Athlete injuries

Home plate umpire Dale Scott is attended to on the field in the eighth inning after he was hit by a foul tip during a baseball between the Toronto Blue Jays and the Baltimore Orioles in Toronto on Friday, April 14, 2017. (Fred Thornhill/The Canadian Press via AP)
April 15, 2017 - 2:23 am
Plate umpire Dale Scott was out of the hospital early Saturday, hours after sustaining a concussion when he was hit in the mask by a foul tip from Baltimore slugger Mark Trumbo during a game in Toronto. Scott told The Associated Press by text that he was feeling OK and that the results of a CT scan...
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Home plate umpire Dale Scott is attended to on the field in the eighth inning after he was hit by a foul tip during a baseball game between the Toronto Blue Jays and the Baltimore Orioles in Toronto on Friday April 14, 2017. (Fred Thornhill/The Canadian Press via AP)
April 15, 2017 - 2:21 am
TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays and Baltimore Orioles got a bit of a scare Friday night — from home plate umpire Dale Scott. Scott sustained a concussion when he was hit in the face mask by a foul tip from Baltimore slugger Mark Trumbo, casting a shadow over the Orioles' 6-4 victory over the...
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Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby celebrates his goal during the first period in Game 2 of the team's NHL hockey first-round playoff series against the Columbus Blue Jackets in Pittsburgh, Friday, April 14, 2017. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
April 14, 2017 - 10:55 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mike Sullivan's decision to throw together Sidney Crosby, Conor Sheary and Jake Guentzel was two parts pragmatism and one part experimentation. The Pittsburgh Penguins were banged up in mid-March and needed a spark. So Sullivan put the best player in the game alongside a couple of...
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Anaheim Ducks' Rickard Rakell, of Sweden, celebrates his goal against the Calgary Flames during the second period in Game 1 of a first-round NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff series Thursday, April 13, 2017, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
April 14, 2017 - 3:02 am
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Ryan Getzlaf scored a power-play goal in the opening seconds, and he leveled Calgary's Mark Giordano with a statement-making check in the third period. There will be no slow start for the Anaheim Ducks in these Stanley Cup playoffs. Their captain simply wouldn't allow it...
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Anaheim Ducks' Rickard Rakell, of Sweden, celebrates his goal against the Calgary Flames during the second period in Game 1 of a first-round NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff series Thursday, April 13, 2017, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
April 14, 2017 - 2:33 am
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Ryan Getzlaf scored a power-play goal in the opening seconds, and he leveled Calgary's Mark Giordano with a statement-making check in the third period. There will be no slow start for the Anaheim Ducks in these Stanley Cup playoffs. Their captain simply wouldn't allow it...
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Anaheim Ducks' Rickard Rakell, of Sweden, celebrates his goal against the Calgary Flames during the second period in Game 1 of a first-round NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff series Thursday, April 13, 2017, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
April 14, 2017 - 1:42 am
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Jakob Silfverberg scored the tiebreaking power-play goal late in the second period, and captain Ryan Getzlaf had a goal and an assist in the Anaheim Ducks' 3-2 victory over the Calgary Flames in their first-round playoff series opener Thursday night. Rickard Rakell scored the...
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Nashville Predators right wing Viktor Arvidsson celebrates his goal against the Chicago Blackhawks during the first period in Game 1 of a first-round NHL hockey playoff series Thursday, April 13, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/David Banks)
April 13, 2017 - 10:50 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Pekka Rinne made 29 saves, Viktor Arvidsson scored in the first period and the Nashville Predators beat the Chicago Blackhawks 1-0 on Thursday night in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series. Rinne's second career postseason shutout sent Nashville to just its second playoff win...
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Washington Capitals right wing Justin Williams (14) scores against Washington Capitals goalie Philipp Grubauer (31) in front of center William Nylander (29) during the second period in Game 1 of an NHL Stanley Cup first round playoff series in Washington, Thursday, April 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Molly Riley)
April 13, 2017 - 10:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Toronto native Tom Wilson scored his first NHL playoff goal 5:15 into overtime and the Washington Capitals survived a scare to beat the Maple Leafs 3-2 on Thursday night in Game 1 of their first-round series. The top-seeded Capitals came back from a two-goal deficit to take the...
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Boston Red Sox's Hanley Ramirez loses his batting helmet on a strike out during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Fenway Park in Boston, Thursday, April 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
April 13, 2017 - 9:20 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Hanley Ramirez looked plenty healthy in a big spot for the Boston Red Sox. After a recent absence because of the flu, Ramirez doubled during a three-run rally in the eighth inning Thursday that sent the Red Sox over the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-3. "I think he's carried what he did last...
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File-This April 7, 2017, file photo shows Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James sitting on the bench in the final minutes of the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Atlanta Hawks, in Cleveland. The Cavaliers have fallen back on excuses — some legitimate — to explain this disjointed season. Well, those don't matter now. James and the defending champs enter the playoffs staring at a possibly dangerous path. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)
April 13, 2017 - 6:43 pm
INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — LeBron James quickly moved past Cleveland's disjointed regular season, an uphill, 82-game slog of injuries, roster upheaval and drama. Reflection can wait. James understands the Cavaliers appear vulnerable, perhaps beatable as they enter the NBA playoffs following a recent...
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