Complete coverage: Sickle cell trait - The silent killer

Complete coverage: Sickle cell trait - The silent killer

Sickle cell trait: The silent killer

3:06 AM PDT, July 24, 2011

Sickle cell trait: The silent killer

Dale Lloyd II had already lifted weights with his teammates when he took the field in the Texas heat for what would be the final workout of his life.

All children in the U.S. are tested for sickle cell trait, but few athletes know they have it

3:09 AM PDT, July 24, 2011

All children in the U.S. are tested for sickle cell trait, but few athletes know they have it

Pittsburgh Steelers safety Ryan Clark is a man of faith. But he wasn't looking for his doctor's prayers while sick in a hospital bed, suffering from a mysterious condition that sent sharp pains under his left rib and caused him to quickly lose more than 30 pounds just days after his team played the Denver Broncos.

Marquis and Shana Daniels push for more sickle cell trait education

3:09 AM PDT, July 24, 2011

Marquis and Shana Daniels push for more sickle cell trait education

NBA guard Marquis Daniels and his wife Shana sat in an office five years ago as the doctor read their child's newborn screening results.

Sickle cell trait education improving, but there is still room for progress

3:07 AM PDT, July 26, 2011

Sickle cell trait education improving, but there is still room for progress

Olivier Louis told his family he was excited about finally getting a chance to prove himself on the football field.

Danger zone: College football culture, sickle cell trait are lethal combination

3:04 AM PDT, July 25, 2011

Danger zone: College football culture, sickle cell trait are lethal combination

As a young graduate assistant at Florida State, Terry Bowden remembers what defensive line/linebackers coach Chuck Amato used to tell players before the Seminoles' infamous mat drills.

Timeline of important sickle cell trait dates

3:33 AM PDT, July 26, 2011

Timeline of important sickle cell trait dates

1968-69: Four Army recruits collapsed and died during basic training at Fort Bliss between March 1968 and February 1969. The recruits were the first documented cases of deaths caused by complications of sickle cell trait.

Georgia coach Mark Richt talks about his personal connection to sickle cell trait

4:12 AM PDT, July 26, 2011

Georgia coach Mark Richt talks about his personal connection to sickle cell trait

Georgia coach Mark Richt says he isn't any more aware of sickle cell trait because of the personal connection he has with it, but it does bring the danger of the trait home a little more.

Critics question whether sickle cell trait can cause sudden death

3:44 AM PDT, July 26, 2011

Critics question whether sickle cell trait can cause sudden death

Dr. Kwaku Ohene-Frempong is an avid sports fan. He fondly remembers his days as a track star at Yale.

NCAA has no say in forcing schools to change workouts

2:54 AM PDT, July 25, 2011

NCAA has no say in forcing schools to change workouts

To Gene Egdorf, it doesn't make sense. How can the NCAA sanction a coach or program for impermissable text messages, phone calls and other recruiting violations but choose to not even investigate programs when an athletes dies?

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