Athlete health

Atlanta Braves' Ronald Acuna Jr. hits a lead off homer against the Boston Red Sox during the first inning of a baseball game in Atlanta, Wednesday, Sept 5, 2018, in Atlanta. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
September 06, 2018 - 3:58 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: BRAVE NEW WORLD Rookie phenom Ronald Acuna Jr. will try to get the first-place Atlanta Braves off to another fast start when they visit Arizona in a matchup of NL playoff contenders. Acuna hit his eighth leadoff homer Wednesday, setting a club...
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Chicago Cubs' Daniel Murphy hits a home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
September 06, 2018 - 1:42 am
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Daniel Murphy sees no panic in his new Chicago Cubs teammates. The Cubs needed a win Wednesday night to avert a three-game sweep by division rival Milwaukee, and Murphy played a big role with three hits and a solo home run in Chicago's 6-4 victory against the Brewers. Pedro Strop...
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Los Angeles Angels' Shohei Ohtani follows through on a two-run home run against the Texas Rangers during the eighth inning of a baseball game Wednesday Sept. 5, 2018, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Ray Carlin)
September 06, 2018 - 12:54 am
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The only thing Shohei Ohtani couldn't do Wednesday night was pitch. Ohtani homered twice during a huge night at the plate after getting bad news about his injured elbow, and the Los Angeles Angels cruised to a 9-3 victory over the Texas Rangers. Perhaps headed for Tommy John...
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FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2017, file photo, Seattle Seahawks' Earl Thomas warms up before an NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons, in Seattle. Seahawks safety Earl Thomas appears set to end his lengthy holdout in time for the start of the regular season, even without a new contract. Thomas posted to Instagram on Wednesday morning, Sept. 5, 2018. saying he's never let his "teammates, city or fans down as long as I have lived and don't plan to start this weekend."(AP Photo/Stephen Brashear, File)
September 05, 2018 - 2:42 pm
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Seahawks safety Earl Thomas appears set to end his lengthy holdout in time for the start of the regular season, even without a new contract. Thomas posted to Instagram on Wednesday morning, saying he's never let his "teammates, city or fans down as long as I have lived and don'...
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September 05, 2018 - 11:25 am
ATLANTA (11-7) at PHILADELPHIA (16-3) Thursday, 8:20 p.m. ET, NBC OPENING LINE - Eagles by 4 1/2 RECORD VS. SPREAD - Atlanta 8-10, Philadelphia 13-5-1 SERIES RECORD - Eagles lead 19-14-1 LAST MEETING - Eagles beat Falcons 15-10, NFC divisional playoff, Jan. 13 AP PRO32 RANKING - Falcons No. 8,...
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Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Erasmo Ramirez, center, smiles while being relieved against the Baltimore Orioles in the sixth inning of a baseball game Monday, Sept. 3, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
September 05, 2018 - 3:59 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: LET'S BE FRIENDS Still in contention for a postseason spot, the Seattle Mariners seem to have some internal issues that need sorting out. A brawl broke out in the team's clubhouse Tuesday several hours before a game against Baltimore at Safeco...
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New York Yankees' Luke Voit, right, celebrates with Gleyber Torres (25) after hitting a home run off Oakland Athletics' Fernando Rodney during the eighth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
September 05, 2018 - 2:59 am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Luke Voit let a changeup go by for a called strike on the first pitch from Fernando Rodney in the eighth inning. When the Athletics reliever tried sneaking another changeup past him, Voit sent it soaring into the left-field stands. The big first baseman hit a tiebreaking home...
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Milwaukee Brewers' Wade Miley pitches during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)
September 05, 2018 - 2:10 am
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Wade Miley's baffling off-speed stuff was just part of a frustrating night for the Chicago Cubs. The left-hander pitched six stingy innings, Lorenzo Cain reached base five times and the Milwaukee Brewers romped past the Cubs 11-1 on Tuesday to climb within three games of the NL...
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Seattle Storm's Breanna Stewart, right, is embraced by Sue Bird after the Storm defeated the Phoenix Mercury 94-84 during Game 5 of a WNBA basketball playoff semifinal, Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, in Seattle. The Storm advanced to the WNBA finals. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
September 05, 2018 - 1:25 am
SEATTLE (AP) — Sue Bird was on the brink of seeing maybe her last good chance at getting to the WNBA Finals evaporate. She was playing with a broken nose, her team was playing from behind for almost all of Game 5, and against her rival and friend that never loses in these situations. And to make...
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Detroit Tigers' Mikie Mahtook hits a two-run home run against the Chicago White Sox during the eighth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/David Banks)
September 05, 2018 - 1:17 am
CHICAGO (AP) — A hooking line drive late in the Tigers-White Sox game Tuesday night suddenly turned everyone's attention to the stands. A fan was hit in the face by a foul ball, bled profusely before walking to the first aid station and was taken to a hospital, briefly delaying Detroit's 8-3 win. A...
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