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June 29, 2023

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Attending Live Sport Improves Wellbeing: Study

New research has found that attending live sporting events as a spectator improves levels of wellbeing and reduces feelings of loneliness. This large-scale scientific study included data from 7,209 adults, aged ...

Warning Signs of Poor Mental Health in Athletes

'Put down' language is a key indicator of poor mental health in athletes, recent research shows. More than 400 athletes across a variety of sports, ages and levels of experience were questioned for the study by sports psychology ...

Sports: Men and Women React Differently to a Missing Audience

Without an audience, men run slower and women faster: The lack of spectators during the coronavirus pandemic appears to have had a noticeable effect on the performance of athletes at the 2020 Biathlon World Cup, a new study shows. According to the new analysis, women also performed better in ...

Football-Loving States Slow to Enact Youth Concussion Laws

States with college teams in strong conferences, in particular the Southeastern Conference (SEC), were among the last to take up regulations on youth concussions, according to a recent study. The study, which investigated the association between youth sport participation and passage of concussion ...

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Basketball Study Automates Patterns of Play to Compare Teams' Performance

A study into elite women's basketball automates clusters of play to better scrutinize a team's style and performance on the ...

Women Footballers Not on Level Playing Field for Sports Technology, Study Finds

Women football players require specifically tailored products such as kit, boots, and balls in order to optimize their performance and safety on the pitch, according to a new ...

期and Pregnancy Still Taboo in Women's Football, Research Finds

Sport and exercise experts are calling for better education around periods and pregnancy in women's football. New research carried out at women's football clubs across six European ...

COVID-19 Pandemic Cancellations Took Harsh Toll on Teen Athletes, Whose Mental and Physical Health Improved Significantly After Sports Resumed, Study Finds

High rates of depression and anxiety reported by adolescent athletes whose sports were cancelled during the COVID-19 pandemic improved significantly a year later when they were able to resume playing ...

Algorithms Predict Sports Teams' Moves With 80% Accuracy

Algorithms can predict the in-game actions of volleyball players with more than 80% accuracy, and now the lab is collaborating with the Big Red hockey team to expand the research project's ...

Children's Health Will Be Negatively Impacted by Poorer Fitness as Global Temperatures Rise, New Research Shows

Record levels of obesity and physical inactivity among children mean they are set to bear the brunt of poorer health effects from rising global temperatures -- that's the stark warning in a new ...

Sports Help Kids Develop Important Trait Linked to Adult Success

Here's another good reason for kids to participate in organized sports: They can develop the 'grit' that helps them overcome challenges as adults, a new study ...

Consumer Product-Related Traumatic Brain Injury in Children Has Increased Significantly Since 2000, Study Finds

New research investigates consumer product-related traumatic brain injuries (CP-TBI) among school-aged children for a 20-year period by differentiating age groups, levels of education, and gender and ...

Team Sports Linked to Fewer Mental Health Difficulties for Kids

A large-scale study of U.S. children and adolescents has found that participation in a team sport is associated with fewer mental health difficulties, but that kids who are exclusively involved in an ...

One-Sport High School Athletes Prone to Injury, Burnout, Research Shows

High school students who focus on one sport are more likely to get injured or suffer from burnout. But new research suggests their motivation for specializing in one sport is pure: love of the game ...

Hype Up Fitness to Support Kids' Health Post-Lockdowns, Experts Urge

As COVID-19 reaches record levels in the UK, health experts are calling for a focus on children's physical fitness as new research reveals concerning changes to children's health and ...


Machine Learning Model Could Better Measure Baseball Players' Performance

Researchers have developed a machine learning model that could better measure baseball players' and teams' short- and long-term performance, compared to existing statistical analysis ...

Americans Love Football, but Differ on Whether Kids Should Play

Football may be America's most popular sport, but the nation is deeply divided about whether youth should play the tackle version of the ...

Courting Success: Why the 'Head' Outsmarts the Body in Basketball

A new study reveals why coaches believe 'game intelligence,' work ethic and competitiveness are far more important than physical fitness in determining success on the basketball ...

Athletes Need Thorough Tests After Long COVID, Study Finds

Athletes returning to training following long COVID should undergo a series of tests and seek regular advice from a multi-disciplinary team of specialists to ensure they are fit to resume exercise, ...

Starting Motions of Competitive Swimmers as They Enter the Water

Scientists studied the biomechanics of swimmer 'kickstarts' using force sensors and motion-capture cameras. They found that force exerted by the hands on the starting platform is ...

Want to Play College Sports? A Wealthy Family Helps

It takes more than athletic talent to play varsity sports in college, at least for most young people, a new study suggests. Researchers found that U.S. high-school athletes were much more likely to ...

Football Without the Fans: Effect of Empty Stadiums During Pandemic

Playing professional football games in empty stadiums had a hugely negative effect on the success of home teams, with home advantage almost halved, according to new research. The study used the ...

What's Riskier for Young Soccer Players, Practice or Game Time?

For young soccer players, participating in repetitive technical training activities involving heading during practice may result in more total head impacts but playing in scrimmages or actual soccer ...

Fans Prefer Teams That Built Success Over Time More Than Teams That Bought Wins With Purchased Superstars, Research Finds

A new study shows people were willing to root more for the teams built over time than those assembled from free agency and deep-pocketed ...

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