11:12 AM EDT 07/22/2014

Add PEOPLE News

Sports

Palestinian Women's Soccer Team Takes on Men's Team – with Inspiring Results

Originally posted 07/19/2014 02:55PM

They're challenging perceptions about what women can do in their home country while also challenging global ideas about what it means to be a Palestinian. And, of course, they're challenging other soccer teams from all over the world.

Meet the Palestinian national women's soccer team, a group of women that for the past decade has been enduring a conservative political atmosphere for sheer love of a sport. As this new Vice Sports video demonstrates, they're also a more diverse group of women than most Americans might expect. Team captain Marian Albandak is a Christian, while teammate Nevin Alkolayb is a Muslim, and the only member who wears a hijab.

Read More

Filed Under: Sports, Around the Web

'Weird Al' Gives Us the Most Accurate College Fight Song of All Time

Originally posted 07/18/2014 01:55PM

As hardcore "Weird Al" Yankovic fans know, the pop parodist doesn't just spoof the latest hits of artists like Pharrell and Iggy Azalea. He also records wacky songs that parody entire genres, as is the case with "Sports Song," the latest music video from Yankovic's Mandatory Fun, which takes aim at the underappreciated genre of college fight songs.

With the help of a marching band, Yankovic spells out in exhaustive detail exactly why his team is going to win and your team is going to lose.

Read More

Credit: Jennifer Pottheiser/NBAE/Getty
Baylor's Isaiah Austin Partners with the Marfan Foundation: 'It's My Calling'

Baylor's Isaiah Austin Partners with the Marfan Foundation: 'I Feel Like It's My Calling'

Originally posted 07/12/2014 03:40PM

The NBA draft didn't go the way anyone expected for Baylor University star player Isaiah Austin – least of all him.

Read More

Credit: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty
See the Internet Frenzy Over LeBron James Returning to Cleveland

See the Internet Frenzy Over LeBron James Returning to Cleveland

Originally posted 07/11/2014 12:45PM

It was the sports equivalent of the phony war – LeBron James, the best basketball player in the world, opted out of his contract with the Miami Heat, and then … silence.

Left without the concrete date and time of The Decision four years earlier, fans went wild with speculation, analyzing flight paths and hacking website code to determine whether James would re-sign with the Heat or return to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Now, finally, we have a decision, if not a Decision: LeBron is going back to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Read More

Credit: Brian J. Ritchie/Hotsauce/REX USA
David Beckham to Receive First-Ever Legend Award from Nickelodeon

David Beckham to Receive First-Ever Legend Award from Nickelodeon

Originally posted 07/11/2014 07:00AM

Soccer star David Beckham, who recently celebrated his 15th wedding anniversary with wife Victoria Beckham, has one more thing to celebrate.

Read More

Advertisement
Credit: AP
See Brazil Fans in Shock and Despair After World Cup Loss (PHOTOS)

UpdatePosted 07/09/2014 03:05PM

See Brazil Fans in Shock and Despair After World Cup Loss (PHOTOS)

Originally posted 07/09/2014 02:20PM

It wasn't just a bad dream. Brazilians woke up Wednesday to dreadful headlines describing the shame and humiliation of their soccer team's historic defeat of 7-1 to Germany in the World Cup's semifinal.

The country's leading soccer publication stated simply: "A day to forget."

"It was the most shameful performance of all times," said Almir Rogelio, 32, who was waiting at a newspaper stand for a friend. "I honestly woke up and didn't even want to remember what happened."

Read More

Credit: Ron Sanders/AP
VIDEO: Big Crash at Daytona Takes Out Top Nascar Drivers

Big Crash at Daytona Takes Out Top Nascar Drivers

Originally posted 07/06/2014 03:00PM

There were some unhappy drivers when an accident on the Daytona International Speedway took out a bunch of cars 20 laps into the Coke Zero 400 on Sunday.

Read More

Credit: The White House
President Obama Congratulates Team USA Soccer Stars: 'You Guys Did Us Proud'

'You Guys Did Us Proud': See President Obama Congratulate Tim Howard and Clint Dempsey

Originally posted 07/03/2014 11:15AM

U.S.A. Soccer goalie Tim Howard might not be the Secretary of Defense any longer, but the World Cup hero still got to experience the thrill of a cabinet meeting Wednesday when he received a congratulatory call from President Barack Obama.

Read More

Credit: Lars Baron/Getty
How Tim Howard Became the Internet's Favorite Goalie

UpdatePosted 07/02/2014 12:50PM

How Tim Howard Became the Internet's Favorite Goalie

Originally posted 07/02/2014 12:05PM

If you're just looking at the scores, the United States' World Cup journey was a slow slide of disappointment: a win, then a draw, then a 1-0 loss, then finally a 2-1 loss to Belgium that knocked them out of the tournament in the Round of 16.

But that view doesn't quite tell the full story of the Americans' run through the World Cup, as an underdog team emerged from the Group of Death and hordes of passionate fans put lie to the old saying that the U.S. doesn't care about soccer. Even in defeat the American side earned the respect of soccer fans the world over, scoring a late goal in extra time and finding a national hero in goalie Tim Howard, whose valiant defense kept competitive what should have been a rout.

Read More

Credit: Jennifer Pottheiser/NBAE/Getty
Baylor Basketball Star with Genetic Disorder Honored at NBA Draft

Baylor's Isaiah Austin Receives Ceremonial Pick at 2014 NBA Draft

Originally posted 06/27/2014 04:00PM

Instead of being drafted by an NBA team, Baylor power forward/center Isaiah Austin was drafted by the entire league.

Read More

Filed Under: Health, Sports

From Our Partners