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August 25, 2016

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August 25, 2016

Negative Stereotypes Affect Female Soccer Performance

July 14, 2016 — Subjecting female soccer players to a negative stereotype about their abilities reduced their dribbling speed significantly, according to a new study. The results demonstrate the impact negative ... read more

Weights of Division III Football Linemen Up 38 Percent Since 1956, Researchers Report

July 12, 2016 — On average offensive linemen from a Division III college football conference weighed 38 percent more in 2014 than they did in 1956, while the average male's weight over the same time increased ... read more

Referees Add More Extra Time When the Big Teams Are Losing

July 8, 2016 — Football (soccer) enthusiasts suspected it, but now statistics is confirming it. After analyzing all the matches of the Spanish league "La Liga" from the 2014-2015 season, two experts in ... read more

What Happens When Sports Rules Go Awry?

July 5, 2016 — As Wimbledon quarter finals beckon and the semi-finals of Euro 2016 are about to kick off, operational research scientists have been looking at what happens when the rules of sport are changed or ... read more

English Football Performance Impaired by Mental Fatigue

June 16, 2016 — Research has demonstrated for the first time that mental fatigue can have a negative impact on football performance by reducing running, passing, and shooting ... read more

NFL, NBA, and NHL Teams Have a Disadvantage When Traveling West

June 14, 2016 — A new study found that the NFL, NBA and NHL teams traveling from west to east had a higher winning percentage compared to teams traveling in the opposite ... read more

No Long-Term 'Star Effect' for Baseball Teams on Twitter

June 8, 2016 — Researchers have analyzed the Twitter usage of Major League Baseball (MLB) teams, athletes and fans and discovered that the 'star effect' had no long-term impacts on MLB teams' Twitter ... read more

Models Make Predictions on Olympic Medals

June 8, 2016 — How many medals will each country win in Rio at this Summer's Olympic Games? Researchers who derived predictions from two different models anticipate that the USA, China, Russia, and the UK will ... read more

Attitudes Toward Women Key in Higher Rates of Sexual Assault by Athletes, Study Finds

June 2, 2016 — An online study of male undergraduates shows that more than half of study participants on intercollegiate and recreational athletic teams -- and more than a third of non-athletes -- reported engaging ... read more

Study Highlights 'Emotional Labor' of College Student-Athletes

June 1, 2016 — A recent study highlights the 'emotional labor' required of collegiate student-athletes, which can leave student-athletes feeling powerless, frustrated and nervous. The study calls on ... read more

Practice Less and Play Like a Pro, Say Researchers

May 26, 2016 — Visually guided videos could revolutionize coaching, say researchers. Watching videos that point to crucial details such as how golfers line up the ball, position their feet and twist their hips, ... read more

Youth Sports Hazing Victims Often in Denial, Research Shows

May 10, 2016 — The true incidence of hazing in youth sports is unknown because victims don't report the mistreatment or fail to recognize it as hazing, according to a review of scientific literature on the ... read more

Mar. 24, 2016 — Psychologists found out how a level of soccer' play can be improved, when not only physical training, but also individual perspective and behavioral peculiarities of the players are ... read more

Research Proposes New Test on Prosthetic Legs in Competitive Sports

Mar. 24, 2016 — New guidelines proposed for prosthetic leg technology in international sporting events to prevent competitive ... read more

Mar. 23, 2016 — High speed and athlete inexperience are top contributing factors to injuries and accidents on the Whistler sliding track, according to a new study conducted following the death of an athlete during a ... read more

Adapting Soccer Training to Age

Mar. 10, 2016 — Research advises against using certain training techniques in junior soccer, and instead, suggests a training method using so-called small-sided games (or long ones, depending on the dimensions and ... read more

Optimization in Sport Optimal Fixture Scheduling

Mar. 10, 2016 — Every day, thousands of sports organisations, associations, clubs and competition organisers have to schedule fixtures for leagues and tournaments all over the world. Who is playing who, and when? A ... read more

NCAA Athletes Need More Coaching on Academics, Career Options

Feb. 24, 2016 — NCAA athletes need more coaching on the long odds of playing professionally and the importance of academics to their future success, according to a new ... read more

Soccer as a Key Factor in Shaping a Unified European Identity

Feb. 24, 2016 — A new report aims to develop a better understanding of soccer as a social and cultural phenomenon in contemporary ... read more

Athlete Passion Linked to Acceptance of Performance Enhancing Drugs

Feb. 4, 2016 — The more of a certain kind of passion varsity athletes have for their sport, the more favourable their attitudes towards the use of performance enhancing drugs, or PEDs, according to a recent study. ... read more

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