Exploring the interaction between the heart and the brain, known as the heart-brain axis, has shown how heart function changes due to a concussion.
Concussion doesn’t just affect the brain, but the whole body. The interaction of the ‘heart-brain axis’ means that as the brain works to heal its injury, it puts extra stress on the heart.
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The club could face another challenging season.
Saudi Arabia looks set to host the 2034 men’s FIFA World Cup.
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Saudi Arabia is on track to host the football World Cup in 2034, raising concern among human rights campaigners.
Football is among the largest employers in Ghana.
Most Ghanaian footballers have poor levels of financial literacy and financial behaviour.
David Beckham says he felt prepared for the nation’s wrath because of how he says he was treated by his father. It’s a familiar story in sport, but evidence shows controlling behaviour doesn’t work.
The famous Malian footballer Salif Keïta (left).
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Salif Keïta helped define African football’s relationship with the rest of the world, was influential in France and shaped the game in Mali.
New York Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers suffered a torn Achilles tendon after being sacked by Buffalo Bills defensive end Leonard Floyd.
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Two days after Rodgers’ injury, the NFL players union called on the league to convert all playing fields to natural grass.
Liverpool rejected a £150 million bid for Mo Salah.
The new market has helped some Premier League clubs to balance their books.
Michael Oher and his family celebrate his selection by the Baltimore Ravens at the 2009 NFL Draft.
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Publishers and studios routinely pay large sums to acquire ‘life story rights.’ Two law scholars explain why the phrase is misleading.
Imagine what female athletes could achieve if they were free from body pressure.
Jordan Henderson is one of several big-name footballers who have moved to the Saudi Pro League.
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Money talks, and sportswashing often works. Some of football’s biggest names now call the Saudi Pro League home.
Spain’s Esther González holds the trophy celebrating at the end of the Women’s World Cup soccer final between Spain and England at Stadium Australia in Sydney, Australia, on Aug. 20, 2023.
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By examining the FIFA Women’s World Cup performances, we can gain insights into the efforts countries are making to address gender inequality beyond sports.
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Have you found yourself liking sport for the first time and wondering how you got here? Here’s what might be going on – and why it might be the best thing for your wellbeing.
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This semi-final is an Australia-England fixture with fewer of the national slights and burdens of history, hierarchy and gender.
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On August 6, the Australian Diamonds won the Netball World Cup for the 12th time – but it received a fraction of the coverage the Matildas are getting.
Morocco football players celebrate with fans.
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African teams take the football world cup by storm.
Dancers perform during a celebration in Sydney ahead of the 2023 Fifa Women’s World Cup.
Fifa is facing a bumpy road to balancing money and moral aspects of growing the Women’s World Cup.
Canada’s Vanessa Gilles reacts at the full-time whistle after losing their Group B soccer match 4-0 against Australia at the FIFA Women’s World Cup in Melbourne, Australia, on July 31, 2023.
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The implications of the Canadian women’s soccer team’s World Cup loss goes beyond Canadian national pride.
Canada forward Janine Beckie watches after attempting a shot during the first half of a SheBelieves Cup women’s soccer match against the United States, Feb. 16, 2023, in Orlando, Fla.
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Gender disparities in sport extend to injuries too. Female soccer players are at greater risk for ACL tears than males and it is clear immediate action is needed to address the non-biological factors for the injury.
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The increasing commercialisation and globalisation of women’s football – coupled with poor pay – has created the conditions for match-fixing to become a major problem.