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The Psychological Issue Behind Jon Lester's Inability to Throw to First Base

Besides being known as one of the best pitchers in baseball, Cubs ace Jon Lester is known for his inability to throw to first base. He has a history...

The Atlanta Falcons Invented a Stat For Measuring Competitiveness That Could Revolutionize the NFL

In the NFL, intangibles are attributes that cannot be measured. Motor, toughness, effort, heart, pride—there's no space for these in the box scor...

5 Tips to Improve Your Mental Game on the Football Field

Everyone witnessed the Patriots incredible victory in Super Bowl LI to beat the Atlanta Falcons– but not many people know about the amazing cognitive...

This 14-Year-Old Catcher Only Has One Arm and He's Still a Beast

Luke Terry is a 14-year-old eighth-grader at Cornersville Middle School in Lewisburg, Tennessee. He is the catcher on the baseball team and he only ...

The Behind-The-Scenes Coach Who Fuels Anthony Rizzo's Tenacious Work Ethic

Anthony Rizzo is one of the strongest dudes in Major League Baseball. His monstrous thighs are the size of tree trunks. He launches 475-foot home r...

Utah LB Pita Taumoepenu's Incredible Journey From Tongan Fruit Farmer To NFL Draft Prospect

When Pita Taumoepenu caught his first glimpse of American football, he was 17 years old. He didn't know a lick of English, but he knew he liked what h...

Ultra-Athletic Michigan DE Chris Wormley Is Ready To Attack The NFL

Michigan's defense was suffocating last season. The team allowed just 3,032 yards, lowest in the FBS. Their 12.5 points allowed per game ranked sec...

How T.J. Watt Transitioned From Tight End to a Top NFL Linebacker Prospect

T.J. Watt's football career hasn't always been easy. The former Wisconsin linebacker lost two seasons to injury and had to abruptly switch positions f...

How TCU DE Josh Carraway Transformed Himself From A Two-Star Recruit To A Top Pass-Rusher in The 2017 NFL Draft

It's a defensive coordinator's worst nightmare—the opposing quarterback hanging out in the pocket cool as a cucumber, casually waiting for routes to...

How Football Helped Kentucky RB Stanley 'Boom' Williams Overcome Tragedy

For the first time in his life, Stanley "Boom" Williams didn't feel like playing football. Last Summer, Williams' 18-year-old sister—Kenyatta Mil...

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