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Expert: No head shots before 14

Updated: November 2, 2012, 7:23 PM ET
Associated Press

ZURICH -- A leading neurosurgeon called for better protection for young athletes from head injuries on Friday, as a research project involving 100 retired NFL players seeks a diagnosis for a brain disease linked to multiple concussions.

At a FIFA-hosted international conference on concussions in sports, Robert Cantu urged the outlawing of tackling in football, heading in soccer and body-checking in ice hockey in youth matches.

"It's best not to have blows on the head under the age ...

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