Athlete health

August 29, 2018 - 8:13 pm
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Angels slugger Albert Pujols is likely to miss the rest of the season after undergoing surgery on his left knee. The Angels announced Pujols' arthroscopic knee surgery Wednesday. Recovery time is typically at least six weeks. Pujols is batting .245 with 19 homers...
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Chicago Cubs' ground crew lay down the tarp due to a storm during the 10th inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)
August 29, 2018 - 10:36 am
A look at what's happening around the majors Wednesday: HILL COUNTRY The Athletics wrap up their series at Minute Maid Park, trailing the AL West-leading Astros by 1 1/2 games going into the finale. Trevor Cahill (5-3, 3.44 ERA) starts for Oakland, looking to rebound after allowing five runs in...
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Madison Keys returns a shot to Pauline Parmentier, of France, during the first round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
August 28, 2018 - 11:21 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 11:15 p.m. Madison Keys eased into the second round of the U.S. Open with a 6-4, 6-4 victory over 71st-ranked Pauline Parmentier of France. The 14th-seeded Keys was the runner-up to Sloane Stephens at Flushing Meadows...
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New York Mets' Jose Bautista hits a home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
August 28, 2018 - 7:36 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies acquired veteran slugger Jose Bautista from the New York Mets on Tuesday for a player to be named or cash. Bautista has batted .196 with 11 homers and 42 RBIs for the Braves and Mets this season. The Phillies entered Tuesday night's game against...
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Chicago Cubs' Jon Lester watches his two RBI-single during the third inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets on Monday, Aug. 27, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)
August 28, 2018 - 12:41 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Jon Lester got it done with his arm, glove and bat. Even teammate Anthony Rizzo was impressed. "He's a good athlete, he really is," a grinning Rizzo said. "I don't say that too much about pitchers." Lester worked six innings, drove in two runs with a timely single off Noah...
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Houston Astros' Alex Bregman, right, celebrates his three-run home run off Oakland Athletics relief pitcher Lou Trivino with George Springer during the eighth inning of a baseball game, Monday, Aug. 27, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)
August 28, 2018 - 12:26 am
HOUSTON (AP) — With their lineup at full strength for the first time in more than two months, the Houston Astros put on an offensive show against the Oakland Athletics on Monday night. "When we're healthy, we're the best team in baseball," third baseman Alex Bregman said. Bregman and Tyler White...
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Rafael Nadal, of Spain, is viewed through the racket of David Ferrer, also of Spain, during the first round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Monday, Aug. 27, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
August 27, 2018 - 11:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 11:20 p.m. Top-ranked Rafael Nadal advanced to the second round of the U.S. Open when David Ferrer retired in the second set of their all-Spanish matchup. Nadal won the first set but trailed 3-4 in the second when...
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Toronto Blue Jays' Kendrys Morales walks off the field after striking out swinging in the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles, Monday, Aug. 27, 2018, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
August 27, 2018 - 11:22 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — Kendrys Morales took his cuts, and the ball didn't go out of the park. It happens all the time to the best players in the land. On this occasion, however, Morales' homerless performance ended his attempt to make baseball history. Morales had his home run streak snapped at seven...
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Washington Nationals' Stephen Strasburg pitches during the third inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Monday, Aug. 27, 2018, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
August 27, 2018 - 10:34 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Stephen Strasburg threw six effective innings, Matt Wieters hit a solo homer and the Washington Nationals beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-3 Monday night. Strasburg (7-7) gave up two runs and five hits, striking out five. The Phillies fell 3 1/2 games behind first-place Atlanta...
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Andy Murray, of Great Britain, reacts during his match against James Duckworth, of Australia, during the first round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Monday, Aug. 27, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
August 27, 2018 - 7:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Andy Murray pumped his fist and then did it again, exulting as if he had just won his match. Actually, he was still one point away. But considering all the pain Murray has experienced in his hip, sprinting toward the net to chase down a drop volley and put it away was something to...
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