Posts for Sport

Coronavirus: what makes some people act selfishly while others are more responsible?

Many people have failed to understand the importance of social distancing in slowing the spread of the virus. Sky News Domen Bajde, University of Southern Denmark Many were horrified to […]

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What’s closed for at least the next month

Just so you know what is officially closed as of this morning: The Secretary of State has made new regulations under the emergency procedure, to protect the public. The Health […]

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Manchester City and Saracens – economic theory in action

Paul Downward, Loughborough University The Saracens salary cap scandal and news that Manchester City allegedly breached UEFA’s financial fairplay rules have threatened the integrity of the clubs and the sports […]

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Tennis: a smashing history of how rackets shaped the game

Shutterstock/nd3000 Thomas Allen, Manchester Metropolitan University The start of the Australian Open, the first tennis grand slam of the year, signals detailed discussions of metrics such as points won, serve […]

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Football used to help men’s mental health

In a historic first, all 32 Emirates FA Cup third round fixtures this weekend will be delayed by one minute. A new film narrated by His Royal Highness, The Duke of […]

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Things people say about exercise that aren’t true

Budimir Jevtic/Shutterstock Julie Broderick, Trinity College Dublin It can be hard to include exercise in our busy lives, despite the best of intentions. There are a lot of reasons people […]

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Running: not so much a liberating hobby as a cult

IR Stone/Shutterstock Carys Egan-Wyer, Lund University Endurance running is in. Fitness enthusiasts and elite runners alike spend their weekends pounding the pavements and bounding through the countryside. They are training […]

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Even short periods of physical inactivity are damaging to our health

That two-week beach vacation you’ve been dreaming of could have long-term effects on your health. PVStudio/ Shutterstock Tori Sprung, Liverpool John Moores University and Kelly Bowden Davies, Newcastle University As […]

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The Ashes: Jofra Archer, Steve Smith and cricket’s dilemma of balancing safety with media spectacle

Richard Thomas, Swansea University Fast bowling has often been described as the most thrilling aspect of cricket, especially international Test cricket – which is played out over five days in […]

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Goal! Or is it? How technology – and not just VAR – is changing sport

Tom Webb, University of Portsmouth Gabriel Jesus’s disallowed goal in the English Premier League, between his club Manchester City and Spurs, when a controversial handball decision was given by the […]

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