Sports medicine

April 11, 2018 - 11:34 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court will decide whether the widow of a former University of Notre Dame football player can sue the school and the NCAA over allegations her husband was disabled by concussions from his college career in the 1970s. Steve Schmitz was suffering from dementia...
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April 11, 2018 - 11:12 am
BOSTON (AP) — In the five years since the Boston Marathon bombing, medical science has made promising advances in amputations and artificial limbs, in part because of lessons learned from the victims and research dollars made available as a result of the attack. Some of the 17 people who lost limbs...
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April 05, 2018 - 1:52 pm
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on the Larry Nassar sexual abuse case (all times local): 1:50 p.m. Michigan has permanently revoked the medical license of disgraced former sports doctor Larry Nassar — a formality that would keep the former Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics doctor...
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March 26, 2018 - 8:07 pm
SYDNEY (AP) — Australian rugby stars Ian Roberts and Peter FitzSimons and former NFL player Colin Scotts have agreed to donate their brains to a new Global Brain Bank so they can be examined for signs of traumatic injury. The international research network will work with the Boston-based Concussion...
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March 22, 2018 - 12:08 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Oakland right-hander Jharel Cotton has had Tommy John surgery to repair a torn ulnar collateral ligament his pitching elbow. The Athletics say Texas Rangers team physician Dr. Keith Meister operated Wednesday at Arlington, Texas. Cotton is to remain in Arlington until Saturday...
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March 20, 2018 - 6:41 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Jets linebacker Dylan Donahue recently checked himself into a treatment facility after being arrested for driving under the influence for the second time in less than a year. The 25-year-old Donahue was arrested and charged with drunken driving early on Feb. 26 after he drove the...
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FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2012, file photo, former New York Jets defensive end Mark Gastineau speaks during halftime of an NFL football game between the Jets and the Houston Texans in East Rutherford, N.J. Gastineau made an emotional plea to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to help former players like him who are dealing with football-related health issues. Gastineau says during a radio interview Thursday night, March 8, 2018, that he wants ailing players to be “treated right” by the NFL. The 61-year-old Gastineau announced last year that he was diagnosed with dementia, Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
March 09, 2018 - 10:01 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Mark Gastineau made an emotional plea to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to help him and former players who are dealing with what he claims are football-related health issues. The former New York Jets star said during a radio interview on 710 WOR Radio in New York that aired Thursday...
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FILE - This Aug. 9, 2014 file photo shows an NFL logo on a goal post pad before a preseason NFL football game between the Detroit Lions and the Cleveland Browns at Ford Field in Detroit. The NFL Players Association has created a medical guide for players, a 107-page reference book written by scientific professionals with extensive material on concussion detection, treatment and the league's game-day protocol for head injuries. The union's inaugural "health playbook" was distributed electronically to NFLPA members this week. (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski, File)
March 01, 2018 - 4:51 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The NFL Players Association has created a medical guide for players, a 107-page reference book written by scientific professionals with extensive material on concussion detection, treatment and the league's game-day protocol for head injuries. The union's inaugural "health...
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FIFA medical committee chairman Michel D'Hooghe poses after an interview with The Associated Press outside World Cup meetings in Sochi, Russia on Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018. World Cup finalists have been informed the use of video replays will be extended to team doctors to assist the diagnosis of concussions. FIFA’s top medical official told The Associated Press that a second team doctor will be allowed access to match footage to evaluate injuries in real time to supplement any on-field diagnosis. (AP Photo/Rob Harris)
February 27, 2018 - 1:24 pm
SOCHI, Russia (AP) — World Cup teams have been told video replays will be extended to their doctors to assist the diagnosis of injuries, including concussions. FIFA's top medical official told The Associated Press that a second team doctor will be allowed access to match footage to evaluate...
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February 20, 2018 - 3:37 pm
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University has announced the departure of its longtime vice president for legal affairs as it deals with fallout over a disgraced sports doctor who sexually assaulted female athletes. The East Lansing school announced Tuesday that Bob Noto was retiring,...
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