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Nov. 01, 2010

The Damage Done

While concussive hits dominate the debate, a groundbreaking new study suggests that minor blows—and there can be hundreds each game— are just as traumatic

Dec. 10, 2012


The horror and tragedy of the Jovan Belcher murder-suicide make clear that even the spotlight of big-time sports and the immediacy of social media cannot fully illumine the human heart

May 18, 2009


Some of the most prominent industry leaders have criminal records.

Dec. 10, 2007

Sudden Deaths

HCM may be the leading killer of young athletes, but other cardiovascular conditions have also claimed prominent lives

Feb. 01, 2010

Heartening Development

For some athletes, a surgical implant has been a lifesaver

May 23, 2011

Garden Parting

The Millrose Games leave their home

May 17, 2010


Did Ken Griffey Jr. inherit good genes, or did he become a superstar because he grew up in a clubhouse? Or both? For the price of a family ...

Nov. 01, 2010


EVEN AS doctors have learned more about brain trauma, the definition of a concussion remains frustratingly vague. The injury is diagnosed ...

Sept. 06, 2010

Superstar Effect

The numbers show that when Tiger Woods is in a funk, his competitors flourish

Nov. 01, 2010


HELMETS AREN'T perfect. They can be extremely effective at preventing skull fractures and helpful for absorbing the brain-rattling force of a ...

Feb. 05, 2007

SI Update

Tracee Jones SCORECARD, Nov. 13, 2006 IN THE WAKE of her appearance on NBC's Deal or No Deal, Tennessee State women's basketball ...

Sept. 27, 2010

Hormone Imbalance

Canada and the U.S. are worlds apart on HGH laws

May 21, 2012

Dead Wrong

Two studies refute reports in the media about former NFL players' life expectancy

March 17, 2008

The Future

Think performance enhancers are a problem now? Welcome to the era of the genetically engineered superathlete

Nov. 30, 2009

Artificial Aid?

A new study says Oscar Pistorius's carbon fiber legs give him an edge

March 08, 2010


Guided by driver Steven Holcomb and powered by NASCAR engineering, Team Night Train survived a vicious turn and won the U.S. its first ...

June 04, 2007

Great Pretenders

Busy? Bored? Send in a ringer

Aug. 29, 2011

Proof Positive

A minor leaguer's failed test supports HGH screening and opens the door for the big leagues