Sports

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.

11 World Cup Heroes Who Weren't Full-Time Professional Players

Nick Greene

The 5 Different Linguistic Styles of Exciting Goal Calls

Arika Okrent

Hearing hundreds of goals called, one right after the other, by excited announcers from various countries, can really make you notice the international differences in goal announcing style.

Q&A: Philip Pritchard, the Keeper of the Stanley Cup

Erin McCarthy

When he’s not squiring the Cup around, Philip Pritchard is the Vice President and Curator of the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto.

The Dog Who Saved the World Cup for England

Ethan Trex

Although England's Geoff Hurst booted four goals to lead the home team to victory, the real hero of the 1966 World Cup was an English pooch named Pickles.

Sir Barton: How the First Triple Crown Winner Wound Up in the Army

Ethan Trex

The strange life of the first horse to win the Derby, Preakness, and Belmont.

On This Date in 1974, Cleveland's "Ten Cent Beer Night" Went Horribly Wrong

Jason Plautz

“There was no question that beer played a great part in the affair.”

22 Things You Might Not Know About the Stanley Cup

Sean Hutchinson

Who is this Lord Stanley anyway?

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