The global pandemic caused by the coronavirus has affected everything from the economy to sports. Just over 100 years ago, the Spanish flu did the same.
Kirsan Ilyumzhinov wanted to bring chess to the world. But Chess City was an ill-advised move.
In 1998, the Czech Republic stunned the world by winning the 1998 Olympic gold medal. But events that happened 50 years earlier made the win even more special.
Artist Anika Orrock's quest to learn all she could about the AAGPBL included a lip synch contest and shots of Crown Royal.
For 45 years, the Flying Fathers entertained crowds while raising money for charity. And now ... they're back.
Universal Pictures used a basketball team to promote its movies. Then, that team earned the right to represent the U.S. at the 1936 Olympics.
Some South Korean players resented the addition of North Koreans for the 2018 Winter Games ... at first.
As a girl, Lata Brandisová dreamed of competing in the Grand Pardubice, the world's most dangerous horse race. Years later, she did.
Jon Dorenbos played in the NFL and may be even more impressive as a magician. But he came to both magic and football through tragedy.
Grant Newsome was starting at left tackle for the University of Michigan. A single play changed everything.
The Senators' ballpark was just two miles from the White House, but Teddy Roosevelt never went to a game. So baseball officials tried to woo the president...
Sid Luckman led the Chicago Bears to four championships and was a national celebrity. But he harbored a dark family secret.
Zeke Cook took a semester away from Penn State to treat his severe depression. That's when he got a new running partner ... a donkey named Sherman.
Sports columnist Leigh Montville experienced ESPN for the first time in April of 1981. The 24/7 coverage held him captive.
Most people knew boxer Joe Frazier by his powerful left hook and his bitter rivalry with Muhammad Ali. But there’s a lot more to the story.
Jill Heinerth is one of the most accomplished cave divers in the world. But she and her crew were in danger when they explored Antarctica's B-15 iceberg.
The Clinton Administration attempted to resolve the 1994 MLB strike. It didn't work.
As an Army Reservist, Pete Rose wasn't too keen on going to Vietnam. Until he got a chance to go there with a baseball legend.
Andre Iguodala had started every game in his first 10 NBA seasons. In Year 11, Steve Kerr asked him to come off the bench. It was a tough adjustment.
Tom Seaver was suffering from Lyme disease when his old teammates visited in 2017. Not long after, they'd learn about a more serious diagnosis.