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National Hockey League Reaches $19M Concussions Settlement with Retired Players

The National Hockey League announced a tentative $18.9 million settlement Monday with more than 300 retired players who sued the league and accused it of failing to protect them from head injuries or warning them of the risks involved with …

Concussions Have Plummeted in Ivy League Football Since Kickoff Change in 2016

Concussions plunged in Ivy League football after the kickoff line was moved to thwart what might be the game’s most dangerous play, according to a study published Monday. The aim of the 5-yard move was to have more kickoffs land …

Judge Slams Lawyer, Throws Out Ex-Pro Wrestlers’ Lawsuit Over Concussions

A federal judge in Connecticut has dismissed a lawsuit by 60 former professional wrestlers, many of them stars in the 1980s and 1990s, who claimed World Wrestling Entertainment failed to protect them from repeated head trauma including concussions that led …

All Those World Cup Headers Could Throw Players Off-Balance

Football or soccer players who tend to head the ball a lot may be more likely to have balance problems than players who do not head the ball as often. “Soccer headers are repetitive subconcussive head impacts that may be …

Sports-Related Brain Injuries Are Emerging Risk for US & UK Insurers: S&P Report

Sports-related brain injuries are one of the top emerging insurance claims in the U.S. and the U.K., according to a report published by S&P Global Ratings. While the potential risk of such liability claims is rising rapidly, S&P did not …

Judge Finds Injuries ‘Part of Soccer’ in Dismissing Concussion Lawsuits

A U.S. judge has dismissed a lawsuit by soccer players and parents seeking to force FIFA and other governing bodies to change the sport’s rules to limit the risk of concussions and other head injuries, especially for children. In a …

Court Approves NFL’s Concussion Injury Settlement

The National Football League won final court approval of a $765 million settlement of ex-player head-injury claims, overriding criticism that the money still falls short and the deal terms are unfair. The decision ends almost two years of negotiations over …

NHL Loses Bid to Block Players’ Concussion Lawsuits

The National Hockey League lost its bid to throw out retired players’ claims it glorified violence and failed to protect them from repeated head injuries and concussions. Wednesday’s ruling by a federal judge in St. Paul, Minnesota, comes as the …