Once one of the NFL's most promising stars, former quarterback Tim Tebow, is now hoping to make a homerun with an MLB team and he's already selling autographed baseball memorabilia before landing a contract — stirring up a firestorm of criticism.
Tebow will be working out for all 30 big-league teams later this month but is considered to be a longshot by some sports analysts. The biggest dust-up, however, centers on Tebow's move to market baseball collectibles.
Jason Whitlock, co-host of the Fox Sports show "Speak for Yourself," says the sports figure's decision to sign and sell baseball bats and baseballs is in bad form and shows disrespect to baseball players, especially since Tebow has yet to get signed to an MLB team — let alone play his first game. more >>
Evangelist Franklin Graham is praising Olympian Allyson Felix who became the all-time most decorated U.S. woman in Olympic track and field history during the Rio Olympics on Tuesday, after she won her seventh Olympic medal in the women's 400-meter final.
"Taking a silver in the 400 meter, Allyson Felix has just become the most decorated U.S. women's track and field athlete in history!" Graham wrote on Facebook. "She makes no secret of her Christian faith on social media. Before yesterday's big event, Allyson posted, 'I praise God for it all.' She has also said, 'I came to know Jesus Christ at a very young age. … Faith leads my life. That's definitely the reason that I run.'"
In a photo finish of the 400-m race Monday night, fellow Olympian Shaunae Miller of the Bahamas dove across the line, edging Felix for the gold by .07 seconds. more >>
Just three years after getting married and a year after he became a father, devout Christian and new Cleveland Browns starting quarterback Robert Griffin III is reportedly in the process of filing for divorce from his wife, Rebecca Liddicoat.
Citing a source in the NFL, Cleveland.com says Griffin informed his teammates and coaches of the divorce, noting that he and his wife have been separated for several months now. They got married on July 6, 2013, and their daughter, Reese Ann Griffin, was born last May.
Griffin, who was drafted by the Washington Redskins with the second pick of the 2012 NFL draft after he won the Heisman Trophy playing for the largest Baptist university in the world, Baylor University, was named the Browns' starting quarterback on Aug. 8 and made his debut Friday night against the Packers, according to Cleveland.com. more >>
Jordan Clarkson has been training very hard for the 2016-17 NBA season, which was touted by some sports analysts as his breakout season. As early as now, the 24-year-old point guard is already showing a lot of potential to be the future superstar of the Los Angeles Lakers in the post-Kobe Bryant era.
The Rough Start
Per Lakers Nation, Clarkson has already suffered some difficult twists and turns in his young NBA career. The Filipino-American point guard had a rough start two years ago as the 46th overall pick in the NBA draft by the Washington Wizards, where he was later traded to the Lakers. more >>
As the 2016-17 NBA season draws nearer, more and more people are rooting for Russell Westbrook to become the Most Valuable Player. The 27-year-old point guard of the Oklahoma City Thunder has outranked LeBron James, Stephen Curry, and Kevin Durant in the latest MVP betting odds.
The Early Favorite
The latest odds of popular online gambling site Bovada crowned Westbrook as the heavy favorite of Vegas for the MVP award in the next season. The Thunder point guard was behind Curry and James in the MVP odds early this month, solely took the top spot with 2/1. The last season's NBA MVP Curry and Finals MVP James continue to trail behind Westbrook. The star player of the Golden State Warriors is listed at 4/1 odds while the Cleveland Cavalier's superstar is at 5/1. more >>
On Monday night, the entire world shook at the sight of Bahamas' Shaunae Miller diving for the 400-meter finish line at the Rio Olympics to take home the gold. She overtook US bet Allyson Felix by a mere 0.07 seconds.
The dramatic finish unfurled as Miller, 22, led most of the race, before defending Olympic champion Felix began to close in on the gap. Desperate on the final two-meter leg, Miller made a lunge, pulling her in with the gold at 49.44. It was her personal best and it left Felix with a silver.
It was a sight to remember at the race track - many cried foul and declared that Felix was robbed, even going so far to accuse Miller of being unethical. However, no thievery was afoot: as per rules, Miller had crossed the finish line torso-first. more >>