Athlete injuries

Chicago Cubs' Javier Baez reacts after being forced out at first base during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers, Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)
Associated Press
September 09, 2019 - 8:49 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — All-Star shortstop Javier Báez could return to the Chicago Cubs if they reach the playoffs. Báez saw a hand specialist in Chicago who confirmed the slugger has a hairline fracture of his left thumb. He is expected to miss the rest of this month, but the team said Monday he will...
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FILE - At left, in a May 22, 2019, file photo, Chicago Bears head coach Matt Nagy smiles during NFL football practice in Lake Forest, Ill. At right, in an Aug. 8, 2019, file photo, Green Bay Packers head coach Matt LaFleur walks onto the field before an NFL preseason football game against the Houston Texans, in Green Bay, Wis. The NFL's most ancient rivals open the league's 100th season with a flipped script: A year after the Bears went to Green Bay to open the season with a new look under coach Matt Nagy, the Packers are trying to do the same at Chicago under coach Matt LaFleur, a drastic change for quarterback Aaron Rodgers going against Khalil Mack and the Bears' defense. (AP Photo/File)
Associated Press
September 04, 2019 - 9:37 am
CHICAGO (AP) — The NFL's oldest rivalry takes on a different look to open the league's 100th season. It's a role reversal for the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers. A year after new coach Matt Nagy took quarterback Mitchell Trubisky and the Bears to Lambeau Field to kick off the season, the...
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Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jose Quintana delivers during the first inning of the Little League Classic baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Bowman Stadium in Williamsport, Pa., Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
August 18, 2019 - 11:13 pm
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — José Quintana, Anthony Rizzo and the Chicago Cubs put on quite a show. The grinning Little Leaguers soaked in every moment. Quintana pitched seven crisp innings, Rizzo hit a two-run homer and the Chicago Cubs beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-1 on Sunday night in the MLB Little...
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FILE - In this Saturday, June 3, 2017 file photo, Dale Earnhardt Jr. looks on in the garage during practice for the NASCAR Cup series auto race at Dover International Speedway in Dover, Del. NASCAR television analyst and former driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. was taken to a hospital after his plane crashed in east Tennessee. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)
August 15, 2019 - 5:56 pm
ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. is safe and in a hospital for evaluation after his plane crashed in east Tennessee, the NASCAR television analyst and retired driver's sister tweeted. Earnhardt's sister, Kelley Earnhardt Miller, tweeted that the driver's wife, Amy, and 15-month-old...
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Security personnel at Guaranteed Rate Field are viewed through the newly extended protective netting along left field before a baseball game between the Miami Marlins and the Chicago White Sox, Monday, July 22, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
July 22, 2019 - 7:14 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox have become the first team in the major leagues to extend protective netting from foul pole to foul pole, starting Monday night against the Miami Marlins. The extra netting at Guaranteed Rate Field was in place for Chicago's first home game since the All-Star...
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FILE - In this June 13, 2019 file photo Los Angeles Angels' Tyler Skaggs pitches to the Tampa Bay Rays during the first inning of a baseball game in St. Petersburg, Fla. Tyler Skaggs has died at age 27, Monday, July 1, 2019. Skaggs started the Angels' game Saturday night against the Athletics. Their game against the Texas Rangers on Monday night has been postponed. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, file)
July 01, 2019 - 8:28 pm
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Tyler Skaggs had persevered through injuries to be a valuable pitcher for the Los Angeles Angels. The left-hander had posted a photo of himself and teammates in cowboy hats for their weeklong trip to Texas where he was set to start on the Fourth of July holiday. The 27-year-...
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Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry (30) celebrates at the final buzzer as his team defeated the Toronto Raptors 106-105 in Game 5 of the NBA Finals in Toronto on Monday June 10, 2019. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press via AP)
June 10, 2019 - 11:53 pm
TORONTO (AP) — The Golden State Warriors aren't letting go of the NBA title just yet. With Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson shooting and Draymond Green swatting, the champions found a way to win even after a gut-wrenching loss. Curry scored 31 points, Thompson added 26 and they led a season-saving...
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Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara (33), of Slovakia, is helped off the ice after getting hit in the face with the puck during the second period of Game 4 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final against the St. Louis Blues Monday, June 3, 2019, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
June 05, 2019 - 5:37 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Twice the Boston Bruins have been forced to finish a Stanley Cup Final game down a defenseman. The St. Louis Blues won each time. That's not a coincidence. Wearing out opponents and winning the war of attrition has been an ingredient of the Blues' playoff success. They took advantage...
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Boston Bruins' Charlie McAvoy, right, celebrates his goal against the St. Louis Blues with Marcus Johansson, left, during the second period in Game 1 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final, Monday, May 27, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
May 27, 2019 - 11:41 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Torey Krug flew down the ice with his helmet off, like his big, bad predecessors on the Boston defense from the days of Eddie Shore and Bobby Orr. He lined up St. Louis center Robert Thomas and knocked him off his skates, delighting the crowd and sending an unmistakable message to...
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Miami Marlins' Jorge Alfaro (38) beats the throw to New York Mets second baseman Robinson Cano (24) to steal second in the fourth inning during a baseball game, Saturday, May 18, 2019, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
May 23, 2019 - 10:53 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Criticized for not running hard, New York Mets second baseman Robinson Canó got hurt hustling up the first base line. The 36-year-old slugger left Wednesday night's 6-1 win over Washington after straining his left quadriceps. Canó got hurt when he grounded out in the third inning...
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