Justin Timberlake confirmed for Super Bowl LII halftime show

2018 will bring sexy back to the Super Bowl. Before Sunday night’s game between the Patriots and Falcons, Justin Timberlake confirmed on Twitter in a video with Jimmy Fallon that he will be the performer at the Super Bowl LII halftime show. It will be Timberlake’s third step onto the Super Bowl halftime stage, the most for any individual entertainer. This has reportedly been in the works since September according to US Weekly, who had the exclusive. Timberlake last stepped onto the halftime show stage with Janet Jackson in 2004 when…

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U.S. Men’s Team fails to qualify for 2018 World Cup

Tuesday night, the U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team met Trinidad and Tobago in a final group stage match to fight for the right to play in next summer’s World Cup. At the end of 90 mins of play, they fell to Trinidad 1-2, a striking result that shocked fans and commentators alike across the country. With the loss, for the first time since 1986, the U.S. men have failed to qualify for the highest level of competition soccer has to offer, the World Cup. Three final group stage matches were…

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1 in 5 teenagers report diagnosis of a concussion

Concussion injuries and football

Over the past few years, more information has come about over concussions. Specifically, a lot of studies have been done on the repetitive hits of professional football player’s heads. Today, a new analysis confirms that concussions are showing up at higher rates of teenagers who are playing sports where there is helmet to helmet contact. According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, a letter published on Tuesday noted that 20% of teens stated they have been diagnosed with a concussion and nearly 6 percent have been diagnosed more…

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NFL owners come to players’ defense after Trump frowns upon anthem protests

NFL national anthem

Friday, U.S. President Donald Trump spoke about the NFL at a rally in Huntsville, Alabama, calling on owners to fire players who kneel or sit in protest of racial injustice during the playing of the national anthem and attacking league rules designed to prevent head injuries. Said Trump to what CBS Sports describes as a “cheering crowd”: “Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, ‘Get that son of a bitch off the field right now. Out. He’s fired. He’s fired.’”…

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Deceased NFL star, convicted murderer Aaron Hernandez suffered from severe CTE

Convicted murderer and former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, who was 27 when he committed suicide in April, suffered from a case of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) so severe that it was on par with cases observed in the brains of players in their 60s, according to the findings Dr. Anne McKee, Director of Boston University’s CTE Center. CTE progresses as its victims progress in age, but the exponential development of Hernandez’s disease is unprecedented. Thursday, the New York Times notes, a lawyer for Hernandez’s estate called Hernandez’s disease “the…

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