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Former NFL Quarterback Bob Lee takes your questions!
“We’re such a proud and strong and defiant group of women.”
The victory marks a back-to-back win for the team at the Women’s World Cup - a month-long tournament held every 4 years. The U.S. Women’s Team has won 4 championships, more than any other country.
Everything you need to know before Super Bowl Sunday & three things you might be surprised to learn.
Following tradition, an interview with the President will air around 3:30pm est. Not into the game? There's always the commercials! CBS is reportedly charging a record-setting $5.25M for a 30-sec spot - $175K/sec.
The World Series kicks off tonight as the Los Angeles Dodgers face the Boston Red Sox.
It’s only the second time the two storied franchises faced off in the championship series. The last was 102 years ago when Babe Ruth was playing.
It will be the only World Series matchup in which both managers, Alex Cora for the Red Sox (in his first season) & Dave Roberts for the Dodgers, played for both teams. Game 1 of the best of 7 game series starts tonight at Fenway in Boston at 8:09pm ET.
A 10-year-old named “Clark Kent” breaks Michael Phelps’ record in the pool.
“Always have fun and never give up on your dreams, no matter what anyone says. And that was one of my dreams to break Michael Phelps’ record.”
Michael Phelps has more Olympic medals (28) than anyone in history. The 10-year-old who beat his record says he believes the balance in his life sets him up for success. Read more: SmartHERNews.com
Attention casual soccer fans, it’s time to tune in (and have a mimosa)…soccer’s biggest stage is set for Sunday brunch.
The US men's team failed to qualify for this year's tournament for the first time since 1986 which has been trouble for TV ratings; Fox is expecting to lose money on this year's World Cup. Read more here & see complete list of World Cup winners.
MLB worries as fan attendance shrinks 10%, the lowest level in 15 years – and it’s not just the unseasonably cold weather at the start of the season.
“I think that a lot of us in the game are watching the way we’re playing very, very closely, everything from fewer hits, more strikeouts, more times between balls in play.”
What to know, how to cheer, & why Iran may be playing shoeless.
Yes, that’s right. Spoons are the World Cup’s official instrument.
Russian Lozhka (losh-KA) = 2 wooden spoons fans click together to make noise.
Quieter than 2010’s vuvuzela (long plastic horn) that’s now banned.
Soccer is called football except in U.S., Canada, Australia & few others.
World calls it football simply because ball is kicked with the foot.
So why do we call it soccer? First version played in the U.S. was called “association football” – “soc” was derived from “association.”
Before the matches even begin, Iran's team is struggling to find its footing. Why Nike says it will no longer provide the team's "boots" (that's soccer lingo for cleats). Read more here:
After winning the Kentucky Derby & Preakness, undefeated Justify looks to add a third jewel to his crown by winning Saturday’s Belmont Stakes.
Watch Saturday at 4pm ET on NBC. Fun Fact: an equal percentage of men & women tend to watch the Belmont Stakes/Triple Crown, which is pretty rare for a sporting event, according to NBC. Click to see what other two sporting events can boast that viewing ratio.
The Cleveland Cavaliers‘ one-man army will face the defending champs the Golden State Warriors – for the 4th straight year.
LeBron James – possibly the greatest basketball player of all time – is actually an UNDERDOG.
- Won 2 of the last 3 NBA Finals.
- Deep bench with sharp-shooters.
“Every game in the series takes on a different shape, but Game 7s are 10 times that because you throw everything you have out there on the floor. Just one last effort to get a win.”
- LeBron James has gone to the Finals every season since 2010 – longest streak since 1960s.
- With a weak roster, he played all 48 mins of Game 7 vs. Boston Celtics getting them to the Finals.
“It’s ridiculous, and he does it at this level and with the pressure, with the scrutiny – doesn’t matter.”
The twist in all this? LeBron is free to join a different team next season and there's been speculation that the Golden State Warriors are one of those teams. The best of 7 series starts Thursday. Who ya got? Click for the full schedule.
Days ahead of Memorial Day, NFL announces new policy on national anthem. Turns out the *new* policy isn’t really *new* at all.
NFL: “It was unfortunate that on-field protests created a false perception among many that thousands of NFL players were unpatriotic. This is not and was never the case.”
Something To Consider: Americans are watching less TV overall & NFL viewership has declined by millions since 2015. Some viewers say they boycotted the NFL because of the players on-field protests.
“This is fear of a diminished bottom line. It’s also fear of a president turning his base against a corporation. This is not patriotism. Don’t get it confused.”
The Las Vegas Knights, a team that didn’t even exist last year, faces off against the Washington Capitals, a team tortured by playoff losses.
- New franchise: At one point, 500-1 odds to win championship.
“Everybody on this team has something to prove. We call ourselves ‘The Golden Misfits’ for a reason. We’re doing a good job of proving everybody wrong.”
- Tortured Past: First Stanley Cup appearance in 20 yrs, never won.
“It’s unbelievable… I can’t explain my emotions. I’m just happy for my boys, for our organization, our fans — finally!”