For all the ongoing angst involving concussion, the injury is almost always far less debilitating than a torn ACL in the knee.
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.”
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.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Pacers head into Game 6 against the New York Knicks in unfamiliar territory.
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.
PHILADELPHIA | Lisa McHale wishes her husband had lived long enough to learn more about the links between concussions and long-term brain injuries.
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.
PITTSBURGH | The fear is gone. The doubt too for that matter. Ditto the hesitation.
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."
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…
Blistering heat, drenching humidity and ultraphysical work. Hardly ideal conditions.
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.
Dave Duerson made it easy to understand why he was ending his tortured life.
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:
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.
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.
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.
PITTSBURGH | Sidney Crosby's agent said there's no timetable for the Pittsburgh Penguins star to return from a concussion, the clearest indication yet that he may not be ready when the NHL season begins in October.
Before school athletes get their heads in the game, a greater number of them will be getting baseline concussion scans, which can improve treatment if they suffer a blow to the head.
Experts say trainers, coaches and parents should be aware of indications of a concussion, and athletes, especially the younger ones, must be taught to admit when they feel different after taking a hit to the head.
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