| Aug 26, 2013
| 6:34 PM
UCLA football Coach Jim Mora greeted reporters Monday with an announcement: "I'm going to give you my first and last in-season injury report. You ready? Everybody is fine; everybody is good."
Mora laughed, but then actually did read off a list. Most...
| Aug 24, 2013
| 5:00 AM
ESPN has severed ties with a hard-hitting PBS "Frontline" documentary about the National Football League's management of player head injuries — a two-hour show that was a collaboration between the sports giant and the public television network....
| Sep 2, 2013
| 6:00 AM
California workers’ compensation data show that, when it comes to football, defensive backs are more likely to file injury claims than any other position.
Since 1990, defensive backs – a group that includes safeties and cornerbacks -- have...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 2:00 PM
On football fields across the country, the sweating, grunting and hitting of pre-season practice is in full swing, and the nation's athletic trainers are warning that there's still too much head-to-head contact in the game -- and with it, potentially...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 5:06 PM
Former NFL great Harry Carson has a message for parents: Don't let your kid play football until you see what we've learned about head injuries.
Carson, a Hall of Fame linebacker for the New York Giants, is the star witness for "League of Denial: The...
| Aug 31, 2013
| 11:38 PM
The National Football League’s controversial injury legacy conjures images of powerfully built linebackers and fleet-footed running backs hobbled by years of brutal contact at the line of scrimmage.
Few pause to consider the humbler kicker....
| Aug 29, 2013
| 4:58 PM
Thursday's $765-million settlement between the National Football League and 4,500 retired NFL players underscores two key facts about traumatic brain injury: that it is difficult to prove and measure -- especially many years after the fact -- and that its...
| 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.
| Jun 25, 2013
| 4:55 PM
New research from Canada has found that roughly 1 in 5 adolescents has probably suffered a traumatic brain injury--a figure that suggests severe concussion among children and adolescents may be far more common than has been estimated. The new study...
| 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 6, 2013
| 8:40 PM
SAN FRANCISCO-- The number of people in critical condition has fallen from 10 to 5 at San Francisco General Hospital, which took in dozens of injured passengers from the Asiana Airlines flight that crashed Saturday, hospital officials said.
Among the 34...