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Minnesota judge finds 'Miracle on Ice' star is mentally ill

Dec. 4, 2019 10:39 PM EST

GRAND MARAIS, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota judge on Wednesday ordered that a former member of the “Miracle on Ice" U.S. Olympic hockey team should be committed to a secure treatment facility, saying the hockey star is mentally ill and dangerous. Mark Pavelich, 61, of Lutsen, was charged with felony...

Twins SS Polanco has ankle surgery for chronic injury

Nov. 27, 2019 3:59 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Twins shortstop Jorge Polanco is rehabilitating from arthroscopic surgery on his right ankle and is expected to be fully recovered in plenty of time for spring training. The Twins announced Wednesday that Polanco underwent a debridement procedure Friday in Los Angeles with Dr....

Clarification: Sports Concussions-Kids story

Nov. 12, 2019 5:12 PM EST

In a story Nov. 11, The Associated Press reported that new guidance from an expert panel's consensus statement on concussions shows there isn't enough solid evidence to answer some of parents' most burning questions about contact sports, including what age is safest to start playing them. The story should have...

Runner's abuse allegations embolden other female athletes

Nov. 9, 2019 8:39 PM EST

Track and field is facing a painful and public reckoning with the treatment of some female athletes. Former teen running star Mary Cain's account this week of alleged physical and emotional abuse at the recently disbanded Nike Oregon Project is prompting more top athletes to come forward. Amy Yoder Begley, a...

Blake Griffin cleared for basketball-related activities

Nov. 7, 2019 4:43 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Blake Griffin has been cleared by the Detroit Pistons' medical staff for basketball-related activities, and the team says his progress will be monitored daily. Griffin hasn't played at all this season because of hamstring and knee issues. The Pistons are 4-5 without him. Detroit also...

Panthers' Cam Newton to get another opinion on injured foot

Nov. 1, 2019 1:40 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is seeking another opinion on his injured left foot. The team announced Newton is traveled Friday to Green Bay, Wisconsin to visit with Dr. Robert Anderson, a renowned foot specialist who previously served as an assistant team physician with the...

Jets release Osemele a day after he has non-approved surgery

Oct. 26, 2019 5:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Kelechi Osemele is no longer a member of the New York Jets. The veteran guard's contentious standoff with the team, however, is far from over. The Jets announced Saturday they released Osemele a day after he had surgery on his right shoulder in Boston to repair a torn labrum without the...

Chiefs' Mahomes begins knee rehab as game week begins

Oct. 21, 2019 1:57 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Patrick Mahomes was back in the Kansas City Chiefs' practice facility Monday, going through some extensive pool therapy and other rehabilitation exercises on his injured right knee. That alone was a good sign for the reigning league MVP. Mahomes dislocated the patella in the knee...

Patrick Mahomes' magic fizzles without mobility

Oct. 8, 2019 2:57 AM EDT

Caught up in the spell of Patrick Mahomes' wizardry , the always enthusiastic Sunday Night Football Crew ended up witnessing an old-fashioned whooping by the Colts instead of more magic by the league's reigning MVP. Before the biggest stunner in a slate of games that included one Gruden brother getting fired up...