Athlete health

FILE - In this May 20, 2019, file photo, New York Yankees' Didi Gregorius throws the ball to first base in time to get a runner during a Gulf Coast League baseball game, in Tampa, Fla. Gregorius is back at shortstop for the New York Yankees, who are winning despite a slew of major injuries. Gregorius had Tommy John surgery in October, shortly after he injured his right elbow in the playoffs against Boston. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)
June 07, 2019 - 11:48 am
CLEVELAND (AP) — Didi Gregorius is back, giving the New York Yankees one of their major missing pieces. Eight months after undergoing Tommy John surgery on his right elbow, Gregorius was activated from the injured list and is expected to start at shortstop Friday night as the AL East-leading...
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FILE - In this Sept. 3, 2018, file photo, Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Craig Kimbrel works against the Atlanta Braves in the ninth inning of baseball game, in Atlanta. Free-agent closer Craig Kimbrel has agreed to a contract with the Chicago Cubs. The team said Friday, June 7, 2019, he has passed his physical. Contract terms were not disclosed. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
June 07, 2019 - 8:56 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Free-agent closer Craig Kimbrel has agreed to a contract with the Cubs in a big move to strengthen Chicago's bullpen. The team said Friday he passed his physical. Contract terms were not disclosed. The addition plugs a major hole for Chicago, which has been beset by blown saves but...
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Boston Bruins players and head coach Bruce Cassidy, right rear, watch the final minutes in Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final against the St. Louis Blues, Thursday, June 6, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
June 06, 2019 - 10:04 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Down and nearly out, the Boston Bruins are angry, too. An emotional return by their injured captain and a frenzied start weren't enough for the Bruins, who must win to avoid elimination in the Stanley Cup Final. Boston coach Bruce Cassidy was livid following the 2-1 loss in Game 5 on...
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FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2018, file photo, Houston Astros starting pitcher Dallas Keuchel throws against the Boston Red Sox during the first inning in Game 3 of a baseball American League Championship Series in Houston. Pitchers Dallas Keuchel and Craig Kimbrel, the last two top free agents on the market, can sign starting Monday, June 3, 2019, with their new teams having to forfeit amateur draft picks as compensation. Both turned down $17.9 million qualifying offers in November, Keuchel from Houston and Kimbrel from the World Series champion Boston Red Sox. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
June 06, 2019 - 9:45 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors Friday: BRAVE NEW WORLD It appears free agent pitcher Dallas Keuchel has finally found a home. Keuchel and the Atlanta Braves were near agreement on a one-year contract that would pay the 2015 AL Cy Young Award winner about $13 million, a person familiar...
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Boston Bruins' Zdeno Chara, of Slovakia, warms up before Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final against the St. Louis Blues, Thursday, June 6, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
June 06, 2019 - 5:12 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final (all times local): 8:05 p.m. Captain Zdeno Chara is in the Boston Bruins' starting lineup for Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final against St. Louis 48 hours after taking a puck to the jaw that inflicted a serious facial injury. The big...
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Golden State Warriors' Klay Thompson walks off the court after practice for the NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors Thursday, June 6, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. Game 4 of the NBA Finals is Friday, June 7, 2019 in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
June 06, 2019 - 3:59 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Everyone knows about Klay Thompson's ability to get dangerously hot in a hurry on offense. His stingy defense might just be the thing that matters most when he returns for the Golden State Warriors in Game 4 of the NBA Finals on Friday night with his team trailing Toronto 2-1...
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In this undated photo provided by Joanne Atkins-Ingram, is of her and her son Braeden Bradforth. Newly released emails show the chaotic details surrounding the heatstroke death of Braeden Bradforth, a New Jersey football player after the first day of practice last year at Garden City Community College in Kansas. The emails obtained by The Associated Press through an open records request show the assistant coach who arrived at the scene determined Bradforth was in visible distress, but instead called the head coach and athletic trainer rather than 911. (Courtesy Joanne Atkins-Ingram via AP)
June 06, 2019 - 10:59 am
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Newly released emails show the chaos surrounding the heatstroke death of a 300-pound football player after practice at a Kansas community college. The emails obtained by The Associated Press through an open records request show the assistant coach who arrived at the scene...
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U.S. forward Josh Sargent (19) battles for the ball against Jamaica midfielder Peter Vassell (16) during the second half of an international friendly soccer match Wednesday, June 5, 2019, in Washington. Jamaica won 1-0. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
June 06, 2019 - 8:15 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Turns out Josh Sargent won't play in the CONCACAF Gold Cup or the Under-20 World Cup. The 19-year-old forward was among seven cuts from the national team roster Thursday, another setback that follows limited playing time during the second half of his Bundesliga season with Werder...
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Brazil's Neymar lies on the pitch after being fouled during a friendly soccer match against Qatar at the Estadio Nacional in Brasilia, Brazil, Wednesday, June 5, 2019. Brazil and Qatar are preparing for the Copa America which runs from June 14 until July 7 in Brazil. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
June 05, 2019 - 10:41 pm
BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Neymar is out of Copa America after suffering a right ankle injury in a win over Qatar on Wednesday night. Brazil's soccer confederation said in a statement early Thursday that Neymar had a ligament rupture in his ankle and will not recover in time to play the South American...
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Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry (7) defends against Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry during the first half of Game 3 of basketball’s NBA Finals, Wednesday, June 5, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
June 05, 2019 - 7:22 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Latest from Wednesday's Game 3 of the NBA Finals (all times local): 7:20 p.m. Kyle Lowry has 15 points, Pascal Siakam has 14 and the Toronto Raptors lead the Golden State Warriors 60-52 at halftime of Game 3 of the NBA Finals. All five Raptors starters have at least eight...
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