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Fairfax County adopts program for safer contact sports

Football coaches in Fairfax County are trying to get players to take their heads out of the game -- at least the excessive helmet contact.

Thursday - 08/29/2013, 07:09am EDT

Tags: concussions, Andrew Mollenbeck, Fairfax County Public Schools, Heads Up Football

Study: Losing sports teams make us reach for the saturated fats

A losing football team may be to blame for that spare tire around the waist.

Wednesday - 08/28/2013, 06:03am EDT

Tags: fat, sports, baseball, eating, obesity, alan etter

Watch all the NFL games for $100

Football fanatics who like to pinch their pennies better listen up. This could be the cheapest way to watch all the NFL games this year.

Thursday - 08/08/2013, 04:57am EDT

Tags: Amazon, WTOP Saves You Money, nfl, Madden, Madden NFL 25

Pennsylvania beats Maryland 58-27 in Big 33

Tyler Boyd returned the opening kickoff 91 yards for a touchdown and had a hand on five scoring plays to lead Pennsylvania over Maryland 58-27 in the Big 33 Football Classic on Saturday night.

Sunday - 06/16/2013, 07:44am EDT

Tags: University of Maryland, big ten, Big Ten football

Even non-concussive blows can cause serious damage

A football player is constantly taking blows to the head. Most are not strong enough to cause a concussion, but there is growing evidence a series of lesser hits could do significant damage.

Sunday - 03/10/2013, 04:37pm EDT

Tags: concussions, University of Rochester Medical Center, Cleveland Clinic

Live Chat: Clinton Yates on changing the Redskins name

Clinton Yates, a Washington Post Express editor and columnist for The Root DC, will join WTOP at 2 p.m. Friday to weigh in on the Redskins name controversy.

Thursday - 02/14/2013, 12:47pm EST

Tags: Redskins, nfl, Live chat, Clinton Yates

Blog: Finding patriotism during the Super Bowl in Buenos Aires

Expats and tourists who are abroad throw on NFL jerseys and look for a place that will show the game - a challenge in some countries where little is known about America's most popular sport.

Monday - 02/04/2013, 04:44am EST

Tags: super bowl, nfl, Super Bowl ads

Good to Go: Hearty dishes for a Super Bowl crowd

WTOP's Katie Howard offers crowd-pleasing Super Bowl party recipes that are so simple, even a child can whip them up in minutes.

Tuesday - 01/29/2013, 08:12pm EST

Tags: super bowl, recipes, Good to Go, Katie Howard

Marcus Vick gets 5 days in Va. jail for contempt

The younger brother of Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick will spending five days in jail.

Wednesday - 01/09/2013, 03:59pm EST

Tags: Marcus Vick, Virginia Tech, courts

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