Athlete health

Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Corey Kluber delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park in Boston, Monday, Aug. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
August 20, 2018 - 11:38 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Boston pitcher Rick Porcello had the wind knocked out of him after taking a hard liner to the stomach. Two pitches later, Cleveland's Greg Allen knocked the energy right out of Fenway Park. Allen hit a go-ahead home run in the seventh inning right after Porcello was struck, Corey...
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Chicago White Sox's Yolmer Sanchez, right, is greeted by Daniel Palka after scoring on a two-run double by Jose Abreu off Minnesota Twins pitcher Stephen Gonsalves in the second inning of a baseball game Monday, Aug. 20, 2018, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
August 20, 2018 - 11:30 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Matt Davidson homered, Lucas Giolito struck out six in six innings and the Chicago White Sox spoiled Stephen Gonsalves' major league debut by holding off the Minnesota Twins for an 8-5 victory on Monday night. Playing without manager Rick Renteria, Chicago won for the fourth time...
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Atlanta Braves starter Bryse Wilson pitches against the Pittsburgh Pirates in the fifth inning of a baseball game, Monday, Aug. 20, 2018, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
August 20, 2018 - 11:29 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Bryse Wilson was pitching for his high school team in Hillsborough, North Carolina, barely two years ago. Now, he's 1-0 in the major leagues. Wilson worked five solid innings, becoming the third 20-year-old pitcher to start in his big league debut for Atlanta this season in the...
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Milwaukee Brewers' Travis Shaw hits a two-run home run during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds Monday, Aug. 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
August 20, 2018 - 11:03 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Travis Shaw and Christian Yelich homered, Chase Anderson settled in after giving up two solo homers and the Milwaukee Brewers rallied for a 5-2 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Monday night. Shaw's two-run homer off Homer Bailey put the Brewers up 3-2 in the sixth. Jesus Aguilar...
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Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Ryan Yarbrough delivers to the Kansas City Royals during the third inning of a baseball game Monday, Aug. 20, 2018, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
August 20, 2018 - 10:14 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Ryan Yarbrough helped extend Tampa Bay's shutout streak to 23 innings, and the Rays got their only run via video replay in a 1-0 win over the Kansas City Royals on Monday night. Yarbrough (12-5) pitched 5 1/3 innings in relief of Rays opener Hunter Wood. The rookie left-...
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August 20, 2018 - 8:18 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — All-Star closer Kenley Jansen has been activated off the disabled list for the Los Angeles Dodgers earlier than expected after being cleared by a cardiologist. Manager Dave Roberts says Jansen is available for Monday night's series opener against St. Louis. Jansen hasn't pitched...
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August 20, 2018 - 5:37 pm
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — The Washington Redskins have signed four-time All-Pro running back Adrian Peterson. The team announced the deal Monday after meeting with Peterson. Jamaal Charles and Orleans Darkwa also visited the Redskins the past two days after several injuries at the position, with the team...
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In this Sept. 16, 2016, photo, then-McDonogh high school football lineman Jordan McNair watches from the sideline during a game in McDonogh, Md. Members of the Maryland football team will wear a helmet sticker with No. 79 to honor former teammate Jordan McNair, who collapsed during a practice session in May and subsequently died. In an announcement Monday morning, Aug. 20, 2018, the school said no player will wear his number for the next three years — the time during which he would have been eligible to play. (Barbara Haddock Taylor/The Baltimore Sun via AP)
August 20, 2018 - 2:20 pm
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Members of the Maryland football team will wear a helmet sticker with No. 79 to honor former teammate Jordan McNair, who collapsed during a practice session in May and subsequently died. In an announcement Monday morning, the school said no player will wear his number for...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Thursday, Aug. 21, 2008, Maarten van der Weijden, of the Netherlands, reacts after winning the men's swimming marathon at the Beijing 2008 Olympics in Beijing, after beating leukemia. In a fundraising feat that has captured the imagination of the nation, Maarten van der Weijden is about three-quarters of the way through the 200-kilometer (124-mile) swim by Monday Aug. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, FILE)
August 20, 2018 - 2:05 pm
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Maarten van der Weijden beat leukemia and went on to win an Olympic gold swimming medal in Beijing, but even his powers of endurance weren't enough to complete his latest challenge. Ill health on Monday forced Van der Weijden to halt his ambitious bid to swim the 200-...
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New York Yankees' Didi Gregorius goes down after a collision with Toronto Blue Jays first baseman Kendrys Morales in the first inning of a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays in New York, Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Noah K. Murray)
August 20, 2018 - 2:03 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: AILING The Yankees will see how shortstop Didi Gregorius is feeling, a day after he bruised his left heel in a collision while beating out an infield hit. Gregorius was hurt when he tumbled over Toronto first baseman Kendrys Morales. Gregorius is...
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