There has been a significant rise in the number of Tommy John surgeries in MLB and youth baseball. This increasing trend of UCL injuries in younger athletes poses some interesting questions for parents, coaches and those in sports medicine.
Each sport has a distinct play that demonstrates pure power. A towering home run in baseball or an emphatic slam dunk in basketball. For hockey, nothing displays more power than a blistering slap shot. The slap shot has come a long way in hockey history. What used to be perceived as a shot that a player hits as hard as they can has become a staple and an art of the modern-day game.
In every sport, specialists are becoming more and more prevalent, including Lacrosse. Trevor Baptiste of the University of Denver is proving that not only is the face-off specialist important, it may be be one of the most valuable in the sport.
Three months out from the London 2012 Olympic Games, all available data pointed to one thing: the U.S. women’s track cycling pursuit team had no chance, at least not if it stuck by the book. Dotsie Bausch, Sarah Hammer, Jennie Reed, and Lauren Tamayo didn’t have the money or the manpower available to do things the traditional way.
Anyone who has run the Boston Marathon has stories of the race's many ups and downs, both literal and figurative. For Randy Pierce, a blind runner who recently completed two Tough Mudders and plans to take on Mt. Kilimanjaro in Sept., the upcoming marathon is just another feat he's looking to accomplish.
A mid-day phone call to Meb Keflezighi just over two weeks ago found the reigning Boston Marathon champion sounding relaxed and happy at his training base in Mammoth Lakes, Calif. On this day he was in the final stages of preparation for this year’s marathon in Boston, which will go off at 10 a.m. ET on April 20.
The morning after going through a grueling 16-round marathon sparring session, Heather Hardy is worn but ever chipper, skipping rope in a sparse area at the famed Gleason’s Gym in Brooklyn Heights. Hardy is preparing for her upcoming bout with Renata Domsodi at the Barclays Center on April 11.
There are many ways to describe pandemonium. For sprint sled-dog racers, it’s lining up a dozen or more four-dog teams at the start of a five-mile course, and letting them loose. Imagine, 48 hounds connected by 48 lines, yelping and straining, all vying madly for the same narrow track of snow.
How do you solve a problem like concussions in sports? Fears over the short- and long-term health effects of head impacts in collision sports have already led to rule changes, lawsuits, and decreased youth participation in football and hockey. Last month a scientific study turned the spotlight onto baseball, concluding that major league players returning to action after having suffered a concussion performed statistically worse at the plate. But can science or technology also find a way to fix this?
Since Peyton Manning missed the entire 2011 season after undergoing an anterior cervical discectomy and fusion to treat a pinched nerve in his neck, there has been an increased focus in both the media and the medical community on athletes with similar injuries.