Athlete injuries

Boston Red Sox designated hitter J.D. Martinez watches his three-run home run off Tampa Bay Rays starter Jalen Beeks during the third inning of a baseball game Monday, July 22, 2019, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Nesius)
July 23, 2019 - 2:05 am
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Boston Red Sox are creeping into playoff contention, and the Tampa Bay Rays didn't have the pitching depth to give them a full fight Monday night. The defending World Series champions pulled within a game of Tampa Bay for third place in the AL wild card standings...
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San Francisco Giants' Joe Panik, left, hits an RBI-double in front of Chicago Cubs catcher Martin Maldonado during the eighth inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Monday, July 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
July 23, 2019 - 1:47 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The fog machine, strobe lights and blaring music in the clubhouse tell the story of San Francisco's winning midseason vibe after all those months of losing when contending seemed so far out of the question. Joe Panik hit a go-ahead double with two outs in a three-run eighth...
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Minnesota Twins' NelsonCruz hits a solo home run off New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia in the first inning of a baseball game Monday, July 22, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
July 23, 2019 - 1:07 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Most of the highlights for the Minnesota Twins in this remarkable season have been home runs, putting them on pace to smash the major league record. That mark currently belongs to the New York Yankees, who watched the Twins whittle away at it on Monday night with a powerful start...
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Security personnel at Guaranteed Rate Field are viewed through the newly extended protective netting along left field before a baseball game between the Miami Marlins and the Chicago White Sox, Monday, July 22, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
July 22, 2019 - 8:14 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox have become the first team in the major leagues to extend protective netting from foul pole to foul pole, starting Monday night against the Miami Marlins. The extra netting at Guaranteed Rate Field was in place for Chicago's first home game since the All-Star...
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In this Oct. 14, 2017, file photo, Maryland head coach DJ Durkin, center, stands on the sideline in the first half of an NCAA college football game against Northwestern in College Park, Md. The Atlanta Falcons have brought in former Maryland coach DJ Durkin to serve as a guest coach during training camp, drawing immediate scrutiny over the wisdom of taking on someone who was fired from his previous job after a player's death. This is the first coaching stint for Durkin since he was dismissed by the Terrapins last October. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
July 22, 2019 - 6:07 pm
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Looking for a positive vibe after a disappointing season, the Atlanta Falcons instead faced scrutiny Monday over a coaching decision that would normally attract scant attention. Shortly after taking the field for their first practice, the Falcons announced former Maryland...
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Members of the Los Angeles Angels place their jerseys with No. 45 in honor of pitcher Tyler Skaggs on the mound after a combined no-hitter against the Seattle Mariners during a baseball game Friday, July 12, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. The Angels won 13-0. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
July 22, 2019 - 2:26 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: PAYING RESPECTS Ryan Braun will miss Milwaukee's home game against the Cincinnati Reds to attend the funeral of Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs, who was found dead in a Texas hotel room on July 1. Braun and Skaggs were workout buddies...
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Atlanta Braves' Kevin Gausman pitches against the Washington Nationals during the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, July 21, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)
July 21, 2019 - 10:30 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Kevin Gausman pitched into the eighth inning after missing more than a month, Josh Donaldson and Ronald Acuña Jr. homered, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Washington Nationals 7-1 on Sunday night to protect their NL East lead. Nick Markakis hit a two-run single in the first off Joe...
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Cleveland Indians' Francisco Lindor watches his ball after hitting a two-run home run in the third inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals, Sunday, July 21, 2019, in Cleveland. Royals catcher Cam Gallagher watches. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
July 21, 2019 - 5:58 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Francisco Lindor wasn't thinking about his home run that helped the Cleveland Indians beat Kansas City Royals 5-4 on Sunday. Instead, the All-Star shortstop was only concerned about the young child who was struck by a line drive he hit. In the latest instance this season around the...
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Fans use umbrella hats to protect themselves from the sun during the sixth inning of a baseball game between the New York Yankees and the Colorado Rockies Saturday, July 20, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
July 21, 2019 - 3:20 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Yankees were a tripleheader of hot on Saturday. First was the temperature: 94 degrees at game time, the highest for New York this season. Next was the offense, which torched Colorado pitching for the second straight day and romped over the Rockies 11-5 to extend the Yankees'...
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Baltimore Orioles outfielder Keon Broxton douses himself with water while taking a break between fielding and batting practice prior to a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Friday, July 19, 2019, in Baltimore. A heat wave is hitting Baltimore and heat advisories have been set ahead of a hot weekend. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
July 20, 2019 - 2:49 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: BE CAREFUL The extreme heat gripping much of the country is having an effect around the major leagues. The Yankees and Rockies have called off most of the pregame activities for their afternoon game — New York is forecast to come close to its...
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