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Could using lighter-weight balls in practice be a safer way to speed up a pitcher's arm -- and the ball?

Marcus Woo, Contributor

Racing later this year could influence which horses will be at their best -- and their chances of winning.

Brian Owens, Contributor

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

Researchers found that when we fall from different heights, our bodies move differently to absorb the impact.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

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New research finds that shot type, referees and scorekeepers matter -- and that taking more 3-point shots shrinks it.

Marcus Woo, Contributor

Endurance exercise favors the growth of some gut bacteria, which might provide athletes with an extra boost.

Rodrigo Pérez Ortega, Contributor

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A short conversation with circadian rhythms researcher Ravi Allada

Chris Gorski, Editor

Drivers’ bodies overheat, their hearts race, and they face extreme G-forces.

Chris Gorski, Editor

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