Athlete health

Simone Biles practices on the floor during a training session at the U.S. Gymnastics Championships, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
August 15, 2018 - 10:34 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Simone Biles is not here to save gymnastics. Or at least USA Gymnastics. The reigning Olympic champion understands how bumpy of a ride it has been for her sport's national governing body since she stepped off the podium in Rio de Janeiro two years ago, a fourth Olympic gold medal...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018 file photo, Montreal Alouettes quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) passes during first-half CFL football game action against the Ottawa Redblacks in Ottawa, Ontario. Johnny Manziel was placed under the Canadian Football League's concussion protocol Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018. The Montreal Alouettes quarterback was hit at the goal line last weekend, leading to a fumble that a teammate recovered for a touchdown in a 24-17 loss at Ottawa. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
August 15, 2018 - 6:08 pm
MONTREAL (AP) — Johnny Manziel was placed under the Canadian Football League's concussion protocol Wednesday. The Montreal Alouettes quarterback was hit at the goal line last weekend, leading to a fumble that a teammate recovered for a touchdown in a 24-17 loss at Ottawa. Manziel completed the game...
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Chicago Cubs' Anthony Rizzo, right, celebrates with David Bote after hitting a two-run home run during the first inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
August 15, 2018 - 5:40 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Anthony Rizzo homered, drove in three runs and stole two bases in his return to the cleanup spot, and the Chicago Cubs restored their three-game lead in the NL Central by topping the Milwaukee Brewers 8-4 on Wednesday. Jason Heyward added three hits and two RBIs as Chicago bounced...
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August 15, 2018 - 3:40 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers are casting doubt on Jimmy Nelson's chances of returning this season. Nelson had shoulder surgery in September after he got hurt diving back to first after rounding the base on a single. It was a tough conclusion to a breakout year for the right-hander, who went...
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FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2018, file photo, Buffalo Bills wide receiver Corey Coleman talks to the media after his first practice at the NFL football team's training camp in Pittsford, N.Y. Bills newly acquired receiver Corey Coleman can't escape the reminders of Cleveland no matter how hard he's tried to put his two seasons with the Browns in the past. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus, File)
August 15, 2018 - 2:52 pm
PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) — New Buffalo Bills wide receiver Corey Coleman can't escape reminders of Cleveland no matter how hard he's tried to put his two seasons with the Browns in the past. First, there was the second episode of HBO's "Hard Knocks" series on Tuesday, which detailed how a frustrated...
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FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2017, file photo, West Virginia quarterback Will Grier (7) looks to pass against Texas Tech during an NCAA college football game in Morgantown, W.Va. While the Sooners are still the preseason favorite again, there are also high expectations for Grier, the preseason Big 12 offensive player of the year who threw 34 touchdowns and 3,490 yards in his injury-shortened WVU debut.(AP Photo/Raymond Thompson, File)
August 15, 2018 - 2:48 pm
Maybe Will Grier can do at West Virginia what Baker Mayfield did with Oklahoma before going to the NFL. If the senior quarterback can mimic the spectacular season had by Mayfield, the Mountaineers would have a couple of significant firsts. They have never won a Big 12 Conference title or had a...
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St. Louis Cardinals' John Gant is congratulated by teammates after hitting a two-run home run during the second inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
August 15, 2018 - 12:42 am
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Even John Gant cracked a smile. Gant homered for his first major league hit and pitched one-run ball into the sixth inning, helping the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Washington Nationals 6-4 on Tuesday night for their season-high seventh consecutive victory. Kolten Wong had three...
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New York Yankees' J.A. Happ delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
August 15, 2018 - 12:01 am
NEW YORK (AP) — This is exactly what the New York Yankees were hoping for when they added J.A. Happ. The veteran left-hander permitted just one soft single in seven shutout innings to win his third start in a row, pitching the Yankees past the Tampa Bay Rays 4-1 on Tuesday night. "It was a clinic...
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Atlanta Braves' Ronald Acuna Jr. celebrates while rounding the bases after hitting a lead-off home run in the first inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018 in Atlanta. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
August 14, 2018 - 11:57 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors Wednesday: ACUNA AGAIN! Atlanta rookie Ronald Acuna Jr. has homered five games in a row — at 20, he's the youngest major leaguer to do that. He's also hit leadoff home runs in three straight, connecting the last two days on the first pitch Miami threw...
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Atlanta Braves' Ronald Acuna Jr. (13) follows through on a lead-off home run in the first inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018 in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
August 14, 2018 - 11:53 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Ronald Acuna Jr. had a case of jitters before he stepped in the batter's box for the first time Tuesday night. He had homered in the leadoff spot twice in a doubleheader the day before, so even Acuna wondered if it could happen again. "I wasn't sure I'd be able to hit another home...
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