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Former Detroit Tigers catcher Bill Freehan one of many ex-athletes feeling the long-term effects of concussions

At a recent birthday celebration in their Vinegar Flats neighborhood, Rick Freehan sat on a sofa next to his wife, Carole, and chatted about typical neighborhood topics. A sighting of …


Deaths from brain, heart problems higher for NFL than MLB

NFL players may be more likely to die from brain diseases and heart problems than Major League Baseball players but the reasons are unclear.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 8, 2017, 7:57 p.m.

Science Says: How repeated head blows affect the brain

As a new NFL season gets underway, here’s a look at what’s known – and what still needs to be learned – about the condition:


NFL Hall of Famer Paul Hornung sues helmet maker Riddell

Pro Football Hall of Famer and former Heisman Trophy winner Paul Hornung sued equipment manufacturer Riddell Inc. on Thursday, saying football helmets that he wore during his professional career in …


Steve Christilaw: Youngsters’ brains too valuable for headers in soccer

Sometimes the most important aspects of our character are how we deal with life after we begin to know better. In the past few years we’ve begun to understand the …


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 …


Veterans killed in train crash were war heroes

The four veterans killed when a freight train barreled into the parade float they were riding on were decorated military men who served on the front lines multiple times in …


Veterans killed in train crash were war heroes

The four veterans killed when a freight train barreled into the parade float they were riding on were decorated military men who served on the front lines multiple times in …


Cheerleading needs sports safety rules, docs say

CHICAGO (AP) — Cheerleading isn’t just jumping and waving pompoms — it has become as athletic and potentially as dangerous as a sport and should be designated one to improve …


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 …


Idaho looks at changing state concussion law

Athletics coaches and officials would be required to remove players from games who show signs of a concussion, according to a measure aimed at boosting protections for young athletes who …


Head injuries taken seriously in teen sports

It was a little over two years ago when the caller ID on my phone told me immediately something was wrong. It was the coach of my son’s soccer team. …


A play for safety

During football practice a few weeks ago C.J. Pier took a helmet-to-helmet hit to the head. The seventh-grade quarterback and wide receiver at Greenacres Middle School went down. He remembers …