Athlete injuries

FILE - In this July 2, 2019, file photo, Milwaukee Brewers' Christian Yelich hits a solo home run off Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Tanner Roark during the fourth inning of a baseball game in Cincinnati. Josh Bell and Yelich are 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/Gary Landers, File)
July 07, 2019 - 2:56 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Reigning NL MVP Christian Yelich of the Milwaukee Brewers has pulled out of Monday's All-Star Home Run Derby with a back injury and will be replaced by Oakland Athletics slugger Matt Chapman. Major League Baseball announced Sunday that Yelich would sit out the Derby. Yelich leads...
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El abridor Max Scherzer, de los Nacionales de Washington, lanza en el tercer episodio del encuentro con los Reales de Kansas City, el sábado 6 de julio de 2019, en Washington. (AP Foto/Nick Wass)
July 07, 2019 - 1:07 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nationals ace Max Scherzer has determined that resting his ailing back is more important than pitching in the All-Star Game. A three-time Cy Young Award winner and seven-time All-Star, Scherzer struck out 11 over seven shutout innings on Saturday against Kansas City. Hours later,...
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New York Mets' Todd Frazier (21) is hit by a pitch during the fifth inning of the team's baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies Saturday, July 6, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
July 07, 2019 - 1:32 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Todd Frazier got hit near the left elbow by an 85 mph changeup and was clearly annoyed. After the game, Jake Arrieta went straight to his hard stuff. "If Frazier's not happy about it, he can come see me and I'll put a dent in his skull," the Philadelphia Phillies pitcher said. In...
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New Orleans Pelicans' Zion Williamson (1) reacts during the team's NBA summer league basketball game against the New York Knicks on Friday, July 5, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Steve Marcus)
July 06, 2019 - 9:28 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Zion Williamson's summer league is over. The New Orleans Pelicans announced Saturday that the No. 1 pick in this year's NBA draft will not play any more at the Summer League in Las Vegas because of a bruised left knee. The team stressed the move is precautionary. "Zion will move...
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Germany's Jan-Lennard Struff returns to Kazakhstan's Mikhail Kukushkin in a Men's singles match during day six of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Saturday, July 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
July 06, 2019 - 11:51 am
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — The Latest at Wimbledon (all times local): 5:45 p.m. The All England Club says a tennis fan at Court 12 had to be resuscitated after collapsing during a match at Wimbledon. The club says a 60-year-old woman received medical attention and was transported to a local hospital...
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Brazil's Gabriel Jesus celebrates scoring his side's first goal during a Copa America semifinal soccer match against Argentina at Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Tuesday, July 2, 2019. Brazil won the match 2-0 and advanced to the final. (AP Photo/Eugenio Savio)
July 06, 2019 - 11:19 am
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Can a team that was trashed by the favorites in a major soccer tournament win a final against the same opponent only two weeks later? The answer will be known on Sunday after Copa América host Brazil takes on underdogs Peru in an unexpected final at Rio de Janeiro's historic...
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FILE - In this June 13, 2019, file photo, Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard (2) drives against Golden State Warriors forward Andre Iguodala (9) during the first half of Game 6 of basketball's NBA Finals in Oakland, Calif. 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/Ben Margot, File)
July 06, 2019 - 2:26 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Los Angeles Clippers made a huge decision. That meant Kawhi Leonard could finally make his. The Clippers will be landing Leonard as a free agent after they acquire Paul George from the Oklahoma City Thunder in a massive trade for players and draft picks, a person familiar with...
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San Diego Padres starting pitcher Eric Lauer throws to the Los Angeles Dodgers during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, July 5, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
July 06, 2019 - 1:23 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Eric Lauer was on the Dodger Stadium mound when he heard the crowd suddenly get loud and wondered why. "I thought there was like a streaker at first and then I looked around, there was nobody," he said. "I thought there was a fight in the stands." Lauer kept pitching, throwing...
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Philadelphia Phillies baseball player Odubel Herrera arrives at court for a hearing on a domestic violence case in Atlantic City, N.J., Wednesday, July 3, 2019. (Jessica Griffin/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP, Pool)
July 05, 2019 - 6:35 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Odúbel Herrera accepted a suspension for the rest of the season under Major League Baseball's domestic violence policy. The commissioner's office announced his decision Friday, two days after domestic assault charges against Herrera in Atlantic City...
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July 04, 2019 - 8:16 am
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Australian tennis player Bernard Tomic was fined his full prize money of 45,000 pounds ($56,500) at Wimbledon on Thursday for not meeting "the required professional standards" in his first-round loss. Tomic, a quarterfinalist in 2011, lost to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-2, 6-1, 6...
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