Tokyo 2020 Karate
An athlete performs kata moves during a karate test event at Nippon Budokan, a venue for karate at the 2020 Olympic Summer Games in Tokyo. Photo: Jae C. Hong/AP Images

Karate Steps Into the Spotlight

At a time when MMA-style fighting dominates the martial arts landscape, karate is working to expand its own patch of ground. “The beauty of karate is that it’s a lifetime Continue Reading

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PLL Redwoods Atlas Lacrosse
Atlas' Pat Young cradles the ball while under pressure from Redwoods' Patrick Harbeson during a Premier Lacrosse League game in Foxborough, Massachusetts. Photo: Damian Strohmeyer/AP Images for Premier Lacrosse League

A Turning Point for Lacrosse

Lacrosse is one of the fastest-growing sports in the United States, and it’s making gains internationally as well. On the global front, lacrosse has grown to 62 nations fielding programs Continue Reading

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AFFL U.S. Open of Football – Round of 16
The American Flag Football League has used advanced technology in its flags to determine the precise location a flag comes off a player. Photograph: AFFL

Flag Football Takes Hold of Its Future

Flag football is quickly becoming a popular alternative to its more traditional counterpart. Players young and older, amateur and pro, are starting to play this fast-paced, former schoolyard game while Continue Reading

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