Athlete health

France's Kylian Mbappe smiles with teammates during France's official training on the eve of the group C match between France and Australia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia, Friday, June 15, 2018. (AP Photo/David Vincent)
June 16, 2018 - 5:10 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Saturday at the World Cup (all times local): 12:05 p.m. France coach Didier Deschamps has opted for a three-pronged attack of Kylian Mbappe, Antoine Griezmann and Ousmane Dembele to face Australia in the World Cup Group C opener. Paul Pogba, N'Golo Kante and Corentin...
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Belgian national team players pose for a team picture, after the final selection, prior to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia at the national training center in Tubize, Belgium, Tuesday, June 5, 2018. Top from left to right, Laurent Ciman, Toby Alderweireld, Leander Dendoncker, Romelu Lukaku, Inaki Vergara, Richard Evans, Erwin Lemmens, Jan Vertonghen, Thomas Meunier and Nacer Chadli. Middle row left to right, Dedryck Boyata, Michy Batshuayi, Marouane Fellaini, Axel Witsel, Thierry Henry, manager Roberto Martinez, assistant coach Graeme Jones, Vincent Kompany, Moussa Dembele, Thomas Vermaelen and Yannick Carrasco. Bottom row left to right, Adnan Januzaj, Youri Tielemans, Eden Hazard, Simon Mignolet, Thibaut Courtois, Koen Casteels, Dries Mertens, Thorgan Hazard and Kevin De Bruyne. (Nico Vereecken, Pool Photo via AP)
June 16, 2018 - 4:41 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Saturday at the World Cup (all times local): 11:35 a.m. Laurent Ciman has left Belgium's World Cup squad, the team says on its official Twitter account, although it has not said if the defender's departure means that center back Vincent Kompany is fit again after...
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Houston Astros designated hitter Evan Gattis (11) celebrates his grand slam with teammates during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Friday, June 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
June 16, 2018 - 4:36 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: HOT AS THE WEATHER Evan Gattis and the World Series champion Astros have the longest active winning streak in the majors. They go for their 10th straight victory when they play at Kansas City, where temperatures are expected to approach triple...
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Houston Astros designated hitter Evan Gattis (11) celebrates his grand slam with teammates during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Friday, June 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
June 16, 2018 - 4:21 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: HOT AS THE WEATHER Evan Gattis and the World Series champion Astros have the longest active winning streak in the majors. They go for their 10th straight victory when they play at Kansas City, where temperatures are expected to approach triple...
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Houston Astros designated hitter Evan Gattis (11) celebrates his grand slam with teammates during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Friday, June 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
June 16, 2018 - 4:16 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: HOT AS THE WEATHER Evan Gattis and the World Series champion Astros have the longest active winning streak in the majors. They go for their 10th straight victory when they play at Kansas City, where temperatures are expected to approach triple...
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Los Angeles Dodgers' Matt Kemp, right, hits a solo home run as San Francisco Giants catcher Nick Hundley, left, watches along with home plate umpire Phil Cuzzi during the fourth inning of a baseball game Friday, June 15, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
June 16, 2018 - 2:32 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — In his low-key way, Ross Stripling thinks of himself as "an unknown guy having a random good year." Dodgers slugger Matt Kemp, third among National League outfielders in All-Star balloting, hopes he can take his 28-year-old teammate with him to the Midsummer Classic. "He needs to...
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Los Angeles Dodgers' Matt Kemp, right, hits a solo home run as San Francisco Giants catcher Nick Hundley, left, watches along with home plate umpire Phil Cuzzi during the fourth inning of a baseball game Friday, June 15, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
June 16, 2018 - 1:32 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ross Stripling pitched four-hit ball over 6 1/3 innings, Enrique Hernandez and Matt Kemp went deep to give the Dodgers a major league-leading 32 homers this month, and Los Angeles beat the rival San Francisco Giants 3-2 on Friday night in their series opener. The Dodgers improved...
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New York Mets' Jose Bautista is tagged out at the plate by Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Alex Avila while trying to score on a fly ball hit by Amed Rosario during the second inning of a baseball game Friday, June 15, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)
June 16, 2018 - 1:21 am
PHOENIX (AP) — Paul Goldschmidt and Daniel Descalso homered, Zack Godley pitched effectively into the seventh inning and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the staggering New York Mets 7-3 on Friday night. The NL West leaders have won seven of eight and 11 of 14. The freefalling Mets have dropped four...
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New York Yankees pitcher Jonathan Loaisiga delivers during the third inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Friday, June 15, 2018, in New York. Loaisiga was making his major league debut. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
June 16, 2018 - 12:50 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Tampa Bay Rays manager Kevin Cash turned to bench coach Charlie Montoyo early in the game and mentioned how closely Jonathan Loaisiga resembled a former Yankees great and future Hall of Famer. Cash just hopes this 23-year-old prospect doesn't develop the same nasty stuff closer...
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Houston Astros designated hitter Evan Gattis (11) celebrates his grand slam with teammates during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Friday, June 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
June 16, 2018 - 12:13 am
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Houston Astros manager AJ Hinch watched his team load the bases in front of hot-hitting Evan Gattis, and all he wanted was the big designated hitter to send a drive to the outfield and keep the line moving. Hinch had to settle for one that cleared the fence. Cleared the...
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