Athlete health

Los Angeles Angels relief pitcher Felix Pena, right, celebrates with catcher Dustin Garneau after the Angels threw a combined no-hitter against the Seattle Mariners during a baseball game Friday, July 12, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. Taylor Cole pitched the first two innings. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
July 13, 2019 - 1:15 am
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Taylor Cole and Felix Pena of the Los Angeles Angels pitched the second combined no-hitter in franchise history, beating the Seattle Mariners 13-0 Friday night in the team's first home game since the death of pitcher Tyler Skaggs. It is the second no-hitter in the majors this...
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Chicago Cubs' Kris Bryant, right, scores against Pittsburgh Pirates' Jacob Stallings, left, during the eighth inning of a baseball game, Friday, July 12, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski)
July 12, 2019 - 6:35 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Jason Heyward and Kris Bryant rescued the Chicago Cubs with a clutch swing and some nifty baserunning. Heyward hit a tiebreaking RBI single with two out in the eighth inning, and the Cubs edged the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-3 on Friday in their first game after the All-Star break. Bryant...
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FILE - In this March 8, 2019, file photo Robert Wickens sits in the pit area at the IndyCar Grand Prix of St. Petersburg auto race in St. Petersburg, Fla. Nearly a year after his devastating injury in an IndyCar race, Wickens will indeed get to drive a car again at a race track. He will lead the parade lap Sunday before the Toronto IndyCar race in an Acura NSX equipped with hand controls. (Dirk Shadd/Tampa Bay Times via AP, File)
July 12, 2019 - 5:04 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Robert Wickens has attacked his rehabilitation from a spinal cord injury with aggressive goals. The Canadian wants to dance at his upcoming wedding, one day walk again with zero evidence his legs once did not work and, of course, Wickens hopes to return to racing cars. Nearly a year...
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Texas Rangers starting pitcher Lance Lynn works against the Houston Astros during the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, July 11, 2019, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Jeffrey McWhorter)
July 11, 2019 - 10:18 pm
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Lance Lynn matched his season high with 11 strikeouts in seven stellar innings for his major league-best 12th victory and the Texas Rangers beat the AL West-leading Houston Astros 5-0 in the only game Thursday night when Major League Baseball resumed after the All-Star break...
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Houston Astros' Jake Marisnick, right, collides Los Angeles Angels catcher Jonathan Lucroy (20) while trying to score during the eighth inning of a baseball game Sunday, July 7, 2019, in Houston. Marisnick was called out under the home plate collision rule. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
July 11, 2019 - 5:55 pm
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Houston Astros outfielder Jake Marisnick was suspended for two games by Major League Baseball on Thursday for his violent home plate collision with Los Angeles Angels catcher Jonathan Lucroy before the All-Star break. Marisnick said he still felt terrible about the play and...
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FILE - In this April 16, 2019, file photo, Oklahoma City Thunder forward Paul George, left, looks to pass the ball around Portland Trail Blazers forward Al-Farouq Aminu during the first half of Game 2 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series in Portland, Ore. A person familiar with the negotiations says the Los Angeles Clippers will be landing Kawhi Leonard as a free agent after they acquire Paul George from the Oklahoma City Thunder in a massive trade for players and draft picks. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer)
July 10, 2019 - 6:09 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Paul George and Kawhi Leonard are now officially with the Los Angeles Clippers, moves that bring both of them back to their native Southern California. It might not be forever: Both can become free agents in only two years. The Clippers completed their blockbuster trade with the...
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United States' Serena Williams and playing partner Britain's Andy Murray, top, in action during a mixed doubles match against Unites States' Nicole Melichar and Brazil's Bruno Soares on day nine of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Wednesday, July 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
July 10, 2019 - 10:14 am
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — The Latest at Wimbledon (all times local): 4:10 p.m. Serena Williams and Andy Murray are out of the Wimbledon mixed doubles tournament. The high-profile duo lost to top-seeded Bruno Soares and Nicole Melichar 6-3, 4-6, 6-2 in the third round, ending Murray's return to the...
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United States' Serena Williams celebrates defeating United States' Alison Riske during a women's quarterfinal match on day eight of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Tuesday, July 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
July 09, 2019 - 3:30 pm
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Slowed by a balky ankle, trailing by a service break in the third set of her Wimbledon quarterfinal, Serena Williams appeared to be in trouble Tuesday against an opponent playing the tournament of her life. Williams was down, yes. But out? No way. And now she is two...
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FILE - In this July 1, 2019, file photo, Pittsburgh Pirates' Josh Bell hits a three-run home run off Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Adbert Alzolay during the first inning of a baseball game in Pittsburgh. Bell is among eight competitors in this year’s All-Star Game Home Run Derby, which is handing out a $1 million prize to the winner. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
July 08, 2019 - 1:49 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: DERBY DAY The All-Star Game might not count anymore, but the Home Run Derby is upping the stakes. This year's derby includes a $1 million top prize, and the participants are taking it seriously. Milwaukee's Christian Yelich, Toronto's Vladimir...
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Los Angeles Angels' Jonathan Lucroy, center, is helped by medical personnel after colliding with Houston Astros' Jake Marisnick during the eighth inning of a baseball game Sunday, July 7, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
July 07, 2019 - 7:45 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Los Angeles Angels catcher Jonathan Lucroy was carted off the field Sunday after a violent collision at the plate with Houston's Jake Marisnick, and manager Brad Ausmus thinks the league should consider suspending the Astros outfielder. The team said Lucroy was taken to a hospital...
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