Duerson family sues NFL over concussions

The family of former Chicago Bears player Dave Duerson filed a wrongful-death suit against the NFL yesterday, claiming the league didn't do enough to prevent or treat the concussions that severely damaged his brain before he killed himself last year. The suit was filed on behalf of Duerson's son, Tregg, and three other children. Duerson died on Feb. 17, 2011, of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The lawsuit accuses the NFL of negligently causing the brain damage that led Duerson to take his own life at the age of 50 by not warning him of the negative effects of concussions.

HOCKEYVancouver snaps Detroit's home win streak

Daniel Sedin scored his second goal of the game with 15.4 seconds left in regulation and Alex Burrows had the only score in a shootout, lifting the Vancouver Canucks to a 4-3 victory that snapped the Detroit Red Wings' NHL-record 23-game home winning streak. Detroit hadn't lost at Joe Louis Arena since Nov. 3 against Calgary. The Canucks have won an NHL-high 21 games on the road this season.

Columbus trades Carter to Los Angeles

The Columbus Blue Jackets traded center Jeff Carter to the Los Angeles Kings for defenseman Jack Johnson and a first-round draft pick in either 2012 or 2013. Carter missed 20 games with a broken foot and a separated shoulder. He had three goals in the Blue Jackets' last game and has 15 goals and 10 assists in 39 games.


Ex-LIer Turnesa in contention in Mexico

Former Long Islander Marc Turnesa, battling to return to the PGA Tour full time after a back injury last year, shot a 4-under-par 67 at the Mayakova Golf Classic in Mexico to tie for second, a shot behind Will Claxton, after the first round. -- APNFL

Giants deny Bucs permission to talk to Gilbride

The Buccaneers asked to interview with Kevin M. Gilbride, the Giants' offensive assistant coach and son of the offensive coordinator, but the request was denied by the Giants. The team has already lost two offensive assistants, including quarterbacks coach Mike Sullivan who went to the Bucs as the offensive coordinator. Gilbride could be a candidate for a promotion on the Giants' staff. The Bucs were interested in him as a quarterbacks coach, according to a report on

COLLEGE BASKETBALLPrahalis scores Ohio State-record 42 points

Samantha Prahalis of Commack scored a school-record 42 points in her final home game as No. 8 Ohio State routed Minnesota, 81-56. Prahalis leads the Big Ten in scoring (21.3 points per game) and assists (6.7).

Hofstra women fall to James Madison

Shante Evans had 17 points for visiting Hofstra in an 80-61 loss to James Madison. JMU used a 10-2 first-half run to break open a tight game. Hofstra is 18-9, 10-6 Colonial Athletic Association.

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