Meet the 17-Year-Old Who's Taking Home Olympic Gold for Women's Boxing

Claressa Shields is a 17-year-old from Flint, Michigan who made history yesterday when she defeated Russia's Nadezda Torlopova in the Women's Middle (75kg) Final Bout and became one of the first women to ever win an Olympic gold medal in boxing (women could not qualify to compete until this year). Shields was on Today » 8/10/12 2:30pm 8/10/12 2:30pm

Female Boxers May Have a Slightly Lower Risk of Cognitive Side Effects

Public concern that high-impact sports such as football, hockey, and boxing leave their participants with traumatic brain injuries has increased dramatically in recent years, but preliminary results from a study conducted at the Cleveland Clinic's Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health suggest that women in head-butting… » 7/26/12 2:45pm 7/26/12 2:45pm