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 - 10:39 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors Thursday: INJURED FAN Protective netting at ballparks is again under scrutiny after a young girl was struck in Houston by a foul ball. Albert Almora Jr. of the Chicago Cubs hit a line drive into the stands down the third base line and almost immediately...
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Boston Bruins' Charlie Coyle, center, celebrates his power play goal with David Pastrnak, left, of the Czech Republic, and Charlie McAvoy, right, during the first period in Game 2 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final against the St. Louis Blues, Wednesday, May 29, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
May 29, 2019 - 7:47 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): 8:40 p.m. A flurry of early goals in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final. Robert Bortuzzo scored for St. Louis to knot the game at 1-1 but Joakim Nordstrom answered just...
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Switzerland's Roger Federer plays a shot against Germany's Oscar Otte during their second round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Wednesday, May 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena )
May 29, 2019 - 2:25 pm
PARIS (AP) — Roger Federer, 37, joked to a stadium filled with screaming kids that he's "so super old." Stan Wawrinka, 34, pulled a crying boy out of a crush of autograph-seekers in the stands. Rafael Nadal, about to turn 33, offered this advice to youngsters at his match who might be pondering a...
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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 29, 2019 - 1:52 am
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 - 11:51 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Devin Smeltzer took the mound for his first game in the majors, his wife and parents among a sizable crowd at Target Field, set to face NL MVP Christian Yelich and the hard-hitting Milwaukee Brewers. Nervous? After fighting to get this far, no way. Diagnosed with cancer 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 - 10:22 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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Boston Bruins' Charlie McAvoy, right, celebrates his goal against the St. Louis Blues with Marcus Johansson, left, during the second period in Game 1 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final, Monday, May 27, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
May 27, 2019 - 11:41 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Torey Krug flew down the ice with his helmet off, like his big, bad predecessors on the Boston defense from the days of Eddie Shore and Bobby Orr. He lined up St. Louis center Robert Thomas and knocked him off his skates, delighting the crowd and sending an unmistakable message to...
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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 - 8:10 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Cleveland reliever Oliver Pérez broke a spike loose on his shoe, and three batters later, the Boston Red Sox broke the game open. Sandy León hit a three-run homer off Pérez after he caused an odd stoppage asking for new footwear, J.D. Martinez homered twice and the Red Sox beat the...
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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 - 7:17 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 - 5:51 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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