Tuesday , 25 July 2017

Jon Kerns

All but one of 111 former NFL players had brain injury in study

“Football is not a contact sport, it’s a collision sport.” These words, spoken by legendary football coach Vince Lombardi, have taken on new meaning in the last decade after several recent studies have revealed a link between the repeated collisions for which the game is known and a progressive brain disease called chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE. Now, a new …

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Jim Harbaugh: 3 quarterbacks battling for starting job

While addressing reporters at Big Ten media days Tuesday morning, Harbaugh said incumbent starter Wilton Speight is “in a good spot,” but he expects there to be an extended and legitimate competition for the job in Ann Arbor. “[Speight] comes in really tied for first with John O’Korn and Brandon Peters, legitimately, through competition,” Harbaugh said. “Throughout all the spring, …

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Delta flight delayed by argument between pilot, attendant

Delta Air Lines is apologizing after an argument between a pilot and a flight attendant delayed a flight from New York to Portland, Maine. A Delta spokesman said Tuesday that the crew members were replaced before the plane took off. He said the incident does not reflect the professionalism the airline expects from employees, and that the company is investigating. …

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Big Ten to coaches: 'Stay put. Sideline isn't a stage.'

Watch your step, Jim Harbaugh. The rest of you Big Ten coaches, too. Conference officials are tired of coaches who treat the sideline like a stage and rage like Hamlet over calls they don’t like — and they’re prepared, finally, to do something about it. Of the several rules changes in store for the 2017 season, stricter enforcement of the …

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While interviewing with Cavs, Chauncey Billups says he knew Kyrie Irving was unhappy

Billups also said his concern over the amount of assets in the franchise if LeBron James left in free agency next year contributed to his decision to pass on the job. “(Irving’s trade request) didn’t surprise me. I knew as (the Cavs) were doing their due diligence on me I was doing the same thing on them,” Billups said in …

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Ex-Marine killed fighting Islamic State in Syria

A former Marine who secretly traveled to Syria earlier this year to battle the Islamic State was killed while fighting for a Kurdish militia, his father said Tuesday. David Taylor Sr. told The Associated Press that his 25-year-old son, David Taylor, told only a high school friend about his plans to join the Kurdish group, and he swore his friend …

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Domino's Pizza profit rises, but sees overseas slowdown

Domino’s Pizza reported Tuesday that its profit jumped 33 percent in its second quarter as more people ordered its pies, but the pizza chain was hit by a slowdown in sales overseas. Shares of Domino’s Pizza Inc. tumbled more than 8 percent Tuesday. Domino’s international sales rose 2.6 percent at established stores during the quarter that ended June 18, falling …

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Key ACA insurer urges gov't to keep customer subsidies

One of the biggest insurers in the Affordable Care Act’s marketplaces is warning the federal government that it must preserve cost-sharing payments for low-income customers to avoid hurting millions of people. Centene Chairman and CEO Michael Neidorff said Tuesday that those payments, and some other support, will be crucial to stabilizing marketplace insurance exchanges that have been marred by dwindling …

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