The entertainment provided by televised sporting events has a significant effect on crime in Chicago, reducing the number of violent, property and drug crime reports by as much as 25 percent during the hours of a given game, according to a study by the UC Davis Violence Prevention Research Program.
A new study finds that basketball teams playing for survival in critical NBA playoff games are more likely to lose. This study is the first to illustrate 'choking' in a real-world team sports environment. The results suggest that 'choking' is a common phenomenon in high-stakes situations and may be applicable to a variety of high-pressure performance situations, including those found in the workplace.
Football referees penalize situations more severely when watching them in slow motion compared to real time, according to a study published in the open-access journal of the Psychonomic Society, Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications.
Schoolgirls can achieve lower blood pressure, stronger muscles, better balance and improved jumping performance if their school puts football training on the timetable -- including girls who have never played football before. This is the finding of a study of the FIFA 11 for Health in Europe exercise concept in Faroese schoolchildren carried out by football researchers at the University of Southern Denmark, Department of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics.
Video analysis, 3D motion analysis lab trials and model-based image-matching techniques show that tackling the lower trunk of the ball carrier's body -- not the upper trunk or upper legs -- is safer for head injury prevention.
Pilot data from a recent study suggest that sleep paralysis and dream-like hallucinations as you are falling asleep or waking up are widespread in student athletes and are independently associated with symptoms of depression.
Pilot data from a recent study suggest that NFL teams have better performance during night games versus afternoon games due to advantages from circadian rhythms.
More than half of high school baseball pitchers report experiencing pain in their throwing arm during the season. To better understand the cause of these injuries, researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center conducted a new study to determine when and why overuse injuries were occurring.
A new study by San Francisco State University and the US Forest Service finds that Forest Service lands are underused by minorities. The study recommends that public agencies improve their outreach to and hiring of minorities.
Pulling fans into an emotionally connected group atmosphere can enhance brand recall and may secure repeat attendance. That's the key message of a University of Oregon study that analyzed the feelings of fans at a six-day, biannual international track-and-field event.