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NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules (Yahoo Sports)

FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2009, file photo, Florida Matt Patchan (71) and Marcus Gilbert (76) look on as Florida quarterback Tim Tebow lies on the turf after being sacked during an NCAA college football game against Kentucky in Lexington, Ky. Tebow received a concussion on the play that put him in the hospital for a night. The parties in a class-action head injury lawsuit against the NCAA that deals with concussion issues announced a settlement in a filing in federal court in Chicago on Tuesday, July 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Ed Reinke, File)

The NCAA agreed Tuesday to settle a class-action head-injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing football, hockey, soccer and other contact sports. Critics have accused the NCAA of giving too much discretion to hundreds of individual schools about when athletes can go back into games, putting them at risk.


NBA, Clippers eager for Sterling out, Ballmer in (Yahoo Sports)
The NBA and the Los Angeles Clippers are ready to move on, even if Donald Sterling wants to keep fighting. Move on to Steve Ballmer, who paid a record price for the team and is now a step closer to finally owning it. The Clippers are a potential powerhouse team next season, with two All-Star players and one of the league's best coaches.
Lions postpone talks with Suh until after season (Yahoo Sports)

File- This Dec. 29, 2013, file photo shows Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh walking on the field during the first half of an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings in Minneapolis. A person familiar with the situation says Suh is not attending the Detroit Lions' voluntary minicamp this week. The person, who says Suh will attend the team's voluntary workouts in May and mandatory minicamp next month, spoke Monday April 21, 2014, to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because Suh was not announcing his plans. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)

The Detroit Lions are postponing contract talks with All-Pro defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh until after the season. Suh is entering the final season of his contract, and team president Tom Lewand and general manager Martin Mayhew said before practice Monday that negotiations are being tabled. If the two sides can't reach a deal after the season, the Lions could still keep Suh by using their franchise tag on him. ... I think the cap is going to go up next year, and probably the year after that too.'' The Lions selected Suh with the second overall pick in 2010, and he has 27 1/2 sacks in his four pro seasons.


Cabrera, Dickey lead Blue Jays over Red Sox 14-1 (Yahoo Sports)

Toronto Blue Jays' Melky Cabrera (53) is congratulated by teammate Jose Reyes after his second two run, home run of the game against the Boston Red Sox during the sixth inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Monday, July 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Melky Cabrera's second homer sailed over the left field wall and smashed a car window across the street. Just a little extra damage in a game when the Toronto Blue Jays hammered the Boston Red Sox. Cabrera homered from both sides of the plate and drove in five runs, R.A. Dickey pitched three-hit ball for seven innings and the Blue Jays won 14-1 on Monday night. ''He didn't know'' his three-run homer in a nine-run sixth inning had cracked the windshield, Cabrera said through a translator.


Rays' Archer: 'Never saw Hank Aaron flip his bat' (Yahoo Sports)

Boston Red Sox's David Ortiz watches his three-run home run off Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Chris Archer during the third inning of a baseball game Sunday, July 27, 2014, in St. Petersburg, Fla. Red Sox's Daniel Nava and Dustin Pedroia also scored. Catching for the Rays is Curt Casali. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Chris Archer insists he isn't mad at David Ortiz. A day after Ortiz slung his bat and leisurely trotted around the bases following a home run off him, Archer had more thoughts about Big Papi's style. ''I never saw Hank Aaron flip his bat,'' Archer said Monday.


Rose returns as US basketball team opens camp (Yahoo Sports)

LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 28: Derrick Rose #41 of the USA Basketball Men's National Team shoots during practice at the Mendenhall Center at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas on July 28, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Derrick Rose says he feels old. ''I was joking with Kyle Korver, I told him 'I'm getting old, man. I've got to stretch, I've got to use rollers and stuff.' He looked at me kind of weird,'' Rose said laughingly. I think I've sacrificed a lot for this moment.'' Rose, the Chicago Bulls star who is coming off two knee injuries that kept him out for much of the last two seasons, said he played roughly nine minutes of the team's scrimmage during a two-hour practice.


Worley tosses 4-hitter, Pirates beat Giants 5-0 (Yahoo Sports)

Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Vance Worley celebrates after the 5-0 defeat of the San Francisco Giants at the end of a baseball game Monday, July 28, 2014, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Except for about 30 friends and family in the stands, Sacramento native Vance Worley silenced the announced crowd of 41,794 at AT&T Park with the best performance of his career. Worley tossed a four-hitter for his first shutout, and the Pittsburgh Pirates pounded Madison Bumgarner early in a 5-0 win over the struggling Giants on Monday night. ''Just glad I gave them something fun to watch,'' said Worley, who didn't grow up a Giants fan but heard ''a lot of lip'' from friends after coming up in the Phillies organization. Worley sure seems to bring his best against San Francisco.


