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Premier League footballers plagued by rotting teeth, UCL finds

Nearly four out of 10 professional footballers have ongoing tooth decay, while eight out of 10 have gum disease according to a study by University College London By Sarah Knapton, Science Editor, The Telegraph, 11:30PM GMT 02 Nov 2015 Premier League managers hoping to turnaround their club’s fortunes might ordinarily look to…

Soccer and tech: How the Sounders separate noise from signal with wearable tracking data

Sounders defender Zach Scott wears a GPS device during practice last month as Sport Science and Performance Manager Dave Tenney looks on. While many soccer clubs now use wearable trackers to gain additional insight into player performance, the Seattle Sounders FC was largely ahead of the curve, utilizing new gadgets and software to…

Rugby World Cup 2015: Life inside the All Blacks

Insights from Conrad Smith By Alexander Bisley New Zealand sports writer Historically the All Blacks have been the dominant force in international rugby union – a 76% win rate speaks volumes for a glorious tradition. But since winning the 2011 Rugby World Cup on home soil, New Zealand’s supremacy and status as one of…

The science behind Liverpool FC

Source: http://www.thisisanfield.com/2015/02/revealed-the-science-behind-liverpool-fc/   The scientific research carried out behind the scenes at Liverpool FC, which supports the players to perform to their maximum, has been explained in a series of recently published papers. The backroom sports science team, led by Ryland Morgans, has recently published a number of peer-reviewed articles that…

What professional athletes think about while they recover from serious injuries

An athlete’s life is defined by action, so being injured and having to go through the gradual steps that lead to rehabilitation and recovery can be maddening By James Willstrop for the Guardian Sport Network Willstrop James Willstrop in action against Nick Matthew (left) in 2014. Photograph: Steven Paston/Action Images…

i1 Biometrics releases sports mouthguard to track head injuries

By Rawlson King, February 6, 2015 i1 Biometrics announced this week that members of the University of Kansas football team will wear the Vector MouthGuard as the instrument of telemetry to measure the brain’s linear and rotational accelerations from impacts experienced in practices and games in 2015. “We’re continuously looking for…

Access to cutting-edge game analysis is helping German football thrive

October 27, 2014No Comments

Researchers are pioneering new statistical methods of analysing soccer By Ken Early, Irish Times, Monday October 13, 2014 The age of data analysis in football began in Swindon on the 18th of March, 1950, some time around a quarter to four in the afternoon. In the crowd at Swindon v…

Arsenal’s ‘secret’ signing: club buys £2m revolutionary data company

October 20, 2014No Comments

US-based StatDNA is expert in sports performance analytics Database helps guide Arsenal’s scouting and game preparation By David Hytner, The Guardian, Friday 17 October 2014 At the top of the agenda, as usual, was the subject of new signings. Why, the Arsenal shareholders wanted to know at Thursday’s AGM, had…

Sports science secrets of the South Sydney Rabbitohs as they head into grand final

September 30, 2014No Comments

THIS is the top-secret sports science technology that has given the South Sydney Rabbitohs the power and strength edge to demolish their premiership rivals this season. The blood-energising chips and ice fluid treatment had to be cleared by the NRL because its usage was banned by the NFL after the…

The Science of Scouting: Signings

Leicester City’s head of technical scouting Rob Mackenzie explains the processes behind the acquisition of players from home and abroad. By Adam Bate | Last Updated: 18/08/14 9:54am The recruitment strategies of some clubs may seem like a case of sticking pins in a board while blindfolded but the reality is that the…