Sports

Predict Your Kid's Athletic Future (With Science!)

Jill Harness

Parents always wonder what their kid's future will be, but when it comes to potential athletic success, DNA carries some telltale signs.

11 Reasons Athletes Change Their Names

Jason Plautz

Lakers star Ron Artest made waves this summer when he announce he was changing his name to Metta World Peace.

The Strangest Soccer Match Ever Played

Dan Lewis

Dan Lewis runs the popular daily newsletter Now I Know (“Learn Something New Every Day, By Email”).

The Grand Slam Single and Other Home Runs That Didn't Count

Jason Plautz

After Nelson Cruz’s dramatic walk-off grand slam on Monday, there’s been a lot of talk about whether or not it was really the first walk-off slam in postseason history.

5 Odd Balls

David K. Israel

Sure, you know your footballs, baseballs, tennis balls and basketballs. But what about the lesser-known balls? Let's take a closer look at some, er, odd balls now. 1. Jai Alai

Wild Wednesday

David K. Israel

Last night was one of those nights when you're thankful for the new-ish MLB TV, which allowed me to watch all three extra-inning games simultaneously.

Puzzle-Master Will Shortz on Table Tennis

Chris Higgins

I've been hearing Will Shortz on NPR for years, doing the Sunday puzzle.

How The Los Angeles Dodgers Helped to Snuff Out Communism

David K. Israel

2011 has been a difficult year for the Los Angeles Dodgers. With the owners going through a messy divorce (who gets the house?

11 Prominent Authors Who Excelled in Sports

Conor McKeon

Some of the most important literary figures of the last century had previously made a name for themselves in athletics.

Marvin Gaye, Detroit Lions Wide Receiver?

Jason Plautz

We’ve heard plenty (probably too many) athletes try to become musicians. But what happens when it goes the other

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