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In this handout image provided by the NFL,  Paul Oliver of the San Diego Chargers poses for his 2010 NFL headshot in San Diego, California. (credit: NFL via Getty Images)

Oliver’s Family Sues NFL Over His Suicide

The wife and sons of former San Diego Chargers defensive back Paul Oliver sued the NFL for wrongful death, blaming sports-related concussions for his suicide last year.

09/24/2014

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Estimate: 3 In 10 NFL Retirees Face Cognitive Woes

Nearly three in 10 former NFL players will develop at least moderate neurocognitive problems and qualify for payments under the proposed $765 million concussion settlement.

09/12/2014

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NFL Says Concussions Dropped In 2013

The NFL said that concussions were down 13 percent from the previous year, and the number of concussions coming from helmet-to-helmet contact was down 23 percent.

09/04/2014

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7 Ex-NFL Players Appeal Terms Of Concussion Deal

Seven former professional football players have filed a court challenge to a tentative class action settlement of concussion claims that would cost the NFL at least $765 million.

07/23/2014

Ghana v USA: Group G - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

World Cup Concussion Protocol Criticized

World Cup organizers repeatedly failed to follow their own concussion or teach fans about the dangers of head injuries, concussion expert Chris Nowinski said Tuesday.

07/16/2014

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

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Judge Approves NFL Concussion Settlement

A federal judge granted preliminary approval to a landmark deal that would compensate thousands of former NFL players for concussion-related claims. The ruling came about two weeks after the NFL agreed to remove a $675 million cap on damages.

07/07/2014

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NCAA Suggests Contact Limits For Football Practice

The NCAA is suggesting that football teams hold no more than two contact practices per week during the season in guidelines that grew out of a safety and concussion summit early this year.

07/07/2014

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Judge Again Rejects Deal In NFL Concussion Cases

A federal judge in Philadelphia has again declined to approve deals for some of the retired players suing the NFL over concussions.

04/16/2014

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NFL Concussion Lawyer Expects Case To Heat Up Soon

The court fight over NFL concussions should heat up soon when a judge in Philadelphia weighs the fairness of the proposed $765 million settlement.

03/21/2014

High school football players celebrate. (credit: Tom Hauck /Allsport/Getty Images)

Study: Concussions Less Prevalent In Young Players

A new study shows that the youngest football players are less likely to suffer concussions. Researchers also found that the behavior of coaches has a direct correlation on the number of injuries.

02/19/2014

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NFL: 13 Percent Fewer Concussions In 2013

The NFL says the number of concussions in practices and games in the preseason and regular season dropped 13 percent from 2012 to 2013.

01/30/2014

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