Athlete health

Oakland Athletics' Stephen Piscotty breaks his bat on a two-run single against the New York Yankees during the third inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
September 05, 2018 - 10:48 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Whether playing 20 straight games without a break, bouncing back from a tough loss or pulling off a late-game rally, manager Bob Melvin sure appreciates his resilient Oakland Athletics. Stephen Piscotty hit a two-run single, Matt Chapman and Matt Olson each doubled in a run,...
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Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Shohei Ohtani (17) throws against the Houston Astros during the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, Sep. 2, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)
September 05, 2018 - 4:25 pm
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Los Angeles Angels two-way star Shohei Ohtani has new damage in his right elbow and the team says Tommy John surgery has been recommended. The Angels said Ohtani had an MRI on Wednesday in Texas that revealed the problem in his ulnar collateral ligament. "There's more...
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September 05, 2018 - 3:27 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A 32-year-old Chicago man whose nose was broken by a foul ball during a White Sox game was back home Wednesday, the team said a day after he was struck at Guaranteed Rate Field. The White Sox said the fan was released from the hospital and recovering. The man was injured in the ninth...
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FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2017, file photo, Seattle Seahawks' Earl Thomas warms up before an NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons, in Seattle. Seahawks safety Earl Thomas appears set to end his lengthy holdout in time for the start of the regular season, even without a new contract. Thomas posted to Instagram on Wednesday morning, Sept. 5, 2018. saying he's never let his "teammates, city or fans down as long as I have lived and don't plan to start this weekend."(AP Photo/Stephen Brashear, File)
September 05, 2018 - 2:34 pm
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Seahawks safety Earl Thomas ended his lengthy holdout in time for the start of the regular season, even without the long-term contract he was seeking. Thomas showed up at the Seahawks facility Wednesday morning and was welcomed back by his teammates. Coach Pete Carroll said he...
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Boston Red Sox Brandon Phillips follows through on a game-winning two-run home run in the ninth inning of baseball game against the Atlanta Braves Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, in Atlanta. Boston won 9-8. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
September 05, 2018 - 2:33 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Already a three-time All-Star and four-time Gold Glove Award winner, Brandon Phillips learned this summer as a 37-year-old minor leaguer to relish playing baseball "until I wake up." Added Phillips: "I'm still dreaming." Phillips' two-out, two-run homer in the ninth inning off A.J...
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Seattle Storm's Breanna Stewart, right, is embraced by Sue Bird after the Storm defeated the Phoenix Mercury 94-84 during Game 5 of a WNBA basketball playoff semifinal, Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, in Seattle. The Storm advanced to the WNBA finals. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
September 05, 2018 - 7:17 am
SEATTLE (AP) — Sue Bird was on the brink of seeing maybe her last good chance at getting to the WNBA Finals evaporate. She was playing with a broken nose, her team was playing from behind for almost all of Game 5, and against her rival and friend that never loses in these situations. And to make...
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New York Yankees' Luke Voit, right, celebrates with Gleyber Torres (25) after hitting a home run off Oakland Athletics' Fernando Rodney during the eighth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
September 04, 2018 - 11:59 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Luke Voit let a changeup go by for a called strike on the first pitch from Fernando Rodney in the eighth inning. When the Athletics reliever tried sneaking another changeup past him, Voit sent it soaring into the left-field stands. The big first baseman hit a tiebreaking home...
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Milwaukee Brewers' Wade Miley pitches during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)
September 04, 2018 - 9:07 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Lorenzo Cain reached base five times, Wade Miley pitched six stingy innings and the Milwaukee Brewers romped past the Chicago Cubs 11-1 on Tuesday night to climb within three games of the NL Central leaders. Miley (3-2) allowed one run and three hits, struck out five and walked...
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Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Erasmo Ramirez, center, smiles while being relieved against the Baltimore Orioles in the sixth inning of a baseball game Monday, Sept. 3, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
September 04, 2018 - 8:11 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors Wednesday: LET'S BE FRIENDS Still in contention for a postseason spot, the Seattle Mariners apparently have some internal issues that need sorting out. A brawl involving several Mariners players broke out in their clubhouse Tuesday several hours before a...
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September 04, 2018 - 6:10 am
Kerry Perry has resigned as president of USA Gymnastics. The announcement Tuesday came days after the United States Olympic Committee questioned the direction of the organization under Perry's leadership. Perry has struggled to outline a clear path forward during her nine months on the job. She...
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