Lou Gehrig's disease

Oakland Athletics' Matt Olson (28) is congratulated after scoring against the New York Yankees in the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
August 23, 2019 - 1:28 am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Tanner Roark has been in Oakland long enough already to understand this winning vibe. Roark is doing his part to keep the Athletics on a roll as the September stretch run approaches, striking out seven without walking a batter over six-plus innings in a 5-3 victory over the...
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FILE- In this March 22, 1937, file photo Lou Gehrig bats the ball for the New York Yankees in his first exhibition game of the season against the Boston Bees in St. Petersburg, Fla. Al Lopez is the Bees' catcher and Tiny Parker is the home plate umpire. A collection of Gehrig memorabilia, which includes various photographs, letters and signed documents, and baseballs, is now available as part of Heritage Auctions' latest offering. (AP Photo, File)
February 18, 2019 - 12:11 pm
Bob Ellis knew what he wanted from his mother-in-law's collection of Lou Gehrig memorabilia both times she asked him to pick something out as a Father's Day gift. It was a hat worn by the New York Yankees slugger and a baseball signed by fellow Hall of Famers Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Tris Speaker and...
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February 05, 2019 - 7:53 am
ATLANTA (AP) — A man with Lou Gehrig's disease who dreamed of going to the Super Bowl secured tickets from a charity, but was killed when the minivan he was traveling in caught fire on the way to Atlanta. News outlets report that 39-year-old Ed Cushman of Shelby, North Carolina, got tickets through...
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FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2016, file photo, former New Orleans Saints player Steve Gleason rides onto the field with with his son Rivers before an NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons in New Orleans. He's the Saints' biggest fan and the perfect symbol of a city that knows a thing or two about overcoming hardship. As the Big Easy goes for another championship, Gleason is along for the ride. Even though his body failed him, perhaps because of the game he loved so much, he never lost the will to live and love and make a difference. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
January 18, 2019 - 5:50 pm
He's the New Orleans Saints' biggest fan, not to mention the perfect beacon for a city that knows a thing or two about emerging from darkness. As the Big Easy goes for another NFL championship, Steve Gleason is along for the ride. Sure, his body failed him, perhaps because of the game he loved so...
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January 04, 2019 - 3:39 am
COLLEGE BASKETBALL WACO, Texas (AP) — Kalani Brown had 20 points and 17 rebounds as No. 8 Baylor won over a top-ranked team for the first time, beating UConn 68-57 Thursday night and handing the Huskies their first regular-season loss in more than four years. The Huskies (11-1) hadn't lost a...
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January 03, 2019 - 7:14 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — President Donald Trump has signed legislation awarding former New Orleans Saints and Washington State football player Steve Gleason the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest civilian honor awarded by Congress. The 41-year-old Gleason has ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease,...
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November 15, 2018 - 5:48 pm
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Former Syracuse and NFL defensive lineman Tim Green has revealed he has Lou Gehrig's Disease. Green wrote in a Facebook post Wednesday night that for the past five years he's been coping with "neurological problems" in his hands. He says doctors first thought the damage his...
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FILE - In this Jan. 10, 1982, file photo, San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Dwight Clark makes "The Catch," a pass from Joe Montana that tied the game, late in the fourth quarter against the Dallas Cowboys in the NFC championship football game at Candlestick Park in San Francisco. Clark, the former 49ers wide receiver whose reception known as "The Catch" sent San Francisco to its first Super Bowl, has died one year after revealing he had ALS. He was 61. The team said Clark died Monday, June 4, 2018, surrounded by friends and family.(Phil Huber/The Dallas Morning News via AP, File)
June 05, 2018 - 10:00 am
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Dwight Clark will forever be remembered for one iconic moment, his leap in the back of the end zone to make a fingertip grab of a game-winning touchdown that launched the San Francisco 49ers dynasty and is one of the most indelible images in NFL history. Clark, the author...
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Oakland Athletics' Stephen Piscotty closes his eyes as he acknowledges a standing ovation from fans during the third inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros Tuesday, May 8, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. Piscotty made his first appearance in a game since the death of his mother, Gretchen Piscotty, on Sunday, less than a year after being diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a neuromuscular disorder also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
May 09, 2018 - 4:42 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Wherever he went on the field, Stephen Piscotty felt his mother's presence. Two days after Gretchen Piscotty died from Lou Gehrig's disease, her son was back at work for the Oakland Athletics. Full of sadness, but enveloped in love. "All day, I didn't feel alone. I felt like...
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Baltimore Orioles catcher Caleb Joseph, right, tags out Oakland Athletics' Stephen Piscotty at home plate during the sixth inning of a baseball game Friday, May 4, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
May 07, 2018 - 8:59 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The mother of Athletics outfielder Stephen Piscotty has died, less than a year after being diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's Disease. Gretchen Piscotty died Sunday night from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, the A's said Monday. She was diagnosed with ALS in May 2017 when her son was...
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