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Stories with subject: Sports medicine
  • NBA union to investigate league's concussion protocol story has photos
    Updated: Jun-02-15 5:38 pm

    OAKLAND, California - When NBA union chief Michele Roberts watched Stephen Curry return to a game after his head slammed against the floor and he walked woozily to the locker room, she immediately took a closer look at the league's concussion protocols.

  • 49ers Bowman confident he'll return to top form post-injury 
    Updated: May-29-15 9:17 pm

    SANTA CLARA, California - NaVorro Bowman intercepted a pass in the end zone by quarterback Colin Kaepernick, and even in a late May practice it meant plenty. Even with his speed not quite the same thanks to a bulky brace he still wears to protect his surgically repaired left knee.

  • Panthers host 100 youth football moms to discuss safety 
    Updated: May-27-15 4:06 am

    CHARLOTTE, North Carolina - The Carolina Panthers are planning to host football moms to show them how to keep their aspiring players safe on the field, and to get some personal experience in what it's like to be in the game.

  • Not even helmets help pro bull riders stave off concussions story has photos
    Updated: May-22-15 3:27 pm

    SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - Kasey Hayes hopped on the bovine beast trapped in the narrow holding pen like he'd done hundreds of times. He adjusted a tight rope on his left hand, found his balance and signaled he was ready to dominate the bull for the next eight seconds - or, at least, hoped to.

  • Hinchcliffe out of intensive care as recovery continues story has photos
    Updated: May-20-15 3:18 pm

    INDIANAPOLIS - IndyCar driver James Hinchcliffe was been moved out of intensive care Wednesday, two days after surgery on his left thigh and pelvic area following a frightening crash during practice for the Indianapolis 500.

  • Stem cells still uncharted territory in sports story has photosstory has video
    Updated: May-18-15 2:50 am

    C.J. Nitkowski had nothing to lose in spring 2011. The rotator cuff in his left shoulder that he'd relied on during his decade as a major league pitcher was in tatters. He was 38 and his fastball traveled a Little League-worthy 50 mph.

  • In the NFL, helmet sensors are a sensitive issue story has photos
    Updated: May-16-15 9:38 am

    NEW ORLEANS - When big-money NFL careers are at stake, the use of impact-measuring sensors in football helmets isn't as routine as one might expect.

  • NFL's Nabel sees league as leader in player health, safety story has photos
    Updated: May-12-15 7:48 pm

    NEW YORK - The NFL's chief medical adviser believes the league's player health initiatives will lead to safer conditions for all sports.

  • Illinois preps body rolls out concussion-prevention projects 
    Updated: May-12-15 3:19 pm

    CHICAGO - With a potentially costly lawsuit looming over it, the governing body of prep sports in Illinois on Tuesday rolled out a series of concussion-prevention projects, including a new advisory council that has the son of a former Chicago Bear as a member.

  • Aging skiers bring new demands for sports medicine 
    Updated: May-08-15 11:38 am

    VAIL, Colorado - A few years ago, the National Ski Areas Association released numbers confirming the existence of something that many here have enjoyed contributing: an aging skier population.