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Doctors confirm BMX legend Dave Mirra had CTE at time of death. Video New York Daily News

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Dave Mirra, the BMX legend who took his own life in February, was suffering from CTE (Chronic traumatic encephalopathy) at the time of his death.

Doctors in Toronto told ESPN that Mirra had deposits of tau protein in the frontal and temporal lobes of his brain, telltale signs of the neurodegenerative disease that has affected so many athletes in contact sports, most-notably football players.

“I couldn’t tell the difference,” Dr. Lili-Naz Hazrati told ESPN of the comparison between Mirra’s brain and the brains of athletes from other sports who were living with CTE at the time of their deaths. More at nydailynews.com

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Female NBA union chief breaks basketball’s glass ceiling. Video CBS This Morning

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The NBA brought in more than $5 billion in revenue last season, a more than 60 percent jump over the past decade. The average player salary is a little more than $4 million a year. All the players now depend on Michele Roberts, a woman who is making history while fighting for their future. Jericka Duncan spoke with the first female head of a major American sports union. Video CBS This Morning news.

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