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NFL agrees to remove cap on concussion damages

NFL agrees to remove cap on concussion damages

The NFL agreed Wednesday to remove a $675 million cap on damages from thousands of concussion-related claims after a federal judge questioned whether there would be enough money to cover as many as 20,000 retired players.

June 25, 2014 4:56 pm
NFL agrees to remove cap on concussion damages

NFL agrees to remove cap on concussion damages

The NFL agreed Wednesday to remove a $675 million cap on damages from thousands of concussion-related claims after a federal judge questioned whether there would be enough money to cover as many as 20,000 retired players. More than 4,500 former players have filed suit, including former Bears…

June 25, 2014 4:56 pm
Pacers fall to Wizards in Game 5

Pacers fall to Wizards in Game 5

INDIANAPOLIS | Marcin Gortat had 31 points and 16 rebounds; John Wall scored 27 points, and the Washington Wizards rode a 39-rebound advantage to a 102-79 rout of Indiana on Tuesday night, cutting the Pacers' lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals to 3-2.

May 13, 2014 9:00 pm Photos

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JOHN DOHERTY: Are injury prevention priorities misplaced?

For all the ongoing angst involving concussion, the injury is almost always far less debilitating than a torn ACL in the knee.

January 06, 2014 6:15 pm

JOHN DOHERTY: Nice guys can finish first

Leo Durocher managed the Cubs from 1966-72. However, it was in 1948 while managing the Brooklyn Dodgers, he is credited with having said, “Nice guys finish last.”

September 09, 2013 6:15 pm
George Hill

George Hill

Knicks guard Raymond Felton fouls Pacers guard George Hill during the second half of Game 4 of the Eastern Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series.

May 17, 2013 5:52 pm
Pacers not talking about changes, Hill's status

Pacers not talking about changes, Hill's status

INDIANAPOLIS | The Pacers head into Game 6 against the New York Knicks in unfamiliar territory.

May 17, 2013 5:52 pm
Former NFL player Dorsey Levens

Former NFL player Dorsey Levens

Former NFL player Dorsey Levens, left, walks to the U.S. Courthouse Tuesday in Philadelphia for a hearing to determine whether the NFL faces years of litigation over concussion-related brain injuries.

April 09, 2013 6:33 pm
Ex-players call NFL brain-injury panel a 'sham'

Ex-players call NFL brain-injury panel a 'sham'

PHILADELPHIA | Lisa McHale wishes her husband had lived long enough to learn more about the links between concussions and long-term brain injuries.

April 09, 2013 6:33 pm
Changes in rules, strategy help to clean up NHL

Changes in rules, strategy help to clean up NHL

Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby sits on the bench during a game against the Ottawa Senators in 2011. A year after his return from concussion-like symptoms, Crosby is his old self. And due to the fallout from the devastating hit he took more than two years ago, the NHL may be better off for it.

March 21, 2013 4:13 pm
Changes in rules, strategy help to clean up NHL

Changes in rules, strategy help to clean up NHL

PITTSBURGH | The fear is gone. The doubt too for that matter. Ditto the hesitation.

March 21, 2013 4:13 pm
NFL, union try to change culture on concussions

NFL, union try to change culture on concussions

NEW YORK | A high-profile rookie quarterback gets slammed in the side of the head and his Super Bowl-winning coach describes him as "shaken up."

October 19, 2012 2:08 pm
CBA helps NFL teams with player health

CBA helps NFL teams with player health

As temperatures soar into triple digits, everyone from trainers and doctors to coaches and players, such as Dallas rookie Royce Hill, will be more aware than ever how to deal with the physical and mental challenges of camp. The collective bargaining agreement ensured there would be even more…

July 20, 2012 12:27 pm
CBA helps NFL teams with player health

CBA helps NFL teams with player health

Blistering heat, drenching humidity and ultraphysical work. Hardly ideal conditions.

July 20, 2012 12:27 pm

Concussion lawsuits are next big US litigation

LOS ANGELES | Smokers and pro football players have something in common: They engage in risky behavior that can be potentially harmful to their health over time.

June 30, 2012 3:32 pm
Seau suicide turns up focus on brain injuries

Seau suicide turns up focus on brain injuries

Dave Duerson made it easy to understand why he was ending his tortured life.

May 03, 2012 7:25 pm

JOHN DOHERTY: Dear John, readers questions tackle head injuries

Recent columns regarding head injuries in sports -- football, specifically -- have readers thinking about how to save America's game and the boys and men who play it. Here is a sampling, edited for brevity and clarity:

January 23, 2012 10:00 pm

Browns, NFL meet and discuss McCoy's concussion

CLEVELAND | An investigation by the NFL and Players Association into the Browns' handling of Colt McCoy's concussion could lead to changes in the league's medical procedures and protocol on head injuries.

December 13, 2011 6:45 pm
Where do we head next?

Where do we head next?

Last week was not a good one for football, hockey, and soccer - at least when it comes to news reports regarding the safety of those games.

December 12, 2011 10:00 pm
Kids' ER concussion visits up 60 percent over decade

Kids' ER concussion visits up 60 percent over decade

The number of athletic children going to hospitals with concussions is up 60 percent in the past decade, a finding that is likely due to parents and coaches being more careful about treating head injuries, according to a new federal study.

October 13, 2011 8:00 am
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