Athlete health

San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Chris Stratton (34) throws against the Colorado Rockies during the first inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Friday, Sept. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
September 14, 2018 - 9:50 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Chris Stratton pitched a two-hitter for his first career shutout, Austin Slater backed him with a two-run single, and the San Francisco Giants snapped an 11-game losing streak by beating the Colorado Rockies 2-0 on Friday night. The NL West-leading Rockies had their division...
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In this Jan. 20, 2018 photo, Detroit Red Wings' Henrik Zetterberg plays against the Carolina Hurricanes in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Detroit. A degenerative back issue is causing the 37-year-old Zetterberg to stop playing it after it was announced Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, at training camp. Zetterberg is not going to officially retire, of course; that would mean forfeiting the remaining $5.35M owed to him through the 2020-21 season. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
September 14, 2018 - 3:07 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Henrik Zetterberg knew something wasn't right with his back last January when he stopped practicing. Despite the aches and pains, he did not miss a game all season for the Detroit Red Wings. When Zetterberg laced up his skates for the final game of the regular season, he thought that...
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September 14, 2018 - 1:31 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Yankees are activating Aaron Judge from the disabled list but for now only intend to use him in the outfield and as a baserunner. Judge has not played since July 26 because of a broken right wrist sustained when hit by a pitch from Kansas City's Jakob Junis. The Yankees...
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Cleveland Indians' Jose Ramirez reacts as he runs around the bases after his home run off Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Blake Snell during the seventh inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
September 13, 2018 - 11:42 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors Friday: ON THE CUSP Jose Ramirez and the Cleveland Indians can clinch their third consecutive AL Central crown with a victory at home over Detroit and a Minnesota loss at last-place Kansas City. Josh Tomlin (1-5) pitches for the Indians against Matthew...
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Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green (18) celebrates his touchdown in the first half of an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens, Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston)
September 13, 2018 - 10:08 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — Andy Dalton kept the Ravens out of the playoffs last year by throwing a long touchdown pass. He sent them to another loss on Thursday night by throwing four more, getting the best of a defense that has bedeviled him for much of his career. Dalton threw four touchdown passes in the...
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New York Mets third baseman David Wright speak during a news conference before a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
September 13, 2018 - 4:16 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — New York Mets captain David Wright will return for the team's final homestand, making what will probably be his last appearance as a big leaguer. The Mets said that they plan to activate Wright when they return to Citi Field on Sept. 25 against Atlanta. The 35-year-old is scheduled...
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Milwaukee Brewers' Curtis Granderson (28) celebrates after he hit a home run during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)
September 12, 2018 - 10:10 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Although the Milwaukee Brewers still trail in the NL Central, they believe the pressure has shifted to the first-place Cubs. Curtis Granderson homered, tripled and scored three runs, Lorenzo Cain added three hits and the Brewers beat Chicago 5-1 on Wednesday night to move within a...
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Atlanta Braves' Tyler Flowers makes it safely to first base as San Francisco Giants first baseman Brandon Belt (9) looks for the ruling from umpire Jeremie Rehak during the ninth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, in San Francisco. The Braves' Charlie Culberson scored a run on the play. Atlanta won the game 2-1. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
September 12, 2018 - 4:29 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pinch-hitter Tyler Flowers drove in the go-ahead run in the ninth inning, and the Atlanta Braves moved closer to clinching the NL East with a 2-1 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday. The Giants lost their 11th straight, the worst skid since the team moved to San...
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Los Angeles Angels relief pitcher Blake Parker reacts after giving up the first hit of the game to the Texas Rangers during the eighth inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
September 11, 2018 - 11:27 pm
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels nearly came through with a no-hitter in a bullpen game. However, Blake Parker gave up Isiah Kiner-Falefa's single to right with one out in the eighth inning for Texas' first hit and the Angels held on for a 1-0 victory over the Rangers on Tuesday night...
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Los Angeles Angels relief pitcher Jim Johnson throws against the Texas Rangers during the first inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
September 11, 2018 - 9:21 pm
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Six pitchers have combined to throw seven hitless innings for the Los Angeles Angels against the Texas Rangers. Jim Johnson opened Tuesday night's game with 1 1/3 innings, and Noe Ramirez, Hansel Robles, Cam Bedrosian, Justin Anderson and Jose Alvarez have followed with no-...
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