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.
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.
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.
You might only win $4,000 if you take first place at this Masters tournament, but rest assured, professional miniature golf is real.
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.
With the Zika virus flourishing, some are calling for the cancellation of the Rio Olympics. But how feasible is this, really?
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.
Miniature golf is a classic family outing and beach vacation tradition. It's almost like a cartoon version of regular golf. Who would come up with such an idea?
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.
The cost of hosting the Olympic Games has risen astronomically, but some cities are willing to foot the bill in exchange for increased tourism and better infrastructure. But what happens when it doesn't pay off? Here are 10 cautionary tales.
Baseball: It seems so deceptively simple. And then you try to explain it to someone who's not familiar with the game. And then you get even crazier and start ranting about the fourth out in a sport that's supposed to have only three.
Jackie Robinson is rightfully lauded for breaking Major League Baseball's color barrier in 1947. But there were many unsung players who paved the way for Robinson's momentous breakthrough.
Who's on first? And how did he get there? Believe it or not, there are dozens of ways for baseball players to get to first base.
Baseball is a game of inches, and umpires hold the tape measure. Sometimes they succeed, other times not. When they don't, it's not hyperbole to say that umpires are perhaps the most vilified people in sports.
Don't feel frustrated if you find the infield fly rule tricky to figure out. Even umpires sometimes get confused by it. Here's why.
Sometimes in baseball you have to think beyond the blast. It's a game of tactics, and occasionally a bunt -- dropping the ball short and slow, right where it will give the infield fits and maybe score the runner on third -- wins games.
This is one of those rituals with a dozen different "surefire" recipes. We'll look at what really works – and what's only half-baked – when it comes to breaking in a baseball glove.
How Much Water Is There on Earth?
July 9, 2020