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Athletes' pains may signal undiagnosed injuries
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons via HealthDay News
Young athletes hitting the playing fields this fall should be reminded that aches and pains might signal an undiagnosed sports injury, experts say. And "playing through the pain" could make an undetected injury even worse, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine.
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2 new teams enter the latest High School Football America Top 25
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There are two new teams in the latest High School Football America Top 25 as Hamilton (Arizona) enters at No. 20 after a win over previously undefeated Mountain Pointe (Arizona) and Starkville (Mississippi) breaks in at No. 24. Hamilton and Starkville move in thanks to losses by No. 16 St. Peter's Prep (New Jersey) and No. 20 Gonzaga (Washington, D.C.).
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The Turnaround — Jason Strunk: Never Give In, Never Give Up
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You know, this profession is tough. It can lead you to the pinnacle of sports' greatest moments. It can also swallow you up and spit you out like you were never anything special.
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California coach installs digital 'classroom' on sidelines
Visalia Times-Delta
Frustrated with the awkwardness of having the team's offensive or defensive units huddled around a single iPad on the sidelines, Mt. Whitney, California coach Marty Martin tried to figure out a way where the still photos could be reviewed on a much-larger screen. Martin turned to a technological whiz on the junior varsity coaching staff, and the Pioneers made a major improvement prior to the 2014 campaign. They hooked up a 55-inch flat-screen TV to the iPad used on the sidelines.
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A new turf that tackles safety
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Lee High School in Midland, Texas, has brand new turf for its football field, but it's what's underneath that will have a huge impact on the players. "We're going to have about two inches, two and a half inches of pretty good cushion there to help our kids," said MISD Athletic Director Todd Howey. It's just an extra layer of safety.
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High school coaches say they were influenced by their own coaches
News & Observer
Millbrook High football coach Clarence Inscore can summarize why he coaches high school football in a couple of words. "Obviously, it was Earl Smith," said Inscore, who succeeded his old coach at Millbrook 13 years ago. "His influence and the love of the game is what made me decide to coach."
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Ex-Baylor commit Eubanks sues high school
Sporting News
Former Baylor commitment Kobe Eubanks is fighting back after a transcript issue cost him his scholarship. The Centereach, N.Y., native and his father Clayton, are suing his former high school, Florida-based Plantation American Heritage School, for damages worth at least $75,000, alleging that the school manipulated his grades rendering him ineligible to play at Baylor this fall.
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Panel aims to change pitching rule for spring baseball season
CHSAA Now
A panel of high school baseball coaches and administrators, doctors and club baseball coaches met recently to further a discussion on how to reduce arm injuries in the sport. Their hope is to change Colorado's pitching rule by the start of the spring 2015 season.
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Minnesota league plans vote on guidelines for transgender athletes
Star-Tribune
The Minnesota State High School League is poised to vote on a proposal that would establish first-ever guidelines in the state for transgender students to take part in high school sports. The proposal spells out medical documentation that students must provide to identify themselves as transgender, including evidence of hormone therapy, surgery and parental or guardian consent.
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Study: 96 percent of deceased NFL players' brains had degenerative disease
Time
The brains of 76 out of 79 (96 percent) of deceased NFL players showed signs of a degenerative brain disease, according to a study released recently by the nation's largest brain bank. The Department of Veterans Affairs' brain repository in Massachusetts, a collaboration between VA and Boston University's CTE Center, found that the instance of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a brain condition that causes dementia and other cognitive problems, was so high that it doubled the number of CTE cases previously reported by the institution, PBS reported.
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Schools offer gee-whiz gyms
U.S. News & World Report
There are eight basketball courts, a third-mile corkscrew track suspended high above the ground floor, a 20-foot climbing wall rising out of an outdoor pool, a PGA golf simulator and a hot tub that seats 50 people. Atop the "fitness tower," five stories of cardio equipment and exercise rooms, sits a yoga studio whose enormous windows open up to the sky like garage doors. A five-star spa? A billionaire's vacation home? Actually, this is the new student recreation center at Auburn University in Alabama, $72 million worth of exercise opportunities.
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Study: ACL tear won't keep most college athletes from returning to play
University of North Carolina via HealthDay News
It's a debilitating injury, but an ACL tear typically doesn't mean the end of a college athlete's career, a new study finds. The research suggests that the risk for a reinjury of the knee's anterior cruciate ligament actually goes down as athletes mature from high school into their college years.
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2 ways to prevent run injuries
Triathlete Europe
Triathletes are all about variety. That's why the results of a recent study regarding running injuries — or rather how to prevent them — are welcome news.
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