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! It's the Fast-growing Sport With the Funny Name

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

How the Triple-Double Works

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

Pillow Fighting Isn't Just Child's Play, It's a Real Sport

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

Taekwondo: The 'Sport' of Mastering Self-Control

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

When Scoring a World Cup Goal Backfires

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.

It's a Lot Easier to Hold the World Cup in a Dictatorship

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

How Soccer Powerhouse FC Barcelona Became a Symbol of Catalan Pride

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?

What the Heck Happened to Rollerblading?

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

How Board Breaking Works

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

The Human Fly, or the Daredevil Who Made Evel Knievel Seem Sane

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

Cheese Rolling Is No Joke. But It's Still Pretty Funny.

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.

Get Your Bubble On. No, Really.

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.

Former Jocks Report Happier Lives (Unless They Played Basketball or Football)

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

Cybathlon, a Global Bionics Competition, Debuts This October

The first-ever Cybathlon will showcase disabled competitors using state-of-the-art assistive robotic technology, from neuroproestheses to wearable exoskeletons.

Why Some Fans Fall to Their Deaths in America's Sports Arenas

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

The Real Reason Cities (Make That Taxpayers) Finance Sports Stadiums

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

10 Worst Calls in Sports History

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.

Say it Ain't So, Joe: 10 Infamous Sports Cheating Scandals

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.

5 Tips for your First Time on a Skateboard

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.

What are the benefits to watching sporting events via live streaming?

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?

Which athletes live the longest?

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?

Sport Pictures

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.

How do you do a back flip in a wheelchair?

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?

Competitive Eating Pictures

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.