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Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson looks to pass against the Miami Dolphins during the first half of an NFL football game in Baltimore, on Dec. 31, 2023. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Lamar Jackson is the NFL’s MVP. He’s also the NFL’s most valuable negotiator.

Despite being without a long-term contract extension and representation, Lamar Jackson was able to advocate and negotiate the most lucrative contract in the history of the NFL. Here’s how.
In addition to a player’s ability to throw it, a number of factors will influence a ball’s flight, including its size, inflation pressure and texture. (Shutterstock)

Higher, faster: what influences the aerodynamics of a football?

A football’s dimensions, pressure and texture affect its aerodynamics, i.e. the forces exerted by the air on the ball as it flies.
Youth flag football players run drills with their coach before a game in Dayton, Ohio, on Oct. 8, 2023. Megan Jelinger/The Washington Post via Getty Images

Could flag football one day leapfrog tackle football in popularity?

The NFL’s embrace of the sport points to a promising future. But gender and political divides could stand in the way.
Professors have lower academic expectations of Black college athletes compared with white college athletes, a study found. supersizer/E+ Collection/Getty Images

How Black male college athletes deal with anti-Black stereotypes on campus

Black male athletes at Division I schools say they alter their speech, dress and other behaviors to gain acceptance in mostly white academic and athletic settings.
A recent study found that 41 per cent of Canadian Olympic and Paralympic athletes met the criteria for one or more mental disorders, such as depression, anxiety or eating disorders. (Shutterstock)

Big dreams and high demands: The mental health challenges of elite youth athletes

Given the unique demands and pressures of competing in elite sport environments, it is imperative that we pay attention to elite youth athletes’ mental health needs.
Today, the esports industry is worth several billion dollars globally. (Shutterstock)

Why we should take competitive video games more seriously

Electronic sports, or esports, is a practice that is often looked down upon. But it is a growing global phenomenon played on an incredible scale.
Tracking your heart rate, pace or average ascent during a jog is becoming common practice. (Shutterstock)

Why some amateur athletes are giving up on smartwatches

To better measure their activity and become members of a sports community, many amateur athletes are adopting smartwatches and digital tools. But others are giving them up.

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