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Two concussions don’t always add up to second impact syndrome

CNN  —  The NFL has been thrust back into the concussion debate after Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa took two big hits just four days apart. This time, the debate involves whether Tagovailoa was appropriately cleared to play, with some fans concerned he was at risk of a condition called second impact syndrome. On Sunday, …

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Antonio Inoki: Famed Japanese wrestler turned politician dies aged 79

CNN  —  Former Japanese professional wrestler Antonio Inoki has died aged 79, according to his organization. Inoki – who was one of Japan’s most well-known wrestlers – famously faced boxing great Muhammad Ali in a mixed martial arts match in 1976. The New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW) – an organization promoting Japanese wrestling that Inoki founded …

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Miami Dolphins QB Tagovailoa in good spirits after concussion as NFL review underway

CNN  —  Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is “in good spirits” Friday after receiving a concussion during Thursday night’s game, head coach Mike McDaniel told reporters. The NFL and Dolphins are under scrutiny for the decision to allow Tagovailoa to play Thursday, after the quarterback was injured in a game just last Sunday. McDaniel said …

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Gavin Escobar: Former Dallas Cowboys tight end found dead after apparent rock climbing accident

CNN  —  Former Dallas Cowboys tight end Gavin Escobar was one of two climbers who died after an apparent accident in California, officials announced on Wednesday. Escobar was 31 years old. Firefighters attempted to reach two injured rock climbers at Tahquitz Rock near Idyllwild in the San Bernardino National Forest, the Cal Fire and Riverside …

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Tua Tagovailoa: Miami Dolphins quarterback taken off the field on stretcher during game against Bengals

CNN  —  The Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa was taken off the field on a stretcher on Thursday during a game against the Cincinnati Bengals, after suffering apparent head and neck injuries – less than a week after being injured in another game. Tagovailoa is conscious, has movement in all his extremities and was taken …

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Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal: Behind the ‘raw’ photo that captures their enduring friendship

CNN  —  It was a moment in time – as brief as half a second – that captured the intensity of the relationship and rivalry between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. Poised on the side of the court with her camera at the ready, photographer Ella Ling expected Federer’s farewell from tennis to be charged …

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Dallas Cowboys hand New York Giants first loss of the season behind back-up quarterback Cooper Rush

CNN  —  Starting for the second game in a row for the first time in his career, Cooper Rush has grabbed his opportunity with both hands. Having won last week against the Cincinnati Bengals, Rush and the Dallas Cowboys handed the New York Giants their first loss of the season, 23-16, on Monday night. Rush …

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Myles Garrett, Cleveland Browns defensive end, hospitalized with his passenger after car crash

CNN  —  Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett was transported to a hospital Monday with non-life-threatening injuries following a car crash, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol. Just before 3 p.m., troopers responded to a report of a rollover crash and injury in Sharon Township, about 40 miles south of Cleveland, Ohio State Highway …

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Micah Hyde: Buffalo Bills safety suffers season-ending neck injury

CNN  —  The Buffalo Bills will have to mount their Super Bowl challenge without Micah Hyde, one of their top defensive players, who suffered a season-ending neck injury playing against the Tennessee Titans on Monday. Hyde’s agent, Jack Bechta, confirmed the news on Twitter, adding that “fortunately, we expect a healthy return for #23 in …

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Xavier McClain: A New Jersey high school football player dies nearly two weeks after he was ‘critically injured’ in a game, school district says

CNN  —  A high school football player died nearly two weeks after he was “critically injured” during a football game, the Linden, New Jersey, Public School District said in a statement. Xavier McClain,16, was a sophomore playing for the Linden Tigers varsity boys football team when he suffered a head injury during a game on …

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