Athlete injuries

Chicago Cubs pitcher Jharel Cotton, left, throws alongside other pitchers during a spring training baseball workout Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, in Mesa, Ariz. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
April 01, 2020 - 9:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — When and if opening day comes around this year, New York Yankees pitching coach Matt Blake anticipates a brimming bullpen. Major League Baseball and the players' association have talked about a compressed schedule to get in as many games as possible. That will set off a call to arms...
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Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale throws during spring training baseball camp Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, in Sarasota, Fla. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
March 30, 2020 - 5:59 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Red Sox starter Chris Sale had Tommy John surgery on his left elbow on Monday, his 31st birthday, and the team said it was successful. The procedure was performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache at the Kerlan-Jobe Institute in Los Angeles. Sale is expected to miss 14-15 months, which would...
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FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2020, file photo, Cincinnati Reds catcher Tucker Barnhart pauses in the dugout during the third inning of a spring training baseball game against the Oakland Athletics in Goodyear, Ariz. As Major League Baseball and the players' union consider various ways to try to schedule things once the coronavirus pandemic subsides, Barnhart raised a concern that is surely shared by others around the sport: Could trying to cram in games, and maybe extend the season into late November or December, lead to injuries? (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin File)
March 30, 2020 - 4:46 pm
As Major League Baseball and the players' union contemplate various ways to create a schedule for whenever the coronavirus pandemic subsides, Cincinnati Reds catcher Tucker Barnhart raised a concern that is surely shared by others around the sport: Could trying to cram in games, and maybe extend...
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In this Aug. 18, 2010, photo, Cincinnati Reds' Jim Edmonds waits for the pitch as he bats against the Arizona Diamondbacks during a baseball game in Phoenix. Former All-Star outfielder Edmonds announced on his Instagram page Saturday, March 28, 2020, that he went to the hospital to be tested for the coronavirus after displaying some symptoms. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
March 29, 2020 - 2:13 am
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Former All-Star outfielder Jim Edmonds announced on his Instagram page that he went to the hospital to be tested for the coronavirus after displaying some symptoms. The 49-year-old Edmonds sent a video update...
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San Diego Padres players and coaches line up during playing of the national anthem before a spring training baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Monday, March 9, 2020, in Peoria, Ariz. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
March 26, 2020 - 10:27 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Players agreed to a deal with Major League Baseball that would preserve service time in the event this season is canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic, but left open details of what a configured schedule would look like. As part of the agreement approved by the union Thursday...
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FILE - In this Oct. 27, 2019, file photo, Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton stands on the sidelines during the second half of an NFL football game against the against the San Francisco 49ers in Santa Clara, Calif Jameis Winston, Jadeveon Clowney and Newtown didn't have to wait long at all to find homes in the NFL when they came out of college. The three former No. 1 overall draft picks are finding things moving much more slowly as they search for new homes or contracts this offseason. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
March 24, 2020 - 3:36 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Cam Newton era is over in Carolina, as the Panthers released the 31-year-old quarterback after nine seasons. The move became a mere formality after the Panthers made it clear last week they were moving on from Newton by giving him permission to seek a trade and then...
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Exeter Cathedral stands deserted apart from a lone seagull, in Exeter, southwest England, Saturday March 21, 2020 a day after the British government ordered the closure of all bars, restaurants, movie theaters and other places where people congregate in an attempt to halt the spread of the coronavirus. For some people the COVID-19 coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, but for others it causes severe illness. (AP Photo/Derl McCrudden)
March 21, 2020 - 10:15 pm
The death toll from the global coronavirus pandemic has surpassed 13,000 people worldwide and sickened more than 292,000. Traditional tourist magnets like London are eerily quiet. Presidential nominating contests in the U.S. are being pushed back, and a $1 trillion-plus U.S. economic rescue package...
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FILE - In this Jan. 11, 2020, file photo, Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs (14) catches a touchdown pass in front of San Francisco 49ers cornerback Ahkello Witherspoon (23) during the first half of an NFL divisional playoff football game in Santa Clara, Calif. A person with direct knowledge of the move confirms to The Associated Press that the Buffalo Bills have acquired Diggs in a trade with Vikings. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
March 20, 2020 - 11:17 pm
The Latest on NFL free agency. The NFL's spending in free agency continues Friday: ___ 10:20 p.m. The Carolina Panthers have signed free agent wide receiver Pharoh Cooper to a one-year contract and safety Juston Burris to a two-year deal. Cooper was an All-Pro returner for the Los Angeles Rams in...
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New York Yankees' Aaron Judge runs on the field during a spring training baseball workout Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
March 20, 2020 - 4:11 pm
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge revealed he had a collapsed lung that has healed and said his broken rib is improving. Judge had a CT scan on Friday. The Yankees announced two weeks ago that Judge had a stress fracture to his first right rib. “The bone is still about the...
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Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale throws during spring training baseball camp Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, in Sarasota, Fla. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
March 19, 2020 - 8:24 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Boston Red Sox ace Chris Sale will have Tommy John surgery on his left elbow, an operation that would keep him out the entire 2020 baseball season if and when it resumes after the coronavirus pandemic. “There’s no real way to sugarcoat this. It's not what anyone wants,” Red Sox chief...
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