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.
Abby Wambach played her last game last night. She also shut down all of her social accounts and said she wants people to forget her — because that means the next generation of women athletes will have taken over the spotlight.
Italian fans appreciate Los Angeles Laker Kobe Bryant as one of the greatest NBA players of all time. That's because the multi-occasion all-star = grew up in Italy and played soccer before falling in love with basketball.
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.
FIFA has cleared five men as candidates to lead the organization. The world soccer body says all five passed a thorough 'integrity check.' But all of them are also tainted by their past associations with an organization saddled by years of corruption allegations.