Wednesday, March, 30, 2016
City Reaches Settlement in Splash Pad Sewage Case
A dispute over a 2013 splash pad renovation could be drawing to an end as Traverse City, Mich., commissioners accepted a settlement for $300,000. The city blamed the firm Hamilton Anderson Associates for design flaws that led to water contaminated with sewage to rain down on children.
Tuesday, March, 29, 2016
NHL Discussed Link Between Fights, Concussions
In recently unsealed emails, top NHL officials discussed possible links between fights, concussions and the deaths of three former players who died either due to suicide or drug overdose.
Wednesday, March, 23, 2016
Eye-Tracking Device May Help Concussion Diagnoses
As concerns about concussions and head injuries continue to dominate the discussion when it comes to sports at all levels, businesses are flocking to find ways to prevent, treat and diagnose the condition in hopes of improving outcomes.
Tuesday, March, 22, 2016
Athletic Trainer, AED Save Athlete After Collapse
Caleb Perkins, an athlete at Revere High School in Ohio, collapsed and went into full cardiac arrest during track practice on Friday afternoon. The combined quick thinking by a coach and athletic trainer, and the use of an AED (automated external defibrillator) may have saved his life.
Monday, March, 21, 2016
HS Athletic Director Investigated for Theft
A Minnesota high school athletic director is on unpaid leave, facing allegations of theft of more than $100,000 in athletic ticket sales.
Thursday, March, 17, 2016
Lawsuit: Concussion Protocol Missteps Led to Paralysis
The family of a former football player at Belt High School in Montana filed a lawsuit this week, claiming negligence in a series of events that has left him paralyzed.
Tuesday, March, 15, 2016
NFL Exec: Link Exists Between Football, Brain Diseases
For the first time, a high-ranking NFL official admitted that there is a link between the head trauma produced in football and degenerative brain diseases like chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).
Monday, March, 14, 2016
Redskins Reveal Unique Feature in Stadium Design
When the Washington Redskins eventually leave FedEx Field for greener pastures (a new stadium), that stadium will reportedly have a feature more familiar to medieval castles than to modern football stadiums: a moat.
Thursday, March, 10, 2016
Bill Would Bar State Funds for Athletic Facilities
Lawmakers in Kansas are developing a bill that would give the state the ability to deny financial help to certain building projects at school districts. The legislation would create a state panel to review construction proposals, and only projects related directly to student instruction would be approved.
Tuesday, March, 08, 2016
Incorrect Court Impacts HS Basketball Championships
The Macon Coliseum hosted the Georgia High School Association’s basketball championships last Thursday through Saturday on a court that wasn’t set up according to regulations.
Friday, January, 19, 2018
AB Today This Week: Jan. 15 to Jan. 19
We made it to the end of another week. Congratulations, everybody.
Friday, January, 12, 2018
AB Today This Week Jan. 8 to Jan. 12
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Friday, January, 05, 2018
AB Today This Week: Jan. 2 to Jan. 5
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Friday, December, 22, 2017
AB Today This Week: Dec. 18 to Dec. 22
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Friday, December, 15, 2017
AB Today This Week: Dec. 11 to Dec. 15
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Here’s a look at some of the stories that AB’s editorial staff found interesting this week:
First, $1.75 million for hurricane relief and a rivalry renewed. We like this.
Kudos to all of the other programs participating in these fun events for a worthy cause!
Now, to the news highlights…
- Good news for the turf industry as another study indicates that recycled rubber synthetic turf infill poses no health risks.
- Upscale gym Equinox got hit with separate lawsuits: one by a former member alleging a yoga instructor sexually assaulted him, another claiming a personal trainer drove a man to injury.
- High school coaches in hot water over behavior that crosses the line. A longtime track coach was axed after making an inappropriate joke, and a cheer coach was fired for text communication with a student (though she claims her firing was retaliatory after she reported the athletic director for sexual harassment).
- Also, be sure to check out our club columnist Rob on how focusing on customer service helped turn the tide for his business.
Elsewhere on the internet…
- Sports Illustrated: Football in America: Chicago—Where Traditions Are Born, Revived and Obsessed Over
- ESPN: Gaffes, TV ratings concerns dominated as NFL, players forged anthem peace
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