In the midst of what has been described by multiple media mavens as the NFL’s “worst week,” the league finally reached agreement with its union to start testing for Human Growth Hormone (HGH).
A couple of weeks ago, my daughter asked if I had heard that the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge had started with an afflicted Red Sox fan in front of the Green Monster at Fenway Park. Unfortunately, I told her, I knew all too well.
As I walked out of the Munster locker room in the aftermath of the Mustangs’ victory over Chesterton on Friday night, I overheard Times sportswriter Jim Peters interviewing Mustang running back Dom Lucito by the door. As I passed by, Lucito was explaining he first entered the line-up in 2013…
For the past year or so, local television stations nationwide — two in Indianapolis — have featured news stories about the supposedly scandalous state of football helmets in high schools and junior highs in their coverage areas.
Marijuana is casting an ever-thickening haze across NFL locker rooms, and it's not simply because more players are using it.
The NFL is reaching a critical point in navigating marijuana's tenuous relationship with what is being recognized, more and more, as the analgesic of choice for many of its players. "It's not, 'Let's go smoke a joint,''' retired NFL defensive lineman Marvin Washington, left, said. "It's, wha…
NEW YORK | Broken bones. Torn ligaments. Subpar performances.
INDIANAPOLIS | Doctors say Paul George's biggest battle is yet to come, and it may take a year or more before he returns to the Pacers lineup.
The Pacers' Paul George is taken off the court after he was injured during the USA Basketball Showcase game Friday in Las Vegas.
CHICAGO | When the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) issued its updated guidelines for the management of concussion last year, the organization received a dose of criticism in this space and the New York Times for being late to the game.
INDIANAPOLIS | While athletic trainers from across the country were here last week for the NATA’s 65th annual meeting, concussion dominated headlines nationwide.
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.
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…
The late Ted Williams is the best hitter (career .344) of my lifetime. By the time he was 80-years-old, though, he was compelled to enter Fenway Park on a July 1999 night as passenger on a golf cart. It had been nearly four decades since he had played his final game there, an episode eloquen…
A week from now, athletic trainers from across the country will gather in Indianapolis for the National Athletic Trainers’ Association’s 65th annual Clinical Symposia which runs June 25-28.
INDIANAPOLIS | A new study shows youth football players are diagnosed with fewer concussions than other injuries.
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.
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.
“Football is the most popular sport in the world,” reads the opening line in an article forwarded to me by Medscape last month.
NEW YORK | The NFL's concussion settlement popped back into the national consciousness Tuesday — and it's no closer to being resolved — just as the league was set for a big couple of weeks.
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