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Released: 7-May-2021 1:20 PM EDT
Head to toe: study reveals brain activity behind missed penalty kicks
Frontiers

Are penalty shots a soccer player's dream or nightmare? What should be an easy shot can become a mammoth task when the hopes and fears of an entire nation rest on a player's shoulders, leading them to choke under pressure.

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Released: 7-May-2021 11:30 AM EDT
Having a ball: New English Premier League soccer ball more stable, drags more
University of Tsukuba

Scientists from the Faculty of Health and Sports Sciences at the University of Tsukuba used aerodynamics experiments to empirically test the flight properties of a new four-panel soccer ball adopted by the English Premier League this year.

Newswise: AMSSM Announces Launch of Youth Sport Advocacy Toolkit
Released: 30-Apr-2021 3:40 PM EDT
AMSSM Announces Launch of Youth Sport Advocacy Toolkit
American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM)

AMSSM toolkit aims to answer common questions parents have regarding the risks, benefits and appropriate practice habits of sport participation for their young athletes.

Released: 29-Apr-2021 2:30 PM EDT
Down the stretch they come: FSU history professor talks about milestone ride for Kentucky Derby jockey
Florida State University

By: Kathleen Haughney | Published: April 29, 2021 | 10:30 am | SHARE: All eyes are on Louisville, Kentucky, this weekend for the annual Run for the Roses. The 147th Kentucky Derby will take place Saturday, May 1, at the famed Churchill Downs with 20 horses competing for the first leg of the Triple Crown.Kendrick Carmouche will be riding the horse Bourbonic.

Released: 25-Apr-2021 11:05 PM EDT
تنبيه خبير: 5 نصائح للعودة إلى اللعبة الرياضية
Mayo Clinic

مدينة روتشستر، ولاية مينيسوتا ― يتطلع الناس إلى العودة إلى رياضاتهم وأنشطتهم هذا العام، وربما أكثر من ذلك وسط جائحة فيروس كورونا المستجد (كوفيد-19). سواءً عادوا إلى نشاطهم بعد الإصابة أو فترة تسريح طويلة، يمكن للرياضيين اتخاذ خطوات لتسهيل عودتهم إلى اللعبة الرياضية.

Released: 25-Apr-2021 11:05 PM EDT
专家提醒:重返赛场的5点建议
Mayo Clinic

虽然COVID-19疫情的影响仍在继续,但体育健儿们已经按捺不住回归运动和户外活动的渴望。无论是在受伤后还是经历了长期休养,运动员们都可以通过采取主动措施来确保顺利回归赛场。

Released: 25-Apr-2021 11:05 PM EDT
Advertencia del experto: 5 sugerencias para reanudar los deportes
Mayo Clinic

La gente está anticipando volver este año a hacer deporte y otras actividades, quizás más que antes debido a la pandemia de la COVID-19. Cuando los deportistas reanudan su actividad después de una lesión o de un período prolongado de descanso, hay algunas medidas que pueden tomar para que la transición se produzca sin contratiempos.

Released: 25-Apr-2021 11:05 PM EDT
Alerta dos especialistas: 5 dicas para o retorno às atividades esportivas
Mayo Clinic

As pessoas estão ansiosas para voltar a praticar esportes e outras atividades nesse ano, talvez ainda mais em meio à pandemia de COVID-19. Seja no retorno após uma lesão ou um longo período de afastamento, os atletas podem tomar medidas para tornar essa transição mais suave.

Released: 23-Apr-2021 9:45 AM EDT
ACSM Publishes New Guidance for Safer Practices in Weight-Category Sports
American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

American College of Sports Medicine shares new guidelines for safer practices and more equitable competitions for athletes in weight-category sports. New statement updates and replaces previous guidelines released by ACSM in 1996.

Released: 22-Apr-2021 2:25 PM EDT
Business Lessons From European Soccer Turmoil
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

A Super League in European soccer was an idea that was appealing to clubs because of the potential payout, but it ultimately lacked a major part of the equation – the fans, says Maryland Smith marketing professor Henry C. Boyd III.

