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Family Sues Little League Over Son's Fall: 'He's Not Doing Well'

Easton Oliverson of Utah suffered a serious head injury

(Newser) - A Utah boy who suffered a serious head injury after falling from a bunk bed during last month's Little League World Series in Pennsylvania has returned home from the hospital, and his family is suing the league and the company that made the bed. Easton Oliverson, 12, of St....

Football Player, Social Media Star Dies

Spencer Webb, 22, fell and hit his head at an Oregon swimming lake

(Newser) - Oregon Ducks tight end Spencer Webb has died after falling and striking his head on rock slides at a popular swimming lake near Eugene, Oregon, authorities said. The 22-year-old who was expected to play his fifth football season at the University of Oregon this fall was found about 100 yards...

Investigators Think They Know What Preceded Saget's Death
Think They Have
Understanding of
Saget's Death
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Investigators Think They Have Understanding of Saget's Death

They believe comedian fainted, hit head on floor after falling, then came to temporarily

(Newser) - "There are still a lot of unanswered questions," a sheriff's deputy in Orange County, Fla., tells People , referring to the ongoing mystery of what caused Bob Saget's death. But after his autopsy was released earlier this month detailing serious "blunt head trauma ... most likely incurred...

Bob Saget’s Family Sues to Block Other Death Records

Especially photos and video, they say

(Newser) - Update: Bob Saget's family is suing the Orange County Sheriff and the medical examiner's office to block further releases of the comedian's medical records, WESH reports. The family will "suffer irreparable harm in the form of extreme mental pain, anguish, and emotional distress" if more is...

Bob Saget's Cause of Death Revealed
More Details Emerge
on Bob Saget's Death

More Details Emerge on Bob Saget's Death

Comedian suffered skull fractures, tested positive for COVID

(Newser) - Update: Bob Saget suffered what People calls "catastrophic" head injuries, per his now-released autopsy, which confirms details his family shared Wednesday. The Orange County Medical Examiner's report says the comedian had fractures to the back of his head and around his eyes, leading to discolored eyelids, as well...

'Joey Pants' Is Severely Injured While Out for a Walk

Joe Pantoliano was hit by a Porsche that skidded out of control

(Newser) - Joe Pantoliano nearly got taken out, and no wiseguys were involved. The beloved Sopranos actor was out for a walk with his family Friday when a Porsche slammed into him and inflicted serious damage, his wife Nancy Sheppard tells TMZ ; she says another car T-boned the Porsche right into him....

Newman Reveals Injury From Hair-Raising Crash
Newman: Here's
What Happened to Me

Newman: Here's What Happened to Me

The NASCAR driver says he's currently being treated for a head injury

(Newser) - Ryan Newman said he suffered a head injury in his crash on the last lap of the Daytona 500 but did not disclose details in a statement from the driver read before Sunday's race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, the AP reports. "I was fortunate to avoid any...

This Might Not Be a Great Idea for Women in Soccer

Study suggests female players suffer more brain damage than men after headers

(Newser) - A new study suggests that girls and women who play soccer should think twice about going up for that next header. Research out of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine found that females were five times more likely than men to suffer damage to the brain, reports Scientific American . The...

He Was a Rap Pioneer. Then He Forgot Everything
He Was a Rap Pioneer.
Then He Forgot Everything

He Was a Rap Pioneer. Then He Forgot Everything

But T La Rock has reconstructed his life after a traumatic head injury

(Newser) - Back in 1995, Tupac recorded a song called "Old School" in which he paid tribute to the rap artists who'd come before him. Among those he mentioned was T La Rock, whose single "It's Yours" in 1984—mixed in the dorm of Rick Rubin at NYU—...

Study: Effects of Kids' Concussions Last 2 Years

Bad news for kids who play contact sports

(Newser) - An alarming new study finds that when pre-adolescent kids get concussions, they still suffer from "deficits in brain function and cognitive performance" two years later, the lead researcher says in a press release . Most pediatric concussions are a result of sports injuries, according to the study, which was published...

