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Jury: NCAA not to blame in ex-USC football player's death

Nov. 22, 2022 22:19 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a verdict that could affect countless claims by athletes who sue sports organizations for head injuries, a Los Angeles jury on Tuesday rejected a lawsuit seeking $55 million by the widow of a former USC football player who said the NCAA failed to protect him from repeated...

Widow asks $55M from NCAA for ex-USC football player's death

Nov. 21, 2022 21:57 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Attorneys asked a jury Monday to award $55 million to the widow of a former USC football player in a landmark case accusing the NCAA of failing to protect him from repetitive head trauma that led to his death. Matthew Gee, a hard-hitting linebacker who was on...

Giants lose rookie receiver Wan'Dale Robinson to ACL injury

Nov. 21, 2022 12:09 PM EST

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — New York Giants rookie wide receiver Wan'Dale Robinson will miss the rest of the season after tearing an ACL during a loss to the Detroit Lions. Coach Brian Daboll announced the injury Monday, less than 24 hours after the second-round draft pick hurt...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Nov. 21, 2022 07:11 AM EST

Austin American-Statesman. November 16, 2022. Editorial: Texas medical marijuana program is a buzzkill It falls far short of potential to help Texans Nearly eight years after Texas first legalized medical marijuana, the state-run program remains plagued...

Youth hockey doctor charged in additional sex assault cases

Nov. 16, 2022 19:59 PM EST

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. (AP) — A doctor who police say has spent two decades providing medical assistance to youth hockey teams in Michigan and Minnesota faces 10 more charges of criminal sexual conduct after being accused by patients across Michigan, authorities said Wednesday. ...

Youth hockey doctor charged in multiple sex assault cases

Nov. 11, 2022 17:44 PM EST

A doctor who police say has spent two decades providing medical assistance to youth hockey teams in Michigan and Minnesota has been charged after patients in the Detroit area accused him of sexual assault. Zvi Levran was arraigned Friday in 47th District Court on multiple criminal...

Bills CB White eager to put rehab behind and resume playing

Nov. 02, 2022 19:46 PM EDT

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Still unsure as to exactly when he’ll make his season debut, Bills cornerback Tre’Davious White can identify the lowest point of his near yearlong rehab after blowing out his left knee. It was a few weeks after having surgery in December when White —...

FIFA doctor sees World Cup as showcase of concussion policy

Nov. 01, 2022 14:07 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — FIFA’s top doctor highlighted brain injuries in soccer as his top priority Tuesday ahead of a World Cup where teams can use an extra substitute if a player has a suspected concussion. “I joined FIFA to try and make a little bit of a difference and brain injuries...

Bowman cleared to return from concussion at NASCAR finale

Oct. 28, 2022 15:06 PM EDT

Alex Bowman will return for the NASCAR season finale after missing five races with a concussion suffered in a crash in the new Next Gen car. Hendrick Motorsports said Bowman will be back in the No. 48 Chevrolet next weekend at Phoenix Raceway, his home track. The team said the...

EXPLAINER: What's at stake in concussion case against NCAA?

Oct. 28, 2022 14:50 PM EDT

The NCAA has been defending itself in court against a lawsuit brought by a former college football player's widow, who accuses the governing body of being responsible for the concussions that led to her husband's death. Matthew Gee died at age 49 in 2018 from permanent brain damage...