Athlete health

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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Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara (33), of Slovakia, is helped off the ice after getting hit in the face with the puck during the second period of Game 4 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final against the St. Louis Blues Monday, June 3, 2019, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
June 05, 2019 - 3:37 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Twice the Boston Bruins have been forced to finish a Stanley Cup Final game down a defenseman. The St. Louis Blues won each time. That's not a coincidence. Wearing out opponents and winning the war of attrition has been an ingredient of the Blues' playoff success. They took advantage...
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Detroit Tigers designated hitter Miguel Cabrera connects for a single during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Tuesday, June 4, 2019, in Detroit. The single tied him at 59th with Tony Perez with 2,732 career hits. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
June 04, 2019 - 7:29 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Miguel Cabrera had a grand slam among his three hits as the Detroit Tigers snapped a 10-game home losing streak with a 9-6 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday. Cabrera, who had five RBIs, was back in the lineup after missing two games with chronic knee pain. He said before the...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017 file photo, Milwaukee Brewers' Jimmy Nelson pitches to the Tampa Bay Rays during the first inning of an interleague baseball game in St. Petersburg, Fla. Milwaukee Brewers right-hander Jimmy Nelson is bracing himself for an emotional return Wednesday, June 5, 2019 against the Miami Marlins. Nelson hasn’t pitched in a major league game since he injured his pitching shoulder diving back to first after rounding the base on a single in September 2017. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)
June 04, 2019 - 7:14 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors Wednesday: WELCOME BACK Jimmy Nelson makes his long-awaited return to a big league mound when he starts for Milwaukee against Miami at Miller Park. The right-hander hasn't pitched in the majors since Sept. 8, 2017, when he injured his pitching shoulder...
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Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred addresses reporters before a baseball game between the Seattle Mariners and the Houston Astros on Tuesday, June 4, 2019, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
June 04, 2019 - 6:03 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said he does not expect teams to make changes to the protective netting around ballparks during the season, although he expects conversations to continue about whether netting should be extended. Manfred's comments on Tuesday came less...
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Philadelphia Phillies' Andrew McCutchen, center, is helped by a trainer after being injured while trying to get back to first base during the first inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres Monday, June 3, 2019, in San Diego. Phillies manager Gabe Kapler, right, looks on. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
June 04, 2019 - 4:54 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Andrew McCutchen tore his ACL in a rundown and will miss the rest of the season, causing the NL East-leading Philadelphia Phillies to again reshuffle their outfield. McCutchen hurt his left knee during Monday night's game against San Diego and an MRI revealed the injury. "It's not...
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Klay Thompson, de los Warriors de Golden State, conduce el balón frente a Danny Green, de los Raptors de Toronto, en el segundo partido de la Final de la NBA, el domingo 2 de junio de 2019 (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
June 03, 2019 - 8:36 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Golden State guard Klay Thompson has a mild strain in his left hamstring that forced him out of Game 2 in the NBA Finals and he is listed as questionable for Game 3 against the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday night. In addition, backup big man Kevon Looney suffered a non-...
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FILE - In this May 19, 2019, file photo, United States' Jack Hughes controls the puck during the Ice Hockey World Championships group A match against Denmark in Kosice, Slovakia. Top-rated NHL draft prospect Hughes is scheduled to meet with the media on Friday, May 31, 2019, while attending the league's pre-draft scouting combine in Buffalo. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek, File)
June 03, 2019 - 3:09 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Latest on Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final (all times local): 5:05 p.m. Projected first overall pick Jack Hughes and a handful of other top NHL prospects visited the St. Louis Blues and Boston Bruins at their morning skates before Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final. Hughes,...
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