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NFL, players agree to end 'race-norming' in $1B settlement

Oct. 21, 2021 01:05 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The NFL and lawyers for thousands of retired NFL players have reached an agreement to end race-based adjustments in dementia testing in the $1 billion settlement of concussion claims, according to a proposed deal filed Wednesday in federal court. The...

QBs, big names plentiful among injured early in NFL season

Oct. 15, 2021 18:42 PM EDT

About a third of the starting quarterbacks have already missed time because of injuries, and Richard Sherman’s return to the NFL was hastened by Tampa Bay’s need at cornerback. And now Sherman is hurt. There are big names aplenty among the...

The Latest: Bills-Chiefs return from halftime weather delay

Oct. 10, 2021 23:16 PM EDT

The Latest on Week 5 in the NFL (all times EDT): 11:15 p.m. The Bills-Chiefs showdown at Arrowhead Stadium resumed after a weather delay of about an hour with Buffalo leading 24-13 to start the second half. About half the crowd of...

Lawmakers will hear testimony on dozens of health care bills

Oct. 10, 2021 14:02 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — State lawmakers are planning to host a virtual public hearing Tuesday to take testimony on dozens of health care related bills The Joint Committee on Financial Services will hear from supporters and opponents on a slew of bills from legislation intended to...

4th Aussie rules football player had CTE before death

Oct. 08, 2021 22:44 PM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The former captain of a championship-winning team in Australian rules football has become the fourth league player to be posthumously diagnosed with a debilitating neurological disease linked to head trauma and concussions. Murray Weideman,...

New York high school football player dies after head injury

Sep. 21, 2021 15:26 PM EDT

CARTHAGE, N.Y. (AP) — A high school football player has died after sustaining a head injury during a weekend game, the 14-year-old's father said on social media. “We all prayed for a miracle to happen for you to be saved. Sadly, the damage was just too much,” Jason...

Freehan, catcher on 1968 champion Detroit Tigers, dies at 79

Aug. 19, 2021 14:39 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Bill Freehan, an 11-time All-Star catcher with the Detroit Tigers and key player on the 1968 World Series championship team, died Thursday at age 79. The Tigers honored Freehan with a moment of silence and photos and video on the Comerica Park scoreboard...