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.
Pat Herbert was just a boy in 1947 when the All-Ireland Gaelic Football Final was played, for its first and only time, in New York instead of Ireland. The rural village where he lived had not yet recovered from World War II, and the broadcast made a huge impression on him, along with a single green "wireless"light shining in the dark.
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.
AJ Mass spent three years donning the costume of Mr. Met for baseball games. While someone else will be wearing the suit this weekend when the Mets return to Shea Stadium to take on the Kansas City Royals in the World Series, the experience transcends years.
Almost all of the leaders of FIFA, the governing body of international soccer, have been suspended, amid charges of corruption. The scandal is being followed closely in Africa, where FIFA has spent millions of dollars.
The answer to today's Geo Quiz: Tanzania and Kenya - those two countries are home to the Maasai tribes people. The BBC's Will Grant caught up with six Maasai warriors who plan to run in this weekend's London marathon.
Anchor Lisa Mullins looks back at the time when Jackie Robinson first traveled to spring training with the Brooklyn Dodgers: the year was 1947 -- and, for fear of racial trouble, the Dodgers decided to hold their training in Cuba instead of Florida.
Ersi Arvizu boxed, sang, and sometimes boxed and sang in the same venue. She gave both up for a while. But now she's singing again... thanks in part to Ry Cooder. Anchor Marco Werman has today's Global Hit.
The answer to our Geo Quiz is the British isle of Jersey. The island is now hosting a major international cricket tournament. Reporter Laura Lynch profiles the Afghan cricket team. It's the first time Afghanistan has had a national cricket team in competition.
For our Geo Quiz today, we were searching for the name of the island nation that's home to the fastest man on earth. 21 year-old Usain Bolt, who set a new world record (9.72 seconds) for the men's 100 meters event over the weekend, was born in Jamaica - and that's the answer to our quiz.
The European Soccer Championships gets under way this weekend in Austria and Switzerland. Anchor Lisa Mullins has details on a Swiss plan to head off any potential bad behavior at the games. Swiss police have sent a letter to about 300 known "hooligans," warning them to behave.
The Boston Celtics are turning to a traditional southern African concept to rally their players; it's called Ubuntu, which roughly translates as "I am because of you,ï¿½ as Martha Bebinger of WBUR in Boston has the story.