017 - 11:52 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Tampa Bay goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy erased the memory of a bad outing in St. Louis with one solid performance. Vasilevskiy stopped 32 shots, Nikita Kucherov and Brayden Point scored and the Lightning beat the St. Louis Blues 3-0 on Tuesday night in a matchup of the NHL's top...
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New Jersey Devils left wing Taylor Hall (9) scores a goal past Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick (32) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Dec.12, 2017, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
December 12, 2017 - 11:51 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Among the criticisms leveled at Taylor Hall during his tenure with the Edmonton Oilers was a perceived lack of leadership. It's a characterization new teammate Brian Boyle doesn't buy, not after Hall scored twice and the New Jersey Devils ended the Los Angeles Kings' eight-game...
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In this Nov. 26, 2017, photo, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers watches warmups before an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Pittsburgh. Rodgers has been "medically cleared to return" to action after missing seven games with a broken right collarbone, the quarterback announced on Instagram Tuesday night, Dec. 12. (AP Photo/Don Wright)
December 12, 2017 - 11:36 pm
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Aaron Rodgers has been "medically cleared to return" to action after missing seven games with a broken right collarbone, the Green Bay Packers quarterback announced on Instagram Tuesday night. Rodgers was hurt during a loss to Minnesota on Oct. 15 and had surgery four days...
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FILE - In this Jan. 22, 2017, file photo, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger jogs off the field after the AFC championship NFL football game against the New England Patriots in Foxborough, Mass. The Steelers can finally talk about the Patriots. More than 10 months after a blowout loss to New England in the AFC championship game, the Steelers believe they're better equipped to handle the Super Bowl champions this time around. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
December 12, 2017 - 6:38 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mike Tomlin is ready to talk about the New England Patriots. The fact the Pittsburgh Steelers coach can include cornerback Joe Haden in the discussion is a bonus. Haden will attempt to practice for the AFC North champions this week, barely a month removed from a fractured left leg...
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FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2013, file photo, Major League Baseball umpire Dale Scott prepares to return to action after being injured in the second inning of a baseball game between the Mariners and Toronto Blue Jays in Seattle. Rather than risk yet another concussion, Scott has decided to retire at 58. The veteran crew chief missed nearly the entire 2017 season after a foul ball off the bat of Baltimore slugger Mark Trumbo in Toronto on April 14 caught him hard in the mask, causing Scott's second concussion in nine months and fourth in five years. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
December 12, 2017 - 5:33 pm
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — As a big league umpire, Dale Scott saw maybe 1 million pitches from the field. His final call, it turned out, was the easiest of all. Rather than risk yet another concussion, Scott has decided to retire at 58. "I'm done," he told The Associated Press. The veteran crew...
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December 12, 2017 - 5:00 pm
BASEBALL American League NEW YORK YANKEES — Traded 3B Chase Headley, RHP Bryan Mitchell and cash to San Diego for OF Jabari Blash. National League SAN DIEGO PADRES — Traded INF Ryan Schimpf to Tampa Bay for INF Deion Tansel. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association ATLANTA HAWKS — Recalled F/C...
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FILE - In this Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, file photo, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) sits on the bench during the end of the second half at an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins, in Miami Gardens, Fla. The Patriots defense couldn't have been worse in their first four games. During a dominating win streak over its next eight it was the NFL's stingiest, despite losing captain Dont'a Hightower to a season-ending injury. But after getting roughed up in its loss to Miami on Monday, a rapidly-depleting unit will have to turn the page quickly before its pivotal matchup with Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
December 12, 2017 - 4:40 pm
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The Patriots have shown only glints of vulnerability under Bill Belichick. That's why it was so unexpected this season to see New England putter to a 2-2 start and drop to the bottom of the NFL's defensive rankings after allowing 30 or more points in three of those games...
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FILE - In this Oct. 3, 2017, file photo, Miami Marlins part owner Derek Jeter speaks during a press conference in Miami. Jeter is trying to revive a moribund Marlins franchise, and so far the former New York Yankees captain appears out of his league as a CEO. (Taimy Alvarez/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP, File)
December 12, 2017 - 4:14 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Reacting to the Giancarlo Stanton trade, a Miami Marlins supporter who is a priest suggested in church that fans boycott the team's games in protest. Does Derek Jeter have a prayer? Always a winner as captain of the New York Yankees, Jeter is now trying to revive the downtrodden...
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