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California Has a New Equal-Pay Act for Athletes

The law will soon mandate equal pay for men and women in athletic events on California state lands. But legislators may have missed an opportunity to make broader inroads on gender equity in sports.

Christine Yu
Nov 12, 2019

5 Laws of Sleep for Athletes

At a conference on sports innovation, sleep scientist Charles Samuels cuts through the hype

Alex Hutchinson
Nov 8, 2019

Cornhole Is a Pro Sport Now

The American Cornhole League wants to turn a game that's typically played with one hand holding a beer—and possibly named for an indecent part of the human body—into an international spectator sport

Eric Barton
Oct 31, 2019

Is Brain Stimulation the Next Big Thing?

Over the past decade, athletes, coaches, and researchers have been seduced by the performance-boosting promises of brain stimulation. On a ride-and-zap-your-brain-like-the-pros tour through the Alps, Alex Hutchinson wonders whether it really works—and whether we want it to.

Alex Hutchinson
Oct 24, 2019