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  • NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules

    CHICAGO (AP) — The NCAA agreed Tuesday to settle a class-action head-injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine …


  • 3 injured in 6th bull-run at Spain’s San Fermin

    PAMPLONA, Spain (AP) — Three Spanish men were injured Saturday as several thousand people tested their bravery by dashing alongside six fighting bulls through the slippery streets of Pamplona in …


  • 23 injured during stampede at Spanish bull run

    PAMPLONA, Spain (AP) — The penultimate bull run of Spain’s San Fermin festival left at least 23 people injured Saturday, when thrill-seekers fleeing the beasts were crushed at the narrow …


  • Cowboys player’s attorney: $500K bond excessive

    IRVING, Texas (AP) — Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman Josh Brent remained in custody Sunday on $500,000 bond, one day after being charged with intoxication manslaughter after what police said was …


  • How sweep it is: Giants finish off Tigers

    DETROIT (AP) — Kung Fu Panda, The Freak, The Beard and all their seed-throwing buddies are on top of baseball — again. They may be under the radar, unappreciated and …


  • Giants beat Tigers 4-3 in 10 innings for sweep

    DETROIT (AP) — Smart pitching. Clutch hitting. Sharp fielding. Plus an MVP Panda. All the right elements for a sweet World Series sweep for the San Francisco Giants.


  • Giants beat Tigers 4-3 in 10 innings for sweep

    DETROIT (AP) — Smart pitching. Clutch hitting. Sharp fielding. Plus an MVP Panda. All the right elements for a sweet World Series sweep for the San Francisco Giants.


  • NFL awarding $1.5 million in medical grants

    NEW YORK (AP) — NFL Charities is awarding more than $1.5 million in grants for sports-related medical research at 15 organizations, with nearly two-thirds of the money going to study …


  • Injured Tulane player still stable after surgery

    TULSA, Okla. (AP) — It’s still too early to know the long-term effects of the Tulane safety’s spinal injury, the school’s athletic director said Monday. Devon Walker was in stable …


  • Tulane player stable after surgery on spine

    TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Loved ones and teammates of a Tulane University football player who fractured his spine while making a tackle will face an agonizing wait to learn how …


  • Doctor: Surgery stabilizes Tulane player’s spine

    TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Tulane football player Devon Walker’s fractured spine was stabilized in a three-hour surgery Sunday, though it’s too soon to tell whether he will be paralyzed from …


  • Tulane safety remains stable after spine fracture

    TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Tulane safety Devon Walker remained in stable condition Sunday and will soon need surgery to repair the spine fracture he suffered while making a tackle during …


  • Tulane safety fractures spine in game in Tulsa

    TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Doctors say they will need to operate soon on Tulane safety Devon Walker, who is in stable condition after fracturing his spine in an apparent head-to-head …


  • Tulane safety fractures spine in game at Tulsa

    TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Tulane safety Devon Walker fractured his spine in a head-to-head collision with a teammate during a game in Tulsa, the team doctor said Saturday. Dr. Buddy …


  • Study: Brain disease deaths high in NFL veterans

    NEW YORK (AP) — A study of former NFL players finds they were unusually prone to dying from degenerative brain disease, the latest indication that repeated blows to the head …


  • NFL pledges $30 million for medical research

    NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL has pledged $30 million for medical research to the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health. Commissioner Roger Goodell announced Wednesday the donation to …


  • Mass. inmate sex-change ruling praised, condemned

    BOSTON (AP) — A ruling ordering Massachusetts prison officials to provide sex-reassignment surgery to an inmate is being praised by advocates as important recognition that the surgery is a legitimate …


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