Sports

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.

6 Athletes (and a Coach) Who Lied About Their Age

Scott Allen

Age fabrication is prevalent in sports, whether the motive is to make an athlete old enough to sign a contract, young enough to be considered an elite prospect, or to meet a minimum or maximum age req

11 Ivy League-Educated Major League Baseball Players

Scott Allen

Baseball has often been described as the thinking man's game. Yogi Berra once said that America's national pastime was 90 percent mental, and the other half physical.

8 Players Banned From Baseball Not Named Pete Rose

Ethan Trex

Alex Rodriguez's recent confession that he used steroids while with the Texas Rangers is being mentioned as one of baseball's biggest scandals ever.

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