Muhammed Ali was one of the most famous and recognizable boxers in history. He was famous for saying that he could “float like a butterfly, and sting like a bee”. He was born in Louisville, Kentucky on Jan. 17, 1942. When he was 12 years old his bike was stolen. In frustration, he told police officer Joe Martin that he wanted to beat up the thief. Martin who trained young boxers, told him that he needed to learn how to fight first and that’s how it all began. [read more...]
Olympic gymnast Gabrielle Douglas is best known as the first African American to win the individual all-around event in the 2012 Summer Olympics. She was born December 31, 1995. Douglas won a team gold medal at the 2012 and 2016 Summer Olympics. [read more...]
Have you watched El Clásico? El Clásico is what they called the game where soccer teams Barcelona plays Real Madrid. Over 60,000 people are paying $25 to $3,500 dollars per ticket to see these two Spanish teams battle it out. [read more...]
In 2016, fencing champion Ibtihaj Muhammad became the first Muslim woman to represent the United States at the Olympics while wearing a hijab. She also became the first female Muslim-American to win an Olympic medal. She did this in Rio during the 2016 summer games. [read more...]
Triple jump is a very weird and fun sport, but it also has strict rules you must follow. It is also known as hop, step, and jump. [read more...]
When you think of the greatest wide receivers in football history you may think of Calvin Johnson, Terell Owns, and Randy Moss. You probably don’t think of Julio Jones. That might be because he isn’t finished playing yet. [read more...]
Billie Jean King was one of the first and one of the best female tennis players. This is how she became such an amazing tennis player. [read more...]
Did you know that if you practice at least three times per game you could improve your soccer skills? There are many different kinds of things you can do to better your game. Start with basic drills. “Go outdoors, grab a ball, and keep it close to your feet. That will help improve your ability to run with the ball close,” Says Hugo Grajeda, Director of Pro Youth Soccer Academy in Chester, New York. [read more...]
Soccer is the world’s most popular sport, but it is also one of the most dangerous ones. [read more...]
Wilma Rudolph was a famous runner. She was the first woman ever to win three gold medals in the same Olympics as a track and field athlete. [read more...]
Recently, I read a book called Just Like Josh Gibson, written by Angela Johnson. It was about a little girl and her grandma, who she called ‘Grandmamma’. When Grandmamma was a little girl, she loved baseball. Her grandfather was a baseball player and he introduced her to the game. [read more...]
Tiger Woods is a phenomenal golfer. In fact, many would say that’s what he was born to do. [read more...]
“Are you ready for some football?” This was a common slogan heard on commercials before the start of football games. Football has had many great players step on the field, one being the famous, Joe Montana. [read more...]
Do you know where soccer came from? It originated in China. [read more...]
In 1920 a baseball pitcher accidentally killed a batter with a wild ball because he couldn't get a proper grip on the ball. The players tried using shoe polish and tobacco juice on the baseball but it wasn’t sticky enough. [read more...]
Ernie Davis was an excellent professional football player. He was really athletic when he was little. He played a lot of sports including baseball, football and basketball. He was born on December 14, 1939. Davis’ parents got divorced shortly after he was born. His dad died in an accident so he lived with his grandparents because his mom worked day and night shifts. [read more...]