Athlete injuries

March 21, 2018 - 8:59 am
NBA-SCHEDULE Raptors use strong defense in 4th to beat Magic 93-86 UNDATED (AP) — Kyle Lowry scored 25 points and Toronto used a strong fourth-quarter defensive effort to beat the Orlando Magic 93-86 on Tuesday night. Toronto limited Orlando to 3-of-19 shooting (15.8 percent) in the fourth quarter...
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FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2017 file photo, Egypt's Mohamed Salah sings the national anthem before the 2018 World Cup group E qualifying soccer match between Egypt and Congo at the Borg El Arab Stadium in Alexandria. Egypt’s first World Cup warmup will be against Portugal in a match that could have two of the most prolific scorers in soccer going up against each other. The Egyptians will be led by Liverpool forward Mohammed Salah. On the other side is Cristiano Ronaldo. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty, File)
March 21, 2018 - 8:29 am
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's first World Cup warmup will be against Portugal, a match that could have two of the most prolific scorers in soccer going up against each other. The Egyptians, who will play at the World Cup for the first time in 28 years, will be led by Mohammed Salah. The Liverpool forward...
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March 21, 2018 - 5:31 am
BOSTON (AP) — A last-minute meltdown caused the Oklahoma City Thunder to take a stunning loss against the Boston Celtics. Marcus Morris made a 3-pointer with 1.2 seconds left to take a 100-99 victory Tuesday night. Jayson Tatum led the Celtics with 23 points and 11 rebounds. Morris added 21 points...
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Boston Celtics forward Marcus Morris, top right, puts up his game-winning 3-point shot over Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams (12) and forward Paul George in an NBA basketball game in Boston, Tuesday, March 20, 2018. The Celtics won 100-99. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
March 21, 2018 - 2:51 am
BOSTON (AP) — Marcus Morris made a 3-pointer with 1.2 seconds left and the Boston Celtics stunned the Oklahoma City Thunder 100-99 on Tuesday night. Jayson Tatum led the Celtics with 23 points and 11 rebounds. Morris added 21 points as Boston snapped the Thunder's six-game win streak. Russell...
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FILE - In this March 6, 2018 file photo Gonzaga's Zach Norvell Jr. raises his hands to the crowd during the first half of the West Coast Conference tournament championship NCAA college basketball game against BYU in Las Vegas. Norvell is providing Gonzaga with fiery spark on the way to the Sweet 16. Norvell hit tiebreaking 3-pointer in NCAA Tournament opening round and scored 28 points in second round. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken, file)
March 21, 2018 - 2:25 am
Zach Norvell Jr. earned the nickname "Snacks" for his affinity for candy and chocolate. Gonzaga's coaches picked up on it when Norvell's father used the moniker during a visit, so Snacks followed the shooting guard to Spokane. Now Norvell is gobbling up opponents in the NCAA Tournament. Gregarious...
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Stanford guard Kiana Williams (23) celebrates after her team defeated Florida Gulf Coast in a second-round game in the NCAA women's college basketball tournament in Stanford, Calif., Monday, March 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
March 21, 2018 - 2:19 am
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Tara VanDerveer pulled Brittany McPhee aside at halftime of a game nearly four months ago and made the message clear: Stanford needed to get after it. Back to business, to playing the kind of high-energy, up-tempo basketball that has defined this power program for decades. "...
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FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2017, file photo, Memphis Grizzlies forward Chandler Parsons (25), center Marc Gasol (33) and forward Zach Randolph (50) talk with referee Monty McCutchen during the first half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Phoenix Suns in Memphis, Tenn. McCutchen left his job on the floor during this season to become the league’s vice president and head of referee development and training. With tensions high this season with both players and coaches, he’s been conducting respect-for-the-game sessions with each team in hopes of creating a stronger working relationship. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill, File)
March 21, 2018 - 2:18 am
NEW YORK (AP) — As Monty McCutchen visits NBA teams on behalf of referees, he's hearing plenty of what he calls constructive criticism, delivered in a professional way. "That's exactly what we're hoping to attain on the floor, is that no one is asking everyone to agree, no one is asking for there...
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Detroit Pistons forward Blake Griffin (23) shoots against the Phoenix Suns during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, March 20, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)
March 21, 2018 - 1:34 am
PHOENIX (AP) — Blake Griffin narrowly missed a triple-double and the Detroit Pistons celebrated the return of Reggie Jackson by handing the short-handed Phoenix Suns their ninth straight loss, 115-88 on Tuesday night. Griffin led six Detroit players in double figures, finishing with 26 points, 10...
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FILE - In this Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, file photo, Los Angeles Dodgers' Justin Turner runs to third from second after a throwing error by Chicago White Sox second baseman Yoan Moncada during the third inning of a baseball spring exhibition game, in Glendale, Ariz. Turner has a broken left wrist after being hit by a pitch during a spring training game, Monday, March 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
March 21, 2018 - 1:20 am
The Los Angeles Dodgers might've caught a break with Justin Turner's broken wrist. The All-Star third baseman is expected to heal without surgery, manager Dave Roberts said Tuesday. No definitive word yet on how long Turner will be out. Turner was injured Monday night when he was hit by a pitch...
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Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Alex Killorn (17) fires the puck past Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Frederik Andersen (31) for a goal during the third period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, March 20, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. The Lightning won the game 4-3. Defending for Toronto is Andreas Johnsson (18). (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
March 21, 2018 - 12:50 am
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Alex Killorn and the Tampa Bay Lightning pulled off a rare comeback to knock off their division rival. Killorn broke a tie with 10:46 left in the third period and Tampa Bay scored the final four goals to rally for a 4-3 victory over Toronto, stopping the Maple Leafs' four-game...
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