Athlete health

FILE - In this July 20, 2018, file photo, New York Mets' Yoenis Cespedes stretches before the team's baseball game against the New York Yankees in New York. Cespedes is back on the disabled list, and the Mets are still deciding whether the oft-injured slugger needs surgery on both feet that would require an eight-to-10-month recovery. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)
July 25, 2018 - 12:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets finally have some clarity about Yoenis Cespedes' health. But now they may be without their oft-injured slugger well into the 2019 season. The Mets announced Wednesday that Cespedes would undergo a pair of surgeries to remove calcifications in both of his heels, an...
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New York Mets' Yoenis Cespedes watches his team play the San Diego Padres during the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, July 24, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
July 24, 2018 - 8:23 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Yoenis Cespedes is back on the disabled list, and the New York Mets were still deciding whether the oft-injured slugger needs surgery on both feet that would require an eight-to-10-month recovery. An announcement had been expected before Tuesday night's game against San Diego, but...
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FILE - In this Nov. 12, 2017, file photo, Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley pushes away Houston Texans outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney during the first half of an NFL football game, in Los Angeles. Gurley has agreed to a lucrative contract extension with the Rams. Rams general manager Les Snead confirmed the new deal Tuesday, July 24, 2018, for the NFL’s offensive player of the year. The Rams didn’t announce the terms of the deal, but ESPN says it’s a four-year extension worth $60 million through 2023. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo, File)
July 24, 2018 - 2:55 pm
IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — Running back Todd Gurley agreed to a lucrative four-year contract extension through 2023 with the Los Angeles Rams on Tuesday. Rams general manager Les Snead confirmed a new deal for the NFL's offensive player of the year, calling Gurley a cornerstone of a team with Super Bowl...
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Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Brent Suter throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, July 22, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
July 24, 2018 - 3:13 am
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers' injury-plagued rotation took another hit Monday when lefty Brent Suter said he would have Tommy John surgery that will end his season. "It was pretty crushing news, but I'm kind of starting to accept it a little bit," Suter said before the Brewers played...
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Tampa Bay Rays' Jake Bauers celebrates after crossing home plate in front of New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez following his three-run home run during the fifth inning of a baseball game Monday, July 23, 2018, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson)
July 24, 2018 - 1:13 am
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — About the only thing Gary Sanchez was quick to do Monday night was accept the blame for his lack of effort. Sanchez failed to hustle on a pair of key plays, Jake Bauers hit a three-run homer and scored with some nifty baserunning, and the Tampa Bay Rays beat Luis...
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Pittsburgh Pirates' Josh Harrison, right, celebrates with Gregory Polanco after hitting a three-run home run in the second inning of a baseball game against the Cleveland Indians, Monday, July 23, 2018, in Cleveland. Josh Bell and David Freese scored on the play. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
July 24, 2018 - 12:27 am
CLEVELAND (AP) — Corey Kluber struggled in his return while the Pittsburgh Pirates' hot streak showed no signs of letting up. Josh Harrison hit a three-run homer and Gregory Polanco had a two-run triple off Kluber, and the Pirates beat the Cleveland Indians 7-0 in a six-inning, rain-shortened game...
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New York Mets' Yoenis Cespedes takes batting practice before a baseball game against the New York Yankees, Friday, July 20, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
July 24, 2018 - 12:22 am
A look at what's happening around the majors Tuesday: YO, YOU GOOD? Yoenis Cespedes and the Mets are awaiting a report and recommendation from doctors after the slugger had an MRI on both feet Monday. Cespedes may need surgery to address calcification on both heels that has bothered him for 15...
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Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Rick Porcello throws to the Baltimore Orioles in the first inning of a baseball game, Monday, July 23, 2018, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
July 24, 2018 - 12:21 am
BALTIMORE (AP) — The Boston Red Sox are dominating most major league teams this season, so it comes as no surprise that they've had their way against the worst of the bunch. Rick Porcello scattered six hits over six scoreless innings, Mitch Moreland homered and Boston breezed past the Baltimore...
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Philadelphia Phillies' Zach Eflin pitches during the first inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Monday, July 23, 2018, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
July 23, 2018 - 10:59 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Max Muncy, Yasmani Grandal, Chris Taylor and Joc Pederson hit solo homers and Alex Verdugo scored the tiebreaking run on a wild pitch in the top of the ninth inning, lifting the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 7-6 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies in a matchup of division leaders...
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St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Daniel Poncedeleon (62) throws against the Cincinnati Reds during the first inning of a baseball game, Monday, July 23, 2018, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Gary Landers)
July 23, 2018 - 10:10 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — St. Louis starter Daniel Poncedeleon made a sensational debut 14 months after suffering a severe head injury, throwing no-hit ball for seven innings Monday night before Eugenio Suarez led the Cincinnati Reds' two-out rally in the ninth for a 2-1 victory over the Cardinals. Suarez'...
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