Wednesday's health and safety news from the world of sports:
- KPVI-TV in Idaho looked at the injury difference between field turf surfaces for football and grass fields, talking to Dr. Michael Meyers, an Idaho State University researcher.
- The Norwich Bulletin reported that kickoffs are under scrutiny in Connecticut because of concussion concerns.
- The Cincinnati Bengals reported that cornerback Terrance Newman hosted an event Monday to support Newman's Whiz Kids, which helps about 1,200 at-risk children.
- The Las Cruces Public Schools is addressing the effects of concussions and heat exhaustion on young athletes, according to the Las Cruces (N.M.) Sun-News.
- The Rock Hill Herald reported that the South Carolina city's school board is examining concussion policies.
- Pat McMahon of KTAR-FM in Phoenix talked to a former player about what it was like to get a concussion in the NFL.
- Entering Golden State Warriors training camp next month, power forward Harrison Barnes told the San Francisco Chronicle the concussion he suffered during the playoffs last spring won't alter his style of play.
- The Naples Daily News previewed the annual Earl Morrall/NFL Alumni Celebrity Golf Charity Golf Classic, which benefits scholarships for children and grandchildren of veterans.
-- Bill Bradley, contributing editor