Lawyers: Judge approves NFL concussion settlement

Updated: Monday, July 7, 2014 |
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A federal judge has granted preliminary approval to a deal that would compensate former NFL players for concussion-related claims.

Attorneys Sol Weiss and Christopher Seeger said in a statement that Monday's decision represents "an extraordinary settlement" for the plaintiffs.

The NFL last month agreed to remove a $675 million cap on damages after U.S. District Judge Anita Brody questioned whether there would be enough money to pay all claims.

The settlement is designed to last at least 65 years and cover retirees who develop Lou Gehrig's disease and other neurological problems.

More than 4,500 former players have filed suit, some accusing the league of fraud for its handling of concussions.
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Scores & Schedules

July 28, 2015 07:09 GMT

AM Prep-Scores and Skeds

INTERLEAGUE

Monday's Games(equals)

Baltimore 2 Atlanta 1, 11 Innings

Arizona 4 Seattle 3, 10 Innings

Tuesday's Games

Atlanta (Teheran 6-5) at Baltimore (U.Jimenez 7-6), 7:05 p.m.

Philadelphia (Morgan 1-2) at Toronto (Doubront 1-0), 7:07 p.m.

Pittsburgh (Morton 6-4) at Minnesota (Pelfrey 5-7), 8:10 p.m.

Arizona (Godley 1-0) at Seattle (Iwakuma 2-1), 10:10 p.m.

Oakland (Gray 10-4) at L.A. Dodgers (B.Anderson 5-5), 10:10 p.m.

AMERICAN LEAGUE(equals)

Monday's Games(equals)

Chicago White Sox 10, Boston 8

Tampa Bay 5, Detroit 2

Kansas City 9, Cleveland 4

N.Y. Yankees 6, Texas 2

Tuesday's Games(equals)

Chicago White Sox (Samardzija 7-5) at Boston (Miley 8-8), 7:10 p.m.

Detroit (Price 9-3) at Tampa Bay (Odorizzi 5-6), 7:10 p.m.

Kansas City (C.Young 8-6) at Cleveland (Bauer 8-7), 7:10 p.m.

N.Y. Yankees (Capuano 0-4) at Texas (M.Perez 0-1), 8:05 p.m.

L.A. Angels (C.Wilson 8-7) at Houston (McHugh 11-5), 8:10 p.m.

NATIONAL LEAGUE(equals)

Monday's Games(equals)

Chicago Cubs 9, Colorado 8

St. Louis 4, Cincinnati 1

San Francisco 4, Milwaukee 2

Tuesday's Games(equals)

San Diego (Shields 8-3) at N.Y. Mets (Syndergaard 4-5), 7:10 p.m.

Washington (Zimmermann 8-5) at Miami (Fernandez 3-0), 7:10 p.m.

Colorado (Flande 0-1) at Chicago Cubs (Beeler 0-0), 8:05 p.m.

Cincinnati (Leake 8-5) at St. Louis (Jai.Garcia 3-3), 8:15 p.m.

Milwaukee (W.Peralta 1-5) at San Francisco (M.Cain 2-1), 10:15 p.m.

WNBA

Monday's Games(equals)

No games scheduled(equals)

Tuesday's Games(equals)

Indiana at Connecticut, 7 p.m.

Chicago at Phoenix, 10 p.m.

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