Athlete health

Tampa Bay Rays' Nathan Eovaldi delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets, Sunday, July 8, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
July 08, 2018 - 7:10 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The weather was nearly perfect and so was Nathan Eovaldi. The right-hander retired his first 18 batters, C.J. Cron hit an early three-run homer and the Tampa Bay Rays routed the New York Mets 9-0 on Sunday. "The fastball location was really there, and the cutter," Eovaldi said. "...
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Houston Astros' Jose Altuve, right, is congratulated by Yuli Gurriel after hitting a home run against the Chicago White Sox during the fourth inning of a baseball game Sunday, July 8, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
July 08, 2018 - 6:26 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Houston's offense cooled off on Sunday after the Astros piled up 23 runs and 30 hits combined in their last two games. The Astros managed just three hits and two runs in the series finale against the White Sox, but it was just enough to get a 2-1 win to complete the four-game sweep...
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Arizona Diamondbacks' Paul Goldschmidt celebrates with Nick Ahmed (13) after hitting a three-run home run against the San Diego Padres in the fourth inning during a baseball game, Saturday, July 7, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)
July 08, 2018 - 2:36 am
PHOENIX (AP) — Five home runs, 18 hits, 20 runs. The Arizona Diamondbacks have never had a better offensive night than they did Saturday against the San Diego Padres. David Peralta drove in three runs and matched his career best with five hits and the Diamondbacks set a single-game franchise...
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Washington Nationals Mark Reynolds rounds the bases after hitting a two-run home run against the Miami Marlins during the second inning of a baseball game at Nationals Park in Washington, Saturday, July 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
July 08, 2018 - 12:23 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Mark Reynolds may have sent his manager toward a sleepless night. How is Dave Martinez supposed to rest when he's got to figure out whether Reynolds' career night earned him another start Sunday? "Well, I mean I'm going to sleep just fine. That's his problem," Reynolds joked...
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Atlanta Braves' Anibal Sanchez pitches during the first inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday, July 7, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)
July 07, 2018 - 8:24 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Anibal Sanchez abruptly ended Atlanta's season-long losing streak. Sanchez pitched effectively into the seventh and Freddie Freeman added three hits, lifting the Atlanta Braves to a 5-1 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday. "I know the potential for this team to be in the...
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St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Carlos Martinez throws to the San Francisco Giants during the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, July 7, 2018, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
July 07, 2018 - 8:16 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — St. Louis pitcher Carlos Martinez found his rhythm early, both on the mound and at the plate. It was another encouraging sign for the right-hander, who struggled through a rough May and wound up on the disabled list for the first time in his career. Martinez pitched seven...
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Russia's Fyodor Kudryashov, center, celebrates after Russia's Mario Fernandes scores his side's second goal during the quarterfinal match between Russia and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Fisht Stadium, in Sochi, Russia, Saturday, July 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
July 07, 2018 - 4:41 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Saturday at the World Cup (all times local): 11:37 p.m. Russia and Croatia are level at 2-2 after extra time and are going to a penalty shootout in the World Cup quarterfinal. Russia equalized in the 115th minute when Mario Fernandes headed in a free kick from just...
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July 07, 2018 - 12:28 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The family of a former Ohio State University team doctor accused by athletes of sexual misconduct says it is "shocked and saddened" by the allegations and is cooperating with the school's independent investigation. The Columbus Dispatch in a story published online Saturday...
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Washington Nationals' Mark Reynolds, second from left, celebrates his walkoff home run with teammates after a baseball game against the Miami Marlins at Nationals Park, Friday, July 6, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
July 06, 2018 - 11:52 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nationals manager Dave Martinez acknowledged he was looking for someone who could end the game with one swing in the ninth inning Friday night. He chose the right guy. Pinch-hitter Mark Reynolds led off the bottom of the ninth with a home run that lifted the Nationals past the...
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The body of Saman Gunan, a former Thai navy SEAL who died during an overnight mission, is carried during a repatriation and religious rites ceremony at Chiang Rai Airport in Mae Sai, Chiang Rai province, in northern Thailand Friday, July 6, 2018. The Thai navy diver working as part of the effort to rescue 12 boys and their soccer coach trapped in a flooded cave died Friday from lack of oxygen, underscoring risks of extracting the team. (AP Photo)
July 06, 2018 - 8:50 pm
BANGKOK (AP) — The death of a former member of the Thai navy's elite SEAL during an underwater swim in the partly flooded cave where a dozen boys and their soccer coach are trapped struck a particularly deep chord with Thais, because he was a volunteer on a humanitarian mission that has riveted the...
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