Berkeley, California - Health and safety of Olympians has been an ongoing story at Summer Olympic games. In 2008, air quality raised concerns in Beijing, while 2016 has been dogged with questions about polluted water and the Zika virus. Now, a new commentary co-written by UC Berkeley professor Kirk Smith says the future of the summer Olympics may be in jeopardy for another reason: rising heat and humidity due to climate change.

Cambridge, Massachusetts - Head injuries are a hot topic today in sports medicine, with numerous studies pointing to a high prevalence of sports-related concussions, both diagnosed and undiagnosed, among youth and professional athletes. Now an MIT-invented tool is aiding in detecting and diagnosing concussions, in real-time.

Rochester, Minnesota - What are those reddish-purple, round bruises displayed on the bodies of some of the athletes competing in the 2016 Rio Olympics? It seems that, in addition to training with the latest state-of -the art techniques and equipment, some athletes are turning to ancient practices to keep their edge.

San Diego, California - The San Diego Chargers will open Training Camp 2016 on Saturday, July 30 at the same time that single-game tickets to all eight regular-season home games go on sale to the general public. The single-game tickets will be available beginning at 8 a.m. PT exclusively at the Chargers Ticket Office, located at Gate C at Qualcomm Stadium.

Ann Arbor, Michigan - Teen athletes are not as likely to abuse prescription painkillers or heroin as non-athletes, according to a new University of Michigan study published this week in the journal Pediatrics.

Washington, DC - From June 29 to July 10 the U.S. Department of State is collaborating with ultramarathon legend Dean Karnazes as he runs along the ancient Silk Road through Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Kazakhstan to mark the 25th anniversary of these countries’ independence from the Soviet Union.