Osaka’s struggles with mental health hit home for other athletes

The woman expected to win the French Open dropped out of the tournament for her mental health. Naomi Osaka’s decision to pull out of the competition came after tournament officials fined her $15,000 for not speaking to the media following her first-round match on Sunday. The four-time major champion, 23, announced on Twitter before the […]

New device can help protect young athletes in contact sports

There is a new way to protect your growing athlete. The Food and Drug Administration just approved a device that can help prevent traumatic brain injury, and it will be available over the counter. You can get it in Canada right now, but because the FDA just approved the Q-Collar, you can’t get it here […]

WNBA players adjusting to life in their Florida bubble

Sue Bird has seen a lot in her storied playing career in the WNBA, overseas and the Olympics. While nothing the 39-year-old Seattle Storm guard experienced has prepared her for life in the WNBA bubble, she is making the best of the situation. The WNBA put all 12 of its teams at a single site […]

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More universities report new coronavirus cases in athletics programs

Several universities this week joined a growing list of schools reporting coronavirus cases within their athletic programs. Arkansas State reported that seven athletes from three sports programs tested positive last Wednesday. They were all asymptomatic and will remain in quarantine for 14 days, the university said. Marshall University and Oklahoma State University announced they’ve each […]