| Nov 22, 2013
| 11:40 PM
The big story in the NFL this weekend is Peyton Manning versus Tom Brady. Or is it?
The matchup of two of the premier quarterbacks in the history of the game, the Denver Broncos' Manning and the New England Patriots' Brady, is where the NFL wants our...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 4:55 PM
The Kansas City Chiefs are 9-0 and the NFL's only undefeated team.
But how good are they, really?
We'll know a lot more Sunday when the Chiefs play at Denver in a pivotal AFC West showdown.
None of the teams the Chiefs have beaten have a winning...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 6:23 PM
It's the equivalent of putting a stop sign at a busy intersection after an accident, but the NHL will consider modifying its rules after it found no specific rule to support further punishing Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Ray Emery for his rink-length...
| Oct 31, 2013
Ducks forward Teemu Selanne was sent home to Orange County on Wednesday to undergo oral surgery after being struck in the upper mouth by a high stick in the team's 3-2 victory Tuesday night in Philadelphia.
A Ducks spokesman said Selanne has "several...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 5:32 PM
As American children play team sports in greater numbers and with growing intensity, their risk of getting a concussion has grown but the science of preventing, diagnosing and treating this increasingly frequent brain injury remains maddeningly...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 1:16 PM
Health experts have some bad news for high school football players: There is no particular type or brand of helmet or mouth guard that will keep you relatively safe from a concussion.
The companies that make helmets and mouth guards often claim that...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 5:00 AM
A day after President Obama’s televised mea culpa to the nation about the failings of his signature healthcare program, one question persists.
Again and again, Obama returned to gridiron analogies as he pleaded his case from a...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 10:31 PM
After more than a year of intense lobbying by professional sports leagues, California has slammed the door on most athletes looking to file injury claims in the state, including those with serious brain injuries.
Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 1:58 PM
Deion Sanders is far from the only present-day employee of the National Football League to have filed a workers’ compensation claim in California claiming head or brain injuries.
At least 43 present-day assistant coaches and front office personnel...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 5:41 PM
Three weeks of uncertainty did not fully answer Jarret Stoll's questions. But numerous visits to doctors managed to give the popular Kings center "peace of mind."
Stoll suffered a seizure July 3 at his Hermosa Beach residence and was taken to a...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Football is a violent game, even its fans must admit, and might celebrate.
There are parts of it that aren't violent, of course — the throwing and catching and running. But they are accompanied, and made possible, by the smashing and hitting and...