The Miami Heat losing LeBron James to the Cleveland Cavaliers was a huge blow to their roster but they are still looking to be one of the better teams in the Eastern Conference.
Despite the loss of James, the team has brought back long time players like Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh, as well as signing newcomers such as Luol Deng.
Starting point guard Mario Chalmers will be a key player during the 2014-2015 season as he will be relied on more or less by the others to create scoring opportunities. His efficiency will drop with the departure of James but neverthless, he is still important to the team. more >>
Filipino boxing legend Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao (56-5-2) is slated to defend his World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight belt against the undefeated former kickboxer Chris Algieri (20-0) of the U.S. on Nov. 23, this year. Pacquiao, who will be turning 36 this December, will once again set foot in the Chinese gambling capital of Macau for the fight.
In recent interviews, the 30-year-old challenger from Huntington, New York expressed his admiration to the works of the eight-division world champion, calling him a living legend and future Hall of Famer. In all confidence, Algieri however remarked that it's time for the old to make way for the new.
"What he's done in the sport is incredible, but it's time for a new era. It's time for new faces, the time is now and I'm ready to take it," he said. more >>
An atheist organization has sent letters to a group of public charter schools that are associated with the Texas Christian Athletics League, arguing that their involvement violates the separation of church and state.
The Madison, Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation recently sent the letters out to various schools, mostly located in the Houston area.
FFRF argued that by affiliating with a Christian organization, the public schools are supporting a sectarian effort with taxpayer dollars. more >>
New York Jets Linebacker Demario Davis says he has a premonition that the 2014 NFL season will be his team's best year because he believes his intuition is coming directly from God.
Davis is a devout Christian who made a similar bold statement last year during a time when the Jets were under scrutiny. But this year he is taking a similar approach as another Christian football player did in believing that nothing is impossible.
"… Everybody says that this is their year. Everybody says it from all 32 teams, but who really believes it? [Seattle quarterback] Russell Wilson last year said, 'Why not us?' It's so much about believing. You're going to have so many doubters, so many believers. You have to go out there and believe that this is our time," Davis said to Metro news outlet. more >>
Earlier reports indicated Jose Mourinho's desire to keep two of the best goalkeepers in the world in his team but that might not happen as Petr Cech will be more than willing to give way for the younger Thibaut Courtois.
Chelsea legend Cech was previously disappointed with how Mourinho kept him in the dark about his decision on who's going to lead the team's Premier League opener against Burnley, according to the Mirror U.K..
Courtois, on the other hand, confirmed that he was as well surprised by the decision as he only learned the picking 60 minutes before the kickoff at Turf Moor. This came off as a harsh blow for the 32-year-old keeper. more >>
Though not officially announced by the Houston Rockets, it seems like Francisco Garcia is now close to re-signing his contract with Houston Rockets, according to reports.
In a Twitter post by Clutch City's local newsreporter, Jonathan Feigen revealed that both the Rockets and Garcia are interested in closing the deal.
"That's their plan and his, but no agreement on deal yer RT @rjanssaen37: @Jonathen_Feigen is it [true] that the rockets re sign fransico Garcia," as stated in Feigen's social media. more >>