Attempting to reduce the number of injuries - particularly brain injuries - suffered by athletes playing football in middle and high school, Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law legislation limiting the number of full-contact practices in which teams at those levels may engage. Is it an effective approach to improving the game’s safety?

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Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation limiting full-contact football practice for California teenagers, his office announced Monday.
Rob Rinaldi has resigned as the baseball coach in the latest departure at Pleasant Grove High School.

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Attention coaches: Call to report game scores, (916) 441-4100. Day results must be reported by 7 p.m. Night game scores must be reported by 9:30 p.m.

Joe Davidson Monday, July 28 2014

Four years ago, they led their high school teams to regional prominence as big-time players with a penchant for big-time plays. Now, Shaq Thompson, the former Grant star, and Jordan Richards of Folsom are headliner talents in the Pacific-12 Conference at Washington and Stanford, respectively. And at this time next year, they very well could be on NFL rosters as first-round draft selections.

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