Athlete health

Houston Astros Jose Altuve, right, leaves the game with an injury after his single during the first inning of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers on Friday, May 10, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)
May 11, 2019 - 9:20 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors Sunday: HAMSTRUNG The Astros are awaiting word on star second baseman Jose Altuve, but the prognosis doesn't seem great. Altuve was pulled from a game Friday with left hamstring discomfort, and manager AJ Hinch said Saturday he's "not optimistic" the...
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Oakland Athletics' Nick Hundley (3) celebrates after scoring a home run on a throwing error by the Cleveland Indians in the fifth inning of a baseball game, Saturday, May 11, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/John Hefti)
May 11, 2019 - 8:46 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The A's have had an entertaining homestand, with three walkoff wins and the majors' first no-hitter this season in a five-day span. About the only thing that went wrong was All-Star closer Blake Treinen's franchise-record streak of scoreless innings ending with a blown save...
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Houston Astros Jose Altuve, right, leaves the game with an injury after his single during the first inning of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers on Friday, May 10, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)
May 11, 2019 - 8:07 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Astros star Jose Altuve seems likely to end up on the 10-day injured list after straining his left hamstring Friday. Houston manager AJ Hinch said Saturday he's "not optimistic" the 2017 AL MVP can avoid an IL stint. Altuve was pulled during the first inning of a 3-0 win over the...
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In this Saturday, May 4, 2019, photo, Boston Bruins defenseman Charlie McAvoy skates during Game 5 of the team's NHL hockey second-round playoff series against the Columbus Blue Jackets in Boston. According the Bruins, McAvoy has been suspended for one game for an illegal check to the head of Blue Jackets forward Josh Anderson during Game 6 in Columbus on Monday. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
May 11, 2019 - 5:23 pm
BOSTON (AP) — When he's playing, Bruins defenseman Charlie McAvoy said, it's easy for him to maintain his composure and concentrate on the game in front of him. Up in the press box, that's the hard part. "I'm not a very good hockey watcher," McAvoy said as he prepared to return from his one-game...
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Boston Red Sox's Sandy Leon, right, celebrates his three-run home run that also drove in Michael Chavis, center, and Jackie Bradley Jr. (19) during the third inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners in Boston, Saturday, May 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
May 11, 2019 - 5:07 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Sandy Leon fouled off an bunt attempt, then hit a three-run homer to cap an eight-run third inning that carried the surging Boston Red Sox over the struggling Seattle Mariners 9-5 on Saturday. Mitch Moreland started Boston's comeback from a 4-0 deficit against Félix Hernández (1-4)...
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Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) celebrates the team's win over Houston in Game 6 of a second-round NBA basketball playoff series, Friday, May 10, 2019, in Houston. Golden State won 118-113, winning the series. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
May 11, 2019 - 1:19 am
HOUSTON (AP) — After Stephen Curry bounced back from the first scoreless first half of his playoff career to score 33 points in the last two quarters and help the Golden State Warriors eliminate the Houston Rockets and advance to the Western Conference finals on Friday night, coach Steve Kerr...
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Mark Lenzi, a U.S. State Department security engineer who was among several diplomats evacuated in 2018 from the U.S. Consulate in Guangzhou, China, speaks at a news conference Friday, May 10, 2019, in Boston. Lenzi suffered headaches and memory loss under mysterious circumstances while stationed in China. He has pledged to donate his brain for research. (AP Photo/Rodrique Ngowi)
May 10, 2019 - 3:44 pm
BOSTON (AP) — A U.S. diplomat who said he suffered headaches and memory loss under mysterious circumstances while stationed in China pledged Friday to donate his brain to head injury researchers. Mark Lenzi, 44, is an unusual addition to the several thousand others, including many former NFL...
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Washington Nationals starting pitcher Patrick Corbin reacts after getting Los Angeles Dodgers' Austin Barnes to ground into an inning-ending double pay during the seventh inning of a baseball game Thursday, May 9, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
May 10, 2019 - 3:04 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — No matter which uniform he's wearing, Patrick Corbin knows he has a good thing going against the Los Angeles Dodgers. He's also savvy enough not to shout about it. The left-hander said plenty with his pitches Thursday night as he shut down the Dodgers' powerful lineup again,...
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Colorado Rockies' Nolan Arenado is congratulated as he returns to the dugout after hitting a two-run home run off San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Derek Holland in the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, May 9, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
May 09, 2019 - 8:41 pm
DENVER (AP) — Nolan Arenado fought the snow to hit a home run, thought he had another one, but he was happy to walk away with a win on a raw day at Coors Field. Arenado went deep among his three hits and Chris Iannetta hit a go-ahead two-run double in the sixth inning to lead the Colorado Rockies...
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San Francisco Giants' Buster Posey, right, celebrates with Will Smith after Posey's game-ending single off Los Angeles Dodgers' Pedro Baez during the ninth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, May 1, 2019, in San Francisco. The Giants won 2-1. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
May 09, 2019 - 3:14 pm
DENVER (AP) — The San Francisco Giants have placed catcher Buster Posey on the seven-day concussion list after a foul ball hit his helmet on Sunday. Posey said he was hit in the fourth inning of the game against the Cincinnati Reds. He played in Tuesday's game against the Colorado Rockies. "I...
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