Sports are an integral part of our culture and give many of us a reason to cheer and jeer. Learn about the history of sports and how your favorite sports really work.
College sports just wouldn't be the same without those silly costumed humans (and live animals) parading around the sidelines pumping up the fans.
For the first time ever, three men will be cheering professionally for the National Football League. Is breaking this barrier a way to get the NFL some positive press or a sign of changing times?
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.
All Major League Baseball parks extended the protective netting that keeps the most dangerous of foul balls from zipping into the stands. But is it enough to protect fans?
Admit it: You cry every time you watch the parade of athletes in the opening ceremony. We do, too. What other official stuff goes down at this ultimate Olympic gala?
Sports has come a long way for women in the last few decades, but it still have a long way to go.
Twenty-one cities have hosted the Winter Olympics, but many of them may soon be too warm for cold weather games.
The NCAA scrapped the Bowl Championship Series in favor of a playoff system. But does it truly crown a national champion?
Although women freely wear pants or shorts in everyday life, some sport associations still mandate skirts for their female athletes. Is this sexist, due to tradition or both?
Sports fans can be a noisy bunch. Hey, screaming your head off is part of the fun, right? But someone had to come up with 'DEE-FENSE' first. Who was it?
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?
The relationship between pro sports and expression of patriotism, like playing the National Anthem, is a uniquely American phenomenon. And a fairly recent one.
They may want to trade late-night hours on Twitter for some shut-eye to get better game stats, the research suggests.
People don't expect to see Asian-American basketball stars. Or football stars. But why?
But running was way down on the list.
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?
They'll compete in 10 events over two grueling days in Rio next week. Does that make decathletes the ultimate Olympic athletes?
If you look in the backpack of a male gymnast, you just might find a little bear that needs squeezing.
A new study estimates just how many athletes and spectators heading to Brazil will catch the mosquito-borne virus, and it's not what you might expect.
The Olympic flame is supposed to never go out until the games have ended. But hey, accidents happen. Here's what happens after the accidents.
A story about a superhero, a rocket bike and a 40-year mystery that probably won't be solved.
What other sport allows you to fly 30 feet into the air and perform a fliffis?
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.