Why The Heck Some Good Runners Started Running In The First Place

It's back-to-school time and junior high players everywhere are contemplating how best to make their mark on the athletic world. Here's the thing—running until your sternum glows and your legs bend in unusual places lacks appeal to the youngster. Football has cheerleaders. Basketball has a crowd. Gymnastics has… » 8/30/14 8:01am Saturday 8:01am

Jenny Simpson Is Better Than Any Gold Medal Or World Record

On Thursday, Jenny Simpson won the 1500-meters in Zurich, and with it, the Diamond League overall title in the event. She became the best miler in the world in 2014, and in a sport that often mires itself chasing times or medals, Simpson's accomplishment had nothing to do with either and was more rewarding than both. » 8/29/14 7:43am Friday 7:43am

Even Pole Vaulters Are Getting Into The Ice Bucket Challenge

As creative types seek to both participate in a nationwide movement and distinguish themselves from the herd, some very distinct videos of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge emerge. Behold, the University of Arkansas women's pole vaulters getting their ice water on with an athletic twist. » 8/19/14 1:50pm 8/19/14 1:50pm

You Can Buy A Piece Of Furniture Usain Bolt Maybe Sat On

The 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, ended on August 3, and just like every other international sporting event, the question now is what to do with the massive amount of surplus stuff. So organizers decided to sell it to you, dear fan, at prices that aren't going to last!!! » 8/15/14 2:08pm 8/15/14 2:08pm

The Gay Games Show What The Future Of Sports Can Be

The more we learn about the differences between sex, sexuality, and gender, the more opportunity there is for sports to really muck it up. Therefor, it's illuminating to examine how the Gay Games, a quadrennial event currently underway in Akron and Cleveland, Ohio, handle the issue. » 8/15/14 10:09am 8/15/14 10:09am