• How To Protect Athletes and Fans From Lightning Strikes

    by Dennis Van Milligen July 2015

    It was 1996, but Bob Dugan remembers it like it was yesterday. Soccer referee John Wade, after being alerted by a weather-detection system that a storm was on its way, removed fourth- and fifth-grade kids from the field of play. Once the storm passed, they resumed activity at Northeast Park in Park Ridge, Ill. The belief was that the storm had moved over Lake Michigan approximately 45 miles away. But instead, the storm came back, and a lightning strike killed the 20-year-old referee.

  • Myth of Success Surrounds Tommy John Surgery

    by Matt Porter, Palm Beach Post (Florida) June 2015

    There is little reason to expect that Marlins ace Jose Fernandez, beginning with his return to the majors Thursday against the San Francisco Giants, won't become the next high-profile Tommy John success story.

  • Soccer Concussions in Spotlight Once Again

    by Stuart Goldman June 2015

    With soccer on the minds of many as the U.S. women’s national soccer team gets ready to take on Germany on Tuesday in the semifinals of the FIFA Women’s World Cup, the topic of concussions in soccer also is heating up.

  • Utah State Athletes Injured in Crash Upgraded to Stable

    by Kyle Goon, The Salt Lake Tribune June 2015

    It was the hardest call Matt Wells has ever had to make. And he had to make it four different times. When the Utah State football coach called the parents of players who were seriously injured in a car collision on Friday afternoon, he didn't have much more information than they did.

  • Non-Contact Football Camp Focuses On Technique

    by Michael Readling, The Palm Beach Post June 2015

    Two of the most important things when it comes to playing football are tackling correctly and staying hydrated. Unfortunately, when it comes to football camps and practices, those are also two of the least exciting parts of the game.

  • High School Girls at Greater Risk for Overuse Injuries

    by Laura Godlewski June 2015

    A study completed by researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center found that high school girls are at a much higher risk for overuse injuries in sports than their male counterparts.

  • Injured Prep Wrestler Suffers Stroke, Placed in Coma

    by Malik Perkins, Dayton Daily News June 2015

    Doctors placed a Fairmont High School wrestler in a medically induced coma after he reportedly suffered a stroke following an accident in practice.

  • Wrestler Suffers Life-Threatening Head, Neck Injuries

    by John Cummings, Dayton Daily News June 2015

    Ahmad Doucet had been preparing to battle at the Junior National Duals team tournament in Tulsa, Okla., this week. Now he is fighting for his life.

  • City Opts to Stick with Synthetic Turf, Ditch Crumb Rubber

    by Eric Bradley June 2015

    Long Beach may join other cities and organizations in spurning artificial turf fields cushioned with crumbs of recycled tires because of concerns about the potential health effects they could have on children.

  • Former Tennis Coach Admits to Sexting Teen Player

    by Cat Coyle, The Philadelphia Inquirer June 2015

    A former tennis coach at a Main Line girls' school pleaded guilty Wednesday to corruption charges for sending suggestive texts to a 15-year-old player on his team in 2013.