The M.M.A. Doctor’s Dilemma: To Stop or Not to Stop the Fight

As combat sports grow in popularity, ringside physicians grapple with the precarious ethics of their role.

#association-of-ringside-physicians, #boxing, #chattanooga-tenn, #chronic-traumatic-encephalopathy, #doctors, #emergency-medical-treatment, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #mixed-martial-arts, #parkinsons-disease, #sports-injuries, #tennessee, #traumatic-brain-injury, #united-states

5 Foam Rolling Exercises for Skeptics

Here’s what to know before adding a foam roller to your warm-up or cool down.

#content-type-service, #exercise, #massage, #muscles, #neck, #pain, #physical-therapy, #sports-injuries

Stephen Curry Left His Critics With Nothing Else to Say

Four N.B.A. championships. Two Most Valuable Player Awards. And yes, a finals M.V.P. Golden State’s Curry has nothing else to prove.

#awards-decorations-and-honors, #basketball, #boston-celtics, #content-type-personal-profile, #curry-stephen, #golden-state-warriors, #green-draymond, #kerr-steve, #looney-kevon-1996, #nba-championship, #playoff-games, #poole-jordan-1999, #smart-marcus, #sports-injuries, #wiggins-andrew

Golden State Beats Boston Celtics to Win NBA Championship

It’s the fourth championship in eight seasons for Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green.

#basketball, #boston-celtics, #curry-stephen, #golden-state-warriors, #green-draymond, #nba-championship, #playoff-games, #sports-injuries, #thompson-klay

Stephen Curry Is More Human, and Brilliant, Than Ever

Golden State was good. Then too good. Then very, very bad. The worst. Back among the N.B.A. elite, Curry’s team has been humbled by the journey.

#basketball, #boston-celtics, #content-type-personal-profile, #curry-stephen, #durant-kevin, #free-agents-sports, #golden-state-warriors, #green-draymond, #nba-championship, #sports-injuries, #thompson-klay

Rafael Nadal Falls Apart on Clay, Just in Time for the French Open

Nadal, playing in pain in a loss to Denis Shapovalov at the Italian Open, came away downbeat and pensive with the year’s second Grand Slam event less than two weeks away.

#content-type-personal-profile, #french-open-tennis, #italian-open-tennis, #nadal-rafael, #shapovalov-denis-1999, #sports-injuries, #tennis

Ankle Exercises to Help Strengthen and Prevent Injury

Ankle instability is often the result of nerve and ligament damage. These exercises can help get you back on, and stay on, your feet.

#ankles-body-part, #content-type-service, #muscles, #physical-therapy, #sports-injuries, #sprains-and-strains

The Pandemic Has Been Hard on Our Feet

Here’s what’s plaguing them and how to avoid it.

#content-type-service, #coronavirus-return-to-office, #feet, #shoes-and-boots, #sports-injuries

Stephen Curry Returns, and Golden State Beats the Nuggets

Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green, Golden State’s championship core, are back together in the postseason for the first time since 2019.

#basketball, #curry-stephen, #denver-nuggets, #golden-state-warriors, #green-draymond, #iguodala-andre, #jokic-nikola-1995, #playoff-games, #poole-jordan-1999, #sports-injuries, #thompson-klay

A Full-Body Strength Training Workout at Home

If you’re willing to be creative, a set of elastic bands can be as effective as a gym full of weights.

#content-type-service, #exercise, #muscles, #sports-injuries, #weight-lifting

Paul George, Victor Oladipo Talk Return From Injury as Playoffs Begin

Paul George is back for the Los Angeles Clippers; Victor Oladipo, for the Miami Heat. The road to return was long but has them back in time for the playoffs.

#basketball, #george-paul-1990, #leonard-kawhi, #lopez-brook, #los-angeles-clippers, #miami-heat, #milwaukee-bucks, #oladipo-victor, #sports-injuries

At the Masters, Tiger Woods Will Take Some Ice With That

In Woods’s improbable quest for a sixth green jacket, his recuperation regimen may be more important than any read of any green.

#augusta-national-golf-club, #golf, #masters-golf-tournament, #sports-injuries, #therapy-and-rehabilitation, #woods-tiger

Lakers Eliminated From Playoff Contention

The loss to the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday sealed their fate. It’s the second time the Lakers will miss the postseason since LeBron James joined the team in 2018.

