Brazilian soccer superstar Pele was discovered by scouts at age 11 and began playing professionally at age 16.
Argentine footballer Diego Maradona used his hand to score a goal in the 1986 World Cup. Maradona claimed it was "the hand of God" that scored the goal.
The highest-scoring game in NBA history occurred on December 13, 1983, when the Detroit Pistons defeated the Denver Nuggets 186-184.
In the 1960s, running for exercise was so unusual that some people were stopped by police in the US.
Golf is the only sport played on the moon. On 6 February 1971, Alan Shepard hit a golf ball.
Volleyball was invented by William George Morgan of Holyoke, Massachusetts in 1895.
Basketball shorts were short until Michael Jordan popularized longer ones.
Many runners suffer from black toenails, which is caused by bleeding under the toenails. Poor-fitting shoes are usually the culprit.
In England, soccer matches did not have referees until 1881. Before that, they simply relied on good sportsmanship.
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