Sports

How Anabolic Steroids Make You Stronger (And How They Destroy You)

The quick and dirty route to gaining strength is to take some kind of anabolic steroid. These drugs actually trick the body into building up muscle mass and endurance — but they can also age you far beyond your years.


Everyone Will Fill A Baseball Glove Flask With Gatorade, Right?

We haven’t solved world hunger, and peace on a global scale isn’t happening anytime soon, but if there’s one thing humanity has mastered, its finding a way to smuggle booze. So if you play baseball, or just enjoy watching America’s pastime from the stands, it’s time to upgrade your glove to the Glask which features a hidden flask inside.


Virtual Reality Soccer Is As Entertaining As Real Soccer

Soccer — or football — is the most popular sport in the world. But what if it could be better? I mean… I’m not talking so much in the sense of fast-paced athletic play than I am grown up men making idiots of themselves with VR headsets. I’d watch that.


Photos: An Empty Stadium Hosts MLB Baseball Game

The Chicago White Sox are playing an actual MLB baseball game the Baltimore Orioles at Camden Yards in Baltimore today in a completely empty stadium due to the unrest over the death of Freddie Grey. Here are a few pictures that show the game happening to a crowd of no one. It looks like, well, what an empty stadium is supposed to look like.


Behind The Crazy New Analytics Tech Changing How We Watch Baseball

If you turned on the Cardinals v Nationals game last night, you witnessed the first live broadcast of Major League Baseball’s awesome new player tracking and statistics system. This is Statcast: The incredibly fast, incredibly detailed art of playing baseball, broken down into easy to digest metrics that make sense. Hell yeah.


Video: The Fascinating World Of Kite Fighting For Sport

All my life, I’ve been flying kites for fun. Little did I know that there was a sport of fighting kites that I could have playing instead! This fascinating short documentary by Victory Journal explores the kite fighters of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and shows how kids and adults participate in the sport. It looks fun and dangerous and silly and serious, as all good sports should be.


Garmin VIRB X And XE: One Of Our Favourite Action Cams Is Levelling Up

The Garmin Virb Elite was one of our favourite action cams a year ago, which was a big surprise from a company known more for navigation and sports watches. It had some unique features and impressively sharp optics. It was big and bulky, though, and it topped out at 1080p/30fps, so it couldn’t hang with the big boys. Well the second generation of this camera is coming, and we’re pretty excited about it.


This Death Star Soccer Ball Is Now The Ultimate Power On The Playground

Briefly: Who cares about playing with a regulation or FIFA-approved ball when you can now play soccer with a tiny version of the Death Star? It can’t destroy planets (a minor trade-off) but this Star Wars Celebration-exclusive collectible could be yours if you’re heading to the festivities in California next week. Just remember that it’s as vulnerable to proton torpedo attacks as the real Death Star was, and also oncoming traffic if you accidentally kick it into the street.


How To Learn A New Sport Without Sucking

Want to do the stuff you read about us doing? There’s a practical approach to learning any new sport, one which breaks down the barriers, reduces risk and speeds the learning curve. It’s what we do, and it should work for you too.


This Auto-Scoring Ping-Pong Net Uses Table Vibrations To Track The Ball

Unless you compete at the competitive level, rarely do yo have the luxury of a referee and scorekeeper while playing ping-pong. It’s all up to you and your opponent, which often leads to heated off-table battles over a point. So why not let the net, at least a smarter net like Stiga’s SensorScore, keep track of the score for you?