LeBron James says he is 'very fond of' late soccer journalist Grant Wahl
LeBron James gave his condolences to late Soccer reporter Grant Wahl's family when speaking to the media following a 133-122 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers Friday. "First of all, my condolences go out to his family,” James said. Wahl wrote a cover story on James with the teaser "The Chosen One," that introduced the 17-year-old phenom to a brand new audience. James, now a 20-year NBA vet, reflected on that time in his career and his relationship with Wahl. "I'm very fond of Grant and having that cover shoot — me being a teenager and him covering that, it was a pretty cool thing.wftv.com
U.S. Soccer is making a statement with Pride Crest during World Cup in Qatar
There are many reasons to criticize FIFA for the way they’ve handled the Men’s World Cup that is about to begin in Qatar, and at the top of that list is that they chose to have it in a nation with egregious human rights violations.
Will the U.S. men blow their chance for a World Cup spot, like they did for the 2018 event?
Nearly five years after the United States men’s national soccer team famously blew a spot in the 2018 World Cup by losing to a vastly inferior Trinidad and Tobago squad in October of 2017 in the final game of qualifying, the moment of redemption has finally arrived for the Americans.
The Latest: Postponed Belgian Cup final now set for Aug. 1
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The postponed Belgian Cup final has been rescheduled for Aug. 1. That is one week before the start of the leagues next season. Belgian soccer authorities say the match between Club Brugge and Antwerp will take place in an empty King Baudouin Stadium. Club Brugge has the opportunity to secure a league-cup double after it was awarded its 16th Belgian title this month following a decision to end the current season prematurely because of the coronavirus pandemic. The new season is set to start on Aug. 7.
FIFA unveils emblem for 2022 World Cup
(CNN) - Soccer fans can officially get excited about the 2022 World Cup. FIFA says the World Cup emblem is meant to embody the vision of "an event that connects and engages the entire world," while also reflecting the culture in which the sporting event is taking place. Culturally, the symbol resembles a woolen shawl that is typically worn by the citizens of Arab and Gulf countries in winter, which is when the 2022 World Cup will take place, according to FIFA. The World Cup is normally held during the summer months. The US men's national team failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.