It’s a real quandary for the NFL, which has marketed its brand of sanctioned mayhem for many a year. Now, the league is trying to ease away from the madness a bit, imposing heavier fines on players who deliver blows to the head. The unintended consequence may be more injuries to the knees of players as tacklers aim lower.
A season-ending injury to Houston Texan running back Arian Foster has also sidelined an IPO proposing to sell a stake in the football star’s future earnings.
All lanes of westbound Interstate Highway 580 in Livermore have reopened after a crash blocked lanes for around an hour, according to the California Highway Patrol.
A woman who was seriously injured when her car was hit by a dump truck on a busy thoroughfare in Fremont early Tuesday morning is expected to survive, police said.
The Oakland Raiders sustained a significant blow Wednesday with the news that starting left tackle Jared Veldheer will need surgery on his torn left triceps and will miss a significant portion of the upcoming season.
Cal Golden Bears safety Avery Sebastian was released from the hospital Tuesday, a day after he was injured in a hard collision during a scrimmage that had appeared to leave him immobilized.
Second-round pick Menelik Watson’s first practice of training camp lasted less than 30 minutes before the Oakland Raiders’ offensive lineman left the field after re-injuring a calf muscle in his left leg.
A Chicago law firm took steps to sue aircraft manufacturer Boeing Co. on behalf of 83 passengers from the Asiana Airlines flight that crash-landed in San Francisco.
Maria Sharapova has withdrawn from next week’s Bank of the West Classic at Stanford because of a left hip injury suffered during Wimbledon.
Oakland Athletics outfielder Yoenis Cespedes was unable to play Wednesday evening against the New York Yankees due to left hamstring tightness, and is unlikely to play Thursday as well.