Former Formula One champion racer Michael Schumacher is continuing his long road to recovery after his skiing accident in 2013.
In some good news, Italian editor of "Autosprint" magazine Alberto Sabbatini, earlier this month revealed that Schumacher is not confined to his bed anymore. The racer can now sit up on a chair "in front of the windows inside his villa." Reportedly this is a core part of his current recovery plan as it helps him avoid muscle atrophy. He is also undergoing physical therapy.
The villa is overlooking the snowy peaks of the Swiss Alps on one part. On the other side, the shores of Lake Geneva can be seen. The view is good stimulation for Schumacher and will also help his recovery. more >>
Top Rank head honcho Bob Arum has predicted the pay-per-view earnings from the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight to run over $4 million on the Cinco de Mayo weekend.
Bob Arum, founder and CEO of Top Rank promotions, is pegging the pay-per-view take for the Floyd Mayweather, Jr versus Manny Pacquiao superfight on May 2 at the Las Vegas MGM Grand Arena to reach over $4 million, surpassing the 2007 Mayweather versus Oscar De La Hoya PPV earnings of $2.5 million.
"I think it's gonna do over 4 million, it might be closer to 5 million," Arum told ESPN Friday Night Fights. "I mean the interest in unbelievable. People who don't follow sports, and who certainly don't follow boxing are caught up in this event. Everywhere I go, people are talking about it." more >>
Jeremy Lin has been vocal about his issues on the basketball court this season, but now it seems the Christian Los Angeles Lakers point guard is surrendering his game to God.
Lin, the 26-year-old Los Angeles Lakers guard, has been having some struggles with his game this season. Lakers coach Byron Scott took the point guard out of the team's starting lineup last Dec, and the basketball player has been vocal about his on court frustrations on his blog.
Now, it seems Lin is turning things around while averaging 16.2 points and 4.2 assists after the All-Star break. He recently spoke up about his faith playing a part in his improved game. more >>
Jarryd Hayne, a Christian superstar rugby player formerly of Australia's National Rugby League, announced Tuesday that he's signed a futures contract with the San Francisco 49ers worth $100,000 in a bid to become the rare player to successfully transition to the NFL after spending most of his career playing a different sport overseas.
Hours before making the announcement, Hayne, 27, tweeted: "Today a dream becomes a reality. With God anything is POSSIBLE."
Hayne, who was named the top player in the NRL in Australia for the second time last year, quit the league in October 2014 walking away from a contract worth approximately $1 million to pursue his dream of playing in the NFL. He's trying to make the NFL as a running back after selecting the 49ers over the Detroit Lions and Seattle Seahawks. more >>
A new spring kid's sports season is almost here. Soon the local sports fields will be filled with beehives of red-cheeked kids chasing soccer balls. Players will be rounding bases in baseball games. The sound of aluminum bats will be pinging the air. And there will be the welcome smell of fresh cut, dewy grass on Saturday mornings at sporting complexes across America.
And I, for one, love it. Well, most of the time.
Over the last 30 years, kid's sports have changed from having 12 games in the summer for little league ; to having kids play 50 to 70 and up to 90 games a season in competitive sports such as baseball and soccer. What are Christian parents to do when these activites interfere with Church and family life? more >>
MMA fighter, Ronda Rousey has chosen sides in the Floyd Mayweather, Jr. – Manny Pacquiao Fight on May 2, and she's betting on the Filipino boxer.
Mixed martial arts number one female, Ronda Rousey has unanimously chosen the boxer to cheer for at the May 2 Las Vegas superfight between undefeated American, Floyd Mayweather, Jr. and pound-for-pound number three ranked fighter, Manny Pacquiao.
Rousey says she's cheering for the Filipino underdog. more >>