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Skipping regular season games may have little effect on playoff performance and injury prevention.
In annual speed test, international teams must negotiate the complexities of aerodynamics and airflow.
Ongoing studies try to quantify the risks and benefits of contact sports.
Scientists utilize fluid dynamics to optimize fins for shredding the gnar.
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.