Athlete injuries

Georgia head coach Kirby Smarts signs autographs as he arrives for Southeastern Conference Media Days Tuesday, July 17, 2018, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
July 17, 2018 - 1:41 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Even six months later, there was no way for Kirby Smart to dodge the question. The Georgia coach just knew he'd be asked if he has recovered from the Bulldogs' loss to Alabama in the national championship game. "Everybody wants to ask that question," Smart said Tuesday at the...
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Southeastern Conference commissioner Greg Sankey speaks during NCAA college football SEC media days at the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta, Monday, July 16, 2018. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
July 16, 2018 - 6:01 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Southeastern Conference Commissioner Greg Sankey says the Supreme Court ruling that struck down a federal law barring gambling on sports could cause the league to require schools to issue weekly reports that list the status of injured or ineligible players. Speaking to reporters...
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France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris holds the trophy aloft after the final match between France and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, July 15, 2018. France won the final 4-2. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
July 16, 2018 - 12:33 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Savor the thrills, unpredictability, and constant drama of this World Cup. Even FIFA accepts the soccer showpiece might never be so engrossing again. Russia might have staged the last 32-team World Cup. Or at least the last one not shoehorned in a crammed format at the end of the...
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FILE - In this Monday, March 19, 2018, file photo, Los Angeles Lakers' Isaiah Thomas argues a call during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Indiana Pacers in Indianapolis. No fewer than 33 players will make more during the 2018-19 season than Thomas has made in his entire career. "It's all good though.... I'll just stay on that slow grind," Thomas said on social media after agreeing with the Nuggets. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)
July 16, 2018 - 11:57 am
Even after roughly $1.5 billion in new contracts were hammered out during the first two weeks of free agency, there is still plenty of shopping for NBA teams to do over the coming weeks. Most of it will be for bargains. The biggest deals of NBA summer — like Chris Paul, Paul George and LeBron James...
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Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates winning the men's singles final match against Kevin Anderson of South Africa, at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, in London, Sunday July 15, 2018.(AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
July 16, 2018 - 2:23 am
LONDON (AP) — From champions Novak Djokovic and Angelique Kerber, to runner-up Serena Williams, this edition of Wimbledon was all about comebacks of various sorts. When Djokovic won his fourth title at the All England Club and first at a Grand Slam tournament in more than two years by beating Kevin...
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World Team Touki Toussaint, of the Atlanta Braves works against the U.S. Team during the eighth inning All-Star Futures baseball game, Sunday, July 15, 2018, at Nationals Park, in Washington. The the 89th MLB baseball All-Star Game will be played Tuesday. (AP Photos/Susan Walsh)
July 16, 2018 - 12:14 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Touki Toussaint was about to settle down for his pregame nap when Atlanta Braves director of player development Dom Chiti called. "When I saw his name pop up, I did kind of get nervous," Toussaint said. "You see that name pop up, you're like, 'Oh, snap.'" Chiti was calling earlier...
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Minnesota Twins' Brian Dozier (2) is greeted at home base by teammates Eddie Rosario, Ehire Adrianza and Mitch Garver (23) after Dozier hit a grand slam home run off Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Matt Andriese in the tenth inning during a baseball game Sunday, July 15, 2018, in Minneapolis. The Twins defeated the Rays 11-7. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King)
July 15, 2018 - 9:05 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Brian Dozier wrapped up a wild back-and-forth finish with the game-winning grand slam for Minnesota. After 3½ months of setbacks and slumps, the Twins finally have some momentum heading into the All-Star break. Dozier drove in five runs for the Twins, including the slam in the...
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Los Angeles Dodgers' Enrique Hernandez, right, and Matt Kemp, left, celebrate after they defeated the Los Angeles Angels in a baseball game Sunday, July 15, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok)
July 15, 2018 - 8:54 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Clayton Kershaw has returned to form since coming off the disabled list and the Los Angeles Dodgers are leading the NL West after a disappointing start to the season. They can't wait for the second half. "Now it's kind of a sprint to the finish," Kershaw said. "We like where we'...
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Oakland Athletics' Stephen Piscotty swings for an RBI-single off San Francisco Giants' Andrew Suarez in the fourth inning of a baseball game Sunday, July 15, 2018, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
July 15, 2018 - 8:10 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — With a 21-6 record since mid-June, the Oakland Athletics are storming into the All-Star break on quite a roll. Their ace is pitching like he was earlier in the season and they're continuing to hit home runs on the road at a sizzling rate. Stephen Piscotty went deep for the...
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Washington Nationals relief pitcher Kelvin Herrera, right, and catcher Jamie Burke celebrate after the baseball game against the New York Mets at Citi Field, Sunday, July 15, 2018, in New York. The Nationals defeated the Mets 6-1. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
July 15, 2018 - 7:22 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Dave Martinez picked the right moment for Daniel Murphy. The first-year manager is hoping for more big plays for Washington in the final part of the season. Murphy drove in two runs against his former team with a pinch-hit single in Washington's five-run seventh inning, helping the...
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