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Saying it wants to make football safer for current and future athletes, the NFL is pledging to spend $100 million for "independent medical research and engineering advancements." A main goal will be to prevent and treat head injuries.

Announcing the pledge Wednesday, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said it is in addition to the $100 million the league already committed toward medical research of brain injuries and chronic traumatic encephalopathy, the progressive degenerative disease that has been found in football players.

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Six students from the University of Tennessee at Martin's sports business program are working hospitality events with their sports management professor at both the Pro Bowl and Super Bowl at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona this weekend. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Dr. Dexter Davis about how he works with the NFL to arrange for the students to help and explains what the students experience while they're there. 

Did the New England Patriots tamper with the footballs used in the AFC Championship Game? The NFL is asking that question, after the host Patriots beat the Indianapolis Colts, 45-7, in rainy conditions Sunday.

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Young athletes gathered for the annual George Wilson Sports Fest  Saturday for a chance to train with Tennessee Titans safety and Paducah native George Wilson.

'An Evening of Excellence' with Ray Lewis at MCHS

Jul 19, 2013
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Two-time NFL Defensive Player of the year and 12 time Pro Bowler Ray Lewis of the Baltimore Ravens headlines “An Evening of Excellence” at the new McCracken County High School August 17. MCHS Football Coach Jack Haskins Kate Lochte more about it during Sounds Good. Lewis is involved in charitable activities, including his own Ray Lewis 52 Foundation, providing personal and economic assistance to disadvantaged youth. Click here for information on how to attend.

Youth Report: Ed Hochuli on Being an NFL Referee

Oct 19, 2012

NFL referees returned to the gridiron recently after a brief strike which saw replacement referees calling important games. Nine-year-old WKMS Youth Reporter Patrick Jones scored an interview with one of NFL's most famous official referees, Ed Hochuli. He was ranked by ESPN as one of the best referees in the business. More recently, you'll find him on the cover of the October issue of Sports Illustrated. Patrick spoke with him over the phone, from our studio.