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Minnesota Vikings offensive tackle Korey Stringer leaves the field on Nov. 12, 2000, in Minneapolis. Stringer died Wednesday morning, Aug.1, 2001, from heat stroke, a day after he collapsed at the team’s training camp. The 335-pound Pro Bowl tackle developed symptoms of heat stroke including weakness and rapid breathing following the team’s morning practice Tuesday, when the heat index reached 110 degrees. (AP Photo/File,Tom Olmscheid)NEW YORK (AP) — A high school sports study conducted by the Korey Stringer Institute shows that many individual states are not fully implementing key safety guidelines to protect athletes from potentially life-threatening conditions, including heat stroke.More than 7.8 million high school students participate in sanctioned sports annually. KSI announced the results Tuesday at a news conference at NFL headquarters. The league partially sponsors the institute.The state-by-state survey of all sports played in high school showed North Carolina with the most comprehensive health and safety policies at 79 percent, followed by Kentucky at 71 percent. At the bottom were Colorado (23 percent) and California (26 percent). Those scores were based on a state meeting best practice guidelines addressing the four major causes of sudden death for that age group: cardiac arrest, traumatic head injuries, exertional heat stroke and exertional sickling occurring in athletes with sickle cell trait.“The bottom line is that many simple policy changes can have a massive impact when a life is saved,” says Dr. Douglas Casa of KSI. “That is the goal of KSI in releasing these rankings, to prevent needless deaths in high school sports. We have had countless conversations with loved ones who have lost a child/sibling/grandchild/athlete. If these rankings can get more kids home for dinner instead of to a hospital or morgue, then we have succeeded.”The institute is a sports safety research and advocacy organization located at the University of Connecticut and named after the former Vikings star who died from exertional heat stroke in 2001.Sudden cardiac arrest is the leading cause of death for the age range.Casa notes that progress is slow because most states only make a change after a tragedy. But he stresses that the policies KSI promotes are not difficult to adopt.“At least one state has adopted each individual item, and for many items, more than half of the states have the policy in place,” he explains. “So this tells us it is feasible (to maximize protection). Now we need to collectively get states to learn from their colleagues and adapt these (programs) in their own state. Our top state is at about 80 percent, showing that, with effort, these policies can be implemented.”Bob Gfeller lost his son, Matthew, at age 15 in 2008, after a traumatic brain injury while playing in his first high school football game. Gfeller is an executive vice president at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and the executive director of the Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma. He found the wide range of results by state “enlightening.”Asked what can be done to get states to adopt more of the guidelines to protect high school athletes, Gfeller says: “Sharing of best practices amongst the state high school professionals. For each state to study where they are gapping and what other states who are scoring high are doing, so then to be able to determine how to close their gap.”In his field of expertise, exertional heat stroke, Casa notes that states that have adapted significant changes to heat acclimatization policies have not had such a death when the policies have been followed.“Keep in mind these policies are for the phasing in of initial practices in August,” Casa says. “Some of these states have still had exertional heat stroke deaths during summer conditioning in June/July or other times of the year, because they lack policies that govern these other circumstances.”To prevent death from EHS, it comes down to three things:— Prevention — heat acclimatization, modifying work/rest ratios based on environmental conditions, hydration, body cooling, etc.;— Recognition — being aware, acting quickly, rectal temperature;— Treatment — cold water immersion, cool first/transport second.Casa adds that the monetary cost of reaching the desired preventive measures is not high.“To be honest, you could get to 90 percent implementation with very little cost and effort,” he says. “Spending probably less than $5,000 per school could get you close to 90 points. You also would probably need a two-day meeting with the key state association officials to refine the details of the changes.“It is matter of convincing people that these issues are important and that they need attention.”
