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.
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