New Shoe Sunday: Watch Roger Federer drop five grand sneaker shopping in New York City

May 20th, 2018|

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One aspect of tennis success that is often overlooked is a strategic selection of footwear. Before Roger Federer could claim his record 20th Grand […]

The complete history of official (and unofficial) quadruple-double games in the NBA

May 19th, 2018|

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For as many triple-doubles as Russell Westbrook and LeBron James have racked up over past seasons, neither player has ever recorded an elusive quadruple-double […]

Luck vs Skill: Comparing the role of chance in hockey, football, baseball, soccer and basketball

May 19th, 2018|

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There’s an old adage in sports that it’s better to be lucky than good, but how much of a role does chance play in […]

Sideline sports reporters learn the hard way that beanball hazard isn’t limited to players

May 4th, 2018|

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A couple years ago, an Australian news reporter became news himself when he was struck in the head by a runaway skateboard. He joined […]

Dennis Rodman updates ping pong diplomacy with basketball bonds in North Korea

May 1st, 2018|

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Almost fifty years after ping pong diplomacy paved the way to better relations between the Peoples Republic of China and the United States, Dennis […]

Lessons in sport: Remember when Muhammad Ali and George Foreman duked it out in Zaire?

April 26th, 2018|

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How good are you at deciphering visual sports puzzles? Instagram user @lessonsinsport has rendered another batch of stark graphics that hint at legendary sports […]

New Shoe Sunday: Digitsole Smartshoe is first auto-tightening, interactive, heated sneaker

April 22nd, 2018|

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For high-tech hipsters/hoopsters, the Smartshoe might be just the ticket. The footwear from French company Digitsole somehow manages to look like a cross between […]

10000 Hours: Trainer Devin Williams puts in the time on the basketball court and in the studio

April 22nd, 2018|

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In Malcolm Gladwell’s bestselling book Outliers: The Story of Success he offers that researchers have settled on what they believe is the magic number […]

No ifs, ands, or butts: Giving the derriere its due across each of the major team sports

April 18th, 2018|

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Outside of Brazil’s annual Miss Bumbum contest, and the occasional quixotic art film, derrieres are rarely mentioned in the mainstream press. This is true […]

Black Mamba Samba: Watch every one of Kobe Bryant’s appearances on ‘The Ellen Show’

April 13th, 2018|

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The Ellen DeGeneres Show has been broadcast from two Los Angeles-area television studios since its debut in 2003, but it has only been the […]

Triple-double tracker: Russell Westbrook leads LeBron James, Ben Simmons, James Harden and the pack

April 12th, 2018|

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Last season, Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook led the league in triple-doubles for the third straight year, tallying an NBA-record 42 of […]

Basketball explored as performance art on Japan’s insanely-creative ‘Masquerade’ talent show

April 9th, 2018|

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When it comes to creative game shows, one would be hard pressed to find any nation that can compete with Japan’s myriad offerings. Case […]