#basketball, #davis-anthony-1993, #james-lebron, #los-angeles-lakers, #sports-injuries, #westbrook-russell

Tony Hawk Discusses His Broken Leg

A documentary chronicles the challenges of Hawk’s skating career. He sat down to discuss the devastating leg injury that made promoting it (and walking) a challenge.

#documentary-films-and-programs, #hawk-tony, #skateboarding, #sports-injuries

Jacob deGrom of the Mets Will Begin Season on Injured List

DeGrom, one of the team’s top starters, will miss his opening day start and will not throw for a month after shoulder tightness was diagnosed as a stress reaction.

#baseball, #degrom-jacob, #new-york-mets, #sports-injuries

Comebacks for Wawrinka and Thiem Will Have to Be Continued

Once ranked as high as No. 3, the rusty tennis stars used a low-level Challenger event to get back to action after injuries. It was harder than it seemed.

#assn-of-tennis-professionals, #sports-injuries, #thiem-dominic, #wawrinka-stanislas

Justin Verlander Thinks He Can Win 300 Games

“Can I do that? Yeah,” Verlander said, matter-of-factly, when asked about reaching 300 wins. An “aberration” among modern pitchers, it is unwise to bet against him.

#baseball, #houston-astros, #longevity, #sports-injuries, #verlander-justin

Kent Waldrep, Athlete Whose Injury Led to Advocacy, Dies at 67

Partly paralyzed as a college football player, he had a role in the inception of the Americans With Disabilities Act and raised money for spinal cord research.

#americans-with-disabilities-act, #deaths-obituaries, #disabilities, #football-college, #paralysis, #research, #spine-body-part, #sports-injuries, #texas-christian-university, #university-of-texas-southwestern-medical-center, #waldrep-kent

Your Running Injury Questions, Answered

How can you avoid overuse injuries? Can you run through upper body pain? What kind of cross-training is the most efficient? Your injury questions, answered.

#marathon-running, #physical-therapy, #running, #sports-injuries

The Hidden Epidemic of Brain Injuries From Domestic Violence

Research shows that survivors of abuse can sustain head trauma more often than football players. But they are almost never diagnosed.

#brain, #chronic-traumatic-encephalopathy, #concussions, #domestic-violence, #post-traumatic-stress-disorder, #psychology-and-psychologists, #sports-injuries, #traumatic-brain-injury

This Time, the Cavaliers’ Revival Has Nothing to Do With LeBron James

Two All-Stars, a surprising rookie and savvy trades have Cleveland among the best teams in the Eastern Conference. “Everybody is doing something,” one veteran said.

#allen-jarrett-1998, #altman-koby-1982, #basketball, #cleveland-cavaliers, #draft-and-recruitment-sports, #garland-darius-2000, #james-lebron, #levert-caris-1994, #love-kevin, #osman-cedi-1995, #rondo-rajon, #sports-injuries

Shaun White Is Still Afraid at His Last Olympics. He Deals With It.

White, who is competing in his fifth and final Olympics, talks about what he has learned in a lifetime of scary tricks, star turns and hard landings.

#beijing-china, #olympic-games-2022, #saas-fee-switzerland, #snowboarding, #sports-injuries, #white-shaun

A Former Bengal’s Super Bowl Injury Taught Him How to Fight Football’s Other Ravages

Tim Krumrie’s devastating leg injury marked the Cincinnati Bengals’ last Super Bowl appearance. Still, he says he has no regrets for it or the brain trauma that he thinks football gave him.

#brain, #chronic-traumatic-encephalopathy, #cincinnati-bengals, #football, #krumrie-tim, #national-football-league, #sports-injuries, #super-bowl

When Dementia Strikes at an Early Age

Dementia in a person in their 30s, 40s or 50s poses special challenges, starting with getting a diagnosis.

#age-chronological, #alzheimers-disease, #brain, #chronic-traumatic-encephalopathy, #dementia, #dreams, #frontotemporal-dementia, #jama-neurology-journal, #memory, #sports-injuries

Death of High School Hockey Player Renews Debate on Neck Guards

Canada and Sweden mandate neck protection for amateurs, but U.S.A. Hockey only recommends players wear neck guards. Teddy Balkind’s death could change that.

