Other Sports

There are Other Sports that don't fit into a major category, but are nonetheless exciting events such as soccer - the world's most popular sport - fencing and skateboarding.

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Pickleball may be a funny name, but this paddle sport is attracting thousands of players across the U.S. and around the world.

By Melanie Radzicki McManus

HowStuffWorks breaks down the amazing gymnastic move called a triple-double so you can see each twist and flip.

Forget Ultimate Fighting. Pillow fighting is the real ultimate sport.

By Oisin Curran

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Taekwondo features dramatic, aerial, jumping, spinning kicks, but it's also about building character.

By John Donovan

It's called an own goal, and it happens when a player accidentally knocks the ball into the wrong net — the net they're supposed to be defending.

By John Donovan

Plus other fun facts about what it entails to host the World Cup.

By John Donovan

How did this football club, initially composed mainly of Germans and Brits, become the repository of the hopes and dreams of an independent Catalan nation? And what would happen to the club if Catalan seceded from Spain?

By Dave Roos

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It was da bomb in the '90s, stone-cold dead in the 2000s and may just be poised for a comeback. But why?

By Dave Roos

How — and why — do martial arts practitioners bust those boards without hurting themselves?

By Oisin Curran

A story about a superhero, a rocket bike and a 40-year mystery that probably won't be solved.

By Julia Layton

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This year, on the last Monday in May, people will chase an 8-pound cheese down an absurdly steep hill in England. And it looks really fun.

By Julia Layton

There’s a new sport sweeping (or rolling across) the U.S.: bubble soccer. It gives a whole new meaning to the term bubble wrap.

By Karen Kirkpatrick

Study shows former college athletes report greater levels of well-being than nonathletes, except financially.

By Dave Roos

Some blame it on the spectators themselves, others on the railing heights.

By Alison Cooper

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Despite what team owners may say, the payment makes more sense psychologically than economically.

By Dave Roos

OK, fine. Referees and umpires are human beings who make human mistakes. But why do they always have to make their human mistakes against our team? Here are 10 bad sports calls we're still debating.

By Dave Roos

From the start of professional sports, there have been scandals, but some remain in the public consciousness more than others. Here are 10 we can't forget.

By Becky Striepe

When it comes to human-powered transportation, you can't beat a skateboard for cool points. Learn more about these 5 tips for your first time on a skateboard.

By Megan Cohen, Planet Green

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Just about every sports league has some sort of deal where you can watch live events on your phone, tablet, PC or TV. What's so great about being able to watch sports everywhere you go?

By Jonathan Strickland

Exercise is important for our health, but are all sports created equal when it comes to the physical benefits? And what about the biggest advantage of all -- staying alive?

By Melissa Sandoval

Can you name Canada’s two official sports? How about the second most popular sport in the United States? We can tell you. Your teammates are going to be dazzled by your newfound trivia.

Sports like skateboarding and BMX have been evolving since the first skateboards hit the streets in the 1970s. The latest invention: extreme sitting. What does it take to turn a wheelchair into an extreme sport?

By Charles W. Bryant

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A hot dog eating contest that takes place on Coney Island each summer routinely makes headlines in papers across the country. See pictures of this and other competitive eating contests.

The marathon used to be the pinnacle of endurance sports. But today, it takes a backseat to an even more daunting endeavor: a multisport trial so difficult that anyone who manages to complete it will be known as an Ironman.

By Ed Grabianowski