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Two small clinical studies show brain changes among young football players with a history of concussion and exposure to high-impact hits.

Jason Socrates Bardi, Editor

Professional baseball pitchers who return after "Tommy John" surgery have similar career lengths and retirement reasons as other pitchers.

Chris Gorski, Editor

The goals of a major push for football helmet safety should bring improvements, but the overall results remain unpredictable.

Chris Gorski, Editor

Ongoing studies try to quantify the risks and benefits of contact sports.

Rebecca Boyle, Contributor

Renowned swimmer discusses the strategies and expert guidance that helped him win 28 Olympic medals.

Chris Gorski, Editor

Getting enough shut-eye, say experts, could give athletes that elusive edge in competition.

Rebecca Boyle, Contributor

A closer look at how studies of the surgery produced conflicting results.

Chris Gorski, Editor

"The Sports Gene," by David Epstein, provides a terrific review of the science of elite athletic performance.

Chris Gorski, Editor

How much injury risk is worth it to win a game?

Chris Gorski, Editor

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