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An Easy Way to Prevent Blisters? Try Tape

This post was originally published on this site Photo Credit Getty Images Photo Paper tape, the kind you can find in a first-aid kit, can help prevent blisters.Credit Grant S. Lipman, M.D. Exercise science today is exploring countless mysterious, exciting and poetic aspects of human physiology and performance. But sometimes you just wish that someone […]

Swim. Bike. Cheat?

This post was originally published on this site   Swim. Bike. Cheat? By SARAH LYALL April 8, 2016 Julie Miller competing in the 2015 Ironman Canada. She lost her timing chip, shown at right, during the race. By SARAH LYALL April 8, 2016 SQUAMISH, British Columbia — The race was tough and the conditions dreadful — 2.4 miles of […]

After Bombing, Iraqi Player Hopes Soccer Holds the Power to Heal

This post was originally published on this site By SIMON AUSTIN April 8, 2016 LONDON — No one seemed interested in visiting Iskandariya, Iraq, after the bombing, even if this one stood out from so many others in recent months. In the attack on March 25, a bomber detonated a suicide vest during the trophy ceremony after […]

Sports Briefing | Golf: Jordan Spieth Wins Again in Texas

This post was originally published on this site Sports Briefing | Golf By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS March 25, 2016 Top-ranked Jordan Spieth defeated Victor Dubuisson, 5 and 4, to earn his second win of the week in the World Golf Championships match-play event in Austin, Tex., on Thursday. Spieth never trailed, and his lone setback was a double […]

Oregon 82, Duke 68: Oregon Carries Pac-12 Flag

This post was originally published on this site Oregon 82, Duke 68 By MIKE TIERNEY March 25, 2016 ANAHEIM, Calif. — At the dawn of the men’s college basketball season, the Pacific­12 Conference was considered in many circles as the nation’s premier conference. Despite the legions of doubters east of its time zone, the league entered the […]

Stephen Curry Sees Room for Improvement. Seriously.

This post was originally published on this site By SCOTT CACCIOLA March 17, 2016 OAKLAND, Calif. — Stephen Curry has a well-established post-practice routine of taking 100 shots from 3-point range. He works his way around the arc, hoisting 10 shots from each spot. He once made 70 in a row. He often looks annoyed if the […]

In Seven Words, N.F.L. Does an About-Face on C.T.E.

This post was originally published on this site By KEN BELSON and ALAN SCHWARZ March 15, 2016 Perhaps no one will remember the setting, a hearing room for the House Energy and Commerce Committee, or the person who asked the question, a member of the House of Representatives from Illinois. But seven words spoken in the Rayburn House Office […]

Sports Briefing | Doping: Doping Ban Presents Setback for Russian Track Team

This post was originally published on this site Sports Briefing | Doping By REUTERS March 12, 2016 An Olympic track and field competition without Russia appears to be an ever-stronger possibility after the sport’s governing body said that Russia had significant work to do to have its ban for doping lifted in time for the Rio […]

History-Loving Executive Focuses on Seattle Mariners’ Future

This post was originally published on this site March 11, 2016 On Baseball By TYLER KEPNER PEORIA, Ariz. — When Jerry Dipoto pitched in the major leagues, as a reliever for three teams from 1993 to 2000, he was widely known among players for his vast memorabilia collection. “Guys would talk about it: ‘This rivals […]

Yale 71, Columbia 55: Yale Finally Has an Ivy Title to Call Its Own

This post was originally published on this site Yale 71, Columbia 55 By MARC TRACY March 5, 2016 After Yale’s players had celebrated with bearhugs and a scrum at center court, the Ivy League’s executive director, Robin Harris, told them, “I want to congratulate you on being outright champion.” She seemed to emphasize “outright” as she spoke, […]

Many in Presidential Field Got Started on Athletic Field

This post was originally published on this site By VICTOR MATHER March 3, 2016 The Duke of Wellington supposedly said that the Battle of Waterloo was won on the playing fields of Eton. If you agree with the duke that leaders are forged in the crucible of sports, Ted Dobias has a story to tell you. Mr. […]

Deflategate: What’s Happened So Far, and What’s Next

This post was originally published on this site By VICTOR MATHER March 3, 2016 On Jan. 18, 2015, the New England Patriots hammered the Indianapolis Colts, 45-7, to advance to the Super Bowl. A big win like that naturally made headlines. But what happened on the field would eventually be overshadowed by what happened — or did […]

Well: Learning a New Sport May Be Good for the Brain

This post was originally published on this site Photo Gretchen Reynolds, Phys Ed columnist, tries snowboarding for the first time.Credit Lynn Tran Learning in midlife to juggle, swim, ride a bicycle or, in my case, snowboard could change and strengthen the brain in ways that practicing other familiar pursuits such as crossword puzzles or marathon […]

