High School Football Player Dies After Sustaining Head Injury In Friday Night Game

"The father of Ridge Barden spoke with NewsChannel 9, remembering the varsity player who passed away after suffering head injuries during a Friday night football game. Saturday morning, he issued this statement: 'I have no words right now, my world has been devastated. But I want to say thank you to all of you that… »10/15/11 12:15pm10/15/11 12:15pm

Hockey Enforcer Bob Probert Suffered Degenerative Brain Disease

The brain researchers to whom Bob Probert donated his postmortem brain will announce Thursday that the late NHL tough-guy suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) when he died of a heart attack last summer. CTE is the condition in which concussion concerns from the NFL on down to youth sports are rooted. »3/02/11 11:00pm3/02/11 11:00pm