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Dr. Lee Goldstein, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Neurology, Ophthalmology, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, & Biomedical Engineering at Boston University and Newton North High School Football player Alex Riviero speak on the front porch of Dr. Goldstein's home in Newton, Mass. Meredith Nierman/WGBH hide caption

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When A High School Football Player Meets A Brain Injury Researcher

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Nicholas the rescued dolphin at Clearwater Marine Aquarium chose the New England Patriots on Jan. 29, 2018 to win Super Bowl LII. Courtesy of Clearwater Marine Aquarium hide caption

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Aaron Hernandez (81), of the New England Patriots, lost his helmet during this play against the New York Jets in 2011. Hernandez killed himself in 2017, and researchers found that he had had one of the most severe cases of CTE ever seen in someone his age. Elsa/Getty Images hide caption

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Repeated Head Hits, Not Just Concussions, May Lead To A Type Of Chronic Brain Damage

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Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson watches the action during the first half of an NFL football game between the Carolina Panthers and the Green Bay Packers in Charlotte, N.C., on Sunday. Mike McCarn/AP hide caption

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Frank Deford in 1991, holding a dummy copy of the final edition of The National Sports Daily, which he edited and published. It's hard to distill 37 years of Deford's sports commentaries down to a few "best of" pieces. But, before he retired, he shared some of his favorites with us. Susan Ragan/AP hide caption

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Steelers owner Dan Rooney lofts the Vince Lombardi Trophy after Pittsburgh beat the Seattle Seahawks to win Super Bowl XL in 2006. Jeff Haynes/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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USA Football says it will be testing a new version of the game in select youth programs this fall that could become an alternative to tackle football and flag football. Adriana Varela Photography/Getty Images hide caption

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Former Penn State University assistant football coach Mike McQueary leaves the Centre County Courthouse Annex in Bellefonte, Pa., last week. He was awarded $7.3 million in damages for defamation. Gene J. Puskar/AP hide caption

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People pose for pictures during an NFL fan rally on Regent Street in London on Saturday. Tim Ireland/AP hide caption

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Some Britons Are Learning To Love Football — The American Kind

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Diego, a tortoise of the endangered Chelonoidis hoodensis subspecies from Española Island, is seen in a breeding centre at the Galapagos National Park on Santa Cruz Island. RODRIGO BUENDIA/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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High Schools In Texas Spend Big Bucks On Football Stadiums

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