Despite the presence of many Latino players, there is still only one Latino manager in the top echelon of U.S. professional baseball.
The heavyweight underdog—who almost went the distance against Muhammad Ali—gets his own cinematic treatment in the film "Chuck," after being the inspiration for Sylvester Stallone’s “Rocky” character.
March Madness and its accompanying betting-pool tradition go directly against the NCAA’s staunch anti-gambling policy, but "bracketology" accounts for billions of dollars changing hands.
In a year of many upheavals, it's no surprise that books on income inequality, political protest and global warming would wind up on our top 10 literary list of the past year. But there's also room for a little comedy and some ancient history among the picks.