Trump says his Buffalo Bills bid unlikely to win (Yahoo Sports)

FILE - In this Jan. 21, 2014 file photo, Donald Trump is seen in Manchester, N.H., where he was the guest speaker at the Politics and Eggs breakfast, a regular meeting with New Hampshire's business leaders at Saint Anselm College. Trump has joined some other big names prepared to make a bid for the Buffalo Bills football franchise. (AP Photo/Jim Cole, File)

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- Donald Trump says he'll submit a bid to buy the Buffalo Bills but that it's unlikely his offer will be the winner.


Lakers finally confirm Byron Scott is new coach (Yahoo Sports)

CLEVELAND, OH - APRIL 10: Head coach Byron Scott of the Cleveland Cavaliers calls out the play late in the game against the Detroit Pistons at The Quicken Loans Arena on April 10, 2013 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by David Liam Kyle/NBAE via Getty Images)

The Los Angeles Lakers confirmed Byron Scott is their new coach Monday night. The Lakers finally made the long-anticipated announcement in a news release. Scott will be introduced at a news conference Tuesday at the Lakers' training complex. Scott told reporters last weekend he had been hired by the Lakers, who have been without a coach since Mike D'Antoni resigned April 30.


Demaryius Thomas back at Broncos camp (Yahoo Sports)

FILE - In this May 29, 2014 file photo, Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas talks to reporters after players took part in the team's NFL football minicamp at the Broncos' headquarters in Englewood, Colo. Thomas will miss the first few days of the Broncos' training camp to attend the funeral of the grandmother who helped raise him in Georgia. Thomas attended the Broncos' team meeting Wednesday, July 23, 2014, a day after his grandmother died, and received permission from coach John Fox to leave for a few days. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

Demaryius Thomas returned from bereavement leave Monday. He had missed the first 4 1/2 days of training camp for the AFC champs following the death last week of his paternal grandmother, Gladys Thomas, who helped raise him. It was tough yesterday to bury my grandma, but ever since then everything's been better,'' Thomas said. ''All the guys keep me smiling, that's the main thing, and just being back out here to do what I love, it was great.'' Gladys Thomas had been battling Alzheimer's disease for two years, he said.


Racing Through the Pain With Olympic Ski Champion Picabo Street


Five words or less(NewsUSA) - Named after a small town in her home state of Idaho, Picabo Street gained fame as an Olympic gold medalist and World Cup ski champion. But her career might've literally gone downhill had she not turned to chiropractic care. "Chiropractic has been a life saver for me," says Street. "I can say that [without it] I do not think that I would be able to ski today, recreationally or otherwise." Street won a gold medal in the 1998 Winter Olympics. Later that year, she slammed into a fence

Sportscaster Linda Cohn Enhances Her Game With Chiropractic Care


Five words or less(NewsUSA) - Ask TV's Linda Cohn to list what's surprised her most in her 22 years as one of the most successful female sports anchors around, and one thing immediately jumps out at you. That's because it has nothing to do with, say, scandals -- and she's certainly covered her share -- and everything to do with chiropractic care. Specifically, how many professional athletes attribute their success to it. "Chiropractic care is a remarkable approach to health care that helps to keep you healthy a

The Big Holiday Decision: Xbox One or PlayStation 4?


Five words or less(NewsUSA) - Feeling like you haven't had this much trouble making a decision since Leno and Letterman first went head-to-head? That's okay, the debut of the new Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles -- conveniently just in time for the holidays -- means countless people just like you are also debating which to buy for the very psyched gamers in their families. Both represent a big leap in graphics, speed and intelligent personalization. Both have tons of games sure to please. That said, a Forbe

The Most Dangerous Sport for Women? Try Cheerleading


Five words or less(NewsUSA) - It turns out that cheerleaders and football players have something in common you might not have guessed: concussions. According to a new study in the Journal of Pediatrics that found cheerleading to be by far the most dangerous activity for female athletes -- accounting for 66 percent of their catastrophic sport injuries -- more than a third of girls who suffer a concussion don't even recognize the symptoms well enough to report it. The research comes on the heels of numerous news

Enhance Your Sports Watching Experience With the Right Light


Five words or less(NewsUSA) - Football season is here, and baseball playoffs are just around the corner, which means it is also time to get your entertainment area in shape for family and guests. Whether your TV is in your family room or a dedicated media room, it takes more than just a big screen to get the most enjoyment out of your viewing experience. According to the American Lighting Association (ALA), good lighting can significantly enhance movies and sports watching, while poor lighting can be a distract

Ants: America's Number-One Nuisance Pest


Five words or less(NewsUSA) - Imagine an earless creature that can carry 20 times its body weight living with thousands of seemingly identical clones that will fight to the death when challenged. While this image could be taken right from a science-fiction thriller, it also depicts America's number one nuisance pest ? the ant! According to a recent survey conducted by the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) and Dr. Lauren Hansen of Spokane Falls Community College and Washington State University, ant i

Stink Bugs -- A Smelly Fall Nuisance


Five words or less(NewsUSA) - Turning leaves and cooler weather are sure signs that fall is here, but for homeowners in a number of states across the country, stink bugs are quickly becoming another sign of the changing seasons. The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) says we are likely to start seeing these smelly pests hanging on curtains, lampshades, screens and other objects inside homes in the coming months. The brown marmorated stink bug, native to Japan, China, Taiwan and South Korea, was first di

