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.
Chocolate has always been an elite brand, so we jumped at the opportunity to do a "20 Years of Chocolate" episode. It gave us a chance to tap a lot of skaters that have never been featured on the show before, and its an honor just to ride in Chocolate's w…
All FanPay wants to do is pay college athletes for graduating, but the "athletics compliance community" is trying to shut them down.
Sabermetrics—the science of baseball stats—has been transformed from a public intellectual debate into a business like any other.
The 56-year-old former sport bureaucrat is running for the head of the much-maligned international soccer body in order to rehabilitate its terrible public image.
Ever since becoming a college football demigod, the Florida State quarterback's off-the-field life has been defined by the privileges the NCAA can both grant and deny.
The old adage "skateboarding saved my life" rings especially true with former pro skater Jim Bates, who has dealt with clinical depression his entire life. Recently, Jim wrote and illustrated a children's book called The Boy Who Skated with Dragons…
Victor X, formerly known as Victor Ebubedike, was a running back in the NFL's World League of of American Football but never played a down in the US.
Gerald Willhite was once an unbreakable running back for the Denver Broncos, but his post-football life is a mess of lost memories and fading health.
Bruce Lee sent a generation of children running to martial-arts classes. Forty years later, MMA champions rise and fall according to his principles.