Major Leagues Have Proposal to Ease Path for Cuban Players

This post was originally published on this site By BEN STRAUSS March 2, 2016 Major League Baseball has submitted a proposal to the Treasury Department that outlines a new pathway for baseball players from Cuba to sign directly with big-league teams in the United States. If approved, it could represent a sea change in relations between the […]

In the Temples of Indiana High School Basketball

This post was originally published on this siteLet’s say you happen to be in Indiana and you run across a basketball court — and let’s just stop right there. You go to Indiana, it’s hard to imagine you won’t run across a basketball court. They’re like Starbucks there, only it may be easier to get […]

Olympics: Mosquito Screens to Be Used at Rio Games to Curb Zika Virus

This post was originally published on this site Sports Briefing | Olympics By REUTERS February 27, 2016 Even as athletes grow increasingly concerned about the outbreak of the Zika virus in Brazil, the organizing committee for the August Olympics in Rio de Janeiro said it would charge national delegations to have mosquito screens on athletes’ rooms. […]

Tennis: Roger Federer Postpones Return to Competition

This post was originally published on this site Sports Briefing | Tennis By REUTERS February 27, 2016 Roger Federer has delayed his return and plans to make his comeback from knee surgery at the Monte Carlo Masters in April. The winner of 17 Grand Slam tournament singles titles, Federer had planned to return in March at […]

Sports Briefing | Winter Sports: Norwegian Ski Jumper Sets a Record

This post was originally published on this site Sports Briefing | Winter Sports By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS February 23, 2016 Daniel-Andre Tande eclipsed the 1998 record for a ski jump on the Puijo hill in Kuopio, Finland, and led Norway to a World Cup team victory. Tande jumped 136 meters (about 446 feet) — beating the record of […]

Sports Briefing | College Football: Montana and Player Settle in Rape Case

This post was originally published on this site Sports Briefing | College Football By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS February 17, 2016 The State of Montana will pay a former University of Montana quarterback $245,000 to drop his claims that university officials mishandled a rape investigation against him that drew national attention, according to a settlement agreement approved Tuesday. Jordan […]

Top-Seeded Kevin Anderson Quits at Delray Beach Open

This post was originally published on this site By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS February 16, 2016 DELRAY BEACH, Fla. — Juan Martin del Potro was stuck with too much idle time the past two seasons, limited to 14 matches in that span because of a series of wrist injuries. So when the 2009 U.S. Open champion was asked about […]

After a Dazzling Moment in Juniors, John Slaney Receives a Long-Awaited N.H.L. Shot

This post was originally published on this site John Slaney, far left, with other Arizona Coyotes personnel, and players from local youth teams, before Monday’s home game. Slaney, a former N.H.L. player, is enjoying his first full season in the league, as an assistant coach. By TAL PINCHEVSKY February 16, 2016 The calls came to John Slaney […]

Rugby: U.S. Rugby Sevens Team Emerges as Olympic Contender

This post was originally published on this site Danny Barrett of the United States rugby sevens team passing as he was tackled by Ruaridh McConnochie of England during a world series tournament in Sydney, Australia, this month. The next tournament is March 4 to 6 in Las Vegas. By EMMA STONEY February 15, 2016 WELLINGTON, New Zealand […]

Sports Briefing | Tennis: Roberta Vinci Triumphs in Russia

This post was originally published on this site Sports Briefing | Tennis By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS February 15, 2016 Roberta Vinci halted a streak of losses in finals to beat top-seeded Belinda Bencic, 6-4, 6-3, and take the inaugural St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy in Russia. ■ Top-seeded Venus Williams overpowered Misaki Doi of Japan, 6-4, 6-2, to win […]

Sports Briefing | Marathon: Kenyan Wins in Los Angeles Marathon

This post was originally published on this site Sports Briefing | Marathon By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS February 15, 2016 Weldon Kirui of Kenya pulled away late and won the Los Angeles Marathon in 2 hours 13 minutes 7 seconds. Kirui finished second in 2012 and fourth in 2013. Kenyan men swept the top three spots, with Willie Koitile […]

Kobe Bryant, in His Final Lap, Is Happy to Surrender the Midseason Stage

This post was originally published on this site Kobe Bryant practicing before the All-Star Game in Toronto. Bryant has been welcomed by fans wherever he goes during his final season in the N.B.A. By SCOTT CACCIOLA February 14, 2016 TORONTO — Before the N.B.A. All-Star Game on Sunday night, Stephen Curry told Kobe Bryant that he planned […]