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May 20, 2019

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Scientists Teach Machines to Predict Recovery Time from Sports-Related Concussions

Deciding when an athlete can return to the game after a head injury makes managing the treatment of sports-related concussions very complicated. ... read more

NFL Players Show Heart Abnormalities Decades After Retiring from Football

While elite athletes are often at peak fitness, they are not immune to -- and may even face a higher risk for -- potentially detrimental heart conditions later in life. Former National Football ... read more

Top Athletes Weigh in on Perceived Effectiveness of Anti-Doping Measures

Doping remains an ongoing problem in competitive sports, but researchers have never before asked athletes to rank the effectiveness of available anti-doping strategies. A new poll of a national pool ... read more

Social Bonding Key Cause of Soccer (Football) Violence

As World Cup fever sets in, increased hooliganism and soccer (football) related violence are legitimate international concerns. Previous research has linked sports-related hooliganism to 'social ... read more
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Elite athletes are less likely to take banned substances if they consider the morality of what they are doing, and not just the health consequences of doping, according to a new ... read more

Moneyball Advantage Peters out Once Everyone's Doing It

Sixteen years after author Michael Lewis wrote the book Moneyball, every Major League Baseball (MLB) team uses the technique. But a new study shows that while the tool can help a club create a ... read more

Kicking Goals for Kids With Autism

Researchers are turning autism interventions on their head with a stand-out sports program that's training coaches how to best achieve results for students with ... read more

Study of Female Weightlifters Crushes Stereotype

A new study shows that elite women weightlifters have the same amount, and in some cases more, of the muscle fibers needed for the sport compared to their male ... read more

Performance Enhancer: Sports Compression Stockings a Winning Advantage

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

Sexes Differ When It Comes to Comfort During and After Exercise, Study Finds

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Racial Stereotypes Influence Perception of NFL Quarterbacks

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

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

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

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