Sports in the United States

Soccer may be China’s national sport, but enthusiasm for frisbee — a quintessential American sport — is soaring in China.

The rise of Ultimate Frisbee as a team sport in China


Soccer may be China’s national sport, but enthusiasm for frisbee — a quintessential American sport — is growing in China. Ultimate Frisbee is one of the few no-contact, mixed-gender sports in the country. And that may be one of the reasons that women, especially, are now flocking to it. 

Men wearing hockey gear play hockey on the ice in a stadium.

NHL players kneel to protest police brutality

A Patriots fan poses before a NFL International Series game in Mexico City in November 2017. The Patriots have become Mexico’s team. Winning helps. The Patriots are heading to their 11th Super Bowl on Sunday, and ninth since 2002, the most of any NFL fran

Many international fans of American football are ‘born’ on Super Bowl Sunday

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks during a news conference ahead of the 2014 Super Bowl.

The real lesson of the NFL’s scandalous September is that sports fans have power

The World

BCS Championship: Auburn Tigers beat Oregon Ducks, NBA: Carmelo Anthony dreams of change

The World

Football, meet bad weather: the weekend’s wildcard


Wall Street Journal sports writer Nando Di Fino joins us to talk about the weekend’s news and what to look forward to in the coming playoffs.

The World

All eyes on New York Jets’ Darrell Revis


Takeaway sports contributor Ibrahim Abdul-Matin looks ahead to what may be threatening the Superbowl hopes of the New York Jets. One of the best players in the league, cornerback Darrell Revis, is crying foul about a complex contract deal.

Russian anti-gay laws have some calling for a 2014 Olympic boycott

Global Politics

The Olympics bring countries together to play nice. But sometimes, those countries have irreconcilable conflicts, as in 1980 when the United States boycotted the Moscow Olympics to protest the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. President Vladimir Putin’s recent crackdown on gay rights has some calling for similar action in 2014.

NFL stands by Monday night football game result as politicians call for lockout to end

Global Politics

The National Football League’s referees ignited a storm of controversy Monday night — by some accounts it was the third-most tweeted event in Twitter’s history — when they incorrectly called a touchdown that gave the Seattle Seahawks a victory at the expense of the Green Bay Packers. Politicians of all stripes have called on the NFL and its referees to reach an agreement.

NCAA Tournament 2012: Top seeds, Ohio teams big winners going into Sweet Sixteen

Arts, Culture & Media

For the first time ever, one state has provided four of the 16 teams still alive in the men’s NCAA basketball tournament. But beyond Ohio, the Midwest United States is home to the majority of the still playing teams.