Athlete injuries

Philadelphia Phillies second baseman Cesar Hernandez is congratulated in the dugout after hitting a home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves, Saturday, June 15, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)
June 15, 2019 - 10:51 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — César Hernández singled in two runs off Luke Jackson in the ninth inning, and the Philadelphia Phillies rallied from a one-run deficit to snap the Atlanta Braves' eight-game winning streak with a 6-5 victory on Saturday night. It was a big comeback for the Phillies, who looked poised...
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Michigan's Jordan Nwogu (42) celebrates after scoring against Texas Tech on a sacrifice fly by Jordan Brewer, in the first inning of an NCAA College World Series baseball game in Omaha, Neb., Saturday, June 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
June 15, 2019 - 9:22 pm
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Stage fright was no factor for a Michigan baseball program that's in the College World Series for the first time in 35 years. The Wolverines just kept doing what they've been doing since the NCAA Tournament started. "Pitching, defense, timely hitting seems to be the recipe of the...
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Los Angeles Angels' Brian Goodwin (18) celebrates with David Fletcher (6) after Fletcher's two-run home run off Tampa Bay Rays starter Charlie Morton during the second inning of a baseball game Saturday, June 15, 2019, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Nesius)
June 15, 2019 - 7:22 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Charlie Morton's luck finally ran out. He suffered his first loss in 22 starts on Saturday when the Angels hit three homers in a 5-3 victory over Tampa Bay. It was his first loss since Aug. 11, when he pitched for the Houston Astros. "I've pitched poorly enough to lose...
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Cleveland Indians' Jake Bauers, center, is congratulated by teammates after hitting a two-run home run against the Detroit Tigers in the top of the eighth inning of a baseball game, Friday, June 14, 2019, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Jose Juarez)
June 14, 2019 - 10:51 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Needing a home run for the cycle, Jake Bauers had a conversation with teammate Shane Bieber before heading to the plate in the eighth inning. "I told him, 'I don't know man, I think I'm just going to try and stay left-center, hit a base hit where the shortstop should be,'" Bauers...
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Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr talks with reporters at the NBA basketball team's practice facility Friday, June 14, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. Their three-peat quest denied by the champion Raptors, the Warriors now brace for major uncertainty ahead as Kevin Durant begins a long rehab from right Achilles tendon surgery and must decide where to sign and Klay Thompson has a torn left ACL that will be another lengthy recovery. (AP Photo/Janie McCauley)
June 14, 2019 - 6:11 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Steve Kerr still considers Golden State an ideal fit for Kevin Durant. Whether Durant sees it that way going into free agency next month, Kerr isn't about to guess. Especially now that the two-time NBA Finals MVP is headed for what could be a yearlong recovery from surgery...
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Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson, center, is helped up after being injured during the second half of Game 6 of basketball's NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, June 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
June 14, 2019 - 8:24 am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Klay Thompson sustained a torn ACL in his left knee during Game 6 of the NBA Finals, more heartbreaking injury news for the Golden State Warriors after Kevin Durant ruptured his right Achilles tendon and had surgery. Thompson injured the knee late in the third quarter of...
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Los Angeles Angels' Shohei Ohtani, of Japan, watches his triple off Tampa Bay Rays' Ryan Yarbrough during the fifth inning of a baseball game Thursday, June 13, 2019, in St. Petersburg, Fla. Catching for the Rays is Mike Zunino. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
June 14, 2019 - 1:27 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: SHO GOES ON Shohei Ohtani returns to Tropicana Field a night after becoming the first Japanese-born player to hit for the cycle. Ohtani hit a three-run homer in the first inning — his sixth in 11 games — and completed the feat with a single in the...
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Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard (2) and guard Kyle Lowry, back, celebrate after the Raptors defeated the Golden State Warriors 114-110 in Game 6 of basketball’s NBA Finals, Thursday, June 13, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
June 14, 2019 - 1:23 am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Kawhi Leonard raised his arms high in triumph and celebrated Canada's first NBA championship. "We the North!" is now "We the Champs!" Leonard and the Toronto Raptors captured the country's first major title in 26 years with their most remarkable road win yet in the franchise'...
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Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) is fouled by Toronto Raptors centre Marc Gasol (33) as Raptors forward Pascal Siakam (43) also defends during the first half of Game 6 of basketball’s NBA Finals, Thursday, June 13, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
June 13, 2019 - 10:01 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Latest from Thursday night's Game 6 of the NBA Finals (all times local): 8 p.m. Klay Thompson got hurt in a scary fall, left the floor — and came back to make free throws. Thompson took a very awkward landing and his knee bent abnormally when he was fouled on a drive. He...
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Los Angeles Angels' Albert Pujols (5) bows as he shakes hands with Shohei Ohtani (17), of Japan, after Pujols hit a two-run home run off Tampa Bay Rays' Ryan Yarbrough during the fifth inning of a baseball game Thursday, June 13, 2019, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
June 13, 2019 - 9:57 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Shohei Ohtani became the first Japanese-born player to hit for the cycle, helping the Los Angeles Angels beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-3 Thursday night after a delay caused by a power outage. Ohtani hit a three-run homer in the first inning and completed the feat with a...
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