Athlete health

Missouri's Michael Porter Jr., right, poses with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after he was picked 14th overall by the Denver Nuggets during the NBA basketball draft in New York, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)
June 21, 2018 - 9:10 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Thursday night's NBA draft (all times local): 9:10 p.m. Michael Porter Jr. insists that he's the best player in this draft. Apparently, 13 teams disagreed. Porter Jr., whose college career at Missouri was all of three games because of back surgery, fell to the very...
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Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout runs to first base after hitting a two-run single during the fifth inning of the team's baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Tuesday, June 19, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
June 21, 2018 - 8:01 pm
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Mike Trout will be the Los Angeles Angels' designated hitter for his 1,000th career game Thursday night because of a sprained right index finger. The Angels don't expect to use Trout in the outfield during this four-game set against Toronto, but manager Mike Scioscia says the...
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Brazil's Neymar attends Brazil's official training on the eve of the group E match between Brazil and Costa Rica at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg stadium in St. Petersburg, Russia, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
June 21, 2018 - 5:58 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Neymar will start for Brazil in a mostly unchanged lineup against Costa Rica on Friday at the World Cup. Although Brazil coach Tite said Neymar still needs time to reach peak shape, he insisted he is not endangering the striker's health. "Yes, he will be playing. There...
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New York Yankees' Aaron Judge hits a two-run home run as Seattle Mariners catcher Mike Zunino, right, looks on during the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, June 21, 2018, at Yankee Stadium in New York. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
June 21, 2018 - 5:53 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Boone bristles at the notion his New York Yankees are all or nothing, built entirely on home runs. "I think it's a silly argument," the manager said. "That does bother me, actually." Maybe, but it's sure a quick way to light up the scoreboard. Aaron Judge and Miguel Andujar...
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Argentina's Lionel Messi, right, leaves the pitch as Croatia's Sime Vrsaljko celebrates his side's 3-0 victory at the end of the group D match between Argentina and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in Novgorod, Russia, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
June 21, 2018 - 4:36 pm
SARANSK, Russia (AP) — With nagging injuries, heavy marking from opponents and some simply uninspired play, the top stars of the 2018 World Cup have struggled to deliver on the impossible expectations they carried into the tournament, with one prominent Portuguese exception. Aside from Cristiano...
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Argentina's Lionel Messi, center, reacts after missing to score during the group D match between Argentina and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
June 21, 2018 - 4:04 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Thursday at the World Cup (all times local): 11 p.m. Croatia has stunned Argentina 3-0 to advance to the group stage of the World Cup and leave Lionel Messi and his teammates needing help to stay alive. The humiliating loss for one of soccer's most storied nations began...
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June 21, 2018 - 3:08 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. government's beleaguered consumer finance watchdog agency is unconstitutionally structured, a judge said Thursday as she disqualified the agency from serving as a plaintiff in a lawsuit. U.S. District Judge Loretta A. Preska in Manhattan reached the conclusion about the...
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England's Ruben Loftus-Cheek takes part in a training session for the England team at the 2018 soccer World Cup, in the Spartak Zelenogorsk ground, Zelenogorsk near St. Petersburg, Russia, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
June 21, 2018 - 9:45 am
REPINO, Russia (AP) — The English national team's underappreciation of flair players goes back years, with Matt Le Tissier and Glenn Hoddle among those failing to win the number of appearances their talent deserved. It is why the likely selection of Ruben Loftus-Cheek for the World Cup group game...
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In this April 5, 2018 photo, The Phillie Phanatic reacts prior to the first inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins in Philadelphia. Kathy McVay says she was at Monday, June 18, Phillies game when the team’s mascot, the Phillie Phanatic, rolled out his hot dog launcher. McVay was sitting near home plate and all of a sudden she says a hot dog wrapped in duct tape struck her in the face. She left the game to get checked out at a hospital, and she says she has a small hematoma. The Phillies apologized to McVay Tuesday and the team has offered her tickets to any game. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)
June 21, 2018 - 9:36 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — It was a flying frankfurter and not a foul ball that left a baseball fan with a black eye in Philadelphia. Kathy McVay says she was at Monday night's Phillies game when the team's mascot, the Phillie Phanatic, rolled out his hot dog launcher. McVay was sitting near home plate...
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New York Yankees' Giancarlo Stanton reacts after hitting a walk-off two-run home run during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners at Yankee Stadium Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in New York. The Yankees defeated the Mariners 7-5. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
June 21, 2018 - 5:19 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: BIG ARMS IN THE BRONX With slugger Giancarlo Stanton heating up at the plate, the major league-leading Yankees (49-22) go for a three-game sweep of visiting Seattle. Luis Severino (10-2, 2.09 ERA) pitches for New York against lefty James Paxton (6...
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