‘You Suck!’: New Study Looks at 20 Years of Trash Talk in the NBA

When you’re a pro basketball player, if you’re not doing the dunking, you’re definitely getting dunked on

A Winning Look at the Forgotten Championship Belts of Golf and Other Surprising Sports

Championship belts are typically most synonymous with wrestling, boxing and mixed-martial arts, but the in the 19th century, they were so ubiquitous that they were even handed out for winning speed-walking competitions

How to Manage — and Embrace — Burnout, According to the NBA’s Burnout Guru

In his new book, former NBA performance coach Alan Stein shares how professional basketball players hone their stress-management techniques as much as their on-court skills — and what the rest of us can learn from them

Why Did the NCAA Ban the Slam Dunk for Nine Years?

When Black stars like Kareem Abdul-Jabbar couldn’t be stopped on the court, NCAA power brokers conspired off of it to put in place rules meant to deny their influence