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FILE - In this Nov. 22, 2019, file photo, Atlanta Hawks forward Chandler Parsons (31) passes the ball during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons in Detroit. Parsons' attorneys say the Hawks forward suffered “severe and permanent injuries

Attorneys say Hawks' Parsons has career-threatening injuries

Jan. 20, 2020 4:32 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Chandler Parsons' attorneys say the Atlanta Hawks forward suffered “severe and permanent injuries" in a car wreck last week that could jeopardize his career. Attorneys John Morgan and Nick Panagakis of the firm Morgan & Morgan say the injuries Parsons suffered in Wednesday's crash...

Defense Secretary Mark Esper speaks during a joint news conference with Japan's Defense Minister Taro Kono at the Pentagon in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Eleven US troops flown to medical centers after Iran strike

Jan. 17, 2020 5:04 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Eleven U.S. troops were flown out of Iraq for evaluation of concussion-like symptoms in the days following an Iranian missile strike that President Donald Trump had said caused no harm to American forces, officials said Friday. The Pentagon's chief spokesman, Jonathan Hoffman, said...

FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2012, file photo, former NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue arrives at an attorney's office in Washington. Former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue has made the Pro Football Hall of Fame in his fifth attempt.
Tagliabue and former New York Giants general manager George Young made it as contributors. Ex-Dallas Cowboys safety Cliff Harris and former Cleveland receiver Mac Speedie completed the centennial class announced Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. The class of 10 senior candidates, three contributors and two coaches are part of the hall's celebration of the NFL's 100th season. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)

Column: Tagliabue in Hall of Fame despite head injury issue

Jan. 15, 2020 4:08 PM EST

The NFL of the 1990s was a different animal than it is today, which explains at least somewhat the creation under Paul Tagliabue’s watch of something laughably called the Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Committee. What is harder to explain is why Tagliabue put a rheumatologist with no expertise in head...

Seattle Seahawks' Jadeveon Clowney (90) hits Philadelphia Eagles' Carson Wentz (11) during the first half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

NFL doctor calls Wentz 'heroic' for reporting concussion

Jan. 9, 2020 7:18 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The NFL's chief medical officer called Carson Wentz “heroic” for reporting his concussion during Philadelphia's playoff loss and disputed the notion the league's system failed the Eagles quarterback. “I think what Carson Wentz did is heroic and should be highlighted...

FILE - In this Wednesday, May 29, 2019, file photo, a young child is carried from the stands after being injured by a foul ball off the bat of Chicago Cubs' Albert Almora Jr. during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros, in Houston. A 2-year-old girl struck by a foul ball during a Houston Astros game at Minute Maid Park continues to receive anti-seizure medication seven months after suffering a brain injury that could leave her at risk of seizures for life, an attorney for her family said. In a report posted Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020 Richard Mithoff told the Houston Chronicle that the child's brain injury is permanent.. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

Attorney: Toddler's brain injury from foul ball is permanent

Jan. 7, 2020 7:03 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A 2-year-old girl struck by a foul ball during a Houston Astros game at Minute Maid Park continues to receive anti-seizure medication seven months after suffering a brain injury that could leave her at risk of seizures for life, an attorney for her family said. In a report posted Tuesday,...

Seattle Seahawks' Jadeveon Clowney (90) hits Philadelphia Eagles' Carson Wentz (11) during the first half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Eagles wonder 'what if?' after Wentz knocked out with injury

Jan. 6, 2020 9:46 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Carson Wentz waited four years to make his first playoff start. The Eagles' franchise QB took only eight snaps before he ended another postseason on the sidelines. Wentz was speared in the back of the head on a helmet-to-helmet hit from Seahawks defensive end Jadeveon Clowney — a...

FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016, file photo, United States' Helen Louise Maroulis celebrates after winning the gold medal during the women's 53-kg freestyle wrestling competition at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Maroulis was one of the most celebrated Olympians in 2016 when she became the first American to win a gold medal in women’s wrestling, and she was expected to be one of the faces of the sport in Tokyo in 2020. She still might be if she’s able to qualify. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, File)

Maroulis back on track in bid to go for more gold in Tokyo

Jan. 2, 2020 2:20 PM EST

Helen Maroulis was one of the most celebrated Olympians in 2016 when she became the first American woman to win a gold medal in wrestling. She was expected to be one of the faces of the sport in Tokyo this year. She still might be if she can qualify. That’s far from a certainty after a tumultuous two years...

Chiefs among playoff-bound teams with injury concerns

Dec. 29, 2019 9:33 PM EST

The Kansas City Chiefs will hope for good news about their depleted secondary during their first-round playoff bye week. Safety Juan Thornhill suffered a knee injury in Kansas City's victory Sunday over the Los Angeles Chargers, which coupled with New England's loss to Miami gave the Chiefs the No. 2 seed in the...

Pederson says Grugier-Hill hiding concussion was 'selfish'

Dec. 13, 2019 2:07 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia Eagles coach Doug Pederson says it was a “selfish act” for linebacker Kamu Grugier-Hill to hide concussion symptoms from the team's medical staff during a game at Miami on Dec. 1. Grugier-Hill said Thursday that he told doctors he hurt his shoulder on the...

In this Nov. 26, 2019, photo skier Biff Stulgis stands at the base of Sugarbush Resort in Warren, Vt. Stulgis said he started wearing a helmet about 15 years ago after he hit a tree. A study of ski injuries in New Hampshire and Vermont over an eight-year period found that skiers wearing helmets were less likely to have skull fractures, but were more likely to suffer severe injuries including bleeding in the brain. (AP Photo/Lisa Rathke)

Study warns helmets don’t offer full protection on slopes

Nov. 28, 2019 8:30 AM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — For several years now, it has been almost de rigueur for skiers and snowboarders to strap on a helmet amid rising concerns about safety on the slopes. But a new study caution that helmets cannot protect skiers from all head injuries. Two trauma surgeons studied data of seriously...