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Ex-NHL players sue league on concussions

WASHINGTON — Ten former National Hockey League players, including All-Star defenseman Gary Leeman and Blair James Stewart of the Washington Capitals, claimed in a class-action lawsuit that the league hasn’t done enough to protect players from concussions. The lawsuit seeks ...

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Goodell: Concussions settlement ‘significant amount of money’

NEW YORK — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell took issue with the notion that the league’s $765 million settlement with former players is a paltry sum compared to the sport’s revenues. “This is a significant amount of money,” he said Wednesday. ...

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Judge: NFL, players to settle concussion lawsuits

PHILADELPHIA — The NFL agreed Thursday to spend close to $800 million to diagnose and compensate potentially thousands of retired players who develop dementia or other brain injuries they blame on the violent, bone-crunching collisions that pro football has long ...

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Former players oppose NFL’s bid to dismiss concussion cases

Arguing that “football has become the site of perhaps the gravest health crisis in the history of sports,” lawyers for thousands of former NFL players asked a judge to reject the league’s bid to dismiss their lawsuits about concussions. In ...

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Former Raven sues NFL for fraud, conspiracy, negligence

Former Baltimore Ravens running back Matt Lawrence, a free agent since March after spending two seasons on the Injured Reserve list, is suing the National Football League for fraud, conspiracy and negligence for concealing the risks of long-term damage from head injuries.

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Ex-Raven Jamal Lewis to appear in bankruptcy court

ATLANTA — A bankruptcy court hearing is scheduled on Tuesday in Atlanta for former Baltimore Ravens running back Jamal Lewis. Lewis filed for bankruptcy in April, listing $14.5 million in assets and $10.6 million in debts. The 32-year-old Lewis retired ...

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