Athlete injuries

San Francisco Giants' Evan Longoria, left, watches his RBI single to score Buster Posey during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Wednesday, June 13, 2018, in Miami. The Marlins won 5-4. At right is Miami Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
June 16, 2018 - 7:11 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — San Francisco Giants third baseman Evan Longoria says he has elected to have surgery on his broken left hand and hopes to return soon after the All-Star break. Longoria was injured Thursday when he was hit by a pitch from Miami's Dan Straily. Longoria was given a timetable of six...
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Croatia's Luka Modric, left, celebrates with teammate Ante Rebic after scoring from a penalty spot during the group D match between Croatia and Nigeria at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad, Russia, Saturday, June 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
June 16, 2018 - 4:38 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Saturday at the World Cup (all times local): 11:35 p.m. Luka Modric has scored on a penalty kick in the 71st minute to give Croatia a 2-0 lead over Nigeria in their World Cup match. The Croatia captain drilled the ball low into the corner as goalkeeper Francis Uzoho dove...
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FILE - In this file photo from June 1, 2018, Belgium players warm up during a training session at the Belgian Football Center in Tubize, Belgium. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert, File)
June 16, 2018 - 7:48 am
SOCHI, Russia (AP) — The celebration after Panama qualified for the World Cup was wild and emotional, enough that Panama City essentially shut down in honor of reaching soccer's showcase event for the first time. Elation from that night last October was replaced with a stark dose of reality when...
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Houston Astros designated hitter Evan Gattis (11) celebrates his grand slam with teammates during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Friday, June 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
June 16, 2018 - 4:21 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: HOT AS THE WEATHER Evan Gattis and the World Series champion Astros have the longest active winning streak in the majors. They go for their 10th straight victory when they play at Kansas City, where temperatures are expected to approach triple...
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Los Angeles Dodgers' Matt Kemp, right, hits a solo home run as San Francisco Giants catcher Nick Hundley, left, watches along with home plate umpire Phil Cuzzi during the fourth inning of a baseball game Friday, June 15, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
June 16, 2018 - 2:32 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — In his low-key way, Ross Stripling thinks of himself as "an unknown guy having a random good year." Dodgers slugger Matt Kemp, third among National League outfielders in All-Star balloting, hopes he can take his 28-year-old teammate with him to the Midsummer Classic. "He needs to...
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New York Yankees pitcher Jonathan Loaisiga delivers during the third inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Friday, June 15, 2018, in New York. Loaisiga was making his major league debut. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
June 16, 2018 - 12:50 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Tampa Bay Rays manager Kevin Cash turned to bench coach Charlie Montoyo early in the game and mentioned how closely Jonathan Loaisiga resembled a former Yankees great and future Hall of Famer. Cash just hopes this 23-year-old prospect doesn't develop the same nasty stuff closer...
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Toronto Blue Jays' Yangervis Solarte jumps in the air rounding third base as coach Luis Rivera watches after Solarte hit a home run against the Washington Nationals during the third inning of a baseball game Friday, June 15, 2018, in Toronto. (Fred Thornhill/The Canadian Press via AP)
June 15, 2018 - 11:22 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Yangervis Solarte provided power from both sides of the plate to help the Toronto Blue Jays end a record stretch of futility against left-handed pitchers. Solarte hit two home runs, Devon Travis also connected and the Blue Jays beat the Washington Nationals 6-5 on Friday night, their...
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Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Corey Kluber, left, waits for Minnesota Twins' Brian Dozier to run the bases after Dozier hit a two-run home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game Friday, June 15, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
June 15, 2018 - 11:14 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Corey Kluber doesn't often appear hittable, beatable or unremarkable. It's a baseball rarity, like a triple play. On Friday night, it happened. Kluber had a rare rocky performance, lasting just five innings and losing for the first time in seven starts as Kyle Gibson outpitched the...
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Uruguay's Jose Gimenez, center, heads the ball to score the opening goal during the group A match between Egypt and Uruguay at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Yekaterinburg Arena in Yekaterinburg, Russia, Friday, June 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
June 15, 2018 - 10:55 pm
YEKATERINBURG, Russia (AP) — On a team that boasts one of the World Cup's most potent attacks, a defender lifted Uruguay to its first opening-match victory at the World Cup in 48 years. Jose Gimenez headed in Carlos Sanchez's free kick in the 89th minute for a 1-0 victory over Egypt on Friday. "...
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June 15, 2018 - 5:37 pm
DALLAS (AP) — The NCAA settled a lawsuit Friday with the family of a former University of Texas football player that accused the organization of being responsible for his brain injuries and death decades after his playing career. The lawsuit in Dallas was settled after three days of trial. A court...
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