Athlete injuries

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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New England Patriots wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson strikes a pose after scoring a touchdown against the Philadelphia Eagles during the second half of a preseason NFL football game, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)
August 16, 2018 - 11:05 pm
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Tom Brady moved the New England Patriots with ease in their Super Bowl rematch against the penalty-prone Eagles, with a little help from running back James White and fifth-round draft choice Ja'Whaun Bentley. In his first action since losing in the NFL title game to...
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New England Patriots defensive tackle Adam Butler, right, sacks Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles during the first half of a preseason NFL football game, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)
August 16, 2018 - 8:58 pm
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles left Thursday's exhibition game against the New England Patriots with a shoulder strain. His return was questionable, the team said. The Super Bowl MVP appeared to be in pain when he was hit by Patriots defensive lineman Adrian...
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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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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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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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Houston Astros' Evan Gattis (11) celebrates with Max Stassi (12) after hitting a home run during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
August 15, 2018 - 11:25 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Evan Gattis and Tyler White hit two homers each, Yuli Gurriel added a two-run shot and the Houston Astros broke out of their offensive slump in a huge way with a 12-1 win over the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday night to snap a five-game skid. Gerrit Cole struck out 12 and the...
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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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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 15, 2018 - 8:44 pm
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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FILE - This is a 2018 file photo showing pitcher Jimmy Nelson of the Milwaukee Brewers baseball team. The Brewers are casting doubt on Jimmy Nelson's chances of returning this season. Nelson had shoulder surgery in September after he got hurt diving back to first after rounding the base on a single. "Jimmy pitching for us this year is unlikely," manager Craig Counsell said before Wednesday's, Aug. 15, 2018, game against the Chicago Cubs. "And that's not due to a setback of any nature. That's just due to the pace of his rehab right now. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
August 15, 2018 - 7:22 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers are casting doubt on Jimmy Nelson's chances of returning this season. Nelson had shoulder surgery last September after he got hurt diving back to first after rounding the base on a single. It was a tough conclusion to a breakout year for the right-hander, who...
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