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FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2016, file photo, Kansas City Royals' Jarrod Dyson yawns as he waits to field balls during spring training baseball practice in Surprise, Ariz. Researchers say they've documented an unseen drag on major league baseball players that can wipe out home field advantage, make pitchers give up more home runs, and take some punch out of a team's bats. The culprit: jet lag. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
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  • FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2016, file photo, Kansas City Royals' Jarrod Dyson yawns as he waits to field balls during spring training baseball practice in Surprise, Ariz. Researchers say they've documented an unseen drag on major league baseball players that can wipe out home field advantage, make pitchers give up more home runs, and take some punch out of a team's bats. The culprit: jet lag. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

    Caught napping: Baseball hitting, pitching sapped by jet lag

    NEW YORK (AP) — Researchers say they’ve documented an unseen drag on major league baseball players that can wipe out home field advantage, make pitchers give up more home runs, and take some punch out of a team’s bats. The culprit: jet lag. Travelers are well aware of the fatigue, poor sleep and other effects […]
  • Brain-injury deaths in high school football players rising

    NEW YORK (AP) — Two dozen high school football players died in recent years from traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries, and the annual death count has been growing slightly, according to a new study. But such deaths remain rare, and are far lower than in decades past. Also, it’s not clear whether the recent […]
  • In this Dec. 6, 2016, photo, Katherine Snedaker poses in the Legislative Office Building in Hartford, Conn. Snedaker, of Norwalk, Conn., founded PINK Concussions, a nonprofit group that advocates for improvements to research and medical care for females with brain injuries including concussions. (AP Photo/Dave Collins)

    Concussions on the brain: Pushing for more research on women

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Katherine Snedaker says she has had 20 concussions, the first three decades ago from a car accident when she was 16. But it wasn’t until her son suffered a series of concussions in the sixth grade, around 2008, that she felt compelled to learn all she could about head injuries to […]