Every year, about 10 per cent of youth athletes experience a concussion. Research shows there are steps we can take to help prevent these injuries, but we can't be afraid to make changes.
Youth sports are a great way for kids to be active, but a recent study showed that after-sports snacks, on average, had 43 more calories than the amount burned during the activity.
After decades of continuous growth, participation rates have started to decline. What does it mean for the future of the sport?
In a system that's far better at identifying the best payers than finding the best players, the pipeline of talent gets choked out by costly tournament and team fees.
A recent study that showed that 110 of 111 brains of deceased NFL players had a serious brain disease raised concerns once again about concussions. But there's a lot we still need to know.
A study of the brains of 111 NFL players after their deaths showed that 110 had degenerative brain disease. Here are some expert analyses of what can be done to stop brain injury from sports.
The national pastime is more than just a sport. In this roundup, we feature stories about baseball's relationship to race, politics, the media and health.
Artificial turf has become popular for kids' sports as well as for professional players. The little black crumbs that help support the blades of fake grass may not be so harmless.
The Super Bowl is a good time to party and celebrate, but it's also a good time to reflect on where we stand culturally with concussions.
As many as half a million concussions in youth go unreported each year. Finding a way to measure whether a hit has occurred on the field is an important way to address these injuries.
Why children shouldn't specialise in one sport too early.
Child sport success relies on having a positive parental influence.
Charleston's Cannon Street YMCA All-Stars thought they'd have a chance to compete for a spot in the coveted Little League World Series. But South Carolina's Little League director had other ideas.
Efforts to wipe out doping, match fixing, corruption and other threats to sport integrity need to start at the local level.
Skateboarders are being driven from Melbourne's Lincoln Square after community complaints. But skaters are citizens too, and with obesity on the rise, their activities should be encouraged.
Good pitching technique is often debated, but there may be subtle 'tells' in a pitcher's motion that indicate increased stress on the joints.
Parents want to simultaneously support and push their kids. But when it comes to sports, this mentality can backfire in subtle ways.
In a $5 billion industry, there's no longer a level playing field.
When pro football players like Chris Borland quit, it should send a strong message to parents. But there are a host of issues, besides health, to consider.
The intense spotlight on one female baseball star might lead some to believe that she's the first and only one. She's not.