This Aug. 23, 2016 file photo shows U.S. Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman listening during an interview atop the Empire State Building in New York. Raisman, a 2012 and 2016 U.S. women’s gymnastics Olympic team member, is criticizing USA Gymnastics for the way it has handled itself by overlooking sexual abuse and failing to identify alleged criminal behavior by a former national team doctor, Larry Nassar. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, file) ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Aly Raisman is ready to talk about “the elephant in the room.” And the six-time Olympic medal-winning gymnast thinks it’s time USA Gymnastics joins in a conversation she feels is long overdue.The 23-year-old is calling for sweeping change in the organization in the wake of dozens of allegations of sexual abuse by former national team doctor Larry Nassar, a scandal that has left one of the U.S. Olympic movement’s marquee programs scrambling and Raisman shaken.Nassar spent nearly 30 years as an osteopath with the USA Gymnastics program and is now in prison in Michigan after pleading guilty to possession of child pornography. He is awaiting trial on separate criminal sexual conduct charges, in addition to being sued by more than 125 women who claim he sexually assaulted them under the guise of treatment.Nassar has pleaded not guilty to the assault charges, and the dozens of civil suits filed in Michigan are currently in mediation .Raisman, who was around Nassar regularly at the team’s training facility in Texas and at meets around the globe, declined to talk about whether she was treated improperly by Nassar. She did agree to speak more generally, calling Nassar “a monster” and blaming USA Gymnastics for failing to stop him and spending too much of the fallout attempting to “sweep it under the rug.”“I feel like there’s a lot of articles about it, but nobody has said, ‘This is horrible, this is what we’re doing to change,’” Raisman said in a wide-ranging interview Saturday shortly after she and other members of the “Final Five” that won team gold at the 2016 Olympics were inducted into the USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame.Raisman served as a captain for both the “Final Five” and the “Fierce Five” that won gold in London in 2012. While several alleged Nassar victims have come forward, including 2000 Olympic bronze medalist Jamie Dantzscher, Raisman is the highest profile athlete yet to publicly reprimand the organization. Raisman said she kept quiet waiting after the initial allegations surfaced last summer, waiting for USA Gymnastics to own up to its mistakes.While it is taking steps toward creating a safer environment for its athletes, she doesn’t believe it is doing nearly enough openly enough, adding that she feels USA Gymnastics is trying to get on with business as usual. “What people don’t realize is that this doctor was a doctor for 29 years,” Raisman. “Whether or not he did it to a gymnast, they still knew him. Even if he didn’t do it to you, it’s still the trauma and the anxiety of wondering what could have happened. I think that needs to be addressed. These girls, they should be comfortable going to USA Gymnastics and saying: ‘I need help, I want therapy. I need this.’”USA Gymnastics launched an independent review of its policies in the wake of the allegations against Nassar and reporting by the Indianapolis Star that highlighted chronic mishandling of abuse allegations against coaches and staff at some of its more than 3,500 clubs across the country.In June, the federation immediately adopted 70 recommendations proffered by Deborah Daniels, a former federal prosecutor who oversaw the review. The new guidelines require member gyms to go to authorities immediately, with Daniels suggesting USA Gymnastics consider withholding membership from clubs that decline to do so. The organization also named Toby Stark, a child welfare advocate, as its director of SafeSport. Part of Stark’s mandate is educating members on rules, educational programs, reporting and adjudication services.USA Gymnastics said in a statement late Saturday it welcomes Raisman’s passion, adding it’s “appalled” by the accusations against Nassar.“We are taking this issue head-on, and we want to work with Aly and all interested athletes to keep athletes safe,” USA Gymnastics said.Daniels said repeatedly when her review was published that she wasn’t hired to make judgments on past missteps, something that doesn’t fly with Raisman. She pointed to the reported $1 million severance package given to former president Steve Penny after he resigned under pressure in March as proof that the organization just doesn’t get it.“I thought, ‘Wow, why couldn’t they create a program?’” Raisman said. “A million dollars is a lot of money. They could do a lot of things to create change. They could create a program. They could even contact all the families that have come forward and say. ‘Can we help your kid with therapy?’”Lynn Raisman, Aly’s mother, said USA gymnastics needs to “get rid of the people who knew and looked the other way.”Raisman has used her celebrity and extensive social media reach as a platform to promote positive body image and anti-bullying. She’s currently living in Needham, Massachusetts, working on an autobiography due out in November while weighing whether to take a shot at the 2020 Games. Either way, she wants USA Gymnastics to evolve and stressed there’s a difference between her criticism of USA Gymnastics and the sport as a whole.The sport is fine. She loves gymnastics. It’s the parent organization that needs to undergo a transformation. And she’s clear on the message she wants it to send.“Everyone is important,” Raisman said. “It doesn’t matter if you’re the Olympic champion or you’re an 8-year-old that goes to gymnastics in Ohio, or wherever you are in the U.S. Every single kid is important and I want USA Gymnastics to do a better job with that.”
