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.
The documentary series on the Navarro College cheerleading team returns to Netflix on Jan. 12.
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.
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.
The N.B.A. foul is never set in stone. As players reinvent the game, the officiating changes, too.
James could miss multiple games because of coronavirus protocols, but the Lakers have struggled even when he has played.
There’s no magic bullet to knee health, but staying active and building muscles around the joint are crucial.
New science is rewriting the book on chronic pain — and may make treatment more accessible
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.
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.
Injury woes sent Thompson, the Golden State guard, looking for solace. He found it on the water. No bananas allowed.
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.
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.
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.
After an improbably injury-riddled 2020, 49ers Coach Kyle Shanahan’s disaster-proof offense is back on track.
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.
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.”
Sam Houston State University shaved its schedule by a game because its leaders were wary of students taking too many snaps in 2021.
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.
Officials made some tweaks to the rule book for 2021. Next year, though, could bring much more rewriting.
Chris Bassitt of the Oakland Athletics never lost consciousness, according to the team, after being struck by a ball traveling 100 m.p.h.
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?
Not all P.T.s are created equal. Find a professional who values evidence over anecdote.
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.
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.
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.
Young, the Atlanta Hawks guard, has embraced the booing, cursing crowds and his opponents’ defensive pressure. What he hasn’t embraced? Low expectations.
Injuries kept the Nets from knowing what they could really look like once their stars — Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and James Harden — were playing well together.
Sang Ho Baek, 20, “had been battling injuries throughout the season,” a teammate said, and underwent Tommy John surgery, a relatively common procedure for pitchers.
A rash of injuries leads LeBron James to question the league’s packed schedule.
Injury woes are not new, but they have been acute during the playoffs. Never before have eight All-Stars missed at least one postseason game in the same year.
Paul, the Phoenix Suns guard, could miss at least a part of the Western Conference finals.
The Bucks tied their playoff series with the Nets, 2-2, as Kyrie Irving left with an injured ankle, joining James Harden on the Brooklyn sideline.
The world’s biggest stars have been playing almost nonstop for a year, meaning Euro 2020 and other championships may be decided by which ones have the most left in the tank.
At 36, with his team’s future in doubt, James faces basketball mortality.
The Los Angeles Lakers, the defending N.B.A. champions led by LeBron James, struggled with injuries all season.
Even accounting for virus-related stints, trips to the injured list are up as the sport lags behind others in injury prevention.
Barty, the world’s No. 1 tennis player, had to leave the court for medical treatment during her second-round match.
The Boston Celtics tried in their first-round series but were too depleted to compete. The Nets’ next opponent, the Milwaukee Bucks, may have a better shot.
Michael Jordan earned a reputation as a fiercely competitive winner with the Chicago Bulls. Owning the Charlotte Hornets hasn’t brought him the same on-court success — yet.
Injuries and illness dragged down the records of several teams, including the defending champion Los Angeles Lakers. That could mean early postseason exits for the season’s best.
Batters are being hit at a rate unseen since the 1890s. Kevin Pillar’s beaning showed how devastating one pitch can be.
The Nets would be heavily favored in the first-round playoff matchup even without Boston’s injury woes. “As a fan of the N.B.A., it’s hard to see those guys losing,” Celtics Coach Brad Stevens said.
After years of facing each other in the N.B.A. finals, James and Curry are competing just to make the playoffs. How did this happen?
New laws cleaning up the sport of horse racing can’t come soon enough.
When the Rangers and the Capitals dropped their gloves to settle a score, the old-school spectacle was greeted with disgust, nostalgia and excitement.
Though stars like LeBron James and Luka Doncic have complained about the pre-playoff hurdle, the stress of the play-in matters less than injuries and the compressed season.
In the wake of a seismic scandal, Chellsie Memmel and other gymnasts are done with inhumane coaching — and the idea that they have to peak in their teens.
Icing muscles after strenuous exercise is not just ineffective, it could be counterproductive, a new study in mice suggests.