Athlete injuries

St. Louis Blues' Sammy Blais (9) crashes into Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask (40), of Finland, as Bruins' Brandon Carlo (25) and Blues' David Perron (57) grapple for the puck during the first period in Game 2 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final, Wednesday, May 29, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
May 29, 2019 - 10:10 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Latest from Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final between the St. Louis Blues and the Boston Bruins (all times Eastern): 10 p.m. The Boston Bruins and St. Louis Blues are tied at 2 going into the third period of Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final. This is much different than Game 1, though...
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FILE - In this March 17, 2019, file photo, Bianca Andreescu, of Canada, kisses her trophy after defeating Angelique Kerber, of Germany, in the women's final at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament in Indian Wells, Calif. Andreescu, 18, is seeded at a Grand Slam tournament for the first time at the 2019 French Open, where play begins Sunday. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
May 29, 2019 - 1:18 pm
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the French Open (all times local): 7:10 p.m. Bianca Andreescu, the No. 22 seed from Canada, has withdrawn ahead of her second-round match against Sofia Kenin at the French Open due to a right shoulder injury. Andreescu, who won the Indian Wells title in March, also missed...
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Minnesota Twins pitcher Devin Smeltzer, making his Major League debut, throws against the Milwaukee Brewers in the first inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, May 28, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
May 29, 2019 - 12:51 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Devin Smeltzer took the mound for his first game in the majors, his wife and parents among a sizable crowd at Target Field, set to face NL MVP Christian Yelich and the hard-hitting Milwaukee Brewers. Nervous? After fighting to get this far, no way. Diagnosed with cancer when he...
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Tampa Bay Rays' Avisail Garcia celebrates after scoring on an inside-the-park home run off Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Clayton Richard during the third inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, May 28, 2019, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
May 28, 2019 - 11:22 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays keep winning — and drawing sparse crowds at home. Austin Meadows homered for the third straight game and five Tampa Bay relievers combined to throw a six-hitter and beat struggling AL East rival Toronto 3-1 on Tuesday night. The second-place Rays have...
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Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro celebrates winning his first round match of the French Open tennis tournament against Chile's Nicolas Jarry in four sets, 3-6, 6-2, 6-1, 6-4, at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Tuesday, May 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
May 28, 2019 - 10:03 am
PARIS (AP) — Nursing himself back to health and winning a match at the French Open: For Juan Martin del Potro, that combination is an achievement in itself. Playing Grand Slam tennis for the first time since fracturing his right knee last year, the ninth-ranked del Potro is into the second round of...
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Boston Bruins' Charlie McAvoy, right, celebrates his goal against the St. Louis Blues with Marcus Johansson, left, during the second period in Game 1 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final, Monday, May 27, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
May 28, 2019 - 12:41 am
BOSTON (AP) — Torey Krug flew down the ice with his helmet off, like his big, bad predecessors on the Boston defense from the days of Eddie Shore and Bobby Orr. He lined up St. Louis center Robert Thomas and knocked him off his skates, delighting the crowd and sending an unmistakable message to...
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Boston Red Sox's Sandy Leon, right, points as he crosses home plate after hitting a three-run home run as Cleveland Indians catcher Roberto Perez (55) looks on during the fifth inning of a baseball game, Monday, May 27, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)
May 27, 2019 - 8:36 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Sandy León hit a three-run homer off Oliver Pérez after the Indians reliever caused an odd stoppage asking for new footwear, J.D. Martinez homered twice and the Boston Red Sox beat Cleveland 12-5 Monday. Jackie Bradley Jr. added two RBI doubles, and Mookie Betts and Xander Bogaerts...
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Houston Astros starting pitcher Gerrit Cole throws against the Chicago Cubs during the first inning of a baseball game Monday, May 27, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
May 27, 2019 - 5:40 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Gerrit Cole tied a season high with 12 strikeouts in six solid innings and the Houston Astros reached Cole Hamels early and held on for a 6-5 win over the Chicago Cubs in the opener of an interleague series on Monday. Anthony Rizzo hit a two-run homer in the first inning, but Cole (5...
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FILE - In this April 11, 2019, file photo, Boston Red Sox's Dustin Pedroia follows through on an RBI-single against the Toronto Blue Jays during the third inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston. Pedroia will take an "indefinite leave" in his long struggle to recover from knee trouble, putting in doubt whether he will ever play again in the majors. Boston put the longtime star on the 60-day injured list Monday, May 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson, File)
May 27, 2019 - 4:53 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia will take an "indefinite leave" in his long struggle to recover from knee trouble, putting in doubt whether he'll play again in the majors. The 35-year-old Pedroia has tried the past two seasons to fully return from surgery on his left knee. At a...
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Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw delivers to the Tampa Bay Rays during the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, May 21, 2019, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
May 27, 2019 - 2:02 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: PAIR OF ACES It's a marquee matchup on Memorial Day at Dodger Stadium when NL Cy Young Award winner Jacob deGrom (3-5, 3.72 ERA) pitches for the New York Mets against three-time winner Clayton Kershaw (4-0, 3.33). Kershaw is 5-0 with a 1.59 ERA in...
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