Athlete injuries

Lipscomb guard Garrison Mathews (24) boxes out TCU forward JD Miller (15) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018, in Fort Worth, Texas. Lipscomb won 73-64. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)
November 20, 2018 - 11:46 pm
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Kenny Cooper turned a steal into a breakaway layup that put Lipscomb ahead only seconds after halftime at No. 18 TCU. The Bisons never gave up the lead and went on to win 73-64 on Tuesday night, their first victory over a Top 25 team . "Our mentality at the beginning of the...
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FILE - In this June 7, 2018, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers guard JR Smith (5) speaks during an press conference following the basketball team's practice during the NBA Finals, in Cleveland. Disgruntled Cavaliers forward J.R. Smith has gotten his wish. The Cavs announced Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018, that Smith “will no longer be with team as the organization works with JR and his representation regarding his future.” (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)
November 20, 2018 - 3:08 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — J.R. Smith's bumpy-but-never-boring stay with the Cleveland Cavaliers is over. The team said Tuesday that the disgruntled forward, who had requested to be traded earlier this season, "will no longer be with team as the organization works with JR and his representation regarding his...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 1, 201 file photo ,Seattle Mariners pitcher James Paxton works against the Oakland Athletics during the first inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif. A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press the New York Yankees have agreed to acquire left-hander James Paxton from the Seattle Mariners for left-hander Justus Sheffield and two other prospects, Monday, Nov. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
November 19, 2018 - 8:41 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — James Paxton spent the first two months of the 2016 season in the minor leagues after an awful spring training caused his demotion. When he returned to the majors, he quickly emerged as the Mariners' ace, and now the Yankees hope he can bolster the thin rotation that contributed to...
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Brooklyn Nets guard Caris LeVert (22) is tended to after an injury during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Hannah Foslien)
November 19, 2018 - 6:02 pm
Brooklyn forward Caris LeVert felt the pain in his right foot, and thought it was just a sprain. That is, until he looked down. A week removed from dislocating his right foot — a grotesque injury that looked so much worse than what it actually was — LeVert spoke out Monday about what happened and...
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San Antonio Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge (12) scores past Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018, in San Antonio. San Antonio won 104-92. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
November 18, 2018 - 11:54 pm
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Finally faced with "the real NBA," the Golden State Warriors are playing short-handed and having a hard time. LaMarcus Aldridge had 24 points and 18 rebounds as the San Antonio Spurs fended off a late rally to beat Golden State 104-92 on Sunday night, extending the Warriors' skid...
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Washington Redskins quarterback Alex Smith, bottom, reacts after an injury during the second half of an NFL football game against the Houston Texans, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Mark Tenally)
November 18, 2018 - 10:14 pm
Thirty-three years to the day after the Redskins lost quarterback Joe Theismann to a broken leg, Alex Smith's season ended on an eerily similar injury in Washington's 23-21 loss to the Houston Texans on Sunday. Smith broke his right tibia and fibula on a sack by Kareem Jackson midway through the...
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Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen catches a touchdown pass against the Denver Broncos during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018, in Carson, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
November 18, 2018 - 8:40 pm
CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Brandon McManus kicked a 34-yard field goal as time expired on Sunday to give the Denver Broncos a 23-22 win and snap the Los Angeles Chargers' six-game winning streak. Denver got the ball at its own 8 with 1:51 remaining, and Case Keenum orchestrated a seven-play, 76-yard...
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El quarterback de los Saints de Nueva Orleans, Drew Brees (9) celebra su pase de touchdown con el wide receiver Michael Thomas (13) durante la segunda mitad del juego contra los Eagles de Filadelfia, el domingo 18 de noviembre de 2018, en Nueva Orleans. (AP Foto/Bill Feig)
November 18, 2018 - 8:14 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Drew Brees passed for 363 yards and four touchdowns, and the Saints won their ninth straight with a 48-7 demolition of Philadelphia on Sunday that marked the Eagles' worst loss by far since they won last season's Super Bowl. Brees completed 22 of 30 passes and did not turn the...
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New York Giants' Saquon Barkley, center, runs the ball during the second half of an NFL football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
November 18, 2018 - 6:55 pm
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Crazy as it may sound, the New York Giants are starting to believe they have a chance to make a run at the playoffs. It's amazing what a couple of wins can do for a team after a 1-7 start. Saquon Barkley ran for a career-high 142 yards and scored three touchdowns as the...
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November 18, 2018 - 3:51 pm
Los Angeles Chargers defensive end Joey Bosa will make his season debut on Sunday against the Denver Broncos. Bosa missed the first nine games due to a bone bruise to his left foot. He is expected to see limited snaps, with Damion Square likely getting the start. Bosa and the Chargers will face a...
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