#accidents-and-safety, #balkind-teddy-2005-22, #connecticut, #hockey-ice, #interscholastic-athletics, #national-hockey-league, #neck, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #sports-injuries, #united-states, #usa-hockey

‘Cheer’ Is Back. Coach Monica Is Ready.

The documentary series on the Navarro College cheerleading team returns to Netflix on Jan. 12.

#aldama-monica, #cheerleaders, #colleges-and-universities, #dancing-with-the-stars-tv-program, #harris-jerry-1999, #navarro-college, #netflix-inc, #sports-injuries, #television, #whiteley-greg

Eric Dickerson: ‘The N.F.L. Is Another No-Good Entity.’

Eric Dickerson talks about why some former players hate the N.F.L., his assumption that he has C.T.E., and why his single-season rushing record isn’t his most unbreakable.

#chronic-traumatic-encephalopathy, #content-type-personal-profile, #dickerson-eric, #football, #los-angeles-rams, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #national-football-league, #records-and-achievements, #southern-methodist-university, #sports-injuries, #student-athlete-compensation

Two Wyoming Bobsledders. Two Horrific Brain Injuries. One Survivor.

Travis Bell and Joe Sisson were close friends and rising stars in bobsled before crashes derailed their careers. Two decades later, one of them wonders why he thrived and his friend is gone.

#bobsledding, #brain, #chronic-traumatic-encephalopathy, #content-type-personal-profile, #olympic-games-2022, #sports-injuries

What Is a Foul in the NBA? It’s Always Evolving

The N.B.A. foul is never set in stone. As players reinvent the game, the officiating changes, too.

#basketball, #national-basketball-assn, #officiating-sports, #sports-injuries

Lakers Search for Answers, With and Without LeBron James

James could miss multiple games because of coronavirus protocols, but the Lakers have struggled even when he has played.

#anthony-carmelo, #basketball, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #davis-anthony-1993, #james-lebron, #los-angeles-lakers, #national-basketball-assn, #sports-injuries, #vaccination-and-immunization, #vogel-frank, #westbrook-russell

How to Save Your Knees Without Giving Up Your Workout

There’s no magic bullet to knee health, but staying active and building muscles around the joint are crucial.

#content-type-service, #exercise, #knees, #muscles, #osteoarthritis, #research, #sports-injuries

How Glial Cells Are Quietly Revolutionizing Chronic Pain Study and Care

New science is rewriting the book on chronic pain — and may make treatment more accessible

#chronic-condition-health, #content-type-service, #nerves-and-nervous-system, #pain, #research, #sports-injuries

Warriors Among N.B.A.’s Best Even Without Klay Thompson

Golden State is among the N.B.A.’s best teams, even without one of its best players in the injured Thompson. And it’s not just because of Stephen Curry.

#basketball, #charlotte-hornets, #curry-stephen, #golden-state-warriors, #kerr-steve, #payton-gary-ii-1992, #poole-jordan-1999, #sports-injuries, #thompson-klay

N.F.L. Week 8 Predictions: Our Picks Against the Spread

Aaron Rodgers’s top two receivers may be out against the 7-0 Cardinals, and the Saints must rely on Alvin Kamara to move past the Buccaneers while the Dolphins stare down the Bills and the trade deadline.

#arizona-cardinals, #football, #gambling, #green-bay-packers, #murray-kyler-1997, #national-football-league, #rodgers-aaron, #sports-injuries

Klay Thompson Finally Found Love. With His Boat.

Injury woes sent Thompson, the Golden State guard, looking for solace. He found it on the water. No bananas allowed.

#basketball, #boats-and-boating, #content-type-personal-profile, #golden-state-warriors, #san-francisco-bay-area-calif, #sports-injuries, #thompson-klay

Will Injured Kids Sue the Catholic Church Over Youth Football?

Denny Doyle is concerned about the risk of brain injuries to children who play tackle football. And he worries that his beloved church will also pay a price.

#catholic-youth-organization, #cincinnati-ohio, #concussions, #content-type-personal-profile, #football, #roman-catholic-church, #sports-injuries

Connor Fields, BMX Racer, Doesn’t Know If His Brain Will Let Him Ride Again

Connor Fields’s gruesome crash on the Olympic BMX track left him with serious brain trauma, a fractured memory and a lot of questions about the future.

