Sports

What's With the Uniforms? The Stories Behind the AFL Throwbacks

Scott Allen

The eight charter members of the American Football League are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the league's launch by wearing throwback uniforms for select NFL games this season.

8 Franchise Relocations That Fell Through

Ethan Trex

On Tuesday night, ESPN aired Barry Levinson's The Band that Wouldn't Die, the second installment of its 30 for 30 documentary series.

6 Theories on the Origin of the Bullpen

David K. Israel

No one really knows where the term bullpen comes from, and no one theory has enough compelling evidence to support or refute the origin.

If You Blow Up Disco Records, They Will Come: Memorable Sports Promotions

Bud Shaw

Long live sports promotions, those marketing brainstorms that gave us Ted Turner riding an ostrich around Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium and, on another occasion, pushing a baseball on hands and knees

The Only 4 Hawaiians ever to make the MLB All-Star Team

David K. Israel

When the Phillies' Shane Victorino received a record 15.6 million fan votes last week, he beat out the Giants' Pablo Sandoval for the last spot on the National League All-Star Team.

19 Unusual Sports Injuries (Including 'Too Much GameBoy')

Ethan Trex

Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Ryan Dempster just hit the disabled list with a fractured big right toe he suffered while trying to hurdle the dugout railing to go celebrate a Cubs win.

10 Sports Terms Named for People

Ethan Trex

Convinced that you might not have what it takes to make a sport's Hall of Fame? That doesn't mean your name can't live on forever in the game's lore.

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.

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