You know the old saying, “not all superheroes wear capes.” Well, it certainly applies to several members of the Black Press, who came together like Voltron in defense of Black sports journalist Jemele Hill amid the controversy over her Twitter comments about Donald Trump.Sept. 13th photo of Jemelle Hill posing with five Black sports commentators who also work for ESPN (Twitter Photo @jemelehill)Hill, currently an anchor for ESPN’s flagship program “SportsCenter,” drew criticism when she described Trump as a “White supremacist” during a casual “Twitter debate” on Sept. 11 with some of her Twitter followers.“Donald Trump is a White supremacist who has largely surrounded himself [with] other White supremacists,” Hill tweeted from her personal Twitter account. “Trump is the most ignorant, offensive president of my lifetime. His rise is a direct result of White supremacy. Period.”Her comments prompted ESPN to issue a statement denouncing the tweets, saying they “do not represent the position of ESPN. We have addressed this with Jemele and she recognizes her actions were inappropriate.”Some would argue that ESPN’s statement was unnecessary, as Hill said nothing inappropriate. I personally believe everything she said in describing President Trump was completely accurate and factual. She didn’t use offensive language, or make offensive jokes. She merely described Trump’s extreme racially offensive behavior since he first began his campaign for the presidency years ago. So I’ve had a hard time understanding exactly what ESPN was referring to when it labeled Hill’s actions as inappropriate.But it appears things may have gotten far worse for Hill than just a statement from her employer, had it not been for the heroic actions taken by some of her peers at ESPN.According to ThinkProgress, ESPN initially attempted to keep Hill from appearing on SportsCenter on Sept. 13, but her co-anchor, Michael Smith refused to appear without her. ThinkProgress reported that ESPN then reached out to Michael Eves and Elle Duncan, two other Black anchors of the network, to replace both Hill and Smith on the show, but Eves and Duncan also refused. Faced with the possibility of having to replace Hill and Smith with White anchors, ESPN reversed course and allowed Hill to do the show.Of course, ESPN refuted ThinkProgress’ report, calling its claims false. But you can’t help but believe it’s true, especially given the network’s history of terminating employees who make politically controversial statements.When White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said she considered Hill’s comments “a fireable offense by ESPN,” I honestly feared for Hill’s job. Why would anyone be surprised to see her lose her job, considering we’ve all just witnessed Colin Kaepernick get ousted from the NFL for essentially doing the same thing Hill did: piss off White America.So regardless of what ESPN may admit, I know in my heart that Hill’s job really was in danger, and the only thing that saved her was her brothers and sisters from the Black Press. Hill hasn’t confirmed the rumors that Eves and Duncan refused to sit in for her, but she did post a photo on Twitter on Sept. 13 of her posing with five Black sports commentators who also work for ESPN and, like Hill, are also members of the National Association of Black Journalists. Hill captioned the photo, saying “Love that my NABJ brothers came to a check on me.”I love it, too, Jemele. But what I love even more is how they showed that as long as we stick together, nothing can break us.http://afro.com/shout-black-news-correspondents-standing-behind-jemele-hill/
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — The University of Maryland acknowledged Tuesday that the football player who collapsed during practice and subsequently died did not receive proper medical care and the school must accept “legal and moral responsibility for the mistakes.” Maryland athletic director Damon Evans pauses as he speaks at a press conference held Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, to address the school’s football program and the death of offensive lineman Jordan McNair, who collapsed on a practice field and subsequently died, in College Park, Md. Athletic director Damon Evans said Tuesday that “mistakes were made” in the treatment of McNair after he fell ill during a conditioning drill. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) Maryland also parted ways with strength and conditioning coach Rick Court, who resigned in the wake of the death of offensive lineman Jordan McNair.Athletic director Damon Evans acknowledged “mistakes were made” by the training staff in the treatment of McNair, who was hospitalized on May 29 after a team workout and died June 13. Head trainer Wes Robinson and Steve Nordwall, an assistant athletic director for training, were placed on administrative leave by Maryland last week.The attorney for the McNair family said a preliminary death certificate indicates the cause of death was heatstroke.Court posted his letter of resignation on Twitter on Tuesday. He wrote: “I am stepping down to allow the team to heal and move forward.” He had previously been placed on administrative leave.A person familiar with Court’s settlement agreement told The Associated Press that he received a one-time payment of $315,000. He was in the first year of a two-year contract that ran through February 2020. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the agreement was not released by the school.Head coach DJ Durkin is also on administrative leave and his future is unclear. McNair family attorney Billy Murphy Jr. has said Durkin should be fired immediately.Evans said Tuesday the university has “hired an external review team to take a look at this, but as additional information comes forward, we will do what’s appropriate.”Dr. Rod Walters, a former college athletic trainer, has been hired by Maryland to investigate the circumstances of McNair’s death. A report is expected by Sept. 15, but the school has been provided preliminary findings and shared some of those in a news conference.