WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Olympic figure skating champion Sarah Hughes vividly recalls falling on her head in practice and suffering her first concussion.
“They carried me off the rink and then I threw up,” the 29-year-old Hughes, the 2002 Olympic champion said, her deep blues eyes widening. “We knew something was wrong. It was really, really scary. Incredibly frightening. I was just 11.”
(Reuters) – Running back Adrian Peterson, suspended by the
National Football League for hitting his 4-year-old son with a
switch, was reinstated to the Minnesota Vikings on Thursday
after a federal judge ruled in favor of the NFL players union in
U.S. District Court Judge David Doty said NFL Commissioner
Roger Goodell acted beyond his authority in November when he
suspended Peterson until at least April 15.
(Reuters) – Two-time Olympic gold medalist Hope Solo admitted on Wednesday she made a “horrible choice” by being in a U.S. soccer team van when her husband, former NFL player Jerramy Stevens, was arrested for drunken driving.
Solo, 33, was suspended for 30 days by the U.S. Soccer Federation for the incident, which occurred in January during training camp in the Los Angeles area.
Feb 20 (Reuters) – NASCAR suspended driver Kurt Busch indefinitely on Friday following a Delaware court ruling that found the 2004 Sprint Cup champion had likely physically abused his ex-girlfriend.
The suspension means Busch will have to sit out NASCAR’s premier event, the Daytona 500, on Sunday.
(Reuters) – Major League Baseball instituted several rule changes on Friday designed to step up the pace of play amid growing concerns that its games are growing too long.
Among the changes is that batters must keep at least one foot in the batter’s box unless one of several exceptions occurs, like time is called or the pitcher throws a wild pitch. Timers will also be added to better track time and guide players, the league said.
WASHINGTON, Feb 4 (Reuters) – Trailblazer Charlie Sifford was hailed as a “legend” by President Barack Obama and the “grandpa that I never had” by Tiger Woods as the golf world paused on Wednesday to remember the first black man to join the PGA Tour.
Sifford, who was well beyond his prime when, at the age of 38, he was accepted into the PGA in 1961, died on Tuesday in Cleveland at the age of 92.
Feb 3 (Reuters) – Professional caddies have filed a class action lawsuit against the PGA Tour, contending they were forced to wear bibs featuring corporate logos and other advertisements that generate millions of dollars for the tour without giving them any compensation.
The lawsuit, filed on Tuesday in U.S. federal court in California, says the PGA Tour threatened to prevent the caddies from working at tournaments organized and promoted by the organization if they refused to wear the bibs.
(Reuters) – Two-time Super Bowl champion Leonard Marshall is teaming up with the lawyer who first sued the NFL over concussions to form an educational road show on how to avoid and treat head injuries in sports.
The target audience for the Brain Unity Trust is players, coaches and organizations, said Marshall, who suffers from CTE-related illnesses, perhaps from concussions during his 12 seasons as a defensive lineman in the National Football League in the 1980s and ’90s.
Jan 22 (Reuters) – Four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Jeff Gordon, who ranks third in all-time race wins, said Thursday the 2015 season will be his last as a full-time driver.
Gordon, 43, has three Daytona 500 victories and a record five Brickyard 400 wins.
Jan 20 (Reuters) – Two former WWE professional
wrestlers say they have serious brain injuries after suffering
repeated concussions in the ring and have filed a potential
class-action lawsuit against the Connecticut-based company in
federal court in Philadelphia.
Vito LoGrasso, 50, of Coatesville, Pennsylvania, and Evan
Singleton, 22, of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, accuse World
Wrestling Entertainment of “selling violence” and ignoring their