Italians' Fabio Fognini, Simone Bolelli break through in men's doubles Down Under

...television commercial she filmed this week to raise awareness about motor neuron disease (MND), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. It's an ailment that affects the nerve cells controlling the muscles that enable people to move, speak, swallow...

Melton Walden

...Mel went to work with Polar Air Cargo. He remained until he was forced to abandon his love (Flying) due to Lou Gehrig's disease. He was a member of First Christian Church of Augusta. Member of South Augusta Exchange Club. -An avid Philanthropist -He...

Cardinals' Carson Palmer out for season with torn ACL

...launched himself at the line of scrimmage, a move Ryan called "kind of bush league." OBITUARY: Former Vikings safety Orlando Thomas has died of complications from ALS. He was 42.Thomas was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease in 2004.

Robin Williams' suicide seizes the year on Google

...Bucket Challenge, an Internet video craze to raise awareness and money for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig's Disease.Other topics of worldwide intrigue on Google included the addictive smartphone game Flappy Bird, bearded drag...

ALS ice bucket funds stay in Augusta

...last year) and brought in more than 450,000 new donors.Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, often called Lou Gehrig's disease, is a progressive disease in which motor neurons in the patient's body slowly die off.There is no known cure...

NFL removes $675 million cap on damages from concussions

...sooner than expected. The settlement is designed to last at least 65 years and cover retired players who develop Lou Gehrig's disease, dementia or other neurological problems believed to be caused by concussions suffered in their pro careers...

Lou Gehrig's glove to be auctioned

GREENWICH, Conn. - It was some 80 years ago that Lou Gehrig and the 12-year-old son of a songwriter got bored with talk of music and opted to play catch instead.

Judge denies preliminary approval of NFL concussion settlement, fears $765M may not be enough

...at least 65 years.The awards would vary based on an ex-player's age and diagnosis. A younger retiree with Lou Gehrig's disease would get $5 million, those with serious dementia cases would get $3 million and an 80-year-old with early...

Panthers receiver Steve Smith expects to play against 49ers

...claims have detailed how the money would be distributed.The awards could reach $5 million for athletes with Lou Gehrig's disease, $4 million for suicides, and $3 million for dementia cases.Senior U.S. District Judge Anita Brody of...


...for mocking ALSThe cast of an Atlanta sports radio show has been fired after mocking a former NFL player who has Lou Gehrig's disease.The comments Monday on Mayhem in the AM referred to ex-Saints safety Steve Gleason, 36, who has lost the...