Head injuries

Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Matt Shoemaker throws to the Oakland Athletics during the first inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, April 26, 2017, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
April 27, 2017 - 1:57 am
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Matt Shoemaker got his first win since having brain surgery after being struck in the head by a line drive late last season, and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Oakland Athletics 8-5 on Wednesday night. Shoemaker (1-1) went five innings in his fifth start of the season. He...
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FILE - In this May 20, 2000, file photo, Dale Earnhardt, left, embraces his son Dale Earnhardt Jr, right, in victory lane after Dale Earnhardt Jr won The Winston All-Star auto race at Lowe's Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C. Dale Earnhardt Jr. abruptly announced his retirement at the end of the season Tuesday, April 25, 2017, a decision that will cost NASCAR its most popular driver as the series scrambles to rebuild its fan base. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)
April 25, 2017 - 3:32 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. abruptly announced his retirement at the end of the season Tuesday, a decision that will cost NASCAR its most popular driver as the series scrambles to rebuild its fan base. At a news conference, Earnhardt said he "wanted the opportunity to go out on his...
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FILE - In this May 5, 1999, file photo, Dale Earnhardt, Jr., of Kannapolis, N.C., left, listens to a crew member as he sits in his Winston Cup race car before a practice session at Lowe's Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., where Earnhardt, the current NASCAR Busch Grand National champion, is attempting to qualify for his first Winston Cup race. Hendrick Motorsports says Dale Earnhardt Jr. will retire at the end of this season. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)
April 25, 2017 - 1:36 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. abruptly announced his retirement at the end of the season Tuesday, a decision that will cost NASCAR its most popular driver as the series scrambles to rebuild its fan base. Colorful, candid and talented, Earnhardt has been plagued by concussions the last...
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FILE - In this May 5, 1999, file photo, Dale Earnhardt, Jr., of Kannapolis, N.C., left, listens to a crew member as he sits in his Winston Cup race car before a practice session at Lowe's Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., where Earnhardt, the current NASCAR Busch Grand National champion, is attempting to qualify for his first Winston Cup race. Hendrick Motorsports says Dale Earnhardt Jr. will retire at the end of this season. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)
April 25, 2017 - 11:59 am
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. abruptly announced his retirement at the end of the season Tuesday, a decision that will cost NASCAR its most popular driver as the series scrambles to rebuild its fan base. Colorful, candid and talented, Earnhardt has been plagued by concussions the last...
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