Athlete health

FILE - This Sept. 12, 2010, file photo shows Washington Redskins running back Clinton Portis before the start of an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys, in Landover, Md. Ten former NFL players have been charged with defrauding the league’s healthcare benefit program. They include five who played on the Washington Redskins, including Clinton Portis and Carlos Rogers. (AP Photo/Rob Carr, File)
December 12, 2019 - 2:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Ten former NFL players were charged in a multimillion-dollar scheme to defraud the league’s health care benefit program by submitting false claims for medical equipment, including devices used on horses, the Justice Department said Thursday. The players were charged in two...
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Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim reacts during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Penn State in the consolation round of the NIT Season Tip-Off tournament, Friday, Nov. 29, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
December 12, 2019 - 1:43 pm
UNDATED (AP) — Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim isn't used to this — nine games into the season his Orange are barely above .500. With no seniors and five freshmen on the roster and apparent weaknesses on the floor, the Orange (5-4) were no match for defending national champion Virginia to open the...
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Bournemouth's manager Eddie Howe walks on the field at the end of the English Premier League soccer match between Bournemouth and Liverpool at the Vitality stadium in Bournemouth, England, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
December 12, 2019 - 6:43 am
Eddie Howe has seen far worse crises at Bournemouth. Go back to the 1990s, when he was a player, and there was Howe taking to the streets of the southern seaside town with a bucket, collecting cash to keep the financially stricken club alive. How about New Year’s Day in 2009, when Howe took over as...
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Oklahoma City Thunder guard Chris Paul, left, guards Sacramento Kings forward Nemanja Bjelica during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
December 12, 2019 - 1:59 am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Buddy Hield was upset about not getting a foul call when Oklahoma City double-teamed him in the final seconds while he was attempting to get free for a shot. When no whistle blew, Hield calmed down and passed the ball to Sacramento teammate Bogdan Bogdanovic. "I found the...
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Colorado Avalanche goaltender Pavel Francouz, front, covers the puck after stopping a shot by Philadelphia Flyers center Scott Laughton in the second period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
December 12, 2019 - 1:21 am
DENVER (AP) — Mikko Rantanen put his first shot right where Carter Hart could make a great save. He didn't give the Philadelphia goaltender a chance on his next two scoring opportunities. Rantanen had two goals and Pavel Francouz made 32 saves to lead the Colorado Avalanche to a 3-1 win over the...
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Milwaukee Bucks' Eric Bledsoe drives past New Orleans Pelicans' Kenrich Williams during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
December 12, 2019 - 1:20 am
MILWAUKEE (AP) — No Giannis was no problem for the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night. Reigning league MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo sat out but the Bucks kept on rolling, getting 29 points from Eric Bledsoe and 24 from Khris Middleton in a 127-112 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans that extended...
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Los Angeles Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard (2) stretches for the ball as Toronto Raptors forward OG Anunoby (3) looks on during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
December 11, 2019 - 11:31 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Kawhi Leonard got his ring, and the Los Angeles Clippers got another win. Leonard scored 23 points in his return to Toronto, Lou Williams had 18 and the Clippers won their third straight game Wednesday, beating the slumping Raptors 112-92. Maurice Harkless scored 14 points and Paul...
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Chicago Bulls guard Zach LaVine (8) dunks the ball as Atlanta Hawks guard Vince Carter (15) stands nearby during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/David Banks)
December 11, 2019 - 10:35 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Zach LaVine scored 35 points in three quarters, Lauri Markkanen added 22 and the Chicago Bulls snapped a three-game losing streak with a 136-102 victory over the road-weary Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday night. LaVine, who sat out the final 14 minutes, was 12 for 15 from the field,...
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Brooklyn Nets guard David Nwaba (0) defends Charlotte Hornets forward Miles Bridges (0) who goes up for a shot during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
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December 11, 2019 - 10:17 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Devonte' Graham scored a career-high 40 points, and the Charlotte Hornets rallied from a 20-point deficit to beat the Brooklyn Nets 113-108 on Wednesday night. Graham had 27 points in the second half in Charlotte's second straight victory. Miles Bridges added 14 points. Spencer...
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El quarterback de las Panteras de Carolina Cam Newton sale del campo tras la derrota 20-14 ante los Buccaneers de Tampa Bay en el duelo de la semana dos del 13 de septiembre del 2019. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn, File)
December 11, 2019 - 4:54 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers quarterback Cam Newton has had surgery on his injured foot and is resting in his hometown of Atlanta. Carolina interim coach Perry Fewell said Wednesday that the surgery was a success, but added there is no timetable for Newton's return to the football field. The...
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