Lack of hockey concussion data is ‘unfortunate oversight at best and alarming at worst’

England Hockey hopes to have a better understanding of concussion next season after a brain injury legal specialist said there was “no excuse for a lack of data”. An investigation by specialist lawyers Bolt Burdon Kemp (BBK) recently found that only one in five popular sports in the UK publish easily accessible concussion data. England rugby scored the highest for publishing its own concussion data regularly, Netball England the lowest, while hockey listed second alongside cricket and football. However, research says that only rugby has easily accessible concussion data and…

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Pirelli analysing data before making British GP tyre call

Pirelli will only know in a “couple of days” whether their new rear tyres, tested in Austria, will be raced at the British Grand Prix. Following on from Lance Stroll and Max Verstappen’s Azerbaijan tyre failures, Pirelli created a new more durable rear tyre. That was tested by the drivers in Friday’s practice for the Austrian Grand Prix with Soymotor reporting that the Italian tyre manufacture is waiting to ‘finish the complete analysis of the data’ before making a decision on whether the tyres will be raced at Silverstone. That…

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Sterling rises above $1.42 after UK jobs data

LONDON (Reuters) – Versus a weaker dollar, the British pound rose to a three-month high on Tuesday, with sentiment also boosted by jobs data showing that Britain’s unemployment fell between January and March. The dollar index was at a three-month low after Dallas Federal Reserve President Robert Kaplan reiterated his view that he did not expect interest rates to rise until next year. Expectations U.S. interest rates would remain low helped offset concerns over rising COVID-19 infections in Asia. The pound rose above $1.42 for the first time since February…

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Brawn eyes use of 'fascinating' heart rate data

Formula 1 director of motorsport Ross Brawn is hoping to add information about the heart rates of drivers and key team personnel during a race to the sport’s expanding coverage. Brawn was speaking with Michael McGrath, CEO of Muscle Help Foundation which supports children and young adults in the UK living with muscular dystrophy Previous guests taking part in the charity’s In Conversation With… series of virtual discussions have included former F1 driver Anthony Davidson, TV presenter Vicki Butler-Henderson and Mercedes F1 technology director Mike Elliott. Read also: Brawn not…

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