Sidney Crosby is one of the NHL's top goal scorers, but he's also one of more than a dozen players currently sidelined with the mumps. The outbreak has led the league to give players and coaches booster shots in an effort to contain the spread of the disease.
In Bristol, a city in the southwest of England, soccer fans take their sport very seriously. So when Bristol City's super-fan, Ben Swift, lost his regular spot in the stadium when construction began, he was disappointed — until he realized he could get an even better view from his own backyard.
Xenon is a gas that occurs naturally, in tiny amounts, in the air all around us. But is it the next super drug for athletes who want an illegal edge? Rumors say yes, but the science is far from certain.
Ireland's Stephanie Roche could become the first woman to ever to win FIFA's Puskás Award for scoring the best goal of the year. Her spectacular shot became a YouTube sensation and earned her a place on the shortlist with Colombia's James Rodriguez and Hollands' Robin van Persie.
It's the biggest prize in Canadian football — and it's too fragile for football players to hold. The Calgary Stampeders carried on a CFL tradition on Sunday by breaking the Grey Cup, the championship trophy, for the sixth time in its history.
The genteel world of cricket was rocked this week by the death of Phillip Hughes, an Australian star who was seemingly on his way to greatness. Hughes was hit in the neck by a bowled ball, highlighting the dangers of a sport many think of as an easygoing pastime.
You've probably never heard of featherbowling, even if you're from Belgium, the country where the now-obscure sport originated. But in Detroit, a league of die-hard featherbowlers keeps the tradition alive.
Sometimes we choose dogs — and sometimes they choose us. A scruffy, yellow Ecuadorean street dog followed a team of Swedish trekkers on a race through the Amazon. He became the star of the race and ended up becoming the trusty companion to the team's captain.
Brazilian supermodel Fernanda Lima has received a torrent of online abuse from Iranian soccer fans, following her appearance at last week's World Cup draw. Lima's dress was too revealing for Iranian TV, which interrupted the live program every time the cameras focused on the model — which was often.
The Tsarnaevs trained at the mixed martial arts gym under reporter Andrea Crossan's home. And, it turns out, that some of the best fighters in MMA come from the Caucasus region that also produced the Tsarnaevs.
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.
It's rare to see an Asian gun club. Most gun owners in the US are white males. Yet Filipino immigrants in the Norco Running Gun Club of California say guns are part of Filipino culture, and part of the intertwined history of the Philippines and the US.
In Colombia, World Cup celebrations turned rowdy — and deadly. Nine deaths and widespread arrests led some cities to ban alcohol while Colombia is playing, which has saved lives but devastated some businesses.
Police and security personnel put on a show of force at this year's Boston Marathon, in what's likely to be a sign of the new normal. But the crowds near the finish line, where two bombs went off during last year's race, were big and enthusiastic.
The documentary film "Next Goal Wins" tells the story of the soccer team from American Samoa. The team went through a decades-long losing streak but managed to turn things around thanks to a Dutch coach and a transgender defender.
Pro-Tibet protests disrupted the lighting of the Olympic torch today in Greece, but the torch now goes on 5-month relay before arriving in Beijing and it will make one stop in North America - San Francisco
The U.S. men's basketball opener vs. China on Sunday will be one of the most-watched Olympic events, and the players on both teams are under pressure to do well during the Games, as The World's Matthew Bell reports.
Anchor Marco Werman speaks with the BBC's Chris Hogg in Tokyo about a drug scandal that is rocking the world of sumo wrestling. Two Russian sumo wrestlers have been banned from taking part in the sport after testing positive for marijuana use.