• HS Football Player Dies After Collapsing in Practice

    by Post & Courier August 2016

    A South Carolina high school football player died after collapsing at practice, Lexington County officials confirmed Thursday. Coroner Helen Fisher said Lewis N. Simpkins, 14, of Lexington, was pronounced dead Wednesday night at Lexington Medical Center.

  • NCAA Part of $1.2M Settlement in Wrongful Death Suit

    by Stuart Goldman August 2016

    The NCAA and other defendants in a wrongful death lawsuit will pay $1.2 million in a settlement with the parents of a college football player who died in 2011 from a head injury suffered in practice.

  • Examining Effects of CTE on Young Athletes

    by Naples Daily News August 2016

    An estimated 4 million athletes in the United Sates experience sports-related concussions each year, and the incidence of subconcussive trauma is far more extensive.

  • Does Your HS Athlete Suffer from "Text Neck?"

    by Jason Scott August 2016

    As the fall sports season gets underway for high schools across the country this month, many may suffer from problems or pain caused by poor posture.

  • Opinion: Despite Dangers, Kickoffs Belong in NFL

    by Paul Woody August 2016

    Nothing about football is safe. As players have gotten bigger, stronger and faster, the game has moved from a collision sport to something close to a car wreck on almost every play. The NFL constantly tries to make the game safer, but it borders on a losing proposition. Players give little thought to their bodies or future once they take the field.

  • Field Conditions Force Hall of Fame Game Cancellation

    by Zak Keefer August 2016

    The NFL season didn’t kick off Sunday night after all. Poor field conditions at Tom Benson Stadium prompted the cancellation of the NFL’s annual Hall of Fame Game on Sunday night in Canton. Thus the Indianapolis Colts and Green Bay Packers will play four only preseason games, like every other team.

  • Prep School Suspends Football, Cites Falling Numbers

    by Ward Gossett August 2016

    Tennessee Christian Prep was preparing for its second varsity football season, but the Cleveland school's administration decided Thursday night to put the program on hold for at least a year because of diminishing numbers.

  • Science, Safety Measures Change Football Practice

    by Al Lesar August 2016

    Remember the salt tablets that were supposed to guard against dehydration? Infrequent water breaks? Heavy uniforms?

  • Changes to Olympic Boxing Raise Safety Concern

    by Martin Rogers August 2016

    Several rule alterations by the International Boxing Association (AIBA) have been introduced for the Rio Olympics, all intended to restore boxing to something resembling prominence at the Games.

  • Study: Rio's Waterways Still Contaminated, Risky

    by Jenny Barchfield August 2016

    Just days ahead of the Olympic Games the waterways of Rio de Janeiro are as filthy as ever, contaminated with raw human sewage teeming with dangerous viruses and bacteria, according to a 16-month-long study commissioned by the Associated Press.