One of the aspects of science education that interests me most is how to grab those students who don't find science interesting in and of itself. So when I see ways that could provide an inroad into the subject for kids whose interests lie elsewhere I like to share them.
Here for instance, is a fascinating story from The New York Times about how Major League Baseball is partnering with the Forest Service in an attempt to cut down on the frequency that bats shatter. I personally had noticed that bats were breaking more in modern baseball, but hadn't realized that that was due, in part, to players opting for maple over ash bats. Maple trees' vascular system is different from that of ash trees, and the way you cut the wood affects how stable your finished object will be.
I imagine others know of similar articles, sites, etc., that might appeal to sporty kids, so I thought I'd start a topic with the hopes that you'll share your resources, too.