Shia LaBeouf's Head Through a Window Didn't Go So Well

Actor suffers head injury while filming movie in North Dakota

(Newser) - There's not usually a lot of celebrity news emanating out of North Dakota, but that's where the latest on Shia LaBeouf is coming from. The Transformers actor-turned- part-time performance artist has returned (for now) to acting, but things didn't go so well on the set of his...

Almost Half of Parents Worry About Kids Playing Football

But only 5% discourage their kids from playing

(Newser) - Almost half of parents have concerns about their kids playing football, but according to a new AP-GfK poll, they're not exactly yanking their offspring off the field in the kind of droves that will "kill pro football." Some 44% of parents were "not comfortable" letting their...

Girl Run Over While Sunbathing in Driveway Dies

Her sister didn't see her when she opened the garage door and backed up

(Newser) - Marli Hamblin was simply and tragically in the wrong place at the wrong time. The 15-year-old laid out on a blanket in her family's driveway in Syracuse, Utah, to sunbathe Friday, listening to her iPod through headphones, when her older sister, who did not know she was there, opened...

Woman Beats Cancer, Dies in Freak Bucket-List Fall
Woman Beats Cancer, Dies
in Freak Bucket-List Fall
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Woman Beats Cancer, Dies in Freak Bucket-List Fall

Mom of 2 recently beat breast cancer after 4 years of chemo

(Newser) - After four years of chemo in facing down—and recently beating—breast cancer, 51-year-old Geraldine Jones set out to fulfill a "lifelong dream" of riding a horse on her favorite stretch of beach in South Wales as a way to "appreciate every moment," a close friend tells...

Liam Neeson's Nephew Suffers Life-Threatening Head Injury

Accident comes 5 years after death of wife Natasha Richardson

(Newser) - Five years after his wife suffered a fatal head injury in a skiing accident, Liam Neeson is dealing with a similar family trauma, reports the Daily Mail . The actor's 31-year-old nephew, Ronan Sexton, fell 20 feet from a telephone box onto the pavement in East Sussex, Britain, and is...

Schumacher 'Slightly Better' After Surgery

Improvement surprises doctors

(Newser) - Michael Schumacher underwent a second surgery last night, and the good news is that he's showing "surprising improvement," the AP reports. The bad news? Even that unexpected bump was modest, leaving him, in only "slightly better condition" in Reuters ' telling. "We cannot say he...

Alex Karras, Actor, NFL Star, Dies at 77

Suffered dementia, was suing NFL over head injuries

(Newser) - Alex Karras, who gained fame in the NFL as a fearsome defensive lineman and later as an actor, has died. He was 77. Karras' attorney said he died at home in Los Angeles today, surrounded by family. Karras had been suffering from dementia. He was among the more than 3,...

Literary Squabble Lands Guy in Hospital

Yep, alcohol was involved

(Newser) - An Ann Arbor man ended up in the hospital over the weekend after a heated argument about … books. The 34-year-old was at a party discussing books and authors on the porch with a group of people around 9pm on Saturday, AnnArbor.com reports. Another guest joined the conversation and...

Save Boxing, It's a Worthy Fight
 Save Boxing, 
 It's a Worthy Fight 

Save Boxing, It's a Worthy Fight

For many young people, rewards of boxing outweigh risks

(Newser) - The American Academy of Pediatrics last month came close to recommending a ban on boxing for children and teenagers altogether, putting the sport at risk like never before. But ending boxing would be a shame, writes Gordon Marino in the Wall Streeet Journal , who believes the payoffs of pugilism are...

Lou Gehrig May Not Have Had Lou Gehrig's Disease
Lou Gehrig May Not Have
Had Lou Gehrig's Disease
study says

Lou Gehrig May Not Have Had Lou Gehrig's Disease

Study: ALS is sometimes misdiagnosed

(Newser) - A new study has found that some patients diagnosed with ALS actually suffered from a different fatal disease that affects the central nervous system—and implies that Lou Gehrig himself may not have had ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. The study's review of the spinal cords of three...

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