Jonathan Nicola, who hails from South Sudan, has been posing as a 17-year-old basketball prodigy for the past six months and living with his coach.
For the first time in nearly a century, the Summer Games will feature rugby—and in a fast-paced, fan-friendly, seven-player format that has the tiny nation of Fiji aiming for its first-ever gold medal.
The idea has been criticized, but Colin Wood doesn't see any reason why disabled fighters should be given fewer opportunities than non-disabled fighters.
A federal appellate court upheld the NFL concussion settlement over objections that the deal doesn't do enough to cover CTE. Are former players with the disease out of luck?
VICE heads to the Bronx Wrestling Federation to meet former fighter John Torres, who now documents the theatrical Mexican-style wrestling matches as a filmmaker.
Javier Baez was a prodigy, and one of the most vaunted prospects in baseball. And then, in a hail of strikeouts, he wasn't. Now it's time to see what's next.
Together, Matt Brown, a paraplegic, and Lucas Carr, an Army Ranger and firefighter, have been running the Boston Marathon for years.
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.