Fightland visits the POW Team in San Diego to learn how US Army veteran Todd Vance is using MMA to help rehabilitate returning combat veterans who suffer from PTSD.
Yasmani Tomas will likely sign the biggest MLB contract of any Cuban exile ever, but if his legend holds up, he'll soon be worth much more.
The history of transgender athletes tells us the US and the world still have a long way to go before they achieve true equality.
In a sport with no shortage of muscle but a notable dearth of flesh, the crop top provides a flash of surreal humanity.
The UN and IOC have a bizarre relationship that goes a long way toward explaining why neither one of them does much of anything to realize their ideals.
The government is cracking down on fans in what many believe is a campaign of revenge led by the state security forces that dominated Egypt before the revolution.
From the hundred spectators on the Borgo Maggiore sports field, to Wembley's 90,000, Aldo Simoncini's life is a paradox. You've probably never heard of him before but his career in soccer is a striking example of human endurance.
Boxing, speed garage, racial tensions, and the collapse of the industrial heartlands—for a few years in the late 90s, all that and more was wrapped up in one of the most dazzling assholes on earth.
NFL Blitz's gameplay started with the words "Deadly long-range passes. Linebackers without conscience. A wretched assault on the senses of fair play. No refs, no rules, no mercy." This is the story of the most violent football game ever made.
The NCAA continues to profit off athletes without providing adequate health insurance. Will new conference rules change anything?
Every first Friday of the month, wrestlers come to Oakland, California, from all over the West Coast to brawl for a raucous 21-and-over crowd.
The "LeBron Effect" isn't total bullshit, but economists agree that the impact of sports on local economies is vastly overstated by politicians looking to score points.
Three hours before the Minnesota Vikings and the Washington NFL team were set to kick off Sunday at the University of Minnesota's TCF Bank Stadium, nearly 5,000 people assembled for a protest march against Washington's racist team name.
The Magic Johnson of Montana rezball died last month in a car accident, but the stories of his greatness will endure.
The legendary football coach is one of America's defining symbols of authority, but the man doesn't match the myth.
On October 30, 1974, the world watched in fear as Muhammad Ali attempted to win his title back from George Foreman. Forty years later, we look back at a once-in-a-lifetime event.
Sophisticated players with algorithms and spreadsheets that rival stock-market day traders are laughing in their man caves, minting money thanks to Daily Fantasy Sports.
At a Sunday gathering of the Hooligans Against Salafists, fans overturned a riot van and 44 police officers were injured in the ensuing violence.
The story most people hear is that the NFL concussion settlement is a historic victory for the players, but the facts show that the league is pulling off a historic con.
Last week, undercover agents from the Department of Homeland Security entered a tiny boutique lingerie store in Kansas City because it was allegedly selling illegal cotton panties.
A professor in Las Vegas is taking the mental health of athletes away from sports psychologists and developing a whole new approach.
Step 1: Find a vulnerable athlete. Step 2: Bet a soft line in the illegal sports gambling underworld. Step 3: Hope no one notices.
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All FanPay wants to do is pay college athletes for graduating, but the "athletics compliance community" is trying to shut them down.