Athlete injuries

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. hits 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 - 10:42 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Ronald Acuna Jr. became the youngest player in major league history to homer in five straight games, hitting a leadoff shot on the first pitch and adding a three-run long ball in the seventh inning to help the surging Atlanta Braves beat the Miami Marlins 10-6 on Tuesday night...
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Philadelphia Eagles quarterbacks Carson Wentz (11) and Nick Foles (9) throw passes during NFL football training camp in Philadelphia, Monday, Aug. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
August 14, 2018 - 6:10 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Carson Wentz expects to participate in 11-on-11 drills next week, but it's uncertain whether he'll be ready for the season opener. The defending Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles host the Atlanta Falcons on Sept. 6. Wentz's goal since having surgery last December to repair...
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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 - 5:29 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cleveland Indians have placed right-hander Trevor Bauer on the 10-day disabled list with a small stress fracture in his right leg. Bauer was struck by Jose Abreu's liner in the seventh inning of Saturday night's 3-1 win at the Chicago White Sox. He returned to Cleveland on...
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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 - 2:56 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bruce Bochy seemed uncertain how to respond to the question. The Giants had just rallied for four runs with two outs in the ninth inning Monday night against the Los Angeles Dodgers' beleaguered bullpen for a 5-2 victory. And then someone asked San Francisco's manager if he felt...
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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 - 11:39 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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Atlanta Braves left fielder Ronald Acuna Jr. (13) celebrates with Ozzie Albies (1) after hitting a solo-home run in the first inning of the second baseball game of a doubleheader against the Miami Marlins Monday, Aug. 13, 2018 in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
August 13, 2018 - 10:41 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Ronald Acuna Jr. pulled off one of the rarest feats in baseball history, hitting leadoff homers in both games of a doubleheader to lead the first-place Atlanta Braves to a sweep of the Miami Marlins on Monday. The 20-year-old rookie hit an opposite-field drive into the Braves'...
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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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