Sports

A phone app might help diagnose a concussion on many sports fields.
Inside Science Contributor
A physicist explains the science behind a tight spiral pass down the field.
Inside Science Contributor
People who watch hockey use context to follow the small, fast-moving puck.
Joshua Learn, Contributor
It may be time for at least one of the sports to leave trees behind and move to a material that's technically a grass.
Brian Owens, Contributor
The properties of friction change from one situation to the next, so a universal explanation doesn't exist.
Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer
The hair-filled balls were discovered in a 3,000-year-old cemetery in northwestern China.
Joshua Learn, Contributor
A conversation with baseball writer Keith Law.
Chris Gorski, Editor
Racing later this year could influence which horses will be at their best -- and their chances of winning.
Brian Owens, Contributor
New research reveals how much ads for a toenail fungus medication helped boost sales.
Chris Gorski, Editor
A conversation with Kathleen Bachynski, the author of a new history of youth tackle football.
Chris Gorski, Editor
Are you overconsuming caffeine in the form of energy drinks?
Chris Gorski, Editor
Pain, gastrointestinal distress, blisters, chafing, mental fatigue and dehydration. Extreme challenges to a tough sport.
Chris Gorski, Editor