Athlete injuries

Houston Astros' George Springer, left, exits with a trainer after getting injured whiletrying to steal second base during the third inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Los Angeles, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)
August 05, 2018 - 10:10 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — All-Star outfielder George Springer left Houston's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers after injuring his left thumb trying to steal second base in the third inning Sunday. Springer exited with discomfort in his thumb following a headfirst dive into the bag. He was thrown out by...
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Los Angeles Dodgers' Brian Dozier hits a two-run double during the first inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros in Los Angeles, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)
August 05, 2018 - 10:00 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers finally got the best of the Houston Astros and it took a pair of players not on last year's World Series roster to do it. Brian Dozier delivered a two-run double in the first inning and Manny Machado had three hits with two runs scored as the Dodgers...
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Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson runs a play during practice at NFL football training camp, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)
August 05, 2018 - 8:44 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Super Bowl victory gave Doug Pederson and Howie Roseman more job security. The Philadelphia Eagles signed their coach and executive vice president of football operations to contract extensions through the 2022 season. Coming off the franchise's first championship since 1960,...
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Philadelphia Phillies' Asdrubal Cabrera runs the bases after hitting a two-run home run in the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Laurence Kesterson)
August 05, 2018 - 6:10 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies' acquisition of Asdrubal Cabrera last month didn't draw much attention. The bigger story, it seemed, was the organization's decision not to part with key prospects to make a big splash at the trade deadline. Cabrera, though, has showed in the past...
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Houston Astros starting pitcher Lance McCullers Jr. delivers against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the second inning of a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/John McCoy)
August 05, 2018 - 3:57 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Houston Astros placed starting pitcher Lance McCullers on the 10-day disabled list Sunday with right elbow discomfort and activated right-handed reliever Roberto Osuna. Osuna was acquired from the Toronto Blue Jays in a trade-deadline deal last week and is coming off a 75-day...
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Houston Astros Yuli Gurriel pours candy near the mouth of Jake Marisnick, who had hit a two-run home run against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the ninth inning of a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/John McCoy)
August 05, 2018 - 2:16 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Astros are doing more than just getting by without injured Jose Altuve and Carlos Correa. Josh Reddick's three-run homer highlighted Houston's seven-run eighth, and the Astros routed the Dodgers 14-0 to hand Los Angeles its biggest shutout loss at home in 95 years Saturday...
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Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Corey Kluber delivers in the first inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels, Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
August 04, 2018 - 11:08 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Corey Kluber appears to be over whatever was making him look ordinary. The two-time Cy Young Award winner pitched a three-hitter for his first shutout this season and new arrival Leonys Martin homered again for Cleveland, leading the Indians to a 3-0 win over the Los Angeles Angels...
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FILE - In this March 22, 2018, file photo, free agent safety Eric Reid watches his brother, Stanford's defensive back Justin Reid, during NFL Pro Day in Stanford, Calif. Tennessee safety Johnathan Cyprien will miss the season with a torn left ACL, and coach Mike Vrabel says veteran Eric Reid is among the safeties the Titans want to look at for a potential replacement. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
August 04, 2018 - 8:18 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Kenny Vaccaro says he believes fellow safety Eric Reid should be on a team playing in the NFL. Needing a job himself, the veteran is very happy that the Tennessee Titans signed him instead. Vaccaro signed a one-year deal with the Titans on Saturday morning and was with them...
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Boston Red Sox's Nathan Eovaldi pitches during the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees in Boston, Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
August 04, 2018 - 6:57 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Nathan Eovaldi pitched eight dominant innings and closer Craig Kimbrel held on during a shaky ninth to help the Boston Red Sox beat the second-place Yankees for the third game in a row and expand their lead in the AL East to season-high 8½ games with a 4-1 victory on Saturday. One...
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Oakland Athletics' Ramon Laureano (22) celebrates after making the game winning hit against the Detroit Tigers in the 13th inning of a baseball game Friday, Aug. 3, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
August 04, 2018 - 3:29 am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Ramon Laureano reached his hands out to each side and knew he had his first major league hit at last, a big one at that to end the game. Laureano somehow forced himself to relax with the game on the line and two outs in the 13th inning, having already failed at the plate four...
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