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Brandon McCarthy of the Oakland A's. (Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

A’s McCarthy Encouraged With Progress From Head Surgery

Brandon McCarthy’s hair is growing back fast and that big scar on the right side of his head is hardly noticeable anymore.

09/28/2012

Brandon McCarthy #32 of the Oakland Athletics is taken out of the game by trainer Nick Paparesta (R) and manager Bob Melvin (2nd L) after McCarthy was hit in the head with a line drive off the bat of Erick Aybar #2 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the fourth inning at O.co Coliseum on September 5, 2012. Cliff Pennington #2 and Derek Norris #36 look on. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

A’s Trainer: McCarthy Walking, Could Head Home Soon

Oakland Athletics pitcher Brandon McCarthy has walked a few steps and is making encouraging progress in his recovery from surgery after getting hit in the head by a line drive last week.

09/10/2012

Brandon McCarthy #32 of the Oakland Athletics pitches against the Kansas City Royals in the first inning on August 15, 2012 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

A’s Trainer: McCarthy Still In ‘Life-Threatening’ Situation

Oakland Athletics pitcher Brandon McCarthy remained in a “life-threatening” situation in a Bay Area hospital two days after being hit in the head by a line drive.

09/07/2012

Brandon McCarthy #32 of the Oakland Athletics is taken out of the game by trainer Nick Paparesta (R) and manager Bob Melvin (2nd L) after McCarthy was hit in the head with a line drive off the bat of Erick Aybar #2 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the fourth inning at O.co Coliseum on September 5, 2012. Cliff Pennington #2 and Derek Norris #36 look on. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

A’s McCarthy Alert After Brain Surgery, No Timetable For Return

Oakland A’s pitcher Brandon McCarthy was alert after undergoing surgery for a skull fracture and brain contusion caused by a line drive, team officials said Friday.

09/07/2012

Deon Grant of the New York Giants is tended to by the Giants medical training staff. (Nick Laham/Getty Images)

SF 49ers Co-Owner Lauds New Technology Aimed At Limiting Concussions

Speaking at the Commonwealth Club, Dr. John York said the league hopes to have new technology in place by the beginning of next year.

08/30/2012

(CBS)

Teen Motorcycle Rider Killed, Passenger Hurt In San Jose Crash

Neither the man nor the woman were wearing helmets.

06/22/2012

Car Crash

Alameda 12-Year-Old Hit, Killed While Riding Bicycle

Teachers and students at an Alameda middle school are mourning the death of a 12-year-old student who was killed while riding his bike Monday afternoon.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–05/18/2011

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Daily Madden: NFL Players Making ‘Stupid’ Decisions On Gear

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – John Madden weighed in on new findings that many helmets being worn in the National Football League aren’t doing a good job at protecting against concussions. “Something like 45 percent of […]

CONNECT WITH KCBS–05/10/2011

John Madden (KCBS)

Daily Madden: The Football Helmet Debate

Best of John: The NFL is announcing new rules designed to protect players from helmet hits. And a Wall Street Journal article asks if it’s time to retire the football helmet. Madden weighs in on the debate.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–10/19/2010

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