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.
The majority of research on how female athletes should train for the heat is based purely on what works for men.
The material that your shirt is made of plays a big role in how hot you feel.
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More companies are selling products that claim to keep you cool on hot days. But it turns out that common materials used in sports clothing may not always be the best.
Nebraska, a member of the Big Ten conference, won’t be playing football this fall.
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Football forms the financial backbone of many athletic programs, with some schools deriving over 80% of their department revenue from the sport.
Former University of Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa was drafted with the fifth overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.
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For nearly 50 years, teams have administered the controversial Wonderlic test to measure cognitive ability. Two researchers decided to study its effectiveness as an evaluation tool.
Dutch windsurfing world champion Kiran Badloe staying fit from home.
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Why elite athletes may struggle more during self-isolation.
A man takes a selfie with the Olympic rings in front of the New National Stadium in Tokyo on the same day the International Olympic Committee announced the 2020 Summer Games would be postponed.
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The decision to reschedule the Olympic and Paralympic Games was the right move. But how should we decide whether and when the Games should now be held?
As athletes raise issues of abuse and harassment, sporting organizations are clearly struggling with how to interpret and implement Sport Canada’s ‘safe sport’ policies.
Canadian sport is still allowed to police itself when it comes to dealing with abuse and harassment.