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Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa runs onto the field before the team’s NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sept. 29, despite a head injury during a game a few days earlier. (AP Photo/Joshua A. Bickel)

NFL player Tua Tagovailoa’s concussion might have been prevented with rugby’s stricter protocols

Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa was carried off the field during a game on Sept. 29 after his second injury in only a few days, raising questions about NFL concussion protocols.
Over two dozen states have banned transgender youth from playing sports corresponding to their identity since 2021. (Shutterstock)

U.S. anti-trans laws won’t ‘save women’s sports’

Lawmakers and governing bodies aren’t actively ensuring or promoting equitable access for women and girls. Instead, they’ve chosen to target trans women.
Some Welsh women’s rugby players have professional contracts, but many sportswomen face major funding issues. TAR-TASS News Agency/Alamy

How the sports world is still stacked against top women

Ahead of the Winter Olympics, an expert looks at the how more sportswomen are going professional, and what obstacles they face.
The long-term health effects in professional contact sports have come under global scrutiny since the 2015 $1 billion lawsuit filed by former professional American football players against the NFL. Shutterstock

Rugby, concussions and duty of care: why the game is facing scrutiny

Brain injuries and the long-term health effects in professional sport have become significant issues in the past decade.
The decision by World Rugby to ban trans players from participating in women’s events is another setback for transgender athletes. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

World Rugby’s ban on trans players has nothing to do with so-called ‘fairness’

If “fairness” is why trans players have been banned by World Rugby, then sport bodies need to realize many athletes have an unfair advantage because of issues like class and cultural backgrounds.

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