Athlete health

August 25, 2018 - 2:10 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: GROWING BOTE OF WORK Cubs rookie David Bote tries to keep his sensational rookie season rolling in a game against Cincinnati. Bote walked off Chicago with a 10th-inning homer Friday, his second game-ending shot this month. The 25-year-old didn't...
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Kansas City Royals' Salvador Perez (13) celebrates with Alex Gordon after hitting a three-run home run during the first inning of a baseball game against the Cleveland Indians on Friday, Aug. 24, 2018, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
August 25, 2018 - 1:23 am
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Salvador Perez made a young fan's night by coming through on his promise to hit a home run. A few hours later, a couple kids on the Kansas City Royals hit their own memorable shots. Ryan O'Hearn and Hunter Dozier became the first rookies ever to hit back-to-back home runs to...
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Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout walks out of the batting cage during practice for a baseball game against the Houston Astros, Friday, Aug. 24, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
August 25, 2018 - 12:41 am
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Angels star Mike Trout is back in the lineup for the first time since the death of his brother-in-law. Trout was starting Friday night at home against Houston. The two-time AL MVP is hitting .309 with 30 home runs and 60 RBIs, and leads the majors with a .459 on-...
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Tampa Bay Rays' Willy Adames, left, celebrates his two-run home run in front Boston Red Sox catcher Blake Swihart during the fourth inning of a baseball game on Friday, Aug. 24, 2018, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Scott Audette)
August 24, 2018 - 11:54 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Boston Red Sox had a lot of hits again. However, they couldn't put them together to get a lot of scorng. Willy Adames homered, Michael Perez drove in four runs and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Red Sox 10-3 Friday night for their sixth straight win. Boston finished...
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Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Ryan Borucki throws to a Philadelphia Phillies batter during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, Aug. 24, 2018, in Toronto. (Fred Thornhill/The Canadian Press via AP)
August 24, 2018 - 11:00 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Jake Arrieta wasn't too happy with the effort his Philadelphia Phillies produced against the Toronto Blue Jays. Kendrys Morales homered for the fifth straight game, Billy McKinney hit a two-run shot and Toronto beat Philadelphia 4-2 on Friday night, handing the slumping Phillies...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018, file photo, Cleveland Browns quarterback Tyrod Taylor (5) walks to the locker room during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, in Cleveland. Taylor said on Twitter that he’s “doing well” after injuring his left hand against Philadelphia. Taylor got hurt when he fell without contact and landed on his hand and wrist in the first quarter. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane, File)
August 24, 2018 - 10:28 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns escaped a preseason quarterback swap. Tyrod Taylor isn't expected to miss any time — and is still in line to start the Sept. 9 season opener against Pittsburgh — after dislocating his left pinky and bruising his hand in Thursday's 5-0 win over Philadelphia. Taylor's...
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New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees throws a pass during a joint NFL football practice with the Los Angeles Chargers, Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018, in Costa Mesa, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
August 24, 2018 - 7:13 pm
After all of those years eschewing the Los Angeles area, the NFL now has two teams there. On Saturday, both will host preseason games on what many say is the only August weekend that even slightly matters. The Rams host the Texans in an afternoon game, and four hours later the Chargers entertain...
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Texas Rangers' Bartolo Colon, center, walks off the mound after being relieved by manager Jeff Banister, right, in the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics, Monday, Aug. 20, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
August 24, 2018 - 6:38 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Texas Rangers pitcher Bartolo Colon has been put on the 10-day disabled list because of a strained lower back. The 45-year-old Colon is 7-11 with a 5.45 ERA. The Rangers made the move before Friday night's game at San Francisco. Colon was scratched from a start last Sunday...
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FILE - In this Aug. 18, 2018, file photo, Robert Wickens prepares to qualify for an IndyCar series auto race in Long Pond, Pa. Wickens underwent surgery this week on his right arm and lower extremities and tests showed the Canadian does not have injuries that have not already been detected. Wickens previously had titanium rods and screws placed in his spine to stabilize a fracture associated with a spinal cord injury suffered in a weekend crash at Pocono Raceway. IndyCar said in a statement Friday, Aug. 24, 2018, the severity of the spinal cord injury is still unknown.(AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)
August 24, 2018 - 12:50 pm
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — IndyCar said Friday that Canadian driver Robert Wickens underwent surgery this week on his right arm and lower extremities and tests found no additional injuries from his crash at Pocono last weekend. Wickens has had titanium rods and screws placed in his spine to stabilize a...
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Just recalled from the Triple A team, Colorado Rockies left fielder Matt Holliday takes the field to face the San Diego Padres in the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
August 24, 2018 - 4:26 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: HAPPY HOLLIDAY Matt Holliday takes aim at getting his first hit of the season. The 38-year-old outfielder returned to the Rockies on Thursday for the first time in a decade and went 0 for 3 against San Diego. The seven-time All-Star signed a minor...
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