How To Make Soccer Popular in America: Play It With Giant Slingshots

Leave it to Joerg Sprave, the internet's favorite slingshot-building madman, to finally come up with a guaranteed way to make all Americans love soccer. Instead of the players being limited to only using their feet, they should all be allowed to carry this soccer-ball-firing slingshot that can easily propel a ball the… » 7/07/14 9:40am Monday 9:40am

Brazil's Soccer Team Has Smart Gatorade Bottles That Track Hydration

Everyone knows you should drink plenty of fluids when playing sports, but hydration actually becomes an exact science when the pride of your nation is at stake during something like the World Cup. That's why at this year's tournament, Brazil's soccer team is using specially-designed Gatorade bottles that track how… » 6/26/14 4:00pm 6/26/14 4:00pm

Soccer players run as far as 9.5 miles in a single match

As it does every four years, the United States has turned its adoring eyes to fútbol. But while you're marveling at the well-placed headers and acrobatic kicks and whatever's going on with Ronaldo's hair, take a moment to appreciate the most astonishing feat that happens during these 90 minutes: How far these guys are… » 6/22/14 6:51pm 6/22/14 6:51pm

Color-Changing Suit Shows Injuries That Paralyzed Athletes Can't Feel

Paraplegic athletes push their bodies to the absolute limit—and sometimes beyond. When an athlete injures a body part he or she can't feel, that can lead to some very dangerous situations. Now, a design team at Imperial College London has an ingenious solution: an athletic suit that uses off-the-shelf pressure sensing… » 6/18/14 12:40pm 6/18/14 12:40pm

Relive June 17th, 1994: The Craziest Day in Modern Sports History

Twenty years ago today you were glued to your TV watching OJ Simpson lead the LAPD on a low-speed chase in that now-infamous white Bronco. But that wasn't the only thing happening. 30 for 30: June 17, 1994 is the story of that and several unrelated sports developments that serendipitously happened on the same day. » 6/17/14 8:00pm 6/17/14 8:00pm

This App Can Tell If a Soccer Ball Needs Air By Listening To It Bounce

Nothing tops talent when it comes to how well a soccer player performs on the field, but believe it or not, how inflated (or under-inflated) a soccer ball is can affect how the ball moves when kicked. You can throw your antiquated pressure gauge away, though, because there's now an app called BallTune that can… » 6/17/14 6:20pm 6/17/14 6:20pm

Playing soccer in space looks more fun than playing in the World Cup

To get ready for the World Cup, astronauts on the ISS decided to play a little friendly soccer match on the ISS to show countries on Earth how the beautiful game is played in space. It looks like a helluva lot of fun mostly because seeing a bicycle kick in zero gravity is what dreams are made of. » 6/12/14 1:16am 6/12/14 1:16am

A Snowboard With Headlights Keeps You On the Slopes All Night Long

There are very few sports you can't play at night, thanks to the magic of gigantic stadium floodlights. But if your hunt for fresh powder leads you to the dark side of the mountain after the sun has set, careening down the slopes blind is a terrible idea. So the ever-innovative folks at Signal Snowboards decided a… » 5/15/14 3:01pm 5/15/14 3:01pm

A Smartphone Turns These Fast Food Trays Into Tiny Soccer Fields

Decades ago McDonald's realized that food wasn't the only way to draw kids into its restaurants. Toys, playgrounds, and cartoon characters all help the cause, and now a Brazilian food chain called Giraffas has come up with a clever way to lure soccer fans into its restaurants, just in time for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. » 5/15/14 10:00am 5/15/14 10:00am