Tuesday, April, 19, 2016
Family Gets Nearly $18M in Baylor Stadium Death Suit
After six hours of deliberation, a jury awarded $17.72 million to the family of a construction worker who drowned while working on a pedestrian bridge to Baylor University’s McLane Stadium in 2014.
Monday, April, 18, 2016
Air Duct Accident Closes Fitness Center Pool
The pool area at Choice Fitness Center in Grand Forks, N.D., was closed over the weekend after a 60-foot section of a heating and cooling air duct fell from the ceiling.
Thursday, April, 14, 2016
HS Girls' Swim Club Hires Stripper for Team Banquet
The synchronized swimming club at Roosevelt High School in Des Moines, Iowa, made waves last week when it hired a male stripper to perform at an off-campus facility during a team banquet.
Wednesday, April, 13, 2016
NBA Could Approve Jersey Ads for 2017-'18 Season
A vote among NBA owners scheduled to take place this week may allow for advertisements on NBA jerseys, according to ESPN.
Monday, April, 11, 2016
Man Falls from Escalator at Miller Park
During the ninth inning of Saturday’s Milwaukee Brewers game, a 30-year-old man fell from an escalator and landed on the roof of a concourse merchandise shop.
Tuesday, April, 05, 2016
Mother of Son with Autism Sues for Locker Room Access
The city of Detroit was recently compelled to change its policy regarding recreation center locker rooms after being sued for discrimination by the mother of a boy with autism.
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.
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
Happy Friday! You made it to the end of the week, congratulations!
Friday, January, 05, 2018
AB Today This Week: Jan. 2 to Jan. 5
Hello and welcome to the first AB Today This Week of 2018! Here’s to another great year in the industry.
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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Friday, December, 08, 2017
AB Today This Week: Dec. 4 to Dec. 8
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Friday, December, 01, 2017
AB Today This Week: Nov. 27 to Dec. 1
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Friday, November, 17, 2017
AB Today This Week: Nov. 13 to Nov. 17
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Friday, November, 03, 2017
AB Today This Week: Oct. 30 to Nov. 3
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Friday, October, 27, 2017
AB Today This Week: Oct. 23 to 27
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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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