Posts Tagged Athlete health

Italian skier Moelgg injured, could miss season

BRUNICO, Italy (AP) — Italian skier Manfred Moelgg could miss the entire Alpine skiing season because of serious right leg injury.

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Pan Pacs: Injured Franklin struggles on 1st day

Katie Ledecky of the U.S. smiles after winning her women's 200m freestyle at the Pan Pacific swimming championships in Gold Coast, Australia, Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) — Katie Ledecky grinned and nodded her head, very slightly, in a show of approval as she surveyed the times on the scoreboard for the 800-meter freestyle.

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Bundesliga riding high after Germany World Cup win

Munich's coach Pep Guardiola  smiles during the German soccer cup first round match between SC Preussen Muenster and FC Bayern Munich in Muenster, Germany, Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Joerg Sarbach)

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Bayern Munich kicks off the defense of its Bundesliga title on Friday against revamped Wolfsburg with fans hoping for a thrilling season after Germany’s triumph at the World Cup in Brazil.

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5 Things to know about the WNBA playoffs

Phoenix center Brittney Griner powers between Seattle forwards Shekinna Stricklen and Crystal Langhorne, right, as the Seattle Storm take on the Phoenix Mercury in the final game of the season at KeyArena in Seattle Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/The Seattle Times,Bettina Hansen )  SEATTLE OUT; USA TODAY OUT; MAGS OUT; TELEVISION OUT; NO SALES; MANDATORY CREDIT TO BOTH THE SEATTLE TIMES AND THE PHOTOGRAPHER  BETTINA HANSEN / THE SEATTLE TIMES.

With the WNBA playoffs set to begin Thursday night, here are five things to know:

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Lynn, Peralta lead Cardinals to sweep of Reds

St. Louis Cardinals' Jhonny Peralta follows through on a three-run double during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Scott Kane)

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Facing Johnny Cueto definitely brought out the best in the Cardinals’ Lance Lynn.

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