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Conor McGregor speaks with reporters after a media workout in preparation for his fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr. USA Today Sports/Reuters

Dissecting Conor McGregor’s steep odds in boxing showdown

McGregor and Floyd Mayweather Jr. will both cash in, but does a boxing novice stand a chance against a legend?
Jamaica’s Usain Bolt lays on the track after suffering a hamstring injury in the final of the men’s 4x100m relay during the World Athletics Championships in London on Aug. 12, 2017. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

Usain Bolt and Andre De Grasse: Hamstring injuries explained

Hamstring injuries played a major role at the 2017 world track and field championships. Without proper recovery, a hamstring injury can be career ending for some athletes.
McDonald’s unexpectedly ended its worldwide sponsorship of the Olympics last month. Here Canadian gold medallist Alexandre Bilodeau gets a snack at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Games. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Scott White)

The Olympic-McDonald’s breakup: It’s not you, it’s us

McDonald's recently ended a 40-year relationship with the Olympics. Was the decision based on the tarnished Olympic brand or were there other reasons?
St. Louis Rams draft pick Michael Sam speaks during a news conference at the team’s practice facility in May 2014. Jeff Roberson/AP

What happened to the openly gay athlete?

Since Michael Sam came out in 2014, no one in the NFL, NBA, MLB and NHL has done the same. Are the barriers to coming out still holding firm? Or are there signs that the tide could soon turn?
Springy soles, stiffer shoes, lightweight materials. When does shoe design give some runners an unfair advantage? from www.shutterstock.com

Beware the hype – springy soles won’t make you run much faster

Running shoes with springs in the soles have been touted as the next big thing in shoe design. But they won't turn a weekend warrior into an Olympian.
Members of the grounds crew spray the field before the Opening Day game between the Washington Nationals and the Miami Marlins. AP Photo/Alex Brandon

Baseball season begins: Five essential reads

The national pastime is more than just a sport. In this roundup, we feature stories about baseball's relationship to race, politics, the media and health.
Runners are at 27%-40% lower risk of death when compared to non-runners. from www.shutterstock.com.au

Which sports are best for health and long life?

Adults who participate in a high overall level of sports and exercise are at 34% lower risk of death than those who never or rarely engage in such activities.

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