Longtime NBA Referee Tony Brown Dies at 55 After Battle With Cancer
Longtime NBA Referee Tony Brown Dies at 55 After Battle With Cancer

Tony Brown, a longtime NBA referee, died Thursday after a battle with pancreatic cancer, the league said. He was 55.

Mississippi State Football Player Suddenly Dies at Age 18, University Says
Mississippi State Football Player Suddenly Dies at Age 18, University Says

An 18-year-old Mississippi State University (MSU) student-athlete suddenly died on Wednesday just two days before his 19th birthday, the school said.

Neymar Tells Court He Did Not Participate in Barcelona Transfer Talks
Neymar Tells Court He Did Not Participate in Barcelona Transfer Talks

BARCELONA—Brazil soccer star Neymar Jr. told a court on Tuesday he did not participate in negotiations over his transfer to “childhood dream” club Barcelona from Santos in 2013, but had signed what his father had told him to.

Iranian Climber Elnaz Rekabi, Who Competed Without Hijab, Receives Hero’s Welcome as She Returns to Tehran
Iranian Climber Elnaz Rekabi, Who Competed Without Hijab, Receives Hero’s Welcome as She Returns to Tehran

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates—Iranian climber Elnaz Rekabi returned to Tehran early Wednesday after competing in South Korea without wearing a headscarf, an act widely seen as support for anti-regime demonstrators amid weeks of protests over the Islamic Republic’s mandatory hijab.

Indonesia’s Fatal Soccer Stampede Caused by Tear Gas, Say Investigators
Indonesia’s Fatal Soccer Stampede Caused by Tear Gas, Say Investigators

JAKARTA—A fact-finding team tasked with investigating a deadly soccer stampede in Indonesia has concluded that tear gas was the main cause of death in one of the world’s worst stadium disasters, the country’s security minister said on Friday.

Motorcycle Rider Victor Steeman Dies Aged 22, Saves 5 Other People Through Organ Donations
Motorcycle Rider Victor Steeman Dies Aged 22, Saves 5 Other People Through Organ Donations

Dutch motorcycle rider Victor Steeman has died following injuries he suffered during a race in Portugal, the governing body of the sport, the Federacion Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM), announced on Tuesday. He was 22.

NFL’s Concussion Protocol Modified After Tagovailoa Review
NFL’s Concussion Protocol Modified After Tagovailoa Review

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla.—The NFL and NFL Players Association have agreed to make changes to the league’s concussion protocol following a joint investigation into the procedures after Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa suffered what was described as a back injury against the Buffalo Bills last month.