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A new study finds that cities whose teams play in the Super Bowl have an increase in deaths due to flu among older adults that year.
A young man who played football in college had already developed a degenerative brain disease by the time he died at age 25 from a heart problem, according to a new report of his case.
The ancient, four-flippered plesiosaur didn't swim like a fish, whale or even an otter — but instead like a penguin, a new study finds.
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.
Elite women athletes are barred from high-level competitions if their testosterone levels are too high. But what levels are "normal?"
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.
The field of “big data” analytics has come to sport and athletics, with massive implications for sport as we know it.
While the association between violence against women and elite athletes is not uncommon, it is not sports per se that are the problem.
Falling down and getting hurt is a big problem for older adults. Now, new research from Australia suggests that the only type of exercise that lowers older adults' risk of falling down is swimming.
New helmet ratings, based on laboratory testing, will let consumers know which hockey protection is best at preventing concussions.
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.