Athlete health

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (10) throws against the Denver Broncos during an NFL preseason football game, Monday, Aug. 19, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
August 19, 2019 - 8:25 pm
DENVER (AP) — Broncos receiver Emmanuel Sanders had a better return to action than 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo in San Francisco's 24-15 preseason win at Denver on Monday night. Broncos rookie QB Drew Lock injured his right thumb when he was sacked on the first series of the second half,...
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Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale delivers in the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Cleveland Indians, Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
August 19, 2019 - 3:37 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Boston Red Sox left-hander Chris Sale is receiving treatment for inflammation in his elbow that will shut him down for the rest of the regular season. Orthopedist Dr. James Andrews gave Sale an injection of platelet-rich plasma on Monday and said he will be re-evaluated in six weeks...
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Oakland Raiders wide receiver Antonio Brown (84) puts on his helmet prior to an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)
August 19, 2019 - 11:38 am
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Star receiver Antonio Brown returned to training camp with the Oakland Raiders on Monday, a day after being given an ultimatum by general manager Mike Mayock to be "all in or all out." Brown took part in meetings in Napa before the team broke camp, a person familiar with the...
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Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson throws a pass during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Minnesota Vikings, Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
August 18, 2019 - 8:27 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Rookie tight end Irv Smith Jr. and backup wide receiver Brandon Zylstra each had touchdown receptions for Minnesota and the Vikings displayed depth and versatility in their passing game in a 25-19 exhibition victory over the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday night. Kirk Cousins led the...
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Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jose Quintana delivers during the first inning of the Little League Classic baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Bowman Stadium in Williamsport, Pa., Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
August 18, 2019 - 8:03 pm
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — José Quintana pitched seven crisp innings, Anthony Rizzo hit a two-run homer and the Chicago Cubs beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-1 on Sunday night in the MLB Little League Classic. Nicholas Castellanos and Jason Heyward also connected as Chicago earned its second straight...
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Milwaukee Brewers' Lorenzo Cain, right, is grimaces as he is checked by a team trainer after fouling a ball off his leg while batting during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Pittsburgh, Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019. Cain finished the at-bat and left the game. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
August 18, 2019 - 5:30 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors Monday: CHECK HIM The Indians will see how ace Corey Kluber is feeling, a day after he was pulled from a Triple-A rehab start because of abdominal tightness. The two-time AL Cy Young Award winner pitched one scoreless inning for Columbus before exiting...
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Houston Astros pitcher Zack Greinke works against the Oakland Athletics in the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
August 18, 2019 - 4:19 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Zack Greinke threw seven smooth innings for his 200th win, pitching the first-place Houston Astros past the Oakland Athletics 4-1 on Sunday to avoid a four-game sweep. Alex Bregman had a go-ahead, three-run homer among his four hits to back Greinke, who won his third straight...
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Washington Nationals' Juan Soto celebrates his home run during the third inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers, Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
August 18, 2019 - 2:21 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Nationals matched a team record with eight home runs — including two by Juan Soto — in a 16-8 rout of the Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday as Washington took two of three from a fellow contender in the NL playoff race. Matt Adams and Victor Robles hit back-to-back homers in the...
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Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Yusei Kikuchi throws against the Toronto Blue Jays during the seventh inning a baseball game in Toronto, Sunday Aug. 18, 2019. (Fred Thornhill/The Canadian Press via AP)
August 18, 2019 - 2:04 pm
TORONTO (AP) — After watching his team use seven pitchers Saturday, Seattle's Yusei Kikuchi wanted to give the bullpen a break. His first big league shutout fit the bill perfectly. Kikuchi needed just 96 pitches to complete a two-hitter Sunday that led the Mariners over the Toronto Blue Jays 7-0,...
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Atlanta Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. tosses his glove after losing a three-run home run by Los Angeles Dodgers' Cody Bellinger during the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019, in Atlanta. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
August 18, 2019 - 1:44 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — With All-Star outfielder Ronald Acuña Jr. banished for his lack of hustle, Rafael Ortega stepped up with a sixth-inning grand slam to lift the Atlanta Braves to a 5-3 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday. Acuña was pulled before the fifth inning after failing to run out a drive...
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