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Watch the heat

A 15-year-old football player died in Irvine, Calif., on Wednesday. And although this seemed to be from an apparent asthma attack, it brings to mind all the heat-related illnesses that come as spring turns to summer.

Such a death also occurred yesterday, at North Carolina A&T. Most infamously, it happened with Minnesota Vikings offensive tackle Korey Stringer. And it's definitely something to watch out for as the temperatures rise on tracks and fields everywhere, especially in South Florida.

--Patrick Dorsey (e-mail)