• Twitter Nov 10, 2019

    Runner's Abuse Allegations Embolden Other Female Athletes

    Track and field is facing a painful and public reckoning with the treatment of some female athletes. Former teen running star Mary Cain’s account this week of alleged physical and emotional abuse at the recently disbanded Nike Oregon Project is prompting more top athletes to come forward. Amy Yoder Begley, a 10,000-meter runner, said Friday she was told she had...

  • coach Jun 26, 2019

    Athletic Trainers: Coaches Still Influence Health Decisions of Student-Athletes

    More than one-third of college athletic trainers say coaches influence the hiring and firing of their schools’ sports-medicine staffs, a finding that counters an NCAA-recommended protocol urging medical staff to make decisions about athlete health independent of coaches and administrators. Among the 1,796 athletic trainers who answered a recent survey, more than 48 percent said their school was not following...

  • Facebook Apr 11, 2019

    How Safe Is Running a Marathon? Heart Doctors Say It Depends

    It was the death heard ’round the running world. In July 1984, acclaimed author and running guru Jim Fixx died of a heart attack while trotting along a country road in Vermont. Overnight, a nascent global movement of asphalt athletes got a gut check: Just because you run marathons doesn’t mean you’re safe from heart problems. Fast-forward 35 years, and...

  • Facebook Mar 28, 2019

    Members of UC Berkeley Football Team, Coaching Staff Accused of Sexual Harassment

    A former UC Berkeley student is accusing members of the university’s football team and coaching staff of sexual harassment. Paige Cornelius posted the detailed accusations on her Facebook page last Wednesday, saying they happened while she was working for the team’s Sports Medicine program last season.

  • spokesman Jun 21, 2018

    Schools Mum on Ties to Doc in Sex Abuse Inquiry

    A now-dead doctor accused of sexual misconduct by former student athletes at Ohio State University said he acted as a team physician at other universities, most of which won’t say if they are reviewing those connections or whether any concerns were raised about him. Ohio State employment records reviewed by The Associated Press indicate Richard Strauss worked at five schools...

  • Ireland Jun 6, 2018

    Horse Racing Playing Catch-Up on Jockey Concussion Protocol

    There’s no national concussion program from state to state or racetrack to racetrack.

  • CEO Mar 8, 2018

    $140M UC San Diego Health Outpatient Pavilion to Debut

    On March 12, UC San Diego Health will open the Koman Family Outpatient Pavilion, sporting specialty services for breast, urology, sports medicine and spine care.

  • NBC Feb 10, 2018

    Larry Nassar Sent to Maximum-Security Federal Prison in Tucson

    Larry Nassar, the former Olympic doctor accused of molesting more than 200 women and girls, has been transferred to a maximum-security federal prison that offers a sex-offender program, the Bureau of Prisons website shows. Nassar, 54, started serving a 60-year federal sentence for possession of child pornography at the U.S. Penitentiary in Tucson, Arizona, NBC News reported. If he outlasts...

  • NBC Feb 9, 2018

    Michigan State Moves to Remove Larry Nassar's Boss

    Michigan State University is taking steps to fire doctor Larry Nassar’s former boss on Friday in the latest fallout from the sex-abuse scandal roiling the campus and the gymnastics world, NBC News reported. William Strampel was the dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine at MSU, where Nassar had his sports medicine practice until he was publicly accused of molesting...

  • San Diego Feb 9, 2018

    A Medical Breakdown of a Winter Olympics 2018 Athlete

    Is it possible that with enough hard-work, patience and practice, anyone could become an Olympic-level athlete, or is it something you’re born with? That’s what NBC 7 set out to ask sports medicine doctors in San Diego Thursday.

  • lawyer Jan 24, 2018

    No Bail for Man Accused of Killing of Ex-Olympic Chiropractor

    A 21-year-old man has appeared in court on charges that he fatally stabbed a prominent former chiropractor found dead in his East Providence, Rhode Island, home.

  • NBCUniversal Inc. Oct 7, 2017

    Whittier Teacher Ran Toward Chaos to Help Vegas Victims

    A teacher from Whittier ran toward the chaos to try to help victims during the shooting at the Route 91 Festival. John Cádiz Klemack reports for the NBC4 News on Friday. Oct. 6, 2017.

  • NBC Sep 18, 2016

    Former USA Gymnastics Doctor Faces More Abuse Allegations

    More women have accused Dr. Larry Nassar, the former doctor for the U.S. women’s gymnastics team, of abuse, officials said Friday, after molestation claims against the doctor first surfaced earlier this week. The Indianapolis Star reported Monday that two gymnasts, one an Olympic medal winner, had accused Nassar of sexually abusing them during treatment. One of the women filed a...

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