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NFL’s ‘Suicide’ Squad Tradition Continues

The National Football League is open for business again. Players are on the field showing coaches that they can indeed play football, even though...

Death of Soccer Official Calls Attention to Continued Problems in Youth Sports

The death on May 4 of Ricardo Portillo in Salt Lake City once again places a spotlight on bad behavior in sporting activities and...

Concussion Litigation Experiences Significant Day in Court

Tuesday, April 9 is a significant day for the 4,000 or so players who have filed more than 200 concussion lawsuits against the National...

Brain Study May Provide More Clues to Head Injuries in Football

The recent focus on brain injuries among athletes in football and other violent contact sports has mostly been on the development and use of...

Alabama High Schools Consider Curtailing Live Contact in Practices

The Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) recently asked its Board of Governors to restrict full contact hitting and scrimmaging to two days each...

Can Fantasy Football Be for Real?

“Peyton Manning drops back looking deep down the sideline. He lets it go and gets hit hard by Ray Lewis. Demaryius Thomas jumps for the...

NFL Plans to Partner with GE for Concussion Research

Faced with increasing concern about the toll of concussions and confronted with litigation involving thousands of former players, the U.S.  National Football League (NFL)...

Sport Concussion: Going from Bad to Worse

Once looked upon as an underestimated and often ignored injury, sport-related concussion has taken sports media by storm. Reports of athletes suffering from long-term...

National Football League Goes Long with Harvard

The National Football League (NFL) has announced a $100-million project with Harvard University to investigate the injuries associated with players in the league. The...

One NFL Player’s Saga of Playing with Pain

Jason Taylor retired after the 2011 season as a defensive end and outside linebacker for the Miami Dolphins. Taylor is an almost certain first...

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