Athlete health

Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jon Lester throws to a Pittsburgh Pirates batter during the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
August 16, 2018 - 11:15 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jon Lester wasn't overly excited about winning for the first time in just over a month. However, Cubs manager Joe Maddon couldn't have been happier with his performance. Lester pitched six innings and Ian Happ homered as the Chicago Cubs beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 1-0 on Thursday...
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Miami Marlins starting pitcher Jose Urena leaves the field after being ejected for hitting Atlanta Braves' Ronald Acuna Jr. with a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
August 16, 2018 - 6:24 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Urena has been suspended six games and fined an undisclosed amount for intentionally hitting Ronald Acuna Jr. of the Atlanta Braves with a pitch. Major League Baseball announced the penalties Thursday, a day after Urena hit Acuna on the left arm with his...
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Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher Adam Kolarek, right, and catcher Michael Perez celebrate after the ninth inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, in New York. The Rays defeated the Yankees 3-1. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
August 16, 2018 - 5:41 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — As he jogged from the bullpen, Tampa Bay rookie left-hander Adam Kolarek reminded himself that he's pitched out of bases-loaded, no-out situations before. In the minors, at least. "It just hasn't been at this level," he said. "And certainly not in a stadium like Yankee Stadium." Or...
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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 16, 2018 - 5:41 pm
MONTREAL (AP) — Johnny Manziel described his condition as a "delayed onset concussion" and said he had headaches. The Montreal quarterback spoke on a podcast Thursday, five days after taking a big hit and fumbling at the goal line in the Alouettes' 24-17 loss at Ottawa. Manziel was cleared to stay...
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Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, returns to Adrian Mannarino, of France, in the second round at the Western & Southern Open tennis tournament, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, in Mason, Ohio. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
August 16, 2018 - 8:53 am
MASON, Ohio (AP) — Novak Djokovic completed his comeback from elbow surgery by winning Wimbledon for the fourth time. He's inching closer to one of the few titles to elude him throughout his career. Djokovic overcame an upset stomach and a sluggish first set Wednesday, beating Adrian Mannarino 4-6...
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Los Angeles Dodgers' Yasiel Puig, right, celebrates with Joc Pederson afters scoring on a sacrifice by Pederson during the sixth inning against the San Francisco Giants in a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
August 16, 2018 - 3:44 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — It was looking all too familiar to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Another lead lost, another reliever buckling in a big moment. Only this time, after San Francisco Giants outfielder Andrew McCutchen hit a three-run homer in the eighth inning to tie the game, the Dodgers did not wilt...
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Tennessee Titans running backs Dion Lewis (33) and Derrick Henry (22) rest on a cooling bench during NFL football training camp Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. The Titans put a bench on each side of their three practice fields, giving players a chance to recover when the temperature during morning practices can feel like 90 degrees. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
August 16, 2018 - 3:12 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Titans running back Dion Lewis has been so focused on football with his new team that he didn't realize until a few days into training camp just how special the benches on each sideline really are. Now he takes a couple of minutes whenever possible during practice...
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St. Louis Cardinals' Marcell Ozuna is congratulated by teammates after hitting a solo home run during the second inning of the team's baseball game against the Washington Nationals on Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
August 16, 2018 - 12:52 am
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Austin Gomber learned plenty about pressure during a 15-game stint in the St. Louis Cardinals' bullpen earlier this season. The left-hander used that experience to his advantage on Wednesday night. Gomber tossed six shutout innings in his fourth start of the year, Marcell Ozuna...
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Philadelphia Phillies' Wilson Ramos is doused by Odubel Herrera after the Phillies' 7-4 win in a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
August 15, 2018 - 11:52 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Wilson Ramos became an instant favorite with his new team. Ramos had three extra-base hits and three RBIs, helping the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Boston Red Sox 7-4 on Wednesday night in his first game wearing red pinstripes. The Phillies, who remained two games behind first...
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Atlanta Braves' Dansby Swanson is congratulated in the dugout after hitting a two-run home run during the fourth inning against the Miami Marlins in a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
August 15, 2018 - 10:39 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Slugging rookie Ronald Acuna Jr. was hit by a pitch before he could take the Marlins deep again, but Dansby Swanson filled the power void for Atlanta, hitting a two-run homer that led the Braves to a 5-2 win over Miami on Wednesday. Acuna, who had hit leadoff homers in the last three...
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