What helps an athlete leap tall distances in a single bound?
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It probably sounds bad or uncomfortable to you. But stiffness is part of what gives elite athletes the spring in their muscles.
Was Kyrie Irving’s leadership style a factor in the Boston Celtics’ struggles this season?
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A group of researchers figured out which NBA teams featured the most egotistical players, and then tracked their performances over the course of a season.
John Stockton holds the NBA record for career assists.
Why are three-pointer shots from the corner more efficient than the ones above the break? The answer: More than 90 percent of corner three-point shots are assisted.
The odds of more legal betting are good.
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About 47 million adults in the US are expected to gamble on March Madness this year. A growing share of the bets will actually be legal.
Toronto Raptors’ star Kawhi Leonard, who will likely be a free agent soon, is seen in a recent game. NBA salary caps make it difficult for the Raptors to attract elite players.
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The Toronto Raptors have the money to attract the NBA's top players. Here's why the league's salary caps makes that so difficult.
Elena Delle Donne competing for the U.S. team in Rio.
A new study looks at decades of NCAA free throws, finding that women shoot at 3 percent higher consistency than men.
A new study compares the press photos of NBA players.
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A new study shows that facial recognition software assumes that black faces are angrier than white faces, even when they're smiling.
Players from all over the world, including Australia’s star forward Thon Maker - originally from South Sudan - play in the National Basketball Association in the United States.
Star basketball players are suffering the fallout from a race scare campaign by politicians from the Liberal party over crimes committed by a small number of young people who came to Australia from South Sudan
Through the 2018 WNBA All-Star game on July 28, viewership was up 38 percent compared to the same point last year.
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Like the WNBA, the NBA went through fits and starts in its early years. Yet despite drawing similar crowds in the 1960s, NBA players earned far bigger paychecks than today's WNBA stars receive.
Cycling can be more dangerous than it looks.
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The warm summer months encourage more of us to get outside and exercise, whether by shooting hoops or riding a bike. But there's a downside: higher risk of injury.
Houston Rockets head coach Mike D'Antoni, during Game 2 of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals against the Golden State Warriors in Houston. D'Antoni successfully resisted calls to change his team’s offensive strategy after losing Game 1.
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Research has shown that the most successful basketball coaches resist pressure to make changes during games. Choosing not to make a move is sometimes also the right call for business leaders.
In the Final Four of College Chess, most of the players come from abroad.
The Final Four of College Chess may not generate as much buzz as college basketball's Final Four, but proponents says its competitors represent top talent with highly coveted critical thinking skills.
University of Pennsylvania players celebrate winning the 2018 Ivy League title as fans storm the court.
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Taking part in the NCAA tournament tends to make a bigger difference for public universities that garner relatively few donations.
Walter Byers served as executive director of the NCAA between 1951 and 1988.
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In the 1950s, NCAA Executive Director Walter Byers coined the term 'student-athlete,' which laid the groundwork for the organization to reap the windfall from its annual basketball tournament.
What surprises will this year’s tournament have in store?
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Can a computer model correctly predict the results of the first round in this year's tournament? These mathematicians think so.
The former president, seen here with the highest paid basketball coach in the NCAA, was known for getting into March Madness.
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Every March, millions of Americans watch the NCAA's annual college basketball tournament, while millions more fill in brackets to win their office pool.
Small differences account for a shooter’s consistency.
A basketball computer program simulates millions of trajectories in search of the ideal shot.
Drinking coffee before exercising could make you run faster and lift heavier - if you've the right genes.
North Carolina head coach Roy Williams looks on during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game agaist Notre Dame.
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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?
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What makes someone more likely to succeed when the lights shine brightest?