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Stories with subject: Sports medicine
  • Judge in California dismisses soccer concussion lawsuit 
    Updated: Jul-17-15 8:20 pm

    SAN FRANCISCO - A federal judge in California dismissed a lawsuit alleging the U.S. Soccer Federation and other organizations had not done enough to reduce the risk of injury from concussions and repetitive "heading" of balls.

  • New study banning headers only part of stopping concussions 
    Updated: Jul-14-15 9:03 am

    AURORA, Colorado - A group of scientists checked a decade's worth of data about what causes concussions in high school soccer. Their conclusion: While a ban on heading would help decrease head injuries, what the game really needs is better enforcement of rules restricting all sorts of player-to-player contact.

  • Rough play is riskier than heading in youth soccer: Study story has photos
    Updated: Jul-13-15 1:46 pm

    CHICAGO - Heading takes the heat in youth soccer, but limiting rough play might be a better way to prevent concussions and other injuries, a nine-year study of U.S. high school games suggests.

  • Indianapolis football player dies after medical emergency 
    Updated: Jul-09-15 3:45 pm

    INDIANAPOLIS - An Indianapolis school district says a high school football player has died after experiencing a medical emergency during practice.

  • Russian hockey rocked as team doctor alleges coach beat him 
    Updated: Jul-09-15 11:42 am

    MOSCOW - Russia's champion ice hockey team SKA St. Petersburg has been rocked by allegations that its head coach punched and kicked the team doctor, leaving him badly hurt.

  • WWE seeking to block concussion-related lawsuits 
    Updated: Jul-01-15 10:41 pm

    HARTFORD, Connecticut - World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. is asking a federal judge to block lawsuits by former wrestlers who claim they have suffered long-term health problems from concussions they received in the ring.

  • Collision again raises issue of concussions in World Cup 
    Updated: Jul-01-15 2:41 am

    MONTREAL - Germany coach Silvia Neid said forward Alexandra Popp did not have a concussion after banging heads with U.S. midfielder Morgan Brian in the first half of the women's World Cup semifinal.