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In our sports coverage, we focus on physical demands, human performance, statistics, sports medicine, modern equipment and thoughtful analyses of the players, teams and games we love. From baseball to sailing to basketball to golf, from football to tennis to running to obscure sports, we seek the revealing secrets behind these competitions.

Both Tour de France racers and recreational cyclists can improve performance by riding hardest into the wind.

Brian Owens, Contributor

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

Chris Gorski, Editor

Findings could lead to a future drug that mimics the health benefits of exercise.

Marcus Woo, Contributor

The Coriolis effect has a small but measurable effect on the path of balls and athletes during sporting events.

Chris Gorski, Editor

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

Three University of Maryland students harness brains and brawn in a popular obstacle course show.

Chris Gorski, Editor

The recent marathon world record highlights a useful way for parents to exercise.

Chris Gorski, Editor

Waves might explain the strange trends spotted in swimming times.

Chris Gorski, Editor

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