With Van Halen back in the spotlight thanks to their new live album and forthcoming tour, we take a look at what makes Diamond Dave's kicks, splits, and mic stand-wiedling samurai skills so special.
Extremus is the brainchild of two friends with a shared love for concocting the most intense physical challenges possible. What possesses people to do this?
It's a gift (to rich people) that keeps on taking (from taxpayers), and there's nothing anyone can do about it.
There was a loud crack, then the room fell silent. I tried to pull my arm back into my lap, but it was moving in ways an arm is not supposed to move.
Fans should not hate players for seeking the best contract possible, so why do they? We got experts to speak out on this bizarre sports paradox.
Mallakhamb is an ancient and insanely athletic version of yoga practiced atop wooden poles and suspended from hanging silks.
In my search for a date, I had only two requirements: Do you enjoy wrestling enough to watch it for hours with a strange woman? Do you have a pulse?
From March Madness to bowl games, big-time college sports are awash in public subsidies and tax breaks. Why are taxpayers helping to foot the bill?
VICE Sports sat down with the real-life action hero to talk about his experience climbing the world's most famous waterfall, how climate change is threatening his sport, and how he plans to use his skills to help researchers get some answers.
ESPN sports business reporter Darren Rovell doesn't think college athletes deserve to be paid, so we got an economist to explain why he's dead wrong.
The jiu-jitsu champion is "all business" on the mat, but at home she's just a little girl who likes to play Minecraft.
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.