sports

Megan Rapinoe lifting Women's World Cup trophy as teammates celebrate (© Francisco Seco/AP Images)

Soccer soars in the United States

The success of the U.S. women's soccer team is one of the factors driving soccer's growing popularity in the U.S. Learn more here.
Chris Davis holding Harris hawk (Courtesy of Paul Wulfsberg)

American falconers explain their enthusiasm for the sport

November 16 is World Falconry Day. Meet three devoted American falconers caught up in the attractions of the ancient sport.
Group of cricket players and coaches posing for photo with trophy (Courtesy of California Cricket Academy)

Cricket finds a home in American cities

It's an old American story: Immigrants bring their love of a sport to their new communities, and interest swells among the general population.
President Biden placing medal around Simone Biles' neck (© J. Scott Applewhite/AP Images)

Biden honors 17 Americans with Medal of Freedom

Learn more about the 17 extraordinary Americans who received the Presidential Medal of Freedom during a White House ceremony.
Three children playing basketball in black and white photograph (© Barry Chin/The Boston Globe/Getty Images)

Triumphant Asian American athletes inspire tomorrow’s superstars

The inspiring performance of Asian American athletes in recent years is something we are "all jumping to hang onto," says one expert.
Soccer players lining up under sign reading 'football stands together' (© Rebecca Naden/Action Images/Reuters)

Athletes show their support for Ukraine [photo gallery]

From wearing Ukraine’s colors of blue and yellow to moments of silence, see the various ways athletes are standing with Ukraine.
Photos of female and male basketball players (© AP Images)

What is March Madness?

The National Collegiate Athletic Association's annual men's and women's basketball tournaments promise exciting play.
Paralympic athlete skiing (© Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

U.S. athletes to watch at the 2022 Winter Paralympics [photo gallery]

The 2022 Winter Paralympics are just around the corner! Meet some of the U.S. athletes whose skills have put them on the world stage.
Side-by-side photos of Joe Burrow and Matthew Stafford on field in football gear, holding football (© AP Images)

To Americans, the Super Bowl is more than just a game

Millions of Americans will gather on what has become practically a cultural holiday to watch the biggest football game of the year.