Over the years, sports apparel has progressed at an incredibly rapid rate. This is due in large part to the athletes themselves, who have gradually become bigger, faster and stronger. Baseball players don't walk up to the plate without a helmet anymore. Football players can't wear leather on their heads. Basketball players do not play in their Chuck Taylor's. Instead, pieces of sports equipment have evolved to match the ever-advancing skill of the players they are designed to help.
In the world of modern professional sports, a confluence of forces - including player injuries, financial limitations, and team strategy - can compel teams to enter the trade market. As trade deadlines approach, teams constantly re-evaluate one decision: make a push for the playoffs by acquiring already-developed talent, or ship away current players to rebuild for the future.
Looking to become the next big thing in hockey? You'll need to learn what it takes. Hockey is a tough and demanding sport, and easily the most physical professional sport there is (outside of combat sports). Let's take a look at what you need to become world-renowned in the sport of hockey.
Whether you’re playing an exhibition game with little significance or you’re playing game 7 of the championship finals, you still have to sink your free throws! They don’t call it the “charity stripe” for nothing.
Today's NBA features many players who have made it a point to give back to various communities and groups of people. From third-string players to perennial All-Stars, there is no shortage of philanthropy in professional basketball.
The early-season lull has passed. It's time for the playoff push.Teams find themselves in many different situations at this point. Some teams are shoo-ins for the post-season. They know they will have one of the top seeds in their conference and their main goal the rest of the way is mostly to stay as healthy as possible for when the games matter most.
There are few sports as demanding on the body as mixed martial arts (MMA). This is a sport in which there are almost innumerable ways to lose a fight, as there are practically no limits to what an opponent can do to come out victorious. As a result of all the nature of mixed martial arts, it is imperative to be strong and durable from head to toe.
Over the last few decades, the sport of mixed martial arts has become one of the most beloved sports in the world. The sport has been fueled not only by the artistic and technical brutality of it, but also by its tremendous champions. These stars have become household names, both because of their superiority in the Octagon and their larger-than-life personalities like Connor McGregor or Ronda Rousey.
Professional basketball is home to some of the most intense rivalries around. With rivalries, a game is so much more than a game, and there is more at stake than just another win or loss. And while championships are exciting because a title is the end result, a rivalry is exciting because it is personal.