Thursday's health and safety news from the world of sports:
- As NHL camps open this month, Pittsburgh Penguins superstar Sidney Crosby talked with The Globe and Mail in Toronto about what he went through in his long comeback from a concussion almost 2 1/2 years ago.
- The Associated Press reported that the New York Attorney General has issued a consumer alert for the fall football season, reminding school officials of their legal responsibility to bench players showing symptoms of a mild traumatic brain injury.
- SafeBrain sensors system announced this will be the second season they will work with the Arizona State club hockey team to monitor concussions.
- The Springfield (Ill.) State Journal-Register published an Op-Ed article urging vigilance with concussions on and off the field.
- The Princeton (N.J.) Packet reported that the area's school board has voted to require all of its athletes sixth-grade and above to wear headgear for soccer, field hockey and girls' lacrosse, sports that don't normally require headgear.
- The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that area athletes are getting more medical attention because of expanded area clinics.
- Wimbledon champion Andy Murray told the London Evening Standard that he is happy that tennis' drug-testers have stepped up their game.
-- Bill Bradley, contributing editor