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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

Tim Brown #81 of the Oakland Raiders rests as he soaks in the sunshine against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during Super Bowl XXXVII on January 26, 2003 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California. The Buccaneers defeated the Raiders 48-21. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Daily Madden: Tim Brown’s ‘Weird’ Super Bowl Allegations

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – Former Oakland Raiders wide receiver Tim Brown is claiming former coach Bill Callahan sabotaged Oakland’s chances of winning the Super Bowl ten years ago by making late changes in the game […]

CONNECT WITH KCBS–01/23/2013

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HealthWatch: Study Links Concussions To Permanent Brain Damage

In the biggest study of its kind, researchers at Boston University analyzed the brains of deceased athletes and veterans (all of who had history of repeated head trauma), and found more than 80 percent had signs of CTE, or Traumatic Brain Encephalopathy.

12/03/2012

Jahvid Best #44 of the Detroit Lions runs for a 36 yard gain after a short pass from quarterback Matthew Stafford #9 during the NFL game against the San Francisco 49ers at Ford Field on October 16, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan. The 49ers defeated the Lions 25-19. (Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Daily Madden: Jahvid Best Honored For His Battle With Concussions

Former Cal star and Detroit Lions running back Jahvid Best was honored Tuesday with the NFL’s Ed Block Courage award for his “steadfast dedication and determination” in trying to return to the field after suffering two more concussions last season. Best hasn’t played since game six last year, and is sidelined through this season.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–11/28/2012

Quarterback Robert Griffin III #10 of the Washington Redskins is attended to after taking a hard hit against the Atlanta Falcons in the third quarter at FedExField on October 7, 2012 in Landover, Maryland. Robert Griffin III left the game after the hit. (Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Daily Madden: RG3 Needs To Learn To Protect Himself

Washington Redskins rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III was cleared for practice this week after suffering a concussion in Sunday’s loss to the Falcons. He left the game after he was hit hard when running with the ball near the sideline.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–10/10/2012

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