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Judge considering $75M NCAA concussion settlement

Nebraska receiver Jordan Westerkamp (1) leaps over Northwestern defender Godwin Igwebuike (16) with 12:37 left in the second quarter. The Nebraska Cornhuskers played a football game against the Northwestern Wildcats at Ryan Field in Evanston, Illinois, Oct. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/The World-Herald, Matt Miller)

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge in Chicago is considering preliminary approval of a $75 million settlement in a class-action lawsuit brought against the NCAA by former football players and other athletes who say the organization didn’t protect them enough from concussions suffered in college.

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Concussion study says NCAA needs improvement

West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen looks on as Terrell Chestnut (16) is looked over by the medical staff during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Baylor in Morgantown, W.Va., Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. West Virginia won 41-27. Chestnut left the game with a concussion. (AP Photo/Chris Jackson)

BOSTON (AP) — Colleges remain inconsistent in the way they handle athletes’ concussions, according to a Harvard University study that comes more than four years after the NCAA began requiring schools to educate their players about the risks of head trauma and develop plans to keep injured athletes off the field.

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Earnhardt helps UPMC raise concussion awareness

Dale Earnhardt Jr. sits in his car as he waits to practice for Sunday's NASCAR Geico 500 Sprint Cup Series auto race at Talladega Superspeedway, Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, in Talladega, Ala. (AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt)

Dale Earnhardt Jr. knew immediately something was wrong during a 2012 crash at Talladega, where his car was hit hard from behind.

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Concussion lawsuit vs. NHL filed in federal court

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The consolidated class-action lawsuit by former NHL players against the league over concussion-related injuries has been filed in federal court.

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Jay wrist surgery lone medical issue for Cardinals

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jon Jay will undergo left wrist surgery later this week, the lone major medical issue facing the St. Louis Cardinals coming off a fourth straight NL Championship Series.

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