Athlete injuries

Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale throws to the Baltimore Orioles in the second inning of a baseball game, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
August 12, 2018 - 5:20 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — Uncomfortable watching his teammates play without him and uncertain how he would fare after spending two weeks on the disabled list, Chris Sale was both excited and curious as he prepared to pitch again for the Boston Red Sox. Turns out, Sale was just as dominant as ever — maybe...
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FILE - In this Aug. 9, 2018 file photo Tennessee Titans' Blaine Gabbert throws during the first half of a preseason NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers in Green Bay, Wis. Gabbert quickly stopped the reporter asking the quarterback about learning his fourth offense in four years. The Titans, who signed Gabbert in March to back up Marcus Mariota, are just the fourth team that the quarterback has played for since being drafted by Jacksonville in 2011. But coach Mike Vrabel is the eight different head coach and yes, the eighth different scheme that Gabbert has had to learn since coming into the NFL from Missouri. (AP Photo/Matt Ludtke, file)
August 12, 2018 - 5:09 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Quarterback Blaine Gabbert quickly stopped the reporter asking him about learning his fourth offense in four years. "Eighth in eight years," he said. The Tennessee Titans, who signed Gabbert in March to back up Marcus Mariota , are the fourth team that the quarterback has...
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Arizona Cardinals quarterback Josh Rosen (3) gets the pass off as Los Angeles Chargers linebacker Uchenna Nwosu (58) pursues during the first half of a preseason NFL football game, Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)
August 12, 2018 - 3:43 am
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The first time Christian Kirk returned a punt in college, he took it back for a touchdown. He almost did it again on his first touch in the NFL. "I was thinking to myself 'It's happening again,'" the speedy Arizona rookie said. Not quite. He slipped making a move, against the...
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Colorado Rockies' Charlie Blackmon, left, congratulates Ryan McMahon for his three-run, walk-off home run off Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher JT Chargois during a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
August 11, 2018 - 11:39 pm
DENVER (AP) — Ryan McMahon hit a three-run home run with two outs in the ninth inning — his second go-ahead homer in as many nights — and the Colorado Rockies beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2 on Saturday night. McMahon's drive off reliever J.T. Chargois (2-4) cleared the right field wall just above...
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Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado, center, jokes with teammates as they warm up before a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
August 11, 2018 - 10:25 pm
A look at what's happening around baseball Sunday: MAX MATCHUP Nationals ace Max Scherzer (15-5, 2.28 ERA) will try to become the first 16-game winner in the majors when he starts the Sunday night game at Wrigley Field. Owner of three Cy Young Awards, he also leads the majors in strikeouts this...
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Washington Redskins running back Derrius Guice, center, receives attention on the field after an injury during the first half of a preseason NFL football game against the New England Patriots, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
August 11, 2018 - 5:30 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden doesn't expect to go looking for another running back after losing promising rookie Derrius Guice to a torn ACL in his left knee in the preseason opener. "We have guys that are here and in play," Gruden said, noting that the Redskins drafted...
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Texas Rangers' Ronald Guzman reacts as he crosses the plate after hitting a solo home run against the New York Yankees during the fourth inning of a baseball game Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
August 11, 2018 - 12:45 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Manuel Guzman had never seen his son play major league ball in person because he's never been fan of planes. He might want to rethink it going forward. Ronald Guzman became the first rookie to hit three home runs in a game against the Yankees, powering the Texas Rangers past New...
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New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold (14) throws a pass during the first half of a preseason NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
August 11, 2018 - 12:31 am
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Sam Darnold jogged onto the field for his NFL debut and was greeted by butterflies in his stomach and cheers in the stands. The anxiety quickly faded. The buzz only got louder. Darnold sparkled in his NFL debut and made a strong initial case to win the Jets' starting...
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FILE - In this Aug. 2, 2018, file photo, Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout looks on from the bench during the first inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays in St. Petersburg, Fla. Trout has landed on the disabled list with an inflamed right wrist, something the Angels had hoped to avoid. The move announced Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, is retroactive to Monday, when Trout received a cortisone injection in his wrist. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)
August 10, 2018 - 9:00 pm
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Star outfielder Mike Trout was put on the 10-day disabled list Friday because of an inflamed right wrist, a move that Los Angeles Angels had hoped to avoid. Manager Mike Scioscia sounded confident that Trout's stay on the DL would not be extended beyond the minimum time. The...
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Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal (9) and pitcher Kenley Jansen (74) celebrate the team's 4-2 victory over the Oakland Athletics in a baseball game, Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/D. Ross Cameron)
August 10, 2018 - 7:58 pm
DENVER (AP) — Kenley Jansen spent the day in the doctor's office getting checked out for an irregular heartbeat. The conclusion: Nothing definitive yet. The Los Angeles Dodgers closer was placed on the 10-day disabled list Friday and manager Dave Roberts wasn't sure if his absence would be 10 days...
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