Latest Athlete injuries News

Chiefs' Mahomes says ankle will be ready for Super Bowl

Feb. 08, 2023 18:42 PM EST

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Patrick Mahomes says he's “definitely in a better spot” when it comes to his ailing right ankle than he was for the AFC championship game, and the All-Pro quarterback doesn't expect to be limited by it when he leads the Kansas City Chiefs against the Philadelphia...

AP source: 49ers QB Purdy to undergo surgery Feb. 22

Feb. 08, 2023 16:33 PM EST

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy will undergo surgery on his injured elbow later this month and should be fully recovered by training camp. A person familiar with the decision said Purdy will undergo the surgery on Feb. 22 to repair the torn ligament in his right elbow....

Indian Wells entries include injured Nadal, Djokovic

Feb. 08, 2023 14:53 PM EST

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — Two of the biggest names on the men’s entry list for the BNP Paribas Open are unlikely to play in the Southern California tournament. Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal were injured during the Australian Open last month, and Djokovic’s COVID-19...

Scoring King: James passes Abdul-Jabbar for NBA points mark

Feb. 08, 2023 11:25 AM EST

LeBron James got the first official statistic of his NBA career on a rebound. His next entry on the stat sheet was an assist. Even then, points weren’t the priority. They never were. Somehow, he became the most prolific scorer in NBA history anyway. It finally...

Super Bowl teams have good backup QB plans

Feb. 08, 2023 09:01 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — If all goes according to plan Sunday, the only time football fans will see Kansas City's Chad Henne or Philadelphia's Gardner Minshew during the Super Bowl will be on the sideline, holding a clipboard, talking on a headset or offering encouragement to teammates. But...

NFL's QB shuffle puts premium on offensive, defensive plans

Feb. 08, 2023 08:54 AM EST

Tennessee quarterbacks coach Pat O'Hara called six-year journeyman Joshua Dobbs hours after a loss on Christmas Eve, asking him to come to the team headquarters on Christmas Day. Though he had signed just four days earlier, the Titans decided to turn the offense over to Dobbs and...

Jokic posts triple-double by halftime, Nuggets rout Wolves

Feb. 08, 2023 01:08 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — Nikola Jokic may not always dazzle with his athleticism. He sure does with his numbers. Jokic posted his 19th triple-double of the season by halftime and the Denver Nuggets rode a 49-point first quarter to a 146-112 rout of the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday night....

Morant, Jackson help Grizzlies beat Bulls, end 3-game skid

Feb. 07, 2023 23:56 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Ja Morant scored 34 points, Jaren Jackson Jr. added 24 points and five blocks, and the Memphis Grizzlies rallied in the fourth quarter to beat the Chicago Bulls 104-89 on Tuesday night. Desmond Bane finished with 17 points and Brandon Clarke had 13 points and...

Phil Kessel helps Golden Knights beat Predators 5-1

Feb. 07, 2023 23:35 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Phil Kessel, William Carrier and Chandler Stephenson each had a goal and an assist, and the Vegas Golden Knights beat the Nashville Predators 5-1 on Tuesday night. Vegas had dropped four in a row and seven of eight overall. Michael Amadio and Alex...

Bo Horvat scores as New York Islanders beat Seattle Kraken

Feb. 07, 2023 22:58 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Bo Horvat scored in his home debut with New York Islanders, leading his new team to a 4-0 victory over the Seattle Kraken on Tuesday night. Ilya Sorokin made 31 saves in his fifth shutout this season and No. 15 for his career. Samuel Bolduc, Simon Holmstrom and Zach...