Athlete health

New York Yankees' Gleyber Torres, right, celebrates after hitting a grand slam, next to Boston Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, Aug. 2, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
August 02, 2019 - 11:15 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Once again, the box score for James Paxton looked ugly after three outs. The eye test told Yankees manager Aaron Boone something different. "I thought he threw the snot out of the ball in the first inning," he said. Gleyber Torres wiped up Paxton's mess with a grand slam, and the...
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Chicago Cubs' Javier Baez, right, is greeted by Kris Bryant, left, after hitting a two-run home run against the Milwaukee Brewers during the third inning of a baseball game, Friday, Aug. 2, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/David Banks)
August 02, 2019 - 7:19 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — After another rough road trip, Javier Báez and the Chicago Cubs came home to Wrigley Field and came out swinging. Báez homered, doubled twice and drove in three runs, and the Cubs beat the Milwaukee Brewers 6-2 on Friday. José Quintana pitched solidly into the seventh inning and...
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St. Louis Cardinals' Matt Wieters hits a three-run home run during the sixth inning of the team's baseball game against the Chicago Cubs on Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
August 01, 2019 - 11:31 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jack Flaherty didn't panic. Instead, the St. Louis Cardinals' right-hander simply stayed the course during a lengthy stretch without a victory. That patience paid off Thursday. Flaherty struck out nine in seven strong innings and catcher Matt Wieters hit a three-run homer as the...
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Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray takes a snap of a football during an NFL training camp Wednesday, July 31, 2019, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
August 01, 2019 - 11:01 pm
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Kyler Murray doesn't expect to play much next Thursday when the Arizona Cardinals open the preseason at home against the Los Angeles Chargers. And much like first-year coach Kliff Kingsbury, the No. 1 overall pick isn't giving away hints on how the offense will look. "...
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New York Mets starting pitcher Zack Wheeler delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
August 01, 2019 - 6:51 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Zack Wheeler is still a Met, which makes him part of a suddenly dominant starting rotation. A day after the trade deadline passed, the hard-throwing right-hander kept his club on a second-half roll. Wheeler tossed seven innings of four-hit ball, Robinson Canó drove in two runs with a...
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August 01, 2019 - 6:15 pm
CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Despite being hospitalized earlier Thursday with a kidney stone attack, Vic Fangio plans to make his head coaching debut in the Hall of Fame game when his Denver Broncos face the Atlanta Falcons. The 60-year-old Fangio was stricken hours before kickoff, but arrived at Tom Benson...
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Cleveland Indians' Roberto Perez, left, is congratulated by Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona after Perez hit a solo home run during the sixth inning of the team's baseball game against the Houston Astros, Wednesday, July 31, 2019, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
August 01, 2019 - 5:26 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Indians manager Terry Francona has undergone eye surgery and his availability for the game against Houston was uncertain. A team spokesman said the surgery was unexpected. The 60-year-old Francona had his daily pregame news conference canceled by the team shortly before it was...
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Tampa Bay Rays' Austin Meadows, right, is congratulated by Willy Adames (1) after his three-run home run off Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Rick Porcello during the second inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Wednesday, July 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
August 01, 2019 - 12:27 am
BOSTON (AP) — Kevin Kiermaier felt he had something to prove to the Charlotte Stone Crabs, where he played in two games while working his way back from a left thumb sprain. It took him all of one pitch. "I'm sure they're thinking, 'Man, where was this a couple days ago?'" Kiermaier said, smiling,...
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Cleveland Indians' Roberto Perez watches his three-run home run off Houston Astros starting pitcher Jose Urquidy during the second inning of a baseball game Wednesday, July 31, 2019, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
July 31, 2019 - 11:31 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — While waiting for their two new sluggers to arrive, the Indians swung for the fences. Roberto Pérez homered twice, Carlos Santana and Jason Kipnis each hit a three-run shot and Cleveland capped a power-packed day with a 10-4 win Wednesday night over the Houston Astros, who added...
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FILE - In this July 13, 2019, file photo, Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Trevor Bauer delivers in the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Minnesota Twins, in Cleveland. The Indians bulked up for the playoff race by trading temperamental starter Trevor Bauer before the deadline to Cincinnati in a three-team deal they hope can help them run down the Minnesota Twins. Cleveland, which trails the AL Central by three games but leads the wild-card race, sent Bauer to the Reds for slugger Yasiel Puig and left-hander Scott Moss. The Indians also acquired outfielder Franmil Reyes, lefty Logan Allen and infield prospect Victor Nova from the San Diego Padres, who acquired outfielder Taylor Trammel from the Reds. (AP Photo/David Dermer, File)
July 31, 2019 - 10:01 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Indians added some power — and a little punch — for their playoff push. Still chasing the homer-happy Minnesota Twins in the AL Central, Cleveland traded temperamental starter Trevor Bauer to the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday in a three-team deal that landed the Indians two big...
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