Athlete injuries

Los Angeles Angels' Albert Pujols hits a two-run home run during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Seattle Mariners, Thursday, July 12, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
July 13, 2018 - 3:15 am
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — On a night when Albert Pujols moved up the career home run ladder, rookie teammate David Fletcher grabbed onto the bottom rung. Pujols hit two home runs to tie Ken Griffey Jr. for sixth place with 630, and Fletcher connected for his first in the majors as the Los Angeles...
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Boston Red Sox's Mookie Betts reacts to his grand slam during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays in Boston, Thursday, July 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
July 13, 2018 - 2:37 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: HEAVEN 11 Mookie Betts and the rolling Boston Red Sox try to win their 11th consecutive game when they host Toronto again at Fenway Park. Betts, who leads the majors with a .352 batting average, had a grand slam and five RBIs in Thursday night's 6...
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Grounds crew workers cover the field as storm clouds arrive bringing heavy rain before a baseball game between the Minnesota Twins and the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday, July 12, 2018, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
July 13, 2018 - 2:25 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Nine years after drafting Kyle Gibson in the first round and six seasons into his major league career, the faith the Minnesota Twins have had in the lanky right-hander has finally been rewarded on a consistent basis. He's gained a greater level of confidence in himself, too...
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New York Yankees' Didi Gregorius looks toward Aaron Hicks at second base after Gregorius scored on a double by Hicks during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Cleveland Indians, Thursday, July 12, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
July 12, 2018 - 11:41 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Indians manager Terry Francona trusted Corey Kluber to keep the Yankees from scoring. At this point, he has no better option. Kluber gave up a go-ahead double to Aaron Hicks with one out in the eighth inning as New York scored late against Cleveland's ace and downed the Indians 7-4...
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Washington Nationals starting pitcher Max Scherzer delivers against the New York Mets during the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, July 12, 2018, in New York.(AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
July 12, 2018 - 11:28 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Max Scherzer isn't going to begin a debate over who should start the All-Star Game for the National League. He's content to let others sort that out while he keeps winning. Scherzer made a final pitch to start the Midsummer Classic on his own mound, Anthony Rendon hit two homers and...
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Colorado Rockies catcher Chris Iannetta, left, congratulates relief pitcher Wade Davis after the Rockies defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-1 in a baseball game Thursday, July 12, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
July 12, 2018 - 8:09 pm
DENVER (AP) — No pitcher homers on Thursday. Just a well-played game for Nolan Arenado and company. Gerardo Parra and Raimel Tapia had pinch-hit RBI singles in Colorado's three-run sixth inning, helping the Rockies to a 5-1 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks. Colorado took two of three for its...
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Oakland Athletics' Mark Canha watches his two-run single during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros Thursday, July 12, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
July 12, 2018 - 7:54 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Mark Canha's two-RBI single in Oakland's three-run eighth inning lifted the Athletics to a 6-4 win over the Houston Astros on Thursday. The Athletics fell behind early but cut the lead to one with a three-run fifth. An RBI double by Matt Chapman tied it with no outs in eighth before...
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July 12, 2018 - 4:11 pm
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University interim President John Engler will testify at a congressional hearing about changes since the Larry Nassar scandal. Engler will appear before a Senate subcommittee on July 24. His spokeswoman, Emily Guerrant, says the hearing is titled, "...
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July 12, 2018 - 2:26 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Neymar's play-acting at the World Cup made him the butt of plenty of jokes, and also earned the Brazil striker some criticism from FIFA technical director Marco van Basten. Van Basten, himself one of greatest forwards in the history of the game, said Thursday diving and faking injury...
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Uruguay players protest to referee Nestor Pitana of Argentina that France's Kylian Mbappe, on the ground, is overreacting after taking a dive during the quarterfinal match between Uruguay and France at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, Friday, July 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
July 12, 2018 - 2:07 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Thursday at the World Cup (all times local): 9 p.m. FIFA has selected Nestor Pitana to referee the World Cup final between France and Croatia on Sunday. The Argentine referee will blow the final whistle at Luzhniki Stadium on a tournament he began there by handling the...
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