| Dec 19, 2013
| 9:12 AM
Four-time IndyCar champion Dario Franchitti on Thursday held his first news conference since he suffered serious injuries in a career-ending crash in October.
"Sorry I haven't been in a position to chat any earlier," said Franchitti, 40, who also is a...
| 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...
| Dec 8, 2013
| 10:15 AM
Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik is recovering from an apparent concussion after he was dragged to the ice from behind by Boston Bruins winger Shawn Thornton and repeatedly punched while defenseless in the first period Saturday night at TD...
| 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...
| 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...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 10:10 PM
Lakers 102, Golden State Warriors 95 (final)
The Lakers took advantage of a depleted Golden State Warriors squad to take a 102-95 victory at Staples Center on Friday night.
Playing without point guard Stephen Curry (concussion) and backup point...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 3:56 PM
VANCOUVER, Canada — Ten former NHL players are contending in a class action lawsuit that the league concealed information regarding the consequences of repeated blows to the head and hasn’t adequately protected players from head trauma....
| Dec 3, 2013
The Cleveland Browns have yet to say who will start at quarterback for them Sunday. Same goes for the Minnesota Vikings and Green Bay Packers.
As for the Philadelphia Eagles?
Coach Chip Kelly, tongue firmly planted in cheek, said Monday that Nick...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 5:09 PM
Here's another adjective Pittsburgh Steelers Coach Mike Tomlin can call his ill-timed two-step onto the field last Thursday night against Baltimore.
The NFL fined Tomlin $100,000 on Wednesday for interfering with Baltimore's Jacoby...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 2:17 PM
For college athletes who get through their sport's season concussion-free, new research suggests it may be too early to breathe a sigh of relief.
Following a season of grueling practices and hard-fought games, football and ice hockey players who had...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 5:25 PM
It's nice that retired NFL players will finally get some compensation for years of head-banging in games and debilitating health in the years after.
Something is always better than nothing, and $765 million is certainly better than nothing.