| 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...
| 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...
| 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 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 7, 2013
| 5:41 PM
The Oakland Raiders released quarterback Matt Flynn on Monday, only six months after bringing him in to be the starter.
Oakland acquired Flynn in April from Seattle for a 2014 fifth-round draft pick and a conditional pick in 2015. The Raiders also...
| 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...
| 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 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...
| 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...
| 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...