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July 25, 1998
Normally, as a lifelong 49ers fan (yes, before Joe Montana arrived), I am used to egregiously poor and L.A.-centric reporting from T.J. Simers. However, his piece concerning Steve Young [July 22] hit it, well, right on the head. If anything, Young's concussions have made him even more delusional about his capabilities and more stubborn about trying to prove himself. CHRISTIAN COLLET Irvine In his column last week, T.J. Simers referred to Kansas City as being "in the sticks."
November 3, 2010 | By Helene Elliott
Kings tonight VS. TAMPA BAY When: 7:30. Where: Staples Center. On the air: TV: FS West; Radio: 1150. Records: Kings 8-3-0, Lightning 7-2-1. Record vs. Lightning (2009-10): 1-0. Update: A matchup of early conference leaders. Kings defenseman Drew Doughty is due to return after suffering a concussion Oct. 20. The team was 4-2 without him. Tampa Bay is thriving under new Coach Guy Boucher and General Manager Steve Yzerman.
August 21, 1987 | LEONARD BERNSTEIN, Times Staff Writer
A recruit who died of injuries suffered in an Aug. 2 boxing match at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot was allowed to fight despite having a history of head injuries and wearing glasses full-time to correct nearsightedness. Both conditions are specifically mentioned in a 1985 "regimental order" as reasons to disqualify Marines from boxing in the informal bouts at the end of their 11-week boot camps in order to prevent injury.
January 1, 2012 | Lisa Dillman
When Willie Mitchell suffered a concussion almost two years ago, getting back to hockey became secondary to living a normal life. "It's tough. You can't do anything. You can't read. You can't drive your car. It hurts," said Mitchell, the Kings defenseman who was then with the Vancouver Canucks. "Living in pain, it's almost like, I always say, it's like a snippet into a terminal illness, so to speak. It gives you a little snippet because not only physically it bothers you. But it's also the emotional aspect of it, as well as that.
December 3, 2009
NFL teams now have new, stricter instructions for when players should be allowed to return to games or practices after head injuries, guidelines that go into effect this week. In the latest step by the league to address a hot-button issue, Commissioner Roger Goodell sent a memo to the 32 clubs Wednesday saying a player who gets a concussion should not return to action on the same day if he shows certain signs or symptoms. Those include an inability to remember assignments or plays, a gap in memory, persistent dizziness, and persistent headaches.
December 6, 2009 | Sam Farmer
Pittsburgh's Ben Roethlisberger, the winning quarterback in last February's Super Bowl, absorbed a violent blow to the head two weeks ago, suffered a concussion and sat out last weekend's game. Arizona's Kurt Warner, his Super Bowl counterpart, also was sidelined last weekend by a concussion he suffered a week before. And Cleveland's Jamal Lewis, the last player to rush for 2,000 yards in a season, is dealing with a similar head injury that has ended his year -- and perhaps his career.
The up-and-down Long Beach StingRays were up Thursday against the Philadelphia Rage, winning, 90-72, after achieving a 50-19 turnaround midway through the game. The game was played in a cradle of East Coast basketball, the 70-year-old, 8,700-seat Palestra at the University of Pennsylvania, before 1,521. They braved hundreds of chanting, placard-bearing pro-Tibet demonstrators protesting the presence of China President Jiang Zemin, visiting next door to the Palestra.
February 8, 2014 | Helene Elliott
SOCHI, Russia - He was the NHL's golden boy, "Sid the Kid," long before he scored the golden goal at Vancouver in 2010 that restored Canada's supremacy at the game it claims as its own. Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby was 22 when he added an Olympic gold medal to the Stanley Cup title he had won eight months earlier and his future appeared to be limitless. The Crosby who will lead defending champion Canada against Norway at the Bolshoy Ice Dome on Thursday, isn't a kid anymore.
September 13, 2010 | By Sam Farmer
Los Angeles Times NFL writer Sam Farmer examines the fallout from Week 1 and how it could affect Week 2: Kevin Kolb and Stewart Bradley didn't have legs, but their stories do. The two Philadelphia Eagles starters — Kolb the quarterback, Bradley the middle linebacker — now find themselves in the middle of the NFL's concussion controversy. Both players suffered concussions in the second quarter of the opener against Green Bay, yet both were cleared to re-enter the game — seemingly in direct conflict with the league's new policy, which bans players who show any signs of a concussion from rejoining a game or practice the same day. After brief stints on the sideline and cursory checkups from the Eagles training staff, both Kolb and Bradley came back into the game and played the remainder of the second quarter.
September 13, 2010 | By David Wharton and Chris Foster
Anyone looking for information on the health of Houston quarterback Case Keenum will have to wait longer — maybe until kickoff at the Rose Bowl on Saturday night. The Heisman Trophy hopeful, his team preparing to face UCLA, was still recovering Monday from what was being called a mild concussion suffered against Texas El Paso last week. "We're following our concussion management plan and his status is day-to-day," Coach Kevin Sumlin said on a conference call with reporters.
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