Athlete injuries

Minnesota Twins pitcher Michael Pineda throws to a Cleveland Indians batter during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept 6, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
September 07, 2019 - 5:26 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Twins pitcher Michael Pineda was suspended for 60 games Saturday for taking a diuretic, a big blow to the rotation of a first-place team heading toward the postseason. Major League Baseball said Pineda tested positive for the banned substance and the suspension takes...
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Houston Astros starter Justin Verlander is mobbed by teammates after pitching a no-hitter against the Toronto Blue Jays in a baseball game in Toronto, Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. (Fred Thornhill/The Canadian Press via AP)
September 07, 2019 - 3:07 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: BACK IN ACTION Houston Astros ace Justin Verlander takes the mound for the first time since throwing his third career no-hitter Sunday at Toronto. Verlander struck out 14 and walked one in the 2-0 victory over the Blue Jays. He is 7-1 with a 1.76...
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Oakland Athletics' Jake Diekman, right, celebrates with catcher Josh Phegley, left, at the end of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
September 06, 2019 - 3:20 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: SO, WHERE WERE WE? Before their regularly scheduled matchup in Oakland, the Tigers and Athletics will resume a game that was suspended May 19 at Detroit with the A's leading 5-3 in the bottom of the seventh inning. Back then, the A's were in the...
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Chicago Cubs' Kyle Schwarber, middle, gets a high-five from Ben Zobrist after Schwarber's grand slam against the Milwaukee Brewers during the sixth inning of a baseball game Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)
September 05, 2019 - 11:38 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Kyle Schwarber's grand slam capped a five-run sixth inning and powered the Chicago Cubs to a 10-5 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Thursday night in the opener of a crucial four-game series. The third-place Brewers dropped 7½ games behind first-place St. Louis in the NL...
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Chicago Cubs relief pitcher Craig Kimbrel watches a three-run home run hit by Milwaukee Brewers' Christian Yelich during the ninth inning of a baseball game Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)
September 05, 2019 - 6:34 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Chicago Cubs closer Craig Kimbrel was put on the injured list with elbow inflammation on Thursday ahead of a big series against the Milwaukee Brewers. The Cubs also scratched infielder Javier Báez with lingering soreness in his left thumb. Kimbrel hasn't pitched since allowing a...
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Washington Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg delivers during the third inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
September 05, 2019 - 3:31 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: STRAS TEST Stephen Strasburg (16-5, 3.47 ERA) starts as Washington begins a four-game series at NL East-leading Atlanta. Strasburg is 4-1 with a 3.21 ERA in five career starts at SunTrust Park. Max Fried (15-4, 4.09) pitches for the Braves, who...
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New York Mets catcher Wilson Ramos, left, and relief pitcher Justin Wilson high-five after closing out a baseball game against the Washington Nationals, Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019, in Washington. New York won 8-4. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
September 04, 2019 - 5:02 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Justin Wilson and the Mets' bullpen held on this time, rookie Pete Alonso hit his major league-leading 45th home run and New York bounced back from a brutal loss to stop the Washington Nationals 8-4 Wednesday. A day after a trio of Mets relievers was tagged for seven runs in the...
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FILE - In this Oct. 7, 2018, file photo, Tennessee Titans kicker Ryan Succop takes a quiet moment on the sideline during the second half of an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills, in Orchard Park, N.Y. The Titans have placed kicker Ryan Succop on injured reserve and have added veteran Cairo Santos to take over for him. Succop hadn’t missed a game in five seasons with the Titans but had been recovering from offseason knee surgery. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus, File)
September 04, 2019 - 4:26 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Ryan Succop thought his leg had recovered enough for him to kick in the Tennessee Titans' season opener at Cleveland. Turns out the veteran needs a few more weeks. The Titans placed Succop on injured reserve Wednesday and signed veteran Cairo Santos to replace a veteran who...
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FILE - In this Aug. 29, 2019, file photo, Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. is shown before an NFL preseason football game against the Detroit Lions, in Cleveland. Browns coach Freddie Kitchens said wide receiver Odell Beckham is “ready to go” for the season opener against Tennessee after not playing in any exhibition games. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane, File)
September 04, 2019 - 12:35 pm
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Browns coach Freddie Kitchens said star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. is "ready to go" for the season opener against Tennessee after not playing in any exhibition games. Beckham sat out Cleveland's four preseason games with what the team described as a minor hip injury. The...
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FILE - At left, in a May 22, 2019, file photo, Chicago Bears head coach Matt Nagy smiles during NFL football practice in Lake Forest, Ill. At right, in an Aug. 8, 2019, file photo, Green Bay Packers head coach Matt LaFleur walks onto the field before an NFL preseason football game against the Houston Texans, in Green Bay, Wis. The NFL's most ancient rivals open the league's 100th season with a flipped script: A year after the Bears went to Green Bay to open the season with a new look under coach Matt Nagy, the Packers are trying to do the same at Chicago under coach Matt LaFleur, a drastic change for quarterback Aaron Rodgers going against Khalil Mack and the Bears' defense. (AP Photo/File)
September 04, 2019 - 10:37 am
CHICAGO (AP) — The NFL's oldest rivalry takes on a different look to open the league's 100th season. It's a role reversal for the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers. A year after new coach Matt Nagy took quarterback Mitchell Trubisky and the Bears to Lambeau Field to kick off the season, the...
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