The 2018 FIFA World Cup
We Watched the World Cup Final in Kylian Mbappé's Hometown
The World Cup's young star was raised in Bondy, a poor suburb north-east of Paris.
This Guy Tattooed an Entire Football Shirt on His Torso
Forty percent of Maurício dos Anjos' body is now covered in the black and red stripes of his team, Flamengo.
Rafael Luis Azevedo
The Twisted and Terrible History of Men Fighting Bears
Kangaroos aren't the only animals who have been forced to face human beings in combat. We take a look at the centuries-old history of men stepping into the ring – or cage – to fight bears.
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Does it Matter Who Presents Match of the Day?
Would it honestly make any difference if the show was anchored by a former Tory MP, or a tiny dog?
Photographing Benny Podda, the Bodybuilder Turned Martial Artist Turned Cave-Dwelling Medicine Man
Photographer Ray Lego recalls sipping hallucinogenic potions, hanging out in the desert, and watching the man drown himself.
Pud Pad Noy Worawoot: The “Golden Leg” of Muay Thai
Feted by kings and statesman, from 1970 to 1975 Pud Pad Noy was the multi-weight daddy of the Muay Thai ring.
How Colombia’s 1994 World Cup Campaign Led To The Murder of Andres Escobar
Having been tipped by some to win the 1994 World Cup, an own goal from Andres Escobar helped to end Colombia’s dream at the group stage. Five days later, he was shot dead in a nightclub parking lot in Medellin.
The Tactical Guide to Chris Weidman vs. Kelvin Gastelum
As he tries to prevent a fourth loss in a row, Chris Weidman's fall from grace is looking increasingly brutal. We assess the skills that made him so good, speculate on his decline, and examine how he matches up with Kelvin Gastelu
Here’s To You, Paul Robinson, Football Loves You More Than You Will Know
The God Illusion
The Cult: Roger Federer
Our society has lost all perspective when it comes to the importance we place on athletes. But with Roger Federer and his godlike tennis, perhaps we're not far off.
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How Social Media Has Become a Tool of Psychological Warfare During the Transfer Window
With Diego Costa flaunting an Atletico Madrid shirt on Instagram this week, it’s clear that social media has become another medium for transfer mind games. So how effective is it?
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How The 2002 World Cup Became The Most Controversial Tournament in Recent Memory
The 2002 World Cup is remembered as the tournament of Ronaldinho, Rivaldo and Ronaldo. However, thanks to referees, the golden goal rule and South Korea, it is also considered one of the most contentious of all time.