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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

Data science and machine learning are helping basketball players up their game.

Marcus Woo, Contributor

Analysis of vessel interactions reveals large potential for illegal activities, researchers say.

Tracy Staedter, Contributor

Changes in attitudes toward sleep in elite athletes are enhancing their performance.

Chris Gorski, Editor

If the NCAA tournament selection committee focused on the most recent games, it might make seeding more accurate, researchers found.

Chris Gorski, Editor

Skipping regular season games may have little effect on playoff performance and injury prevention.

Marcus Woo, Contributor

The numbers suggest that teams tend to both punt and kick field goals too often.

Chris Gorski, Editor

Mathematicians borrow from Google's PageRank algorithm to rank Evander Holyfield the top boxer from the 1990s.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

When will Curry come back and how good is the team without him?

Chris Gorski, Editor

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