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Pediatricians Unveil Game Plan for Safer Youth Football
October 25th, 2015
In a new statement, a doctors group is outlining a series of recommendations to improve children's safety while participating in youth football leagues.
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Super Bowl: 4 Tips for a Super-Healthy Game Day
Hummus and olives on a plate
January 31st, 2015
Diet and exercise may not be the first thing on your mind on Super Bowl Sunday, but there are a number of easy steps you can take to make game day a little healthier.
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New Wearables Track Your Stats on the Field
The Epson M-Tracer tracks a golf swing, and the Connected Cycle “smart pedal” records a cyclist’s speed and route information.
January 9th, 2015
Runners aren't the only athletes who can track their stats with a wearable device — a slew of new wearable sensors are aimed at sports players.
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FIFA Scandal: The Complicated Science of Corruption
 The official Adidas ball in action during a World Cup Soccer game on June 22, 2014 in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.
May 29th, 2015
It's tempting to blame corruption on bad morals. But scientists who study organizations say that corruption — or abuse of power for private gain — is very complicated.
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Could Deflategate Have an Innocent Science Explanation? (Op-Ed)
AFC Championship Patriots/Colts, deflategate, football
January 24th, 2015
For New England fans, the first priority is a search for an innocent explanation.
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New GPS Watches from Epson Announced
The Epson Runsense SF-810.
January 5th, 2015
Epson is launching three new GPS watches in North America, the company announced here in Las Vegas today at CES. The "Runsense" watches will be geared towards runners and other fitness buffs.
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Athletes, Sports and Violence Against Women (Op-Ed)
athletes, violence, women
October 25th, 2014
While the association between violence against women and elite athletes is not uncommon, it is not sports per se that are the problem.
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Chris Borland Leaves NFL: The Science of Football and Brain Injury
A football player tackles another player during a game.
March 17th, 2015
Professional football player Chris Borland, has announced he is leaving the sport, out of concern that the sport would increase his risk of brain disease. But what types of neurological problems have been linked with football?
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Football Physics: Why Deflated Balls Are Easier to Catch
January 23rd, 2015
After an inspection revealed that some of the footballs used during Sunday's NFL playoff game were slightly deflated, many people are asking whether the balls gave the New England Patriots an unfair advantage over the Indianapolis Colts.
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Zepp Golf Swing Analyzer: Sports Tracker Review
The Zepp Golf Swing Analyzer.
December 2nd, 2014
Zepp Golf Swing Analyzer makes it easier to improve your swing without paying for golf lessons.
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