"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."
Some people take the games a little too seriously, and sports figures have long been in the crosshairs of their most crazed fans. The FBI knows this well.
Bryce Charpentier started out an unlikely, California-bred hockey tough guy, but a quiet painkiller addiction led him down a tragic and unbelievable path.
The Elfstedentocht is a grueling, 124-mile ice skating race beloved by the people of Holland. Global warming is already ensuring the tradition's demise.
Dan Edwardes runs a team of parkour experts who are paid to test high-security facilities, some of which they've escaped from in as little as 15 seconds.
He is the bastard child of Rocky Graziano, Paul Sykes, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, and Tyler, The Creator: uncompromising, uncontrollable, and utterly compelling.
India's most prominent young sprinter is fighting for her career after being suspended due to naturally occurring high testosterone levels.
Time is running out in the remarkable career of the Havana Industriales outfielder, who says he'll most likely retire within two years.
The English soccer star was supposed to bring the sport to Miami, but failed stadium proposals have him neck-deep in the all-elbows world of Miami politics.
Breast implants have become a vital component to success in many corners of the women's fitness industry, which is ruled by conflicts of interest.
Twenty-five years ago this month, Tyson fell to the mat in front of a silent crowd in Tokyo. No one knew what to make of the moment. Amid the stories of love, loss, abuse, and betrayal, Mike Tyson's ring career lived and died by his opponent's jab.
MLS's frank assessment of league players is dictating its stance during CBA negotiations, which has led to an impasse in talks.
Driving a NASCAR pace car is supposed to be chill, but the reality is that it involves crashes, stolen cars, and a hypnotist.
After Chelsea fans abused a black man on the Paris Metro, the club needs to face up to the fact that it's been attracting racists from from across Britain for years.
What would you do if you had one week to live out your dream? A legendary amateur soccer team got to answer that question for themselves.
Two of Birmingham's most legendary skaters talk about the Paradise Forum, which has been bulldozed to make way for a couple of office buildings.
Almost thirty years after Street Fighter's first World Warrior tournament the world of mixed martial arts is finally catching up. We recount the techniques and moments that jumped right out of the game and into the Octagon.
The secret duels, conducted by a small number of university fraternities in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, are all that remain of a once widespread practice called Mensur.
An all-female promotion in Thailand is doing its best to appeal to a wide range of male and female fight fans, even if it means instituting a rule that the women must fight with makeup.
Riddell dominates the football-helmet industry, and it seems to be doing so with slick advertising reliant on spotty science.
For decades, one of basketball's most beloved techniques has been under assault by ardent old-schoolers who want the dunk dead and buried.
NFL veteran and ESPN commentator Marcellus Wiley discusses his use of Toradol and the renal failure that he suffered as a result.
Not only did the movie offer one of the first truly successful examples of martial arts comedy, but it introduced zui quan, or drunken style kung fu, to the world.
While becoming a rising star in the pro boxing world, Danny Jacobs developed a tumor on his spine and was told he would never box again. Two years and six fights later, we caught up with the athlete before a major fight.