Athlete injuries

Boston Red Sox's Eduardo Rodriguez reacts after he struck out Baltimore Orioles' Richie Martin swinging during the seventh inning of a baseball game in Boston, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
September 29, 2019 - 4:11 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Eduardo Rodriguez missed out on a 20-win season when Boston's bullpen blew a late lead, but the Red Sox overcame a soaring home run robbery by Stevie Wilkerson to beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-4 in the regular season finale Sunday on Mookie Betts' ninth-inning dash home. Betts scored...
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Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) reacts after a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
September 29, 2019 - 3:34 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Patrick Mahomes made more plays than usual with his legs because the Detroit Lions set up their defense to limit what the superstar quarterback could do with his arm. Mahomes converted a fourth down with a run to extend a game-winning drive that ended with Darrel Williams' 1-yard...
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Washington Mystics forward Elena Delle Donne reacts after getting fouled while scoring in the second half of Game 1 of basketball's WNBA Finals against the Connecticut Sun, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, in Washington. Delle Donne contributed a team-high 22 points to Washington's 95-86 win. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
September 29, 2019 - 3:25 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — With the Connecticut Sun rallying, Elena Delle Donne wouldn't be denied down the stretch for the Washington Mystics in Game 1 of the WNBA Finals. The league's MVP scored two big baskets for Washington after Connecticut had cut its deficit to four in the fourth quarter and the...
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Oakland Raiders wide receiver Trevor Davis (11) runs in fro a touchdown in from of Indianapolis Colts safety Khari Willis (37) during the first half of an NFL football game in Indianapolis, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Doug McSchooler)
September 29, 2019 - 3:00 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr turned things around in a hurry Sunday. He hooked up with open receivers, watched the running game establish itself and enjoyed seeing Oakland transform itself from a struggling offense to the kind coach Jon Gruden envisioned. Carr led the...
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New York Mets' Pete Alonso reacts after hitting his 53rd home run of the season during the third inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
September 28, 2019 - 7:16 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Pete Alonso hit his 53rd home run to break the rookie record Yankees star Aaron Judge set in 2017, and the New York Mets beat the playoff-bound Atlanta Braves 3-0 on Saturday night. A 24-year-old who debuted on opening day, Alonso launched a 93 mph fastball on a 1-2 count from...
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Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu works against the San Francisco Giants in the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, Sept 28, 2019, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
September 28, 2019 - 4:08 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Hyun-Jin Ryu pitched seven sharp innings and the Los Angeles Dodgers posted their 105th win to match the highest total in franchise history, beating the San Francisco Giants 2-0 Saturday for their sixth straight victory. The NL West champions tied the win mark of the 1953 "Boys...
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Tampa Bay Rays players celebrate on the field after they defeated the Toronto Blue Jays and clinched an MLB American League wild-card berth in Toronto, Friday, Sept. 27, 2019. (Fred Thornhill/The Canadian Press via AP)
September 28, 2019 - 12:13 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: PLAYOFF POSITION The 10-team field for the postseason is set — Oakland and Tampa Bay clinched the last two spots and will meet in the AL wild-card game Wednesday night. The clubs are now tied and the A's will host the matchup if they wind up even...
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Houston Astros' Alex Bregman, right, is congratulated by Yordan Alvarez after hitting a solo home run during the second inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels, Friday, Sept. 27, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
September 27, 2019 - 11:05 pm
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Will Harris struck out the side with just nine pitches, and then the glowering Houston reliever did something even rarer than an immaculate inning. "Will never smiles — ever — on the field," Alex Bregman said. "He's always in a bad mood. That was the first time I've ever seen...
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Arizona State's Aashari Crosswell, left, celebrates with Chase Lucas (24) after intercepting a pass intended for California's Jordan Duncan in the first half of an NCAA college football game, Friday, Sept. 27, 2019, in Berkeley, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
September 27, 2019 - 10:46 pm
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Eno Benjamin scored his third touchdown of the game on a 3-yard run with 4:41 remaining to lead Arizona State to a 24-17 victory over No. 15 California on Friday night. The Golden Bears (4-1, 1-1 Pac-12) lost their perfect record and quarterback Chase Garbers to a right...
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Tampa Bay Rays' Tommy Pham, right, is greeted by Willy Adames (1) after he hit a two-run home run against the Toronto Blue Jays in the third inning of a baseball game in Toronto on Friday, Sept. 27, 2019. (Fred Thornhill/The Canadian Press via AP)
September 27, 2019 - 7:30 pm
The creative Tampa Bay Rays and the tenacious Oakland Athletics earned playoff spots Friday night, filling out the 10-team field for the Major League Baseball postseason. Most of the pairings and sites are still to be determined before the playoffs begin Tuesday night with the NL wild-card game...
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