Athlete health

San Jose Sharks center Joe Pavelski (8) celebrates after scoring a goal against the Colorado Avalanche during the first period of Game 7 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series in San Jose, Calif., Wednesday, May 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Josie Lepe)
May 08, 2019 - 11:41 pm
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Captain Joe Pavelski made a triumphant return from a gruesome head injury by posting a goal and an assist in the first period that helped send the San Jose Sharks into the Western Conference final with a 3-2 victory over the Colorado Avalanche in Game 7 on Wednesday night...
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Chicago Cubs shortstop Addison Russell speaks to the media in the dugout before a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Wednesday, May 8, 2019, in Chicago. Russell rejoins the team after completing a 40-game suspension for violating Major League Baseball's domestic violence policy and spending extra time in the minors to get ready. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)
May 08, 2019 - 8:26 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Addison Russell and the Chicago Cubs don't believe the 2016 All-Star has become a completely changed man since his ex-wife accused him of physical and emotional abuse. They do believe he's made positive strides, and with the Cubs needing an infielder for a depleted roster, Russell...
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May 08, 2019 - 4:22 pm
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia track athlete was expected to make a full recovery after being impaled by a javelin during practice. Freshman sprinter Elija Godwin was injured Tuesday when he and his fellow sprinters were doing backward sprints at the university's track. According to school statement...
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Liverpool's Mohamed Salah, left, manager Jurgen Klopp, center, and Virgil van Dijk celebrate after the Champions League Semi Final, second leg soccer match between Liverpool and Barcelona at Anfield, Liverpool, England, Tuesday, May 7, 2019. Liverpool won the match 4-0 to overturn a three-goal deficit to win the match 4-3 on aggregate. (Peter Byrne/PA via AP)
May 08, 2019 - 7:38 am
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Like the rest of the soccer world, Juergen Klopp had his doubts. Given the scenario — the big first-leg deficit, the presence of Lionel Messi on the other side, injuries to important players — the Liverpool manager just wasn't sure, deep down, that his team could come back...
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Oakland Athletics' Mike Fiers, center, celebrates with Matt Olson (28) Chad Pinder (18) and Matt Chapman (26) after pitching a no hitter against the Cincinnati Reds at the end of a baseball game Tuesday, May 7, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
May 08, 2019 - 3:45 am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A light malfunction almost stopped Mike Fiers' night from getting started. A high pitch count nearly prevented him from finishing it. Good thing Fiers was allowed to take the mound and stay there all game because he made history doing it. Fiers overcame the early delay and...
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CORRECTS SPELLING TO BUCKNOR, INSTEAD OF BUCKNORN - Washington Nationals manager Dave Martinez argues with home plate umpire CB Bucknor during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Tuesday, May 7, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
May 08, 2019 - 3:39 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: WHAT NOW? The Cincinnati Reds have had two straight games delayed at the start because of unusual circumstances. On Monday at home against San Francisco, the Reds were held up for about 20 minutes because a swarm of bees flew onto the field at...
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Los Angeles Angels' Shohei Ohtani loses his helmet as he bats against the Detroit Tigers during the first inning of a baseball game in Detroit, Tuesday, May 7, 2019. Ohtani struck out. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
May 07, 2019 - 8:13 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Shohei Ohtani returned from Tommy John surgery and took a called third strike from Detroit's Daniel Norris in his first plate appearance this season. The Los Angeles Angels activated the AL Rookie of the Year from the injured list before Tuesday night's game at Detroit and he was in...
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San Jose Sharks center Joe Pavelski, bottom center, is helped off the ice during the third period of Game 7 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series against the Vegas Golden Knights in San Jose, Calif., Tuesday, April 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
May 07, 2019 - 4:15 pm
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Captain Joe Pavelski was getting staples put into his bloody head when the San Jose Sharks staged an epic comeback in Game 7 of the opening round against Vegas. Now that the Sharks have been forced into another ultimate game after missing a chance to eliminate Colorado in an...
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Attorney Gene Locks, who represents many former NFL players, walks from the federal courthouse in Philadelphia after a hearing, Tuesday, May 7, 2019. The NFL concussion fund has paid out $485 million since 2017, but some players lawyers, including Locks, told a federal judge in Philadelphia on Tuesday that there aren't enough doctors in the fund's network to diagnose dementia cases. They oppose a rule to require that players be evaluated by doctors within 150 miles of home to prevent "doctor shopping." (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
May 07, 2019 - 2:57 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The NFL concussion fund has paid out nearly $500 million in its first two years, but some players' lawyers say there aren't enough doctors in the approved network to evaluate dementia claims. They went to court Tuesday to oppose a rule to require retired players to be tested by...
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San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner works against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, May 1, 2019, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
May 07, 2019 - 2:45 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: OHTANI ON DECK AL Rookie of the Year Shohei Ohtani will join the Angels in Detroit this week and could be set to make his season debut. The two-way star has been recovering from Tommy John surgery and isn't expected to pitch this year. But his...
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