A plans for ‘Enhanced Games’ with no restrictions on performance-enhancing drugs would be bad for athletes and for sport itself.
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Kiptum – and to some extent Kipchoge – have done just enough to make the ‘sub-2’ moment a likely reality in the next few years.
Fluctuations in sex hormones are associated with inflammation peaks and troughs. These could potentially influence athletic performance.
Another homer off the bat of Aaron Judge.
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Scientists analyzed 100,000 baseball games, from the days of Mickey Mantle and Willie Mays to Aaron Judge. Here’s what they learned about the climate’s growing role.
Shot putter Amelia Strickler has been outspoken on keeping female-only categories in sport.
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Why some now talk about ‘meaningful’ rather than fair competition in elite sport.
Mac McClung of the Philadelphia 76ers dunks the ball during the 2023 NBA All Star AT&T Slam Dunk Contest on Feb. 18, 2023, in Salt Lake City, Utah.
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NBA player Mac McClung may have just ‘saved’ the annual dunk contest, but scoring methods could still be improved, a dunking expert says.
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.
The New York Knicks’ Obi Toppin goes up for a slam during the NBA dunk contest on Saturday, February 19, 2022, in Cleveland, Ohio.
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A new database could pave the way for a more fair and consistent way to score slam dunks, a self-described ‘dunk scientist’ says.
Why is it harder to build muscle as you age?
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As people age, the chemical signaling pathways in muscles become less potent, and it gets harder to build muscle and maintain strength. But the health benefits of strength training only increase with age.
Greater focus on grassroots sports to identify and nurture talent is a sure path to regaining Nigeria's lost glory in athletics.
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‘Super spikes’ and a springy track can’t take all the credit for lightning-fast sprint times at the Tokyo Olympics
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Muscles alone can’t produce the power for Olympic success. The elastic propulsion for fast movement comes from the tendons.
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Usain Bolt can run at about 6 body lengths a second. An arachnid in California can do 322.
The fastest runners are usually rewarded with the middle lanes.
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In track and field, it’s a common belief that middle lanes are the fastest. But according to the data, middle lanes aren’t better, and in the 200-meter sprint, outside lanes might even be faster.
Our research indicates the relationship between testosterone levels and athletic performance in females is not so simple.
New York Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman routinely tops 100 mph with his fastball.
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We’re the only species that can throw at speeds that kill.
Over 5,000 student-athletes were directly affected by a recent wave of shutdowns of intercollegiate sports teams.
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Shutting down sports teams can save schools millions of dollars but create longer-term challenges for enrollment, fundraising and campus life.
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Endurance running is experiencing its ‘marginal gains’ moment.
High school athletes, including Terry Miller and Andraya Yearwood, both transgender girls, compete in New Haven, Connecticut, in 2019.
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New legislative proposals want to allow ‘sex testing’ of girl athletes through genital exams and genetic and hormone testing.
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The event, worth R672 million to the country’s Western Cape economy, was one of the first to be impacted by COVID-19 on the global marathon stage.