Athlete health

New York Yankees' Gio Urshela gestures after hitting a two-run home run off Baltimore Orioles relief pitcher Tayler Scott during the sixth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
August 07, 2019 - 8:33 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — Having deflated the Baltimore Orioles' spirit with an unprecedented show of power, the New York Yankees bid farewell to Camden Yards for 2019 after going 10-0 in a ballpark that simply could not contain their fence-busting lineup. Gio Urshela and Kyle Higashioka each hit two home...
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Simona Halep is a Romania returns a shot to Jennifer Brady of the US during round 2 of the Rogers Cup Women's tennis tournament in Toronto, Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019. (Mark Blinch/The Canadian Press via AP)
August 07, 2019 - 6:02 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Serena Williams won her first match since losing the Wimbledon final, beating Elise Mertens of Belgium 6-3, 6-3 on Wednesday night in the second round of the Rogers Cup. The 37-year-old Williams has won the event three times, all in Toronto. She will face Russia's Ekaterina...
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August 07, 2019 - 2:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Illinois' two senators have urged Major League Baseball to be more transparent about fans who are injured by foul balls, saying the lack of data is creating confusion about the extent of the problem. Democratic Sens. Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth said in a letter to baseball...
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Simone Biles stretches during practice for the U.S. Gymnastics Championships Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
August 07, 2019 - 2:43 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The mix of rage, disappointment and grief are still there. Just under the surface. And while Simone Biles tries to stay focused on the healing process more than 18 months after the Olympic gymnastics champion revealed she was among the hundreds of athletes abused by...
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Cleveland Indians' Jose Ramirez watches his two-run home run off Texas Rangers starting pitcher Ariel Jurado with Rangers catcher Jose Trevino during the seventh inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader in Cleveland, Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Phil Long)
August 07, 2019 - 12:54 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — José Ramírez's two-run homer in the seventh inning — just Cleveland's third hit — sent the Indians to a 2-0 win over the Texas Rangers on Wednesday in the first game of a doubleheader. Ramírez connected on a 2-0 pitch from Ariel Jurado (6-7), who had blanked the Indians on two...
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San Diego Padres starting pitcher Dinelson Lamet throws to a Seattle Mariners batter during the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
August 06, 2019 - 10:26 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Dinelson Lamet took a no-hit bid into the seventh inning for the only major league team that's never pitched one, leading the San Diego Padres over the Seattle Mariners 9-4 Tuesday night. Omar Narvaez lined a single with one out in the seventh to break up Lamet's try. The Padres, who...
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Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jon Lester wipes his face after a mound visit by pitching coach Tommy Hottovy during the second inning of a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
August 06, 2019 - 9:23 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A night after their late rally fell just short, the Oakland Athletics started quickly and took their frustration out on Jon Lester. Lester was tagged for a career high-tying 11 runs in only four innings, with Dustin Garneau and Stephen Piscotty hitting three-run homers that led the A...
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New York Yankees' Didi Gregorius flies out against Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher Asher Wojciechowski during the first inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
August 06, 2019 - 8:48 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — The New York Yankees continued their home run binge against the Baltimore Orioles, hitting six more and getting three RBIs from Austin Romine in a 9-4 victory Tuesday night, their 14th consecutive win at Camden Yards. One night after going deep six times, the Yankees went one...
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Houston Astros starting pitcher Zack Greinke delivers during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Colorado Rockies, Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)
August 06, 2019 - 8:37 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Zack Greinke labored through six innings but wound up with a win in his Astros debut as Houston hit four home runs Tuesday night to beat the Colorado Rockies 11-6. Playing in front of a season-high crowd of 43,243, the AL West leaders won their fifth straight. Yuli Gurriel hit two...
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New York Mets' Pete Alonso (20) and Mickey Callaway (36) celebrate the team's 5-0 win over the Miami Marlins in a baseball game Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
August 06, 2019 - 8:22 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors Wednesday: METS ON THE MOVE The Mets go for their 13th win in 14 tries and a four-game sweep when lefty Steven Matz (6-7, 4.60) faces Miami's Jordan Yamamoto (4-2, 3.94) at Citi Field. The hard-charging Mets are 58-56, a sharp turnaround since losing...
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