Protests in sports world harken back to 1960s

Players across the National Football League are taking a knee for pre-game national anthems — a widespread protest sparked by President Donald Trump’s combative comments that NFL owners should “fire” players who kneel during the national anthem. The athlete’s foray into politics is a reminder of the 1960s — a tumultuous time in American race […]

Game-winning momentum is just an illusion

ITHACA, N.Y. – When a team goes on a multi-game winning streak, it has nothing to do with momentum, according to a new study in the journal Economics Letters. By examining varsity college hockey teams winning and losing record, Cornell University researchers discovered that that momentum advantages don’t exist. “Whether it’s sports commentators or stock […]

Cornell scientist offers insight into MLB ruling, look at PED battles on deck

CORNELL UNIVERSITY MEDIA RELATIONS OFFICE Aug. 5, 2013 Cornell scientist offers insight into MLB ruling, look at PED battles on deck Tom Brenna, Cornell University professor of nutritional sciences and chemistry, is an expert on performance enhancing drugs in sports and has worked with Major League Baseball, the National Football League, the U.S. Olympic Committee […]