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.

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.

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

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?

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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?

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?

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?

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.

Sailing began as a way to explore the world but has since become a popular recreational activity. So why should you never whistle onboard a sailboat?

Tuna throwing, tomato tossing, toe wrestling -- these are sports? The spirit of competition can cause people to make a sport out of just about anything. The inspiration can come from anywhere. Learn about 9 odd sporting events from around the world.

Extreme eating contests are more popular than ever as competitors battle for top prize money. Learn about 9 of the most popular record-setting eaters, including the Locust, the Tsunami, and the Black Widow.