Athlete injuries

Baltimore Orioles' Joey Rickard, from left, Adam Jones, J.J. Hardy, Jonathan Schoop and Craig Gentry celebrate after a baseball game against the New York Yankees in Baltimore, Saturday, April 8, 2017. Baltimore won 5-4. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
April 09, 2017 - 2:38 am
A look at what's happening all around the majors today: ___ FLYING HIGH The Orioles try to remain the only unbeaten team in the majors when they face the Yankees at Camden Yards. The O's are 4-0 and would like to match last year's start, when they opened 7-0. Baltimore lefty Wade Miley comes off...
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Golden State Warriors' Kevin Durant gestures as he enters the court for the team's NBA basketball game against the New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday, April 8, 2017, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
April 09, 2017 - 2:31 am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Kevin Durant's first touch after missing 19 games with a knee injury? Just a driving baseline reverse and emphatic one-handed slam. Yes, indeed, KD looks healthy and ready for the playoffs even after five weeks on the sidelines. Durant triumphantly returned to finish with 16...
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Golden State Warriors' Kevin Durant gestures as he enters the court for the team's NBA basketball game against the New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday, April 8, 2017, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
April 09, 2017 - 1:16 am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Kevin Durant's first touch after missing 19 games with a knee injury? Just a driving baseline reverse and emphatic one-handed slam. Yes, indeed, KD looks healthy and ready for the playoffs even after five weeks on the sidelines. Durant triumphantly returned to finish with 16...
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Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw delivers to Colorado Rockies' DJ LeMahieu in the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, April 8, 2017, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
April 09, 2017 - 12:56 am
DENVER (AP) — Clayton Kershaw left a slider up — gone. Three pitches later, he grooved a fastball — same result. He just stared at the dirt in disbelief. The Dodgers ace surrendered back-to-back homers for the first time in his career, with Mark Reynolds and Gerardo Parra going deep in the sixth...
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Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw delivers to Colorado Rockies' DJ LeMahieu in the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, April 8, 2017, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
April 08, 2017 - 11:22 pm
DENVER (AP) — Clayton Kershaw surrendered back-to-back homers for the first time in his career, with Mark Reynolds and Gerardo Parra going deep in the sixth to help the Colorado Rockies beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-2 on Saturday night. Reynolds lined a two-run homer off Kershaw (1-1). Three...
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Washington Capitals' Marcus Johansson (90) scores on Boston Bruins goalie Anton Khudobin as defenseman Brandon Carlo looks on during the first period of Washington's 3-1 win in an NHL hockey game in Boston, Saturday, April 8, 2017. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)
April 08, 2017 - 10:03 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Washington Capitals were so dominant this season that they had nothing left to play for with two games left in the NHL schedule. That's precisely why the Bruins want to avoid them in the playoffs. "In retrospect, it's over and we're through it," Boston forward David Backes said...
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Washington Capitals' Marcus Johansson (90) scores on Boston Bruins goalie Anton Khudobin as defenseman Brandon Carlo looks on during the first period of Washington's 3-1 win in an NHL hockey game in Boston, Saturday, April 8, 2017. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)
April 08, 2017 - 6:59 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Washington Capitals were so dominant this season that they had nothing left to play for with two games left in the NHL schedule. That's precisely why the Bruins want to avoid them in the playoffs. "In retrospect, it's over and we're through it," Boston forward David Backes said...
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April 08, 2017 - 3:38 am
BRAVES-PIRATES Freese, Cervelli power Pirates by Braves 5-4 in home opener PITTSBURGH (AP) — David Freese and Francisco Cervelli hit back-to-back home runs, Ivan Nova pitched six strong innings and the Pittsburgh Pirates eased by the Atlanta Braves 5-4 in their home opener Friday. Freese and...
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Chicago Cubs' Jason Heyward (22) and Javier Baez collide while trying to catch a double off the bat of Milwaukee Brewers' Hernan Perez during the sixth inning of a baseball game Friday, April 7, 2017, in Milwaukee. Baez left the game after the collision. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)
April 08, 2017 - 12:57 am
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Chicago Cubs second baseman Javier Baez left a game Friday night with a left eye contusion after colliding with outfielder Jason Heyward on the anniversary of Kyle Schwarber's major knee injury. The left side of Baez's head appeared to hit Heyward's elbow as both sprinted after a...
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New York Mets starting pitcher Zack Wheeler walks on the mound as Miami Marlins' Christian Yelich runs the bases after hitting a two-run home run during the third inning of a baseball game Friday, April 7, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
April 07, 2017 - 11:49 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — As weeks of rehabilitation turned into months and then years, Zack Wheeler kept thinking about what his return from Tommy John surgery would be like. Fantasy didn't translate into reality. "Absolutely not," Wheeler said after lasting just four innings in his first big league game in...
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