Athlete health

Seattle Seahawks' Jadeveon Clowney (90) hits Philadelphia Eagles' Carson Wentz (11) during the first half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
January 23, 2020 - 7:27 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL said on Thursday that the number of concussions players suffered increased slightly this season over 2018. The league said there were 224 reported concussions, 10 more than in 2018. But those totals are way down from the 281 in 2017. “We want to see head contact reduced,”...
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New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson goes to the basket against San Antonio Spurs forward DeMar DeRozan (10) in the second half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. The Spurs won 121-117. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
January 23, 2020 - 3:09 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Zion Williamson’s sublime 17-point surge in a span of barely more than three minutes could very well become part of New Orleans' pro sports lore — even if the final score won't. For the Pelicans, a narrow loss to a well-coached, savvy San Antonio Spurs team carried far less...
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Los Angeles Clippers forward Montrezl Harrell (5) drives on Atlanta Hawks center Alex Len (25) in the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, in Atlanta, Ga. (AP Photo/Brett Davis)
January 22, 2020 - 9:24 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — John Collins scored 33 points and got a big assist from two-way player Brandon Goodwin as the Atlanta Hawks, playing without Trae Young, rallied from a 21-point deficit to stun the short-handed Los Angeles Clippers 102-95 on Wednesday night. Goodwin chipped in with 19 points — all in...
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In this Feb. 7, 2012 file photo New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning holds up the Vince Lombardi Trophy during the team's NFL football Super Bowl parade in New York. Manning, who led the Giants to two Super Bowls in a 16-year career that saw him set almost every team passing record, has retired. The Giants said Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020 that Manning would formally announce his retirement on Friday. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, file)
January 22, 2020 - 7:56 pm
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Eli Manning is ending a 16-year NFL career that saw him recognized as a great quarterback, a leader, a solid citizen and the man who led the New York Giants back into prominence with two Super Bowl titles. Manning, who set almost every Giants passing record in career...
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Tennys Sandgren of the U.S. falls during his second round singles match against Italy's Matteo Berrettini at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
January 22, 2020 - 6:29 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Tennys Sandgren was looking in great shape for a big upset at the Australian Open after building a massive lead against No. 8 seed Matteo Berrettini on Wednesday. And then, suddenly, he wasn't. “Two-sets-to-love up, I was feeling pretty good about myself,” the 100th-...
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Switzerland's Roger Federer stretches out for a backhand return to Serbia's Filip Krajinovic during their second round singles match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
January 22, 2020 - 6:02 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on the Australian Open (all times local): 10:40 p.m. Roger Federer, who had reached the third round at the Australian Open every year since his tournament debut in 2000, extended his streak by beating Filip Krajinovic 6-1, 6-4, 6-1 in the second round. The 20-...
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Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard shoots a 3-point basket against the Golden State Warriors during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer)
January 21, 2020 - 1:45 am
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — After setting a Portland record with 61 points, Damian Lillard knew exactly who held the old mark. He did. Lillard topped his own franchise scoring high Monday night in the Trail Blazers' 129-124 overtime victory against the Golden State Warriors. He also established a team...
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Spectators wait as rain stops plays during a first round singles match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)
January 20, 2020 - 9:23 pm
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on the Australian Open (all times local): 2 p.m. On the scoreboard it looks like a routine three-setter, but it took two days and a lot of disruptions for Milos Raonic to advance to the second round at the Australian Open. Raonic was leading by two sets and 5-...
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Oklahoma City Thunder guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (2) shoots over Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)
January 20, 2020 - 8:09 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Chris Paul scored 28 points and Danilo Gallinari added 25 as the Oklahoma City Thunder rallied from a 15-point fourth-quarter deficit to beat cold-shooting James Harden and the Houston Rockets 112-107 on Monday. Paul scored 27 of his 28 points in the first half against his former...
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San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan, center, and general manager John Lynch, right, celebrate while interviewed by Terry Bradshaw after the NFL NFC Championship football game against the Green Bay Packers Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, in Santa Clara, Calif. The 49ers won 37-20 to advance to Super Bowl 54 against the Kansas City Chiefs. Also pictured at bottom left is Mike Shanahan. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
January 20, 2020 - 6:28 pm
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — As the celebration raged in the victorious 49ers locker room, general manager John Lynch showed off a "Mobile to Miami" T-shirt that symbolized the turnaround in San Francisco. The team that was so bad a year ago that the coaching staff got rewarded with a week coaching...
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