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New England Patriots defensive end Bobby Hamilton sacks St. Louis Rams quarterback Kurt Warner during Super Bowl XXXVI. AP Photo/David J. Phillip

Does defense actually win championships?

Cal State Northridge's sport psychology lab ran a regression analysis to see if there's any truth to the adage.
Do not be derailed by news reports that exercise is bad for the heart. Taking more exercise is a New Year’s resolution to stick to. Exercise reduces risks of depression, cancers, heart disease, stroke and sudden death. (Shutterstock)

Exercise more in 2018 – it really is good for your heart

Taking more exercise is a New Year's resolution to stick to. Exercise reduces risks of depression, cancers, heart disease, stroke and sudden death.
With so many products on the market, it’s hard to know which supplements are scientifically proven to work. David van der Mark/Flickr

Health Check: which sports supplements actually work?

Here are some of the more popular sports supplements on the market today, separated into categories based on how effective and safe research shows they are.
North Carolina head coach Roy Williams looks on during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game agaist Notre Dame. AP Photo/Robert Franklin

In scandal after scandal, NCAA takes fall for complicit colleges

If we think about universities as corporations and their sports teams as marketing tools, everything about the UNC academic scandal – and the nonresponse – makes perfect sense.
Who will emerge as this year’s David Freese? Eric Gay/AP Photo

The psychology of the clutch athlete

What makes someone more likely to succeed when the lights shine brightest?
A high school football game in Kapaa, Hawaii on the island of Kauai. Marco Garcia/AP Photo

Is youth football past its prime?

After decades of continuous growth, participation rates have started to decline. What does it mean for the future of the sport?
There are benefits to sport participation, and it is important for parents to be aware of concussion risks, how to avoid them, and the signs when they may have occurred. (Shutterstock)

How to avoid, recognize and treat concussion in sports

As students return to school and prepare to join sports teams, here's what they and their parents need to know about concussions.
While this football player’s arms may look like they give him an onfield advantage, his fingers may actually be more predictive of his athletic ability. Ostill/Shutterstock.com

Finger size does matter… in sports

Athletic ability is often linked to size – of muscles and bones. New studies are suggesting, however, that the relative size of two fingers could be more predictive of ability.
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?

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