| Oct 17, 2013
| 11:06 AM
Watching the brains of former football players at work on a demanding mental task, researchers believe they have identified an early warning sign of concussions' cumulative toll, and the cognitive trouble it may portend.
The study found only modest...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 10:48 AM
Bill Dwyre, who served as sports editor for the Los Angeles Times for a quarter of a century, wrote Tuesday that "the NFL deserves to go away, to be banished from our sight forever."
When football's natural amen corner raises pitchforks and torches...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 1:56 PM
Could a spring-loaded fly swatter save NFL football players and Iraq war veterans from the effects of concussions and traumatic brain injuries?
Before you shrug off that question, geneticist Barry Ganetzky at the University of Wisconsin-Madison...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 6:11 PM
Joe McKnight and Braylon Edwards are suddenly out of work, surprising cuts by the New York Jets on Monday.
For McKnight, a backup running back and the team's primary kick returner the last two seasons, it's the latest setback in a tumultuous summer....
| Jul 17, 2013
| 6:38 PM
Fighting and body-checking are as integral to ice hockey as skates and pucks, but at what cost? A new study published in the journal PLOS One reveals that despite the National Hockey League’s recent ban on hits to the head, concussions during...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 5:06 PM
Life is all about collisions. Having them, avoiding them, learning from them.
A recent day brought one between Jim Brown and Buddy Miley. The former is famous and the latter is not. That added to the fascination.
Brown is one the better football...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 10:16 AM
The NFL and more than 4,500 retired players reached a proposed $765-million settlement of concussion-related lawsuits, a court-appointed mediator announced Thursday.
Former U.S. District Judge Layn Phillips announced the parties have agreed to a deal...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 9:00 AM
One way to describe the NFL's handling of concussions and their debilitating effects on football players — studies have pointed to brain-altering consequences such as CTE (chronic traumatic encephalopathy) — is as a costly fumble. Whether it's...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 4:50 PM
ESPN has asked to have its logos and credit removed from an upcoming episode of the PBS series "Frontline" that examines head injuries of football players and the response to them by the National Football League.
"League of Denial," a two-hour...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 5:54 PM
During the pregame show before February's Super Bowl in New Orleans, Deion Sanders shared his thoughts about the thousands of former football players filing concussion lawsuits against the National Football League.
"The game is a safe game," the...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 1:37 PM
From his home in Kalispell, Mont., Jim Wegener was anxiously watching Thursday night’s college football game between Tulsa and Bowling Green.
Heart in his throat, he was anticipating the big hits -- but not because he revels in such violence....