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The 'brain is something that's forever': Concussions are major concern in youth soccer

DALLAS - First came the knockout, the hit to the head from either an elbow or another person's head - really, he's still unsure - that left 17-year-old Tommy Lamberth lying unconscious on the club soccer tournament field. Then came the trip to the emergency room for 13 stitches above his left eye and two soccer practices the next week. Soon came the anxiety and panic attacks. A few years later ... Read more

Helena's Jamie Pickens chosen as All-USA Montana girls basketball player of the year

BILLINGS — Fresh off leading Helena High to its third consecutive State AA championship, Jamie Pickens on Tuesday was named the 2018-19 All-USA Montana girls basketball player of the year by USA Today High School Sports. Read more

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Local Sports

Seahawks enter NFL draft with scarcity of selections

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Forgive Seattle general manager John Schneider for being a bit antsy going into this NFL draft. In fact, the Seahawks boss may be downright annoyed at having just four picks. Read more

Bengals need a linebacker, but what if a QB is there?

CINCINNATI (AP) — Cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick looked around the locker room on the first day of the Bengals' voluntary workouts and noted that not all that much had changed. Read more

Large free-agency haul leaves Bills with many draft options

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Coming off a 17-player haul in free agency, Brandon Beane has plenty of options entering the NFL draft. And the Bills general manager isn't going to restrict himself to focusing on one or two positions when it comes time for Buffalo to make the No. 9 selection. Read more

Panthers could turn to offensive, defensive line in draft

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — After focusing on upgrading the team's overall speed the past few NFL drafts, don't be surprised if the Carolina Panthers look to add bulk up front this year. Read more

Jaguars will use draft to add pieces for QB Nick Foles

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars have done little to build around the most expensive player in franchise history. Read more

Drafting a quarterback in play for Redskins in early rounds

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Just when the Washington Redskins thought they found their long-term solution at quarterback, they're back to the drawing board. Read more

Cardinals being coy about who will go at No. 1 overall

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals used the 10th overall pick of the 2018 draft on Josh Rosen, hoping the former UCLA star would be their quarterback of the future. Read more

Patriots could be active in draft with several needs to fill

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The Patriots are the defending Super Bowl champions. Read more

Jags' Coughlin calls out Ramsey, Smith for skipping workouts

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Tom Coughlin took a not-so-subtle shot at two of Jacksonville's top defenders, cornerback Jalen Ramsey and linebacker Telvin Smith, for skipping voluntary workouts. Read more

Titans have flexibility to add help at No. 19 in NFL draft

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Music City and the NFL are throwing quite a party for the draft, and the Tennessee Titans will be a couple of miles away at team headquarters quietly biding their time until hitting the clock. Read more