Neymar is featured in the main photo here above, but in reality he is not playing today. Brazil is now up for the challenge against Haiti in the Copa America Group B matches as Selecao hopes to overpower the team that recently lost to Peru. The game is slated at 7:30 p.m. ET.
Both teams will fight it out at the Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida on Wednesday night. Though Brazil is the favored team to win, their defender Marquinhos told MLS Soccer that Haiti should not be underestimated.
"We need to have our feet on the ground [versus Haiti]," Maquinhos explained, noting that they should not be complacent since anything can happen during a game. "We need to respect our opponent and know that nothing is given to us just because we are the Seleção." more >>
Coming out in stores on June 8 (Wednesday), the Nike Air Max 1 Premium 87 promises a classic sneakers that Nike fans have long been waiting for.
This new Air Max 1 edition boasts the number "87" on its heel to pay tribute to the year when the Nike Air Max 1 was released, Sneaker Bar Detroit noted. The shoes was also reportedly inspired by the concept of the Nike Air Flight '89 which had the number "89" on its heels.
Fans should expect an all-white ensemble for the Nike Air Max 1 Premium 87. It will have beige and grey accents while the Nike swoosh and the number "87" will be in black. more >>
A transgender student in Alaska who was born a male qualified for the finals at a high school state championship last week against all female competition, sparking protest from some of the female students who questioned the fairness of the situation.
Breitbart News reported on Monday that 18-year-old Nattaphon "Ice" Wangyot, a senior at Haines High School in Alaska, competed at the state Track & Field meet in Anchorage, taking home third place in the 200-meter dash (27.3 seconds) and fifth in the 100 (13.36 seconds).
Several female athletes, however, pointed out that as a male-to-female transgender athlete, Wangyot had an unfair advantage. more >>
USA's track and field trials for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games will start on July 1 with shot put qualifiers for men and end on July 10th with the 1,500m final for men.
Ticket prices range from $43 to $88, depending on the seating location, plus a $2.50 fee per ticket. Pricing for the trials remain unchanged between Day 1 to Day 10 when various high profile event finals such as 800m, 200m and 1500m take place. more >>
"History repeats itself" is something that the US team is trying to avoid as it goes against Costa Rica for the Group A of Copa America 2016 on Tuesday.
The two teams will go head to head at Soldier Field in Chicago Illinois starting 7 p.m. USA forward Clint Dempsey told ESPN that his team is making sure that they win the match against the Costa Rica after the home team lost to Colombia last Friday.
"It's a must-win situation, backs against the wall," Dempsey noted. "It's going to be a difficult game. They know they got a result that puts them in position to get out of the group." more >>
NFL player Aqib Talib was shot on his leg in a Dallas nightclub, causing minor injuries to the 30-year-old athlete.
The Denver Broncos cornerback sustained a gunshot wound on his right leg, ESPN reported. The bullet pierced through his leg but did not affect any ligaments nor arteries. He was taken to the Medical City Dallas and had stitches for the wound.
According to Dallas Morning News, a fight ensued inside the V Live Club club and ended up with a customer shooting Talib at around 2:45 a.m. on Sunday. Another person, who was outside the club, was also reportedly injured when the fight continued outside the premises of the strip club. more >>