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When it comes to scoring a goal, soccer ball design is crucial to a player's success.

Rodrigo Pérez Ortega, 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

How well future pros sprint, jump and lift weights at the NFL Scouting Combine may tell us only a little bit about their career success.

Marcus Woo, Contributor

Research suggests most North American college and professional hockey players don't specialize as youngsters.

Brian Owens, Contributor

New safety rules pose challenges for players and officials.

Chris Gorski, Editor

New research suggests that despite being tired, athletes can still sprint at top speed near the end of a long match.

Chris Gorski, Editor

Goal-line technology and a “VARification” system could reduce the number of controversial refereeing incidents during the tournament in Russia.

Peter Gwynne, Contributor

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