Athlete health

FILE - In this Jan. 26, 2012, file photo, New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez speaks to reporters at his locker at the NFL football stadium in Foxborough, Mass. A federal judge says the 6-year-old daughter of deceased NFL player Aaron Hernandez missed a 2014 deadline to opt out of the $1 billion concussion settlement and can't separately sue the league over his CTE diagnosis. Yet Hernandez’s death in 2017 came too late for his family to seek compensation for CTE-related suicides under the class action settlement. 
 (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
February 15, 2019 - 10:33 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The 6-year-old daughter of the late NFL player Aaron Hernandez missed a 2014 deadline to opt out of the league's concussion settlement and can't separately pursue a $20 million suit over his diagnosis of a degenerative brain disease, a judge ruled. Yet Hernandez's death in 2017...
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Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) drives to the basket past New Orleans Pelicans forward Darius Miller (21) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Tyler Kaufman)
February 14, 2019 - 7:41 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Julius Randle capped a 33-point, 11-rebound performance with three clutch baskets in the final minutes, and the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 131-122 on Thursday night despite losing All-Star Anthony Davis to a shoulder injury after the first half. Davis was...
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New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis reacts to a call during the first half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Orlando Magic in New Orleans, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019. The Magic won 118-88. (AP Photo/Tyler Kaufman)
February 14, 2019 - 6:43 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Pelicans say Anthony Davis has a left shoulder injury and has been ruled out for the second half of Thursday night's home game against Oklahoma City. It is unclear how the injury might affect Davis' availability for this weekend's NBA All-Star festivities. Davis was selected...
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Travis Kauffman responds to questions during a news conference Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, in Fort Collins, Colo., about his encounter with a mountain lion while running a trail just west of Fort Collins last week. Kaufman's girlfriend, Annie Bierbower, looks on at left. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
February 14, 2019 - 5:17 pm
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — When a young mountain lion clamped its jaws onto Travis Kauffman's wrist and clawed at his face, he screamed a "barbarian yell," jammed his foot onto the animal's neck and held it there until the cat quit thrashing and died. After a couple of minutes, Kauffmann recalled...
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Anaheim Ducks goaltender Kevin Boyle, left, and teammate Hampus Lindholm celebrate the Ducks' 1-0 win against the Vancouver Canucks in an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
February 13, 2019 - 11:46 pm
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — A fresh start was exactly what the Anaheim Ducks needed. Kevin Boyle made 35 saves in his first career start and the Ducks beat the Vancouver Canucks 1-0 Wednesday night in general manager Bob Murray's first game as interim coach. Jakob Silfverberg scored to help Anaheim end...
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Houston Rockets' James Harden (13) and Minnesota Timberwolves' Jeff Teague battle for the ball as Timberwolves' Karl-Anthony Towns (32) looks on in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
February 13, 2019 - 7:40 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jeff Teague scored 27 points, Karl-Anthony Towns had 25 and the Minnesota Timberwolves overcame James Harden's 42 points to beat the Houston Rockets 121-111 on Wednesday night. Harden had his 31st consecutive game with 30 or more points, tying Wilt Chamberlain for the second-...
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February 13, 2019 - 11:50 am
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Shohei Ohtani wouldn't change how he handled his elbow injury late last year, continuing to hit for the Angels until season's end even if it meant delaying reconstructive surgery and his ability to pitch again until 2020. The reigning AL Rookie of the Year is recovering from an...
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Boston Bruins' Brad Marchand (63) celebrates his goal during the first period of the team's NHL hockey game against the Chicago Blackhawks in Boston, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
February 12, 2019 - 8:00 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Bruins needed someone to replace David Pastrnak's production while their leading scorer recovers from thumb surgery. For one night, at least, they found the solution: just about everyone. David Krejci, Danton Heinen and Brad Marchand each scored during a four-minute span at...
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Cleveland Cavaliers' Collin Sexton (2) drives to the basket against New York Knicks' Kevin Knox (20) in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
February 11, 2019 - 8:16 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — The New York Knicks' franchise-record 17th straight loss might have been the toughest one to take. The Knicks erased a 17-point deficit in the second half and had several chances to take the lead or tie the game in the final minute before falling to the Cleveland Cavaliers 107-104...
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Orlando Magic forward Jonathan Isaac (1) and Atlanta Hawks guard Jeremy Lin (7) fight for a rebound during the second half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, in Atlanta. Orlando won 124-108. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
February 11, 2019 - 1:42 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Jeremy Lin is about to be on the move again, with the veteran guard in the process of getting bought out by the Atlanta Hawks so he can sign with the playoff-contending Toronto Raptors. Jim Tanner, one of Lin's agents, confirmed the pending move to The Associated Press. ESPN first...
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