Athlete injuries

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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Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard (2) stretches to keep the ball from Golden State Warriors center Andrew Bogut (12) as he drives to the net during the second half of Game 2 of basketball’s NBA Finals, Sunday, June 2, 2019, in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
June 03, 2019 - 12:00 am
TORONTO (AP) — The Golden State Warriors relied on a champion's heart to overcome their weary bodies. Klay Thompson scored 25 points before leaving with a hamstring injury, Stephen Curry had 23 and the Warriors ran off the first 18 points of the second half on the way to a 109-104 victory over the...
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Trent Polcyn sprays a bee swarm on a microphone on the field which caused a delay during the third inning of a baseball game between the Miami Marlins and the San Diego Padres in San Diego, Sunday, June 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)
June 02, 2019 - 11:22 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Miami Marlins were on their way to dominating the San Diego Padres for a second straight game before a swarm of bees took over the field at Petco Park. Jorge Alfaro homered, doubled and drove in a career-high four runs for the Marlins, who beat the Padres 9-3 on Sunday in a...
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Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka celebrates winning his fourth round match of the French Open tennis tournament against Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas in five sets, 7-6 (8-6), 5-7, 6-4, 3-6, 8-6, at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Sunday, June 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena )
June 02, 2019 - 4:06 pm
PARIS (AP) — This is why Stan Wawrinka went through two operations on his left knee in the span of a month. Why he dealt with the rigors of rehabilitating that joint. Why he did all the work, on and off the court, required to get back on the grind, to raise his ranking from outside the top 250, to...
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Golden State Warriors Kevin Durant watches during basketball practice at the NBA Finals in Toronto, Saturday, June 1, 2019. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
June 02, 2019 - 2:19 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Tuesday is the next telltale day in Golden State star Kevin Durant's recovery process from a calf injury. The Warriors are scheduled to arrive home from Toronto early Monday and will get the rest of the day off. Practice resumes Tuesday, and what happens then will determine if Durant...
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Boston Red Sox's Mookie Betts smiles as he rounds the bases after his home run against the Toronto Blue Jays during the 12th inning of a baseball game Wednesday, May 22, 2019, in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
June 02, 2019 - 3:00 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: BACK ON TOP The World Series champion Red Sox haven't looked quite the same this season — not even on the lineup card. Manager Alex Cora is changing that, restoring 2018 AL MVP Mookie Betts to the leadoff spot. Cora informed Betts before Saturday...
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Los Angeles Dodgers' Will Smith, center, is doused by Cody Bellinger, left, and Joc Pederson after hitting the game-winning, solo home run during the ninth inning of the team's baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday, June 1, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Dodgers won 4-3. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
June 02, 2019 - 2:02 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Will Smith is making himself at home during his first week in the major leagues. The red-headed rookie — called up when catcher Austin Barnes got hurt — hit a towering, tiebreaking home run in the bottom of the ninth inning, giving the Los Angeles Dodgers a 4-3 comeback victory...
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Houston Astros pitcher Justin Verlander works against the Oakland Athletics during the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, June 1, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
June 02, 2019 - 1:33 am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Justin Verlander could hardly fathom his name being mentioned in the same breath as Cy Young. "Pretty cool, man," the Astros ace right-hander said. Verlander struck out eight over eight innings and moved into a share of the major league lead with his ninth win and past Young...
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New York Yankees' Gary Sanchez hits a two-run home run off Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Rick Porcello during the fifth inning of a baseball game Saturday, June 1, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
June 01, 2019 - 11:59 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — While players on the Yankees bench gaped at Gary Sánchez's one-handed homer, manager Aaron Boone was already thinking about his next relief pitcher. "Once we got the lead," he said, "we felt like we had a chance to really roll out our guys." No surprise — Boone's bullpen big guns...
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Liverpool's Jordan Henderson lifts the trophy to celebrate with his teammates winning the Champions League final soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium in Madrid, Saturday, June 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
June 01, 2019 - 6:41 pm
MADRID (AP) — No tears of pain this time, just redemption for Mohamed Salah. Only 108 seconds were needed to banish the Champions League final heartbreak of a year ago. Once Salah dispatched his early penalty against Tottenham, Liverpool was on the path to a sixth European title with a 2-0 victory...
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