Game-winning 'momentum' illusion is but a delusion
(Phys.org) —A hot hand may be hokum: Cornell researchers have examined the concept of "winning momentum" with varsity college hockey teams, and they conclude that momentum advantages don't exist, says a ...
Researchers find correlation between face shape and procreation rates and rank in male soldiers
The NHL drafts the wrong players due to birthday bias
A hockey player's birthday strongly biases how professional teams assess his talent, according to a new study by Grand Valley State University researchers. The findings were published in the online journal PLOS ONE.
Why NHL goalies prefer wooden sticks?
Goalies in the National Hockey League overwhelmingly continue to use wooden sticks largely indistinguishable from those used decades ago by their mask-less predecessors.
They like to watch, yes, but that's just the beginning
Kai Huotari was a visiting scholar at Berkeley's School of Information in the spring of 2011, when the Fox TV series Glee—a weekly musical drama about the fictional McKinley High School glee club—took ...
Cam captures penguin hatching at Pittsburgh aviary
A webcam captured images of the first of two African penguins hatching at the National Aviary in Pittsburgh.
Canadian astronaut appeals for peace from space
Reflecting on a recent photo he snapped from outer space of war-torn Syria, Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield appealed for peace from his perch in the sky, saying Thursday: "We're all in this together."
Disney Research automates analysis of field hockey team behaviors
Investigators at Disney Research, Pittsburgh, have developed an automated technique for analyzing the patterns of play of field hockey teams, providing a new tool for coaches and commentators who must make sense of mountains ...
Canadian ice hockey feels the heat
The future of Canadian outdoor ice hockey a sport synonymous with the country's culture is being threatened by anthropogenic climate change, new research suggests.
What can sports teams learn from the manufacturing industry? Plenty
What can sports teams learn from the manufacturing industry? Plenty, according to Timothy Chan of the University of Toronto (U of T) and Douglas Fearing of the Harvard Business School.
Hackers force message on websites via US firm (Update)
A U.S. firm that helps connect more than 700 companies with customers through social media says a Syrian group hacked the company's web address to upload a message to other websites.
Brain injuries rise sharply in minor hockey after bodychecking rules relaxed: study
Minor league hockey players in the Atom division are more than 10 times likely to suffer a brain injury since bodychecking was first allowed among the 9 and 10-year-olds, says a study led by St. Michael's Hospital neurosurgeon ...
NBC and NSF launch 'Science of NHL Hockey'
NBC News' educational arm, NBC Learn, and the NBC Sports Group recently teamed up with the National Hockey League (NHL) and National Science Foundation (NSF) to release "Science of NHL Hockey"--an informative ...
AEG to facilitate booking adjacent seats
(AP)—AEG, the sports and entertainment giant that is up for sale, is making it easier to book concert and sports tickets for friends without having to pay for them all at once.