Tennis experts agree that French tennis star Gaël Monfils has serious game. But Monfils appears to be as much of an entertainer as he is a player. Even as he heads to the quarterfinals against Roger Federer, it's his antics and on-court dancing that seem to endear him to the crowds.
Soccer's governing body FIFA is being sued in California over the sport's handling of concussions. One key to the debate over concussions in soccer is whether FIFA will change its rigid substitution rules at the top professional and international levels.
Each weekend for four decades, soccer fans in the United Kingdom tuned into the radio to listen for the latest scores. What they heard was the voice of John Alexander Gordon, who could made music out of the numbers. Gordon died this week at age 78.
Some of the best female soccer players in the world say playing next year's Women's World Cup in Canada on artificial grass fields is both dangerous and discriminatory — and that FIFA would never ask the men to do the same.
Ishita Malaviya isn't just a surfer — she India's only professional female surfer. She pushes cultural boundaries with her surfing, and, when she's not competing, she's busy teaching Indian kids how to take to the waves at the Shaka Surf Club in the state of Karnataka.
If you spot what appears to be a particularly intense volleyball match in your local Chinatown, you might do a quick head count. It may be a game of nine-man, a sport with roots in China and old, exclusionary US immigration laws.
In 1949, Mao outlawed golf in communist China, declaring it the sport of millionaires. But these days, the sport is on the rise. Dan Washburn spent more than a decade living and working in China and his new book, "The Forbidden Game," uses golf as a prism to view modern China.
Russians, buoyed by their success at the Sochi Winter Olympics this year, are looking forward to the World Cup in 2018. But they're worried the Russian national soccer team, which tied twice and lost once in Brazil, will let them down.
It's World Cup playoff time, and teams are trying to snag the final few berths for next year's tournament in Brazil. Ireland is out of it, but Iceland is still in contention. And as Irish fan Eion Conlon says, "It's only one letter difference. It's like we're brothers."
The Washington Redskins face growing demands to change their team's nickname, which many Native Americans say is offensive. The public debate is also putting pressure on other teams, like the Edmonton Eskimos, that also use native imagery.
It's part of the ritual of big sporting events. In the run-up, there's always a bit of worry about whether all the venues will be ready in time. But in Brazil, which is hosting this year's World Cup soccer tournament, that worry is more like an anxiety attack right now. And since I'm planning to travel to Brazil for the World Cup this summer, I'm feeling some of that anxiety too.
There's something about the mile sprint that captures the imagination. It's equivalent to running 15 miles per hour or 24 kilometers per hour. And when Roger Bannister ran it in under four minutes, the world took note.
After winning Major League Baseball's home run contest this week, Cuban-born Yoenis Cespedes was interviewed by ESPN's Pedro Gomez. Gomez was blasted by many on Twitter for speaking Spanish. Host Marco Werman speaks with Gomez about the angry reaction.
The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Kabul, Afghanistan. It's home to Skateistan, a group building a new skateboarding center for boys and girls in the Afghan capital. The World's Aaron Schachter checked it out
We were looking for a Spanish city that's playing host to a rematch between chess greats Garry Kasparov Garry and Anatoly Karpov. The answer is Valencia. Anchor Marco Werman speaks to two journalists covering the chess re-match.
When the Olympic winners take the podium over the next two weeks, they won't just get a medal. They'll also get a flower bouquet. The World's Jason Margolis visited the little flower shop that could in the Vancouver suburb of Surrey.
Russians are disappointed with their country's low medal count in Vancouver. Russia's president says the coaches should resign. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Gennady Fyodorov, a sports reporter for Reuters in Moscow.
The World's Alex Collins reports on the controversial design for a new Olympic monument in London. The monument is meant to attract tourists to East London well after the 2012 Summer Olympics. But many Londoners think it's just plain ugly.
South African tenor, Siphiwo Ntshebe, the opera singer hand-picked by Nelson Mandela to perform at the opening ceremonies of the World Cup, died suddenly this week from acute bacterial meningitis. Anchor Marco Werman has more.