Athlete health

Washington Mystics forward Elena Delle Donne reacts after getting fouled while scoring in the second half of Game 1 of basketball's WNBA Finals against the Connecticut Sun, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, in Washington. Delle Donne contributed a team-high 22 points to Washington's 95-86 win. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
October 03, 2019 - 9:58 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Mystics star Elena Delle Donne has a herniated disk in her back. The league’s MVP left Game 2 of the WNBA Finals on Tuesday night after playing only a few minutes in the first quarter because of back spasms. She didn’t return, and an MRI revealed the herniated disk...
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Grant Holloway, of the United States celebrates as he wins the gold medal in the men's 110 meter hurdles final at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019. At center is Orlando Ortega, of Spain and at right is Omar Mcleod, of Jamaica who fell. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
October 02, 2019 - 5:49 pm
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Most of the prime contenders in the women’s 200 had dropped out before the race even began. In the men’s 110 hurdles, the favorites waited to start tumbling until after the gun went off. Two gold medals. Two ways to win them. Dina Asher-Smith took the easier road Wednesday to...
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Omar Mcleod, of Jamaica, right, falls as Orlando Ortega, of Spain, finishes the the men's 110 meter hurdles final during the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
October 02, 2019 - 5:47 pm
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The Latest on the track and field world championships (all times local): 1:45 a.m. Spain is asking for the men’s 110-meter hurdles final to be re-run or _ failing that _ for its athlete to get an extra bronze medal. Spanish hurdler Orlando Ortega was in contention for a medal...
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Atlanta Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr., right, and first baseman Freddie Freeman attend a news conference before a baseball team workout Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, at SunTrust Park in Atlanta. The Braves will host the St. Louis Cardinals in the first game of a National League Division Series on Thursday. (AP Photo/John Amis)
October 02, 2019 - 5:20 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves’ top sluggers say they’re ready for the postseason. Freddie Freeman and Ronald Acuña Jr., two keys to Atlanta’s lineup who suffered late-season injuries, say they are healthy for the NL Division Series against the St. Louis Cardinals. Acuña’s status for Thursday’s...
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FILE - In this May 1, 2019, file photo, Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Corey Kluber, right, leaves during the fifth inning of the team's baseball game against the Miami Marlins, in Miami. For the first time since 2015, baseball’s postseason will go on without the Indians. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
October 02, 2019 - 3:05 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Indians wasted no time on one of their biggest offseason decisions: Bringing back Corey Kluber was a no-brainer. Cleveland said it intends to exercise Kluber’s $17.5 million contract option for next season, when the two-time Cy Young Award winner is expected to be healthy _ and...
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Oakland Athletics pitcher Sean Manaea throws during baseball practice in Oakland, Calif., Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019. The Athletics are scheduled to face the Tampa Bay Rays in an American League wild-card game Wednesday, Oct. 2. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
October 02, 2019 - 1:48 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: THAT'S WILD Oakland tabbed left-hander Sean Manaea (4-0, 1.21 ERA) to start the AL wild-card game against Tampa Bay. The 27-year-old Manaea was sidelined last year when the Athletics lost the wild-card game to the Yankees, and missed most of this...
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Connecticut Sun forward Jonquel Jones, left, goes to the basket against Washington Mystics forward Elena Delle Donne, right, in the first half of Game 2 of basketball's WNBA Finals, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
October 01, 2019 - 9:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Jonquel Jones scored 32 points and grabbed 18 rebounds, and the Connecticut Sun took advantage of Elena Delle Donne's early injury exit to beat the Washington Mystics 99-87 in Game 2 of the WNBA Finals on Tuesday night and even the series. Alyssa Thomas added 21 points and 12...
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Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Sean Manaea throws to a Seattle Mariners batter during the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
October 01, 2019 - 5:03 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Just more than a year after shoulder surgery, Sean Manaea will make his most important start yet when he takes the mound for the Oakland Athletics in the AL wild-card game. Manager Bob Melvin named Manaea his starter for Wednesday's winner-take-all home game against the Tampa...
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Oakland Raiders outside linebacker Vontaze Burfict (55) speaks with Indianapolis Colts tight end Jack Doyle (84) after his helmet-to-helmet hit on Doyle during the first half of an NFL football game in Indianapolis, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019. Burfict has been suspended for the rest of the season for the hit. (AP Photo/Doug McSchooler)
September 30, 2019 - 6:45 pm
Oakland Raiders linebacker Vontaze Burfict was suspended Monday for the rest of the season for a helmet-to-helmet hit on Indianapolis Colts tight end Jack Doyle, the most severe punishment in NFL history for an on-field infraction. Burfict will miss the final 12 games of the season and any playoff...
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Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Gardner Minshew, left, scrambles under pressure from Denver Broncos outside linebacker Bradley Chubb, right, during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
September 30, 2019 - 3:15 pm
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The winless Denver Broncos suffered the worst loss of their anguished season Monday when rising star Bradley Chubb was diagnosed with a torn left ACL that requires surgery and ends his season. The fifth overall pick in the 2018 draft, Chubb was injured in the Broncos' 26-24...
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