Team USA - This team is slowly captivating the nation after picking up it's first win in the World Cup as well as hanging tight to a 2-2 draw with soccer powerhouse, Portugal, and of course, the best player in the world, Cristiano Ronaldo.
Alex Torres - Safety has become a huge issue in sports, especially head injuries. After the amount of line drives pitchers have fallen victim to in recent years, MLB has taken precautions by offering protective hats for pitchers. Only, noone wants to be the first because of ridicule and well, awkwardness of the look of the cap. Kudos to Alex Torres for taking that step and putting his safety first, and of course, breaking the ice for others to do so now. I'm sure the technology, and look, will only get better.
Camouflage Leopards - No reason for this "up" other than it's such a cool story about camouflaging leopards. Check out the link and try to find the animals. I'm sure it'll amaze you.
Iraq/ISIS Situation - This situation is growing and growing and become a serious concern in the Middle East. It has been said recently that the judge who sentenced Saddam Hussein to death was recently captured and killed. How long before the United States and others step in to not only prevent a total government overtake, but preventing any fostering or harboring of terrorism.
Isaiah Austin - I can't imagine how devastated this kid must be. To finally work your way to the brink of achieving your dream only to have a degenerative condition take it all away from you. Heartbreaking.
Hope Solo - It's a shame Hope Solo always finds herself in the news for negative stories. If it's not domestic abuse charges, it's issues regarding banned substances like what went down in the 2012 Olympics. Solo could be a huge advocate for women's soccer, especially when the game needs them here in the States during these World Cup games - both male and female.