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5 stories about Sports and Games

Tech + Life

Speedgate, the sport invented by artificial intelligence

A design team’s collaboration with an advanced neural network produces a surprise success story.

By Glenn McDonald

Culture

A race where you push yourself — and a stroller

The sport of ‘stroller running’ can be casual fun. But it can also be serious competition.

By Jim Sullivan

Culture

Cornhole (yes, cornhole) is going pro

Born in Europe — or maybe China — this simple game took hold in the American Midwest. Now, it’s aiming for the Olympics.

By Glenn McDonald

Culture

The strange satisfaction of a sports injury

For an aging athlete, getting hurt — but not too hurt — is a reminder of the glory days.

By Jim Sullivan

Ideas

When the Saints are on the march, his voice gives them a boost

The rules and rituals that come with calling an NFL game

By Stephanie Grace