On Monday night, BNP Paribas Open tournament director Raymond Moore stepped down from his post after receiving rage from players around the world regarding his comments about women players.
According to The New York Daily News, tournament owner Larry Ellison said in a statement that Moore informed him of his decision to leave the $7 million event earlier in the day. "Ray let me know that he has decided to step down from his roles as CEO and tournament director effective immediately. I fully understand his decision," he said.
While there were no other details given about the reason for his resignation, some believe that he opted to step down due to the backlash he received from tennis fans and professional players alike. more >>
A national pro-choice organization is demanding that two California pregnancy centers adhere to a controversial state law mandating that they promote abortion.
The California chapter of NARAL Pro-Choice America has called on officials to compel Sacramento Life Center and Alternatives Pregnancy Center to feature signs promoting abortion services.
Fans of the hit WE tv reality show "Mary Mary" have witnessed a large dose of drama played out on their television screens, and now one half of the gospel music duo the show follows is explaining why.
"TV loves those heated moments. When you have a reality show and they're following you, they catch all those heated moments and TV loves those heated moments more than they love those other moments," Mary Mary group member and co-executive producer Tina Campbell told Fox LA. "Life happens and it's not always easy and it's not always perfect. And again, the TV likes to show a lot of the craziness."
While Tina and Erica Campbell have taken time apart to pursue solo music efforts, the pair still appear on and co-executive produce their show. Now in its fifth season, the show highlights some drama, with Tina refusing to specify when she will be ready to make the next Mary Mary record that the group is contracted to create. more >>
Ahead of Easter Sunday next week, evangelical pastor Rick Warren took to his blog to answer the question: "Why didn't Jesus defend himself" before his crucifixion, death and resurrection?
Warren, who founded Saddleback Church in Orange County, California, wrote in a March 18 post that the most important thing to remember about the Easter season is that Jesus was who he claimed to be: the Savior, and that his death "was all part of the plan."
"[Jesus] was God in the flesh, and he came to Earth to save us," Warren writes. more >>
On Monday, Apple will host what could be this year's biggest product event and as fans already know, the unofficial but highly anticipated iPhone SE will be unveiled, along with updates on other devices.
Over the past months, it seems consumers have become less and less interested in smartphones, especially with the recent release of tablets and other gadgets in the market. While Apple is still one of the top tech giants around the world, the market seems to be holding down its excitement on upcoming phones.
According to CNET, the release of the so-called iPhone SE is expected to boost the interest of fans who may be getting tired of the series as the upcoming device is launching as a smaller and cheaper version of the bigger iPhones. more >>
Although Christians may find their pain to be insufferable, they must remember that all pain has a purpose through God's grace, Pastor Rick Warren explains in his Daily Hope messge this week.
Warren, who heads Saddleback Church in Orange County, California, writes that all pain can have a purpose, pointing to 2 Corinthians 12:9a TEV that states: "My grace is all you need, for my power is greatest when you are weak."
"What relieves our hurt and helps us keep going when we're in pain and we want to give up? God's grace," Warren states in his March 16 post. more >>