Athlete health

Fans use umbrella hats to protect themselves from the sun during the sixth inning of a baseball game between the New York Yankees and the Colorado Rockies Saturday, July 20, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
July 20, 2019 - 9:06 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Yankees were a tripleheader of hot on Saturday. First was the temperature: 94 degrees at game time, the highest for New York this season. Next was the offense, which torched Colorado pitching for the second straight day and romped over the Rockies 11-5 to extend the Yankees'...
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Baltimore Orioles outfielder Keon Broxton douses himself with water while taking a break between fielding and batting practice prior to a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Friday, July 19, 2019, in Baltimore. A heat wave is hitting Baltimore and heat advisories have been set ahead of a hot weekend. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
July 20, 2019 - 2:49 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: BE CAREFUL The extreme heat gripping much of the country is having an effect around the major leagues. The Yankees and Rockies have called off most of the pregame activities for their afternoon game — New York is forecast to come close to its...
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Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Mike Leake throws against the Los Angeles Angels during the fifth inning of a baseball game, Friday, July 19, 2019, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
July 20, 2019 - 2:35 am
SEATTLE (AP) — A week after the worst start of his career, Mike Leake came back with his best. Shockingly so. Leake took a perfect game into the ninth inning, losing his bid at baseball immortality when rookie Luis Rengifo hit a leadoff single as the Seattle Mariners beat the Los Angeles Angels 10-...
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St. Louis Cardinals' Jose Martinez follows through on a three-run home run off Cincinnati Reds relief pitcher Jared Hughes during the sixth inning of a baseball game Friday, July 19, 2019, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Gary Landers)
July 20, 2019 - 12:07 am
CINCINNATI (AP) — Even from the training room, Adam Wainwright could sense something brewing. "You just had that feeling," he said. "Every one of those guys said, 'We've got you.' Jose Martinez homered and singled and Paul DeJong added a two-run double during a 10-run rally in the sixth inning, and...
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New York Yankees' Aaron Boone, right, gets in the face of home plate umpire Brennan Miller during the second inning of game one of a baseball doubleheader against the Tampa Bay Rays, Tuesday, July 16, 2019, in New York. Boone had already been ejected when he expressed his displeasure with the umpire's calls. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
July 19, 2019 - 3:40 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: THAT'S SAVAGE The Yankees open a three-game home series against Colorado with a new rallying cry inspired by manager Aaron Boone's profane rant during a doubleheader sweep of the Rays on Thursday. Boone repeatedly called his hitters "savages" in...
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Washington Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg (37) is congratulated in the dugout after hitting a two-run home run during the third inning of the team's baseball game against the Atlanta Braves on Thursday, July 18, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
July 18, 2019 - 11:23 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Stephen Strasburg had a three-run homer among his three hits and set a franchise-record for a pitcher with five RBIs, as the surging Washington Nationals beat the Atlanta Braves 13-4 on Thursday night. Washington had four extra-base hits, including Strasburg's homer, in an eight-run...
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Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale smiles in the dugout after completing his outing during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Fenway Park in Boston, Thursday, July 18, 2019. Sale allowed no runs in six innings. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
July 18, 2019 - 5:22 pm
BOSTON (AP) — That was a relief. And not a bad start, either. Chris Sale and two relievers combined on a two-hitter, and the Boston Red Sox left-hander struck out 12 in six innings to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-0 on Thursday and earn his first regular-season win at Fenway Park in more than a year...
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Milwaukee Brewers' Christian Yelich hits a home run during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves Wednesday, July 17, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
July 18, 2019 - 12:22 am
MILWAUKEE (AP) — After Christian Yelich helped give the Milwaukee Brewers a big early lead, Josh Hader preserved the win that nearly got away. Hader struck out Ozzie Albies with two outs and the tying run on third in the ninth inning to save the 5-4 win over the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday. "They...
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Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Kenley Jansen stretches during the ninth inning of the team's baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Tuesday, July 16, 2019, in Philadelphia. Philadelphia won 9-8. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
July 17, 2019 - 7:54 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts says it's "a little bit tough to swallow" that closer Kenley Jansen changed his mind about the severity of a foot injury after blowing a save Tuesday night against the Philadelphia Phillies. Jansen was struck in the foot by Adam Haseley's...
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July 17, 2019 - 5:42 pm
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos are the first team in the NFL to kick off training camp Thursday, and they'll do it with Emmanuel Sanders on hand and also Drew Lock . Sanders won't be full-go as he continues his comeback from a torn Achilles tendon last December, but "Emmanuel looks good...
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