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How LeBron, D-Rose Have Matched Up

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"Derrick Rose won't board the "LeBron James is the best player in the NBA" train.Asked by CNN's Pedro Pinto who the league's best player was, Rose responded by saying "Derrick Rose."" http://buff.ly/13FjkWc


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Kobe Bryant + Lionel Messi = Huge Viral Success

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Kobe Bryant and Lionel Messi battle for a boy's attention in this hugely viral ad from Turkish Airlines.


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The physics of the world's fastest man | GizMag.com

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The Honourable Usain Bolt (Order of Jamaica; Commander of the Order of Distinction) is often held out as the world's fastest man. The reigning Olympic champion in the 100-meter and 200-meter sprints as well as a member of the Olympic champion 4x100 meter relay team, Bolt is the first man to win six Olympic gold medals in sprinting, and is a five-time world champion. Long and lanky at 6 ft 5 in (2 m) tall, he towers above the (mostly) much shorter sprinters. How has he managed to come out on top for the past five years? A team of physicists from the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM) has analyzed Bolt's past performances in the 100-meter sprint to understand what makes a record-breaker.

 

Beginning with the 1964 Olympics, the track and field world switched from manual to automatic timing of sprinting events, resetting the racing times so that comparison with earlier times is not consistent (From 1977, all major track events were automatically timed). In the 43 years between that time and the advent of Usain Bolt onto the major sprinting events, the 100-meter world record has fallen from 10.06 seconds (Bob Hayes) to 9.74 seconds (Asafa Powell). The record was shrinking by about 0.008 seconds per year.

 

Usain Bolt took his first 100-meter world record in the 2008 Reebok Grand Prix with a time of 9.72 seconds. His remarkable achievement, however, was to reduce that time to 9.58 seconds just a bit over a year later – a rate of about 0.10 seconds per year. That record stands today.

 

The key to sprint speed is the horizontal force the sprinter can generate. When that force is equal to drag on the runner, the runner cannot achieve a faster time. The force out of the blocks is often larger, as pushing against the blocks is more efficient than pushing against a flat surface. As a result, a sprinter can rapidly approach their top speed very shortly after a good start. The UNAM group has extracted some of these factors for Usain Bolt's 2009 IAAF record-setting run, based on times and locations every tenth of a second (supplied by the IAAF.)

 

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Kickin' It With D. Wade

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After an inconsistent start, Dwyane Wade is showing he's not ready to slow down.

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Can mathematics help Usain Bolt run faster?

Can mathematics help Usain Bolt run faster? | SPOrts | Scoop.it
Usain Bolt can achieve faster running times with no extra effort on his part or improvement to his fitness, according to a new study.

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