Athlete health

Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper watches his solo home run with San Francisco Giants catcher Nick Hundley during the fourth inning of a baseball game at Nationals Park, Saturday, June 9, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
June 09, 2018 - 5:08 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Capitals showed off their newly won Stanley Cup as part of a pregame ceremony Saturday before the Nationals met the San Francisco Giants. Bryce Harper has his mind on bringing another piece of hardware to Washington by the end of the year. "I think a World Series...
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Sloane Stephens of the U.S. exhales after missing a ball against Romania's Simona Halep in the final match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Saturday, June 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
June 09, 2018 - 2:04 pm
PARIS (AP) — A year ago at this time, Sloane Stephens sat out the French Open while she put in the work it would take to get back on tour after having foot surgery. The payoff was a U.S. Open title last September. Then, less than six months ago, Stephens was exiting the Australian Open in the first...
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Washington Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants at Nationals Park, Friday, June 8, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
June 09, 2018 - 2:45 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: AILING ACES Star pitchers Stephen Strasburg, Masahiro Tanaka and Shohei Ohtani all had rough starts to the weekend. Strasburg had to exit after just two innings when Washington hosted the Giants because of tightness in his pitching shoulder. The...
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Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Walker Buehler throws against the Atlanta Braves during the first inning of a baseball game, Friday, June 8, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
June 09, 2018 - 2:41 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Walker Buehler was looking like the answer to the Dodgers' injury woes. Then he became just another problem. Buehler was pulled from his start Friday night with rib soreness, and Los Angeles overcame another blow to its depleted pitching staff by hitting five home runs to beat...
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Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James speaks during a news conference following Game 4 of basketball's NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors, early Saturday, June 9, 2018, in Cleveland. The Warriors defeated the Cavaliers 108-85 to sweep the series and win the title. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
June 09, 2018 - 1:32 am
CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James walked into his final interview of the NBA Finals with one last surprise: A dark brace on his right hand, covering an injury he's hidden for a week. "Pretty much played the last three games with a broken hand," James said. The cause: He punched something after Game 1...
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Golden State Warriors' Draymond Green celebrates after the Warriors defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 108-85 in Game 4 of basketball's NBA Finals to win the NBA championship, Friday, June 8, 2018, in Cleveland. Next to Green are Kevin Durant, left, and Klay Thompson. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
June 09, 2018 - 1:28 am
CLEVELAND (AP) — There were still a few seconds left on the clock when the Golden State Warriors stormed off their bench to begin a celebration that wasn't guaranteed. They couldn't wait any longer. They had reached their destination: dynasty. Stephen Curry scored 37 points, Kevin Durant added a...
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Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Shohei Ohtani watches a pitch during the third inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals in Anaheim, Calif., Wednesday, June 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)
June 09, 2018 - 1:15 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Shohei Ohtani was put on the disabled list by the Los Angeles Angels with a sprained ligament in his pitching elbow Friday, an ominous injury that will be re-evaluated in three weeks and brought the two-way Japanese sensation's remarkable rookie season to at least a temporary...
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New York Yankees' Masahiro Tanaka runs home to score a run on a sacrifice fly by teammate Aaron Judge during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets, Friday, June 8, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
June 09, 2018 - 12:35 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Standing off third base for the first time in his big league career, Masahiro Tanaka heard coach Phil Nevin yell for him to tag up when Aaron Judge lofted a 264-foot flyball to Mets right fielder Jay Bruce in the sixth inning of Friday night's Subway Series opener. The 29-year-old...
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Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Marco Gonzales delivers to the Tampa Bay Rays during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, June 8, 2018, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
June 08, 2018 - 11:21 pm
ST. PETERSBIRG, Fla. (AP) — The Seattle Mariners got another big start from Marco Gonzales and needed a big play from catcher Mike Zunino to keep up their winning stretch. Marco Gonzales won his fourth straight start and the surging Mariners beat the Tampa Bay Rays 4-3 Friday night for their 16th...
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Fans react while watching the broadcast of the Golden State Warriors playing the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 4 of the NBA Finals, at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., Friday, June 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Josh Edelson)
June 08, 2018 - 11:20 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Latest on the NBA Finals from Game 4 (all times local): 11:20 p.m. Stephen Curry is up to 37 points and seven 3-pointers as the Warriors lead 102-76 with about 5 ½ minutes left in Game 4. Kevin Durant has a triple-double and needs a strong finish to continue his streak of...
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