Cambridge, Massachusetts - Head injuries are a hot topic today in sports medicine, with numerous studies pointing to a high prevalence of sports-related concussions, both diagnosed and undiagnosed, among youth and professional athletes. Now an MIT-invented tool is aiding in detecting and diagnosing concussions, in real-time.

Rochester, Minnesota - What are those reddish-purple, round bruises displayed on the bodies of some of the athletes competing in the 2016 Rio Olympics? It seems that, in addition to training with the latest state-of -the art techniques and equipment, some athletes are turning to ancient practices to keep their edge.

Ann Arbor, Michigan - Teen athletes are not as likely to abuse prescription painkillers or heroin as non-athletes, according to a new University of Michigan study published this week in the journal Pediatrics.

Washington, DC - From June 29 to July 10 the U.S. Department of State is collaborating with ultramarathon legend Dean Karnazes as he runs along the ancient Silk Road through Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Kazakhstan to mark the 25th anniversary of these countries’ independence from the Soviet Union.

San Diego, California - The San Diego Chargers will open Training Camp 2016 on Saturday, July 30 at the same time that single-game tickets to all eight regular-season home games go on sale to the general public. The single-game tickets will be available beginning at 8 a.m. PT exclusively at the Chargers Ticket Office, located at Gate C at Qualcomm Stadium.

Washington, DC - President Barack Obama: "Nobody walked off a college basketball court victorious more times than Tennessee’s Pat Summitt.  For four decades, she outworked her rivals, made winning an attitude, loved her players like family, and became a role model to millions of Americans, including our two daughters. Her unparalleled success includes never recording a losing season in 38 years of coaching‎, but also, and more importantly, a 100 percent graduation rate among her players who completed their athletic eligibility.