Every item a football player wears, including his belt, plays a significant role in his safety and ability to play well. Although a belt might not present itself as being particularly important, it keeps a player’s pants in place when running and can keep protective hip and butt pads in …

If you’re a rugby enthusiast, no one has to tell you it’s a sport with a lot going for it. It has speed, strategy — and body contact. That’s a recipe for excitement whether you’re playing in the game or just watching it on your trusty flat screen. American football …

College basketball was conceived at Springfield College by James Naismith in 1891. It was popular enough to become a demonstration sport at the 1904 Olympics in St. Louis, and boomed in popularity in the 1930s because of doubleheaders in New York City, the 1936 Olympics and the start of two …

The international association of soccer, FIFA, lays out the required soccer field dimensions for all international matches, including the World Cup, the European Championships, the Olympics and any qualifying games. For FIFA to recognize any international match, it must be played on a field the dimensions of which fall into …

Strength in the gym does not necessarily translate to skill on the football field. Though you may be able to bench press 300 pounds, it takes agility, coordination and full-body power to use that same strength while running with the ball. For this reason, athletes like wide receivers have to …

Being a quality pitcher is a lot much more than simply catching a pitched ball and returning it to the pitcher. You must also be strong enough and prepared for the physical demands of the sport. During the course of a game catchers squat and stand over 100 times, throw …

Knee sprains can occur during sports activities or may result from trauma, such as a fall. Sprains affect the ligaments that hold your bones together. The cartilage that provides padding between the bones in your knee is also sometimes injured. Rehab after a knee sprain includes treatments to decrease pain, …

Most people who own a camcorder also own a stack of tapes with hours of shaky, jarring video footage. And if you take videos with your smartphone, mostly likely they shake, rattle and roll. To the typical amateur, the wobbles are an inevitable part of hand-held video or film. When …