Athlete health

Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Blake Snell reacts during the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium, Wednesday, June 19, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
June 19, 2019 - 4:51 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — It's not unusual for Rays manager Kevin Cash — pioneer of the relief opener — to have his bullpen warming as early as the first inning. It's just never happened with a defending Cy Young Award winner on the mound. The surging, slugging New York Yankees are on that kind of roll. Gary...
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June 19, 2019 - 2:32 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Yankees have released right-hander Danny Farquhar, ending the relief pitcher's comeback try with New York more than a year after he collapsed in the Chicago White Sox dugout because of a ruptured aneurysm and brain hemorrhage. The Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders...
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FILE - In this March 23, 2019, file photo, Memphis Grizzlies guard Mike Conley (11) handles the ball against Minnesota Timberwolves guard Josh Okogie (20) in the first half of an NBA basketball game, in Memphis, Tenn. A person with knowledge of the decision says the Memphis Grizzlies have traded veteran point guard Mike Conley, who has played the most games in franchise history, to the Utah Jazz. The person says the Grizzlies swapped Conley for Jae Crowder, Kyle Korver and Grayson Allen. The person spoke to The Associated Press Wednesday, June 19, 2019, on condition of anonymity because neither Memphis nor Utah has announced the trade.(AP Photo/Brandon Dill, File)
June 19, 2019 - 2:18 pm
The Memphis Grizzlies traded away the final piece of the franchise's best years on Wednesday, sending veteran point guard Mike Conley to the Utah Jazz for a trio of players, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press. The Grizzlies swapped Conley for forward Jae Crowder, guard/...
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Washington Nationals starting pitcher Max Scherzer throws to an Arizona Diamondbacks batter during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, June 14, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
June 19, 2019 - 11:26 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer is scheduled to pitch Wednesday night against the Philadelphia Phillies, a day after breaking his nose during batting practice. Scherzer was injured Tuesday when he took a ball off his face while attempting a bunt. The team says a CT scan...
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Washington Nationals starting pitcher Max Scherzer warms up in the bullpen before the team's baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Friday, June 14, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
June 19, 2019 - 2:09 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: OUCH! Nationals ace Max Scherzer has a broken nose after fouling a ball off his face during batting practice Tuesday, and it's unclear when he'll return to the mound. Scherzer was attempting a bunt when he redirected a pitch off his face. The...
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United States' Paul Arriola (7) celebrates with teammates Gyasi Zardes, left, Tyler Boyd, center, and Weston Mckennie, right, after scoring a goal on Guyana during the first half of a CONCACAF Gold Cup soccer match Tuesday, June 18, 2019, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King)
June 19, 2019 - 1:00 am
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — After newcomer Tyler Boyd scored early in the second half to give the United States a two-goal lead, the sure sign this was going to be a good night for the Americans was visible on Gyasi Zardes' face. A shot by Paul Arriola from just outside the box was headed by Guyana...
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New York Yankees' Cameron Maybin (38) beats the throw to first base for a single as Tampa Bay Rays' Travis d'Arnaud reaches for the throw during the eighth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, June 18, 2019, in New York. The Yankees won 6-3. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
June 19, 2019 - 12:18 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Cameron Maybin realizes his time in pinstripes may be running out. As Aaron Judge nears his return from the injured list, Maybin is making it difficult for the Yankees to think about cutting ties. Maybin homered again with his roster spot in doubt, Edwin Encarnación went deep for...
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Miami Marlins starting pitcher Jordan Yamamoto throws during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals, Tuesday, June 18, 2019, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)
June 18, 2019 - 10:23 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Rookie Jordan Yamamoto dazzled again, matching his first career start by pitching seven scoreless innings against St. Louis, and the Miami Marlins beat the Cardinals 6-0 on Tuesday night. Yamamoto (2-0) allowed two hits, struck out seven and walked two. He gave up three hits in...
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FILE - In this Monday, June 10, 2019, file photo, Emergency personal keep a towel on the face of a person who was struck by a line drive by Chicago White Sox's Eloy Jimenez during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals in Chicago. The Chicago White Sox plan to extend the protective netting all the way to the foul poles at Guaranteed Rate Field, becoming the first major league team to take such a step in the wake of a couple of high-profile fan injuries. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)
June 18, 2019 - 7:49 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox plan to extend the protective netting to the foul poles at Guaranteed Rate Field, becoming the first major league team to take that step since a couple of high-profile injuries this spring increased the focus on fan safety at ballparks. The White Sox and...
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FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2016 file photo, NFL Senior Vice President of Health and Safety Policy Jeff Miller speaks during an NFL health and safety news conference in San Francisco. The NFL's top medical experts are asking college football physicians and trainers to help make the game safer. Dr. Allen Sills and Jeff Miller, the NFL's executive vice president for health and safety initiatives, spent Monday June 17 2019 and Tuesday, June 18, 2019 in Indianapolis sharing data about their findings on the prevention and treatment of injuries. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
June 18, 2019 - 3:50 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The NFL's top medical experts are asking college football physicians and trainers to help make the game safer. They want the NCAA to pitch in, too. Dr. Allen Sills and Jeff Miller, the NFL's executive vice president for health and safety initiatives, spent Monday and Tuesday in...
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