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A collar might help prevent concussions in sports like soccer: Study

iStock/ThinkstockBY: DR. TAMBETTA OJONG(NEW YORK) — Team sports build character, teach discipline and keep your kids healthy, but for some sports, like soccer and football, they could also increase their risk of brain injuries. Helping to prevent these injuries, a new neck collar has shown promising results in protecting the brain.The specialized collar, developed by…read more »

Aly Raisman joins criticism of interim USA Gymnastics President Mary Bono

Monica Schipper/WireImage/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Olympian Aly Raisman joined the growing calls to oust new interim USA Gymnastics President Mary Bono — just three days after she was named to take over the floundering organization.Raisman, a two-time Olympian and three-time gold medalist, took to Twitter on Monday to support Kaylee Lorincz, a gymnast who alleged…read more »

Scoreboard roundup — 10/13/18

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Saturday’s sports events:AMERICAN LEAGUEHouston 7, Boston 2NATIONAL LEAGUEL.A. Dodgers 4, Milwaukee 3NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUEVegas 1, Philadelphia 0Edmonton 2, N.Y. Rangers 1Ottawa 5, L.A. Kings 1Boston 8, Detroit 2Carolina 5, Minnesota 4Toronto 4, Washington 2Tampa Bay 8, Columbus 2Vancouver 3, Florida 2Montreal 4, Pittsburgh 3Nashville 5, N.Y. Islanders…read more »

Colin Kaepernick among 8 honored at Harvard for contributions to black history

Colin Kaepernick/Twitter(SAN FRANCISCO) — Colin Kaepernick, who helped lead the San Francisco 49ers to a Super Bowl but made even bigger headlines protesting against social injustice, was among those honored on Thursday for their significant contributions to black history and culture. Kaepernick and comedian Dave Chappelle headlined a list of eight individuals who received the…read more »

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