SportsThe video-assistant referee is a new addition to World Cup rules. Here we look at some famous calls that might have gone another way, if V.A.R. had been available.
SportsWe take a look at some of the nation’s most devout sports fans.
PoliticsIn an N.F.L. season marked by President Trump’s attacks on football players who have “taken a knee” during the national anthem, a collaboration with Retro Report explores the legacy of dissent in sports.
Sports“We unite to oppose those who would deny our basic freedoms.” The Seattle Seahawks and others explain why they took a knee.
SportsIn 2016, Brian Anderson publicly revealed that he’s gay, becoming the most established athlete in his sport to do so.
CultureMembers of a martial-arts academy demonstrate self-defense moves for our Health, Medicine, and the Body Issue.
CultureIn Cuba, where women are banned from competitive boxing, a thirteen-year-old girl steps into the ring.
CultureBrandon Armstrong hilariously mimics basketball’s biggest stars.
CultureHow the drag queen Cassandro became a star of Mexican wrestling.
CultureChildren prepare for the most dangerous organized sport in the world: bull riding.
CultureA fourteen-year-old girl named Ashima Shiraishi is making rock-climbing history.
CultureAfter twenty-three years, the Nascar great Jeff Gordon is retiring. His absence will be a tough hole to fill for fans like Carl Kemp—and for a sport that has already watched an era of unprecedented popularity slip away.