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.
The Coriolis effect has a small but measurable effect on the path of balls and athletes during sporting events.
The numbers suggest that teams tend to both punt and kick field goals too often.
Three University of Maryland students harness brains and brawn in a popular obstacle course show.
The recent marathon world record highlights a useful way for parents to exercise.
Waves might explain the strange trends spotted in swimming times.