It's been a big year for US Soccer star Carli Lloyd. First she helped the US Women's National Team win the Women's World Cup this past summer. Then Monday night, she was awarded one of soccer's biggest honors: 2015 FIFA Woman Player of the Year.
Vieux Farka Touré of Mali helped produce the music that accompanied the World Cup in 2010. His latest album, 'Mon Pays' (My Country), dropped earlier this year and he stopped by The World recently to perform 'Ay Bakoy,' the last track.
Soccer has long been king in Haiti. But over the last few years, a new sport has taken hold: basketball. Now, there's an ambitious push, led by an unlikely cast of characters, to build a Haitian national team that can compete on the Olympic stage.
Ireland's Stephanie Roche could become the first woman to ever to win FIFA's Puskás Award for scoring the best goal of the year. Her spectacular shot became a YouTube sensation and earned her a place on the shortlist with Colombia's James Rodriguez and Hollands' Robin van Persie.
A woman was sentenced by elders to a public gang rape in her village in the West Bengal area to punish her for an affair. India's Supreme Court is investigating. A signal room in London's Underground gets flooded, with quick-drying cement. And an artist is painting and placing cut-outs of immigrant workers around LA. All that and more, in today's Global Scan.
After winning Major League Baseball's home run contest this week, Cuban-born Yoenis Cespedes was interviewed by ESPN's Pedro Gomez. Gomez was blasted by many on Twitter for speaking Spanish. Host Marco Werman speaks with Gomez about the angry reaction.
In Bolivia, bicyclists are drawn to a dirt road that is known as the "road of death." It's windy, narrow and edged out of the side of a mountain. So off the road is a steep, deadly drop. Sound great, right?
The International Olympic Committee will allow refugee athletes to compete under the Olympic flag at the games in Brazil. A former Olympian who competed under similar circumstances says he'll cheer for the refugees, even if they beat his countrymen.
Soccer produces a fair number of concussions — not nearly as many as football, but as many as baseball, basketball, softball and wrestling combined. A new effort to help that will see youth prohibited, or limited, from using headers.