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Sport Science - Penalty Kicks

6/29/2010
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Sport Science: Penalty Kick

Sport Science takes a scientific look at the penalty kick

Paraguay and Japan played 120 minutes of soccer today and scored 0 goals. What happens in the World Cup knockout round when teams are tied after 120 minutes? Penalty-kick shootouts happen. John Brenkus of Sport Science analyzed the science behind penalty kicks to see just how hard they are to stop. Is it possible that hitting a baseball ISN'T the toughest thing to do in sports?