Congratulations to team USA gaining their 3rd World Cup Title after defeating Japan.
CARLI LIOYD SCORED 3 GOALS IN THE 1ST 16 MINUTES, NAMED MVP
Top USA goalkeeper Hope Solo wins the Adidas Golden Glove Award.
After 50 games of the 2015 Women’s World Cup, the two finalists have been determined at last: The United States will square off with rival Japan on Sunday. Sunday’s final will mark the third major tournament in a row in which the United States and Japan have met in the final. The U.S. women are trying to win a Women’s World Cup for the third time, which no country has done.
Gilli-Danda is an amateur sport played in the rural areas and small towns all over Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Afghanistan and Pakistan as well as Cambodia and Italy. The game is played with two sticks: a large one called a danda, which is used to hit a smaller one, the gilli. Gilli Danda is an ancient sport of India, possibly with origins over 2500 years ago. It is believed to be the origin of Western games such as cricket, baseball and softball.
Adidas has hired has hired a new creative agency to market golf as a sport instead of a pastime, according to AdWeek. The new strategy is capitalizing on more Americans participating in exercise. Experts told The Economist that young people are playing video games instead of hitting the golf course and that attracting players under 45 is harder than ever.
Efforts to get the “all white” clothing rule relaxed has received a boost with Roger Federer’s remark that the policy is “quite extreme”. The comment by Federer carries more weight than other players as he is a member of the All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) that runs Wimbledon. The undercurrent of resistance to the all-white rule this season has included a woman player wearing a black bra, which she concealed by wearing a white one over it. She said the all-white rule had “gotten a little excessive” and was disappointed that she could not wear tennis skirts she’d brought with colored underwear.
The successful union between Dwayne Wade and Miami Heat will continue as the two sides agree to a new deal. The deal is reportedly worth $20 million for one year. Wade isn’t the unstoppable force he used to be, but the 33-year-old is still one of the best players in the NBA. He averaged 21.5 points and 4.8 assists per game last season and shot 47 percent from the field.
LeBron James, four-time NBA Most Valuable Player, two-time NBA champion, 11-time All-Star, one of basketball’s greatest players…and now yoga instructor. James led young prospects at the Nike Basketball Camp in yoga exercises on the beach Monday morning in Santa Monica, California, before the day’s workouts. Now, that must have been a once in a lifetime experience for those up and comers.
ESPN Reports: The Los Angeles County district attorney’s office has declined to file felony charges against Sean “Diddy” Combs for a confrontation last month at the University of California, Los Angeles, where his son plays football. Combs was arrested June 22 at UCLA’s athletic facilities for an alleged assault in which police say he wielded a piece of weight-room equipment. The hip-hop mogul says he was defending himself and his son. “The various accounts of the event and charges that are being reported are wholly inaccurate,” a representatives for Combs Enterprises company, said in a June 24 statement. “What we can say now is that any actions taken by Mr. Combs were solely defensive in nature to protect himself and his son.”