It seems like a foregone conclusion: if you're shooting sports, you shoot in burst mode to capture as many frames as possible. It turns out that while that works a lot of the time, it's actually not always the best idea. Here's why you should sometimes switch back to single shot mode.
Coming to you from David Bergman of Adorama TV, this great video discusses why burst mode is not always the correct choice for sports. The idea is that when you shoot in burst, you're surrendering the timing of the shots to the camera, and even with a top body, the right moment could land between two frames. But if you shoot any sport enough, you grow to understand it to the point that you can anticipate action and fire at just the right moment. I personally know a few baseball and horse photographers who generally shoot at least partially this way. While you could try to line the first image of a burst up with the action, if you miss that, the rest of the burst will be useless anyway, and you'll be putting unnecessary frames on your shutter and forcing yourself to wade through many more images to see if you got what you need. Try out single shot mode for yourself sometime!