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  1. Tim Shaw, former Tennessee Titans special teamer, reveals ALS dia...

    Paul Kuharsky

    Former Tennessee Titans linebacker and special teamer Tim Shaw revealed Tuesday in a video on the team's website that he has ALS.

    Story | Conversation | August 19, 2014
  2. NFL agrees to remove $675 million cap on concussion damages

    The NFL agreed Wednesday to remove a $675 million cap on damages from thousands of concussion-related claims after a federal judge questioned whether there would be enough money to cover as many as 20,000 retired players.

    Story | Conversation | June 25, 2014
  3. MLB to honor Lou Gehrig, New York Yankees Hall of Fame first base...

    Major League Baseball is preparing to honor Lou Gehrig on the 75th anniversary of his famed "luckiest man" speech.

    Story | Conversation | June 19, 2014
  4. Baltimore Ravens adviser O.J. Brigance wins George Halas Award fo...

    O.J. Brigance, the Baltimore Ravens' senior adviser for player development, has won the George Halas Award for overcoming adversity to succeed.

    Story | Conversation | June 16, 2014
  5. New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson gives Steve Gleason $5M for A...

    Mike Triplett

    New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson is donating $5 million to former Saints player Steve Gleason, whom he called an "NFL legend" for the way he and his Team Gleason charity are working to aid ALS patients and search for a cure.

    Story | Conversation | April 28, 2014
  6. Dick Kelley, longtime Boston College Eagles SID, dies after battl...

    Jeff Goodman

    Longtime Boston College sports information director Dick Kelley died on Thursday night after a near-three year battle with ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease. He was 48.

    Story | Conversation | February 14, 2014
  7. San Diego State assistant coach Mark Fisher diagnosed with ALS

    Jeff Goodman

    San Diego State assistant coach Mark Fisher, the 34-year-old son of Aztecs coach Steve Fisher, has been diagnosed with ALS, more commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease.

    Story | Conversation | September 27, 2013
  8. Steve Gleason accepts apologies of fired radio DJs

    Steve Gleason wrote on his organization's Facebook page that he accepts the apologies of the three Atlanta radio disc jockeys who mocked his Lou Gehrig's disease in a skit Monday morning and later were fired.

    Story | Conversation | June 18, 2013
  9. Atlanta radio hosts fired for mocking former NFL player with Lou ...

    The cast of an Atlanta sports radio show has been fired after mocking a former NFL player who has Lou Gehrig's disease, a station official said Monday.

    Story | Conversation | June 17, 2013
  10. ATP says chairman Brad Drewett dies at 54

    Brad Drewett, a former tour player who led the ATP as executive chairman and helped increase prize money at Grand Slam tournaments, died Friday. He was 54.

    Story | Conversation | May 03, 2013
  11. Drewett's legacy will last

    Kamakshi Tandon

    A battle with Lou Gehrig's disease will force ATP CEO Brad Drewett to step down, but his knowledge as player and executive will be his legacy, Kamakshi Tandon writes.

    Story | Conversation | February 14, 2013
  12. Brad Drewett set to leave as ATP chief due to illness

    Brad Drewett has been diagnosed with motor neurone disease, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease or ALS, and will be replaced as ATP World Tour executive chairman and president.

    Story | Conversation | January 14, 2013
  13. Actor Vincent Piazza on hockey, ALS work

    Lynn Hoppes

    Vincent Piazza, star of HBO's "Boardwalk Empire," saw firsthand how Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Lou Gehrig's disease) can affect a family. Piazza's grandmother lived at the home of the actor's family in Queens, N.Y., and eventually died from th...

    Blog | January 10, 2013
  14. Minnesota lawmakers want Lou Gehrig's medical records

    Some Minnesota lawmakers hope to force the release of Lou Gehrig's medical records, saying they might provide insight into whether the Yankees star died of the disease that came to take his name or whether repetitive head trauma played some kind of role.

    Story | Conversation | October 04, 2012
  15. NFL great Earl Campbell to have nerve treatment

    NFL Hall of Famer Earl Campbell says he is undergoing nerve treatment after doctors ruled out concerns that he might have Lou Gehrig's disease.

    Story | Conversation | September 18, 2012
  16. Study finds former NFL players unusually prone to dying from dege...

    A study of former NFL players finds they were unusually prone to dying from degenerative brain disease, the latest indication that repeated blows to the head may cause serious trouble later on.

    Story | Conversation | September 05, 2012