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  • Report: Brain disease seen in most football players

    July 25, 2017 5:38 PM

    CHICAGO - Research on 202 former football players found evidence of a brain disease in nearly all of them, from athletes in the NFL down to high school. It's the biggest update on chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE. The disease has been linked with repeated head blows and... more »
  • Who is Louisiana's favorite NBA finals player?

    June 7, 2017 5:07 PM

    The Warriors and Cavaliers may battling it out in the NBA Finals, but Stephen Curry and Lebron James aren't the most popular players this year. Analysts over at CableTV have released a map which shows the most popular NBA Finals player in each state. According to the site, it... more »
  • LSU Football announces homecoming, special events plans

    February 22, 2017 4:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE – LSU's game against Troy on Sept. 30 will serve as the 2017 Homecoming contest for the Tigers. Troy will also serve as the “Purple Game” for the Tigers as LSU will wear its purple jerseys for the game against the Trojans. As part of the “Purple... more »
  • NBA, players complete process of ratifying new labor deal

    December 24, 2016 11:00 AM

    The votes are in, and labor peace in the NBA is virtually assured for several years. The National Basketball Players Association has completed its process of voting to approve the terms of the next collective bargaining agreement between the league and its players, which was tentatively agreed upon last week.... more »
  • Texas to launch massive youth-athlete concussion study

    December 11, 2016 2:52 PM

    AUSTIN, Texas - Texas is about to launch what state officials believe is the nation's largest effort to track brain injuries among middle and high school athletes. The governing body for public high school sports in Texas is partnering with the O'Donnell Brain Institute at UT Southwestern Medical Center to... more »
  • MLB, MLBPA players donate $250k to assist flood victims

    August 30, 2016 12:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association announced that they are teaming up to contribute $250,000 to assist flood victims that were impacted by the historic floods in several parts of Louisiana. The contribution is being divided among three charitable organizations lending assistance... more »
  • Lawsuit against NFL by former players will go to court

    July 1, 2016 8:30 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO - More than 1,500 former players claiming that NFL teams and their training staffs dispensed powerful drugs while misleading them about the health risks will get their day in court. Federal judge William Alsup of the Northern District of California denied a motion Friday to dismiss the players'... more »
  • College player union leaders still pushing for changes

    October 5, 2015 3:24 PM

    INDIANAPOLIS - Ramogi Huma and Kain Colter refuse to allow one decision to derail their mission to unionize college athletics. On Monday, the two former college football players who now represent the College Athletes Players Association walked into the NCAA's own backyard and stated their case at Indiana's AFL-CIO state... more »
  • Texas HS football players target referee during play

    September 6, 2015 11:46 AM

    MARBLE FALLS, Texas - A San Antonio School district is investigating after a football player ran into the back of a referee watching a play and another player then dove into the official after he fell. Both players were ejected from the game. Northside Independent School District athletic director Stan... more »
  • DA reviewing charges against LSU players

    July 29, 2015 5:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The district attorney for East Baton Rouge Parish said he is reviewing charges filed against three LSU football players accusing them of breaking into an campus apartment. DA Hillar Moore said he is following a request to review the charges from the attorneys representing Anthony Jennings,... more »
  • St. Louis police group criticizes Rams players

    December 1, 2014 10:36 AM

    ST. LOUIS - The St. Louis Police Officers Association says the five Rams players who stood with their hands raised before Sunday's game should be disciplined and the NFL should publicly apologize. Some witnesses said Michael Brown, who was black, had his hands up before being fatally shot by white... more »
  • NFL seeks to dismiss ex-players' painkillers suit

    October 30, 2014 3:10 AM

    SAN FRANCISCO, CA - The National Football League is seeking to dismiss a lawsuit filed by former players who allege team officials gave them powerful painkillers and other drugs to keep them on the field without regard for their long-term health. NFL lawyers on Thursday are expected to urge a... more »

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