Athlete health

Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder A.J. Pollock catches a fly ball hit by Chicago Cubs' Cole Hamels during the third inning of a baseball game Wednesday, April 24, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)
April 30, 2019 - 6:02 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers say center fielder A.J. Pollock might need surgery because of an infection in his surgically repaired right elbow. The NL champions put Pollock on the injured list before Tuesday night's game in San Francisco. The former All-Star and Gold Glove winner...
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Dustin Johnson lines up a putt on the sixth green during the final round of the RBC Heritage golf tournament at Harbour Town Golf Links on Hilton Head Island, S.C., Sunday, April 21, 2019. Johnson was the third round leader but shot a six over par 77 during the final round. (AP Photo/Mic Smith)
April 30, 2019 - 1:53 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Masters in his rearview mirror, Justin Rose is excited about what he calls the next stage of the golf year. Except in this case, objects might be closer than they appear. Because while the next major is in two weeks, the first one ended only two weeks ago. Still fresh for...
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FILE - At left, in an April 6, 2019, file photo, Carolina Hurricanes' Curtis McElhinney keeps his eyes on the puck after making a save during the second period of the team's NHL hockey game against the Philadelphia Flyers, in Philadelphia. At right, in a Feb. 8, 2019, file photo, Carolina Hurricanes goaltender Petr Mrazek (34) deflects a shot on goal against the New York Rangers during the second period of an NHL hockey game, in New York. The Carolina Hurricanes might face the first goalie dilemma of these playoffs. Which one gives them the best chance to take a 3-0 series lead against the Islanders _ a healthy and rested Curtis McElhinney, or a day-to-day Petr Mrazek ? (AP Photo/File)
April 30, 2019 - 12:27 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Rod Brind'Amour considers himself lucky to have two goalies he trusts. It looks like he is turning to the second one. The first legitimate goalie dilemma of the playoffs belongs to the Carolina Hurricanes, now that starter Petr Mrazek is dealing with a lower body injury that...
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New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia throws to the Los Angeles Angels during the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, April 24, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
April 29, 2019 - 11:07 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors today: MISTER 3,000 CC Sabathia (1-0, 2.40 ERA) needs three strikeouts for 3,000 when the New York Yankees visit Arizona. The 38-year-old veteran, who plans to retire after this season, is trying to join Randy Johnson and Steve Carlton as the only left-...
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In this Sept. 22, 2018 photo, Washburn defensive back Corey Ballentine carries the ball during an NCAA college football game in Topeka, Kan. Police in Kansas are investigating a shooting that killed one current Washburn University football player and injured a former player just hours after he was drafted by the New York Giants. Topeka police say officers found 23-year-old defensive back Dwane Simmons dead when they investigated gunshots shortly before 1 a.m. Sunday, April 28, 2019. Ballentine is the wounded player who was picked by the Giants in the sixth round of the NFL draft Saturday. (Phil Anderson/Topeka Capital-Journal via AP)
April 29, 2019 - 3:45 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Two Washburn University football players who were shot outside of an off-campus house party hours after one of them was drafted by the New York Giants were "in the wrong place at the wrong time," authorities said Monday. The shooting early Sunday killed defensive back Dwane...
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In this Sept. 22, 2018 photo, Washburn defensive back Corey Ballentine carries the ball during an NCAA college football game in Topeka, Kan. Police in Kansas are investigating a shooting that killed one current Washburn University football player and injured a former player just hours after he was drafted by the New York Giants. Topeka police say officers found 23-year-old defensive back Dwane Simmons dead when they investigated gunshots shortly before 1 a.m. Sunday, April 28, 2019. Ballentine is the wounded player who was picked by the Giants in the sixth round of the NFL draft Saturday. (Phil Anderson/Topeka Capital-Journal via AP)
April 29, 2019 - 3:35 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on the killing of a Washburn University football player and wounding of a New York Giants draft pick (all times local): 5:30 p.m. The New York Giants say cornerback Corey Ballentine, who was shot Sunday in Topeka, Kansas, is recovering and will join the team for its...
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Colorado Avalanche's Nathan MacKinnon (29) shoots to score a goal against San Jose Sharks' Erik Karlsson (65) in the third period of Game 2 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series at the SAP Center in San Jose, Calif., on Sunday, April 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Josie Lepe)
April 29, 2019 - 3:23 pm
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Erik Karlsson took the puck behind his own net and went on the type of end-to-end rush that has made him one of the NHL's most dynamic defensemen. Even though Karlsson's rush didn't lead to a goal and came in San Jose's 4-3 loss in Game 2 to Colorado, it encouraged the...
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San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich prepares for Game 5 of an NBA basketball first round playoff series against the Denver Nuggets, Tuesday, April 23, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
April 29, 2019 - 1:56 pm
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The Spurs suffered through an odd, erratic season filled with injuries, strife and drama before a second straight ouster from the playoffs in the first round. Gregg Popovich enjoyed it so much he is coming back for a 24th season as coach in San Antonio. Normally extremely private...
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Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) celebrates after scoring a three point basket against the Portland Trail Blazers in the first half of Game 4 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Sunday, April 21, 2019, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Alonzo Adams)
April 29, 2019 - 1:30 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma City Thunder plan to keep coach Billy Donovan for a fifth year. Thunder general manager Sam Presti said Monday that he doesn't expect to switch coaches, despite Oklahoma City's third consecutive first-round playoff exit. Presti does expect Russell Westbrook to...
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This file photo provided by the Dallas County Sheriff's Office shows Thomas Johnson. The former Texas A&M football player is being tried for the killing of a jogger police say was hacked to death with a machete in 2015. Johnson's murder trial began Monday, April 29, 2019, after years of litigation over whether the 25-year old former wide receiver is mentally competent to be tried for the killing of David Stevens. (Dallas County Sheriff's Office via AP)
April 29, 2019 - 12:30 pm
DALLAS (AP) — David Stevens was out for his usual morning run in October of 2015 when he passed under a bridge on a Dallas jogging path. There, prosecutors say, he was accosted and hacked to death by a former Texas A&M football player wielding a machete. That player, Thomas Johnson, went on...
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