Athlete injuries

Cleveland Indians pitcher Shane Bieber throws against the Detroit Tigers in the first inning of a baseball game in Detroit, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
September 29, 2020 - 2:40 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: MARQUEE MATCHUP Shane Bieber dominated this year for Cleveland, leading the American League in wins (8), ERA (1.63) and strikeouts (122). He didn’t allow a run in six of his 12 starts. Gerrit Cole delivered for the Yankees in his first season...
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Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk (22) celebrates his goal against the Dallas Stars with Victor Hedman (77) during overtime in Game 4 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
September 29, 2020 - 12:22 am
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — When the Tampa Bay Lightning were still in Toronto, they enjoyed some fresh air outside at the football stadium inside the bubble. Victor Hedman kicked and made a 50-yard field goal, soccer style, perfectly splitting the uprights. Is there anything this guy can't do? Hedman...
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Tampa Bay Lightning's Ondrej Palat (18) hoists the Stanley Cup after defeating the Dallas Stars in Edmonton, Alberta, on Monday, Sept. 28, 2020. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
September 29, 2020 - 12:16 am
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The joyful yells from the bench could be heard in the empty arena in the final seconds and the roar from players when Commissioner Gary Bettman called for Steven Stamkos to accept the Stanley Cup echoed even louder. The triumph of winning the NHL championship in a bubble...
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Tampa Bay Lightning's Pat Maroon (14) watches the puck go in past Dallas Stars' goalie Anton Khudobin (35) on a shot from Lightning's Blake Coleman (not shown) during second-period NHL Stanley Cup finals hockey game action in Edmonton, Alberta, Monday, Sept. 28, 2020. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
September 28, 2020 - 11:03 pm
All those old guys couldn't get the Dallas Stars another Stanley Cup championship. Rick Bowness is the 65-year-old interim head coach who has been behind NHL benches in parts of five different decades. Joe Pavelski and Corey Perry are the veteran forwards in the mid-30s who had spent their entire...
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Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) drops back to pass under pressure from New Orleans Saints defensive lineman Malcom Roach in the first half of an NFL football game in New Orleans, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
September 28, 2020 - 1:16 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers sounds increasingly enamored with the scheme and play-calling philosophy of second-year head coach Matt LaFleur. The Packers are unbeaten and putting up some of the best offensive numbers in the NFL. So why not? Rodgers passed for 283 yards and...
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Chicago Bears strong safety Tashaun Gipson (38) celebrates his interception of Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Atlanta. The Chicago Bears won 30-26. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
September 27, 2020 - 10:35 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — No matter how bad things might have seemed a week ago, the Atlanta Falcons somehow managed to make it even worse. Yep, another epic fourth-quarter collapse. This one could spell the end for embattled coach Dan Quinn, who already carried the burden of the biggest squandered lead in...
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Minnesota Twins' Byron Buxton lies on the ground after being hit by a pitch from Cincinnati Reds' Lucas Sims during the eighth inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
September 27, 2020 - 10:03 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors Monday: HOW DOES IT FEEL? American League playoff teams get only one day off to assess injuries and make roster decisions before the first round begins Tuesday. Minnesota has a couple of ailing hitters in third baseman Josh Donaldson (right calf) and...
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Seattle Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf (14) tosses the ball as he stands with running back Travis Homer (25) after Metcalf scored a touchdown against the Dallas Cowboys during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)
September 27, 2020 - 9:47 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — DK Metcalf made an unforgivable blunder by starting his celebration too soon, a textbook example of what not to do. His coach told him so. So did his quarterback. “He had that fluke play today and I told him, never do it again,” Russell Wilson said. Given the chance to redeem himself...
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Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, left, looks to pass against the Dallas Cowboys during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
September 27, 2020 - 8:05 pm
The Latest on Week 3 in the NFL (all times EDT): __ 8 p.m. Russell Wilson threw for 315 yards and five touchdowns without an interception as the Seattle Seahawks edged the Dallas Cowboys 38-31. Dallas rallied from a 15-point deficit to take a 31-30 lead on Greg Zuerlein’s 42-yard field goal with 4:...
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September 27, 2020 - 7:33 pm
PUNTA CANA, Dominican Republic (AP) — Hudson Swafford lost control of the tournament without ever losing any confidence he could hit the right shot when it counted. Standing in the 13th fairway Sunday in the Corales Puntacana Resort and Club Championship, he had a four-shot lead. Walking off the...
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