Athlete injuries

Toronto Blue Jays' Russell Martin scores past Milwaukee Brewers catcher Manny Pina during the second inning of a baseball game Tuesday, May 23, 2017, in Milwaukee. Martin scored on a ball hit by Joe Biagini. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
May 24, 2017 - 12:41 am
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays bullpen slammed the door on the Milwaukee Brewers to preserve a 4-3 victory Tuesday night. Four relievers combined to shutout the Brewers over the final 4 2/3 innings after Milwaukee chased starter Joe Biagini with three runs in the fifth inning. The Blue Jays...
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Cleveland Cavaliers' Kyrie Irving (2) goes up for a shot against Boston Celtics' Al Horford (42), from Dominican Republic, during the second half of Game 4 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals, Tuesday, May 23, 2017, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
May 24, 2017 - 12:32 am
CLEVELAND (AP) — Kyrie Irving gritted his teeth, tightened up his left sneaker and hopped to his feet. The pain couldn't stop him. The Celtics couldn't either. Irving took over in the second half and finished with 42 points despite playing on a tender ankle, LeBron James added 34 and the Cleveland...
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Boston Red Sox's Xander Bogaerts is congratulated by teammates after scoring on a wild pitch by Texas Rangers relief pitcher Jeremy Jeffress during the sixth inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Tuesday, May 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
May 24, 2017 - 12:01 am
BOSTON (AP) — Xander Bogaerts and the Boston Red Sox don't need help putting runs on the board right now. They got some from the Texas Rangers anyway. Bogaerts had three RBIs and twice scored on wild pitches, Dustin Pedroia had a two-run double during a four-run sixth inning and the Red Sox beat...
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Kansas City Royals designated hitter Salvador Perez (13) celebrates with Royals' Jorge Bonifacio (38) after scoring on Bonifacio's two-run, home run during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees in New York, Tuesday, May 23, 2017.New York Yankees catcher Austin Romine is at right. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
May 23, 2017 - 11:08 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Danny Duffy noticed a flaw in his delivery a few weeks ago: His front hip was opening too soon and he was yanking pitches. "Obviously, it takes more than 30 pitches in a side session," he said. "Repetition is everything." Duffy's mechanics seemed fixed. Duffy defeated the New York...
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Cleveland Cavaliers' Kyrie Irving (2) drives against Boston Celtics' Avery Bradley (0) during the first half of Game 4 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals, Tuesday, May 23, 2017, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
May 23, 2017 - 11:07 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Kyrie Irving took over in the second half and finished with 42 points, LeBron James added 34 and the Cleveland Cavaliers moved within one win of an almost inevitable third date in the Finals with Golden State by rallying to beat the Boston Celtics 112-99 on Tuesday night in Game 4...
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Washington Nationals Anthony Rendon (6) is congratulated by his teammates after hitting a three-run home run with Ryan Zimmerman (11) and Daniel Murphy (20), scoring during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners in Washington, Tuesday, May 23, 2017. Matt Wieters (32) is on deck. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
May 23, 2017 - 9:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Anthony Rendon homered twice and drove in five runs, Joe Ross returned from the minors to allow one run over a career high-tying eight innings, and the Washington Nationals routed the Seattle Mariners 10-1 on Tuesday night. Bryce Harper added his 14th homer and Jayson Werth hit...
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May 23, 2017 - 7:29 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Boston Celtics star guard Isaiah Thomas has visited one hip specialist and plans to see others. Thomas, who is done for the season with a right hip injury he sustained in March and aggravated in the playoffs, told Celtics coach Brad Stevens that he intends to get "one or two more...
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Nashville Predators fans celebrate after Game 6 of the Western Conference final against the Anaheim Ducks in the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs Monday, May 22, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn. The Predators won 6-3 to advance to the Stanley Cup Championship. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)
May 23, 2017 - 2:13 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Nashville Predators, the final team into the NHL playoffs, are headed to the first Stanley Cup Final in franchise history. Coach Peter Laviolette insists they won't just be happy to be there either. "Our guys know the big picture," Laviolette said. "They understand what...
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Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) celebrates a basket against the San Antonio Spurs during the second half in Game 4 of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals, Monday, May 22, 2017, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
May 22, 2017 - 11:52 pm
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Stephen Curry scored 36 points and the Golden State Warriors closed out the Western Conference Final against the injury-ravaged San Antonio Spurs with a 129-115 victory Monday night, becoming the first team in league history to start the playoffs 12-0. Golden State led by as many...
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Atlanta Braves first baseman Matt Adams (18) follows through on a two-run home run in the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Monday, May 22, 2017, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
May 22, 2017 - 11:25 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Matt Adams hit a two-run homer in his second start since being traded to Atlanta, Ender Inciarte had a career-high five hits and the Braves beat Gerrit Cole and the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-2 on Monday night. Brandon Phillips also homered for the Braves, who have won eight of 11. Adams...
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