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NCAA settles head injury suit, will change rules

NCAA settles head injury suit, will change rules

FILE - In this Nov. 27, 2004 file photo, Bloomington High School running back Adrian Arrington tries to clear a pile of Providence Catholic defenders during the Class 6A championship football game in Champaign, Ill. Arrington, who later went on to play at Eastern Illinois in Charleston, is t…

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NCAA settles head injury suit, will change rules

NCAA settles head injury suit, will change rules

FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2005 file photo, South Carolina's Stanley Doughty (55) celebrates with his teammates after stopping Central Florida from scoring during an NCAA college football game in Columbia, S.C. Doughty is one of the plaintiffs in a class-action head injury lawsuit working its w…

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NCAA settles head injury suit, will change rules

NCAA settles head injury suit, will change rules

FILE - In this Jan. 4, 2009 file photo, Maine's Kyle Solomon (12) chases after New Hampshire's Kevin Kapstad, (5) during an NCAA college hockey game in Orono, Maine. Solomon is one of the plaintiffs in a class-action head injury lawsuit working its way through federal court in Chicago. The N…

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Top NCAA hoops official retiring after this season

INDIANAPOLIS | John Adams started refereeing basketball games for grocery money.

July 17, 2014 3:43 pm
Arbitrator rules Saints' Graham is a tight end

Arbitrator rules Saints' Graham is a tight end

NEW ORLEANS | The Saints' Jimmy Graham and the NFL Players Association were dealt a setback Wednesday when an arbitrator ruled that he can only be considered a tight end for the purposes of his franchise tag designation.

July 02, 2014 4:06 pm
FIFA bans Suarez for 4 months for biting opponent

FIFA bans Suarez for 4 months for biting opponent

RIO DE JANEIRO | Luis Suarez exits the World Cup with one of the longest bans in tournament history, and his reputation once again in tatters.

June 26, 2014 3:21 pm
Uruguay defends Suarez as FIFA scrambles

Uruguay defends Suarez as FIFA scrambles

RIO DE JANEIRO | As the world was judging Uruguay's Luis Suarez for biting a player in the World Cup, his teammates, coaches and fans in his soccer-crazy country defended the star, blaming the foreign media, his Italian opponents and uneven treatment.

June 25, 2014 5:05 pm
Standout results in Brazil fuel CONCACAF ambitions

Standout results in Brazil fuel CONCACAF ambitions

RIO DE JANEIRO | Success for North and Central American teams in Brazil is fueling the region's ambitions for future World Cups.

June 24, 2014 5:44 pm
Host Brazil opens World Cup with victory

Host Brazil opens World Cup with victory

SAO PAULO | "Tudo bem" — all good — as the Brazilians say.

June 12, 2014 7:07 pm
NBA owners meet again to discuss Sterling removal

NBA owners meet again to discuss Sterling removal

FILE - In this Dec. 19, 2011, file photo, Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling gestures while watching the Clippers play the Los Angeles Lakers during an NBA preseason basketball game in Los Angeles. Sterling only dug himself into a deeper hole after slamming Magic Johnson when he was …

May 13, 2014 7:45 pm
Northwestern AD says athletes need a vote

Northwestern AD says athletes need a vote

ROSEMONT, Ill. | Northwestern athletic director Jim Phillips says college athletes need more than just a voice when it comes to issues that affect them. They need a vote.

May 13, 2014 4:51 pm
How will Manziel fare in the NFL draft?

How will Manziel fare in the NFL draft?

In this Nov. 17, 2012, file photo, Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel rolls out to throw a touchdown pass during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game against Sam Houston State in College Station, Texas. Manziel could be the answer to Cleveland's prayers at quarterback. The polarizi…

May 05, 2014 5:03 pm

MLB clarifies when a catch is a catch

NEW YORK | For more than a century, baseball seemed to know when a catch was a catch. Then expanded instant replay came along this season, and no one seemed to be sure.

April 26, 2014 7:00 pm

NCAA board endorses more power for big schools

INDIANAPOLIS | The NCAA's board of directors took the first step toward shifting power to the five largest football conferences on Thursday, endorsing a 57-page plan that calls for giving 65 of the nation's biggest schools more autonomy in how to fund scholarships, handle health care and dec…

April 24, 2014 5:19 pm

After Sochi, what's next for Winter Olympics?

SOCHI, Russia | The sheer cost, size and scale of the Sochi Olympics has outstripped anything done before. The question for future Winter Games is clear: Can anyone – should anyone – try to top that?

February 20, 2014 4:01 am Related
Concussion specialist may begin new era in Sochi

Concussion specialist may begin new era in Sochi

In another sign of the growing concern about head trauma in sports, the NHL and the U.S. ski team will each have at least one concussion expert at the Sochi Olympics.

February 04, 2014 7:30 pm
Concussion specialist may begin new era in Sochi

Concussion specialist may begin new era in Sochi

Dr. Jeff Kutcher is going to Russia as a volunteer for the U.S. Olympic Committee to look out for the well-being of Americans’ neurological health in every sport.

February 04, 2014 11:22 am
Olympic host Russia coming out of doping doghouse

Olympic host Russia coming out of doping doghouse

When the world last came together for the Winter Olympics, Russia was in the doghouse because of doping.

January 30, 2014 6:00 pm
Olympic host Russia coming out of doping doghouse

Olympic host Russia coming out of doping doghouse

You'd have to be a dope to try to get away with doping at the Sochi Olympics. That's the picture painted by international Olympic and anti-doping officials as they implement the toughest drug-testing program in Winter Games history.

January 30, 2014 11:07 am

MLB approves expanded replay starting this season

PARADISE VALLEY, Ariz. | Ever since the game was invented, before television or even radio existed, baseball counted on the eyes and ears of umpires on the field. Starting this season, many key decisions will be made in a studio far away.

January 16, 2014 7:09 pm
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