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Group of ex-rugby league players sue over brain damage caused by concussions
Bobbie Goulding, Paul Highton and Jason Roach are among ten former professionals involved in the legal action against the Rugby Football League.
Rugby World Cup winner Steve Thompson pledges his brain to dementia research
The former England international is one of a number of ex-sportsmen who are suffering from the disease.
'I had no idea about this' - Boxing's biggest taboo and the man seeking to highlight it
Journalist and author Tris Dixon on his reasons for writing ‘Damage’.
Rugby players' union boss calls for urgent action to prevent head injuries
Exeter boss Rob Baxter said it was ‘disingenuous’ for people not to recognise the steps rugby had taken to make the sport safer, meanwhile.
'He failed my Dad, it's heartbreaking': Sutton calls on Taylor to stand down
The former Celtic striker delivered an emotional address on BT Sport.
Tests show deceased NFL player suffered from severe brain condition prior to suicide
Aaron Hernandez of the New England Patriots suffered from CTE, which has been linked with playing the sport.
Study finds 99% of former NFL players have brain disease caused by blows to the head
Head injury risks in the US sport have become a major concern as former players speak out about long-term health effects.
American football hits similar to 62 car crashes per game - new research
Researchers used a special mouthguard to collect the data.
A career designed to damage their brains and lives: WWE stars file lawsuit
The 214-page complaint which outlines the basis of the case alleges a host of failings on WWE’s part.
Dozens of former wrestlers sue WWE over brain damage
A lawsuit in the name of Joe “Road Warrior Animal” Laurinaitis and others alleges that WWE is liable for neurological damages .
Wrestling legend Mick Foley is donating his brain for concussion research
The 50-year-old star is not the only wrestler to do their bit to enhance our understanding of CTE.
NFL admit link between football and brain disease for the first time
Jeff Miller was speaking before a US congressional committee.
The doctor who inspired Will Smith's 'Concussion' movie is convinced OJ Simpson has a brain disease
World-renowned forensic pathologist Dr. Bennet Omalu believes OJ Simpson suffers from CTE
Limiting impacts in training key to cutting concussions - Dr. Michael O'Brien
The head injury specialist feels training time would be far better spent working on skills.