With the Rio de Janeiro Olympics fast approaching, many capoeira devotees believe their sport, and the Afro-Brazilian heritage it represents, deserves an even bigger audience.
The story of why a man who technically does not exist at his alma mater, at least according to the NCAA, somehow remains a lure and a legend unlike any other.
We spoke with a Grandmaster of Wu Tang about the system's relationship to the hip-hop group, and the core philosophies behind this unique lineage of Chinese martial arts.
San Francisco has always had a unique relationship with its homeless population. The arrival of "Super Bowl City" has only complicated things.
In the wake of last year's ISIS suicide bombing outside the Stade de France in Paris, a Super Bowl terror attack is no longer unthinkable. How will officials secure the game?
Hosting the NFL's "Super Bowl City" theme park has meant displacement, discontent, and expense for San Francisco. In a city with problems, it's a gamble.
Baltimore Ravens running back Justin Forsett has assembled a coalition of 22 players including Marshawn Lynch, Steve Smith, and Haloti Ngata to donate $100,000 worth of supplies to relief efforts.
In Kenya's poorest province, the Kisumu Roller Skating Club is training kids as in-line skaters. For Kisumu's kids, it's a way to escape, in more ways than one.
If the Montreal Expos ever returned, what kind of city would they be playing in?
College sports offer kids an opportunity to live a dream. They also force upon those kids a series of harsh non-choices that, when taken together, are nightmarish.
Zinedine Zidane's journey to the top of world soccer began in Marseille's La Castellane neighborhood. Our reporter learns that the drug trade is endangering the same place he grew up.
On January 26, 1960, Danny Heater scored more points in a high school game than anybody, ever. But there was more to it than 135 points.
Mikaela Shiffrin's rise as one of skiing's brightest young stars has showed no sign of slowing since her gold-medal performance at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. Now she faces the first major setback of her career, a significant injury.
Today you can find pool halls in Manila's restaurants, its schools, and even its slums. But the country's biggest stars are nowhere to be seen.
When a colossal swell hits Maui, big wave surfers heed the call.
Emmett Peixoto is a star on the professional handball tour. He's also a recovering alcoholic who hasn't had a drink in ten years, and a singer-songwriter with three CDs of rock ballads on iTunes.
Tracing the story of New York City's fabled street fighting style.
Are there problems with BuzzFeed's analysis of 15 suspected match-fixers? Internet sleuths have uncovered the players' names, and now they're wondering if the players should be suspects at all.
Aside from the fact that, theoretically, you only need to bribe one person.
When Austin Kemp's football career derailed due to a life-changing injury, nothing helped. Until he found After The Impact.
The St. Louis Rams are moving back to Los Angeles, and either the San Diego Chargers or the Oakland Raiders may eventually join them. We evaluate what happened—and what happens next.
In 2011, two Canadian goofballs created a NFL pregame show built around conspiracies and a sprawling cast of characters. For a few years, they got away with it.
Has the Ronda Rousey backlash changed the way that female martial artists conduct themselves in the press? We take a look at recent interviews with Sara McMann and Holly Holm to see what has changed.
The league has no one to blame but itself.