The world’s biggest stars have been playing almost nonstop for a year, meaning Euro 2020 and other championships may be decided by which ones have the most left in the tank.
At 36, with his team’s future in doubt, James faces basketball mortality.
The Los Angeles Lakers, the defending N.B.A. champions led by LeBron James, struggled with injuries all season.
Even accounting for virus-related stints, trips to the injured list are up as the sport lags behind others in injury prevention.
Barty, the world’s No. 1 tennis player, had to leave the court for medical treatment during her second-round match.
The Boston Celtics tried in their first-round series but were too depleted to compete. The Nets’ next opponent, the Milwaukee Bucks, may have a better shot.
Michael Jordan earned a reputation as a fiercely competitive winner with the Chicago Bulls. Owning the Charlotte Hornets hasn’t brought him the same on-court success — yet.
Injuries and illness dragged down the records of several teams, including the defending champion Los Angeles Lakers. That could mean early postseason exits for the season’s best.
Batters are being hit at a rate unseen since the 1890s. Kevin Pillar’s beaning showed how devastating one pitch can be.
The Nets would be heavily favored in the first-round playoff matchup even without Boston’s injury woes. “As a fan of the N.B.A., it’s hard to see those guys losing,” Celtics Coach Brad Stevens said.
After years of facing each other in the N.B.A. finals, James and Curry are competing just to make the playoffs. How did this happen?
New laws cleaning up the sport of horse racing can’t come soon enough.
When the Rangers and the Capitals dropped their gloves to settle a score, the old-school spectacle was greeted with disgust, nostalgia and excitement.
Though stars like LeBron James and Luka Doncic have complained about the pre-playoff hurdle, the stress of the play-in matters less than injuries and the compressed season.
In the wake of a seismic scandal, Chellsie Memmel and other gymnasts are done with inhumane coaching — and the idea that they have to peak in their teens.
Icing muscles after strenuous exercise is not just ineffective, it could be counterproductive, a new study in mice suggests.
The stretch of road where Woods crashed in February is known for speeding and crashes.
Players and owners want the designated hitter. Agents like Scott Boras think it is a safety issue. But after experimenting with a universal D.H. last year, N.L. pitchers will bat again — for now.
Helmets used to be a rarity in surfing. Now, young surfers on the North Shore of Oahu are embracing the safety device as a necessity in the world’s most dangerous waves.
He risks infections, bones that do not heal, and foot and ankle injuries that impede walking. His ability to play pro golf again is in question.
The reigning champion and world No. 1 will play in his ninth Australian Open final. He has yet to lose one.
The women say they bring a more varied approach and perspective to policing errant skiers and helping distressed ones.
The report will fuel the longstanding debate about safety in college football, but changes do not appear to be imminent.
Thompson, the Golden State Warriors’ All-Star guard, is a great shooter, for sure. But his absence, for a second consecutive season because of injury, leaves a hole that goes beyond basketball.
Frustrated by a second Tommy John surgery, the Yankees’ newest starter worked with a “village” of experts to revamp his delivery.
Lamar Jackson and Patrick Mahomes did not return to games over the weekend after concussions, which at least pleased critics who have long accused the league of turning a blind eye to brain injuries.
The dynamics of college football mean that the quarterback will shoulder all of the downsides of playing in the title game after his painful injury in the semifinals.
The 20-time Grand Slam champion had two knee surgeries in 2020. He wants to come back, but it remains unclear when he will play.
“There are safety standards and safety features that were supposed to be in place for every event,” a lawyer for the acrobats said.
The move follows growing concern about the long-term effects of head injuries and the often-rushed treatment players receive.
Durant, the Nets star, said he felt “solid” after missing all of last season with an Achilles’ tendon injury. It has been almost 18 months since his last N.B.A. game.
Ellie Furneaux looked like she was going to become Britain’s next star in the sledding sport skeleton. But a series of concussions took a heavy toll.
Injuries, fatigue and concern are already mounting amid an unforgiving schedule. But for Europe’s top teams, the worst is still to come.
After an awkward fall 11 seconds into his first Boston University game left him a quadriplegic, he dedicated his life to advocacy for similarly disabled people.
World Rugby is the first international sports federation to block transgender women from global competitions, even though it has long preached a motto of inclusivity.
Football encourages fans to distance themselves from players’ humanity, rendering gruesome injuries like Dak Prescott’s and Covid-19 shutdowns like the Titans’ mere occupational hazards.
A promotional video posted by the N.H.L. that glorified pain showed a disturbing embrace of violence by the league. The post has since been deleted.
The Chicago Bears great was known for his effortless, slicing runs. Revealing his dementia diagnosis years after his retirement showed the toll of those dazzling performances.
Conventional football wisdom suggests player health would benefit from either more — or less — preparation.
This week, Marc Stein settles the Giannis-LeBron debate and talks to Ionescu, of the W.N.B.A.’s Liberty, about rehabbing her severely sprained ankle and grieving Kobe.
The Falcons collapsed as only the Falcons can, the Chargers nearly shocked the Chiefs, injuries were everywhere and the Ravens simply never lose (in the regular season).
Taurasi, the Phoenix Mercury guard, knows she is near the end of her career, but she plays with her signature competitive fire and is “finding the beauty in the struggle.”
Limitations imposed by the coronavirus have helped, not hurt, the performances of some world-class athletes.
Lillard, the Portland Trail Blazers guard, had been on a tear but left Game 4 with a knee injury. The Lakers would win the series with a victory on Wednesday.
Murray scored an upset victory on Monday at the Western & Southern Open. Not long ago, he thought hip problems would keep him away from tennis for good.
The Rockets, Sixers, Blazers and Magic, are among the teams coping with injuries to key players. The results are mixed.
Two new studies shed light on whether pedal-assisted electric bikes provide good exercise, and how safe (or unsafe) they might be.
Aaron Judge, D.J. LeMahieu and Giancarlo Stanton are all on the injured list. Even in a shortened season, the Yankees aren’t rushing to bring them back.
For years, the young outfielder has been too flawed to play full-time but too talented to trade away. Now, a series of Yankees injuries has given him a fresh chance to make his mark.