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  1. NFLPA, MBLPA, NBPA leaders unite for Martin Luther King Jr. discu...

    William Weinbaum

    An "Outside the Lines" panel discussion brought together the current professional baseball, basketball and football union leaders to discuss Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy.

    Story | Conversation | January 15, 2015
  2. Magomed Abdusalamov making 'very small progress' year after blood...

    William Weinbaum

    A year ago this Sunday, Magomed Abdusalamov was an undefeated fighter. But after going the distance in a defeat that night, he suffered a blood clot in his brain, was in a coma for weeks and has never recovered the ability to walk or talk.

    Story | Conversation | October 30, 2014
  3. Boxer Magomed Abdusalamov returns home ten months after sustainin...

    William Weinbaum

    Ten months and ten days after undergoing emergency brain surgery, Magomed Abdusalamov joined his wife and three young daughters at home Saturday for the first time since he went the distance in a brutal 10-round bout at Madison Square Garden.

    Story | Conversation | September 13, 2014
  4. MLB, union working with Boombang to advance protective headgear f...

    William Weinbaum

    On Friday, MLB and MLB Players Association officials told OTL they have been engaged for months with Boombang, a California-based engineering, research and consulting company, in an effort to advance the development of protective headgear for pitchers.

    Story | Conversation | August 08, 2014
  5. Tony La Russa advocates induction into Baseball Hall of Fame with...

    William Weinbaum

    Even without the likes of Roger Clemens, Barry Bonds and Mark McGwire, there is abundance now where there was emptiness a year ago.

    Story | Conversation | July 24, 2014
  6. Alex Cobb of Tampa Bay Rays to endorse padded inserts for youth b...

    William Weinbaum

    Six days before the first anniversary of the scary episode in which he suffered a concussion on a line drive that struck his right ear, Rays pitcher Alex Cobb said Monday he is about to endorse the isoBLOX padded insert for caps.

    Story | Conversation | June 09, 2014
  7. Family of incapacitated boxer Magomed Abdusalamov files lawsuit a...

    William Weinbaum

    The family of brain-damaged Russian heavyweight boxer Magomed Abdusalamov filed a lawsuit Wednesday against multiple parties -- including five New York State Athletic Commission doctors -- alleging recklessness, gross negligence and medical malpractice.

    Story | Conversation | March 27, 2014
  8. Pitchers protective caps approved by Major League Baseball

    William Weinbaum

    On Tuesday morning, MLB informed its 30 teams that it has approved a protective hat for pitchers for the first time.

    Story | Conversation | January 28, 2014
  9. Researchers inundated with requests from former college, pro foot...

    William Weinbaum

    The researchers who say they can determine whether a living person has chronic traumatic encephalopathy say they have been inundated with requests from former college and professional football players to undergo testing for signs of the disease.

    Story | Conversation | November 14, 2013
  10. J.A. Happ of Toronto Blue Jays aiming for All-Star break return

    William Weinbaum

    "Man, that was eerie," Toronto pitcher J.A. Happ told ESPN Thursday night about seeing footage of Tampa pitcher Alex Cobb take a shot to the head at Tropicana Field five weeks after he did.

    Story | Conversation | June 20, 2013
  11. Toronto Blue Jays' J.A. Happ ready to start throwing outdoors

    William Weinbaum

    Blue Jays left-hander J.A. Happ said a package containing a knee brace didn't arrive Thursday as hoped, so Friday will be the earliest he'll try throwing outdoors since his injuries in a graphic May 7 episode.

    Story | Conversation | May 23, 2013
  12. MLB not ready to approve padded cap lining in time for Opening Da...

    William Weinbaum

    When then-Oakland Athletics pitcher Brandon McCarthy suffered life-threatening brain injuries after he was struck in the head by a line drive in September, MLB said it accelerated its efforts to come up with acceptable protective headgear for pitchers.

    Story | Conversation | March 27, 2013
  13. Spurred by pitchers being struck by batted balls, discussions of ...

    William Weinbaum

    Twice in a span of less than two months late last season, line drives hit pitchers in the head, drawing unprecedented attention to the vulnerability of the men on the mound.

    Story | Conversation | February 13, 2013
  14. MLB not ready to approve padded caps for pitchers

    William Weinbaum

    Major League Baseball begins spring training without an approved choice of protective headgear for pitchers, and it's uncertain whether any product will receive approval in time for the regular season.

    Story | Conversation | February 11, 2013
  15. Women's tennis plans to eliminate excessive grunting in next gene...

    William Weinbaum

    How can a sport that has permitted such sounds, match after match, year after year, change course and strive to squelch them?

    Story | Conversation | June 27, 2012
  16. How Al Campanis' controversial racial remarks cost him his career...

    William Weinbaum

    Twenty-five years ago, veteran L.A. Dodgers executive Al Campanis shocked the nation by making racially charged remarks on ABC's "Nightline."

    Story | Conversation | March 29, 2012