| 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 8, 2013
| 8:08 AM
After the coffee. Before trying to fix parking at Dodger Stadium.
The Skinny: I'm a little groggy today, but it's for a good reason: I was at the Dodgers game last night. It was a great experience except for leaving the stadium. I'm not the first to...
| Aug 31, 2013
| 5:19 PM
Tim Tebow won a Heisman Trophy, a riveting playoff game and an international following.
On Saturday, he lost his third NFL job in 18 months. It might be hard to find another.
The quarterback with two big problems — throwing the ball and...
| Aug 10, 2013
| 9:35 PM
Brad Keselowski passed Joey Logano for the lead with 16 laps to go, then held off Sam Hornish Jr. to win the Nationwide Zippo 200 at Watkins Glen (N.Y.) International on Saturday in a dominant performance for Penske Racing.
Keselowski, who finished...
| Aug 4, 2013
| 1:26 PM
When he arrived at USC from Colton High in 2006, Allen Bradford was regarded as a two-way standout who could help the Trojans at either running back, safety or linebacker.
Former coach Pete Carroll made Bradford a tailback.
But Bradford has been a...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 1:16 PM
The late Junior Seau was not far from the thoughts of friends and associates in the immediate aftermath of news of a proposed settlement of concussion-related lawsuits between the NFL and more than 4,500 ex-players.
Seau, the former San Diego...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 6:50 PM
In keeping with tradition, the NFL sent questionnaires to its eight new head coaches during the off-season, quizzing them on random topics. Among the questions was, "Who has the hardest job in football?"
Answered Chip Kelly of the Philadelphia Eagles:...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 7:45 PM
Houston Texans linebacker Brian Cushing has signed a six-year contract extension, reportedly worth more than $55 million.
Cushing was in the last year of the deal he signed as a rookie in 2009. The 26-year-old from USC returned to the field this...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 8:41 AM
Houston Texans running back Cierre Wood, who played at Notre Dame alongside Manti Te'o, has been answering a lot of questions about his former teammate this week because the Texans are playing Te'o and the San Diego Chargers in the season opener for...
| 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....
| Aug 16, 2013
| 8:50 PM
Tom Brady put to rest worries about his knee. His nearly perfect arm was never a concern.
Two days after spraining his left knee, the New England star completed his first 11 passes before missing his last one and threw his first touchdown pass to new...