Sports

The "Disgrace of Gijón": The Most Controversial Match In World Cup History

Nick Greene

It's the reason all final group games are played simultaneously.

12 Memorable Biting Incidents in Sports History

Bud Shaw

In the pantheon of all-time sporting biters, Luis Suarez may be the king. Here are 12 other examples to chew on.

The Strangest Soccer Match Ever Played

Dan Lewis

For some inexplicable reason, Shell Caribbean Cup organizers decided that extra time goals would be worth two goals in 1994.

The Barnum of Baseball

Lucas Reilly

From 1960 to 1980, the Athletics were owned by an eccentric self-made millionaire with no shortage of big, bad, amusing ideas. Mule ride, anyone?

10 World Cup-Inspired Cocktails

Rebecca OConnell

Good news for your next World Cup party: The Travelling Gin Company whipped up 32 cocktails for the 32 countries competing.

Physics, the World Cup, and Bouncy Balls

Chris Higgins

How a Deaf-Blind Person Watches the World Cup

Arika Okrent

How Do Soccer Referees Determine Stoppage Time?

Nick Greene

Toward the end of each half of a soccer match, the fourth official on the sideline hoists an illuminated sign over his or her head that displays a number.

Who Is Larry O'Brien?

Ethan Trex

The Spurs are your NBA champions. Who's that guy whose name is on the trophy?

10 Demands Made by World Cup Teams

Erik van Rheenen

Brazilian hotels had to make some unusual concessions to accommodate the players.

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