Athlete health

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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FILE - This Aug. 12, 2014 file photo shows safety helmets in a container in a pre-K classroom at an elementary school in Oklahoma. Comprehensive new children's concussion guidelines from the U.S. government released on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, recommend against routine X-rays and blood tests for diagnosis and reassure parents that most kids' symptoms subside within one to three months. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
September 04, 2018 - 12:22 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — New children's concussion guidelines from the U.S. government recommend against routine X-rays and blood tests for diagnosis and reassure parents that most kids' symptoms clear up within one to three months. Signs of potentially more serious injuries that may warrant CT imaging scans...
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FILE - In this May 23, 2018, file photo, USA Gymnastics President and CEO Kerry Perry testifies before the House Commerce Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Kerry Perry has resigned as president of USA Gymnastics. The announcement Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, came days after the United States Olympic Committee questioned the direction of the organization under Perry's leadership.(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
September 04, 2018 - 11:04 am
Kerry Perry resigned under pressure as USA Gymnastics president Tuesday, the move coming days after the U.S. Olympic Committee questioned her ability to lead a path forward for an organization rocked by scandal. Perry spent nine months on the job and repeatedly came under scrutiny by athletes who...
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Houston Astros' Alex Bregman (2) watches his home run against the Los Angeles Angels during the seventh inning of a baseball game Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)
September 04, 2018 - 2:56 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: ASCENDING ASTRO Alex Bregman has homered in three straight games for Houston, part of his surge since making the All-Star team. The third baseman has reached base safely in 31 consecutive games, the longest active streak in the majors, and looks...
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Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Jakob Junis delivers in the first inning of a baseball game against the Cleveland Indians, Monday, Sept. 3, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
September 03, 2018 - 8:26 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Francisco Lindor believes the Cleveland Indians need a spark. Lindor homered in the ninth inning of Cleveland's 5-1 loss Monday to the Kansas City Royals, who extended their winning streak to a season-high six games. The Indians have lost three straight but still lead the AL...
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Oakland Athletics' Mark Canha hits a solo home run against the New York Yankees during the fifth inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Monday, Sept. 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
September 03, 2018 - 8:14 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Trevor Cahill recalls all his bad outings against the Yankees. He sure picked a perfect moment to finally beat them — at last, in his 10th major league season, and in a meaningful September meeting. Mark Canha homered and Matt Chapman hit an RBI double to back Cahill, leading...
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Kei Nishikori, of Japan, smiles after defeating Philipp Kohlschreiber, of Germany, during the fourth round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Monday, Sept. 3, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)
September 03, 2018 - 7:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Kei Nishikori was so crushed about missing the U.S. Open last year, he couldn't even watch the tournament. Nishikori's season was over with torn tendons in his right wrist, and he knew how much he'd ache to play if he flipped on the TV. "I didn't really want to see any matches," he...
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FILE - In this Oct. 22, 2017, file photo, Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell (26) answers questions at a post-game meeting with reporters following a 29-14 win over the Cincinnati Bengals in an NFL football game in Pittsburgh. The Steelers are beginning preparations for their Week 1 opener against Cleveland without All-Pro running back Le'Veon Bell. Bell did not arrive at the team's facility in time for practice on Monday and has yet to sign his one-year franchise tender, leaving his status for Sunday's visit to the Browns in doubt. (AP Photo/Fred Vuich, File)
September 03, 2018 - 2:57 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers stressed all summer the need to avoid the kind of off-the-field distractions they couldn't seem to shake in 2017. So much for that. While the two-time defending AFC North champions hit the practice field on Monday to prepare for their Week 1 opener in...
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Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Shohei Ohtani (17) throws against the Houston Astros during the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, Sep. 2, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)
September 03, 2018 - 1:05 am
HOUSTON (AP) — George Springer knew something was different about Shohei Ohtani in his second at-bat against the Angels' pitcher him in the third inning on Sunday night. "The velocity drop was probably the obvious," Springer said. "He was throwing 98-99 and then came out throwing 88-92. When it's...
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September 02, 2018 - 7:50 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Scott Dixon claimed to remember little about his last race at Portland International Raceway, a visit 16 years and four championships ago. Should he win a fifth IndyCar title this season, his return to the Pacific Northwest will be one he never forgets. Dixon salvaged his...
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