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Richard R. Beeman, 74, Penn history professor, Constitution Center trustee
Richard R. Beeman, a University of Pennsylvania historian and a trustee of the National Constitution Center who revered America's founding document and spent decades teaching its creation and complexities, died Monday. He was 74.
648 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | United States Constitution Constitution Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis Articles of Confederation National Constitution Center Lou Gehrig Pennsylvania Political charters
Soccer linked to new brain disease
Four former soccer players who had advanced forms of dementia were also found to have chronic traumatic encephalopathy, according to a study (PDF) published Tuesday.
806 points by CNN | Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis Alzheimer's disease Lou Gehrig Neurology American football Football Neurodegenerative disorders Dementia
Why a $3 million flier is now the ideal Yankees signing
If you want to reach the Yankees, you can find them on the tightrope. They have embraced their high-wire act like few teams before them. The Steinbrenners’ desire to simultaneously contend and develop youngsters — contrary to, say, the Cubs, who tanked their way into ending their 108-year funk — took a most interesting step Tuesday,...
111 points by New York Post | New York Yankees Designated hitter Baseball Joe Girardi National League First baseman Baseball statistics Lou Gehrig
Rugby star who died from ALS 'broke the mold'
Joost van der Westhuizen finally lost his brave battle with a body-wasting disease, but his powerful legacy lives on in modern rugby.
260 points by CNN | 1995 Rugby World Cup Lou Gehrig South Africa national rugby union team Joost van der Westhuizen Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis Pretoria Africa 1999 Rugby World Cup
Springboks legend dies aged 45
Former South Africa rugby great Joost van der Westhuizen has died aged 45 after losing his battle with motor neurone disease.
741 points by CNN | Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis Lou Gehrig Invictus 1995 Rugby World Cup Nelson Mandela Matt Damon Morgan Freeman South Africa national rugby union team
Baltimore-specific Babe Ruth memorabilia up for auction
A new assortment of Babe Ruth memorabilia is on the auction block, and some of the proceeds are being donated to the Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum in Baltimore. The items include a December 1915 family photograph in which the Baltimore-born, Hall of Fame baseball player appears with his father...
-2 points by Baltimore Sun | Babe Ruth Polo Grounds Baseball New York Yankees San Francisco Giants Home run Yankee Stadium Lou Gehrig
Bulls first-round pick Denzel Valentine staying positive during trying times
Denzel Valentine admits he plays the what-if game, which is understandable given that he isn't playing much else. "I always play that: 'What if I didn't get hurt?'" Valentine said, referring to the badly sprained left ankle that sidelined him for almost all of Bulls training camp. "(But) everything...
9 points by Chicago Tribune | 2009 NBA Playoffs 2010 NBA All-Star Game 2008–09 NBA season NBA All-Rookie Team Lou Gehrig 2006–07 NBA season Game Rajon Rondo
Young stars Mike Trout and Kris Bryant winning MVP a boon for MLB
Mike Trout, 25, and Kris Bryant, 24, already rank among MLB's elite, an encouraging sign for a game seeking to appeal to younger audiences.         
117 points by Arizona Republic | Alex Rodriguez Barry Bonds Lou Gehrig Chicago Cubs Baltimore Orioles Dustin Pedroia Boston Red Sox Cleveland Indians
Man who inspired ice bucket challenge to receive NCAA award
NEWTON, Mass. (AP) - The NCAA is honoring Pete Frates, the former Boston College baseball captain who inspired people around the world to dump buckets of ice water over their heads to raise millions for ALS research. Frates was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease, ...
3 points by The Washington Times | Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis Lou Gehrig New York Yankees Boston Neurodegenerative disorders
Steven Matz’s crucial step toward ‘long-shot’ playoff start
Steven Matz is the Mets’ preferred option to start Friday against the Phillies, but the lefty still needs to clear another hurdle. The rookie, who hasn’t pitched in more than a month because of a shoulder impingement, may throw a bullpen session on Wednesday at Citi Field, according to manager Terry Collins, so he can...
3 points by New York Post | Major League Baseball Baseball Atlanta Braves First baseman New York Yankees Lou Gehrig New York Mets Center fielder