Athlete health

New York Mets starting pitcher Zack Wheeler, left, reacts as New York Yankees' Gio Urshela runs the bases after hitting a two-run home run during the fourth inning in the first baseball game of a doubleheader, Tuesday, June 11, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
June 11, 2019 - 3:51 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A year ago this week, Luke Voit was demoted to Double-A by the St. Louis Cardinals. Now he's vying for an All-Star selection and a spot in the Home Run Derby. "It's crazy, man," he said after his tiebreaking three-run homer off Zack Wheeler in a five-run fourth inning led the New...
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FILE - In this Aug. 30, 2018, file photo, Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck attends practice before an NFL preseason football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, in Cincinnati. The Colts will continue to hold Andrew Luck out of offseason workouts this week because of a strained calf. Luck says he hurt the calf during training and was surprised the injury kept him out of action for the Colts’ entire offseason program. Coach Frank Reich continues to insist the move is precautionary. Indy opened its final scheduled offseason workout Tuesday, June 11, 2019, with a three-day minicamp.(AP Photo/Gary Landers, File)
June 11, 2019 - 12:56 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis Colts will gladly play it safe with Andrew Luck. They'd rather he be healthy for training camp anyway. Just minutes after coach Frank Reich announced Tuesday that his starting quarterback would sit out this week's three-day minicamp — the final portion of Indy's...
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June 10, 2019 - 1:47 am
DELAND, Fla. (AP) — Authorities in Florida say lightning struck a motorcyclist on a Florida interstate, causing a crash and his death. The Florida Highway Patrol tells news outlets the lightning strike hit the driver Sunday afternoon as rode southbound on Interstate 95, cracking the 45-year-old's...
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FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2016, file photo, Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz encourages the crowd from the dugout during the eighth inning in Game 3 of baseball's American League Division Series against the Cleveland Indians in Boston. Former Boston Red Sox slugger Ortiz was shot and wounded in his native Dominican Republic, his father told ESPN on Sunday, June 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
June 10, 2019 - 12:28 am
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Authorities say former Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz is hospitalized following surgery for a gunshot wound after being ambushed by a man in a bar in his native Dominican Republic, authorities said. Dominican police officials said Ortiz was at the Dial...
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Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Kyle Hendricks delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals, Sunday, June 9, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)
June 09, 2019 - 7:10 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Kyle Hendricks tossed one-run ball over seven innings to continue his dominance over St. Louis, lifting the Chicago Cubs to a 5-1 win over the Cardinals on Sunday night. Carlos González hit his first homer with the Cubs and Kyle Schwarber went 2 for 3 with two RBIs as Chicago...
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Golden State Warriors Kevin Durant watches during basketball practice at the NBA Finals in Toronto, Saturday, June 1, 2019. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
June 09, 2019 - 10:27 am
TORONTO (AP) — The Golden State Warriors say Kevin Durant will practice Sunday with hopes of playing in Game 5 of the NBA Finals on Monday night. Durant has not played since straining a calf muscle on May 8. The Warriors trail the Toronto Raptors 3-1 in the title series, and are 6-3 since he got...
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Los Angeles Angels' Shohei Ohtani, right, runs to first for a single as Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Yusei Kikuchi runs to back up the first baseman during the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, June 8, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
June 08, 2019 - 11:58 pm
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Shohei Ohtani and Yusei Kikuchi sensed the excitement around Angel Stadium each time they dug in against each other. The Japanese stars also realized millions of eyes were on them from across the Pacific as they faced each other in the major leagues for the first time. When...
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Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry reacts during the second half of Game 4 of basketball's NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors in Oakland, Calif., Friday, June 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
June 07, 2019 - 9:51 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The biggest challenge of this five-year run for the Golden State Warriors has arrived. Win three in a row, two of them on the road — or else. It is quite the predicament, and one that they've never faced in the NBA Finals. Golden State is on the brink of being dethroned as...
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Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry, bottom, dribbles against Toronto Raptors center Marc Gasol during the second half of Game 4 of basketball's NBA Finals in Oakland, Calif., Friday, June 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
June 07, 2019 - 9:00 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Kawhi Leonard's hot hand is sending the Raptors home to Toronto on the cusp of a startling upset for Canada. Leonard outdueled the Splash Brothers for 36 points and 12 rebounds, and the Raptors moved within one victory of the franchise's first championship by winning a second...
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Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson, second from left, sits on the bench with teammates during the first half of Game 3 of basketball's NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors in Oakland, Calif., Wednesday, June 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
June 07, 2019 - 5:18 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Latest from Friday night's Game 4 of the NBA Finals (all times local): 5:15 p.m. Mychal Thompson agreed with the Warriors' decision not to play his son in Game 3 of the NBA Finals because of Klay's strained left hamstring. Klay Thompson missed the first postseason game of...
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