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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 the latest technology to better […]

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Innovation Enterprise’s Sports Innovation Summit

Last week I was invited to sunny San Francisco to speak at the Sports Innovation Summit by Innovation Enterprise. Data was the common theme and so it was interesting to listen to speakers from the entire breadth of sports clubs and organisation and compare discussions from the business side to the on pitch […]

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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 processes behind player acquisition in […]

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Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll uses rugby to tackle safety concerns

Julius Thomas of the Denver Broncos is tackled by Richard Sherman and Kam Chancellor of Seattle, during Super Bowl XLVIII. Photo: Rob Carr/Getty Images    Posted by Martin Pengelly in New York Saturday 2 August 2014 14.00 BST If it is “common knowledge” that rugby is the father of American football, as some claim, in the US the game […]

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Premier League ticket prices defy the very culture that built the game

Ticket prices have been the subject of concerted protests in recent years. Photograph: Graeme Robertson   Written by David Conn The Guardian, Monday 28 July 2014   For this forthcoming 2014-15 season, a handful of clubs (see table), including Tottenham Hotspur, Swansea City and West Bromwich Albion, have frozen ticket prices at the same level as last season. Manchester […]

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How to beat Negative Tactics – A Different Approach for FIFA to consider?

After watching another pulsating weekend of FA Premier League football, it’s hard to argue against the quality of the product that we are privileged to now witness in 2014, and when it comes to the climax of the season, so much is still at stake and so much still left to play for at all […]

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Monitoring with GPS: Time to Slow Down?

       Team Solutions for GPS monitoring in sports first became available approximately ~15 years ago and have evolved rapidly in recent seasons. Nowadays, it has become almost inconceivable that a professional outfit does not possess “a set of units” to monitor distances travelled at various speeds, despite the technology’s hefty expense, and are […]

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Science and engineering of the Olympic Winter Games 2014

The National Science Foundation has partnered with NBC Learn (the educational arm of NBC News) to release the “Science and Engineering of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games“-the latest installment in the Emmy Award-winning “Science of Sports” series. This enlightening 10-part video collection, narrated by NBC Sports’ Liam McHugh, delves into the physics, engineering, chemistry, design […]

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Transfer Deadline Day - January 2014

Dateline… January 31, 2014… 11.10pm… The January transfer window slams shut, although being a cold winter night, I doubt it was open more than a crack. Who were the movers and shakers? Has more been spent this year than previously? Are more clubs loaning than selling? Where should we turn for this information? The BBC […]

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What Business can learn from High Performance Sport

Visiting New Zealand in 2011 was a pretty special moment for me. Not only was I taking part in a Rugby World Cup and fulfilling a life-long dream, I was also privileged to visit a country (and a culture) which had a global spotlight placed on it for 9 weeks and it certainly did deliver… […]

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