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AP Analysis: Youth concussion laws pushed by NFL lack bite

AP Analysis: Youth concussion laws pushed by NFL lack bite

PHOENIX (AP) — Criticized for its own handling of head injuries, the NFL launched an extensive lobbying campaign to pass laws protecting kids who get concussions while playing sports. The result: Within just five years, every state had a law on the books.
But are the laws strong enough?
An Associated Press analysis of th ... (full story)


Underground bicycle park being built in old Kentucky mine

Underground bicycle park being built in old Kentucky mine

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — It's the perfect setting: millions of tons of dirt, plenty of space and an atmosphere that stays at a constant 58 degrees.
A new underground bicycle park with miles of dirt trails, jumps and stunt courses is being built inside an abandoned limestone mine in Louisville that has been recycled into a pop ... (full story)


Kent State coach keeps focus on team while battling lymphoma

Kent State coach keeps focus on team while battling lymphoma

ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — Three weeks. Three long weeks of tests and maybe and possibly and could be. That was the most difficult part for Danielle O'Banion.
It began with the worst type of call in late October, when doctors told the Kent State women's basketball coach that something was wrong and she might have cancer. And it ra ... (full story)


Going 'Wild' on your first long hike? Consider your feet

Going 'Wild' on your first long hike? Consider your feet

NEW YORK (AP) — A big, bad pair of hiking boots and the bloody hurt they inflicted on Cheryl Strayed's feet were co-stars in her book "Wild," as they were for Reese Witherspoon in the popular movie adaptation that earned the actress an Oscar nomination.
Toenails were taken by the too-small monsters, and both of th ... (full story)


Ohio State expects $3M royalties bump after championship win

COLUMBUS (AP) — The Ohio State University is cashing in after the Buckeyes' victory in the NCAA's championship football game.
The university expects a $3 million increase this year in royalties from licensed merchandise sales as fans continue to buy national championship gear and keepsakes, The Columbus Dispatch reports. Of ... (full story)