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March 21, 2019

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Performance Enhancer: Sports Compression Stockings a Winning Advantage

Dec. 20, 2018 — Sports compression stockings are so effective they might be considered performance enhancers for soccer players, new research ... read more

Oct. 9, 2018 — A new study highlights sex differences in thermal behavior and could one day inform the development of new athletic ... read more

'Football Vision' as Important as Ball Skills, Experts Reveal

Sep. 12, 2018 — Learning to read the game is as important to young footballers as kicking a ball. A new study, which highlighted Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard as stars who incorporated the technique into their ... read more

Penalty Kick Research Hits the Spot

Aug. 9, 2018 — New research has come up with the best way to practice penalty kicks if a player favors waiting for the goalkeeper to move rather than just deciding on a spot before taking their ... read more

Athletic 'Pull' Increases Campus Diversity

July 2, 2018 — The next time you see your favorite collegiate athlete on the field or court, think again about their road to getting ... read more

Having an Emotional Group Feeling Boosts Multiday Sports Events

May 29, 2018 — Pulling fans into an emotionally connected group atmosphere can enhance brand recall and may secure repeat attendance. That's the key message of a study that analyzed the feelings of fans at a ... read more

For High School Baseball Pitchers, Extra Throws on Game Day Add Up but Go Uncounted

May 1, 2018 — For high school baseball pitchers, limiting throws during a game helps to prevent fatigue and injuries. But nearly half the number of pitches -- ones thrown during warm-ups and in the bullpen -- are ... read more

Crucial Ingredients for a Winning Soccer Team: Kick Goals

Mar. 1, 2018 — Scientists examined variables within 240 matches in the Chinese Super League (China's top-ranked ... read more

Color of Judo Uniform Has No Effect on Winning

Feb. 22, 2018 — Contrary to previous studies and widespread belief, new research on competitive judo data finds a winning bias for the athlete who is first called, regardless of the color of their ... read more

Researchers Develop New Model to Predict Which Universities Student Athletes Will Attend

Dec. 12, 2017 — With revenue from college football at an unprecedented $3.4 billion annually, universities across the country invest millions each year in recruitment efforts for high school football players. But ... read more

Mixing Cultures and Nationalities in Rugby Teams Changes the Way They Play

Nov. 28, 2017 — The cultural identity of rugby players in a team changes the way the team plays, according to a new study. The research shows that a team of players who share the same cultural heritage are more ... read more

Retired Professional Footballers at Higher Risk of Knee Osteoarthritis

Nov. 3, 2017 — Retired professional footballers are far more prone to develop knee pain and osteoarthritis and face problems with their knees earlier in life than the average person, a study has ... read more

High Risk of Injury in Young Elite Athletes

Oct. 18, 2017 — Every week, an average of three in every ten adolescent elite athletes suffer an injury. Worst affected are young women, and the risk of injury increases with low self-esteem, especially in ... read more

Doping in Sports: Official Tests Fail to Pick Up Majority of Cases

Aug. 29, 2017 — A new scientific study has found that doping is far more common in professional sport than the rates suggested by blood and urine tests of the ... read more

Racial Stereotypes Influence Perception of NFL Quarterbacks

Aug. 21, 2017 — Racial stereotypes affect the public's perception of NFL quarterbacks and may, in some cases, become a self-fulfilling prophecy for black athletes, new research ... read more

Are the World's Highest Paid Football Players Overpaid? Big Data Says Yes

July 31, 2017 — Computer scientists used machine learning and data science to analyze the salaries of professional football players. A computational model was developed to show the world's most overpaid and ... read more

ABBA Sequence in Tennis Tiebreaking Serves Is Proven to Be Fair

July 28, 2017 — Serving first does not impact winning in tennis tiebreaks that follow the ABBA sequence. In fact, the sequence should be considered in other sequential contests, such as soccer penalty shootouts or ... read more

Athletic Trainers Have a Positive Economic Impact on Sports Coverage for Health Systems

July 21, 2017 — The cost-effectiveness of certified outreach athletic trainers (ATC) as a type of physician extender in an orthopaedic provider and/or hospital system setting has many benefits, both financially and ... read more

Concussion Protocols Often Not Followed During FIFA World Cup

June 27, 2017 — In the 2014 soccer World Cup, concussion assessment protocols were not followed in more than 60 percent of plays in which players involved in head collisions were not assessed by sideline health care ... read more

Media Microaggressions Against Female Olympic Athletes Up 40 Percent

June 13, 2017 — Microaggressions against female athletes in the media increased by nearly 40 percent from the 2012 Summer Olympic Games to the 2016 Summer Olympic Games, new research ... read more

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