SAO PAULO, Brazil — Remember when CONCACAF was a quaint, unthreatening little football backwater where many of the people knew the sport as soccer — and few of them played it very well regardless of what it was called?
RIO DE JANEIRO — At this point in the World Cup, the Dutch know plenty about Costa Rica — once one of the surprise packages of the tournament. What they may not know is that Costa Rica’s Jorge Luis Pinto learned his coaching from the Dutchman who invented ‘total football’.
The Tour de France is considered the pinnacle of any cyclist’s career. Years of preparation and intense strength and conditioning training are required to participate in the prestigious 2,200-mile race.
Aldon Smith’s uncertain legal fate won’t be compounded by criminal charges related to the 49ers linebacker’s April arrest on suspicion of making a fake bomb threat at Los Angeles International Airport.
David Griffin, general manager of the Cleveland Cavaliers, first met Joe Harris in a hotel corridor before Harris’ Virginia Cavaliers took on the Michigan State Spartans at Madison Square Garden in New York City. During their brief encounter, Griffin joked about having Harris remain a Cavalier at the pro level.