Irish journalist Joe Brolly has revealed that he has received a ton of backlash from mixed martial arts fans after he released an article about UFC featherweight world champion Conor McGregor in connection with the recent MMA tragedy in their country.
In April 12th, Portuguese fighter Joao Carvalho passed away after suffering head injuries following his fight against McGregor's teammate Charlie Ward at the Total Extreme Fighting in Dublin. In a report by MMA Fighting, Carvalho "started to feel bad" after his third round technical knockout loss to Ward last April 9th.
The 28-year old fighter was then rushed to the Beaumont Hospital, where he underwent immediate brain surgery. After being in critical condition for 48 hours, he eventually lost his life. more >>
Hollywood actor George Clooney has presented the Aurora Prize, a $1.1 million humanitarian award, to a devoted Roman Catholic woman from Burundi who sheltered thousands of orphans during the country's civil war in the 1990s.
"Marguerite Barankitse serves as a reminder of the impact that one person can have even when encountering seemingly insurmountable persecution and injustice," Clooney said when presenting the award in Yerevan, Armenia, Reuters reported.
"By recognising Marguerite Barankitse's courage, commitment and sacrifice, I am hopeful that she can also inspire each one of us to think about what we can do to stand up on behalf of those whose rights are abused and are in most need of our solidarity or support." more >>
Tottenham Hotspur try to get maximum points when they host West Bromwich Albion at White Hart Lane in game week 35 of the English Premier League.
The matchup is on April 25, 2016 at 3:00 PM ET.
This is a key battle for Tottenham as they are still trying to keep their title hopes alive by putting pressure on the league leaders. more >>
Two teams hungry for points clash at the Estadio de Balaidos as Celta de Vigo host Granada in the Spanish La Liga.
The matchup is on April 25, 2016 at 2:30 PM ET.
While the two teams are on opposite ends of the table, their goals are similar – get as much points as they can with the remaining games in the league. more >>
Three Syrian Christian refugees say they were "let down" by Pope Francis after the Vatican said they would be moved from their Greek-island refugee camp to Rome but suddenly chose to take three Muslim families instead.
As it was reported in mid-April that Pope Francis took 12 Muslim Syrian refugees back to Rome after his visit to the Greek Island of Lesbos, The Daily Mail reports that three Syrian Christians were initially among the the 12 lucky refugees selected by the Vatican to be taken to Italy.
According to Mail Online, siblings Roula and Malek Abo and their friend Samir were so excited when they were told they were among the 12 selected by the Vatican. more >>
Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal adds another milestone to his career after winning the Barcelona Open for the ninth time, putting him on equal ground with the current record held by Guillermo Villas as having the most titles in clay court with 49. The 29-year old beat the defending champion, Kei Nishikori, in straight sets, 6-4, 7-5 to claim the title.
He's been always favored to win in a tournament on clay since that has been his forte all throughout his career. But this one is special for the 14-time grand slam victor since it puts him on record books. And at such a young age, he definitely can surpass that mark by Vila.
Nadal also has a rare chance of doing something that only a few have done, which is to win three major titles in one year. He already hoisted the Monte Carlo trophy last week, got the Barcelona Open today, and can cap it off with a win at the French Open scheduled for next month. more >>