Athlete health

Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask (40) makes a save off his chest during the first period of Game 2 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series against the Toronto Maple Leafs, Saturday, April 13, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)
April 14, 2019 - 12:09 am
BOSTON (AP) — Maple Leafs forward Nazem Kadri temporarily went to the locker room after a knee-on-knee hit from Jake DeBrusk in the second period. When Kadri retaliated late in the third, he was done for good. Kadri drew a game misconduct for cross-checking DeBrusk in the face , leading to Boston's...
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Washington Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik (44) celebrates his game-winning goal with defenseman Christian Djoos (29), of Sweden, during overtime of Game 2 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series against the Carolina Hurricanes, Saturday, April 13, 2019, in Washington. The Capitals won 4-3 in overtime. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
April 13, 2019 - 7:47 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A rat falling out of the arena hallway ceiling during the Carolina Hurricanes' warmup game of soccer was just a precursor to a wacky afternoon of playoff hockey. Long after the dead rodent was removed, Game 2 between the Hurricanes and Washington Capitals included a questionable...
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New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox, Saturday, April 13, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
April 13, 2019 - 6:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — CC Sabathia performed a big league first Saturday: consecutive regular season starts of at least five innings, no walks and no more than one hit. Among Sabathia's more remarkable feats, considering what came between. "That is classic CC right there," said Yankees manager Aaron Boone...
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Baltimore Orioles' Chris Davis watches his two-run single in front of Boston Red Sox's Christian Vazquez during the first inning of a baseball game in Boston, Saturday, April 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
April 13, 2019 - 5:12 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Chris Davis ended his record slump at 0 for 54 and drew applause from rival fans at Fenway Park, getting three hits and driving in four runs as the Baltimore Orioles beat the Boston Red Sox 9-5 Saturday to end a four-game losing streak. Davis walked to the plate in the first inning to...
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New York Knicks forward Mario Hezonja (8) greets Detroit Pistons forward Blake Griffin at the end of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, April 10, 2019, at Madison Square Garden in New York. The Pistons won 115-89. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
April 13, 2019 - 5:07 pm
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Blake Griffin's tone was serious, befitting a man who has had one of the best seasons of his career — but now faces the same old questions about his health. Griffin's status for Detroit's first-round series against Milwaukee isn't clear at the moment, but after he sat out...
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Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo drives to the basket against Atlanta Hawks' Alex Len during the second half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, April 7, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)
April 13, 2019 - 3:26 pm
The Milwaukee Bucks had the best record in the NBA this season, so it would be no great surprise to see them playing for the title in June. Of course, for this franchise, advancing at all would be a significant step. The Bucks are an unusual top seed — one that hasn't made it past the first round...
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FILE - In this Sept. 30, 2018, file photo, Philadelphia Eagles defensive back Jalen Mills walks on the sideline during the second half of an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans in Nashville, Tenn. Police said Saturday, April 13, 2019, Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Jalen Mills and Washington Wizards forward Devin Robinson were arrested after a fight near a club in Washington. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski, File)
April 13, 2019 - 2:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Jalen Mills and Washington Wizards forward Devin Robinson were arrested after a fight outside a nightclub, Washington police said Saturday. Karimah Bilal, program manager for the Metropolitan Police Department's office of communications, confirmed in...
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Indiana Pacers head coach Nate McMillan directs his players from the sideline in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Atlanta Hawks Wednesday, April 10, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
April 13, 2019 - 10:17 am
BOSTON (AP) — The Celtics and Pacers aren't interested in talking about the past as they prepare to tip off their first-round playoff matchup. Indiana doesn't want to dwell on injuries, like the season-ending right knee injury Pacers guard Victor Oladipo suffered in January. Likewise, the Celtics...
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San Francisco Giants' Brandon Belt, left, slides to score behind Colorado Rockies' Chris Iannetta in the 18th inning of a baseball game Saturday, April 13, 2019, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
April 13, 2019 - 4:59 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Erik Kratz wasn't tired after catching 18 innings. The 38-year-old San Francisco Giants backup had done it once before in his career, in 2016 with the Pittsburgh Pirates. San Francisco's bullpen was just as sturdy on a night when manager Bruce Bochy used every reliever. Brandon...
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Houston Astros' Jose Altuve hits a grand slam against the Seattle Mariners during the sixth inning of a baseball game Friday, April 12, 2019, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
April 13, 2019 - 2:55 am
SEATTLE (AP) — Jose Altuve is as baffled as everyone else about his recent power surge. Altuve and Yuli Gurriel hit grand slams as the Houston Astros beat the Seattle Mariners 10-6 Friday night for their major league-leading seventh straight victory. Altuve doesn't know what's different, and he's...
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