Athlete health

FILE - In this Wednesday, May 29, 2019, file photo, a young child is carried from the stands after being injured by a foul ball off the bat of Chicago Cubs' Albert Almora Jr. during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros, in Houston. Attorney Richard Mithoff on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 provided the first update by the girl's family on her condition since she was hit during the May 29 game. Mithoff says the girl had bleeding and swelling in her brain as well as a brain contusion after she was hit. He says she had a seizure after she was hospitalized and is taking medication to prevent more seizures. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
June 26, 2019 - 6:04 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — An attorney for the family of a 2-year-old girl struck by a foul ball during a game last month between the Chicago Cubs and Houston Astros said Wednesday that the girl suffered a skull fracture. Attorney Richard Mithoff provided the first update by the girl's family on her condition...
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FILE - In this June 23, 2019 file photo Eddie Haskell, right, with jockey Kent Desormeaux aboard, win the third race during the last day of the winter/spring meet at the Santa Anita Park race track in Arcadia, Calif. Governor Gavin Newsom signed a law, Wednesday June 26,2019 that would give the California Horsing Racing Board the authority to immediately suspend the license of Santa Anita. Thirty horses have died at the track in recent months. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)
June 26, 2019 - 5:31 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The agency overseeing horse racing in California can now immediately suspend licenses to protect the health and safety of horses and riders, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Wednesday in response to 30 horse deaths this year at famed Santa Anita Park. "Business as usual has resulted...
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Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Clayton Richard, left, tags out New York Yankees' Giancarlo Stanton at third during the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, June 25, 2019, in New York. Stanton left the game after the third inning. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
June 26, 2019 - 5:22 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees slugger Giancarlo Stanton went back on the 10-day injured list Wednesday with a strained right knee, barely a week after returning from a series of setbacks that kept him out of action for almost three months. New York manager Aaron Boone said it's likely Stanton will be...
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FILE - This is an April 25, 2018, file photo showing NCAA headquarters in Indianapolis. The NCAA has adjusted some of the guidelines used to determine transfer waiver cases, attempting to clarify requirements in response to complaints of ambiguity in the process of requesting immediate eligibility for an athlete switching schools. The adjustments approved by the Division I council Wednesday, June 26, 2019, will require schools requesting a waiver for an incoming transfer to provide more documentation to support a case and more detailed verification of an athlete’s claims from the original school. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)
June 26, 2019 - 4:30 pm
Following fresh concerns about the handling of athletes switching schools, the NCAA approved several adjustments Wednesday to the guidelines used to determine when waivers can be granted to transfers seeking immediate eligibility to play. The adjustments approved by the Division I council will...
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June 26, 2019 - 1:13 am
More than one-third of college athletic trainers say coaches influence the hiring and firing of their schools' sports-medicine staffs, a finding that counters an NCAA-recommended protocol urging medical staff to make decisions about athlete health independent of coaches and administrators. Among...
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Los Angeles Angels' Shohei Ohtani, of Japan, watches his triple off Tampa Bay Rays' Ryan Yarbrough during the fifth inning of a baseball game Thursday, June 13, 2019, in St. Petersburg, Fla. Catching for the Rays is Mike Zunino. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
June 26, 2019 - 1:01 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: GETTIN' LOOSE Angels two-way star Shohei Ohtani will throw off a mound for the first time since Tommy John surgery. Ohtani had surgery Oct. 1 at the conclusion of his AL Rookie of the Year season. He returned to the Los Angeles lineup as a...
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New York Yankees' Aaron Judge celebrates after hitting a solo home run during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays, Tuesday, June 25, 2019, in New York. It was Judge's first home run since returning from a stint on the injured list. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
June 25, 2019 - 11:15 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Judge and his teammates were joking about which one of them would hit the home run that gave the New York Yankees a major league-record 28 straight games with a long ball. The 6-foot-7 slugger, batting second in the lineup, predicted the mark might fall in the first inning...
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Kansas City Royals' Hunter Dozier is congratulated by teammates after hitting a grand slam in the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Cleveland Indians, Tuesday, June 25, 2019, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
June 25, 2019 - 9:46 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Hunter Dozier's grand slam capped Kansas City's stunning five-run rally in the ninth inning off Cleveland closer Brad Hand, giving the Royals an 8-6 win over the Indians on Tuesday night. Hand (4-3) was a perfect 22 for 22 in save chances and likely on his way to being an All-Star...
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Toronto Blue Jays catcher Luke Maile, left, watches from behind the plate as New York Yankees' Aaron Hicks reacts after hitting a three-run home run during the fifth inning of a baseball game, Monday, June 24, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
June 25, 2019 - 1:31 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: HOMER HAPPY Aaron Judge, Gary Sánchez, Edwin Encarnación and the New York Yankees try to set the major league record for most consecutive games with a home run. The Yankees homered in their 27th straight game Monday night, matching the mark set by...
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Philadelphia Phillies' Bryce Harper, right, celebrates near New York Mets' Robinson Cano after hitting an RBI-double during the fourth inning of a baseball game, Monday, June 24, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
June 24, 2019 - 9:31 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Maikel Franco hit a go-ahead two-run homer, Rhys Hoskins, Jean Segura and Jay Bruce also went deep and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the New York Mets 13-7 Monday night, snapping a seven-game losing streak. Zach Eflin (7-7) struggled through five innings, allowing six runs and...
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