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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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Big Data is Transforming Sports
stats, statistics, big data
October 29th, 2014
The field of “big data” analytics has come to sport and athletics, with massive implications for sport as we know it.
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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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Jetpack Could Rocket Runners to 4-Minute Mile
The jetpack.
September 25th, 2014
The newest jetpack won't help you realize your dreams of flying across the sky, but it could help you run a mile in just four minutes.
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Football Physics: Why Deflated Balls Are Easier to Catch
football
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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Contact Sports Athletes More Likely to Carry MRSA
mrsa bacteria under a microscope
October 9th, 2014
College athletes who play contact sports, such as football and soccer, are more likely to harbor the superbug MRSA than athletes who play non-contact sports, a new study finds.
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