Games popularized in parks, schoolyards, and novels – including dodgeball, foosball, Quidditch, and kickball – all now have international professional sports leagues.
Two college coaches decided they wanted to send a national message: Their sport is not defined by the misdeeds of one man but by the strength of athletes who refuse to be defined by the abuses they suffered.
For decades, professional black athletes have used their public platform to voice issues of social injustice. NFL players kneeling during the national anthem is the latest iteration of this kind of protest. An AP survey reveals many players have experienced racial profiling firsthand.
After years of protests denouncing the caricature as racist and under pressure from the baseball commissioner, the Cleveland Indians will no longer sport the logo starting with the 2019 season.
The former 49er walked away from a promising football career after one year because of concerns over head injuries. Now he helps military veterans and other football players deal with the challenges they share reintegrating into society.
As a young girl, Lhakpa Sherpa would bring gear to Everest base camps, despite women being discouraged from climbing. 'I wanted to show that a woman can do men's jobs.... I climb for all women,' she says.
UMBC became a household acronym after its win over the University of Virginia last Friday in the biggest upset in college basketball history. 'I think we give hope to ... people that feel like they are underdogs in their life,' senior guard K.J. Maura said.
The Cleveland Indians will no longer display 'Chief Wahoo' on team uniforms or in their home stadium starting in 2019. But fans will still be allowed to buy and wear the logo, stirring a long-simmering debate over the use of Native American sports mascots.
A staff member puts contact gel on the cap of a competitor during a Brain-Computer Interface controlled robot contest at the World Robot Conference in Beijing on Aug. 17.
The Houston Astros won the last game of the World Series 5-1 against the Los Angeles Dodgers to become World Champions for the first time since the franchise was created in 1962.
Syria's national soccer team prepares for a round of playoff games determining who will participate in the World Cup, which would be a first for the country.
The NCAA approved a new rule restricting teams to one practice with full contact per day, following a trend already present in most college football programs.
The women's US soccer coach led the team to gold at the 1996 Atlanta Games and then the '99 World Cup crown, igniting a passion for US soccer and women's sports never seen before.