Athlete health

July 25, 2018 - 12:42 pm
WESTFIELD, Ind. (AP) — Andrew Luck says he's feeling better than he has in a "long time" as the Indianapolis Colts open training camp Wednesday. He is expected to do all the usual quarterback work when practice begins Thursday, marking the first time since January 2017 that he has practiced or...
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Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Burch Smith throws during the first inning against the Detroit Tigers in a baseball game Tuesday, July 24, 2018, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)
July 24, 2018 - 11:26 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Burch Smith picked up his first win in nearly five years, Mike Moustakas and Salvador Perez homered, and the Kansas City Royals beat the Detroit Tigers 5-4 on Tuesday night. Smith (1-1) gave up just one hit — a single by Niko Goodrum to leadoff the fourth — and walked two...
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Pittsburgh Pirates' Gregory Polanco, right, celebrates with relief pitcher Edgar Santana after the Pirates defeated the Cleveland Indians 9-4 in a baseball game, Tuesday, July 24, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
July 24, 2018 - 10:53 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors Wednesday: STEEL CITY STREAK The Pirates aim for their 12th straight win in a series finale against Cleveland. Pittsburgh pounded starters Corey Kluber and Shane Bieber for seven runs apiece in the first two games of the series. Starling Marte has a...
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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 - 10:52 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Yoenis Cespedes is back on the disabled list, and the New York Mets were still trying to determine 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...
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Pittsburgh Pirates' Josh Bell, right, is congratulated by Gregory Polanco after Bell hit a two-run home run in the fifth inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, July 24, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
July 24, 2018 - 10:13 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Starling Marte, Gregory Polanco and Josh Bell each hit a two-run homer, and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Cleveland Indians 9-4 on Tuesday night for their 11th straight win. The Pirates routed the Indians for the second straight night. Marte homered in the first inning, drove in...
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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 - 4:08 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez has gone back on the 10-day disabled list because of a strained right groin, a day after failing to hustle on a pair of key plays in a 7-6 loss to Tampa Bay. Sanchez missed 20 games from June 25 to July 19 because of the groin injury...
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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 - 2:13 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: 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 years...
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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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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 23, 2018 - 11:15 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — Rick Porcello scattered six hits over six scoreless innings, Mitch Moreland homered and the Boston Red Sox beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-3 Monday night in a matchup between the best and worst teams in the major leagues. Andrew Benintendi drove in two runs for the AL East leaders,...
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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 23, 2018 - 11:12 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Josh Harrison hit a three-run homer and Gregory Polanco had a two-run triple off Corey Kluber in his return, and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Cleveland Indians 7-0 in a six-inning, rain-shortened game Monday night for their 10th straight win. The game was called following three...
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