Athlete health

FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2019, file photo, San Jose Sharks' Erik Karlsson, center, celebrates with Timo Meier, left, and Joe Pavelski after Pavelski scored during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Vancouver Canuck, in San Jose, Calif. The San Jose Sharks re-signed pending free agent Erik Karlsson to an eight-year deal on Monday, June 17, 2019, turning a one-year rental into a long-term commitment to one of the league's most dynamic defensemen.(AP Photo/Josie Lepe, File)
June 17, 2019 - 12:44 pm
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The San Jose Sharks took a risk when they traded for elite defenseman Erik Karlsson knowing he had only one year left on his contract. They sat patiently as he learned about the organization and area during an injury-plagued season and were rewarded when Karlsson decided not...
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FILE - In this Nov. 11, 2018 file photo Duke's Cam Reddish reacts following a basket against Army during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Durham, N.C. Texas Tech’s Jarrett Culver and Duke’s Cam Reddish are headlining the list of shooting guards in the NBA draft. Reddish offers two-way potential, though an uneven freshman year has created some uncertainty about his development. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, file)
June 16, 2019 - 3:27 pm
Jarrett Culver made himself a top-flight NBA prospect by pushing Texas Tech to within a win of its first national championship. Culver is regarded by many as the top shooting guard in Thursday's draft, part of a rapid rise from solid freshman contributor to Associated Press All-American. He could...
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Seattle Mariners' Edwin Encarnacion rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run against the Houston Astros during the third inning of a baseball game, Monday, June 3, 2019, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
June 16, 2019 - 3:16 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Edwin Encarnación will find himself in a familiar spot after he joins the Yankees in New York on Monday. Manager Aaron Boone plans to use AL home run leader as his team's primary designated hitter once the 36-year-old slugger arrives. The AL East leaders acquired Encarnación for a...
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The NHL and NHL Players' Association have until two separate deadlines in September to decided whether to opt out of the current collective bargaining agreement effective fall 2020.;
June 16, 2019 - 11:58 am
Jonathan Toews says he just wants his contract to be worth what it says on paper. Right now, it's not that simple. Under terms of the collective bargaining agreement, NHL owners and players divide hockey-related revenue 50/50, and if player salaries exceed that split a certain percentage is...
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Brothers Austin, left, and Jordyn Chambers, from Philadelphia, hold up an US flag prior the Women's World Cup Group F soccer match between United States and Chile at Parc des Princes in Paris, France, Sunday, June 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
June 16, 2019 - 8:51 am
PARIS (AP) — Carli Lloyd, Mallory Pugh and Christen Press formed a new starting front line as U.S. coach Jill Ellis made seven changes for Sunday night's Women's World Cup match against Chile. Alyssa Naeher remained in goal for the defending champions and Abby Dahlkemper was the lone holdover on...
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Seattle Mariners' Edwin Encarnacion, right, hits a two-run home run as Los Angeles Angels catcher Jonathan Lucroy watches during the seventh inning of a baseball game Sunday, June 9, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
June 16, 2019 - 7:15 am
CHICAGO (AP) — The New York Yankees acquired AL home run leader Edwin Encarnación in a trade with the Seattle Mariners on Saturday night, adding another feared slugger to what could be baseball's most powerful lineup when Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton return from injuries. Seattle is sending...
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Houston Astros' Yordan Alvarez, right, watches his solo home run off Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Clayton Richard during the third inning of a baseball game, Saturday, June 15, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)
June 15, 2019 - 11:47 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors today: MAKING A NAME Cuban rookie Yordan Alvarez is off to a smashing start for the injury-depleted Houston Astros, becoming just one of four players in major league history to hit four home runs in his first five games. The 21-year-old is 8 for 17 so...
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Atlanta Braves' pitcher Sean Newcomb pitches against the Philadelphia Phillies during the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, June 15, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)
June 15, 2019 - 5:48 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Braves starter Sean Newcomb has left the game in a scary scene after being hit in the back of the head by a line drive off the bat of Philadelphia's J.T. Realmuto. Newcomb was checked by a trainer and walked off the field under his own power in Atlanta, escorted by two trainers...
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Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr talks with reporters at the NBA basketball team's practice facility Friday, June 14, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. Their three-peat quest denied by the champion Raptors, the Warriors now brace for major uncertainty ahead as Kevin Durant begins a long rehab from right Achilles tendon surgery and must decide where to sign and Klay Thompson has a torn left ACL that will be another lengthy recovery. (AP Photo/Janie McCauley)
June 14, 2019 - 4:11 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Steve Kerr still considers Golden State an ideal fit for Kevin Durant. Whether Durant sees it that way going into free agency next month, Kerr isn't about to guess. Especially now that the two-time NBA Finals MVP is headed for what could be a yearlong recovery from surgery...
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This Thursday, June 13, 2019, photo shows Toronto Raptors general manager Masai Ujiri holding the championship trophy after the Raptors defeated the Golden State Warriors in Game 6 of basketball's NBA Finals in Oakland, Calif. Authorities say they are investigating whether Toronto Raptors president Masai Ujiri pushed and hit a sheriff's deputy in the face as he tried to get on the court after his team won the NBA title in Oakland. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
June 14, 2019 - 3:55 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on an investigation into whether the president of the Toronto Raptors pushed and hit a sheriff's deputy in the face (all times local): 3:50 p.m. A California sheriff's spokesman says a deputy involved in an encounter with the president of the Toronto Raptors...
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