Concussions

Alvaro Pereira of Uruguay receives treatment during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Uruguay and England at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 19, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (credit: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

3 Reasons Why FIFA Needs To Pay More Attention To Concussions

To many-a-fan’s dismay, some players were noticeably ‘out of it’ and even collapsed after sustaining a head injury during play. While getting injured is something that can happen in any sport, certain protocols need to be followed to ensure player safety.

07/11/2014

In this 2008 photo former Stanford quarterback Trent Edwards suffers a concussion while playing for the Buffalo Bills. (Donald Miralle/Getty Images)

Judge Approves New NFL Concussion Settlement

A federal judge has granted preliminary approval to a deal that would compensate former NFL players for concussion-related claims.

07/07/2014

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Daily Madden: High School Football Practice Limits Need More Study

A bill awaiting Governor Brown’s signature would place strict limits on high school football practice.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–07/01/2014

Starting pitcher Beau Orlando #10 of Pearland, Texas pitches against Waipahu, Hawaii on August 28, 2010 in South Willamsport, Pennsylvania. Waipahu won the United States Championship 10-0. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

Daily Madden: Reducing Curveball Pitching For Young Arms; Youth Concussions

A new report on the growing numbers of torn ligaments and the resulting surgeries among Major League Baseball pitchers is raising some eyebrows among youth baseball coaches and parents.

05/29/2014

Michael Griffin #33 of the Tennessee Titans hits Mychal Rivera #81 of the Oakland Raiders during the second quarter at O.co Coliseum on November 24, 2013 in Oakland, California. Griffin was penalized for the helmet-to-helmet hit. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

KCBS Sports Fans: Earth to NFL – Time To Get Serious

KCBS News Anchor Stan Bunger (who along with KCBS Sports Anchor Steve Bitker are the on-air duo known as KCBS Sports Fans) offers his unique sports analysis.    (KCBS) – Let’s not kid ourselves here: football is dangerous, and the […]

11/25/2013

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Daily Madden: Record Prices For World Series Tickets

Paying $1,100 for a bleacher seat or more than $20,000 for a pair of tickets in the first row of Fenway Park – prices for Wednesday’s Game 6 of the World Series are selling for record prices.

10/30/2013

In this 2008 photo former Stanford quarterback Trent Edwards suffers a concussion while playing for the Buffalo Bills. (Donald Miralle/Getty Images)

Daily Madden: No Easy Fixes To NFL’s Concussion Problem

The NFL concussion dilemma will be highlighted again this week with the release of “League of Denial: The NFL Concussion Crisis.”

CONNECT WITH KCBS–10/03/2013

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49ers Hall Of Famer Addresses Concussions In Santa Clara Conference

Concussions in sports were addressed at a conference at Santa Clara University on Thursday, with San Francisco 49ers legend Ronnie Lott as one of the main speakers.

09/12/2013

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NFL To Spend $765M To Settle Concussion Lawsuits

The NFL agreed to pay more than three-quarters of a billion dollars to settle lawsuits from thousands of former players who developed dementia or other concussion-related brain disorders they say were caused by the very on-field violence that fueled the game’s rise to popularity and profit.

08/29/2013

An injured 49er is attended to on the field. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

HealthWatch: New Sports Guidelines Suggest Individualized Concussion Care

The American Academy of Neurology said athletes shouldn’t resume playing until they’ve been fully evaluated and cleared by a doctor or other professional with concussion expertise.

03/18/2013

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