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The New York Times

Ken Belson

5 February 2021

Seattle, Washington, United States

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During the NFL's 2020/21 season, "700 players, coaches and other team personnel tested positive for the coronavirus," but none of those individuals were associated with the Seattle Seahawks – the only team that lasted...

Wall Street Journal

Andrew Beaton

Louise Radnofsky

31 January 2021

United States

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Despite the coronavirus pandemic, the NFL played all scheduled games during its regular season – including the Super Bowl – by enacting strict protocols and using data to make adjustments as necessary. The league reli...

Christian Science Monitor

Ann Scott Tyson

5 November 2020

United States

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College athletes created a social media and digital campaign to publish a list of health and labor demands, some of them related to the COVID-19 pandemic. They also advocated for racial justice and elevated the Black ...

Wall Street Journal

Andrew Beaton

5 August 2020

Hanover, New Hampshire, United States

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Dartmouth College's football team reduced injuries and began winning more games after the coaching staff implemented non-contact tactics into practices, such as using robotic tackling dummies in place of the players t...

CBS News

Dana Jacobson

18 July 2020

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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Renaming the Washington Redskins to remove a racist name and logo will require a difficult and delicate process juggling a host of issues that other professional and college sports franchises have successfully navigat...

Wall Street Journal

Andrew Beaton

25 September 2019

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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The Philadelphia Eagles' management thinks outside the box - and field - with their hiring practices, searching for a diversity of perspectives and backgrounds. The team's forward-thinking hiring approach has led to a...

Grady Newsource

Phillip B. Hubbard

20 September 2019

Madison, Georgia, United States

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To better the health of their high school football athletes, Morgan County High School in Georgia implemented a program that focuses on ensuring the school's athletes are eating enough to compensate for the physical a...

Lake Oswego Review

Nate Mann

4 September 2019

Oregon, United States

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To reduce risk of concussions in high school football, high school coaches in Oregon are reducing the amount of impact time allowed during practices. Using the parameters established via the USA Football five levels o...

The Gresham Outlook

Nate Mann

29 August 2019

Seattle, Washington, United States

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In an effort to create more effective helmets, developers and consumers have come up against both cost and technological concerns. Building helmets that protect against concussions is challenging, and those that have ...

Richland Source

Noah Jones

5 October 2018

Ohio, United States

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Ohio football coach Mark Genders is working to reduce the possibility of head trauma and concussion for his players. He introduced the Guardian Cap, a helmet cover that reduces impact and has his players use it at gam...

Investigate West

Lee van der Voo

23 May 2018

Portland, Oregon, United States

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After a high school football player in Oregon was concussed in a game, his condition elevated to a traumatic brain injury when he was sent back in to play without proper rest. To combat this lapse in judgment from hap...

Christian Science Monitor

Carmen K. Sisson

17 October 2017

Refugio, Texas, United States

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Refugio, Texas was ravaged by Hurricane Harvey, leaving behind damaged houses, schools and businesses and people who can not afford to rebuild their lives. However, this town has used its community and found strength ...

Al Jazeera

Priti Salian

24 May 2016

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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An all-girls football team is challenging gender stereotypes and empowering their teenage players in the process. An international NGO named Magic Bus teamed up with a Mumbai-based women's collective named Parcham to ...

The New York Times

Gretchen Reynolds

6 January 2016

Durham, New Hampshire, United States

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To protect the heads of football players, it might be advisable to have them occasionally practice without head protection, according to a counterintuitive new study of a successful Division I football program.

The New York Times

Ken Belson

13 December 2015

Rosewell, United Kingdom

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After a young rugby player died in Northern Ireland, his family and a brain expert set about to establish concussion guidelines, looking in part to the United States.

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