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12:18 pm
Mon May 4, 2015

Concussions Are Most Likely During Practice In High School And College

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Originally published on Tue May 5, 2015 12:48 pm

Parents worry about a child getting a concussion in the heat of competition, but they also need to be thinking about what happens during practices, a study finds.

High school and college football players are more likely to suffer a concussion during practices than in a game, according a study published Monday in JAMA Pediatrics. Here are the numbers:

  • In youth games, 54 percent of concussions happened during games.
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5:04 am
Mon May 4, 2015

After Mayweather-Pacquiao Bout, Fans Evaluate Boxing

Originally published on Mon May 4, 2015 2:02 pm

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Sports
6:20 pm
Sun May 3, 2015

For Filipinos, Manny Pacquiao Remains A Symbol Of Hope

Originally published on Sun May 3, 2015 7:46 pm

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7:55 am
Sun May 3, 2015

A Boat Of Their Own: All-Women Team Tackles Sailing's Toughest Race

Leg 5 from New Zealand to Itajai, Brazil aboard aboard Team SCA in March.
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Originally published on Mon May 4, 2015 2:09 pm

What's the worst thing about sailing through the fierce winds and mountainous seas of the Southern Ocean?

"Just being freezing cold," says Sara Hastreiter, a 30-year-old native of Wyoming who is crewing on the first all-women Volvo Ocean Race team since 2001. The eight-month around-the-world event, sailed in stages, set off from Spain in October.

"Getting out of your bunk when you're just violently shivering. That's really tough," she says of the remote stretch of water that circles Antarctica.

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Sports
7:49 am
Sun May 3, 2015

Mayweather Defeats Pacquaio; Both Earn Millions

Originally published on Mon May 4, 2015 2:09 pm

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The Two-Way
7:29 pm
Sat May 2, 2015

American Pharoah Wins 2015 Kentucky Derby

American Pharoah #18, ridden by Victor Espinoza (left), races Firing Line #10, ridden by Gary Stevens, out of turn 4 during the 141st running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on Saturday.
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American Pharoah, ridden by Victor Espinoza, has won the 141st Kentucky Derby with a time of 2:03:02.

He raced to victory before the largest Derby crowd ever — 170,513, reports The Associated Press.

American Pharoah, owned by Ahmed Zayat, was the favorite heading into the race at Churchill Downs in Louisville. He had to fight Firing Line and Dortmund for the victory; the three were neck-and-neck (and neck) for a stretch, but American Pharoah pulled ahead at the end. Firing Line came in second.

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U.S.
5:49 pm
Sat May 2, 2015

The Orioles Won 8-2, But No Fans Were There To Watch

Originally published on Sat May 2, 2015 6:27 pm

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The Two-Way
3:55 pm
Sat May 2, 2015

Mayweather Outboxes Pacquiao In A Unanimous Decision

Floyd Mayweather Jr. celebrates the unanimous decision victory during the welterweight unification championship bout on Saturday at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
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Originally published on Sun May 3, 2015 2:12 am

Updated at 1:50 a.m. EDT Sunday: Mayweather wins

Floyd Mayweather Jr.maintained his unbeaten record with a unanimous decision victory over Manny Pacquaio in their unified welterweight megabout in Las Vegas on Saturday.

The 38-year-old American made a surprisingly strong start, then withstood some aggressive counter-punching by the Filipino southpaw in the later rounds as he improved his career record to 48-0.

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7:59 am
Sat May 2, 2015

A Boxing Match And A Derby: The Week In Sports

Originally published on Sat May 2, 2015 10:26 am

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Author Interviews
7:59 am
Sat May 2, 2015

'Outsider Baseball': Tells Tales Of Obscure Baseball Characters

Originally published on Sat May 2, 2015 10:26 am

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