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How Conor McGregor is Training to Fight Floyd Mayweather:

The megafight is on. On August 26th, Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor will finally face off in Las Vegas, Nevada. With the world's most anticipated fight of all time looming, one must wonder: how in the world has Conor McGregor, a lifelong MMA fighter, training to become a boxer? Since Mayweather and McGregor are both… Continue reading How Conor McGregor is Training to Fight Floyd Mayweather:

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How the Falcons’ Center is Playing in the Super Bowl With a Broken Leg:

The Atlanta Falcons’ star center, Alex Mack broke his leg two weeks before Super Bowl Sunday- but that won’t stop him from playing on football’s biggest stage. During the NFC championship blowout against the Green Bay Packers, Mack fractured his fibula- a bone that is part of your lower leg. Typically, a fibula fracture results… Continue reading How the Falcons’ Center is Playing in the Super Bowl With a Broken Leg:

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Broken Foot: What’s Next for Ben Simmons

Just last week, the Philadelphia 76ers No. 1 draft pick injured his foot during the final day of training camp. Further examinations proved that Simmons suffered a Jones Fracture; which is a fracture near the base of the 5th metatarsal. Simmons already underwent successful surgery, where a screw was placed to keep the bones in place. The… Continue reading Broken Foot: What’s Next for Ben Simmons

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What Usain Bolt and Cheetahs Have in Common:

Usain Bolt is quite literally the human version of a cheetah. What do they have in common? Their muscle composition. Muscles are made of muscle fibers. Now, there are two types of muscle fibers: slow-twitch and fast-twitch. People who have a high number of slow-twitch fibers are good at activities that require endurance. A perfect example is… Continue reading What Usain Bolt and Cheetahs Have in Common:

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How Steph Curry Sped Up His MCL Recovery

It is no secret that Steph Curry is a phenomenon. The now two-time NBA MVP plays a critical role in the Golden State Warriors' quest to a second straight NBA Championship. So when Curry went down with an apparent knee injury in game 4 in the first round of the playoffs, there was much concern… Continue reading How Steph Curry Sped Up His MCL Recovery

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The Myth Behind Cracking Your Knuckles

"Stop crackin' your knuckles, you're gonna get arthritis" This old adage has been floating around for decades. It kinda makes sense- your bones are being manipulated until you hear a "pop". But what actually happens when you crack your knuckles? Let's find out. The picture above is a diagram of a joint, more specifically a synovial… Continue reading The Myth Behind Cracking Your Knuckles

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The NFL: Concussions and CTE

The hottest off the field topic in the NFL right now is arguably traumatic brain injury. From nonstop coverage on sports networks to box-office films such as “Concussion”, traumatic brain injuries are being brought to the attention of the public. Concussions are caused by a strong collision between the brain and skull. Strong accelerational forces… Continue reading The NFL: Concussions and CTE

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How Does Lionel Messi Stay Fit?

With 26 trophies, 5 Ballon d’Ors, and almost 500 goals at the age of 28, Lionel Messi is arguably the best soccer player of all time. What is even more astounding is Messi’s ability to stay almost injury free, season after season. He has appeared in more than 60 games every year since his 2008-09 season,… Continue reading How Does Lionel Messi Stay Fit?