Athletes

Dr. Jeffrey Kutcher, Photo by Ann Karrick

Sports Concussions, Football And Beyond

Head injuries and football in particular are hot topics again, after yet another death on the gridiron. Three recent deaths on the football field, and an apparent injury suffered by the quarterback of the University […]

WTIC NewsTalk 1080–10/04/2014

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7 Dumbest Athlete Arrests

Sometimes athletes just aren’t the sharpest tool in the shed …

07/04/2014

The flag of the Special Olympics raised as players attend the Opening Ceremony of the Special Olympics. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

Special Olympics Maine Winter Games Wrapping Up

The Special Olympics Maine Winter Games are wrapping up at Sugarloaf.

01/28/2014

Pro and amateur athletes are susceptible to rhabdomyolysis, a muscle condition. (Getty Images)

Pros To Amateurs At Risk From Extreme Workouts

Elite and recreational athletes are susceptible to muscle, kidney problems.

01/04/2014

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Sports Verdict: Should NASCAR Drivers Be Considered True Athletes?

In the wake of Jimmie Johnson securing his 6th NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship, Donovan McNabb expressed his belief that NASCAR drivers are not true athletes. Is he out of line, or is this type of racing in no way a sport?

11/21/2013

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High School Athletes Accused Of Assaults On Younger Campers

Three male Somerville High School soccer players attending a school sports camp in western Massachusetts been arrested on charges they sexually assaulted three younger campers, authorities said Friday.

08/30/2013

File photo of a pro football player suffering a concussion. (credit: Getty Images)

Study: High School Athletes Returning Too Soon From Concussions

High school student-athletes who have suffered concussions are returning to the playing field before their brain has fully recovered.

12/31/2012

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Principal’s Lawyer Says Grade-Tampering Charges Are Political

The lawyer for a New Haven high school principal says allegations of grade-tampering are part of a campaign against his client for refusing to support the re-election of Mayor John DeStefano Jr.

08/29/2012

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Bill Aims To Clarify Scholarship Conditions

The Connecticut House of Representatives has passed legislation requiring the fine print included in athletic scholarships to be revealed to student athletes.

05/24/2011

Bethel Man Charged With Selling Steroids to High School Athletes

Federal authorities say they have arrested a Bethel man who allegedly distributed steroids to high school student-athletes and others in the Danbury area.

03/16/2011

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