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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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Summary of NCAA head injury settlement

In this Sept. 26, 2009, file photo, Florida Matt Patchan (71) and Marcus Gilbert (76) look on as Florida quarterback Tim Tebow lies on the turf after being sacked during an NCAA college football game against Kentucky in Lexington, Ky. Tebow received a concussion on the play that put him in the hospital for a night. The parties in a class-action head injury lawsuit against the NCAA that deals with concussion issues announced a settlement in a filing in federal court in Chicago on Tuesday, July 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Ed Reinke, File)

A filing in federal court in Chicago on Tuesday notified a U.S. district judge that lawyers for former college athletes and the NCAA reached a settlement in a class-action lawsuit after nearly a year of talks. Here’s a rundown:

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Giants lose 5th straight, 5-0 to Pirates

San Francisco Giants' Madison Bumgarner wipes his face in the first inning of a baseball against the Pittsburgh Pirates Monday, July 28, 2014, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — After getting swept in a three-game home series to the Los Angeles Dodgers to fall out of first place in the NL West, the San Francisco Giants turned to their hottest pitcher to help wash away their woes.

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Worley tosses 4-hitter, Pirates beat Giants 5-0

Pittsburgh Pirates' Vance Worley works against the San Francisco Giants in the first inning of a baseball game Monday, July 28, 2014, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Except for about 30 friends and family in the stands, Sacramento native Vance Worley silenced the announced crowd of 41,794 at AT&T Park with the best performance of his career.

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Carter leads Astros homer-happy win over Athletics

Houston Astros' Chris Carter hits a three-run home run during the third inning of a baseball game Monday, July 28, 2014, in Houston. The Astros' Jose Altuve and Enrique Hernandez scored on Carter's homer. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

HOUSTON (AP) — It all fell apart for Oakland starter Jesse Chavez in a very brief span.

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