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.
The FXFL is a brand-new minor league football project with designs on becoming the NFL's feeder system. It's everything you'd expect it to be.
In my years as a British fighter in Bangkok, I saw fixed matches, gambling debts and child exploitation.
Ever wondered who might be the smartest, toughest person in the world? Chances are you'll find them at a chessboxing tournament.
A jury convicted Ched Evans of rape in April 2012, and questions about whether he should be permitted return to professional soccer have divided the UK.
The NCAA began testing for marijuana based on faulty logic and has continued to do so despite all the evidence that says pot might actually help athletes recover from injuries.
All too often, the media focuses on individual players when the stories are actually about larger issues of justice, accountability, and power within communities.
Two years ago the group could barely skate. Now they have a realistic chance of making the Olympics. How did that happen?
This week the world of combat sports was shaken by a troubling video of a pair of marsupials fighting each other on the streets of Australia with uncommon brutality and surprisingly sophisticated techniques.
Players now make so much money that fixing games—once a supposedly common occurrence—is too expensive to be profitable.
The editors are holding their ground against what they say is a racist slur.
The monthlong campaign that paints everything from player's shoes to fields to penalty flags pink doesn't actually result in a single dollar donated to breast cancer research. Yup, not a penny.
Fightland visits Hawaii to meet surfer-turned-fighter Dustin Barca, who is running for mayor of Kauai and has made it his mission to kick notorious biotech corporations like Monsanto off the islands.
Football chaplains and those affected by the game's violence discuss how Christianity's defining figure would view the sport America has come to love.
The force responsible for "protecting the shield" will do so by any means necessary—including investigating the personal lives of the league's players.
Since 2009, almost $2 million has been reported stolen or embezzled from 37 Little Leagues around the country. What's happening to all that money?
Chelsea is depressingly great, the Scottish league is surprisingly competitive, and a couple managers could stand to be fired.
Following a hiring binge of analytics-minded staff in the NHL, hockey's culture of violent masculinity might be on the verge of a game-changing shift.
Liverpool is one of the richest sports teams in the world, but to make themselves even richer, the team set loose urban decay on their neighbors.