Athlete health

Houston Astros starting pitcher Gerrit Cole carries a game ball toward the clubhouse after the seventh inning against the Seattle Mariners, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019, in Seattle. Cole broke the Astros' franchise record for strikeouts in a season. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
September 25, 2019 - 1:30 am
SEATTLE (AP) — No one enjoys watching Gerrit Cole pitch more than his Houston Astros teammates. Cole dominated again Tuesday night, striking out 14 with no walks to win his 15th consecutive decision in a 3-0 victory over the Seattle Mariners. "He's playing a video game," Astros shortstop Alex...
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Cleveland Indians Jose Ramirez swings for a grand slam off Chicago White Sox's Carson Fulmer during the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
September 24, 2019 - 8:18 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Cleveland Indians star José Ramírez hit a grand slam in his first plate appearance after missing a month with a broken hand. Ramírez lofted a 3-1 pitch Tuesday night from White Sox right-hander Carson Fulmer into the right field stands with two outs in the first inning to give the...
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FILE - This is a Sept. 24, 2018, file photo showing then-Golden State Warriors' Kevin Durant posing for photos during media day at the NBA basketball team's practice facility in Oakland, Calif. Brooklyn Nets general manager Sean Marks says the expectation is Kevin Durant won't play this season, although the All-Star forward will have a say in determining when he's ready. Durant is recovering from surgery to repair a ruptured Achilles tendon. He was injured while playing for the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals. He left the Warriors to sign with the Nets in July. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
September 24, 2019 - 4:17 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Brooklyn Nets expect to wait a year before Kevin Durant plays for them. General manager Sean Marks said Tuesday the Nets are planning this season without the injured All-Star. He added Durant will have a say in determining when he's ready. "With Kevin, I think what we're going...
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FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2015, file photo, Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost waves to the crowd during a parade celebrating the Royals winning baseball's World Series, in Kansas City, Mo. Yost did something that few thought possible when he took over the Kansas City Royals in 2010: He not only built the organization into a winner but delivered the long-suffering organization its first World Series title in three decades. Now, he's leaving the next rebuilding job to someone else. Yost announced Monday, Sept. 23, 2019, that he will be retiring at the end of the season, ending a nine-year tenure that included two American League pennants and that dramatic 2015 championship. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
September 24, 2019 - 2:45 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: ALL THOSE KS Major League Baseball's season strikeout record likely will be broken Tuesday for the 12th straight year — with five days to spare. Batters enter play with 41,098 strikeouts. There were 41,207 strikeouts last season and 40,104 in 2017...
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Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky, left, celebrates after connecting with wide receiver Taylor Gabriel (18) for a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins, Monday, Sept. 23, 2019, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
September 24, 2019 - 2:26 am
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — After the Chicago Bears' offense was slow to get going this season, Mitchell Trubisky was excited to speed things up. Trubisky and the Bears used a no-huddle, hurry-up tempo to snap out of their offensive funk and score 28 first-half points on the way to beating the Washington...
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Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey (20) stops Tennessee Titans tight end Delanie Walker (82) after a catch during the first half of an NFL football game Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan Ebenhack)
September 23, 2019 - 2:08 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey missed practice Monday because of an apparent illness, potentially adding another twist to his trade request. Coach Doug Marrone said Ramsey notified the team trainer Sunday night, three days after a 20-7 victory over Tennessee...
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September 23, 2019 - 2:07 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — In a story Sept. 22 about the Raiders-Vikings game, The Associated Press erroneously referred to the Oakland quarterback. He is Derek Carr, not David Carr. A corrected version of the story is below: NFL rushing leader Cook leads Vikes romp past Raiders 34-14 NFL rushing leader...
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Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) walks off the field following the Panthers 20-14 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers following an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, Sept. 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn)
September 23, 2019 - 1:29 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kyle Allen will make his second straight start Sunday when the Panthers visit the Houston Texans. Carolina coach Ron Rivera wasted no time Monday ruling out quarterback Cam Newton for a second straight game due to a lingering mid-foot sprain. Rivera said there is "no...
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Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Cooper Kupp scores a 6-yard touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Richard)
September 23, 2019 - 12:38 am
CLEVELAND (AP) — Backed up to their own goal line, the Rams buckled down. Safety John Johnson III intercepted Baker Mayfield's fourth-down pass with 27 seconds left as Los Angeles escaped with a 20-13 win Sunday night over the short-handed Cleveland Browns, who gave the defending NFC champions all...
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Seattle Seahawks' Shaquill Griffin, left, grabs hold of a piece of uniform as he tries to stop New Orleans Saints' Alvin Kamara on a run during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Scott Eklund)
September 22, 2019 - 7:30 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Teddy Bridgewater threw two touchdown passes in his first start in place of Drew Brees, New Orleans also scored TDs on defense and special teams, and the Saints beat the Seattle Seahawks 33-27 on Sunday. With Brees out for several weeks following surgery to repair a ligament near his...
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