Georgia was seeking its first national title since 1980, while Alabama was playing in its third straight national championship game. The Crimson Tide, who reached the playoff despite not making it to the SEC championship game, defeated No. 1 Clemson 24 6 in the Sugar Bowl semifinal, avenging the Crimson Tide loss to the Tigers in last year national championship game..
NEW YORK (AP) The NFL plans to talk to teams about how practices are conducted following a 73 percent increase in concussions during preseason workouts in 2017.Executive vice president Jeff Miller said Friday that data from the league’s annual preliminary report on injuries will be discussed with coaches and general managers to try to understand how preseason practice concussions jumped to a five year high of 45 from 26 in 2016.The overall number of concussions sustained in practice, including the regular season, jumped to 56 from 32 a year earlier.”This is an important aspect of the work we’ll be doing between now and the (February) combine and not just with medical experts, but obviously how practices are run at the club level is something that’s going to involve the coaches and general managers and others who are on site,” Miller said.”One of our obligations is to share this data . Take a look at the different drills that they’re running, potentially, and inform them of where we see the highest level of injuries on particular drills across the league.”Part of the reason for the NFL’s concern is the sharp increase coming after two straight years of declines. And in the preseason, there were almost as many injuries in practice (45) as there were in games (46), according to data gathered by IQVIA, a company hired by the NFL.”We also have looked into that in terms of when in the preseason it is occurring and even to the level of what types of drills may be involved in producing that,” said Dr.
In a phone interview Wednesday with the Cape Breton Post, Health Minister Randy Delorey said he became aware of a proposal that would see children and adolescents requiring mental health services attending the emergency department at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital transported to the IWK in Halifax when it was brought forward. 1.Delorey said it his understanding that the NSHA is continuing to work with physicians and psychiatrists in Cape Breton as well as with the IWK to ensure services and coverage for youth and adolescents in Cape Breton, as well as around the province.concern around that was noted, I think, by everybody that would have seen that particular proposal, Delorey said. I think it great to see the IWK with their expertise particularly in youth and adolescent services to be part of that conversation and looking at the solutions.