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August 13, 1995 | THOMAS H. MAUGH II, TIMES MEDICAL WRITER
Soccer players who repeatedly hit the ball with their head suffer a mild form of the same mental impairment that afflicts boxers who have received multiple concussions, according to a new report presented Saturday in New York.
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November 6, 2000 | PETER YOON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The last time Matt Beneda passed out, his heart stopped. They're sure of that because he was connected to a machine that monitors his heart. Moments before, Beneda was on top of the world. He'd passed all the doctor's tests without any irregular findings. The sluggishness he'd felt for the previous few months had disappeared. A scrappy all-league high school soccer player who had inexplicably fainted five times in five years, Beneda felt healthy for the first time in months.
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SPORTS
November 6, 2000 | PETER YOON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The last time Matt Beneda passed out, his heart stopped. They're sure of that because he was connected to a machine that monitors his heart. Moments before, Beneda was on top of the world. He'd passed all the doctor's tests without any irregular findings. The sluggishness he'd felt for the previous few months had disappeared. A scrappy all-league high school soccer player who had inexplicably fainted five times in five years, Beneda felt healthy for the first time in months.
SPORTS
March 13, 1996 | MARTIN BECK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Chapman's Craig Bennett wasn't counting on having a career in professional soccer, but he was planning to have fun trying. Tuesday, he chose to shoot down those plans, just as they were about to take off, because of a faulty heart valve. Until two weeks ago, Bennett had no idea he had a problem. During an extensive physical before a college all-star match in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., an internist listening to his heart with a stethoscope asked him a disconcerting question.
SPORTS
August 22, 1992
Terrie Cate, an incoming freshman at UC Irvine, collapsed as a result of the heat during a women's soccer workout Wednesday, according to UC Irvine sports information director Bob Olson. Cate was believed to be in critical condition at Irvine Medical Center, but a hospital spokeswoman refused to release any information. Attempts to contact UC Irvine Coach Ray Smith were unsuccessful as well.
SPORTS
March 13, 1996 | MARTIN BECK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Chapman's Craig Bennett wasn't counting on having a career in professional soccer, but he was planning to have fun trying. Tuesday, he chose to shoot down those plans, just as they were about to take off, because of a faulty heart valve. Until two weeks ago, Bennett had no idea he had a problem. During an extensive physical before a college all-star match in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., an internist listening to his heart with a stethoscope asked him a disconcerting question.
SPORTS
May 25, 1995 | GRAHAME L. JONES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The world's top woman soccer player was curled up on her hotel room bed, watching gymnastics on television. The night before, she had spearheaded the United States' 3-0 victory over Brazil in Tacoma, Wash. The next afternoon, she again would help defeat the Brazilians, 4-1, in Portland, Ore. But in between, she was too weak to leave her room, too exhausted to go on a midday shopping trip with her teammates. This is what life has become for Michelle Akers.
NEWS
August 13, 1995 | THOMAS H. MAUGH II, TIMES MEDICAL WRITER
Soccer players who repeatedly hit the ball with their head suffer a mild form of the same mental impairment that afflicts boxers who have received multiple concussions, according to a new report presented Saturday in New York.
SPORTS
May 25, 1995 | GRAHAME L. JONES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The world's top woman soccer player was curled up on her hotel room bed, watching gymnastics on television. The night before, she had spearheaded the United States' 3-0 victory over Brazil in Tacoma, Wash. The next afternoon, she again would help defeat the Brazilians, 4-1, in Portland, Ore. But in between, she was too weak to leave her room, too exhausted to go on a midday shopping trip with her teammates. This is what life has become for Michelle Akers.
SPORTS
August 22, 1992
Terrie Cate, an incoming freshman at UC Irvine, collapsed as a result of the heat during a women's soccer workout Wednesday, according to UC Irvine sports information director Bob Olson. Cate was believed to be in critical condition at Irvine Medical Center, but a hospital spokeswoman refused to release any information. Attempts to contact UC Irvine Coach Ray Smith were unsuccessful as well.
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