Diseases and conditions

FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2009, file photo, Philadelphia Phillies' Pedro Martinez looks at his ball after giving up a two-run home run to New York Yankees' Hideki Matsui during the second inning of Game 6 of the Major League Baseball World Series in New York. The Phillies lost to the New York Yankees in six games and Martinez went 0-2 in two starts against the Yankees with a 6.30 ERA _ but has long said he was sick in his Game 6 start at Yankee Stadium and always wished he could have that one back. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
August 05, 2019 - 7:30 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pedro Martinez had signed his autograph on the sweet spot of the baseball when he grabbed it by the seams and pointed out that his middle and pointer fingers should not have been touching on the ball. The Hall of Fame pitcher used the demonstration to show why he believes the...
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August 02, 2019 - 2:14 pm
COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) — Colorado officials have closed parks and canceled a Major League Soccer game's fireworks display after plague was confirmed in prairie dogs in a Denver suburb. The Tri-County Health Department said Thursday that prairie dog burrows in Commerce City are being sprayed with...
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Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Kyle Peko speaks with reporters after practice at the NFL football team's training camp in Pittsford, N.Y., Friday, July 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus)
July 26, 2019 - 3:15 pm
PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) — Bills defensive tackle Kyle Peko was torn over whether to report to training camp after his wife, Giuliana, was diagnosed with Stage 3 Hodgkin's lymphoma. Giuliana made the decision for him. "It's crazy that I'm here, but it's her. She wouldn't want it any other way," Peko...
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Rev. Jesse Jackson addresses the Rainbow PUSH Coalition Annual International Convention in Chicago, Tuesday, July 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Amr Alfiky)
July 16, 2019 - 3:09 pm
Fight trainer Freddie Roach and the Rev. Jesse Jackson — a recent convert to boxing training — talk about how their sessions together have helped both men offset some of the devastating effects of Parkinson's disease. "When he got here, he could barely climb the steps to the ring," Roach tells...
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FILE - In this March 1968 file photo, St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Bob Gibson is pictured during baseball spring training in Florida. Gibson is fighting pancreatic cancer. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch said the 83-year-old Hall of Famer was diagnosed with the cancer several weeks ago and revealed the news Saturday, July 13, 2019, to the other living Hall of Famers. (AP Photo, File)
July 14, 2019 - 1:09 am
ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis Cardinals great Bob Gibson is fighting pancreatic cancer. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch said the 83-year-old Hall of Famer was diagnosed with the cancer several weeks ago and revealed the news Saturday to the other living Hall of Famers. Gibson's longtime agent, Dick...
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FILE - In this July 9, 2019, file photo, Cleveland Indians pitcher Carlos Carrasco, center without a hat, stands with Indians teammates during the fifth inning of the baseball All-Star Game in Cleveland, as part of Major League Baseball's "Stand Up to Cancer" campaign. Carrasco, who was diagnosed with leukemia and was honored during Tuesday’s, July 9 All-Star Game, will throw a bullpen session and he’s confident he can overcome his condition and pitch again for Cleveland this season. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)
July 11, 2019 - 9:43 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Carlos Carrasco's smile remains bright, his mood and outlook as positive as ever. Outwardly, the Indians' right-hander doesn't seem different. He's determined not to let cancer change him. "I never put anything bad on my mind," Carrasco said. "Everything's good. So I don't feel...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011 file photo, Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth (95) talks with former teammate Tennessee Titans kicker Rob Bironas (2) after an NFL football game in Nashville, Tenn. Former Tennessee Titans All-Pro defenseman Albert Haynesworth says on social media that he needs a kidney transplant. He shared a photo of himself in a hospital bed and wrote that his kidney failed him on Sunday, July 7, 2019 and he’s looking for a donor.(AP Photo/Joe Howell, File)
July 10, 2019 - 10:15 pm
Former Tennessee Titans All-Pro defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth says on social media that he needs a kidney transplant. The 38-year-old Haynesworth posted on Instagram that he's been battling kidney disease for a few years. He shared a photo of himself in a hospital bed and wrote that his...
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FILE - In this May 30, 2019 file photo, Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco looks to the field from the dugout during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox in Chicago. Carrasco is being treated for leukemia. He made the revelation to a TV station in the Dominican Republic, where he was visiting a hospital. Carrasco, who was diagnosed in June, 2019 remains positive about his prognosis and believes he will pitch again this season. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)
July 06, 2019 - 3:18 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Indians pitcher Carlos Carrasco is being treated for leukemia, and he says it's going to make him stronger than he was before. Carrasco hasn't played for Cleveland since May 30. The 32-year-old right-hander says he got a blood test after a spring-training physical prompted some...
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Maria Fassi, of Mexico, hits off the 10th tee during the first round of the KPMG Women's PGA Championship golf tournament, Thursday, June 20, 2019, in Chaska, Minn. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
July 02, 2019 - 1:57 pm
Christiaan Bezuidenhout returns to Royal Portrush with a large measure of redemption. Bezuidenhout, a 25-year-old South African, captured his first European Tour event last week in the Andalucía Masters at Valderrama when he outplayed Jon Rahm in the final round and turned a five-shot lead into a...
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Richarlison holds a ball during a training session of Brazil national soccer team in Porto Alegre, Brazil, Wednesday, June 26, 2019. Brazil will play against Paraguay for a Copa America quarter-final match on June 27.(AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
June 27, 2019 - 3:21 pm
PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil (AP) — Richarlison has been ruled out of Brazil's Copa America quarterfinal match against Paraguay because of mumps. The Brazilian soccer confederation says the rest of the squad will be vaccinated after Thursday's game at the Arena do Gremio in Porto Alegre. It did not comment...
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