Athlete health

In this Sept. 22, 2018 photo, Washburn defensive back Corey Ballentine carries the ball during an NCAA college football game in Topeka, Kan. Police in Kansas are investigating a shooting that killed one current Washburn University football player and injured a former player just hours after he was drafted by the New York Giants. Topeka police say officers found 23-year-old defensive back Dwane Simmons dead when they investigated gunshots shortly before 1 a.m. Sunday, April 28, 2019. Ballentine is the wounded player who was picked by the Giants in the sixth round of the NFL draft Saturday. (Phil Anderson/Topeka Capital-Journal via AP)
April 28, 2019 - 10:25 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Washburn University's joy over one of its own going to the pros quickly shifted to grief this weekend after a shooting killed a current Washburn football player and wounded the former member of the team who was drafted by the New York Giants just hours earlier. Police in Topeka...
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FILE - In this Aug. 23, 2018 file photo, Dave McGillivray, race director of the Boston Marathon, runs past fans inside Fenway Park, as he commemorates the last leg of his 80-day run in 1978 to benefit the Jimmy Fund, before a baseball game in Boston. A few months later, McGillivray underwent triple bypass surgery after suffering chest discomfort and difficulty breathing while running. He is cautioning people thinking of running a marathon to talk with their doctors before hitting the road, especially if they have coronary artery disease or a family history of it. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
April 11, 2019 - 1:27 am
BOSTON (AP) — It was the death heard 'round the running world. In July 1984, acclaimed author and running guru Jim Fixx died of a heart attack while trotting along a country road in Vermont. Overnight, a nascent global movement of asphalt athletes got a gut check: Just because you run marathons...
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Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) drives between Memphis Grizzlies guard Jevon Carter (3) and forward Justin Holiday (7) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, April 10, 2019, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)
April 11, 2019 - 12:40 am
MIAMI (AP) — The last spot in the NBA playoffs went to the Detroit Pistons. Their reward: A series against MVP candidate Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks. The drama of the regular season went all the way to the very end of the regular season, with seven of the eight first-round playoff...
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Virginia players celebrate after defeating Texas Tech 85-77 in the overtime in in the championship of the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament, Monday, April 8, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Matt York)
April 08, 2019 - 11:13 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on the NCAA Tournament championship game between Virginia and Texas Tech (all times local): 11:14 p.m. As Virginia's players were busy cutting the nets down following their first national title win over Texas Tech, congratulations were pouring in across social media...
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Virginia's Kyle Guy (5) laughs as he gather with Ty Jerome (11), Jay Huff (30) and De'Andre Hunter (12) during a practice session for the semifinals of the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament, Friday, April 5, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
April 05, 2019 - 3:34 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Virginia and Auburn meet at the Final Four in the latest installment of a long-running competition in basketball: slow and steady vs. fast and furious. The top-seeded Cavaliers are rarely in a hurry, playing a style as deliberate and methodical as the Supreme Court. The Tigers...
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Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo smiles after a practice session for the semifinals of the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament, Thursday, April 4, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
April 05, 2019 - 2:09 am
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Tom Izzo struggled with tears of joy as Michigan State knocked off top-seeded Duke to reach the Final Four. He was emotional again only a few hours later when fans packed the Breslin Center to welcome the gritty Spartans back to campus. This season might be remembered as...
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Virginia's Jack Salt (33) celebrates with teammates Mamadi Diakite and Ty Jerome (11) as Purdue's Matt Haarms (32) watches after Diakite hit a shot to send the game to overtime of the men's NCAA Tournament college basketball South Regional final game, Saturday, March 30, 2019, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
April 01, 2019 - 2:19 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Final Four features tough defenses, a surging team that hasn't lost in five weeks and one Hall of Fame coach. Virginia, Michigan State, Texas Tech and Auburn earned their trips to Minneapolis for this weekend's national semifinals by emerging from regions filled with high...
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Minnesota Wild left wing Jason Zucker (16) celebrates his goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning with center Ryan Donato (16) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, March 7, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
March 07, 2019 - 10:37 pm
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Jason Zucker kept putting the puck in the net for the Minnesota Wild. And, Devan Dubnyk refused to let any get by him. Zucker scored all three of Minnesota's goals for his first career hat trick, Dubnyk made 25 saves for his second shutout of the season and the Wild beat Tampa...
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Duke's Zion Williamson (1) falls to the floor with an injury while chasing the ball with North Carolina's Luke Maye (32) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Durham, N.C., Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
February 21, 2019 - 1:12 am
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Freshman sensation Zion Williamson was knocked out of the North Carolina-Duke rivalry game with a knee sprain after his Nike shoe blew out during the top-ranked Blue Devils' opening possession Wednesday night. While describing the sprain as mild and the knee as stable, coach...
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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 - 11:01 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — James Harden was Josh Okogie's responsibility for much of Wednesday night. Even though Harden piled up 42 points, Okogie's teammates were full of praise for the Nigerian rookie. "It wasn't a good 42," Karl-Anthony Towns said. "It wasn't a 42 that he's been getting recently, you...
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