Athlete health

Fans hoist the flag to signify a victory for the Chicago Cubs, after the team's baseball game against the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday, June 12, 2019, in Denver. The Cubs won 10-1. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
June 12, 2019 - 9:20 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors Thursday: ACES UP Lefty aces Jon Lester and Clayton Kershaw face off when the Chicago Cubs visit the Los Angeles Dodgers for the opener of a four-game series. Lester is looking for his third straight victory for Chicago. He allowed four runs in the first...
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St. Louis Blues' Joel Edmundson (6) sends Boston Bruins' Karson Kuhlman (83) airborne during the second period in Game 7 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final, Wednesday, June 12, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
June 12, 2019 - 9:02 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Latest from Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final between Boston and St. Louis (all times local): 9:55 p.m. The St. Louis Blues are 20 minutes away from their first Stanley Cup championship. The Blues lead the Boston Bruins 2-0 after two periods. No goals were scored in the second...
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Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) walks off the court after sustaining an injury as Toronto Raptors center Serge Ibaka (9) gestures to the crowd during first half basketball action in Game 5 of the NBA Finals in Toronto on Monday, June 10, 2019. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press via AP)
June 12, 2019 - 6:21 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Kevin Durant confirmed what everyone most feared: He underwent surgery for a ruptured right Achilles tendon. Durant posted on social media Wednesday the severity of his injury two days after getting hurt during Game 5 of the NBA Finals in Toronto in his return from a strained...
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Eddy Vladimir Féliz Garcia, in custody in connection with the shooting of former Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz, is transferred by police to court in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Tuesday, June 11, 2019. His lawyer, Deivi Solano, said Féliz Garcia had no idea who he’d picked up and what was about to happen, and that he expected Féliz Garcia would be charged as an accomplice to an attempted murder. (AP Photo/Roberto Guzman)
June 12, 2019 - 1:23 am
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Beloved in his hometown, David Ortíz traveled the dangerous streets of Santo Domingo with little or no security, trusting in his fans to protect him. Big Papi's guard was down even at hotspots like the Dial Bar and Lounge, where the Dominican business and...
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New York Mets' Pete Alonso, rear, runs the bases after hitting a three-run home run off New York Yankees starting pitcher James Paxton, foreground, during the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, June 11, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
June 11, 2019 - 10:34 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — When it comes to All-Star first basemen, Pete Alonso and Luke Voit are on track to become New York's power couple. Alonso hit a three-run homer in the first inning off an ineffective James Paxton, J.D. Davis and Carlos Gómez also went deep, and the Mets beat the Yankees 10-4 Tuesday...
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Oakland Athletics' Mike Fiers pitches to the Tampa Bay Rays during the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, June 11, 2019, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
June 11, 2019 - 10:31 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Mike Fiers has found his groove and it's been important for the inconsistent Oakland Athletics. Fiers pitched six effective innings, Matt Olson and Khris Davis hit consecutive homers, and the Athletics beat the Tampa Bay Rays 4-3 on Tuesday night. Oakland, at 34-34, is...
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Jordan Spieth hits out of the bunker on the fourth hole during a practice round for the U.S. Open Championship golf tournament Tuesday, June 11, 2019, in Pebble Beach, Calif. (AP Photo/Matt York)
June 11, 2019 - 5:45 pm
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local): 3:45 p.m. Jordan Spieth has a magic number: 3-under par. "I'd sign up for 3 under for the next 25 U.S. Opens and just sit and watch," he said. "I mean, it's likely anything under par for the next 20 years is probably going...
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FILE - In this Aug. 30, 2018, file photo, Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck attends practice before an NFL preseason football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, in Cincinnati. The Colts will continue to hold Andrew Luck out of offseason workouts this week because of a strained calf. Luck says he hurt the calf during training and was surprised the injury kept him out of action for the Colts’ entire offseason program. Coach Frank Reich continues to insist the move is precautionary. Indy opened its final scheduled offseason workout Tuesday, June 11, 2019, with a three-day minicamp.(AP Photo/Gary Landers, File)
June 11, 2019 - 2:56 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis Colts will gladly play it safe with Andrew Luck. They'd rather he be healthy for training camp anyway. Just minutes after coach Frank Reich announced Tuesday that his starting quarterback would sit out this week's three-day minicamp — the final portion of Indy's...
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In this Monday, June 10, 2019 photo, a State Trooper vehicle leads the ambulance carrying David Ortiz from Logan to Massachusetts General Hospital, in Boston. Ortiz was back in Boston on Monday night for medical care, a day after authorities said the former Red Sox slugger affectionately known as Big Papi was ambushed by a gunman at a bar in his native Dominican Republic. (Jim Michaud/The Boston Herald via AP)
June 11, 2019 - 7:41 am
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — David Ortiz was back in Boston for medical care after authorities said the former Red Sox slugger affectionately known as Big Papi was ambushed by a gunman at a bar in his native Dominican Republic. A plane carrying the 43-year-old retired athlete landed...
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Minnesota Twins' Nelson Cruz celebrates his two-run home run against the Detroit Tigers in the first inning of a baseball game in Detroit, Sunday, June 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
June 11, 2019 - 1:30 am
A look at what's happening around the majors Tuesday: CRUZ CONTROL Twins slugger Nelson Cruz has homered in four straight games, his streak coming soon after his return from a strained wrist that put him on the injured list for more than three weeks. The 38-year-old Cruz is batting .279 with 11...
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