Athlete injuries

A young fan holds ice to her head after being hit with a foul ball hit by Los Angeles Dodgers' Cody Bellinger during the first inning of a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies, Sunday, June 23, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
June 24, 2019 - 5:19 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers say they're studying how to improve the protective netting after a young girl was hit in the head by a liner from slugger Cody Bellinger. The fan was hit Sunday and taken to a hospital for precautionary tests. On Monday, the team said in a statement that...
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Golden State Warriors NBA basketball draft pick Jordan Poole, center, speaks with reporters on Monday, June 24, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. Fellow incoming Warriors Alen Smailagic, left, and Eric Paschall, right, flank Poole. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
June 24, 2019 - 3:08 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Golden State general manager Bob Myers plans to meet with both Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson ahead of the start of free agency this weekend. "Yes," Myers answered succinctly Monday when asked about sit-downs with both free agents, each injured for the runner-up Warriors...
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St. Louis Cardinals' Jordan Hicks delivers a pitch during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Monday, June 10, 2019, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
June 24, 2019 - 2:17 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis Cardinals closer Jordan Hicks has a torn elbow ligament and the team says it's determining what to do with the hardest-throwing pitcher in the majors. The Cardinals said Monday the right-hander has a torn ulnar collateral ligament, an injury that usually leads to Tommy...
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A young fan holds ice to her head after being hit with a foul ball hit by Los Angeles Dodgers' Cody Bellinger during the first inning of a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies, Sunday, June 23, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
June 23, 2019 - 5:50 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A woman at Dodger Stadium was taken to a hospital Sunday for precautionary tests after being struck in the head by a foul ball from Los Angeles star Cody Bellinger during the first inning of a game against the Colorado Rockies. The young woman was sitting four rows from the field...
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FILE - In this March 1, 2019, file photo, Washington Nationals pitcher Trevor Rosenthal throws during the third inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Miami Marlins, in Jupiter, Fla. Rosenthal has been released by the Nationals, who ran out patience waiting for the reliever to return to form. Rosenthal ends his three-month stint in Washington with a 0-1 record and an unsightly 22.74 ERA. The Nationals made the move Sunday, June 23, 2019 less than 24 hours after he walked all three batters he faced in a 13-9 loss to Atlanta. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
June 23, 2019 - 9:52 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Nationals finally ran out of patience waiting for Trevor Rosenthal to throw strikes following his return from Tommy John surgery. Rosenthal was released by the Nationals on Sunday, less than 24 hours after the 29-year-old reliever walked all three batters he faced...
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United States goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher punches the ball across the bar during the Women's World Cup Group F soccer match between Sweden and the United States at Stade Océane, in Le Havre, France, Thursday, June 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
June 22, 2019 - 11:25 am
REIMS, France (AP) — Much of the attention on the United States rightly goes to its prolific offense, especially after that 13-goal game to open the Women's World Cup, but the team's defense has been predictably reliable so far in France. The defense has posted shutouts in the team's first three...
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Toronto Raptors' Kawhi Leonard and his girlfriend, Kishele Shipley, watch the Toronto Blue Jays play the Los Angeles Angels during a baseball game Thursday, June 20, 2019, in Toronto. (Mark Blinch/The Canadian Press via AP)
June 21, 2019 - 6:34 pm
Now on the clock: Chaos. The NBA offseason is about to kick into high gear. A draft that had good bits of intrigue — at least after New Orleans' Zion Williamson, Memphis' Ja Morant and New York's R.J. Barrett were chosen first, second and third in moves that were widely expected for weeks — is now...
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Texas Rangers' Asdrubal Cabrera hits an RBI single off Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Tanner Roark during the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, June 15, 2019, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
June 21, 2019 - 3:08 pm
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Texas Rangers third baseman Asdrúbal Cabrera plans to appeal a four-game suspension from Major League Baseball for throwing equipment on the field that hit an umpire. MLB handed down the suspension Friday, a day after umpire crew chief Bill Miller was hit on the foot by a...
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June 21, 2019 - 11:33 am
LONDON (AP) — American tennis player Anna Tatishvili has appealed her fine of about $50,000 for what the Grand Slam Board ruled was a violation of its first-round performance rule at the French Open last month. Tatishvili was docked a first-round loser's full prize money after losing to 29th-seeded...
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Los Angeles Angels' Albert Pujols watches his two-run home run off Tampa Bay Rays' Ryan Yarbrough during the fifth inning of a baseball game Thursday, June 13, 2019, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
June 20, 2019 - 11:57 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors today: BACK WHERE IT BEGAN Albert Pujols returns to St. Louis for a game for the first time since leaving the Cardinals to sign a $240 million contract with the Angels before the 2012 season. The slugger won three NL MVP awards and made nine All-Star...
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