The True History Behind Ron Howard's 'Thirteen Lives'
A new film dramatizes the harrowing attempts to save a group of boys trapped in a cave in Thailand in 2018
Sixteen Innovators to Watch in 2022
These trailblazers are dreaming up a future with cell-cultured breastmilk, energy-saving windows and more
Athletes Shut Down Sports to Protest Police Brutality
A sports curator at the Smithsonian provides his thoughts on the past and future implications of the events of the week
What the 2026 World Cup Could Do for America's 250th Birthday Celebration
In eight years, the soccer tournament will come to the U.S. just as we mark a major anniversary, providing an opportunity that can't be missed
How Inca Mummies Helped a Soccer Player Who Was Banned from the World Cup
Paolo Guerrero failed a drug test, but insists he never took cocaine. Three ancient mummies are lending credence to his case
How Soccer Is Changing the Lives of Child Refugees
Arrivals from war-torn countries find refuge at a Georgia academy founded by an immigrant
Physicists May Have Finally Figured Out Why Knuckleballs Are So Hard to Hit
All with the help of a ball-throwing robot
There's a World Cup for Unrecognized States
This game is for soccer's international underdogs
These Five Objects Tell the Story of Soccer
Take an exclusive look inside the new FIFA World Football Museum in Zurich
These Soccer Balls and Jump Ropes Can Generate Power
Uncharted Play, a New York City-based startup, enables children in developing countries to build reserves of energy through play
What Makes Soccer's Chants So Catchy?
Songs like "Olé, Olé, Olé" and "Seven Nation Army" are dominating soccer. Music experts weigh in on why that is
Who Invented the Yellow Card?
Penalty cards are a surprisingly recent creation that were, perhaps unsurprisingly, inspired by traffic lights
Some World Cup Teams Ban Sex Before Games, Even Though Science Says It May Help Performance on the Field
Other teams, however, are all in favor of pre-game sex
When Did We Start Calling ‘Football’ ‘Soccer’?
"Soccer" isn't an Americanism at all—it's a British word
The Beautiful Game Becomes Beautiful Art as L.A. Museum Puts Soccer on Exhibit
The work of artists from around the world looks at players, fans and the ball itself
Statistics Say That Brazil Will Probably Win the World Cup
Analyzing players' transfer values to calculate a team's overall market value, however, predicts that Spain will win
Will Brazil’s World Cup Stadium in the Middle of the Amazon Pay Off?
The city of Manaus hopes that a new soccer stadium, built for the World Cup, will become a post-tournament boon to the economy
Women’s Soccer League Stunted by Low Pay Rates
While Thierry Henry is guaranteed to make $4.3 million in the MLS this year, a NWSL player will be lucky to make $30,000
Game Delayed Due to Bees
One can only assume that Oprah has something to do with this
More Than 900 Workers Have Already Died Building Qatar’s World Cup Infrastructure
The International Trade Union Confederation says that if conditions don’t improve, at least 4,000 migrants will die before kick-off