#content-type-personal-profile, #fields-connor-1992, #henderson-nev, #olympic-games-2020, #sports-injuries, #tokyo-japan

William Person, a Bobsledder, Sues U.S.A. Skelton Over Brain Injuries

William Person, who competed from 1999 to 2007, wants to lead a class of plaintiffs seeking compensation for health problems he says were caused by years of sledding.

#bobsledding, #chronic-traumatic-encephalopathy, #sports-injuries, #traumatic-brain-injury

Will the 49ers Contend if They Just Get Healthy?

After an improbably injury-riddled 2020, 49ers Coach Kyle Shanahan’s disaster-proof offense is back on track.

#coaches-and-managers, #football, #garoppolo-jimmy-1991, #lance-trey-2000, #san-francisco-49ers, #shanahan-kyle-1979, #sports-injuries

W.N.B.A. Playoff Preview: The Sun Are Ready to End the Storm’s Reign

Connecticut has the league’s best record, but Seattle has the best track record. But none of that may matter if the Las Vegas Aces hit their stride.

#basketball, #chicago-sky, #connecticut-sun, #dallas-wings, #jones-jonquel, #las-vegas-aces, #minnesota-lynx, #new-york-liberty, #phoenix-mercury, #seattle-storm, #sports-injuries, #wilson-aja-1996

Races Are Back. So Are Injuries.

Marathon season is upon us for the first time since 2019. But, a doctor warns, “Your body right now is not the same body you had two years ago, so you’ve got to pay attention to that.”

#marathon-running, #metzl-jordan-d, #running, #sports-injuries

Eyeing Football’s Risks, a National Champion Eases Up

Sam Houston State University shaved its schedule by a game because its leaders were wary of students taking too many snaps in 2021.

#football-college, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #sam-houston-state-university, #sports-injuries

Keith McCants, Football Star Laid Low by Drugs, Dies at 53

At one time the N.F.L.’s highest-paid defensive player, he left the league after six seasons and fell into a spiral of addiction, homelessness and desolation.

#deaths-obituaries, #draft-and-recruitment-sports, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #football, #mccants-keith, #national-football-league, #pain-relieving-drugs, #sports-injuries, #tampa-bay-buccaneers

College Football Rule Changes for 2021

Officials made some tweaks to the rule book for 2021. Next year, though, could bring much more rewriting.

#football-college, #instant-replay-sports, #officiating-sports, #sports-injuries

Oakland’s Chris Bassitt Conscious After Being Hit by Line Drive

Chris Bassitt of the Oakland Athletics never lost consciousness, according to the team, after being struck by a ball traveling 100 m.p.h.

#baseball, #bassitt-chris, #oakland-athletics, #sports-injuries

He’s the Chiropractor to Olympic Track and Field Stars

How did John Ball become the go-to health professional for track and field athletes with creaky hips and balky knees? A devotee answers: Have you seen his hands?

#ball-john-t, #chandler-ariz, #chiropractors, #content-type-personal-profile, #olympic-games-2020, #sports-injuries, #track-and-field

What to Look for in a Physical Therapist

Not all P.T.s are created equal. Find a professional who values evidence over anecdote.

#content-type-service, #fibromyalgia, #knees, #laser-light-amplification-by-stimulated-emission-of-radiation, #physical-therapy, #sports-injuries, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

Phoenix Suns Headed to First N.B.A. Finals in Almost 30 Years

This will be the first trip to the finals for the Suns’ veteran leader, Chris Paul, who scored 41 points in the series-clinching Game 6 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers.

#ayton-deandre-1998, #booker-devin-1996, #los-angeles-clippers, #nba-championship, #paul-chris-1985, #phoenix-suns, #playoff-games, #sports-injuries

Serena Williams Out of Wimbledon With an Injury

Williams started her first-round match against Aliaksandra Sasnovich aggressively, but she slipped on the grass court and later fell after injuring her right hamstring.

#sports-injuries, #tennis, #williams-serena, #wimbledon-tennis-tournament

A Spectator’s Sign Felled Dozens of Tour de France Racers

The French authorities were searching for a woman who they said left the scene after a German cyclist crashed into her sign, setting off a pileup during the first stage of the race.

#amaury-sport-organization, #bicycles-and-bicycling, #brittany-france, #cycling-road, #france, #martin-tony-1985, #sports-injuries, #tour-de-france-bicycle-race