Athlete injuries

Boston Celtics guard Avery Bradley (0) lines up a dunk over Chicago Bulls forward Jimmy Butler (21) during the fourth quarter of a first-round NBA playoff basketball game in Boston, Wednesday, April 26, 2017. Bradley scored 24 as the Celtics defeated the Bulls 108-97. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
April 27, 2017 - 12:26 am
BOSTON (AP) — The Celtics and Bulls found another thing to argue about after Game 5 of their spirited first-round playoff series: Was Avery Bradley more impressive on offense, or on defense? "Everyone knows he's a good defender. Tonight, he got his offensive game going," Chicago's Dwyane Wade said...
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Minnesota Twins relief pitcher Tyler Duffey, can't handle the ball allowing Texas Rangers Joey Gallo (13) to score on a wild pitch during the sixth inning of a baseball game in Arlington, Texas, Wednesday, April 26, 2017. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
April 26, 2017 - 11:58 pm
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Joey Gallo took a couple of hits to score the tiebreaking run, Ryan Rua connected for a grand slam and the Texas Rangers avoided another series sweep with a 14-3 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday night. Rua's first career slam came in the eighth and Shin-Soo Choo...
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Seattle Mariners pitcher James Paxton throws against the Detroit Tigers in the second inning of a baseball game in Detroit, Wednesday, April 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
April 26, 2017 - 11:55 pm
DETROIT (AP) — A night after his team allowed 19 runs and lost a star pitcher to injury, James Paxton took the mound for Seattle and performed like an ace. Paxton struck out nine in seven outstanding innings, and Nelson Cruz and Guillermo Heredia homered to lift the Mariners to an 8-0 victory over...
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FILE - In this April 7, 2017, file photo, Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr, center, speaks during NBA basketball practice in Oakland, Calif. The Warriors return to the practice court following a day off after their first-round sweep of Portland, with coach Kerr's health status still unclear. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
April 26, 2017 - 8:55 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Golden State Warriors general manager Bob Myers fully expects Steve Kerr to find a solution to his debilitating health issues and return to the bench without being forced out of coaching altogether because of complications from two back surgeries. It just might not be right...
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FILE - In this April 7, 2017, file photo, Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr, center, speaks during NBA basketball practice in Oakland, Calif. The Warriors return to the practice court following a day off after their first-round sweep of Portland, with coach Kerr's health status still unclear. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
April 26, 2017 - 6:30 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Golden State Warriors general manager Bob Myers fully expects Steve Kerr to find a solution to his debilitating health issues and return to the bench without being forced out of coaching altogether because of complications from two back surgeries. It just might not be right...
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FILE - In this April 7, 2017, file photo, Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr, center, speaks during NBA basketball practice in Oakland, Calif. The Warriors return to the practice court following a day off after their first-round sweep of Portland, with coach Kerr's health status still unclear. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
April 26, 2017 - 5:50 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Golden State Warriors general manager Bob Myers fully expects Steve Kerr to find a solution to his debilitating health issues and return to the bench without being forced out of coaching altogether because of complications from two back surgeries. It just might not be right...
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Boston Red Sox's Dustin Pedroia watches from the dugout during a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles, Sunday, April 23, 2017, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)
April 26, 2017 - 3:07 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: ___ WELCOME BACK The Red Sox had to wait another day to get Dustin Pedroia back in the lineup. Manager John Farrell said after Tuesday night's game was rained out that his injured second baseman would have been able to play after missing the...
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Washington Nationals' Trea Turner watches his three-run triple Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Scott Oberg during the seventh inning of a baseball game Tuesday, April 25, 2017, in Denver. Washington won 15-12. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
April 26, 2017 - 2:28 am
DENVER (AP) — Trea Turner wore everything he could to stay warm, including a red ski mask that covered his face. For someone who doesn't enjoy hitting in the cold, he sure was hot at the plate. Turner hit for the third cycle in Nationals history and drove in a career-high seven runs, helping...
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Los Angeles Angels' Kole Calhoun, center, celebrates his game-winning hit with teammates during the 11th inning of a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics in Anaheim, Calif., Tuesday, April 25, 2017. The Angels won 2-1. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
April 26, 2017 - 1:47 am
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Kole Calhoun ripped a two-out single in the 11th inning to score Danny Espinosa and send the Los Angeles Angels to a 2-1 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday night. Jesse Hahn pitched eight innings for Oakland and JC Ramirez went seven for Los Angeles as the game...
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Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw throws to a San Francisco Giants batter during the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, April 25, 2017, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
April 26, 2017 - 1:34 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Clayton Kershaw struck out seven over seven innings in another impressive performance in San Francisco's home ballpark, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Giants 2-1 Tuesday night to end a four-game losing streak against their rival. Buster Posey extended his hitting streak...
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