Athlete health

A young child is carried from the stands after being injured by a foul ball off the bat of Chicago Cubs' Albert Almora Jr. during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros Wednesday, May 29, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
May 29, 2019 - 7:38 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — A young fan at Wednesday night's game between the Cubs and Astros was struck by a foul ball hit by Albert Almora Jr., shaking up the Chicago center fielder. Almora hit a fourth-inning line drive into the stands down the third base line, where it hit a young girl. He immediately put...
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St. Louis Blues center Robert Thomas (18) falls as he chases the puck with San Jose Sharks left wing Evander Kane (9) during the first period in Game 6 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Western Conference final series Tuesday, May 21, 2019, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Tom Gannam)
May 29, 2019 - 4:58 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Latest from Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final between the St. Louis Blues and the Boston Bruins (all times Eastern): 7:50 p.m. Robby Fabbri looks to be in the St. Louis Blues' lineup for Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final in Boston. Fabbri took line rushes in warmups with Pat Maroon...
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Houston Astros' Carlos Correa watches his RBI double against the Chicago White Sox during the fourth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, May 22, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
May 29, 2019 - 11:02 am
HOUSTON (AP) — Astros shortstop Carlos Correa has a fractured rib that will keep him out 4-6 weeks. It is unclear when or how Correa was injured. He played on Sunday that was followed by what manager AJ Hinch called a scheduled day. Hinch said Correa reported soreness around his ribs on Tuesday...
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Oakland Athletics' Matt Olson, right, celebrates with Matt Chapman (26) after hitting a two-run home run off Los Angeles Angels' Nick Tropeano in the sixth inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, May 28, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
May 28, 2019 - 11:52 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Joakim Soria took issue with a 1-2 curveball he believed should have been strike three to Shohei Ohtani, who two pitches later lined a go-ahead single and Oakland's best winning streak in 13 years had all but ended. Ohtani hit the tiebreaking two-run single with two outs in...
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Minnesota Twins pitcher Devin Smeltzer, making his Major League debut, throws against the Milwaukee Brewers in the first inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, May 28, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
May 28, 2019 - 8:22 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Devin Smeltzer added another chapter to his inspiring comeback story, pitching six shutout innings in his big league debut and helping the Minnesota Twins beat the Milwaukee Brewers 5-3 Tuesday night. Diagnosed with a grapefruit-sized cancerous tumor against his bladder when he...
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Tampa Bay Rays' Avisail Garcia celebrates after scoring on an inside-the-park home run off Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Clayton Richard during the third inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, May 28, 2019, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
May 28, 2019 - 8:22 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays keep winning — and drawing sparse crowds at home. Austin Meadows homered for the third straight game and five Tampa Bay relievers combined to throw a six-hitter and beat struggling AL East rival Toronto 3-1 on Tuesday night. The second-place Rays have...
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Cincinnati Reds' Derek Dietrich (22) points as he rounds the bases with a two-run home run off Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Jordan Lyles during the fourth inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, May 28, 2019, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Gary Landers)
May 28, 2019 - 6:33 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — Derek Dietrich hit three homers — all two-run shots for Cincinnati— and the Pittsburgh Pirates suffered yet another injury to their rotation Tuesday night as the Reds pulled away to an 11-6 victory. Dietrich grounded out in his first at-bat and connected in the fourth off Jordan...
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Boston Red Sox's Sandy Leon, right, points as he crosses home plate after hitting a three-run home run as Cleveland Indians catcher Roberto Perez (55) looks on during the fifth inning of a baseball game, Monday, May 27, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)
May 27, 2019 - 5:36 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Sandy León hit a three-run homer off Oliver Pérez after the Indians reliever caused an odd stoppage asking for new footwear, J.D. Martinez homered twice and the Boston Red Sox beat Cleveland 12-5 Monday. Jackie Bradley Jr. added two RBI doubles, and Mookie Betts and Xander Bogaerts...
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Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry, left, and guard Quinn Cook react after Curry made a basket against the Portland Trail Blazers during the second half of Game 4 of the NBA basketball playoffs Western Conference finals Monday, May 20, 2019, in Portland, Ore. The Warriors won 119-117 in overtime. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer)
May 27, 2019 - 5:17 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — After four straight years of facing LeBron James and Cleveland in the NBA Finals, this feels refreshing for the two-time defending champion Warriors. "For sure," Shaun Livingston said with a smile of taking on the upstart Raptors, "for sure, we'll leave it right there." Off...
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Houston Astros starting pitcher Gerrit Cole throws against the Chicago Cubs during the first inning of a baseball game Monday, May 27, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
May 27, 2019 - 3:51 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Less than two weeks ago Jack Mayfield flew to Boston because the Houston Astros told him he was going to make his long-awaited major league debut after seven seasons in the minors. When he arrived, they didn't need him after all after an injury to Aledmys Diaz wasn't so bad. So and...
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