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Jul 20

Reading - The many crimes of Mel Hall: He was a flamboyant player, a charismatic coach, and a sexual predator

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Reading - Thunder uncertain of whether or not to wear jersey patch commemorating Seattle’s lone NBA title -

I’m going to go with No!

Reading - Seattle Sounders made Xander Bailey's wish come true and it's beautiful - | FOX Soccer Blog | FOX Soccer on MSN | FOX Sports on MSN -

Well done Sounders!

Jul 19

Even Mild Concussions Can be a Problem

Even Mild Concussions Can be a Problem

According to a recent study, parents should be concerned about even mild concussions.

Initially, those with concussions had thinking and memory test scores that were 25 percent lower than those in healthy people. One year after injury, however, while the scores for those with and without concussions were similar, those who had had brain injuries still had evidence of brain damage on imaging…

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Jul 18

Watching the Tour

Tour Pack

I’ll admit it, watching a bike race in person probably isn’t the most exciting thing in the world. I imagine it would be difficult to really know what is going on, and to even identify who is who as they simply race past you. My experiences spectating at smaller aces like the one above, obviously are no comparison to watching the finish of a Tour De France stage. So, I wasn’t exactly shocked that

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Jul 16

Reading - MLB strikes out with no Tony Gwynn tributes or mentions in All-Star Game

Jul 14

Head Injuries at the World Cup

Head Injuries at the World Cup

There has been some criticism of FIFA after players suffering from what certainly appeared to be pretty significant concussions were allowed to continue playing after a very minimal evaluation. Given what happened to Christoph Kramer during the final, I don’t believe this criticism is going away any time soon.

“I can’t really remember much of the game,” he told the German newspaper Die Welt (as…

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Jul 13

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Wisconsin Recruit to Take Leave for Depression

Wisconsin Recruit to Take Leave for Depression

I have to give a lot of credit to Jaden Gault for having the courage to get help for his depressionand putting off playing football for Wisconsin while he does so. Not only is seeking help as a young make a difficult thing to do, but in the macho culture of college football, where plenty of kids wind up playing through injury and illness “for the good of the team”, it’s good to have a kid and a…

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