When you look at sporting achievements over the last decades, it seems like humans have gotten faster, better and stronger in nearly every way.
The swimming great wasn't about to let his old rival distract him from the 200-meter butterfly semifinal
She may be only 19, but Katie Ledecky already holds multiple world records and may become the most recognizable American Olympian.
Gaurika Singh's not even in high school yet, and she's already survived Nepal's deadly earthquake--and made it to her first Olympics.
Day two of the Summer Olympics Games is underway in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
When competitive runner Dion Leonard set out on the 4 Deserts Gobi March 2016, a 6-day foot race through China's largest desert, he couldn't have imagined that he would adopt – or rather, be adopted by – a stray dog by the finish line. Yet, t
As 17-year-old goalie Zara Doukoum swings her right leg back for a fierce kick up a north Phoenix soccer field, 13-year-old Win La Bar is grappling for a ball with his buddies at the other end to show off their footwork.
Unflappable American teenager Virginia Thrasher won the first gold medal of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games on Saturday, holding her nerve against two Chinese Olympic champions to clinch the women's 10m air rifle event.
HOUSTON-- Amid concerns about health, security and logistical problems at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, the U.S. basketball players are staying afloat -- literally. Both the men's and women's teams are living aboard a cruise ship during the ga
Odd as it may sound, Olympic competition once included art, and medalists included musicians, painters, and poets. One was Baron Pierre de Coubertin, the 1912 Stockholm Games' gold medalist in poetry and -- by sheer coincidence, surely -- also th
We were convinced that the Rio Olympics would show everyone that Brazil was a country worthy of respect. Instead we have been humiliated.
THE 2016 OLYMPICS in Rio de Janeiro will (probably) not be a disaster. Construction crews will finish the $43 million velodrome in the nick of time. There won't be an epidemic of Zika among athletes. Police crackdowns will prevent civil unrest from s
Former Chicago Bears quarterback Jim McMahon continues to speak out about the benefits of medical marijuana, but in a recent interview with Sports Illustrated's Maggie Gray, he upped the ante, saying the reason the NFL still prohibits cannabis is b
The start of the Olympics was in danger of being plunged into chaos by the Russian doping crisis on Sunday night after the International Olympic Committee admitted a final ruling on the expulsion of the country's athletes may not be made until hour
(VIDEO) Net but no Parachute
The 6th Fundamental Principle of Olympism (non-discrimination of any kind, including nationality and political opinion) seems to be forgotten long ago.
42-year-old skydiver with more than 18,000 jumps made history Saturday when he became the first person to leap without a parachute and land in a net instead.
Russian prime minister Vladimir Putin is still pretty upset about so many Russian athletes being banned from the Olympics due to doping. While Russia did avoid a straight-up ban, track and field and several individual athletes are still not allowed t
Bubba's Jetpack - a project by Bubba Watson and Oakley.
The Hollywood stuntman doesn't want to follow in his idol's footsteps so much as rocket above them -- over a gaping canyon, no less.
It's not just an illusion
Nothing matches the atmosphere you get sitting in the front row during a big game, but TV and online coverage is fast evolving to help homebound fans feel like they're there.
Sorry for the after-broadcast screen, but we were too busy enjoying live sports. You see, there's a new way to watch Wimbledon without cable: Twitter.
Tennis players revolted over rain breaks at Wimbledon on Tuesday as organisers faced claims they were overlooking safety to get matches played on time.
Modern Formula 1 might lack the drama of days gone by, but drivers still need lightning reflexes to make sure they don't end up as an expensive installation in a tire wall.
If the recent pace of development at Faraday Future is anything to go by, the electric car startup will fare well when it competes in the Formula E championship for the first time next season.
Franklin earned a spot in the 200 freestyle
A professional NASCAR racing team had its computer files hacked and paid $500 in bitcoin to get their files back, according to ESPN. They estimated the value of the data at $2 million. They have since hired a security firm called Malwarebytes, which
JOE RIDLER HAS jumped out of an airplane nearly 700 times in his life, but when he makes the leap later today, the goal will be about more than reaching the ground safely. It will be to fly through the air faster, farther, and for longer than anyone
Magnificent. It's the only word that can describe this spectacular three-game stretch from LeBron James, one that began last Monday in a season-saving win at Oracle Arena, continued with a blowout of Golden State on Thursday and then, this: 27 poin