Athlete injuries

Houston Rockets' James Harden (13) reacts after being fouled by the New Orleans Pelicans during the second half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
December 12, 2017 - 1:30 am
HOUSTON (AP) — Clint Capela scored a career-high 28 points, James Harden had 26 points and 17 assists and the Houston Rockets beat the New Orleans Pelicans 130-123 on Monday night for their 10th straight victory. The game was tied with about three minutes remaining after Harden made two free throws...
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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) looks to pass, during the first half of an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins, Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
December 12, 2017 - 1:16 am
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — The Miami Dolphins wore their perfect season uniforms, and for at least one game in 2017, they looked the part. Tom Brady was intercepted twice by Xavien Howard and held without a third-down conversion Monday night, and Miami snapped the New England Patriots' eight-game...
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Los Angeles Clippers' Montrezl Harrell, left, is defended by Toronto Raptors' Serge Ibaka during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
December 12, 2017 - 1:06 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Montrezl Harrell scored 17 points and the Los Angeles Clippers rallied over the final 3:21 to beat Toronto 96-91 on Monday night and snap the Raptors' six-game winning streak. DeAndre Jordan had 14 points and 17 rebounds for the Clippers. Their bench outscored Toronto's reserves...
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Boston Celtics' Jaylen Brown, right, pressures Chicago Bulls' David Nwaba during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
December 11, 2017 - 11:39 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Nikola Mirotic and Bobby Portis are starting to draw attention for their play together instead of their fight with each other. Mirotic scored 24 points, Portis added a career-high 23 and the Chicago Bulls blew out Boston 108-85 on Monday night with Celtics star Kyrie Irving sidelined...
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New York Islanders goalie Jaroslav Halak (41), of Slovakia, makes a save as Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom (19), of Sweden, watches during the third period of an NHL hockey game in New York, Monday, Dec. 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
December 11, 2017 - 11:20 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Hours after getting a vote of confidence from his coach, Jaroslav Halak came through with one of his best games of the season. Halak made 31 saves, and the New York Islanders beat the Washington Capitals 3-1 on Monday night to snap a three-game winless streak. It was the second time...
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Dallas Stars defenseman Julius Honka, right, celebrates his goal with Jamie Benn (14) and Alexander Radulov, left, during the second period of an NHL hockey game Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
December 11, 2017 - 11:19 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Dallas Stars put themselves in position for a big win on Monday night. It just took them a while to finish off the New York Rangers, thanks to Ondrej Pavelec. Jason Spezza scored in the shootout, and the Stars snapped a three-game losing streak with a 2-1 victory over the...
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Vancouver Canucks goalie Jacob Markstrom (25) has a puck come near his chin during second-period NHL hockey game action against the Winnipeg Jets in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Monday, Dec. 11, 2017. (Trevor Hagan/The Canadian Press via AP)
December 11, 2017 - 10:59 pm
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Mathieu Perreault scored two goals and added an assist to help the Winnipeg Jets halt a three-game losing streak with a 5-1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Monday night. The win was the Jets' seventh straight victory at home and they have points in their last 11...
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Houston Rockets' Clint Capela (15) reaches for a rebound with New Orleans Pelicans' Rajon Rondo, left, and E'Twaun Moore, right, during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
December 11, 2017 - 10:30 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Clint Capela had a career-high 28 points and James Harden scored 12 straight points for Houston in the fourth quarter as the Rockets rallied for a 130-123 victory to extend their winning streak to 10 games on Monday night. The game was tied with about three minutes remaining after...
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San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (10) smiles after a play during the second half of an NFL football game against the Houston Texans, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, in Houston. San Francisco won 26-16. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
December 11, 2017 - 8:58 pm
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Based on Jimmy Garoppolo's first two starts, it appears the 49ers might have their next franchise quarterback. But a new contract for the pending free agent is still at least three weeks away from being discussed, coach Kyle Shanahan said Monday. Shanahan said he doesn't...
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Buffalo Bills free safety Jordan Poyer, right, tackles Indianapolis Colts running back Frank Gore during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus)
December 11, 2017 - 8:40 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Frank Gore watched as the referees huddled in the snow. All Indianapolis Colts coach Chuck Pagano wanted was an explanation. Now, there's no time to fret. One day after a go-ahead 2-point conversion was negated by an offensive pass interference call, thawed out players and...
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