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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.

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

Tips from physics, physiology, and maybe even music can help you improve your score.

Peter Gwynne, Contributor

Elite cyclists burn up to 32 per day in energy.

Ben P. Stein, Contributor

The best statistical analysis may be no match for luck.

Chris Gorski, Editor

Natural sleep patterns can greatly impact athletic success.

Chris Gorski, Editor

Find out how more bicycles on the road actually makes it safer for both cyclists and motorists.

Marsha Lewis, Contributing Producer

New app puts an affordable batting coach in the palm of your hand.

Karin Heineman, ISTV Executive Producer

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