Half a century ago, Honduras and El Salvador battled over mass migration while their national teams fought to qualify for the 1970 World Cup. The confusion regarding how much–if at all–one actually had to do with the other has stood the test of time.
A 6-0 rout of Belgium didn't reveal much about the U.S. women's national team that wasn't already known, and as the Women's World Cup nears, there's an urgency among the U.S. to fine-tune its defensive chops against its toughest competition.
It was just one of those plays—in the 2016 season-opener, the Packers’ Pro Bowl corner went in for a clean tackle and came up groggy. Suffering the after-effects of concussion, Sam Shields spent days and months in darkness, shut off from the world, before finally determining to battle back. Two years on, he’s a key defensive and special-teams cog on a Rams club with Super Bowl aspirations.
The spotlight was on not only the Rams and the Chiefs as they made NFL history on Monday night, but also on the first responders who worked tirelessly in the wake of the shooting in Thousand Oaks and the two wildfires that scorched the land less than 30 miles away from the Los Angeles Coliseum.