Okla. House Votes Down Expansion of Youth-Concussion Law

The bill would have required mandatory annual concussion training for coaches and established penalties for school officials who didn't follow the provisions of the state's youth-concussion law.


Brains of Football Players Don't Fully Recover During Offseason, Study Finds

Some football players' brains may not fully recover from hits endured even after six months of no-contact rest during the offseason, suggests a new study published in the open-access journal PLOS ONE.


Once-Concussed Teenagers Found to Be at Higher Risk for Bullying, Suicide

The findings, from a study conducted in Ontario, Canada, call for doctors and school personnel to be more aware of the behavioral problems that may result from traumatic brain injuries such as concussions.


Higher-Income Youth-Athletes Found More Likely to Suffer Overuse Injuries

Youth-athletes from higher-income families are 68 percent more likely to suffer serious overuse injuries compared to lower-income athletes, according to a new study.


Sports Surgeon Warns Against Year-Round Baseball for Youth-Athletes

Dr. James Andrews suggested in an interview that year-round baseball is the No. 1 cause for the rise in baseball pitchers of all ages undergoing Tommy John surgery.


Coming Out as Gay, College Basketball Player Hopes to 'Give Kids Some Courage'

Middle and high school student-athletes grappling with coming out as gay can now look to Derrick Gordon, a sophomore guard for the UMass Minutemen, as inspiration.


'Batkid' Throws Out First Pitch at San Francisco Giants' 2014 Home Opener

A five-year-old leukemia survivor known as "Batkid" stole the show at the San Francisco Giants' home opener on Tuesday.


How Much Does Childhood Obesity Cost Over a Child's Lifetime?

The lifetime medical cost of an obese child compared to a normal-weight child who maintains a normal weight through adulthood ranges from $16,310 to $19,350, suggests a study published in the journal Pediatrics.


Former Steubenville Football Coach Expected to Plead Guilty

Later this month, a former Steubenville (Ohio) High School volunteer football coach is expected to enter a guilty plea for his connection with the highly publicized rape case.


Americans Mixed on the Prospect of College Athletes Unionizing

The public split right down the middle, 47-47, when asked whether they support or oppose "allowing college athletes to form a union, according to an ABC News/Washington Post poll.


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