Sports

Why Do We Sing the National Anthem at Sporting Events?

Matt Soniak

On the night of September 13, 1814, Francis Scott Key, an American lawyer and amateur poet, accompanied American Prisoner Exchange Agent Colonel John Stuart Skinner to negotiate a prisoner release wit

If They Build It: 9 Other Sports Facilities by the Architects of Camden Yards

Scott Allen

In 1983, Chris Carver, Ron Labinski, Joe Spear, and Dennis Wellner founded the first architecture firm dedicated exclusively to the design of sports facilities.

Where Are They Now? High School Kids Immortalized By Sports Illustrated

Scott Allen

Bryce Harper made news last week when the 16-year-old from Las Vegas became the first high school baseball player to be featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated in 20 years.

Calvinball, Quidditch and other fictional sports you can play

Chris Higgins

Authors love to make up games for their fictional worlds -- but these games are typically unplayable in the real world.

10 Brilliant (Or Puzzling) Baseball Stadium Promotions

Ethan Trex

For many fans, the promise of a great game is plenty of enticement for a pilgrimage to see their local Major League Baseball team play.

Kerouac's Fantasy Baseball Obsession

Chris Higgins

So this is surprising: beat writer Jack Kerouac was way into fantasy baseball, and invented a detailed fantasy baseball game which he played -- by himself -- unbeknownst to his friends and colleagues

Lunchtime Quiz: Baseball Brainteasers

Jason Plautz

Baseball's rules can be quite quirky and difficult to figure out.

8 Sports-Related April Fools' Day Hoaxes

Scott Allen

Last February, Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Brett Myers devised a plan to fool teammate Kyle Kendrick into thinking that he had been traded to Japan for a player named Kobayashi.

The Two-handed Bowl and other Revolutionary Sports Techniques

Ethan Trex

We'll always remember the first time we saw sports' greatest stars pull off their signature tricks, like Michael Jordan dunking or Wayne Gretzky making a seemingly impossible shot.

Aimee Mullins's Awesome Legs

Chris Higgins

Aimee Mullins is an athlete, fashion model, and actor.

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