Athlete injuries

Philadelphia Phillies' Bryce Harper reacts after striking out during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals, Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
September 22, 2020 - 2:04 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bryce Harper was hitless in his return from back stiffness and Philadelphia manager Joe Girardi was ejected in the third inning of a 5-1 loss to the Washington Nationals on Monday night that dropped the Phillies back to .500 and hurt their playoff hopes. “We played poorly, really...
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Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) celebrates after throwing a touchdown pass to tight end Darren Waller (83) during the second half of an NFL football game, Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)
September 22, 2020 - 12:52 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Derek Carr and the Las Vegas Raiders delivered a performance worthy of their fancy new home. Too bad none of their fans were able to see it in person. Carr threw three touchdown passes and the Raiders gave their new fans in Las Vegas plenty to celebrate even if they weren’t allowed...
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Dallas Stars goalie Anton Khudobin (35) is scored against as Tampa Bay Lightning's Anthony Cirelli (71) reacts and Stars' Roope Hintz (24) defends during first-period NHL Stanley Cup finals hockey action in Edmonton, Alberta, Monday, Sept. 21, 2020. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
September 21, 2020 - 11:47 pm
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — It is hard to win a hockey game taking three penalties in the first 13 minutes, especially against a dangerous power play that can snap the puck around with ease. That is exactly what the Dallas Stars did to open Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final on Monday night, digging...
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Toronto Blue Jays' Alejandro Kirk (85) is mobbed by teammates Vladimir Guerrero Jr., left, Teoscar Hernández (37) and Lourdes Gurriel Jr., right, after hitting a solo home run against the New York Yankees during the seventh inning of a baseball game in Buffalo, N.Y., Monday, Sept. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus)
September 21, 2020 - 11:02 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Rookie Alejandro Kirk became the first catcher 21 or younger since Johnny Bench with at least four hits that included two for extra bases, and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Yankees 11-5 Monday night to drop New York 1 1/2 games behind Minnesota for home-field advantage in the...
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Cleveland Indians pitcher Shane Bieber smiles walking to the dugout in the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers in Detroit, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
September 21, 2020 - 9:55 pm
A look at what’s happening around the majors Tuesday: HE'S BACK Cincinnati right-hander Sonny Gray is expected to come off the injured list and start the second game of the Reds' series against Milwaukee. Gray (5-3, 3.94 ERA) hasn’t appeared in a game since Sept. 10 because of a strained back. He...
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Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Cole Hamels heads to the dugout after being pulled from the mound during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
September 21, 2020 - 7:59 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — After making just one start for the Atlanta Braves, Cole Hamels is done for the season. Hamels reported shortly before the start of a four-game series against the Miami Marlins that he didn't feel like he could get anything on the ball. The left-hander was scheduled to make his...
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Players gather around an injured person during the first half of an NFL football game between the New York Jets and the San Francisco 49ers at a nearly empty MetLife Stadium, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Corey Sipkin)
September 21, 2020 - 6:16 pm
The San Francisco 49ers contacted the NFL on Monday about the conditions of the playing surface at MetLife Stadium after several players went down with injuries in a victory over the New York Jets. The new artificial surface was used in a game for the second time on Sunday. The 49ers players...
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Dallas Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy, center with hand raised, celebrates an onside kick recovery in the second half of an NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)
September 21, 2020 - 4:46 pm
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Dak Prescott said Mike McCarthy’s halftime message was that the outcome mattered less than the character check after an inept first quarter put the Dallas Cowboys way behind in their coach’s home debut. The star quarterback’s record-setting response in the second half led to...
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Serbia's Novak Đjoković kisses his trophy after winning his match with Argentina's Diego Sebastián Schwartzman during their final match at the Italian Open tennis tournament, in Rome, Monday, Sept. 21, 2020. (Alfredo Falcone/LaPresse via AP)
September 21, 2020 - 3:12 pm
ROME (AP) — Fifteen days after he was defaulted from the U.S. Open, Novak Djokovic had plenty to celebrate on Monday. Djokovic beat Diego Schwartzman 7-5, 6-3 to win his fifth Italian Open title; he passed childhood idol Pete Sampras for the second-most weeks at No. 1 with 287 — trailing only Roger...
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Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey (22) stiff arms Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Devin White (45) as he scores on a touchdown run during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark LoMoglio)
September 21, 2020 - 12:53 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers All-Pro running back Christian McCaffrey is expected to miss “multiple weeks” with a high right ankle sprain he sustained in Carolina’s 31-17 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday. Panthers coach Matt Rhule said on a conference call Monday: “I hate it for him...
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