The death of an expensive and ineffective high school steroid testing program in Texas is just the latest such program to fail in spectacular fashion.
Lester Rodney dared to write about sports from a communist perspective during the red scare. This got him the ire of none other than J. Edgar Hoover.
It's a bit like Fight Club, only in an actual ring surrounded by thousands of people also trying to punch each other in the face.
As the most popular obstacle course race, Tough Mudder is always looking to push the limits of endurance and taste. Have they finally gone too far?
Earlier this month the government in Victoria, Australia, lifted its ban on mixed-martial-arts cage fighting. We went along to see what all the fuss was about.
Can one of the least diverse sports in the world bring in both non-white drivers and fans? NASCAR's future depends on the answer.
Having a top-flight football league is a relatively new for Australia. But we do hooliganism like old pros.
How a small grassroots Muay Thai gym is transforming the lives of young girls in an Isaan village.
Talking to the Mountain Goats's frontman about regional wrestling, the unparalleled mic dominance of Rowdy Roddy Piper, and his new album.
Ben Lecomte has conquered the Atlantic, and now he plans to stroke across the world's largest body of water to raise money for a climate change charity.
Every 50,000 years, the world's 32 most powerful mountains, as chosen by a committee of the four oceans, compete in a no-holds-barred fighting tournament in a ring in the middle of one of the oceans. This is the greatest of all sporting tournaments.
With a reboot coming this summer, we tracked down some of the creators of the original's most fearsome metal contestants.
Last night, Larry Flynt's Hustler Club in Las Vegas celebrated St. Patrick's Day by dropping a wrestling ring in between the its stripping stages and inviting a group of "leprechaun wrestlers" to duke it out.
In this era of big-budget skate videos, Strobeck's lo-fi contributions are a breath of fresh air.
"Why did you just show us your testicles?"
"I'm in the Navy, it's what we do."
Unlike other professional leagues, the salaries of suspended players in MLB go right back to ownership. History shows why this is a terrible idea.
An unprecedented number of challengers to NFL union head DeMaurice Smith say his tenure has been a failure. Are they right?
Bangladeshi bowler Rubel Hossain's success in the ongoing Cricket World Cup made sure that no one in his country wanted to pursue the rape charges against him anymore.
Fighting gamefowl is one of mankind's oldest traditions, but a look inside the world of American cockfighting reveals a culture on the verge of death.
On the verge of retirement, Egil Ellis, the greatest sprint musher of all time, takes one last stab at the world championships.
Tensions between Israel and various Arab nations are spilling over into the world of professional tennis and making for some dangerous situations.
I'm training to annihilate the millennial overlord of digital content at Rolling Stone in a high-stakes game of table tennis.
An inside look at a routine Wednesday evening for Ghanaian super-featherweight champion Abraham Osei-Bonsu.
"Rich conservatives who own a lot of things are also the quickest to crack down on anything that has a hint of danger or violence involved in it."