• Did Training Environment Expose Gymnasts to Abuse?

    by Nancy Armour and Rachel Axon February 2017

    A former national team gymnast claims it was the "toxic" environment created by Bela and Martha Karolyi's unrelenting expectations that enabled Larry Nassar to befriend gymnasts he intended to abuse.

  • Study of Soccer Players Highlights Dementia Concerns

    by Charleston Gazette February 2017

    The degenerative damage potentially caused by repeated blows to the head in soccer has been highlighted by a rare study of brains of a small number of retired players who developed dementia.

  • Family of Drowning Victim Reaches Settlement

    by Courtney Cameron February 2017

    The family of Jonathan Proce, 21-year-old victim of cardiac arrest while underwater at Lyons Pool in Tompkinsville, N.Y., has reached a court settlement with the city for $600,000.

  • MSU Scrambles to Respond to Assault Allegations

    by Courtney Cameron February 2017

    Michigan State athletic director Mark Hollis has cancelled his trip planned in his capacity as NCAA Tournament selection committee chair. Hollis was expected to lead the committee from the road on a 12-day, cross-country expedition to watch college basketball games in 12 states.

  • Groups Urge California to Regulate Athletic Trainers

    by Jason Scott February 2017

    In an environment where more states are passing laws requiring practicing athletic trainers to be licensed, there’s one state that has an unusually low barrier to entry for would-be athletic trainers: California.

  • School District Sued for Ignoring Assault Video

    by Courtney Cameron February 2017

    A former student of Benton Harbor High School in Benton Harbor, Mich., has filed a federal lawsuit against the school district, superintendent, former principal and Title IX coordinator, alleging that the school protected star athlete Timothy Bell Jr. despite video evidence of assault.

  • NFL Concussion Settlement: Alums Urged to Get Tested

    by Dayton Daily News February 2017

    A federal judge Wednesday urged NFL retirees to register for a concussion settlement that could cost the league $1 billion over 65 years. About 22,000 retirees are encouraged to get baseline neurological testing. The league expects more than 6,000 to eventually be diagnosed with dementia or Alzheimer's disease.

  • Chickenpox Breakout Forces HS Hoops Cancellations

    by Travis Williams February 2017

    Multiple cases of chicken pox have led to the cancellation of boys basketball games at Auburn High School this week.

  • How to Avoid Overtraining in Fitness Routine

    by Angie Ferguson February 2017

    There is endless discussion these days about overtraining. The term has become so popular that some athletes believe that if they feel even just a little tired or fatigued over the course of a regular training cycle, that they must be overtraining.

  • NFLPA Head to Trump: Come See How 'Soft' Game Is

    by Ben Wolfgang February 2017

    The head of the NFL Players Association on Sunday mocked Donald Trump's claim that the league has gone soft in its effort to protect athletes from concussions.