Posts Tagged Athlete health

Riley speaks on Heat season, insists Miami is playoff-worthy

Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra smiles as he watches the closing moments of the Heat's 95-83 win over the Sacramento Kings in an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., Friday, Jan. 16, 2015. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

MIAMI (AP) — Pat Riley stood along a wall in what the Miami Heat call “Championship Alley,” the hallway that links the team’s locker room and the court inside AmericanAirlines Arena.

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Clippers ride big 1st half to 123-84 blowout win over Nets

Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin, left, shoots as Brooklyn Nets center Mason Plumlee falls to the court during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Clippers built a double-digit lead and then turned things over to their reserves, who kept pummeling the Nets.

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Predators rookie added to All-Star Game; Malkin, Crosby out

Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby (87) works the puck in the corner against Chicago Blackhawks' Patrick Kane (88) during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Pittsburgh Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015.(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The NHL All-Star Game has just lost a little bit of its star power.

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Tigers say they weren’t shocked by Scherzer’s departure

In this Aug. 30, 2014, file photo, Detroit Tigers starter Max Scherzer delivers a pitch against the Chicago White Sox during the first inning of the first baseball game of a doubleheader in Chicago. In a surprising move to upgrade an already imposing rotation, the Washington Nationals agreed to a seven-year contract with 2013 AL Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer, according to a person familiar with the negotiations.  The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because no deal had been announced.  (AP Photo/Paul Beaty, File)

DETROIT (AP) — Justin Verlander is doing his best to take Max Scherzer’s departure in stride.

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CBJ’s Bobrovsky to miss All-Star game with lower-body injury

Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky (72) is treated on the ice after an injury during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Winnipeg Jets on Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jason Woods)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky will miss this weekend’s NHL All-Star game — on home ice — due to a lower-body injury he sustained Wednesday night in Winnipeg.

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