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  • California limits workers' comp sports injury claims

    California limits workers' comp sports injury claims
    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...
  • Could NFL concussion questions be solved by fly swatters?

    Could NFL concussion questions be solved by fly swatters?
    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...
  • Don't let the killjoys kill football [Blowback]

    Don't let the killjoys kill football [Blowback]
    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...
  • NFL players' brains at work show early signs of concussions' toll

    NFL players' brains at work show early signs of concussions' toll
    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...
  • Matt Flynn is released by the Raiders

    Matt Flynn is released by the Raiders
    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...
  • ESPN pulls logo and credit from 'Frontline's' 'League of Denial'

    ESPN pulls logo and credit from 'Frontline's' 'League of Denial'
    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...
  • Movie review: 'The United States of Football' fumbles its message

    Movie review: 'The United States of Football' fumbles its message
    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...
  • Joe McKnight, Braylon Edwards are cut by New York Jets

    Joe McKnight, Braylon Edwards are cut by New York Jets
    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....
  • Hockey still plagued by concussions, despite rule changes

    Hockey still plagued by concussions, despite rule changes
    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...
  • Study finds concussions common in teens

    Study finds concussions common in teens
    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...
  • Concussion settlement highlights difficulty of proving brain damage

    Concussion settlement highlights difficulty of proving brain damage
    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...