A 267-page report released Thursday by a former FBI director revealed that former football coach Joe Paterno and his superiors knew of and may have even covered up evidence of sexual abuse of children by Jerry Sandusky.
The NBA and Commissioner David Stern are indicating they'll put an end to NBA players being allowed to compete on national Olympic teams. It would be the end of 20 years of cooperation.
A British gambler bet that Roger Federer would win seven or more Wimbledon titles in his career. Though the gambler died in 2009, his bet lived on. And after Sunday's victory, the betting agent paid off the bet to OxFam, who was the beneficiary of the man's fortune.
Oscar Pistorius, a South African runner, has spent his career blurring the lines between disabled and able-bodied athletes. Next month he'll have the chance to make history as the first amputee to compete in track at the summer Olympics.
In just three years time, Toronto will play host to the Pan Am Games -- a sort of mini Olympics. Putting the thing on will cost more than C$1 billion in new facilities and infrastructure, but it's only projected to bring in a few hundred million in revenue. Proponents say the facilities will get a life-time of use. Critics say these specific facilities won't.
Wade Davis spent four years playing in the NFL. This week, he came out of the closet. He's not the first, but just another in a wave of former pro athletes to say they are gay. And, it seems, most of their former teammates' reactions can be summed up simply: why didn't you tell us sooner?
A 'mega' lawsuit was filed last week against the NFL. The plaintiffs, more than 2,000 former NFL players, have accused the NFL of concealing information about the links between football-related head trauma and long-term brain injuries.
Team sports are illegal for women in Saudi Arabia. But like their counterparts the world over, they're just as eager to show their stuff on the pitch and the field. A new soccer league has emerged to serve those women, and hopefully fight a growing health problem as well.
Arguments for legalizing sports gambling heat up after Chris Christie announces intent to defy federal ban
Last week New Jersey Governor Chris Christie announced he would defy a federal ban on sports gambling. He intends to allow bets to be places on sporting events at casinos and other gambling areas. Many feel sports gambling should be legalized and that it would generate revenue for the government.
Skee-Ball, a classic arcade game, is getting a makeover as a nationally competitive sport. This Memorial Day weekend, 64 Skee-Ball players from all over the country tried their luck at the third annual Brewskee-Ball tournament held in Brooklyn, N.Y.