SOCCER STADIUM SET TO OPEN IN APRIL ON ST. CROIX; FACILITY WILL HOST LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL FIFA TOURNAMENTS
ST. CROIX — Tucked away on a piece of land in Aureo Diaz is the construction of a massive soccer (football) stadium that is being built and is scheduled to be completed no later than April, 2019 if the weather holds. The facility, owned by the U.S. Virgin Islands Soccer Association, is being fully funded by FIFA, and will facilitate both pro local and international FIFA matches, according to association officials. The stadium comes complete with seating for 600 people, changing rooms, showers, along with media and medical areas, according to Coach Darryl Rogers, a member of the association.
LeBron James is leaving home for Hollywood and an iconic team.
The Los Angeles Lakers have a new superstar – L.A.-Bron.
The four-time NBA MVP announced Sunday night that he has agreed to a four-year, $154 million contract with the Lakers, joining one of the league’s most storied franchises and switching conferences to try and dethrone the Golden State Warriors and grow his own legacy.
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Qatar’s Mutaz Essa Barshim and Nafissatou Thiam of Belgium have been named the male and female World Athletes of the Year at the IAAF Athletics Awards 2017, held at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco on Friday (24).
Barshim, 26, was one of the most consistent and dominant athletes of the year. Starting with a 2.35m leap in Jeddah in April and ending with a 2.40m jump in Eberstadt in August, Barshim pieced together an undefeated season across 11 competitions.
He won the world title in impressive fashion, clearing all of his heights up to his winning mark of 2.35m on his first attempt. One week after his triumph in London, he jumped a world-leading 2.40m in Birmingham and followed it four days later with a winning jump of 2.36m in Zurich to secure the IAAF Diamond League title.
Barshim ended the 2017 season with nine of the best 11 jumps in the world this year, capped by his two 2.40m leaps. He is the first high jumper in history to leap 2.40m or higher in five successive years.
Bolt gets President’s Award at IAAF Gala – Widely considered one of the greatest sprinters of all-time, Usain Bolt is a three-time 100m and 200m Olympic champion who collected 11 world titles over an international career that began when he was in his late teens.
Widely considered one of the greatest sprinters of all-time, Usain Bolt is a three-time 100m and 200m Olympic champion who collected 11 world titles over an international career that began when he was in his late teens.
Bolt, 31, won four world 200m titles, three at 100m, and holds the world record over both distances, 9.58 at 100m and 19.19 at 200m.
The Jamaican retired this season after taking 100m bronze at the World Championships in London to end his career as one of the most recognised athletes in the world.
This IAAF President’s Award recognises and honours great service to athletics.
“This wonderful award means the world to me … it shows the younger generation that with hard work and dedication, anything is possible,” said Bolt.