A data scholar explains why playing at home doesn't provide the boost that it once did.
Protest, or the lack of it, can reveal one's priorities and values. In failing to stand up to China, LeBron James and the NBA told us something about theirs.
China's attempts to bully the NBA over political expression might prove to be a lesson in how much the new superpower can throw its weight around.
Achilles tendon pain is surprisingly common in people over the age of 50. Strength training can help you recover and protect against future injury.
Because professional athletes are thought to be paragons of physical and mental toughness, their psychological health has long been a taboo topic. That's starting to change.
For many professional athletes, leaving their troubled neighborhoods for better resourced prep schools paved the way for success.
Just as Kawhi Leonard did, each of us can apply load management in our lives to help promote our own resilience and success.
The Toronto Raptors are NBA champions. The team's success has propelled basketball’s lore to a level never before reached among Canadians. Will it surpass hockey as Canada's favourite game?
The Raptors' success in reaching the NBA final for the first time in the franchise's history is an opportunity to reflect on the diversity of the team.
Hockey is often considered Canada's national sport, but with the changing demographics of the country and the rising success of the Toronto Raptors, basketball is also seen as a national sport.
It probably sounds bad or uncomfortable to you. But stiffness is part of what gives elite athletes the spring in their muscles.
A group of researchers figured out which NBA teams featured the most egotistical players, and then tracked their performances over the course of a season.
The Toronto Raptors have the money to attract the NBA's top players. Here's why the league's salary caps makes that so difficult.
A new study looks at decades of NCAA free throws, finding that women shoot at 3 percent higher consistency than men.
Research has shown that the most successful basketball coaches resist pressure to make changes during games. Choosing not to make a move is sometimes also the right call for business leaders.
Does the Eagles' vaunted defense give them an edge? Cal State Northridge's sport psychology lab ran a regression analysis to test the popular adage.
Donald Trump’s ill-timed comments on protests by America's elite athletes have given legitimacy to claims of his racial animus.
Since Michael Sam came out in 2014, no one in the NFL, NBA, MLB and NHL has done the same. Are the barriers to coming out still holding firm? Or are there signs that the tide could soon turn?
To white Americans, the idea that skin color and toughness go hand-in-hand might seem odd. But in the black community, it's a big deal.
Many decry 'superteams' like the NBA's Golden State Warriors as bad for the sport. But psychology research shows that they also make us more likely to watch – and bask in the joy of seeing them fail.