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 •  January 24

Was it the avocado ice cream? The electrolytes? The gallons of water he consumes daily? Nope. It was the tape, a big hunk of black tape, that helped Tom Brady play in the AFC championship game despite a cut on his passing hand that required 12 stitches. It might have looked like electrical tape, but this was something called KT Tape, a kinesiology...

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 •  January 24

The NFL and NFL Players Association cleared the Carolina Panthers of wrongdoing in their handling of an injury suffered by quarterback Cam Newton during a playoff game earlier this month. The league and union determined Newton did not need to be sent to the locker room for an evaluation under the sport’s concussion protocols. The NFL said in a...

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 •  December 4, 2017

Capitals forward T.J. Oshie suffered an undisclosed “upper-body” injury during the second period of Washington’s game against the San Jose Sharks on Monday night. The team then announced he would not return to the game and would be reevaluated Tuesday. On a penalty kill, Oshie hit Sharks forward Logan Couture in the corner. With Oshie low and...

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 •  November 29, 2017

DETROIT — The Detroit Tigers have promoted Doug Teter to head athletic trainer. The team also announced Tuesday that Kevin Rand has been promoted to senior director of medical services. Rand will have oversight of the organization’s athletic training from Lakeland, Florida, where the team holds spring training. He had been the team’s head athletic...

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 •  November 22, 2017

The nation’s top-performing football helmet, according to joint NFL and NFL Players Association lab tests, is now available for purchase by high school football players. VICIS, a company spun off research from the University of Washington and funded via venture capital in 2014, released its “Zero1″ helmet for nonprofessional and non-college...

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 •  November 12, 2017

Several months ago, Sarah Walls, a prominent Northern Virginia fitness and conditioning expert, was demonstrating a single-leg jump for a client — essentially hopping forward on one leg to test agility and balance — when she twisted her ankle. The painful ankle roll bothered her for a while, Walls recalled recently, but “in the moment you sort of...

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 •  November 10, 2017

Months after spraining his left ankle, Markieff Morris still requires treatment for the annoying discomfort. Weeks after undergoing surgery, Morris still doesn’t feel like his self — or his “young self” as he tells the coaching staff. When taking account of these ailments which have led to physical limitations since his return to the Wizards’...

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 •  November 10, 2017

Months after spraining his left ankle, Washington Wizards forward Markieff Morris still requires treatment for the annoying discomfort. Weeks after undergoing surgery to repair his abdominal wall, Morris still doesn’t feel like himself — or his “young self,” as he tells the coaching staff, and he is disappointed that he has been limited by these...

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 •  November 9, 2017

has suffered a concussion before, but nothing compared to what the Redskins tight end experienced in Week 8 against the Dallas Cowboys. Paul was attended to on the field for several minutes in the first quarter after running back Rob Kelley scored on a one-yard touchdown run. He walked off the field and straight into the locker room, where he was...

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 •  November 7, 2017

Three years ago, she couldn’t do a single push-up and certainly had never heard of a “reverse fly.” Today, Solveig McCulloch, 79, can easily do 10 push-ups and rocks her five-pound dumbbell flys. “I am definitely stronger, and my balance and flexibility are better, too,” says McCulloch, who started exercising on a regular basis — twice-a-week...