Jake Arrieta has always been able to throw a baseball better than most. The challenge is figuring out how, and why, he's becoming a star now. A reporter who watched him years ago is as confounded as everyone else.

The Maccabiah Games have meant many different things to the Jewish community since their inaugural games in 1932. A conversation with the author of the new book The Jewish Olympics on what the games have meant, what they mean, and where they're going.

The plan was this: we—three, female F1 fans who’d only met twice in person—decided to fly to Munich and meet up with an internet friend from England—whom none of us had ever met in person. From there, we’d rent a car, drive to Spielberg in the Austrian Alps, and camp for four days in and around the Austrian Grand Prix. Sunday night we’d drive to Vienna, spend a day there, and then return to Spielberg for F1 mid-season testing. From there, we’d go on to England for the rest of the adventure, three weeks in total.

It's the Biggest Party of the SummerSlam, and the guests of honor are a retired MMA fighter and a wizard zombie mortician for the Old West. What's the Worst That Could Happen?

How did Johnny Cueto, a kid from the Dominican Republic, end up pitching from the center of a baseball diamond in Kauffman Stadium? Probably like anyone else who finds their way to Kansas City. In some ways, it just sort of happened that way, and in others, he willed it.

Dreamer, the Music Box Dancer of sports movies. Simultaneously slow and energetic, at once traditional and danceable, the combination of which could only have thrived just before Morning In America. 

Baseball in the depths of the Utah desert isn't pretty. That's part of what makes it great.

The Mets' slugging first baseman might be the most media-averse player in baseball. He also hits the ball really, really hard. We might as well appreciate both.

How is it that so many of the most effectively violent people alive proclaim faith in a religious tradition that teaches the opposite? It's less complicated than it seems.

Simone Manuel is a leader in the first generation of African-Americans swimmers to make systemic waves in the sport.

What took so long?