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Blake’s mouthpiece went flying as a powerful right hook caught his jaw and sent a spray of perspiration into the air. He was thrown back against the corner, just where Kenny wanted him. more
Like a modern Bruegel painting depicting kids in playful outdoor scenes, stickball was a familiar picture in America’s urban landscape during the mid-20th century. And like the Dutch painter's subjects, it all but disappeared. more
In the land where soccer holds a special place between heaven and earth and the Gods are worshipped for their ball-handling skills, Brazilians were flying high in the sky following their victory at the 1970 World Cup. more
Pre-Castro Cuba had all the ripe conditions for a major league baseball franchise: tradition, talent, affiliations, and Latin America’s largest baseball stadium that was only 90 miles from U.S. shores. more
Sitting ringside at Madison Square Garden (MSG) were boxing’s royalty, Sugar Ray Robinson, Ezzard Charles, and Jersey Joe Walcott. more
For Mark Reynolds, the ‘Stars’ have always been aligned. From a young age, the San Diego native was surrounded by sailing luminaries, soaking up invaluable tips that were as much about … more
Great athleticism can be seen as a form of art, but can art itself be classified as a sporting event? Maybe not with strength and endurance, but with beauty and inspiration. more
For years, the NFL couldn’t shake off the AFL from nipping at its heels and the NBA couldn’t break the popularity of the ABA. Eventually, the 4 organizations merged in their respective corners to create today’s professional football and basketball leagues. more
Since 1963, when Loyola University Chicago defeated the University of Cincinnati at the NCAA national championship, basketball has always been the great transformer for small colleges. more
The year was 1958 and the America’s Cup held its first race in over 20 years, the longest gap between challenges in the history of the ocean-going competition. more
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