The Tour de France, which kicked off July 4, is a three-week, 2,000-mile test of human endurance. TIME takes a look back at some of the race’s greatest moments
Sports weren’t so different twenty years ago: we still marveled at great plays, awesome players and the plain spoken truth that games bring us closer together, irrespective of victory or defeat.
As Manchester United and Barcelona square off Wednesday for the Champions League crown, TIME.com counts down a YouTube selection of great goals from the tournament
North Dakota’s Board of Higher Education voted May 14 to retire the University of North Dakota’s Fighting Sioux nickname and logo after a lengthy dispute over whether or not the name was derogatory towards Native Americans. In …
The NFL Draft, which begins on Saturday in New York City, is now one of the most eagerly anticipated sports events of the year. Here are TIME’s ten biggest NFL draft flops of all-time.
Just months after earning Olympic glory in Beijing, Michael Phelps is apologizing for a photo that appears to show him smoking marijuana. He’s only the latest athlete for whom fame, fortune and free time have led to trouble with drugs.
Mark Ingram became Alabama’s first Heisman Trophy winner Saturday night, Dec. 12, snagging one of sport’s most coveted pieces of hardware — the first for the school’s storied football program. Ingram, who hails from Flint, …
When Japanese knuckleballer Eri Yoshida became the first woman drafted by a professional baseball team on Nov. 17, she joined an elite club of female athletes who have broken sport’s gender barrier
With the 7th annual Rock Paper Scissors World Championship playing out Oct. 25 in Toronto, TIME takes a look at some of the strangest championships in the wide world of sports
From flawless pitching performances to titanic home runs (and a misplayed ground ball), TIME has your bases covered on this tour of October’s greatest moments
TIME takes a look at some tattoos among the highly decorated competitors out in Beijing
The Olympic Games are a premier venue for state-of-the-art footwear technology
Sprinters, swimmers and tumblers in sequined leotards may drive T.V. ratings in the U.S., but here are five lesser-known Olympic disciplines that draw rabid fans around the world— by Hannah Beech