Ex-SJA Kicker Santos Has Personal Interest In World Cup from Mcclatchy News Service via The St. Augustine Record
Cairo Santos grew up imagining the day he would play for the Brazilian national soccer team and wear the famed No. 10 jersey.
Instead, he's in offseason camp with the Kansas City Chiefs, wearing No. 5 and providing more than token competition for veteran place kicker Ryan Succop.
Hundreds of people gathered at Liberty Memorial Saturday morning to "Outpace Poverty." The 5K walk was held by Catholic Charities of Kansas City-St. Joseph to help Missourians...
...This year's honorary spokesman was retired Kansas City Chiefs Center Tim Grunhard.
Missouri On Cutting Edge With DARI Equipment from The Columbia Daily Tribune
James Stannard, an MU Health Care orthopaedic surgeon and chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the MU School of Medicine, said the technology also could be useful in measuring the effect fatigue has on an athlete's technique through the course of competition.
Shortly before Missouri bought the system, Stannard took his son, Michael - a former Rock Bridge and current Memphis offensive lineman - to DARI headquarters to try out the equipment. Michael went through a testing protocol that former Kansas City Chiefs Pro Bowler Will Shields helped design that put him through a series of motions linemen use during games.
They worked him out then had him do it again. And again. And again.
A precious and unexpected chance has presented itself to the United States men's national team, ahead of just their second game at the World Cup against Portugal on Sunday.
Ever since the tournament draw was made back in December, the American soccer community had been enveloped by anxiety over the wretched group the US had been handed -- pitting them against Germany, Portugal and Ghana. But following a cathartic and gutsy 2-1 win on Monday over the Ghanaians, who had bounced them from the last two World Cups, the Americans are positioned to secure their unlikely passage into the Round of 16 from this group of death with a full game to spare.