It wouldn't be Serbia's annual soccer face-off without the usual displays of violence, would it?
Mary Lynn Blanks was former FIFA Executive Committee member Chuck Blazer's girlfriend and confidant. She witnessed part of his rise to prominence, and then his stunning, and disgraceful fall that led to FIFA's reckoning.
In 2003, Kobe Bryant was charged with sexual assault, an event that was supposed to destroy his career. It didn't. If his accuser were to make those claims now, would more people believe her?
MLS officials are often criticized for their inconsistency and giving too many red cards. But a behind-the-scenes look shows it's not that simple.
The spending of Major League Baseball teams isn't reasonable, at the preseason scale or even for the big league games. But if you're being reasonable about sports, you're doing it wrong.
By siphoning government money away from social services and encouraging violent police "pacification" of poor favelas, Rio's upcoming Summer Olympics may make life even tougher for homeless children.
Chinese Super League clubs went on a spending spree in January. Is this just a fad, or is there a new big money league in the game?
The Japanese-American artist has lived a wild, widescreen American life. He chose California's archetypal orange crate art and baseball as his ways to tell that story.
It can be hard to keep up with all the horrific new stunt-foods introduced in MLB ballparks every year. So we didn't, and wrote about imaginary ones instead.
After last year's amazing run, Jordan Spieth booked himself a busy travel schedule. Is his recent lackluster play the product of exhaustion—or something else?
All year long, Connecticut dominated women's basketball in unprecedented fashion. On Tuesday against Syracuse, Geno Auriemma's team, led by Breanna Stewart, capped their reign with another title. The tension was in how, not if.
I took the high-intensity spin class that promises to change your life as well as your body.
Then we brew up different flavors of kombucha with MUNCHIES and Noisey explains why New York's iconic Magic Shop recording studio had to shut its doors.
There is only one lucha libre wrestling school in Washington state—and its luchadores are lobbying the government to make their sport more accessible.
The hour-long yoga class was one of the most physically draining yet strangely rejuvenating experiences I have ever had—kind of like a mini mushroom trip.
Soccer is effectively banned in areas controlled by the Islamic State group. Nevertheless, the sport survives among defiant locals—and even some foreign jihadis.
The NCAA's rules governing amateurism are disproportionately costing black football and men's basketball players, and benefiting white stakeholders by as much as $2 billion a year.
The NCAA men's championship game is a throwback to the glory years of March Madness decades ago and a reflection of the sport's ongoing renaissance.
Then MUNCHIES explains why a New Orleans gay bar changed its clothing-optional rule, and Motherboard investigates a new startup that's helping people identify counterfeit drugs in Pakistan.
After winning 900 games over the course of 40 years and taking number ten seed Syracuse to the NCAA Tournament's Final Four, there's something to be said for his perpetual dourness.
Since Nick Blackwell was put into a medically-induced coma after his middleweight title fight with Chris Eubank Jr., the health risks of boxing have been back in the headlines.
We spoke to Ruqsana Begum, Britain's current Muay Thai kickboxing champion, about encouraging a new generation of sporting sisters.
John Gagliardi built an unconventional Division III powerhouse at Minnesota's St. John's. Finally, some of his revolutionary ideas seem to be trickling up.
The little known history of how two unlikely women introduced the Chinese martial art of tai chi to the world.