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February 20, 2017

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February 20, 2017

Game Theorists Devise 'Catch-Up Rule' to Make Sports Contests More Competitive, and Exciting, to Watch

Feb. 13, 2017 — A team of game theorists has devised a “Catch-Up Rule” that is designed to make sports such as volleyball, badminton, and squash more competitive—and more thrilling for ... read more

Feb. 8, 2017 — The loneliness of the long distance runner could soon be a thing of the past as new technology allows crowds to cheer on athletes from anywhere in the world. A prototype digital relay baton has been ... read more

A Future for Skiing in a Warmer World

Feb. 1, 2017 — As the world struggles to make progress to limit climate change, researchers are finding ways to adapt to warmer winter temperatures -- by developing environmentally friendly ways of producing ... read more

More Sprints in Top-Class Soccer Necessitates New and Individualized Training Routines

Jan. 18, 2017 — Today’s top-class football is characterized by more short sprints than in the past. In English Premier League, high-intensity running has increased by 50% in the last 10 years, presenting new ... read more

European Soccer Increasingly Popular in the USA

Jan. 17, 2017 — European professional soccer has a growing fan base also in the USA. Among the most popular clubs in the USA are the two English clubs Manchester United and Chelsea FC as well as the two Spanish ... read more

Legal and Ethical Factors That Affect NFL Players’ Health

Nov. 17, 2016 — A newly released on analysis performed over two years outlines key recommendations to improve structural, ethical and legal factors that affect the health of NFL ... read more

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

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