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Tennis 10 Jul 2017 | 10:46 PM

'Hesitation is fatal': the psychology of the game

LONDON (Reuters) - Tennis can be mental warfare.

Rugby 18 Mar 2019 | 10:09 AM

Rugby - England coach looks to psychology after Twickenham meltdown

LONDON (Reuters) - England coach Eddie Jones said he would be bringing in an expert to help his team deal with mental pressure ahead of the Rugby World Cup after they gave up a 31-0 lead to draw with Scotland at the weekend.

Other Sport 13 Jun 2004 | 12:00 AM

Italian coach uses psychology to lift players' motivation

Italy coach Giovanni Trapattoni says dealing with the fragile feelings of his players makes his work seem closer to that of a priest than a football coach.

Football 04 Jul 2014 | 5:27 AM

Psychology not an issue for Brazil as Cup remains in sight

FORTALEZA Brazil (Reuters) - Brazil are coping well with the pressure of competing on home turf, coach Luiz Felipe Scolari said on Thursday, playing down concerns some players were too distressed after a nerve-wracking win over Chile.

Other Sport 24 Jul 2012 | 12:00 AM

How the champs stay ahead

NEW YORK: For decades after the first sports psychology lab was established in 1920 in Germany, mental coaches have been the water boys of sports science, viewed by their colleagues as not quite good enough to make the first-string team.

Cycling 23 Aug 2016 | 10:48 AM

Mind power can lead to marginal gains

PETALING JAYA: Buddha once said the mind is everything. What you think you become. So could a better emphasis on sports psychology translate into a gold medal in Rio?

Other Sport 31 Aug 2012 | 12:00 AM

Sharapova sets up university challenge

THIRD seed Maria Sharapova cruised into the US Open third round on Wednesday with a 6-0, 6-1 rout of hapless Spaniard Lourdes Dominguez Lino and next tackles a Stanford University psychology student.

Other Sport 30 Aug 2012 | 12:00 AM

Sharapova into US Open third round

NEW YORK: Third seed Maria Sharapova cruised into the US Open third round Wednesday with a 6-0, 6-1 rout of hapless Spaniard Lourdes Dominguez Lino and next tackles a Stanford University psychology student.

Other Sport 11 Apr 2013 | 12:00 AM

Dodge Kemmer leads by two shots in Manila

MANILA: US golfer Dodge Kemmer grabbed a first round lead with a six-under-par 66 at the Solaire Open in Manila on Thursday, after studying psychology in an effort to keep his emotions in check.

Football 22 Jul 2016 | 11:12 PM

Allardyce still trying to convince the doubters

LONDON (Reuters) - Despite his best efforts to paint himself as a modern coach at the forefront of sports science and psychology, Sam Allardyce has still spent much of his career battling accusations that he is an unreconstructed member of football's 'old school'.