Athlete health

St. Louis Cardinals' John Gant is congratulated by teammates after hitting a two-run home run during the second inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
August 15, 2018 - 12:42 am
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Even John Gant cracked a smile. Gant homered for his first major league hit and pitched one-run ball into the sixth inning, helping the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Washington Nationals 6-4 on Tuesday night for their season-high seventh consecutive victory. Kolten Wong had three...
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New York Yankees' J.A. Happ delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
August 15, 2018 - 12:01 am
NEW YORK (AP) — This is exactly what the New York Yankees were hoping for when they added J.A. Happ. The veteran left-hander permitted just one soft single in seven shutout innings to win his third start in a row, pitching the Yankees past the Tampa Bay Rays 4-1 on Tuesday night. "It was a clinic...
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Atlanta Braves' Ronald Acuna Jr. celebrates while rounding the bases after hitting a lead-off home run in the first inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018 in Atlanta. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
August 14, 2018 - 11:57 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors Wednesday: ACUNA AGAIN! Atlanta rookie Ronald Acuna Jr. has homered five games in a row — at 20, he's the youngest major leaguer to do that. He's also hit leadoff home runs in three straight, connecting the last two days on the first pitch Miami threw...
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Atlanta Braves' Ronald Acuna Jr. (13) follows through on a lead-off home run in the first inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018 in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
August 14, 2018 - 11:53 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Ronald Acuna Jr. had a case of jitters before he stepped in the batter's box for the first time Tuesday night. He had homered in the leadoff spot twice in a doubleheader the day before, so even Acuna wondered if it could happen again. "I wasn't sure I'd be able to hit another home...
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Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Trevor Bauer delivers against the Chicago White Sox during the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)
August 14, 2018 - 5:42 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cleveland Indians placed right-hander Trevor Bauer on the 10-day disabled list Tuesday with a small stress fracture in his right leg. Cleveland is in complete control in the AL Central, leading second-place Minnesota by 12 1/2 games coming into the day. But any lingering issue...
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Stan Wawrinka, of Switzerland, returns to Diego Schwartzman, of Argentina, in the first round at the Western & Southern Open, Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, in Mason, Ohio. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
August 14, 2018 - 1:23 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Stan Wawrinka never got to defend his 2016 U.S. Open title, forced to miss last year's tournament because of a knee injury that dropped him far down the rankings. The U.S. Tennis Association made sure he has a spot this year. Wawrinka and former women's No. 1 Victoria Azarenka...
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San Francisco Giants' Nick Hundley, left, celebrates as he hits a two-RBI single as Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Scott Alexander, center, watches along with catcher Austin Barnes during the ninth inning of a baseball game, Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
August 14, 2018 - 1:32 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Pinch-hitter Nick Hundley hit a two-run single in the ninth inning to give the Giants their first lead, and San Francisco rallied for a 5-2 victory on Monday night, handing the Los Angeles Dodgers' bullpen its fourth consecutive loss. This time, the Dodgers wasted a masterful...
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Serena Williams serves to Daria Gavrilova, of Australia, in the first round at the Western & Southern tennis Open, Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, in Mason, Ohio. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
August 13, 2018 - 11:09 pm
MASON, Ohio (AP) — Serena Williams bounced back from the most lopsided loss of her career, cruising past Daria Gavrilova 6-1, 6-2 at the Western & Southern Open on Monday. Williams, a 23-time Grand Slam winner who returned to the tour this year after the birth of her first child, needed just 65...
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El receptor Yasmani Grandal (9) y el lanzador Kenley Jansen (74) de los Dodgers de Los Ángeles tras la victoria ante los Atléticos de Oakland, el martes 7 de agosto de 2018. (AP Foto/D. Ross Cameron)
August 13, 2018 - 10:58 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen expects to have a second heart surgery in the offseason but is confident he'll be able to come off the disabled list within the next few weeks. The All-Star reliever, out since Thursday with an irregular heartbeat, rejoined the Dodgers when they...
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Green Bay Packers' Aaron Rodgers talks to Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Vrabel before a preseason NFL football game Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Matt Ludtke)
August 13, 2018 - 7:38 pm
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Aaron Rodgers is speaking with a heightened sense of urgency as he enters his 14th NFL season. No critical words from the Green Bay Packers quarterback on Monday, a week after expressing displeasure with the effort from some young players during a portion of practice. "I care...
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