Safety

Could using lighter-weight balls in practice be a safer way to speed up a pitcher's arm -- and the ball?
Marcus Woo, Contributor
A conversation with Kathleen Bachynski, the author of a new history of youth tackle football.
Chris Gorski, Editor
Panel of experts says there is not enough evidence to give solid recommendations on many youth sports safety issues.
Chris Gorski, Editor
The telltale tau proteins present in the disease known as CTE display distinctive features.
Chris Gorski, Editor
Paddleboarding is much more than just exercise.
Chris Gorski, Editor
New study suggests at least one in 10 NFL players could eventually develop the brain disease.
Chris Gorski, Editor
New safety rules pose challenges for players and officials.
Chris Gorski, Editor
Two small clinical studies show brain changes among young football players with a history of concussion and exposure to high-impact hits.
Jason Socrates Bardi, Editor
Scientific advances in the way doctors diagnose and treat concussions.
Jason Socrates Bardi, Editor
The goals of a major push for football helmet safety should bring improvements, but the overall results remain unpredictable.
Chris Gorski, Editor
How new and improved sports protection equipment could help in concussion prevention.
Jason Socrates Bardi, Editor
Concussions are "functional" injuries -- not something seen in a brain scan or a blood draw but in myriad symptoms arising from altered circuitry in the brain.
Jason Socrates Bardi, Editor