Athlete injuries

Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic speaks after losing to Japan's Naomi Osaka in the women's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
January 26, 2019 - 8:11 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Petra Kvitova really wanted to be the Australian Open champion. Of course she did. That she lost the final at Melbourne Park to Naomi Osaka 7-6 (2), 5-7, 6-4 on Saturday night was "painful, for sure," to use Kvitova's words. It was not, however, what caused her eyes to...
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FILE - In this Dec. 22, 2018, file photo, Keith Thurman speaks during a news conference for an upcoming fight in New York. Thurman has been limited to fight fan instead of fighter for nearly two years, going to bouts but looking up at someone else on the marquee. He’s ready to be the star of the show again.Thurman and Josesito Lopez will fight on Jan. 26 at Barclays Center in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
January 25, 2019 - 12:19 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Keith Thurman has been limited to fight fan instead of fighter for nearly two years, going to bouts but looking up at someone else's name in lights. He's ready to be the star of the show again. The undefeated Thurman returns from a lengthy layoff caused by injuries, defending the...
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January 24, 2019 - 6:07 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL is encouraged by progress made in reducing concussions while stressing there is much more work to be done. On Thursday, the league said the number of concussions dropped 29 percent in 2018 from the previous season, according to preliminary data. It added that there were 135...
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FILE - In this Monday, Dec. 17, 2018 file photo, Carolina Panthers' Cam Newton (1) warms up before an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints in Charlotte, N.C. Panthers quarterback Cam Newton has had arthroscopic surgery on his right throwing shoulder. The team announced the surgery on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019 saying Newton’s rehabilitation process will begin immediately. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn, File)
January 24, 2019 - 5:47 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers quarterback Cam Newton has had arthroscopic surgery on his right throwing shoulder. The team announced Newton's rehabilitation process will begin immediately and no timetable listed for when he can begin throwing again. The procedure was successfully performed by...
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Indiana Pacers guard Victor Oladipo is taken off the court on a stretcher after he was injured during the first half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Toronto Raptors in Indianapolis, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
January 24, 2019 - 4:12 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Victor Oladipo's season is over. The Indiana Pacers intend to make sure his injury doesn't derail theirs, too. After learning the All-Star guard faces season-ending surgery for a ruptured quad tendon in his right knee, Oladipo's teammates quickly banded together in hopes of...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018 file photo, Manchester United's Alexis Sanchez walks from the pitch after their English Premier League soccer match against Newcastle United at Old Trafford in Manchester, England. This week marked a year since Alexis Sanchez left Arsenal and join Manchester United. It was a move that was supposed to revive the career of one of the Premier League’s most exciting players but it hasn’t worked out. Sanchez is back from a hamstring injury and the first game of his second year at United will be against Arsenal in the FA Cup on Friday, Jan. 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Jon Super, file)
January 24, 2019 - 8:00 am
The piano-playing video announcing his arrival generated record social-media interactions, and sales of his No. 7 jersey went through the roof in the club shop. By that measure, Alexis Sanchez couldn't have been more of a let-down in his first 12 months at Manchester United. This week marked a year...
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FILE - In this June 1, 2018, file photo, Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Sergio Romo throws to a Seattle Mariners batter during the first inning of a baseball game in Seattle. A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that Major League Baseball has proposed going back to a 15-day disabled list and increasing the time optioned players usually must spend in the minor leagues. The moves are aimed at reducing the use of relief pitchers and reviving offense. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
January 24, 2019 - 3:48 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball has proposed going back to a 15-day disabled list and increasing the time optioned players usually must spend in the minor leagues, a person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press, moves aimed at reducing the use of relief pitchers and...
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Indiana Pacers guard Victor Oladipo is taken off the court on a stretcher after he was injured during the first half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Toronto Raptors in Indianapolis, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
January 23, 2019 - 8:56 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Pacers lost All-Star guard Victor Oladipo to a serious right knee injury in the second quarter of Wednesday night's game against Toronto. Oladipo's leg bent awkwardly as he fell to the floor while trying to disrupt an outlet pass to the Raptors' Pascal Siakam. The...
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FILE - In this April 6, 2018, file photo, Los Angeles Rams new defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, center, poses for a photo after a news conference with coach Sean McVay, right, and general manager Les Snead at the NFL football team's practice facility in Thousand Oaks, Calif. The excitement of the Rams’ incredible one-season turnaround wasn’t ruined by one defeat. Yet that loss was a signal to Snead, who decided it was time to do everything possible to help homegrown stars Todd Gurley, Aaron Donald and Jared Goff. So the Rams made several enormous bets on themselves, and every single one of them has paid off. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)
January 23, 2019 - 8:35 pm
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — One year ago, general manager Les Snead and the Los Angeles Rams' front office decided they had to jump through the championship window that had suddenly, shockingly appeared before them. Now that they've landed on their feet in Atlanta, Snead has zero regrets about...
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New England Patriots middle linebacker Kyle Van Noy (53) celebrates after sacking Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes during the first half of the AFC Championship NFL football game, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
January 23, 2019 - 8:08 pm
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — It took an entire regular season and some tough losses, but the Patriots defense finally likes where it is at heading into its Super Bowl matchup with the Los Angeles Rams. It hasn't been perfect, but after a slow start to 2018 and fighting to find an identity following the...
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