Athlete injuries

April 04, 2018 - 8:56 am
NBA-SCHEDULE Cavaliers win battle of division leaders UNDATED (AP) — The Cleveland Cavaliers continue to shake their midseason malaise and demonstrate they are capable of making their fourth straight trip to the NBA Finals. LeBron James delivered 27 points, nine rebounds and six assists as the Cavs...
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Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Ivan Nova delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers in Pittsburgh, Thursday, April 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
April 26, 2018 - 4:03 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Corey Dickerson hit the first game-ending home run of his major league career, a disputed one-out drive in the ninth inning that lifted the Pittsburgh Pirates over the Detroit Tigers 1-0 Thursday. Dickerson sent an 0-1 slider from Alex Wilson (0-1) just over the 21-foot-high wall...
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Pittsburgh Penguins' Evgeni Malkin (71) and Philadelphia Flyers' Jori Lehtera (15) collide and slide into the boards during the first period in Game 5 of an NHL first-round hockey playoff series in Pittsburgh, Friday, April 20, 2018. Malkin went to the locker room following the collision. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
April 26, 2018 - 2:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Evgeni Malkin skated with his Pittsburgh Penguins teammates for the first time since suffering an apparent leg injury last week. Malkin will miss at least Game 1 of the back-to-back defending Stanley Cup champions' second-round series against the Washington Capitals. He was in a...
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In this photo taken on Tuesday, March 27, 2018The Peru starting squad poses for a photo prior prior to an international friendly soccer match, in Harrison, N.J. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
April 26, 2018 - 1:28 pm
LIMA, Peru (AP) — The Peruvian players heading to Russia weren't alive when the team last appeared at the World Cup. The 36-year wait is over. Argentine coach Ricardo Gareca has restored the elegant ball possession and short passing style that carried Peru to the quarterfinals of the 1970 edition...
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FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2018, file photo, basketball players LiAngelo Ball, right, and brother, LaMelo, show their shirts after signing for Lithuanian team BC Prienai - Birstonas Vytautas, during a news conference in Prienai, Lithuania. BC Prienu Vytautas on Thursday, April 26, 2018, announced the departure of the younger brothers of Los Angeles Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball. Lithuanian basketball writer Donatas Urbonas says on Twitter that father LaVar Ball told him he was upset over LaMelo's diminished playing time.(AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis, File)
April 26, 2018 - 12:11 pm
LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball are leaving their Lithuania team by mutual agreement. BC Prienu Vytautas on Thursday announced the departure of the younger brothers of Los Angeles Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball. The team says LiAngelo injured an ankle and LaMelo has been bothered by back pain. Lithuanian...
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FILE - In this April 1, 2018, file photo, Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby (87) and Washington Capitals' Alex Ovechkin (8) skate during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Pittsburgh. The Penguins and Capitals are facing off in the second round for the third consecutive year. Crosby has won 44 of the 70 previous games against Ovechkin in NHL regular season and playoffs, world junior championships, world championships, World Cup and Olympics. They’re hot going into their latest showdown. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
April 26, 2018 - 11:48 am
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sidney Crosby doesn't think the Pittsburgh Penguins have some sort of mystical edge over the Washington Capitals. That all those series and all those years and all that dominance won't mean a thing when the two longtime rivals meet in the playoffs for the 11th time starting...
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Bayern's Jerome Boateng is attend to by team doctor Hans-Wilhelm Mueller-Wohlfahrt during the soccer Champions League first leg semifinal soccer match between FC Bayern Munich and Real Madrid in Munich, southern Germany, Wednesday, April 25, 2018. (Sven Hoppe/dpa via AP)
April 26, 2018 - 10:12 am
MUNICH (AP) — Germany defender Jerome Boateng faces a race to be fit for the World Cup after injuring his thigh in Bayern Munich's Champions League loss to Real Madrid. Bayern says "Boateng sustained damage to the adductor muscles in his left thigh," an injury that will likely rule the 29-year-old...
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Tampa Bay Rays manager Kevin Cash, left, removes relief pitcher Jonny Venters during the sixth inning of the team's baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles, Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
April 26, 2018 - 2:12 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: AILING Cleveland reliever Andrew Miller could miss a few days because of a hamstring injury. The left-hander grabbed the back of his leg after throwing two pitches to the Cubs' Anthony Rizzo on Wednesday night. The Indians said he had tightness in...
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Miami Marlins starting pitcher Trevor Richards throws to the plate during the second inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
April 26, 2018 - 1:01 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Trevor Richards has worked as a substitute teacher and in a brewery, just trying to make ends meet while he chased a major league career. He outworked three-time Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw on Wednesday night, and it seems his days of offseason odd jobs to help pay rent...
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Pittsburgh Pirates' Jose Osuna rounds second after hitting a three-run home run off Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Matthew Boyd in the second inning of the second baseball game of a doubleheader in Pittsburgh, Wednesday, April 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
April 26, 2018 - 12:48 am
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jose Osuna made the most of his brief stay with the Pittsburgh Pirates. Osuna, called up from the minor leagues to serve as an extra player for the second game of a doubleheader, hit a three-run home run to lift the Pirates to an 8-3 victory Wednesday night and a split with the...
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