• Bianchi’s family taking legal action following his death

    MONACO (AP) — The family of Jules Bianchi is taking legal action against motorsport’s governing body, the Marussia team and Formula One Management following the French driver’s death from head injuries.

    Updated: 4:19 am

  • In this June 10, 2013 file photo, Rep. Frank Pallone, Jr. speaks in Trenton, N.J.  Pallone has found that National Football League officials improperly sought to influence a government study on the link between football and brain disease. Pallone's report says the league tried to strong-arm the National Institutes of Health into taking the project away from a researcher that the NFL feared was biased.  (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)

    NFL doctor sends strong response to House report

    SEATTLE (AP) — The co-chairman of the NFL’s head, neck and spine committee has sent a letter to Congress stressing that he was not contacted during a government study on the link between football and brain disease.

  • FILe - This is a 1972, file photo, showing Baltimore Colts defensive end Bubba Smith. The Concussion Legacy Foundation says former NFL defensive end Bubba Smith was diagnosed with the brain disease CTE by researchers after his death.  (AP Photo/File)

    Concussion group says ex-NFL player Bubba Smith had CTE

    BOSTON (AP) — Former NFL defensive end Bubba Smith was diagnosed with the brain disease CTE by researchers after his death, the Concussion Legacy Foundation said Monday.

  • In this June 10, 2013 file photo, Rep. Frank Pallone, Jr. speaks in Trenton, N.J.  Pallone has found that National Football League officials improperly sought to influence a government study on the link between football and brain disease. Pallone's report says the league tried to strong-arm the National Institutes of Health into taking the project away from a researcher that the NFL feared was biased.  (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)

    Report: NFL sought to influence study on brain injuries

    WASHINGTON (AP) — National Football League officials improperly sought to influence a government study on the link between football and brain disease, according to a senior House Democrat in a report issued Monday.