Athlete health

Chicago Cubs' Jason Heyward watches his RBI single off St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Carlos Martinez during the fifth inning of a baseball game Thursday, July 19, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
July 19, 2018 - 11:53 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The All-Star break is over. It's right about now when the Chicago Cubs usually take off. Jason Heyward had three hits and two RBIs, Ian Happ belted a two-run homer and the Cubs beat the St. Louis Cardinals 9-6 on Thursday night for their fourth consecutive victory. Chicago and St...
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Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Josh Hader (71) throws during the eighth inning at the Major League Baseball All-star Game, Tuesday, July 17, 2018 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
July 19, 2018 - 9:31 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Brewers general manager David Stearns wants reliever Josh Hader to "re-earn the trust" of his teammates when he rejoins the team Friday. Milwaukee is set to resume its season following the All-Star break, the first time the club will assemble since Hader's years-old racist and...
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Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Josh Hader (71) throws during the eighth inning at the Major League Baseball All-star Game, Tuesday, July 17, 2018 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
July 19, 2018 - 7:45 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors Friday: HADER RETURNS Milwaukee reliever Josh Hader rejoins the team, three days after years-old racist and homophobic tweets of his resurfaced during the All-Star Game. The Brewers open the second half at Miller Park against the Dodgers. The 24-year-old...
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FILE - In this June 22, 2018, file photo, Minnesota Twins manager Paul Molitor leaves the dugout after being ejected during the sixth inning of the team's baseball game against the Chicago White Sox, in Chicago. The high hopes for Minnesota’s season started taking hits in spring training, with a slew of untimely injuries and unexpected slumps primarily responsible for the struggles the Twins have endured in 2018. (AP Photo/Jim Young, File)
July 19, 2018 - 12:47 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins took nine wins from an 11-game home stand into the All-Star break, a midsummer surge that can boost a middling team into the postseason race. This might not be that kind of year in the American League. "I just wish we had more games ahead of us," first baseman...
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El torpedero de los Orioles de Baltimore Manny Machado durante el Juego de Estrellas del martes 17 de julio de 2018 en Washington. (AP Foto/Nick Wass)
July 18, 2018 - 11:39 pm
The Los Angeles Dodgers won the Manny Machado sweepstakes, getting the prized All-Star shortstop from the Baltimore Orioles in a trade Wednesday night. The Orioles received five prospects: outfielder Yusniel Diaz, right-handers Dean Kremer and Zach Pop, and third basemen Rylan Bannon and Breyvic...
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FILE - In this Saturday, May 19, 2018 file photo,Baltimore Orioles' Manny Machado throws to first base to make the double play on Boston Red Sox's Eduardo Nunez during the eighth inning of a baseball game in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
July 18, 2018 - 10:18 pm
Manny Machado will be wearing a new uniform when he plays his next game, and other hitters will be on the move in the next couple weeks. Even after Machado was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers, teams seeking to boost their offense will have several options to land a big bat. The four-time All-Star...
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FILE - This Aug. 9, 2014 file photo shows an NFL logo on a goal post pad before a preseason NFL football game between the Detroit Lions and the Cleveland Browns at Ford Field in Detroit. A federal judge Wednesday, July 18, 2018 denied a request from the NFL to appoint a special investigator to look into what the league says is extensive fraudulent claims on the $1 billion concussion settlement. (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski, File)
July 18, 2018 - 5:51 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Lawyers representing former NFL players estimated Wednesday that payouts from the concussion settlement with the league will top $1.4 billion, a $400 million jump because of thousands more players filing claims. The number of players who filed to be a part of the settlement is...
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North Carolina head coach Larry Fedora answers a question during a news conference at the NCAA Atlantic Coast Conference college football media day in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, July 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
July 18, 2018 - 5:47 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina coach Larry Fedora said Wednesday he doesn't believe it's been proven that football causes the degenerative brain disease CTE and offered a passionate defense of a sport he believes is "under attack." Fedora, during interviews at Atlantic Coast Conference...
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July 18, 2018 - 5:26 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on the NFL concussion settlement (all times local): 5:10 p.m. Lawyers representing former NFL players in their concussion claims estimate payouts from the settlement with the league will likely reach $1.4 billion. The lawyers filed a status update Wednesday saying an...
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Jabari Parker smiles during a news conference where he was introduced as the newest member of the Chicago Bulls Wednesday, July 18, 2018, in his hometown of Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
July 18, 2018 - 4:51 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Jabari Parker recalled playing on the court with the Chicago Bulls' logo as a young child. It was at the James Jordan Boys and Girls Club where his dad was a supervisor and not the nearby United Center. But it sure felt big time to him. "It was like our United Center, that gym," he...
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