Roger Bennett, one half of the NBC Sports show Men in Blazers, riffs on the ascending legacy and Champions League performance of soccer star Lionel Messi, while American football giant Tom Brady's sheen wears off a bit.
A scoreless match turned into a riot in Belgrade on Tuesday — literally. When a banner-toting drone flew over the match between political rivals Albania and Serbia, it touched off a riot between the teams and hardcore Serbian fans.
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.
Tonight, the PBS show Frontline airs "League of Denial" - a look into the danger of brain injuries in football and the NFL's lack of response. That got us thinking of another violent sport - rugby. And fans worry that new rules to protect players may be taming the sport.
If you spot what appears to be a particularly intense volleyball match in your local Chinatown, you might do a quick head count. It may be a game of nine-man, a sport with roots in China and old, exclusionary US immigration laws.