| Jul 24, 2012
| 5:29 PM
Emergency regulations passed by the state school board Tuesday will require that athletic coaches be trained in how to identify traumatic head injuries and that students be pulled out of a game as soon as a concussion is suspected.
School board members...
| Aug 3, 2012
| 11:00 AM
While many of her teenage peers were sunning at pools, shopping at malls or sleeping in, Ebe Inegbenebor was spending part of a recent summer day talking about concussions as the new student member of the Maryland State Board of Education.
| Aug 17, 2012
| 3:21 PM
Amid growing concerns about concussions, more student athletes are having their brain function tested prior to injury in a procedure called baseline testing that is becoming increasingly mainstream.
Baseline tests can be used for comparison to...
| Sep 19, 2012
| 9:00 AM
When Beth Kennedy's head hit the ice hard, she was stunned. The teen got up slowly, skated to her hockey team's bench and asked her rec league coach if she could sit out for a bit. But she returned to the heat of the tournament game a few minutes later....
| May 8, 2012
| 11:47 AM
We may never know exactly why Junior Seau died, of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest, at his home in San Diego on May 2. Suicide is commonly the result of depression, and perhaps Mr. Seau had a mood disorder that had nothing to do...
| May 10, 2012
| 12:32 PM
UPDATE: I just received an email response from Cam Weber, GM of American Football for EA Sports. He writes: “In order to depict the seriousness of concussions, when a player is injured in a Madden NFL game, they will be tended to by the medical...
| Jul 28, 2012
| 8:45 PM
The Orioles could be getting a familiar face back to Camden Yards very soon.
Second baseman Brian Roberts started a two-game rehabilitation stint with short-season Single-A Aberdeen on Saturday night and could be back with the major league club as early...
| May 15, 2012
| 1:27 PM
With her perky, upbeat attitude, Maryland's Karri Ellen Johnson has always been a glass-half-full person. Right now, however, her glass is just about running over.
After repercussions from a concussion wiped out the last 12 games of her junior season,...
| Jul 29, 2012
| 4:41 PM
Brian Roberts knew going into his minor league rehab assignment with short-season Class-A Aberdeen that it might be the last few innings of baseball he would play this season.
A second opinion on the torn labrum in his right hip gave the second baseman...
| Jan 11, 2013
| 9:51 AM
They’re big. They’re fast. They’re strong. And you can see something else in today’s NFL players: they’re scared.
Scared about what football might be doing to their brains. Scared about a possible lifetime of migraine...
| Mar 11, 2013
| 3:24 PM
— In three weeks the Orioles will take the field against the Tampa Bay Rays on Opening Day in St. Petersburg, Fla., and Brian Roberts is expected to be starting at second base.
Nothing new there.
Roberts, the former All-Star and once the face of...
| Jan 12, 2013
| 8:42 PM
Reading the eyes of Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, Ravens cornerback Corey Graham broke on the football and undercut wide receiver Brandon Stokley to intercept the four-time NFL Most Valuable Player in overtime.
The pivotal turnover set up...