Athlete health

Los Angeles Angels' Albert Pujols, right, tips his helmet to fans after hitting an RBI double as Seattle Mariners shortstop Tim Beckham claps during the third inning of a baseball game Saturday, April 20, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. With that RBI, Pujols tied Babe Ruth for 5th place on the all-time RBI list with 1,992. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
April 21, 2019 - 1:58 am
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Albert Pujols was humbled after he caught and passed Babe Ruth on baseball's career RBI chart. Yet even the Los Angeles Angels slugger's 636th homer was no match for the Seattle Mariners' latest power display. Pujols passed Ruth with an early RBI double and a late solo homer...
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Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom (19), of Sweden, celebrates his goal with right wing Devante Smith-Pelly, left, during the second period of Game 5 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series against the Carolina Hurricanes, Saturday, April 20, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
April 21, 2019 - 12:20 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — So much went right for the Washington Capitals that the chants from the crowd changed by the shift. Fans chanted for Nicklas Backstrom's four points, Braden Holtby's 30-save shutout, Devante Smith-Pelly's return to the NHL and T.J. Oshie's absence that is arguably the biggest...
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New York Yankees' Aaron Judge, left, reacts while talking to a trainer and bench coach Josh Bard, center, after hitting a single to right field during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals, Saturday, April 20, 2019, in New York. Judge left the game with an apparent injury. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
April 20, 2019 - 10:40 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors Sunday: A BENCH FOR THIS JUDGE The New York Yankees are expected to put All-Star slugger Aaron Judge on the injured list, a day after he hurt his left oblique taking a swing against Kansas City. The Yankees already had a dozen players out, including...
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Cleveland Indians' Francisco Lindor fields a ball during batting practice before the first game of a baseball doubleheader against the Atlanta Braves, Saturday, April 20, 2019, in Cleveland. Lindor is back after missing the season's first 18 games. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
April 20, 2019 - 8:28 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Francisco Lindor missed all the little moments. The big ones, too. "Every pitch. Every out. Every celebration after every win," the Cleveland Indians' All-Star shortstop said. "It was everything equally." Sidelined for the season's first 18 games, Lindor was activated from the...
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Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid (21) goes to the basket against Brooklyn Nets guard D'Angelo Russell (1)and forward Jared Dudley during the first half of Game 4 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series, Saturday, April 20, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
April 20, 2019 - 6:57 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Joel Embiid scored and rebounded. He blocked shots and even threw the most important pass of the game. The only thing he didn't do is lose his cool after his hard foul triggered a scuffle. After having to sit out the last game, there was no way Embiid was going to risk an ejection...
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New York Yankees' Aaron Judge, left, reacts while talking to a trainer and bench coach Josh Bard, center, after hitting a single to right field during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals, Saturday, April 20, 2019, in New York. Judge left the game with an apparent injury. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
April 20, 2019 - 4:39 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — All-Star slugger Aaron Judge hurt his left oblique while taking a swing and likely was headed to the injured list as the already banged-up New York Yankees beat the Kansas City Royals 9-2 Saturday. Judge homered early, but hurt himself in the sixth inning while hitting a single. He...
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New York Yankees' Aaron Judge, left, reacts while talking to a trainer and bench coach Josh Bard, center, after hitting a single to right field during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals, Saturday, April 20, 2019, in New York. Judge left the game with an apparent injury. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
April 20, 2019 - 4:08 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees star Aaron Judge left Saturday's game after injuring his left oblique and was set for tests at a hospital. Judge gingerly made his way to first base after hitting a single against Kansas City and was immediately pulled. The All-Star slugger had homered in the first for a New...
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Carolina Hurricanes coach Rod Brind'Amour watches as Hurricanes' Jordan Martinook (48) takes the ice against the Washington Capitals during the first period of Game 3 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in Raleigh, N.C., Monday, April 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
April 20, 2019 - 3:21 am
Rod Brind'Amour does not think what he is doing is anything special. Brind'Amour not only has the Carolina Hurricanes in the playoffs in his first season as coach but has made the necessary adjustments to tie their series against the defending Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals at two games...
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Seattle Mariners' Omar Narvaez points to his dugout as he round first after hitting a solo home run during the ninth inning of the team's baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels on Friday, April 19, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
April 20, 2019 - 2:38 am
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Justin Bour shouted, turned his head and headed back toward the bench. He wasn't watching the ball, but Dee Gordon was watching him. Bour blundered again on the bases, this time failing to run out a popup that the Seattle Mariners turned into an easy double play Friday night...
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Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving gestures during the first half of Game 3 of the team's NBA basketball first-round playoff series against the Indiana Pacers, Friday, April 19, 2019, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
April 20, 2019 - 2:18 am
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Boston Celtics keep following the same game plan. Three games into their first-round playoff series, it's still working. Another dominant second-half defensive performance Friday night helped the Celtics retake control of the game and another late scoring run helped them...
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