Athlete health

FILE - In this July 1, 2018 file photo New York Mets third baseman Todd Frazier celebrates with teammates after scoring during the second inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins in Miami. Some talented, young baseball players have competed at the Little League World Series over the last 71 years. Fifty-four have gone on to realize another dream _ making the majors. Frazier will be one of the three Little League veterans on hand when the Mets play the Phillies in central Pennsylvania on Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Gaston De Cardenas)
August 18, 2018 - 10:36 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors Sunday: BIG-N-LITTLE Todd Frazier, Michael Conforto and Scott Kingery will be back in familiar territory when the Mets and Phillies play under the lights in the Little League Classic at Williamsport, Pennsylvania. The game will be held at Bowman Field,...
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New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)
August 18, 2018 - 8:42 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jacob deGrom didn't take any chances of being lifted after a rain delay. Then, the New York Mets ace finished off one of his best performances of the year. DeGrom pitched his first complete game of the season and lowered his major league-leading ERA to 1.71, leading the Mets...
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Oakland Athletics pitcher Trevor Cahill works against the Houston Astros in the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
August 18, 2018 - 8:00 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics were an average team two months ago, a dozen games behind the Houston Astros and closer to the bottom of the AL West than the top. Well, look at the A's now. Trevor Cahill pitched one-hit ball for seven shutout innings and the Athletics kept up their...
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Sam Mikulak celebrates after competing on the parallel bars at the U.S. Gymnastics Championships, Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
August 18, 2018 - 7:23 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Sam Mikulak's feet hit the mat and a guttural scream soon followed. Winning national championships never gets old for the best American gymnast of his generation. Yet the title the 25-year-old captured Saturday felt different. Eighteen months ago an Achilles injury threatened to...
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August 18, 2018 - 6:02 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — In a story Aug. 18 about the game between the Chicago Cubs and Pittsburgh Pirates, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the Cubs matched San Francisco in 1969 and the Philadelphia Athletics in 1942 by turning seven double plays in a nine-inning game. The Cubs matched...
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Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale follows through on a pitch to the Baltimore Orioles in the first inning of a baseball game, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
August 18, 2018 - 5:30 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Chris Sale understands it's a perfect time for the Boston Red Sox to be cautious with his troublesome shoulder. He's just frustrated that he's back on the disabled list. Boston returned the ace lefty to the 10-day disabled list Saturday after just one healthy start. He was already on...
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Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon warms up during the team's organized team activity at its NFL football training facility Tuesday, June 5, 2018, in Berea, Ohio. Gordon has “humbly” returned to the team after an extended absence to deal with his health. The former Pro Bowler has missed most of the past five seasons for numerous violations of the NFL’s substance abuse policy. He has battled addictions to drugs and alcohol. Gordon was in rehab last year while suspended. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane, file)
August 18, 2018 - 5:12 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Josh Gordon kept his word and "humbly" returned to the Cleveland Browns. All they can do is hope he stays clean. The former Pro Bowl wide receiver, who has battled drug and alcohol dependence for much of his life, Saturday ended an extended absence from training camp to deal with...
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FILE - In this Dec. 2, 2017, file photo, Georgia offensive lineman Isaiah Wilson celebrates a Georgia win over Auburn in the Southeastern Conference championship NCAA college football game in Atlanta. Wilson has been working with Georgia’s first-team offense at right tackle for much of preseason camp as the Bulldogs attempt to replace New England Patriots first-round draft pick Isaiah Wynn, who was the starting left tackle last season. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
August 18, 2018 - 2:37 am
Redshirt freshmen are becoming less common as more players contribute straight out of high school. They still can have an impact, though. That's particularly true on the offensive and defensive lines, where players regularly need that extra year to gain the physical strength necessary for the...
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Oakland Athletics' Matt Olson (28) celebrates after hitting the game winning home run off Houston Astros' Tony Sipp in the tenth inning of a baseball game Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
August 18, 2018 - 2:32 am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — With September approaching, the Oakland Athletics are showing the baseball world what they believed from the start: This group and its young sluggers are ready to make a playoff push. Matt Olson hit a leadoff home run in the 10th inning after a video review gave Oakland the...
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Cleveland Browns defensive tackle Jamie Meder (98) tackles Buffalo Bills quarterback AJ McCarron (10) during the first half of an NFL football preseason game Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, in Cleveland. The Bills won 19-17. (AP Photo/David Richard)
August 18, 2018 - 12:22 am
CLEVELAND (AP) — Buffalo's quarterback situation is more scrambled than ever. AJ McCarron sustained a potentially serious right shoulder injury, throwing the Bills' three-way quarterback race into chaos, during a 19-17 win over the Cleveland Browns on Friday night. McCarron, who signed with Buffalo...
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