Flipped Fortune

Leah Lynn Gabriela Fortune, a 17-year-old Brazilian soccer player born to American parents, is catching national attention in Brazil with her acrobatic soccer skills. The teen, who plays defense for Team Chicago in the under-20 league, hurls missile throws after launching herself with a flip. Although Fortune didn't know Portuguese when she was scouted in 2006, she says that she enjoys Brazilian women's dedication and skill in soccer: "These girls are phenomenal, they treat football with a passion that I've never experienced in the United States." [AFP]