February 11, 2016

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Commentary: ‘Concussion’ shines light on dark part of America’s favorite sport

One of the most impactful scenes in “Concussion” is a brief and wordless one: Just a few seconds, really, of a high school football team going through its drills. We don’t know who these young, determined, helmeted kids are, but the message is sobering, especially if you’re a parent: Concussion-related brain damage from football is Read More…

10 things to know, Thursday, Dec. 17

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. Uncertainty over what happens next after officer’s mistrial in Freddie Gray’s death Lawyers will meet in the judge’s chambers in Baltimore Thursday to discuss dates for a possible retrial. 2. Putin says Syrian people must choose leaders Read More…

Israeli teens embrace American football as training for military combat

KFAR SABA, Israel — Under the bright lights, a call of “set, hike” echoes out, followed by the clatter of helmets smashing against pads at a high school football game. But these aren’t American teenagers hoping to play college ball — they are Israelis with an eye on joining elite military combat units. A growing number Read More…

Could Missouri football team’s protest signal shift in balance of power?

College athletes have more power than ever before, almost everyone can agree on that. What is up for debate is whether that will lead to overdue change, or whether it will throw programs into turmoil. Protests have been rare during the college athletes’ eight-decades and counting campaign for a bigger piece of the pie — Read More…

‘Illegal bat’ just one of many obscure NFL rules

Thanks to Seattle linebacker K.J. Wright and back judge Greg Wilson, football fans now know all about the obscure NFL rule known as the “illegal bat.” The Seahawks received a big break when a flag wasn’t thrown on Wright for batting Calvin Johnson’s fumble out of the back of the end zone for a touchback Read More…

10 things to know, Friday, Sept. 18

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. What Trump didn’t do at a town hall The Republican presidential front-runner declines to challenge a questioner in New Hampshire who incorrectly states that Obama is a Muslim and “not even an American.” 2. Serbia angered by Read More…

The Morning Hit–8/25/15

Welcome back to The Morning Hit, where we talk about what people are talking about online. The web has become the digital equivalent of the office water cooler, and its becoming more necessary by the day to stay in the loop. With that being said, let’s hit it. Three years! Today is the third anniversary Read More…

Big Ten football: Buckeyes, Badgers ripe for a rematch?

The Big Ten East’s a beast. Ohio State is loaded with returning talent and is the popular pick to return to the College Football Playoff to defend its national title. Michigan State has won 24 games the past two seasons and four straight bowls. Jim Harbaugh’s arrival in Ann Arbor shows Michigan is serious about Read More…

Frank Gifford, NFL star and broadcasting icon, dies at 84

NEW YORK — From the football field to the broadcast booth, Frank Gifford was a star. And a winner. An NFL championship in 1956 with the New York Giants. An Emmy award in 1976-77 as television’s “outstanding sports personality.” Induction in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in ’77. Gifford, as well known for serving Read More…

Ohio State football: Joey Bosa, three others to miss season opener because of ‘violation of athletic department policies’

CHICAGO — Ohio State will face one of its toughest tests of the season without its best defensive player and three talented receivers. The Buckeyes suspended All-America defensive end Joey Bosa, receiver Corey Smith and H-backs Jalin Marshall and Dontre Wilson for their opening game at Virginia Tech because of unspecified violation of athletic department Read More…