Super Bowl Champion Mark Collins Tackles Pain With Chiropractic Care


Five words or less(NewsUSA) - Over the span of his career, defensive back and two-time Super Bowl champion Mark Collins has experienced more than his fair share of unnecessary roughness. "I played defensive back for the New York Giants from 1986 to 1997, with the Kansas City Chiefs, the Green Bay Packers and the Seattle Seahawks," Collins says. "Played 13 great years, had a lot of hits. "Gave a lot of hits and took some hits, too, and I can tell you it has wear and tear on your body." After all those years o

On the Run With Professional Marathoner Stephanie Rothstein


Five words or less(NewsUSA) - By the age of 4, Stephanie Rothstein-Bruce was already off and running. In fact, from high school through her college years at U.C. Santa Barbara, she can't remember a time when she wasn't running. Now a professional marathoner for Adidas, the athlete and her husband, Ben, train year round, participating in U.S. track and road championships as well as marathons. "I've competed in two Olympic track and field trials," she says, "and ran away with an eighth-place finish in the 2012

How Olympic Gymnast Nastia Liukin Keeps Her Body in Balance


Five words or less(NewsUSA) - U.S. Olympic gymnast Nastia Liukin was born into a world of balance beams and dismounts. "Both my parents were celebrated Olympic and world champion gymnasts in Russia," Liukin says. "They came to the U.S. and started coaching gymnastics when I was a baby. "Because they couldn't afford a babysitter, I was always hanging around in the gym with them while they worked. I used to run around on the bars and mimic the other children and even copy and perform their floor routines at the s

Targeting Obesity With Chiropractic Care


Five words or less(NewsUSA) - You'd think that with the thousands of weight-loss products and treatments on the market today, more than 140 million Americans age 20 and over wouldn't officially be considered overweight or obese. Wellness and fitness expert Shea Vaughn says there may be an overlooked solution that could provide help for those struggling with their weight. "We know chiropractic care helps patients with many physical ailments," says Vaughn, "but it also represents a proactive approach in helping t

Basketball Hall of Famer Nancy Lieberman's Career-Saver


Five words or less(NewsUSA) - If it wasn't for chiropractic care, basketball Hall of Famer Nancy Lieberman might not be the household name she is today. In 1991, six years before she'd go on to make a splash in the inaugural season of the WNBA, a car accident threatened to end Lieberman's career. "I was driving in Dallas, driving down 75 and Mockingbird Lane, and there was some road traffic or something,"she recalls. "All the cars in front of me came to a stop, but the driver behind me didn't." The whiplash sh

How an Outfield-Wall Collision Changed One Baseball Player's Life


Five words or less(NewsUSA) - "The wall won." That's how retired Chicago White Sox minor-leaguer Greg Shepard recalls the life-changing night in 2000 when he violently crashed into the left center field wall while trying to run down a fly ball. Most people would've done exactly what his then-wife implored -- rush to an emergency room -- when he woke up the next morning basically paralyzed. "I couldn't lift my body out of bed, turn my head, or move my right arm," he says. But not Shepard. "I told her, 'Open the

Camping Is Fun, Pests Are Not: Keep Safe in the Great Outdoors


Five words or less(NewsUSA) - For camping enthusiasts, the summer months provide endless opportunities to take advantage of the great outdoors. Children and adults alike unplug and unwind to enjoy backpacking, hiking and evenings under the stars. The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) reminds those who will spend more time partaking in open-air adventures to add insect repellent, hats and protective clothing to the packing list. "Camping is a wonderful summer pastime," noted Missy Henriksen, vice pres

Fact or Fiction? Advice for Fending Off Mosquitoes


Five words or less(NewsUSA) - Summer may have just begun, but mosquitoes are already out in full force in many parts of the country. In fact, several cases of West Nile Virus (WNV), which can be carried by infected mosquitoes, have already been reported. With the early start of WNV, compounded by the fact that 2012 was the deadliest year on record for the illness according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), precaution is the name of the game this summer. To help the public safeguard thems

Developers Try to Meet Growing Demand for Video Games


Five words or less(NewsUSA) - People today have not only a plethora of choices when it comes to playing video games, but also an inordinate amount of ways to play them. According to research done last year by the Entertainment Software Association (ESA), the trade association that represents the U.S. video game industry, more Americans than ever are playing games on smart phones, tablets, and handheld devices and are changing the way they enjoy their games. To meet this need, retailers, indie game developers an

Video Game Developers Try to Meet Growing Demand


(NewsUSA) - People today have not only a plethora of choices when it comes to playing video games, but also an inordinate amount of ways to play them.According to research done last year by the Entertainment Software Association (ESA), the trade association that represents the U.S. video game industry, more Americans than ever are playing games on smart phones, tablets, and handheld devices and are changing the way they enjoy their games.To meet this need, retailers, indie game developers and so