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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.

Performing artists sometimes need the same injury prevention and treatment as athletes.

Chris Gorski, Editor

Paddleboarding is much more than just exercise.

Chris Gorski, Editor

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

Marcus Woo, Contributor

New study suggests at least one in 10 NFL players could eventually develop the brain disease.

Chris Gorski, Editor

Research suggests most North American college and professional hockey players don't specialize as youngsters.

Brian Owens, Contributor

New safety rules pose challenges for players and officials.

Chris Gorski, Editor

New research suggests that despite being tired, athletes can still sprint at top speed near the end of a long match.

Chris Gorski, Editor

Goal-line technology and a “VARification” system could reduce the number of controversial refereeing incidents during the tournament in Russia.

Peter Gwynne, Contributor

Trainers have used Lasix for decades to reduce bleeding and improve performance in North American racehorses.

Kimberly Hickok, Contributor

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