“We have learned that Jordan did not receive appropriate medical care, and mistakes were made by some of our athletic training personnel,” Evans said. “Walters found that the emergency response plan was not appropriately followed” and that McNair’s symptoms “were not properly identified or treated.”Evans said the training staff did not take McNair’s temperature or immerse him in cold water, the suggested treatment for an individual overcome by heat.University President Wallace Loh said the visit to the McNair home was to apologize personally for the loss.Jordan McNair (Photo via UMTerps)“They entrusted their son to us, and he did not return home,” Loh said. “The University accepts legal and moral responsibility for the mistakes that were made on that fateful day. … They misdiagnosed the situation.”Loh is adamant in his belief that the school will take steps to make sure this never happens again.“I made a commitment to Jordan’s parents,” he said. “I want to make the same commitment to the parents of all of our student-athletes, and to our entire campus community: We will do everything within our power to ensure that no University of Maryland student-athlete is ever again put in a situation where his or her safety and life are at foreseeable risk.”Later in the day, the law firm of Murphy, Falcon & Murphy, which represents the McNair family, wrote in a statement: “While Marty and Tonya will never get another day with Jordan, Dr. Loh’s words were meaningful to them and give them some comfort that he will put the University on the path to change the culture of the program so that no Terrapin family will have to endure the heartache and grief that they feel.”Several members of the football program have come under fire for being mentally and physically abusive to the student-athletes. Loh announced the formation of a commission “to conduct a full and expeditious review of the reported allegations of the conduct of the football staff and of the football program climate.”Loh distinguished between training staff and coaching staff when he spoke about mistakes that led to McNair’s death, but added the reports of “bullying behavior” by football coaches “are totally inconsistent with what we stand for, and our values.”___AP College Football Writer Ralph D. Russo contributed to this report.___For more AP college football coverage: https://apnews.com/tag/Collegefootball and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25
People who don’t like Football Manager never will. They would have to completely change the nature of the game – which right now is stats, stats and more stats – to bring in a different crowd. 08/12/2014 It’s the best management sim around and if you want to spoil someone’s new year by getting them addicted to it, then it would probably make an ideal Christmas gift. If they have’t introduced that many new features, it’s because the game’s pretty close to being an accurate a depiction of being a football manager as you can get – right down to dealing with annoying journalists like us. Even if that realism means picking yourself up off the floor after your fourth sacking and starting a new game. CET Upd. at 21:13 Reader, I was sacked. Several times. The latest edition of Football Manager is not a game to dip in and out of. If you’ve played the game before you know that it requires plenty of attention, planning and devotion. Never was something that can be so frustrating be loved by so many. With perhaps the exception of golf. It’s not changed unrecognisably from the last version; in recent years that’s been the case. Sports Interactive are not trying to re-invent the wheel. To use a more appropriate example, just as how the ball at each international tournament gets “rounder”, the game is refined. Rik Sharma There are a couple of new additions, the first of which being the screen where you can assign “points” to your manager’s attributes – whether you’re a tracksuit manager a la Sam Allardyce, or more of a tactician, a Pep Guardiola. Not that Pep was afraid to get his shoes dirty on the sidelines. In the past these stats have always started at 10 out of 20, and then changed as the game goes along. Here you can move them up and down, depending on how you want to manage. In essence you create a character for yourself, whereas before you just picked up the game and played. You choose your previous experience – from international footballer down to Sunday league merchant. It feels like cheating to pick one of the higher rungs, but perhaps that’s where I’m going wrong. Obviously, it’s not a patch on FIFA or Pro Evolution Soccer graphically and nor does it try to be. Those are games where you control the footballers, where you get to pretend you are Lionel Messi. This is a game where what’s in store for you is realism. Some have complained the game is less joyful than before. Based on my experiences of being repeatedly sacked, that is the case. But really, once you get into your rhythm you’ll slowly begin to appreciate and even love it, the same way you slowly fell in love with each edition down the years.
Pep Guardiola has been blasted by Bayern Munich doctor Hans-Wilhelm Muller Wohlfahrt again. El médico del Bayern sigue su persecución a Guardiola Upd. at 14:13 30/03/2018 “He [Guardiola] completely neglected the medical profession,” Muller-Wohlfhart told ZDF, per the Telegraph. Sport EN “It was not about recovery of the players, but only freedom from pain. It was not about the healing of injuries, it was completely against my philosophy. CEST “He could not bear that I was the same as him, so I had to be trimmed and he used every opportunity to dupe me.” “He underestimated me and wanted to make me a commander. He overestimated himself and thinks he knows better than anybody, but I was too big for him. I had a wonderful status at the club. IN SPORT.ES
IN SPORT.ES The difficult adaptation process at Atletico seems to have disappeared this time around with Joao Felix, Lodi and Trippier all impressing from the off. Atetico look very good indeed. 07/09/2019 Albert Gracia His has a glove instead of a right boot and above all Alvaro Morata has benefitted from his contribution. Trippier adds quality with the delivery from the right flank and has license to roam forward. Trippier, el intocable para Simeone Upd. at 22:11 Joao Felix has drawn the attention but it’s Kieran Trippier who has been essential for Atletico Madrid so far this season. The Englishman has become an instant fixture in Diego Simeone’s side. He has upseated Arias from the side and deserves his spot. His arrival has helped the forwards connect too, while Renan Lodi has also done well on the left flank since arriving. Simeone has given Trippier all 270 minutes so far – along with Koke, Saul, Gimenez and Oblak. CEST
By David Nagel Narre Warren and its coach of the past two years Heath Black have parted ways just four…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.