Having grown up in the segregated South, Ashe became the first black man to win the U.S. Open in 1968. The victory helped him find his voice on a wide array of social-justice issues.
A Hawaiian princess helped revive the ancient sport of surfing long before Gidget and Moondoggie hit the beach.
The raucous crowd gathered at Akron, Ohio's then brand new Derby Downs, which was built specifically for the event.
American Gertrude Ederle slathered herself in grease, wore a controversial two-piece bathing suit and ate chicken legs along the way.
Daredevil motorcycle jumps. Heavyweight bouts. World-class tennis and Formula One racing. The rich, 50-plus-year history at Caesars Palace has included many amazing sporting feats and events.
Without the death-defying thrill of jumping, life was boring, he said. But that wasn't the only reason he kept at it.
There have always been daredevils. But never has there been such a variety of creative ways to defy death—and break a few world records along the way.
The Telstar 18 takes inspiration from the 1970 World Cup ball—and a communications satellite that made it possible to send television signals across the Atlantic.
From Maradona's "Hand of God" goal in 1986 to Geoff Hurst's controversial score for England in 1966, check out five of the most memorable World Cup moments.
The Mann Act was designed to prevent human trafficking—but used to punish interracial relationships.