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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DJ Fired By Padres After Playing Wrong Song For San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus. Video New York Daily News

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DJ play wrong song during the national anthem and gets fired. DJ fired by Padres over San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus national anthem controversy apologizes, chorus asks team to bring him back… The 100 members of San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus were on the field to sing the national anthem before Saturday’s game against the Dodgers, but when the music began, a recording of a woman singing the song blared over the Petco Park sound system… More at nydailynews.com

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