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.
Why Do So Many Women’s Sports Still Incorporate Skirts?
Why Aren't There More Asian-Americans in Pro Team Sports?
5 Reasons to Join a Sports Club
10 Funny Intramural Team Names
10 Tips for Semi-pro Football Tryouts
5 Tips for Finding the Right Tennis Club
A Parent's Guide to Coaching Pop Warner Football
10 Surprising Pop Warner Players
5 Tips for Coaching Pop Warner Cheerleading
Everyone Is Going Bananas for the Savannah Bananas
Aaron Judge Breaks American League Home Run Record
Robot Umps Will be Calling Pitches at Future MLB Games
Late-night Tweeting Can Hurt NBA Players' Performance, Study Shows
Do men really schedule their vasectomies during March Madness?
Is there a science to bracketology?
Puffy Guardian Caps Could Reduce NFL Player Concussions
What Are the Costs of Canceling College Football?
Male Cheerleaders to Perform in Super Bowl for First Time Ever
What Is the Hosel on a Golf Club?
Why Do Golf Balls Have Dimples?
What Are the Odds of a Hole-In-One?
How the Ultimate Fighting Championship Works
What Does a Boxing Promoter Do?
How Boxing Works
Tech Team Keeps 2020 Paralympians in the Medal Race
Why the Paralympic Games Might Be Better Than the Olympics
Why Some Olympic Sports Are Still Open Only to Men or Only to Women
The Stanley Cup Trophy Has a Long and Quirky History
Who Is the World's Strongest Man?
12 Striking Facts About Bowling
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The squeak of the shoes the roar of the coach the jab of the elbow! To many of us basketball is the American pastime. Whether you're just getting into the sport or you're a fan looking for a refresher our primer will bring you up to speed.
By Kevin Bonsor
Splat! You're hit -- covered in brightly colored paint. Who shot you? Your friend, who was tracking you silently from tree to tree. Who came up with this game, sport or phenomenon we call paintball? Many trace its origins to military training -- are they right?
When Mark McGwire hits a home run, the distance the ball traveled is always announced on the scoreboard and on television a few seconds later. How do they know how far the ball traveled, and what techniques do they use to figure it out?
When every fraction of a second counts, a false start can completely change the outcome of a race. How are officials quick enough detect a false start?
Baseball fields often have checkerboards and other patterns mowed into them. How can I create the same effect with my lawn?
Ballparks are just as trendy as clothes and hairstyles. Today, a new trend in stadiums has led to the demolition of the Kingdome and the likely demise of the Astrodome. The latest trend in sports stadiums is the retractable-roof stadium.
The pole vault originated in Europe where men used the pole to cross canals filled with water. In this article we will learn a little bit about the history of pole vaulting and then explore the physics of the sport.
By Karim Nice
If you have been watching competitive fencing at the Olympics or in a college match, you know that fencing is an unusual sport, and it uses some very interesting equipment for scoring! Learn the ins and outs of different types of swordsmanship!
It seems as if hardly a day passes without a sports star being busted for using performance-enhancing drugs. Even with the sophisticated random and mandatory drug testing in most sports, a lot of athletes still think taking them is worth the risk. Why is that and how do these drugs really work?
If you didn't grow up tossing a baseball around, you may wonder how that amazing curveball is thrown. This article explains how it works and how to throw one yourself.
Have you ever been ice skating in Florida? How do they keep the ice from melting? And how do they get the lines and the logos into the ice for a hockey game?
Sixteen major league perfect games have been pitched in the entire history of baseball. What's a pitcher's definition of perfection?
Advancements in technology allow the home viewer to see all kinds of information that the fan in the stadium can't see. Learn how do the broadcast stations superimpose the first-down line on the football playing field.
The things people do on ice rinks are so spectacular we sometimes forget how remarkable ice rinks themselves are. Maintaining a proper ice rink is a real feat of engineering. Get a behind the scenes look at this very cool technology.
By Melissa Russell-Ausley
Almost every Major League Baseball player was groomed in the Minor League. Go behind the scenes with the Durham Bulls to find out all about the Minors!