Athlete injuries

Toronto Blue Jays rookie Vladimir Guerrero Jr. leaves the on-deck circle before his first major league at-bat against the Oakland Athletics during the second inning of baseball game action in Toronto, Friday April 26, 2019. (Mark Blinch/The Canadian Press via AP)
April 26, 2019 - 5:23 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Vladimir Guerrero Jr. grounded out to first base in his first major league plate appearance for the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday night, then narrowly missed a home run in his second. Fans rose for a standing ovation as Toronto's top prospect led off the second inning against Oakland's...
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San Jose Sharks right wing Barclay Goodrow, center, celebrates with defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic (44) and center Joe Thornton (19) after scoring the winning goal against the Vegas Golden Knights during overtime of Game 7 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in San Jose, Calif., Tuesday, April 23, 2019. The Sharks won 5-4 in overtime. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
April 26, 2019 - 1:02 am
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — As the San Jose Sharks survived back-to-back overtime games that left captain Joe Pavelski bloodied and dazed, and most of his teammates drained emotionally and physically, the Colorado Avalanche sat back and watched. Whether that will have an impact when the teams meet in...
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In this Sunday, April 14, 2019, photo, the Buffalo Bisons' Vladimir Guerrero Jr. waits on deck to bat during a Minor League Baseball game against the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders in Moosic, Pa. (Christopher Dolan/The Citizens' Voice via AP)
April 25, 2019 - 11:12 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors today: IT'S TIME Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is set to make his big league debut with the Toronto Blue Jays against the Oakland Athletics. The son of Hall of Famer Vladimir Guerrero ripped through the minor leagues with a .331 average and .945 OPS over three-...
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New York Yankees' Clint Frazier walks back to the dugout with a broken bat after striking out to end the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals on Sunday, April 21, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
April 25, 2019 - 7:10 pm
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Clint Frazier became the Yankees' 15th player to go on the injured list, sidelined because of a sprained left ankle, and New York acquired Cameron Maybin from the Cleveland Indians for $25,000 to gain outfield depth. Frazier, a 24-year-old outfielder, is hitting .324 with six...
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Portland Trail Blazers center Enes Kanter, center, Oklahoma City Thunder forward Jerami Grant, left, and guard Terrance Ferguson, right, compete for a rebound in the second half of Game 4 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Sunday, April 21, 2019, in Oklahoma City. Portland won 111-98. (AP Photo/Alonzo Adams)
April 25, 2019 - 8:33 am
Just a few months ago, Enes Kanter was toiling for a New York Knicks team that was heading nowhere. Now, he's a significant contributor for a Portland Trail Blazers team heading to the Western Conference semifinals. Kanter is one of several players starring in their supporting roles and helped put...
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Nashville Predators center Kyle Turris (8) has his shot deflected by Dallas Stars' Ben Bishop (30) in the third period of Game 6 in an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in Dallas, Monday, April 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
April 25, 2019 - 12:15 am
Ben Bishop grew up rooting for the St. Louis Blues before being drafted by them. He remembers being in the stands at 14 years old during a playoff series against the Stars and wholeheartedly taking part of the chants of "Bel-four!" directed at the Dallas goalie. Now 18 years after that St. Louis...
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FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2019, file photo, Toronto Blue Jays' Vladimir Guerrero Jr., left, follows through with a double as Philadelphia Phillies catcher Andrew Knapp looks on in the third inning of a spring training baseball game in Dunedin, Fla. The Toronto Blue Jays will promote top prospect Vladimir Guerrero Jr. before their game against the Oakland Athletics, on Friday, April 26. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
April 24, 2019 - 8:02 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors today. VLADDY TIME Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is set to make his much-anticipated major league debut. The Toronto Blue Jays will promote their promising slugger before Friday's game against the Oakland Athletics, manager Charlie Montoyo said Wednesday...
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Boston Bruins left wing Brad Marchand, left, tries unsuccessfully to shoot past Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Frederik Andersen (31) during the second period of Game 7 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series, Tuesday, April 23, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
April 24, 2019 - 5:37 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Bruins have home-ice advantage through a potential trip to the Stanley Cup Final, and they have the Columbus Blue Jackets to thank for it. They'll get a chance to show their gratitude in the TD Garden on Thursday night. The Bruins host Columbus in Game 1 of the second round...
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San Jose Sharks center Joe Pavelski, right, lies on the ice next to Vegas Golden Knights center Cody Eakin during the third period of Game 7 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in San Jose, Calif., Tuesday, April 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
April 24, 2019 - 4:07 pm
NHL players and coaches were split Wednesday on whether changes are needed to video review protocol a day after a major penalty played a dramatic role in San Jose's Game 7 victory over Vegas. Cody Eakin was assessed a major penalty for cross-checking and injuring Joe Pavelski in the third period,...
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San Jose Sharks players celebrate after defeating the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 7 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in San Jose, Calif., Tuesday, April 23, 2019. The Sharks won 5-4 in overtime. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
April 24, 2019 - 12:37 pm
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Joe Thornton gathered his teammates at the bench as a bloodied Joe Pavelski was taken off the ice after being knocked out on a hit and implored them to avenge their captain's injury by scoring three goals on the ensuing major penalty to erase a three-goal deficit. The San...
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