Perro Aguayo, Jr. was a hero in Mexico, a beloved, larger-than-life figure in the country's wildly popular wrestling. So after Aguayo's death in the ring during a match broadcast across the country, many Mexicans are taking the news hard.
Shireen Ahmed is a Muslim soccer player and coach living in Toronto, Canada. She was born to Pakistani parents and soccer was always a major part of her life. Following her passion, though, became a challenge when she decided to cover her hair.
When Caitlin Fisher went down to play professional soccer in Brazil she encountered two different games, one for men and one for women. She co-founded the Guerreiras Project, advocating for equality on the soccer fields of Brazil.
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.
For years, Iranian women have been barred from attending sports stadiums — and sometimes given jail sentences when they try to get into games. But now it looks like they might finally get the chance to watch some sports in the flesh.
Cricket is king in Pakistan, but one downtrodden neighborhood is mad for soccer — and the Brazilian national team. Lyari has produced some of Pakistan's biggest soccer stars, and its residents feel a special kinship with the World Cup host country.
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.