Newswise: Parents: Here are 5 Steps to Protect Your Young Athletes’ Eyes
Released: 20-Apr-2021 3:30 PM EDT
Parents: Here are 5 Steps to Protect Your Young Athletes’ Eyes
American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)

As kids begin to resume their favorite sports, the American Academy of Ophthalmology is reminding the public that the best defense against potentially blinding sports-related injuries is wearing protective eyewear.

Newswise: Airbnb Hosts in College Towns Hike up Prices Game Days to Deter Rival Fans
Released: 19-Apr-2021 9:05 PM EDT
Airbnb Hosts in College Towns Hike up Prices Game Days to Deter Rival Fans
University of California San Diego

Airbnb hosts in college towns increase their listing prices much more than hotels when there are home football games against rival teams. Hosts experience a 78 percent reduction in rental income by listing prices too high, according to a new study by the University of California San Diego’s Rady School of Management.

Released: 15-Apr-2021 9:15 AM EDT
No increase in brain health problems in middle age for men who played football in high school
Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott

Decades after their days on the gridiron, middle-aged men who played football in high school are not experiencing greater problems with concentration, memory, or depression compared to men who did not play football, reports a study in Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

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Released: 15-Apr-2021 7:30 AM EDT
Baylor Scott & White Sports Therapy & Research Publishes New Data on Impacts of Mask Wearing on Sports Performance
Baylor Scott and White Health

Baylor Scott & White Sports Therapy & Research at The Star in Frisco has published new findings from a study designed to determine the effects of wearing a cloth mask on sports performance. The data from this randomized controlled trial, conducted through Baylor Scott & White Research Institute, has been published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine and shows that participants who wore cloth masks during exercise experienced a reduction in performance as intensity levels increased.

8-Apr-2021 12:05 PM EDT
1 in 4 Parents Give Youth Sports Low Rankings for Consistent Enforcement of COVID-19 Guidelines
University of Michigan

The majority of parents feel informed and confident about pandemic protocols as kids resume sports but some are proceeding with caution.

Released: 7-Apr-2021 3:00 PM EDT
Getting into the Swing of Golf Season: Tips to Prevent Injury and Up Your Game
Hospital for Special Surgery

With golf season here and the excitement of the Masters Tournament, many recreational golfers are getting ready to tee off. They may want to play as much as they can right away - not always a good idea if someone has been inactive all winter. HSS doctors offers tips to play safely and get the most out of the game.

30-Mar-2021 8:00 AM EDT
Doping by athletes could become tougher to hide with new detection method
American Chemical Society (ACS)

A new method for detecting doping could even the playing field for those trying to keep the Olympics and other competitions clean. Today, scientists report progress in detecting existing dopants and potential future “designer” compounds. They will present their results at ACS Spring 2021.

Newswise: Avoid Running into Trouble: Foot Pain, Swelling Could Signal Stress Fracture
Released: 22-Mar-2021 3:55 PM EDT
Avoid Running into Trouble: Foot Pain, Swelling Could Signal Stress Fracture
Hospital for Special Surgery

Now that spring has arrived, many of us will return to walking or running for exercise or playing outdoor sports. It’s the time of year doctors tend to see an increase in stress fractures. HSS doctors give advice on how to recognize a stress fracture, who is most vulnerable and what to do immediately if you may be injured.

Newswise: Cornell College announces $19 million Athletic and Wellness Facilities Campaign
Released: 17-Mar-2021 1:20 PM EDT
Cornell College announces $19 million Athletic and Wellness Facilities Campaign
Cornell College

Cornell College is proud to announce the next phase of the Greater > Than Campaign. Fundraising is underway for a $19 million expansion and renovation project of the Small Sport Center.

Newswise: Pressure Sensors Could Ensure a Proper Helmet Fit to Help Protect the Brain
12-Mar-2021 10:15 AM EST
Pressure Sensors Could Ensure a Proper Helmet Fit to Help Protect the Brain
American Chemical Society (ACS)

Researchers reporting in ACS Sensors have developed a highly sensitive pressure sensor cap that, when worn under a helmet, could help reveal whether the headgear is a perfect fit.

