Athlete health

Toronto Blue Jays' Yangervis Solarte jumps in the air rounding third base as coach Luis Rivera watches after Solarte hit a home run against the Washington Nationals during the third inning of a baseball game Friday, June 15, 2018, in Toronto. (Fred Thornhill/The Canadian Press via AP)
June 15, 2018 - 11:22 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Yangervis Solarte provided power from both sides of the plate to help the Toronto Blue Jays end a record stretch of futility against left-handed pitchers. Solarte hit two home runs, Devon Travis also connected and the Blue Jays beat the Washington Nationals 6-5 on Friday night, their...
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Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Corey Kluber, left, waits for Minnesota Twins' Brian Dozier to run the bases after Dozier hit a two-run home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game Friday, June 15, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
June 15, 2018 - 11:14 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Corey Kluber doesn't often appear hittable, beatable or unremarkable. It's a baseball rarity, like a triple play. On Friday night, it happened. Kluber had a rare rocky performance, lasting just five innings and losing for the first time in seven starts as Kyle Gibson outpitched the...
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Uruguay's Jose Gimenez, center, heads the ball to score the opening goal during the group A match between Egypt and Uruguay at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Yekaterinburg Arena in Yekaterinburg, Russia, Friday, June 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
June 15, 2018 - 10:55 pm
YEKATERINBURG, Russia (AP) — On a team that boasts one of the World Cup's most potent attacks, a defender lifted Uruguay to its first opening-match victory at the World Cup in 48 years. Jose Gimenez headed in Carlos Sanchez's free kick in the 89th minute for a 1-0 victory over Egypt on Friday. "...
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FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2013 file photo a Nigeria fan holds up a live chicken decorated in Nigeria's colors of green and white, ahead of the start of Nigeria's African Cup of Nations tournament final soccer match against Burkina Faso, at Soccer City Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, file)
June 15, 2018 - 3:38 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Friday at the World Cup (all times local): 10:36 p.m. Chicken on plates, no problem. In the stadiums, not so much. A Russian official in the city of Kaliningrad says authorities forbade World Cup fans from bringing live chickens to matches. Some fans sometimes dye...
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Peru head coach Ricardo Gareca reacts during Peru's official press conference on the eve of the group C match between Peru and Denmark at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Mordovia Arena in Saransk, Russia, Friday, June 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
June 15, 2018 - 5:44 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on the opening day of the World Cup (all times local): 12:35 p.m. Peru coach Ricardo Gareca will not commit to playing recently reinstated striker Paolo Guerrero in their World Cup opener against Denmark. Gareca's only promise in a news conference Friday is that if Peru's...
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Philadelphia Phillies' Andrew Knapp, left, slides into third base past Colorado Rockies shortstop Trevor Story to advance on a ground out by Scott Kingery during the eighth inning of a baseball game, Thursday, June 14, 2018, in Philadelphia. Philadelphia won 9-3. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
June 14, 2018 - 10:51 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors Friday: TEXAS STORY Colorado shortstop Trevor Story gets to play a big league game near home for the first time when the Rockies open an interleague series Friday night at the Texas Rangers, in a stadium only a few miles from his hometown of Irving,...
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New York Yankees' Gleyber Torres watches his three-run home run against the Tampa Bay Rays during the fifth inning of a baseball game Thursday, June 14, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
June 14, 2018 - 10:32 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Gleyber Torres hit another three-run homer and Domingo German struck out a career-high 10 for his first major league win as the New York Yankees edged the Tampa Bay Rays 4-3 in the opener of a four-game series Thursday night. Aaron Hicks also homered off Blake Snell (8-4) as New...
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San Francisco Giants' Evan Longoria, left, watches his RBI single to score Buster Posey during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Wednesday, June 13, 2018, in Miami. The Marlins won 5-4. At right is Miami Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
June 14, 2018 - 5:55 pm
MIAMI (AP) — San Francisco Giants third baseman Evan Longoria has a broken left hand after being hit by a pitch. Longoria was struck by Dan Straily in Miami on Thursday. There is no timetable for Longoria's return. The 32-year-old Longoria says he will decide in the next few days if he will need...
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People watch a speech of Russian President Vladimir Putin on a huge screen prior the 2018 soccer World Cup match between Russia and Saudi Arabia at a fan zone in St.Petersburg, Russia, Thursday, June 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
June 14, 2018 - 4:35 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on the opening day of the World Cup (all times local): ___ 11:20 p.m. The second day of World Cup action will bring one of the most anticipated games of the opening round: Spain against Portugal in a match of two teams trying to bring the focus back to soccer. Spain is in...
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Lionel Messi, right, and Sergio Aguero talk to a team assistant during a training session of Argentina at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Bronnitsy, Russia, Wednesday, June 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)
June 14, 2018 - 2:57 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The smallest nation ever to play at a World Cup has a big start against Lionel Messi in Moscow on Saturday. Just don't expect Iceland to be at all intimidated by Argentina and its superstar forward, going by its European Championship debut two years ago. Then, the world's other best...
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