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A new health epidemic looms on the horizon like a ticking time bomb. It is the spectre of cumulative brain damage suffered from repetitive sub-concussive hits to the head in football and other sports. A concussion does not necessitate being knocked...
The family of a veteran National Hockey League player has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit in Chicago, alleging the league was responsible for his being supplied with excessive amounts of painkillers during six seasons as an "enforcer." The lawsuit, filed...
The family of former NHL player Derek Boogaard, who died of an accidental overdose of pain medication and alcohol, has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the NHL, blaming it for brain damage he suffered during his playing career and painkiller...
Serena Williams kept the No. 1, and added No. 50. Williams beat Maria Sharapova, 6-1, 6-4 in the final of the Madrid Open Sunday to retain her No. 1 ranking and collect her 50th career title. And Rafael Nadal eased by Stanislas Wawrinka, 6-2, 6-4, for...
When it came out that suspected Boston bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev was a former Golden Gloves boxer, I wondered if there might be a connection. It's not that boxers are necessarily violent people outside the ring, but boxers are subject to brain damage...
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The silence in room 401 created peace and serenity. Former Bears guard Revie Sorey suffered a massive stroke on March 25, 2012, leaving the once eloquent and enthusiastic community leader barely able to utter a word. I visited my rehabbing friend...
DigitalPlus members now can revisit the tragic story of a late football star who had helped the 1985 Chicago Bears to a Super Bowl victory. The Chicago Tribune’s latest e-book, “Duerson: Triumph, Trauma and Tragedy in the NFL,” tells the...
One afternoon in early January, I took a tour of the refurbished Memorial Stadium in Berkeley with a pair of architects from the firm HNTB. For me it was a visit brimming with nostalgia: I grew up about three miles north of the stadium, in the Berkeley...
Gary Fencik plans to watch Sunday's Super Bowl on a big screen TV from the comfort of his own home. The former Bears safety, who played in Super Bowl XX in New Orleans, also says he enjoys the comfort of not knowing whether he might be predisposed to...
Professional football is the most popular spectator sport in America, which is one reason the Super Bowl is expected to draw 110 million viewers. With its famous athletes, storied franchises and lucrative TV contracts, it's an industry whose future...
Channel Guide MagazineA Super Bowl edition of Costas Tonight will examine the state of the NFL with a special airing Thursday, Jan. 31, at 9pm ET on NBC Sports Network. Topics discussed include player health and safety, the Rooney Rule and a preview of Super Bowl XLVII. Guests...
President Barack Obama and Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed have something in common. Both love the game of football but would be hesitant to expose a son to its physical dangers. "I am a big football fan, but I have to tell you, if I had a son, I'd...
May 18, 2013 |Story| Daily Pilot
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May 13, 2013 |Story| Los Angeles Times
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