New York to Require $1 Million Brain-Injury Coverage for Mixed Martial Artists

Photo Jose Aldo taking a shot from Frankie Edgar during a mixed martial arts bout at U.F.C. 200 on July 9 in Las Vegas. Credit John Locher/Associated Press ALBANY — New York will require $1 million coverage for life-threatening brain injuries and other new health insurance for both professional boxers and its first group of licensed mixed martial artists under state regulations expected to take effect in September. Read more [...]

A Face of a Brutal Sport Is Trying to Change Its Image

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Keiko Fukuda, a Trailblazer in Judo, Dies at 99

Lance Iversen/The San Francisco Chronicle Keiko Fukuda with students at the San Francisco dojo where she taught for more than 40 years. Keiko Fukuda, who learned judo from its inventor and went on to become the sport’s highest-ranked woman, died on Feb. 9 at her home in San Francisco Read more [...]