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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.

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

Peter Gwynne, Contributor

Taking the World Cup to another level.

Karin Heineman, ISTV Executive Producer

Device could look into the eyes to detect brain injuries.

Marsha Lewis, Contributing Producer

An understanding of scientific principles could help duffers and other recreational golfers to improve their shot-making.

Peter Gwynne, Contributor

A scientific approach can reveal much about combat sports, and football.

Inside Science Contributor

Reversing a typical nylon curling brush's fabric could dramatically change the sport.

Brian Owens, Contributor

When tweaking the basics may be better than massive overhauls.

Sara Rennekamp, Contributing Editor

New model suggests trailing cars could give big aerodynamic advantages.

Marcus Woo, Contributor

The research on what to eat at night and how late-night snacking affects the body is relatively underdeveloped.

Chris Gorski, Editor

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