Athlete injuries

Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara (33), of Slovakia, is helped off the ice after getting hit in the face with the puck during the second period of Game 4 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final against the St. Louis Blues Monday, June 3, 2019, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
June 05, 2019 - 6:37 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Twice the Boston Bruins have been forced to finish a Stanley Cup Final game down a defenseman. The St. Louis Blues won each time. That's not a coincidence. Wearing out opponents and winning the war of attrition has been an ingredient of the Blues' playoff success. They took advantage...
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FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2017, file photo, Boston Celtics general manager Danny Ainge speaks with members of the media during NBA basketball media day Monday,, in Canton, Mass. Ainge spoke to reporters Wednesday, June 5, 2019, for the first time since his second heart attack and vowed “my role’s not going to change.” (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
June 05, 2019 - 4:26 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Kyrie Irving can opt out of his Celtics contract and become a free agent. Gordon Hayward might never play like he did before his injury. It's possible Brad Stevens won't figure out a way to deploy all of the team's talent. There's one thing, though, that Boston boss Danny Ainge was...
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Detroit Tigers designated hitter Miguel Cabrera connects for a single during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Tuesday, June 4, 2019, in Detroit. The single tied him at 59th with Tony Perez with 2,732 career hits. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
June 04, 2019 - 11:22 pm
DETROIT (AP) — In a perfect world, Detroit Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire would have a healthy Miguel Cabrera at first base every game. Until that day comes, however, Gardenhire's happy with whatever production he can get out of Cabrera. After missing the previous two games with chronic knee pain...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017 file photo, Milwaukee Brewers' Jimmy Nelson pitches to the Tampa Bay Rays during the first inning of an interleague baseball game in St. Petersburg, Fla. Milwaukee Brewers right-hander Jimmy Nelson is bracing himself for an emotional return Wednesday, June 5, 2019 against the Miami Marlins. Nelson hasn’t pitched in a major league game since he injured his pitching shoulder diving back to first after rounding the base on a single in September 2017. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)
June 04, 2019 - 10:14 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors Wednesday: WELCOME BACK Jimmy Nelson makes his long-awaited return to a big league mound when he starts for Milwaukee against Miami at Miller Park. The right-hander hasn't pitched in the majors since Sept. 8, 2017, when he injured his pitching shoulder...
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Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred addresses reporters before a baseball game between the Seattle Mariners and the Houston Astros on Tuesday, June 4, 2019, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
June 04, 2019 - 9:03 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said he does not expect teams to make changes to the protective netting around ballparks during the season, although he expects conversations to continue about whether netting should be extended. Manfred's comments on Tuesday came less...
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Philadelphia Phillies' Andrew McCutchen, center, is helped by a trainer after being injured while trying to get back to first base during the first inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres Monday, June 3, 2019, in San Diego. Phillies manager Gabe Kapler, right, looks on. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
June 04, 2019 - 8:57 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Andrew McCutchen tore his ACL in a rundown and will miss the rest of the season, causing the NL East-leading Philadelphia Phillies to again reshuffle their outfield. McCutchen hurt his left knee during Monday night's game against San Diego and an MRI revealed the injury. "It's not...
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San Diego Padres' Manny Machado, center, reacts after hitting a grand slam during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Monday, June 3, 2019, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
June 04, 2019 - 2:25 am
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Manny Machado drove a high fly ball to right field and all Bryce Harper could do was turn, run to the wall and watch it sail over his head into the home run deck at Petco Park. Machado's grand slam carried the San Diego Padres to an 8-2 victory against the NL East-leading...
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The puck hits the goal post and bounces away from the net as St. Louis Blues center Ryan O'Reilly (90) closes in and Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask (40), of Finland, and David Pastrnak (88), of the Czech Republic, defend during the second period in Game 4 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final Monday, June 3, 2019, in St. Louis. (Bruce Bennett/Pool via AP)
June 03, 2019 - 10:41 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Latest on Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final between Boston and St. Louis (all times local): 9: 40 p.m. The St. Louis Blues have taken a 3-2 lead over the Boston Bruins with 9:22 left in the third period of Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final. Ryan O'Reilly scored his second goal of...
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Boston Red Sox starting pitcher David Price winds up during the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees, Sunday, June 2, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
June 03, 2019 - 1:04 am
NEW YORK (AP) — David Price picked an excellent time to erase his Boston zero in the Bronx. The left-hander finally won at Yankee Stadium for the first time with the Red Sox, backed by early homers from J.D. Martinez and Xander Bogaerts in an 8-5 victory over New York on Sunday night . "It was a...
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FILE - In this April 26, 2019, file photo, Adley Rutschman catches for Oregon State during an NCAA college baseball game against Washington State in Corvallis, Ore. The Baltimore Orioles lead off the Major League Baseball Draft for the first time in 30 years and Oregon State catcher Adley Rutschman is a heavy favorite to be selected No. 1 on Monday night, June 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Chris Pietsch, File)
June 03, 2019 - 1:00 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Adley Rutschman has been a powerful presence at the plate and a formidable force behind it for Oregon State. That tantalizing combination could make the switch-hitting catcher the No. 1 overall pick in the Major League Baseball draft Monday night. Baltimore leads things off for the...
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