Everyone's hooked up on Super Bowl 50 last Sunday, so someone who wants to make a news headline should come up with something intriguing enough to steal some attention from America's biggest sporting event. That is what exactly Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch did by announcing his retirement in pro football using nothing but an image of what appears to be hanging cleats.
While the couple of days that followed were marred in speculations and rumors, the team eventually confirmed the news that Lynch has in fact retired, prematurely ending his career in the NFL. Sounds surprising? Well, everyone seems to be feeling that way, too.
The image Lynch posted via Twitter was eventually followed by another cryptic message from his teammate, cornerback Richard Sherman, who tweeted, "Salute to my guy @MoneyLynch… It was an honor sharing the field with you." more >>
In their second meeting of the season, the Atlanta Hawks are trying to get another win over the Chicago Bulls when they clash at the United Center in the regular season of the National Basketball Association.
The match-up is on February 10, 2016 at 8:00 PM ET.
Both teams have not reached the heights they achieved a few years ago, but this should still be a very entertaining battle between the Eastern Conference rivals. more >>
It is unfortunate that the Ted Cruz campaign and Rep. Steve King sent out misleading and even erroneous information about Dr. Ben Carson's campaign plans, for which Cruz and King have apologized. But CNN is also to blame, and its self-righteous, overly-indignant condemnation of the Cruz campaign exposes its own hypocrisy.
Here are the salient details, all from Monday night, Feb. 1. If ever the devil was in the details, it is in what follows.
6:43 PM, CST: CNN's Chris Moody tweets: "Carson won't go to NH/SC, but instead will head home to Florida for some R&R. He'll be in DC Thursday for the National Prayer Breakfast." more >>
The Arizona Diamondbacks and 2015 Gold Glove winner A.J. Pollock agreed to a two-year contract to avoid arbitration. The said deal is reportedly worth $10.25 million, which was agreed upon last Monday by both parties.
The first round pick of the 2009 Major League Baseball Draft hit 20 home runs last season and produced 76 RBIs, while accumulating a batting average of .315. He also led the Diamondbacks in hits with 192. In an interview with MLB.com, he said that he's excited to be in Arizona once again and that he wants to help the team win this upcoming season. Obviously, that's the kind of thing any player will say if given the kind of figures he got from the Diamondbacks.
The duo of Pollock and Pau Goldschmidt is a good reason for D'backs fans to be utterly excited about the new season. The two are a consensus top 10 when it comes to the best versatile players in the National League. more >>
One of the most charismatic WWE stars is abruptly ending his career in wrestling due to undisclosed medical reasons; but everyone knew that Daniel Bryan, who is known for his "Yes! Yes! Yes!" catchphrase, has been dealing with concussion issues since the last time he appeared in the ring in April of last year.
The 34-year-old is too young to end his WWE career, but the former champion is taking his health problem seriously, which obviously is the right thing to do. Aside from the concussion issues that surfaced last year, he also had to give up the heavyweight championship he won because he had to undergo surgery on his neck.
His popularity started when he began appearing on WWE's reality TV program titled "Total Divas." He then married another wrestling star Brie Bella two years ago and the real-life relationship between the two became a hit on the show. more >>
Anne Graham Lotz, daughter of evangelist Billy Graham, has outlined a number of key mistakes she sees people making in their prayers to God, and urges Christians to reject any suggestion that God can't help in times of need.
"Have you ever felt that your prayers are anemic? I wonder if it's because both of us are missing key ingredients such as focusing on God for who He truly is and an all-out … no-holds-barred … go-for-broke … nothing-held-back … old-fashioned desperation to get answers," Lotz wrote on Facebook Wednesday.
"Whether the issue is in our family, or in our marriage, or in our church, or in our community, or in the wake of terrorist attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, instead of buying into pop culture's attitude of 'God can't fix this,' are we desperate enough to stay on our knees until He does?" she asked. more >>