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October 17, 2020

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Some Asthma Drug Can Boost Sprint and Strength Performance in Athletes

A type of asthma drug, known as ß2-agonists, can boost sprint and strength performance in athletes who don't have the respiratory condition, finds a review and pooled data analysis of the available ...

Marine Training May Take More Mental Than Physical Grit

A new study identifies psychological measures that may predict who is more likely to complete - or quit - a demanding marine training ...

US Cities With Pro Sports See More Flu Deaths

Sports leagues may want to consider calling a timeout on reopening their doors to fans, based on new research that links an uptick in seasonal flu deaths to US cities with pro sports ...

Football Offensive Linemen Should Start Plays Upright to Avoid Hits to the Head

Just a simple change to the starting stance of players on the offensive line in American football could significantly reduce hits to the head, a new ...
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Concussions Are a Risk for Young Athletes in All Sports -- Not Just Football, Study Finds

A recent study suggests that high school athletes competing, not only in football, but other sports are at risk for concussion and may need longer recovery time than previously ...

NBA Playoff Format Is Optimizing Competitive Balance by Eliminating Travel

In addition to helping protect players from COVID-19, the NBA 'bubble' in Orlando may be a competitive equalizer by eliminating team travel. Researchers analyzing the results of nearly 500 ...

Cricket Umpires Fumble on T20 Calls

Cricket umpires struggle to please everyone at the best of time but the different formats of the game make it even harder for them, especially when it comes to LBW ...

Men and Younger Adults Less Active in Lockdown

New research indicates that men and younger adults have been less physically active during the COVID-19 ...

Increased Risk of Injury in Contact Sports After Prolonged Training Restrictions Due to COVID-19

Athletes who play contact sports are being particularly hard-hit by the prolonged restrictions imposed on games and training, according to a new ...

Resale Ticket Markets Benefit Sports Teams and Fans

New research reveals that the resale ticket market also appeals to sports fans who normally buy season ...

Elite-Level Video Gaming Requires New Protocols in Sports Medicine

Study authors note multiple health issues including blurred vision from excessive screen time, neck and back pain from poor posture, carpal tunnel syndrome from repetitive motion, metabolic ...

Sticking to Sports Can Help Kids Adjust

By participating in organized physical activity from the age of 6, children will have less risk of emotional difficulties by the time they're 12, a new study ...

To Cheat or Not to Cheat? Researchers Uncover the Moral Dilemmas of Doping

Elite athletes are less likely to take banned substances if they consider the morality of what they are doing, and not just the health consequences of doping, according to a new ...

Moneyball Advantage Peters out Once Everyone's Doing It

Sixteen years after author Michael Lewis wrote the book Moneyball, every Major League Baseball (MLB) team uses the technique. But a new study shows that while the tool can help a club create a ...

Kicking Goals for Kids With Autism

Researchers are turning autism interventions on their head with a stand-out sports program that's training coaches how to best achieve results for students with ...

Study of Female Weightlifters Crushes Stereotype

A new study shows that elite women weightlifters have the same amount, and in some cases more, of the muscle fibers needed for the sport compared to their male ...

Performance Enhancer: Sports Compression Stockings a Winning Advantage

Sports compression stockings are so effective they might be considered performance enhancers for soccer players, new research ...

Top Athletes Weigh in on Perceived Effectiveness of Anti-Doping Measures

Doping remains an ongoing problem in competitive sports, but researchers have never before asked athletes to rank the effectiveness of available anti-doping strategies. A new poll of a national pool ...

Sexes Differ When It Comes to Comfort During and After Exercise, Study Finds

A new study highlights sex differences in thermal behavior and could one day inform the development of new athletic ...

'Football Vision' as Important as Ball Skills, Experts Reveal

Learning to read the game is as important to young footballers as kicking a ball. A new study, which highlighted Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard as stars who incorporated the technique into their ...

Penalty Kick Research Hits the Spot

New research has come up with the best way to practice penalty kicks if a player favors waiting for the goalkeeper to move rather than just deciding on a spot before taking their ...

Athletic 'Pull' Increases Campus Diversity

The next time you see your favorite collegiate athlete on the field or court, think again about their road to getting ...

Social Bonding Key Cause of Soccer (Football) Violence

As World Cup fever sets in, increased hooliganism and soccer (football) related violence are legitimate international concerns. Previous research has linked sports-related hooliganism to 'social ...

Having an Emotional Group Feeling Boosts Multiday Sports Events

Pulling fans into an emotionally connected group atmosphere can enhance brand recall and may secure repeat attendance. That's the key message of a study that analyzed the feelings of fans at a ...

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