Posts Tagged Athlete health

Jockey injured at Great Falls horse race

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — A jockey is hospitalized in serious condition with head injuries after a weekend horse racing accident in Great falls that injured the horse so badly it had to be euthanized.

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NCAA says concussion settlement good for athletes

CHICAGO (AP) — The NCAA is hailing a settlement in a class-action concussions suit that creates a $70 million fund to diagnose current and former college athletes for possible brain injuries.

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49ers sign former Cardinals RB Alfonso Smith

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers have signed former Arizona Cardinals running back Alfonso Smith to a one-year deal.

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NCAA concussion suit includes Arkansas plaintiffs

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Former college athletes in Arkansas are among the plaintiffs involved in a class-action lawsuit over head injuries.

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Stories of athletes named in NCAA lawsuit

In this Sept. 1, 2005 file photo, South Carolina's Stanley Doughty (55) celebrates with his teammates after stopping Central Florida from scoring during an NCAA college football game in Columbia, S.C. Doughty is one of the plaintiffs in a class-action head injury lawsuit working its way through federal court in Chicago. The NCAA and the plaintiffs announced a settlement on Tuesday, July 29, 2014.  (AP Photo/Perry Baker, File)

Ten head injury lawsuits filed against the NCAA were consolidated into one federal class-action suit in Chicago, where a settlement was announced Tuesday. In all of the lawsuits combined, dozens of plaintiffs who said they suffered concussions playing contact sports in college are named. Here are some of their stories:

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