Released: 14-Mar-2021 10:05 PM EDT
Rutgers Expert Available to Comment on American Academy of Pediatrics Guidelines for Children’s Return to Sports
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Daniela Moscarella, clinical instructor and pediatric nurse practitioner, Rutgers School of Nursing, is available to discuss the American Academy of Pediatrics’ guidelines for return to sports and physical activity, including organized sports and physical education class. “The biggest change for parents of children who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 is the possible addition of having an electrocardiogram in addition to the typical forms for participating in sports, due to possible changes in heart condition brought on by the virus,” Moscarella says. “Asymptomatic children and those under 12 with mild or moderate symptoms only need to refrain from sports or exercise for two weeks after symptoms resolve. However, children over 12 in competitive athletics who test positive for COVID-19 must have an electrocardiogram after two weeks without symptoms. If a heart condition is detected, they would need to see a cardiologist.” Media interested in talking to Moscarella can contact Pat

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Released: 11-Mar-2021 11:10 AM EST
Kinesiology study uses motion capture technology to examine ‘swimmer’s shoulder’
University of Rhode Island

Graduate students Tabatha Hartshorn and Kendra Graham aim to prevent, treat repetitive motion injuries, especially in swimmers

Released: 5-Mar-2021 1:20 PM EST
Sports information on social networks leaves out women, disabled and minority disciplines
University of Seville

Researchers from the University of Seville and Pompeu Fabra University argue that sports information on social media is dominated by men and football.

Newswise: Preventing injuries and improving recovery with micro-Doppler radars
Released: 4-Mar-2021 12:10 PM EST
Preventing injuries and improving recovery with micro-Doppler radars
Penn State College of Medicine

Micro-Doppler radars could soon be used in clinical settings to predict injury risk and track recovery progress, according to Penn State researchers.

Released: 3-Mar-2021 1:45 PM EST
Lack of heat policies can put athletes at risk
University of Georgia

Every year, sports coaches have to navigate how to safely get their teams in shape to compete while temperatures during outdoor practices soar. New research from the University of Georgia aims to help them do just that.

Released: 2-Mar-2021 8:00 AM EST
Black NBA players have shorter careers than white players
Ohio State University

Black players in the NBA have 30% greater odds of leaving the league in any given season than white players who have equivalent performance on the court, a new study finds.

18-Feb-2021 12:45 PM EST
Does It Matter What Position You Play When It Comes to CTE?
American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

Contrary to popular belief, a position played in collision sports like football and hockey may not raise an athlete’s risk for developing brain disease later, a new study finds. Researchers also found no link between the length of their career, and their risk of degenerative brain disease, according to a study published in the February 24, 2021, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Additionally, only about half of the athletes studied showed evidence of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).

Newswise: Age shall not weary them when it comes to discus and javelin
Released: 10-Feb-2021 5:55 PM EST
Age shall not weary them when it comes to discus and javelin
University of South Australia

Discus and javelin throwers as well as marathon runners and race walkers are likely to achieve their best performances at a later age than sprinters, hurdlers and middle-distance runners. Why? It comes down to muscle fibres and technique.

Released: 10-Feb-2021 6:05 AM EST
Modern Tennis Trends Among Risk Factors for Higher Rates of Tennis Elbow
Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP)

Risk factors for higher incidence of tennis elbow, a painful tendon condition, among recreational tennis players include frequency of play, wrist stretching before matches, and using a one-handed backhand and Kevlar racquet strings, according to a new study presented this week at the Association of Academic Physiatrists Annual Meeting.

Released: 10-Feb-2021 6:05 AM EST
“CrashCourse” Program Makes Teen Football Players More Aware of Concussion Risks and Why to Report Symptoms
Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP)

How can we teach high school football players about concussion risks to prevent delays in reporting, diagnosing and treating this serious medical condition? The “CrashCourse” program appears more effective than older approaches when it comes educating teen athletes on the urgency of reporting concussion symptoms, according to a new study presented this week at the Association of Academic Physiatrists Annual Meeting.

Released: 5-Feb-2021 2:55 PM EST
Rutgers Expert Cautions Public to Stay Home for Super Bowl to Reduce COVID-19 Spread
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Professor Lewis Nelson, chair of emergency medicine at the Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, who has treated many COVID-19 patients, cautions the public that it would be best not to attend sizeable Super Bowl parties or events to help keep COVID-19 infections rates low.

