The Super Bowl as the only media event where a substantial portion of the U.S. population gathers at the same time to watch the same thing.
Defense, indeed, does win NFL championships. Legendary football coach Paul “Bear” Bryant famously said: “Offense sells tickets. Defense wins championships.”
Mike Tyson was born on June 30th, 1966 in Brownsville, Brooklyn, New York. His real name is Michael Gerard Tyson. He started competing as a professional boxer in 1985 and retired twenty years later in 2005.
Samoans have become the most overrepresented group, per capita, in the NFL. About 180,000 people of Samoans descent live stateside, while another 55,000 live in American Samoa, a U.S. territory.
Along with surfing, climbing and skateboarding, break dancing has been proposed for inclusion at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.
In baseball’s infancy, it was thought of as a boy’s game. But over the course of the 19th century, gambling deepened adult interest in the sport.
Why is German soccer so dominated by players and clubs from the West? And what does this imbalance say about the state of the German reunification?
Babe Ruth’s famous, and controversial, “called shot” home run during Game 3 of the 1932 World Series between the New York Yankees and the Chicago Cubs
English clubs spent £1.24 billion in 2018, even though they just reached 2017 record of £1.4 billion, 2019 window seems to have been an endurance event.
More than 90 percent of corner three-point shots are assisted, while shots above the break are assisted at a rate just above 70 percent.
For elite athletes like professional basketball players, muscle stiffness is not only something that is necessary, you could say it’s their superpower.
It seems that recent changes to the ball are playing a role in the uptick in home runs. Other factors are the climate and advanced analytics.
The Cincinnati Red Stockings became the first professional baseball team in 1869 and went on to win an unprecedented 81 straight games.
Premier League clubs paid £217m in wages to injured players in 2017-2018. So financially, football clubs need to ensure a footballer can actually play.
The Green Bay Packers are the only team with a president instead of an owner. All its money goes back to the community, the fans. A pioneering model.
The Toronto Raptors have won their first NBA title in franchise history, and their star player, Kawhi Leonard, was crowned the most valuable player.
Injuries occur much more frequently than many may realize. A 2014 analysis found that more than 1,750 fans are hurt each year by batted balls at MLB games.
Since sportswriter Henry Chadwick popularized the box score in the 19th century, baseball fans have had a love affair with statistics.
Researchers are working with Chelsea football academy to develop a system to measure decision-making skills using artificial intelligence (AI).
In 1972, more than 90% of female collegiate athletes were coached by women. Today that number hovers around 42% at the NCAA Division I level.