What better way to make history in the NBA than topple one of the league's most successful franchises?
The Golden State Warriors handily won against the Los Angeles Lakers, 111-77, on Tuesday to extend their winning streak to 16, officially giving them the distinction of having the best start for the season in the history of the NBA. Before the game against the Lakers, the Warriors already tied the record (15-0) with the 1993-1994 Houston Rockets and the 1948-1949 Washington Capitals in a win against the Denver Nuggets.
The next record Golden State hopes to break is the 33 consecutive victories of the Lakers achieved in 1972; but that in itself is a longshot considering the level of competitiveness in the league today. more >>
The fight lineup for UFC 194 has taken a blow with the news that Michelle Waterson has been injured and won't be able to proceed with the strawweight battle against Tecia Torres. The fight card slated on Dec.12 in Las Vegas is supposed to be a continuation of Waterson's good showing for the promotion after a stunning debut in July.
The American mixed martial artist with a record of 13-4 impressed a lot of observers after winning via third-round submission against Angela Magana. She's also in a hot streak right now, winning all but one of her last eight fights. Waterson is also a former Invicta FC atomweight champion and is a stunning and at the same time ferocious fighter inside the Pentagon.
The 29-year-old is supposed to be battling an equally formidable opponent in Torres, who has a record of 6-0 and never has tasted defeat as a pro fighter. Her last fight was a unanimous decision triumph against Angela Hill during UFC 188 last June. more >>
Following the smooth moves that Jeremy Lin ever so slowly slammed back into the court for the past several games, rumor has it that "Linsanity" has found a new training ground with the Charlotte Hornets for a possible reincarnation.
The Australian News Network points out that the Hornets trod a rocky path after missing to get into the playoffs last season, but with Nicolas Batum, Frank Kaminsky, and Lin in the team, the path now appears to be more aligned with the team's goals.
The past several months also proved to be a struggle for the "undrafted" star, and multiple rumors surrounded his career. He was rumored to be moving to the Chicago Bulls, only ending up with the Hornets and being described by the team's owner, the legendary Michael Jordan, as their "biggest acquisition" yet. more >>
March 2016 is still a few months ahead from now, but Ben Affleck, who plays Batman in the upcoming film "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice," is now feeling the pressure for his new film to do well in the box office.
According to Variety, the expectations are "extremely high" for everyone, especially for the stars of the film, Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill, who plays Superman/Clark Kent. Affleck said he'd be lying if he said that there isn't a "ton of pressure" on him. The website said that the actor feels the pressure since Warner Bros. struggled this year with many of its films, and their superhero movie next year is expected to change what's happening to the studio right now. "Nonetheless, there's a lot of pressure on it. If it doesn't do well, that will be extremely disappointing," he said.
The 43-year-old actor hopes that all will go well once "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" premieres next year, since he's also expected to star for another DC movie with Warner Bros., which is rumored to be a solo "Batman" film, and he's also slated to star in "Justice League." more >>
The name Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 Pro will not see the light of day as reports say that the device will be called the Redmi Note 3 instead.
According to Gizmo China, the privately-owned Chinese smartphone maker surprised fans when it announced that the Grand Finale event it announced before will introduce the name Redmi Note 3 as the successor of the Redmi Note 2, which was launched back in August. This makes the predecessor one of the shortest product generations.
The name change was confirmed by the new teaser uploaded in the official Weibo and Twitter account of the company, as reported by International Business Times. The teaser image had a caption which is translated as "Major news: next Tuesday released Note3 # # red rice. I think you'll like it." It also included at the bottom the date of unveiling of the device which is on Nov. 24. more >>
For some time now, rumours have been doing the rounds that the 'Avengers 3' film, "Infinity Wars II," will see the last of Steve Rogers as Captain America. Some say that a new Captain America will rise and Thor will also meet his end.
Fans of comics know that the Civil War causes a lot of undesirable events and after a time, Captain America dies - at least in the comic books. Plus, comments by the Russo brothers and Kevin Feige have added fuel to these speculations.
The Russo brothers, the directors of "Captain America: Civil War," said "[Bucky] has to get everyone on his side by the end of this movie, because his role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is about to get a lot bigger." more >>