Released: 5-Feb-2021 1:50 PM EST
Nurse Anesthetists Among Healthcare Workers to Be Honored at Super Bowl LV
American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA)

The NFL Commissioner has invited nurse anesthetists from across central Florida to attend the Super Bowl LV Sunday, Feb. 7. Hundreds of Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) from Tampa and the central Florida who have received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine will attend the game as guests of the NFL.

Released: 5-Feb-2021 12:00 PM EST
The Controversy over Sen. Rand Paul Remarks Claiming that Trans Inclusion Will 'Destroy Girls' Athletics'
University of Washington

Sen. Paul claimed that allowing biological males to participate in girls’ sports "would completely destroy girls’ athletics." This has not been proven and some say it misses the point of high school athletic programs.

Released: 4-Feb-2021 6:35 PM EST
Sports Institute at UW Medicine announces new advisory board members
University of Washington School of Medicine

The Sports Institute at UW Medicine, a leader in sports safety, announced the appointments of new members to its strategic committee of trusted advisors. The Sports Institute has led first-of-its-kind efforts to legislate safe return to play across all 50 states and to advance best practices in sports safety.

Released: 3-Feb-2021 3:35 PM EST
Bendable, twistable, stretchable sensors take $50K NFL prize
Cornell University

Wearable athletic performance-analysis technology developed by a Cornell University engineering startup has won the sixth annual NFL 1st & Future competition, sponsored by the National Football League.

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Released: 3-Feb-2021 2:20 PM EST
Blink! The link between aerobic fitness and cognition
University of Tsukuba

Although exercise is known to enhance cognitive function and improve mental health, the neurological mechanisms of this link are unknown.

Released: 2-Feb-2021 5:40 PM EST
University Hospitals Frontline Workers Will Go to Super Bowl LV – A Gift from the Cleveland Browns
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

Announcement of three health care givers from University Hospitals in Northeast Ohio receiving Super Bowl tickets courtesy of the Cleveland Browns and the NFL, which is inviting approximately 7,500 vaccinated health care workers to the matchup between the Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Feb. 7.

Released: 1-Feb-2021 10:10 AM EST
Entrepreneurs look to score in NFL innovation competition
Cornell University

As millions of football fans eagerly await this year’s Super Bowl, researchers and entrepreneurs are huddling up for another competition hosted by the National Football League — one designed to spur new ideas for athlete safety and performance.

Released: 29-Jan-2021 11:55 AM EST
Americans like sports, but heterosexual men especially do
Ohio State University

Nearly nine out of 10 Americans say they enjoy sports at least a little, but heterosexual men more commonly identify as passionate sports fans, a new study suggests.

Released: 27-Jan-2021 2:55 PM EST
A Pandemic Playbook for Super Bowl Advertisers
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

With Super Bowl 55 less than two weeks away, marketers are geared up for this year's batch of advertisements. But after a tumultuous year, what's the right tone for advertisers to strike? Maryland Smith's Henry C. Boyd III has an idea.

Newswise: Sport may fast-track numeracy skills for Indigenous children
22-Jan-2021 8:10 AM EST
Sport may fast-track numeracy skills for Indigenous children
University of South Australia

Greater sports participation among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children is linked with better academic performance, according to new research from the University of South Australia.

Newswise: Lockdown affords Aussie tennis players a unique advantage
Released: 18-Jan-2021 10:05 PM EST
Lockdown affords Aussie tennis players a unique advantage
University of South Australia

Australian-based tennis players may have a once-in-a-lifetime court advantage at the 2021 Australian Open as many of their international counterparts endure lockdown restrictions in Melbourne hotels.

Released: 13-Jan-2021 3:35 PM EST
KU studies show breakfast can improve basketball shooting performance
University of Kansas

Parents around the world have long told us that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Soon, basketball coaches may join them.

Released: 12-Jan-2021 7:00 AM EST
Study of 16 Elite Runners Gives Clues for Achieving Two-hour Marathon
American Physiological Society (APS)

A new study explores the physiology of elite distance runners performing at two-hour marathon pace, including how much oxygen they consume while running at high speeds. The first-of-its-kind study is published ahead of print in the Journal of Applied Physiology.

Released: 8-Jan-2021 11:50 AM EST
Heading outdoors keeps lockdown blues at bay
Anglia Ruskin University

A new study has found that spending time outdoors and switching off our devices is associated with higher levels of happiness during a period of COVID-19 restrictions.


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