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Football is the sport that most frequently sends kids to the ER with injuries, a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics found.

The report, published Friday in National Health Statistics Reports, found that between 2010 and 2016, there were about 2.7 million emergency room visits each year for sports injuries among people aged 5-24. Football was found responsible for the largest share of injuries, making up 14.1 percent of the visits, followed by basketball, pedal cycling, soccer, ice skating, roller skating, and skateboarding.

“It’s important to understand the types of injuries that are most commonly seen in the emergency department and which sports account for those injuries in order to monitor and guide injury prevention efforts,” Pinyao Anna Rui, an author of the report and a survey statistician at the NCHS, told CNN.

Dennis Cardone, a sports medicine specialist and co-director of the Center for Young Athletes at NYU Langone Sports Health in New York, explained the results on CNN and said, “as someone sticks to one sport, they’re certainly at risk of injury.” To reduce the risk of sports injuries, he advised coaches to “remember to follow guidelines” and parents to “encourage their children to enjoy a more wide variety of activities instead of specializing in just one sport.”

The report can be found here. Ramisa Rob

Swift and Big Machine Records, which produced her first six albums, unamicably parted ways a year ago in what was the beginning of a high-profile fight over who controls Swift’s songs. That reached a new height Thursday night when Swift posted an open letter accusing the label of stopping her from performing her songs live — and Big Machine is denying it all.

In her statement, Swift discussed how she’d be getting an American Music Award deeming her the “artist of the decade,” and wanted to perform a medley of her songs at the awards show. She also said, and “this isn’t the way I had planned on telling you this news,” that a Netflix documentary about her was in the works as well. But all of those things are “a big question mark” because Scott Borchetta and Scooter Braun — Big Machine’s founder and the man whose holding company bought Big Machine earlier this year, respectively — “have now said that I’m not allowed to perform my old songs on television” because she’d be re-recording her music before she’s allowed to in November 2020, Swift said.

On Friday, Big Machine fired back. “We were shocked to see her Tumblr statements yesterday based on false information,” and “at no point” did Big Machine attempt to block her performances or documentary, it said in a statement. It decried her for risking “the safety of our employees and their families,” stemming from how she directed fans to question Borchetta and Braun and their other clients. And with what was likely a deliberate choice of words, Big Machine directly addressed Swift to say “the narrative you have created does not exist.” Kathryn Krawczyk

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