Latest Athlete injuries News

Giants rally in 9th for 2nd straight night to beat Dodgers

Jul. 23, 2021 02:50 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The San Francisco Giants have built the best record in the majors with a sound defense and one of the top bullpens in the National League. On this night, though, it was smart baserunning and a couple of calls that allowed them to extend their lead...

Sean Manaea fans career-best 13, Oakland tops Seattle 4-1

Jul. 23, 2021 02:29 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Sean Manaea struck out a career-high 13 in seven strong innings, Ramón Laureano drove in two runs and the Oakland Athletics beat the Seattle Mariners 4-1 Thursday night in the opener of a 10-game road trip. Manaea was overpowering in winning for the...

Yanks reliever throws 4 wild pitches in 10th, Red Sox rally

Jul. 23, 2021 01:22 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — It took most of a rainy night at Fenway Park for the Red Sox to find their offense. It took one wild inning by reliever Brooks Kriske for the Yankees to squander an opportunity to gain valuable ground on their longtime rivals. Kiké Hernández hit a...

Fit Elliott feeds off motivation from Cowboys' 2020 downer

Jul. 23, 2021 01:10 AM EDT

Ezekiel Elliott is the lightest he's been in nearly a decade and believes he hasn't lost the breakaway ability that helped make him a two-time NFL rushing champion for the Dallas Cowboys. The star running back didn't need much motivation to get in that kind of shape...

Snell, Profar power Padres to 3-2 victory over Marlins

Jul. 23, 2021 00:16 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Blake Snell allowed one run in six-plus innings, Jurickson Profar had two hits and two RBIs, and the San Diego Padres beat the Miami Marlins 3-2 on Thursday night. The Padres left-hander scattered three hits, struck out eight and walked three in his longest...

Mayfield's 3-run homer off Maeda leads Angels past Twins 3-2

Jul. 23, 2021 00:05 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Andrew Heaney found his groove, retiring the last 11 batters he faced. The left-hander rediscovered his belief in his own ability, too. Jack Mayfield hit a three-run homer and Heaney finished seven innings for his longest start...

Swanson's slam powers Braves over Phillies 7-2

Jul. 22, 2021 22:38 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Dansby Swanson hit his first career grand slam, Orlando Arcia added a solo shot and the Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 7-2 on Thursday night to inch closer in the NL East race. Charlie Morton (9-4) allowed two earned runs over six...

Canadiens GM: Weber out next season, career possibly over

Jul. 22, 2021 23:11 PM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin said captain Shea Weber will not play next season because of injuries and that the defenseman's career may be over. Bergevin said on a video conference Thursday that Weber is dealing with a number of...

Olympic cycling road races are studies in contrast

Jul. 22, 2021 22:17 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The men's and women's Olympic road races that begin the cycling program at the Tokyo Games this weekend are similar only in their start amid the forests of Musashinonomori Park and their finish line at Fuji International Speedway. After identical stretches...

Jets' Knapp dies after being struck by car while biking

Jul. 22, 2021 22:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Jets assistant coach Greg Knapp died Thursday of injuries suffered in an accident when he was struck by a car while riding a bicycle Saturday near his home in California. He was 58. Knapp’s family released a statement through the team that the...