Every World Cup, Adidas introduces a new ball, and this year’s is called the Al Rihla.
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Adidas releases a new ball for every World Cup. At the highest level of play, a ball that behaves in unexpected ways can throw players off. A sports physicist explains the science of this year’s ball.
Different forms of abuse are quite common in organized sports.
A sports culture that does not tolerate abuse of any kind needs to be cultivated to ensure that the benefits of participating in sports are achieved.
Sleep plays a critically important role in the recovery process in the days following a concussion.
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While high-profile concussions in the NFL have brought renewed attention to the gravity of head injuries, they can also occur on the playground or during junior varsity practices – with lasting effects.
One giant leap for soccerkind.
As the ball that Maradona’s fist helped on its way to the back of the net – with some divine help – goes up for auction, a scholar of soccer explains why that goal means so much.
For every headline about pickleball’s miraculous growth, you can also find stories about conflicts and infighting.
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Headlines about pickleball’s exploding popularity abound. But the less visible social undercurrents of an emerging sport ultimately shape its long-term future.
Since 2018, more than 30 states in the U.S. have legalized sports betting.
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Any increase in people seeking help for gambling disorders could overwhelm the nation’s treatment centers, which already find themselves overextended and underfunded.
An estimated 3.5 million Americans viewed the first televised World Series at bars, restaurants and storefronts.
Just five days before the first pitch of the 1947 World Series, a deal was struck to air the Series on television.
Ireland captain Katie McCabe takes a free kick during a 2020 match against Germany.
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What should have been a moment of celebration has been overshadowed by political debate.
Bianca Andreescu was awarded the Lou Marsh Trophy as Canada’s athlete of the year in 2019. The trophy is awarded annually to Canada’s top athlete as chosen by a panel of journalists.
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While changing the name of the Lou Marsh Trophy is a necessary first step, the weight of Marsh’s legacy will be felt until we fully understand the damage done by his history of sports journalism.
After a mistake, people may try to correct the error with an intentional wrong judgment, this time in favor of the previously wronged party.
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Erroneous calls increase the chances of subsequent calls in favor of the person who was harmed. What drives this behavior, and do people even recognize they’re doing it?
Concussion doesn’t just happen in sports or only in teens and young adults; it affects people of all ages and backgrounds.
Canadian researchers are exploring unanswered questions about concussion: How to diagnose it accurately and quickly, how to predict outcomes and promote recovery, and how to prevent it altogether.
Team Canada’s Paul Henderson shoots on Team U.S.S.R.‘s Vladislav Tretiak while Gannady Tsygankov defends during the 1972 Summit tournament in Toronto on Sept. 4, 1972.
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Fifty years later, the Summit Series still occupies a heightened role in the Canadian cultural consciousness.
Roger Federer will retire this week at the Laver Cup. He leaves behind a formidable sporting record.
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The muscle benefits of a brief ‘priming’ workout seem to last longer than a last-minute warm up.
Some state laws on name, image and likeness deals don’t include community college students.
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While most endorsement deals go to college athletes at schools with big-time sports programs, new research has found
community college athletes could profit as well.
Minor league players often endure lengthy bus trips.
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If any industry is crying out for unionization, it’s this one.
Serena Williams serves in her quarterfinal match during the 2019 Australian Open.
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There is no understating the impact Williams has had on the game itself. But her role in helping sports journalists reimagine the scope of their work is a key part of her enduring legacy.
Athlete stories should prompt a shift in coach behaviour that encourages clarity and resets expectations and boundaries.
Sport organizations have repeatedly come under fire with frequent allegations of toxic culture. This leaves sport practitioners with the question, where do we start? Our answer: The coach.
The 2012 Paralympics only temporarily boosted disabled sports participation.
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In the UK, many disabled people continue to feel excluded from participating in sports.
Runners should have advance knowledge of what to expect in case of race disruption or rerouting prior to setting off on the course.
All event organizers should be prepared for emergencies and have a communication plan.