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 •  July 13

TAMPA — Here at the peak of our local storm season, an imperfect one is brewing along the landscape of grassroots sports. Humidity and concussion awareness are rising, even as availability of qualified athletic trainers may be plummeting. Among the casualties of the latest Florida budget was the $2.4 million annual funding for USF's Sports Medicine...

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 •  December 20, 2016

Steve Henderson, who had two stints as the Rays hitting coach, returns to the organization as the minor league hitting coordinator. Henderson was one of the new faces joining the minor league staff, the team officially announced Tuesday. The others are Patrick Trainor (minor league strength and conditioning coordinator), Gary Redus (coach, Double-A...

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 •  October 11, 2016

"I'm kind of glad they did it,'' Joe Hawley said of being pulled from the game. "That's the first time I've seen them do that. It means they actually care about us." LOREN ELLIOTT | Times Lost in the chaos of the Bucs' final drive to set up Roberto Aguayo's game-winning kick Monday night was the fact the NFL's independent concussion spotter had...

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 •  July 1, 2016

Kids get more than 1 million concussions every year from sports or recreation, new research shows, and more than half of those injured don't get treated. Even mild concussions can pile up to cause lasting brain damage. Parents and coaches should be aware of the symptoms of concussions and make sure to seek treatment if a child displays the signs. A...