Athlete injuries

Seattle Mariners relief pitcher Dylan Floro reacts after being called for balk allowing the Seattle Mariners' Cameron Maybin to score from th third base during the tenth inning of a baseball game, Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018, in Seattle. The Mariners won 5-4 in 10 innings. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)
August 19, 2018 - 2:55 am
SEATTLE (AP) — Anytime Nelson Cruz sees something awkward from a pitcher in his delivery, his default is to start screaming that it's a balk, even if it's not. For a change, Cruz was exactly right. He pointed and yelled at Los Angeles' Dylan Floro, who was called for a balk with one out in the 10th...
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Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers looks to throw a pass as offensive tackle Joe Barksdale (72) protects during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Seattle Seahawks on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018, in Carson, Calif. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
August 19, 2018 - 2:31 am
CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Although Philip Rivers has only faced the Seattle Seahawks three times in games that count, he knows nearly everything about their defense because of Gus Bradley. Rivers used that know-how to get the Los Angeles Chargers off to a strong start in their first victory of the...
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston looks for a receiver as he scrambles in the first half of a preseason NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski))
August 19, 2018 - 12:29 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers certainly have had plenty of time to get used to the idea that Jameis Winston will miss the first three games of the season because of a suspension. Watching the quarterback light up a defense in just a quarter doesn't make it any easier. Winston...
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Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) and wide receiver Terrance Williams (83) celebrate after they connected on a pass for a touchdown against the Cincinnati Bengals during the first half of a preseason NFL football game in Arlington, Texas, Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)
August 18, 2018 - 11:59 pm
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys had another efficient preseason showing. Andy Dalton bogged down a bit with his Cincinnati Bengals. Prescott led a pair of scoring drives in three possessions, capped by a scrambling 6-yard scoring pass to Terrance Williams, before the...
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FILE - In this July 1, 2018 file photo New York Mets third baseman Todd Frazier celebrates with teammates after scoring during the second inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins in Miami. Some talented, young baseball players have competed at the Little League World Series over the last 71 years. Fifty-four have gone on to realize another dream _ making the majors. Frazier will be one of the three Little League veterans on hand when the Mets play the Phillies in central Pennsylvania on Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Gaston De Cardenas)
August 18, 2018 - 10:36 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors Sunday: BIG-N-LITTLE Todd Frazier, Michael Conforto and Scott Kingery will be back in familiar territory when the Mets and Phillies play under the lights in the Little League Classic at Williamsport, Pennsylvania. The game will be held at Bowman Field,...
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New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)
August 18, 2018 - 8:42 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jacob deGrom didn't take any chances of being lifted after a rain delay. Then, the New York Mets ace finished off one of his best performances of the year. DeGrom pitched his first complete game of the season and lowered his major league-leading ERA to 1.71, leading the Mets...
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Oakland Athletics pitcher Trevor Cahill works against the Houston Astros in the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
August 18, 2018 - 8:00 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics were an average team two months ago, a dozen games behind the Houston Astros and closer to the bottom of the AL West than the top. Well, look at the A's now. Trevor Cahill pitched one-hit ball for seven shutout innings and the Athletics kept up their...
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Sam Mikulak celebrates after competing on the parallel bars at the U.S. Gymnastics Championships, Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
August 18, 2018 - 7:23 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Sam Mikulak's feet hit the mat and a guttural scream soon followed. Winning national championships never gets old for the best American gymnast of his generation. Yet the title the 25-year-old captured Saturday felt different. Eighteen months ago an Achilles injury threatened to...
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August 18, 2018 - 6:02 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — In a story Aug. 18 about the game between the Chicago Cubs and Pittsburgh Pirates, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the Cubs matched San Francisco in 1969 and the Philadelphia Athletics in 1942 by turning seven double plays in a nine-inning game. The Cubs matched...
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August 18, 2018 - 5:46 pm
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Georgia freshman tailback Zamir White is having tests to determine the severity of a left knee injury suffered in a scrimmage. Coach Kirby Smart says White sustained the non-contact injury while working on a punt coverage team Saturday at Sanford Stadium. Smart says White is...
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