Athlete health

New York Yankees' Miguel Andujar reacts as he heads down the third base line after hitting a two-run home run against the Texas Rangers during the fourth inning of a baseball game, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
August 09, 2018 - 11:14 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Giancarlo Stanton's teammates jumped out of the dugout, amazed at how fast the power hitter's latest homer sped into the Yankee Stadium seats. The Yankee slugger? Well, it was just another one in his ledger. Stanton hit the hardest homer ever measured by Major League Baseball's...
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Zach Johnson reacts on the ninth green during the first round of the PGA Championship golf tournament at Bellerive Country Club, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
August 09, 2018 - 8:10 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Latest on the PGA Championship, golf's final major of the year (all times local): 7:15 p.m. Justin Rose says the back injury that forced him to withdraw from last week's WGC-Bridgestone Invitational didn't cause him any problems during an opening-round 67 at the PGA...
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Cleveland Indians teammates mob Michael Brantley after he hit the game-winning RBI-single in the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Minnesota Twins, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, in Cleveland. Greg Allen scored on the play. The Indians won 5-4. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
August 09, 2018 - 6:39 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Michael Brantley knew what was coming after giving the Cleveland Indians their second straight walk-off victory over the Minnesota Twins. Brantley was mobbed by his teammates as he rounded first base following his ninth-inning single that gave Cleveland a 5-4 win Thursday...
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Boston Red Sox'sRafael Devers high-fives with Eduardo Nunez after Devers hit a two-run home run during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018, in Toronto. (Fred Thornhill/The Canadian Press via AP)
August 08, 2018 - 10:18 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Rafael Devers returned from the disabled list and hit a two-run home run, Brian Johnson pitched a season-high seven innings to win his second straight start and the Red Sox extended their winning streak to six games with a 10-5 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays 10-5 on Wednesday...
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Texas Rangers Joey Gallo hits a solo home run against the Seattle Mariners during the third inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Mike Stone)
August 08, 2018 - 5:44 pm
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Joey Gallo homered twice and drove in four runs, Yovani Gallardo won his fourth straight start and the Texas Rangers held off the Seattle Mariners 11-7 on Wednesday. Gallardo (7-1) leads the majors with seven wins since June 23. He allowed three hits, two runs and three...
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Dr. Sanjay Sharma, professor of cardiology at St. George's University of London, speaks during an interview on Wednesday Aug. 8, 2018 about a study he led which found procedures that can help identify athletes who are at risk for heart-problems. He said the British soccer program will start re-checking players' hearts at ages 18, 20 and 25. (AP Photo/Robert Stevens)
August 08, 2018 - 5:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Every so often a seemingly healthy young athlete suddenly collapses and dies of cardiac arrest. What kind of heart check-up is best at finding players at risk? Experts debate whether it's time to add routine EKGs to the pre-sports check-up. Now a study of more than 11,000 top teen...
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Justin Thomas hits out of a bunker on the 15th hole during a practice round for the PGA Championship golf tournament at Bellerive Country Club, Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
August 08, 2018 - 4:54 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Latest on the PGA Championship, golf's final major of the year (all times local): 3:55 p.m. Heavy rains that fell at Bellerive this week hardly slowed its massive greens, which tournament coordinator Kerry Haigh said were running right where he wants them for the PGA...
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New York Yankees' Miguel Andujar (41) gestures after hitting an RBI against the Chicago White Sox during the 13th inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, in Chicago. The Yankees won 4-3 in 13 innings. (AP Photo/David Banks)
August 08, 2018 - 1:05 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Miguel Andujar homered and singled in the go-ahead run in the 13th inning, Sonny Gray won in his first relief outing since 2013 and the New York Yankees beat the Chicago White Sox 4-3 on Tuesday night. Andujar had three hits, including a go-ahead single in the 13th, and Giancarlo...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018, file photo, Las Vegas Aces head coach Bill Laimbeer, left, offers his opinion on a call to official Fatou Cissoko-Stevens during the first half of WNBA basketball game action against the Connecticut Sun in Uncasville, Conn. The WNBA has ruled that Las Vegas will forfeit its game against Washington that was canceled Friday night, Aug. 4, 20018, when the Aces players decided not to play because of concerns about their health and safety after 26 hours of travel.(Sean D. Elliot/The Day via AP, File)
August 07, 2018 - 10:44 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — For the first time in WNBA history, a team has forfeited a game. The league ruled Tuesday that Las Vegas will get a loss for its game against Washington that was canceled when the Aces players decided not to play because of concerns about their health and safety after 26 hours of...
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Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12) throws during practice at the NFL team's football training camp in Westfield, Ind., Monday, Aug. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
August 07, 2018 - 3:56 pm
WESTFIELD, Ind. (AP) — Andrew Luck spent two straight offseasons contemplating how it would feel to play football again. He'll find out Thursday night. Coach Frank Reich announced Tuesday that Luck would start and could play most of the first quarter in the Indianapolis Colts' preseason opener at...
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