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Riddell's SpeedFlex helmet (Credit: Riddell)

Schwartz: Riddell’s SpeedFlex Helmet Features Number Of Technological Advancements

A new helmet that has hit the market is drawing plenty of attention around the football world.

09/04/2014

Protective caps for pitchers (Credit: isoBlox)

Major League Baseball Approves Protective Cap For Pitchers

The new hat was introduced Tuesday and will be available for testing during spring training on a voluntary basis. Major leaguers and minor leaguers won’t be required to wear it.

01/28/2014

David Ross #3 of the Boston Red Sox is out at home by Alex Avila #13 of the Detroit Tigers in the second inning of Game 5 of the American League Championship Series. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Report: MLB Will Likely Ban Home-Plate Collisions

“At this point, I don’t know who would argue to keep it, or what their argument would be,” one team official said. “There is no reasoned argument to keep it (in the game).”

10/21/2013

Linebacker Trent Cole #58 of the Philadelphia Eagles tackles running back Doug Martin #22 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on December 9, 2012 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

NFL Passes Controversial Helmet Rule, Ends Tuck Rule

NFL owners have passed a player safety rule barring ball carriers from using the crown of their helmets to make contact with a defender in the open field.

03/20/2013

NFL referees (credit: Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

NFL Owners Approve 2 Rule Changes To Enhance Player Safety

NFL owners approved two rule changes on Tuesday to enhance player safety. They might not vote on a proposal to ban offensive players from using the crown of their helmets against defenders.

03/19/2013

Roger Goodell (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Report: Goodell ‘Terrified’ That ‘NFL Player Is Going To Die On The Field’

“He’s terrified of it,” a Hall of Fame player told ESPN The Magazine. “It wouldn’t just be a tragedy. It would be awfully bad for business.”

03/05/2013

(Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

B&C Morning Show: Boomer Esiason Sounds Off On NFL Teams Neglecting Players’ Well-Being

While discussing comments made by Redskins tight end Chris Cooley — about how he has taken joy in watching Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo take the field while being far from 100 percent — Boomer Esiason sounded off.

WFAN–10/05/2011