Athlete health

FILE - In this July 29, 2019, file photo, Los Angeles Rams quarterback Blake Bortles throws a pass during the NFL football team's training camp in Irvine, Calif. Bortles gets his first opportunity to show if an offseason with coach Sean McVay has led to improvement. Bortles signed with Los Angeles following his first five seasons in Jacksonville. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo, File)
August 09, 2019 - 11:25 am
San Francisco coach Kyle Shanahan doesn't see a whole lot of value in a four-game preseason. So with several players, including first-round draft pick Nick Bosa and running back Jerick McKinnon nursing injuries, and others such as quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo coming back from one, the 49ers aren't...
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Tiger Woods tees off on the 12th hole at the Northern Trust golf tournament at Liberty National Golf Course, Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019, in Jersey City, N.J. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
August 09, 2019 - 11:24 am
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Masters champion Tiger Woods withdrew Friday from the opening FedEx Cup playoffs event with what he described as a mild oblique strain. It was the first time Woods has pulled out in the middle of a tournament since the Dubai Desert Classic in February 2017, two months...
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New York Mets' Michael Conforto, right, is greeted by teammate Pete Alonso after hitting a solo run home run against the Miami Marlins in the seventh inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019 in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
August 09, 2019 - 2:16 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: UNEXPECTED IN THE EAST The Nationals and Mets begin a three-game series in Queens with surprising significance considering both teams have been more than 10 games below .500 this season. Washington now leads the NL wild-card race, and New York is...
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San Francisco Giants' Madison Bumgarner throws to a Philadelphia Phillies batter during the fourth inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
August 09, 2019 - 1:22 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — For much of this week, Madison Bumgarner spent extra time throwing on flat ground as he tried to get his feel back after a forgettable outing at Coors Field. He sure had some of his best stuff this time. Bumgarner carried a no-hit bid into the sixth inning and won his fourth...
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Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale delivers to the Los Angeles Angels during the first inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park, Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
August 08, 2019 - 10:52 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Red Sox ace Chris Sale and assistant pitching coach Brian Bannister logged long hours in the video room after Sale was lit up twice by the rival Yankees recently. With a few tweaks, the lanky left-hander was picture perfect Thursday night. Sale righted himself and struck out 13 over...
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A young fan climbs on a large Kansas City Chiefs logo at NFL football training camp Monday, Aug. 5, 2019, in St. Joseph, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
August 08, 2019 - 2:58 pm
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs agreed to terms with cornerback Morris Claiborne on a one-year deal Thursday to fortify a thin and unproven backfield, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. The person, who said the deal could be worth about $3 million with...
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FILE - In this Oct. 7, 2018, file photo, Cleveland Browns running back Duke Johnson (29) warms up before an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens, in Cleveland. The Browns have traded disgruntled running back Duke Johnson, Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019, to the Houston Texans for an undisclosed 2020 draft pick. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane, File)
August 08, 2019 - 12:58 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Duke Johnson got his wish, and the Browns got more than expected for him. Cleveland traded the disgruntled running back to the Houston Texans on Thursday for an undisclosed 2020 draft pick. A person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press that the Browns are getting a...
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New York Yankees' Gio Urshela gestures after hitting a two-run home run off Baltimore Orioles relief pitcher Tayler Scott during the sixth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
August 07, 2019 - 11:33 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — Having deflated the Baltimore Orioles' spirit with an unprecedented show of power, the New York Yankees bid farewell to Camden Yards for 2019 after going 10-0 in a ballpark that simply could not contain their fence-busting lineup. Gio Urshela and Kyle Higashioka each hit two home...
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Cleveland Indians' Oscar Mercado celebrates with Francisco Lindor after the Indians' 5-1 win over the Texas Rangers in the second game of a baseball doubleheader in Cleveland, Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019. It was a diving catch in center field by Mercado of a Danny Santana line drive for the third out that preserved the win. (AP Photo/Phil Long)
August 07, 2019 - 9:27 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — For two months, they've chiseled, chipped and whittled away at Minnesota's large lead. The Indians are in position to erase it completely. José Ramírez homered in both games, Cleveland's bullpen combined on a four-hitter in the second game and the Indians swept a doubleheader...
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FILE - In this July 6, 2015, file photo, a fan is helped after being hit by a foul ball during the ninth inning of a baseball game between the Milwaukee Brewers and the Atlanta Braves in Milwaukee. Illinois' two senators have urged Major League Baseball to be more transparent about fans who are injured by foul balls, saying the lack of data is creating confusion about the extent of the problem. Democratic Sens. Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth said in a letter to baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred this week that MLB should "collect and report data about fan injuries." (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)
August 07, 2019 - 6:34 pm
Illinois' two senators continued their pressure campaign on Major League Baseball to be more proactive about fan safety at ballparks, urging greater transparency about how often and how seriously fans are hurt by foul balls. Democratic Sens. Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth said in a letter to...
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