Athlete health

Miami Marlins' manager Don Mattingly looks out from the dugout during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Saturday, July 25, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)
July 26, 2020 - 5:39 pm
MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Marlins scratched right-hander Jose Urena from his scheduled start Sunday in Philadelphia and delayed their postgame trip home amid concerns about a possible coronavirus outbreak within the team. No reason was given for Urena being scratched in the series finale, which Miami...
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Washington Nationals left fielder Michael A. Taylor, left, center fielder Victor Robles, and left fielder Adam Eaton celebrate while socially distant after a baseball game against the New York Yankees at Nationals Park, Saturday, July 25, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
July 25, 2020 - 11:06 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Wearing a red muscle shirt with a drawing of a gold trumpet — this year’s answer to the “Baby Shark” phenomenon of 2019 — Washington Nationals center fielder Victor Robles sat down for his postgame video conference and announced, “Hi, guys!” Filled with energy on and off a...
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Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco delivers during baseball practice, Monday, July 6, 2020, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)
July 25, 2020 - 6:49 pm
A look at what’s happening around the majors Sunday: OHTANI’S TURN Angels two-way star Shohei Ohtani is set to make his first appearance on the mound since Sept. 2, 2018, after not pitching all last season following elbow surgery. Ohtani is under no restrictions when he faces the Athletics in...
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FILE - In this March 4, 2020, file photo, New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson shoots free throws prior to an NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks in Dallas. The NBA said Saturday, July 25, 2020, that Williamson will have to serve a four-day quarantine for leaving the league’s Disney bubble on July 16 to tend to an urgent family matter. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth, File)
July 25, 2020 - 6:43 pm
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Zion Williamson will be out of quarantine by the time New Orleans plays in the first official game of the NBA restart at Walt Disney World. Whether the Pelicans will play him that night or not remains anyone’s guess. The NBA said Saturday that Williamson will have to...
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Baltimore Orioles' Pedro Severino (28) follows through on a two-run double in front of Boston Red Sox's Kevin Plawecki (25) during the seventh inning of a baseball game Saturday, July 25, 2020, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
July 25, 2020 - 5:13 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Orioles pitcher Alex Cobb has been waiting a long time to tell his teammates "thank you" following a victory. That wait ended with his first regular-season win in almost two years. Cobb mostly kept the Red Sox off balance on Saturday allowing just four hits and one run while striking...
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July 25, 2020 - 2:00 pm
BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Breanna Stewart had 18 points, eight rebounds and four steals in her first WNBA game since helping Seattle win the 2018 championship, sending the Storm past the New York Liberty 87-71 Saturday in the season opener for both teams. The 2020 WNBA season, delayed and shortened by...
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Oakland Athletics players celebrate after Matt Olson, center left, hit a grand slam home run against the Los Angeles Angels in the tenth inning a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Friday, July 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
July 25, 2020 - 1:34 am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — In the first major league game with the new, unpopular extra-inning rule, automatic runner Marcus Semien began the bottom of the 10th on second base and scored on Matt Olson's grand slam, sending the Oakland Athletics over the Los Angeles Angels 7-3 Friday night. Olson, whose...
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Houston Astros manager Dusty Baker waves toward the stands after a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners Friday, July 24, 2020, in Houston. The Astros won 8-2. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
July 25, 2020 - 12:41 am
HOUSTON (AP) — Dusty Baker has managed thousands of games in his big league career, and none were quite like his debut with the scandal-ridden Houston Astros. The 71-year-old manager posted a win in his first game as Houston's manager and the Astros, playing for the first time since their sign-...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020, file photo, Kansas City Chiefs offensive guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif (76) speaks during a news conference in Aventura, Fla., for the NFL Super Bowl 54 football game. Duvernay-Tardif, of the Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs, became the first player to opt out of the upcoming NFL season due to the coronavirus pandemic, Friday, July 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)
July 24, 2020 - 10:16 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Offensive lineman Laurent Duvernay-Tardif became the first player to opt out of the upcoming NFL season on Friday, choosing to put his medical degree to use on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic rather than helping the Kansas City Chiefs defend their first Super...
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New York Mets' Yoenis Cespedes, right, celebrates his solo home run during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves at Citi Field, Friday, July 24, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
July 24, 2020 - 7:34 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Sure didn't take much time for Yoenis Céspedes to swing right into a DH role in his long-awaited return. Céspedes came back with a bang, immediately capitalizing on the new designated hitter rule in the National League by launching a home run that sent Jacob deGrom and the New York...
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