At the start of the 20th century, swimming was a "masculine domain" in the U.S. But a deadly fire and a fashionable innovation helped change that.
After she started writing about sports, Diane K. Shah was accused of "destroying the American family."
In 1980, Phillies pitcher Steve Carlton used a bucket of water to avoid speaking with the media. Three years later, sports writer Diane K. Shah got her revenge.
On a winter morning in 1903, Georges Henri Gougoltz — the hotelier who may be behind the clay court — was fatally wounded.
Brad Balukjian wanted to meet all the players from one 1986 pack of baseball cards. One had a story that needed retelling.
In his new book, The WSJ's Ben Cohen draws parallels between Steph Curry's breakout game and the making of "The Princess Bride."
The 1949-50 City College of New York men's basketball team was on top of the basketball world. Just a year later, it was brought down by a scandal.
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.