Athlete health

Carolina Hurricanes coach Rod Brind'Amour watches as Hurricanes' Jordan Martinook (48) takes the ice against the Washington Capitals during the first period of Game 3 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in Raleigh, N.C., Monday, April 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
April 20, 2019 - 3:21 am
Rod Brind'Amour does not think what he is doing is anything special. Brind'Amour not only has the Carolina Hurricanes in the playoffs in his first season as coach but has made the necessary adjustments to tie their series against the defending Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals at two games...
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Colorado Rockies' Charlie Blackmon celebrates a walk-off home run against the Philadelphia Phillies during the 12th inning of a baseball game Friday, April 19, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)
April 20, 2019 - 3:17 am
DENVER (AP) — With one final swing, Charlie Blackmon went from worrying about a game-ending strikeout to celebrating a game-winning home run. Blackmon hit a two-out, two-run home run in the 12th inning, and the Colorado Rockies beat Philadelphia 4-3 on Friday night in a game that saw two Phillies...
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Seattle Mariners' Omar Narvaez points to his dugout as he round first after hitting a solo home run during the ninth inning of the team's baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels on Friday, April 19, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
April 20, 2019 - 2:38 am
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Justin Bour shouted, turned his head and headed back toward the bench. He wasn't watching the ball, but Dee Gordon was watching him. Bour blundered again on the bases, this time failing to run out a popup that the Seattle Mariners turned into an easy double play Friday night...
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Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving gestures during the first half of Game 3 of the team's NBA basketball first-round playoff series against the Indiana Pacers, Friday, April 19, 2019, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
April 20, 2019 - 2:18 am
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Boston Celtics keep following the same game plan. Three games into their first-round playoff series, it's still working. Another dominant second-half defensive performance Friday night helped the Celtics retake control of the game and another late scoring run helped them...
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Boston Red Sox's Christian Vazquez, right, celebrates with third base coach Carlos Febles after hitting a two-run home run off Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher Ryan Yarbrough during the fifth inning of a baseball game Friday, April 19, 2019, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
April 20, 2019 - 2:05 am
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Mookie Betts and Mitch Moreland hit back-to-back homers for the go-ahead runs in the eighth inning and the struggling Boston Red Sox beat the MLB-best Tampa Bay Rays 6-4 on Friday night. With the game tied at 4, Betts hit a leadoff shot off Diego Castillo (0-2) and...
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Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Marcus Stroman works against the Oakland Athletics in the first inning of a baseball game Friday, April 19, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
April 20, 2019 - 1:40 am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Of anybody who might have cost Marcus Stroman a complete game, old pal Kendrys Morales did it with a leadoff double in the ninth. "K-Mo, that's my guy, I love K-Mo," Stroman said of his teammate until Morales' trade to Oakland last month. "He put a great swing on a bad pitch...
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Pittsburgh Pirates shortstop Erik Gonzalez, left, and center fielder Starling Marte collide going for a ball hit by San Francisco Giants' Yangervis Solarte during the eighth inning of a baseball game Friday, April 19, 2019, in Pittsburgh. (Matt Freed/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP)
April 20, 2019 - 12:52 am
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pirates right-hander Jordan Lyles expects to make his next start after an injury scare Friday night. It's not so certain if center fielder Starling Marte and shortstop Erik González will be so lucky. Lyles cruised through six innings before taking a line drive off his pitching...
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Texas Rangers second baseman Danny Santana, left, looks away as Houston Astros' George Springer (4) celebrates a double during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, April 19, 2019, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)
April 20, 2019 - 12:40 am
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Jose Altuve and Alex Bregman homered on consecutive fastballs for the Houston Astros before the game's first out, giving Justin Verlander a three-run lead before he even took the mound. Add in a few doubles, including one by George Springer that should have been a home run,...
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New York Yankees' CC Sabathia delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals, Friday, April 19, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
April 20, 2019 - 12:40 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Two starts into his final season, CC Sabathia has yet to allow an earned run. Even at 38 years old, he's still playing stopper for the Yankees while closing in on some impressive milestones. Sabathia got his first win of the year and Brett Gardner hit a two-run homer as New York...
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Boston Red Sox's Mookie Betts watches his home run off Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher Diego Castillo during the eighth inning of a baseball game Friday, April 19, 2019, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
April 19, 2019 - 11:31 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Mookie Betts hasn't looked much like the 2018 AL MVP yet. Two key hits Friday night might help jumpstart the Boston star's season. Betts and Mitch Moreland hit back-to-back homers for the go-ahead runs in the eighth inning and the struggling Red Sox beat the MLB-best...
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