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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.

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

It's estimated that up to a third of the athletes that we'll watch at the Olympics, will be dopers. So how do you dope and get away with it?

Alistair Jennings, Contributor

Gold medalist Vincent Hancock of the United States of America in the Skeet Men Finals during Day 7 of the ISSF World Cup Shotgun on March 23, 2013 in Acapulco, Mexico.

Scientists argue non-toxic alternatives such as steel would keep many tons of lead out of the environment each year.

Emily DeMarco, Staff Writer

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

Rebecca Boyle, Contributor

The 100th Indianapolis 500 will continue the tradition of testing tomorrow's commuter technology on the track.

Peter Gwynne, Contributor

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

Chris Gorski, Editor

The amateur playing with reigning Masters champ Jordan Spieth relies on physics knowledge and a unique set of clubs.

Peter Gwynne, Contributor

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