One of the many reasons why soccer remains to be the world's most popular sport is the fact that surprises always come and go. Although there are elite teams that dominate their respective professional leagues, some pull off a few upsets from time to time, and that even includes the World Cup.
And one of the most inspiring underdog stories this year is Leicester City, a team that plies its trade in the Premier League. All season long, the football club has been occasionally showing brilliance, but no one really thought of them as being able to reach this far. On Sunday, they will be wrapping up the final page of their Cinderella story against the fancied and Britain's most popular team, Manchester United.
Leicester City is not like the usual giants in English football, particularly because they don't have the kind of budget that other clubs have. They even don't have the big names in their lineup, something which usually is considered a requirement to win this prestigious league. more >>
Needing a win to complete an incredible run towards the English Premier League title, Leicester City travel to Old Trafford to face Manchester United in game week 36.
The matchup is on May 1, 2016 at 9:05 AM ET.
At the moment, Leicester are firmly on top of the table with 76 points after 35 games. They hold a seven point lead over Tottenham Hotspur and with nine points left to play, a win gives them 79 points and even in Spurs get a win, they have seven points to make up with only six points to play. more >>
Still trying to keep their European hopes alive for next year, Liverpool travel to the Liberty Stadium to face Swansea City in game week 36 of the English Premier League.
The matchup is on May 1, 2016 at 7:00 AM ET.
Liverpool still have four games left to play and are trying to get as much points as they have to climb to the top quarter of the EPL rankings. more >>
Hoping to be one step closer to winning another Spanish La Liga championship, Barcelona travel to Estadio Benito Villamarin to face Real Betis in game week 36.
The matchup is on April 30, 2016 at 2:30 PM ET.
On paper, this should be an easy matchup for the Catalans as they are seated at the top of the table, while Betis find themselves 13th in the league. more >>
Already locking up the Ligue 1 title early on, Paris Saint-Germain look to get another big win at home as they host Rennes at Parc Des Princes.
The matchup is on April 29, 2016 at 2:30 PM ET.
PSG have been easily the best team in France and with only four more games left in their domestic schedule, they can get as much as 98 points by winning all of their games. more >>
British experts are taking a different route in terms of societal acceptance for e-cigarettes. While there is a growing skepticism and opposition in the U.S., these experts believe that if smokers are going to switch to e-cigarettes, there will be a significant reduction in death as well as disability caused by the country's most notorious killer – tobacco smoking.
Professor John Britton and his group studied the report submitted by the Royal College of Physicians on the examination of the role of e-cigarettes in the reduction of tobacco harm and came out with the conclusion that e-cigarettes and similar nicotine products that don't depend on tobacco actually "offer the potential to radically reduce harm from smoking in our society." The experts likewise stressed the importance of managing the use of the product.
They also contend that even though there exists a declining commonness of tobacco smoking in the country in the last few decades, the fact is there are still about nine million people who smoke, which in turn contributes to the number of people who die young or incur some kind of disability as a direct result of smoking. more >>