How much discipline and self-control must it take to be able to compete in the Olympics? It must take years of sacrifice and choosing the best over the good. Denying yourself in terms of what you eat. Forcing yourself time and again to exercise, whether you feel like it or not.
And then to potentially throw it all away for a night's "fun" because of lack of self-control brought on by drinking and carousing? This is so tragic.
I barely follow sports, but even I have heard about the brouhaha in Brazil surrounding Ryan Lochte and three other American swimmers. The details of exactly what happened (armed robbery or vandalism on their part?) are being ironed out. But there's no question that some mistakes in judgment were made by the young athletes. more >>
As the regular season draws near, and prior to that the training camps which will start around September, NBA trade rumors of various kinds continue to be a hot topic among fans and experts alike. Some rumors address potential win-win trades, propose moves that will match the over-powered Warriors, suggest trades that will help a team regain their chemistry, and others.
Here are the latest trade rumors for the NBA 2016-17 season.
1. Bradley Beal to Boston Celtics more >>
After a stellar performance at the Rio 2016 Olympics, Chinese basketball superstar Yi Jianlian landed a contract with the Los Angeles Lakers for the 2016-17 NBA season. Fellow Asian Jeremy Lin is among the NBA stars thrilled to have Jianlian return to the league.
Following the announcement that Jianlian officially inked a one-year deal with the Lakers, Lin took to Twitter to congratulate his NBA colleague. The Brooklet Nets point guard used the hashtag "#asianinvasion" on his short message. He expressed that the new NBA contract is much deserved by the Chinese Olympian. more >>
The San Francisco 49ers are gearing toward their first preseason matchup with the Green Bay Packers on Friday, and they are in for a good fight. With returns from quarterback Colin Kaepernick for the 49ers and Aaron Rodgers for the Packers, the fans may be set for a much-anticipated match.
49ers on defense
San Francisco will once again bank on their defense, which had been their key attribute during the past seasons. The defense lineup is teeming with potential. Despite the surprising departures of All-Pro linebacker Patrick Willis due to injuries and the supposed replacement of Chris Borland due to head trauma fears, the Packers still have a lot pieces to get by. more >>
Two of football's biggest superstars will clash again on the field. The epic battle between New England Patriots and the Carolina Panthers is slated this coming Friday.
Peyton Manning retires
With the retirement of NFL star Peyton Manning from the league, there is no doubt as to who would eclipse his illustrious career. Big names such as Tom Brady of the New England Patriots and Cam Newton of the Carolina Panthers are surfacing as the best bets. more >>
The free agency period will end in the next few days but J.R. Smith's fate for the 2016-17 NBA season remains uncertain. Several reports surfaced that the Cleveland Cavaliers is no longer interested of getting their former shooting guard back to pave way for the LeBron James-Dwyane Wade reunion.
Is The James-Wade Reunion Possible?
Per Sportsrageous, rumors are rife that the Cavaliers will acquire Wade from the Chicago Bulls to take Smith's vacated position. Wade has a notable history of partnership with James under the Miami Heat, where they achieved back-to-back championships in 2012 and 2013. more >>