In 2002, Mike Veeck, a minor league baseball owner with a knack for bizarre promotions, decided to set the record for lowest attendance – and bar fans from entering the stadium.
When fans place a bet, it motivates them to watch a sport and root for a team they might otherwise have little interest in.
Before a helicopter crash brought about their tragic deaths, Kobe Bryant's daughter Gianna aspired to carry on his legacy as a pro basketball champion.
Incidents of racism have risen sharply but football institutions are failing to address the issue properly
From Super Bowl ads to Netflix documentaries, the complicated issues of criminal justice are portrayed in simplistic and highly political ways.
While segregation was a shameful period in baseball history, the Negro Leagues were a resounding success and an immense source of pride for black America.
Whether it's global conflicts or communities in trouble, the solutions to peace and prosperity aren't only found by government. Sports, too, can bring about much-needed change.
Would you rather lounge in front of your TV than sweat in the gym? Your distant ancestors may well be (a little) responsible for your lack of motivation.
The cost and the hassles involved can stand in the way of kids joining teams and taking part in organized activities. So can cultural barriers.
Attempts to disrupt or challenge normative, sporty masculinity has been met by outrage by those who cannot see nor hear the tribalism and male privilege of masculinized spaces like locker rooms.
The marathons in next year's Tokyo Olympics have been moved to Sapporo, because of concerns around Tokyo's extreme heat. The move, though controversial, will reduce risks to the athletes' health.
A data scholar explains why playing at home doesn't provide the boost that it once did.
Up until the 1919 Black Sox Scandal, gambling and baseball had a marriage of convenience. A century later, gambling is again being seen as a solution to the sport's woes.
In baseball, a pitcher can throw a ball that seems to curve away just as it crosses the plate. How do they do it? It's all about aerodynamics.
Research shows meaningful and accessible activity like sports and arts may have significant impacts for homeless youth or youth at risk of homelessness.
Simone Biles enters the 2019 World Gymnastics Championships already with the most all-around gold medals ever. The greatest of all time, she has changed the sport forever.
A new project for Detroit middle and high schoolers combines athletics and mathematical concepts.
Organized sports can foster positive development in children. However, the competitive nature of youth hockey produces a pressure-to-win environment, where personal development is pushed to the side.
Women's football has made great strides, but when it comes it comes to media coverage, governance or funding, female athletes still suffer greatly from gender bias.
Offering unpaid positions for what should be a paid job is against the law in Australia. What should graduates do then if they're looking to get a foot in the employment door?