Imperial, California - For most people, wearing a weightlifting belt does little to improve performance or protect the spine - especially during exercises that don't stress the back or place only minimal stress on the back.

San Diego, California - The San Diego Chargers will honor and pay tribute to Chargers and San Diego icon and Pro Football Hall of Fame linebacker Junior Seau prior to the team’s regular-season home opener against the Detroit Lions on Sunday, Sept. 13.  The tribute will take place prior to kickoff on the 50-yard line at Qualcomm Stadium and will feature a special video followed by an address from Seau’s daughter Sydney.

San Diego, California - Reilly Boyt, a rising sophomore in the UC San Diego women's swimming and diving program, will represent the United States at the 2015 Parapan American Games in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, which start Friday, August 7, and run through Saturday, August 15.

Salinas, California - A chain-reaction, multi-bike incident on the first lap of Sunday's second MotoAmerica Superbike/Superstock 1000 race at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca has resulted in the deaths of two competitors.

Washington, DC - Once every two years, the World Police and Fire Games (WPFG) bring together the world’s toughest law enforcement, customs and corrections officers, and firefighters as they compete head-to-head in more than 60 extreme sporting events like Archery, Canine Search, and Toughest Competitor Alive.

Stanford, California - When modern football helmets were introduced, they all but eliminated traumatic skull fractures caused by blunt force impacts. Mounting evidence, however, suggests that concussions are caused by a different type of head motion, namely brain and skull rotation.