Athlete health

Christian Coleman, of the United States, left, crosses the finish line to win the men's 100 meter race ahead of silver medalist Justin Gatlin, of the United States, right, during the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
September 29, 2019 - 2:16 am
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The Latest on the track and field world championships (all times local): 10:20 p.m. Christian Coleman has won the world championship gold medal in the men's 100 meters, three weeks after avoiding a ban for missed drug tests. Coleman started well and extended his lead down the...
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Milwaukee Brewers relief pitcher Matt Albers heads off the mound after giving up a solo walkoff home run to Colorado Rockies' Trevor Story in the 10th inning of a baseball game Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
September 29, 2019 - 12:34 am
DENVER (AP) — Josh Hader and the Milwaukee Brewers got the help they needed from the Chicago Cubs. They will need a little more after blowing a chance to pull even in the NL Central race. Hader gave up a tying home run with two outs in the ninth inning and the Brewers lost to Colorado 3-2 in the...
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New York Mets' Pete Alonso reacts after hitting his 53rd home run of the season during the third inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
September 28, 2019 - 11:53 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Pete Alonso reached for a fastball on the outer part of the plate and sent it soaring just to the right of straightaway center field. He held the handle of his bat and slowly took eight short steps toward first base, his face expressionless, eyes fixed on the ball. He followed its...
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Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu works against the San Francisco Giants in the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, Sept 28, 2019, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
September 28, 2019 - 8:32 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — While the Los Angeles Dodgers kept raising their win total, Hyun-Jin Ryu continued to lower his ERA. With one game left in the regular season, they're both in good position. Ryu secured the major league ERA title at 2.32 with seven sharp innings and the Dodgers matched a...
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Houston Astros' Alex Bregman, right, is congratulated by Yordan Alvarez after hitting a solo home run during the second inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels, Friday, Sept. 27, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
September 28, 2019 - 2:05 am
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Will Harris struck out the side with just nine pitches, and then the glowering Houston reliever did something even rarer than an immaculate inning. "Will never smiles — ever — on the field," Alex Bregman said. "He's always in a bad mood. That was the first time I've ever seen...
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Tampa Bay Rays' Tommy Pham, right, is greeted by Willy Adames (1) after he hit a two-run home run against the Toronto Blue Jays in the third inning of a baseball game in Toronto on Friday, Sept. 27, 2019. (Fred Thornhill/The Canadian Press via AP)
September 27, 2019 - 10:30 pm
The creative Tampa Bay Rays and the tenacious Oakland Athletics earned playoff spots Friday night, filling out the 10-team field for the Major League Baseball postseason. Most of the pairings and sites are still to be determined before the playoffs begin Tuesday night with the NL wild-card game...
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El quarterback Cam Newton (1), de los Panthers de Carolina, lanza un pase en la primera mitad del partido frente a los Rams de Los Ángeles, en Charlotte, Carolina del Norte, el domingo 8 de septiembre de 2019. (AP Foto/Mike McCarn)
September 27, 2019 - 8:59 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers quarterback Cam Newton says he plans on taking "time away from the game" because of a mid-foot sprain that has bothered him since the third preseason game. Newton says in a 15-minute blog released Friday night that he probably shouldn't have tried to play through the...
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FILE - At left, in a March 20, 2019, file photo, Boston Celtics' Kyrie Irving is shown during an NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers in Philadelphia. At right, in a May 8, 2019, file photo, Golden State Warriors' Kevin Durant is shown during the first half of Game 5 of the team's second-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Houston Rockets in Oakland, Calif. Irving said Friday, Sept. 27, 2019 at the Brooklyn Nets media day, that Durant wasn’t ready to play in the NBA Finals and won’t let his new teammate come back to the court this time until he’s fully healthy. (AP Photo/File)
September 27, 2019 - 2:47 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Kyrie Irving won't allow anyone to rush Kevin Durant back to the court this time. Irving said Friday that Durant wasn't ready to play when he returned in the NBA Finals, where he was quickly injured again. Irving said his new teammate's health wasn't valued enough, and that won't be...
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United States' Myles Turner dunks during a consolation playoff game against Poland for the FIBA Basketball World Cup at the Cadillac Arena in Beijing on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019. U.S. defeated Poland 87-74 (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
September 27, 2019 - 12:18 pm
The Latest from NBA media days on Friday (all times EST): 12:10 p.m. Indiana Pacers guard Victor Oladipo still hasn't set a target date for his return — but he is back on the court less eight months after rupturing a quad tendon in his right knee. The two-time All-Star suffered the season-ending...
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Houston Astros shortstop Jack Mayfield cannot get to a ball hit for a single by Los Angeles Angels' Taylor Ward during the third inning of a baseball game Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
September 27, 2019 - 3:30 am
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels made nine pitching changes, including seven in a four-inning span. Those pitchers grinded and fought and managed to keep the mighty Astros scoreless when they loaded the bases three times in the final five innings. The Angels refused to play like a team...
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