CHICAGO--With the Detroit Red Wings struggling in offense, they recalled Teemu Pulkkinen from the Grand Rapids Griffins of the AHL in time for their nationally televised derby match against the Chicago Blackhawks on Wednesday at the United Center.
Pulkkinen, who made a brief appearance in January, scoring a goal in a six-match span, was assigned to the Griffins and led the AHL in scoring, making 30 goals for the second straight season. He became the first player in franchise history to do such a feat.
After the recall, the Red Wings, who lost their last three games, immediately put him in practice, where he joined captain Henrik Zetterberg and forward Justin Abdelkader. more >>
Stephen Curry hopes that one day he can become the new face of the NBA.
Curry, the 26-year-old Golden State Warriors point guard, came into the league in 2009 and took part in his first NBA All-Star Game last year. Now that he's returning for a second year in a row with an All-Star game performance resulting in 15 points, five rebounds and nine assists, it seems he's ready to be the face of the NBA in the way famed baller Lebron James is.
"I hope to be. Obviously, it's nice that the fans are supportive and show out like that in the voting process for the All‑Star game," Curry told reporters after the game when questioned about wanting to be the face of the league. "I never expected that. Two years ago I wasn't here, so it's pretty special, and I hope to continue that trend upward to doing great things in this league." more >>
Tim Tebow has been asked to host a "Night of Inspiration" to benefit autistic children in Louisiana and their families later this spring.
The Night of Inspiration will take place in April at the Lake Charles Civic Center in Louisiana and will raise funds to benefit autism organizations in southwest Louisiana and McNeese athletics. Tebow, the 27-year-old evangelical Christian football star-turned-SEC college football analyst, will participate in a question-and-answer session and speak about his football career, childhood and Christian faith, according to The Orange Leader.
The publication also revealed that Tebow will host a youth football clinic on the day before the Night of Inspiration event, with players from the McNeese Cowboys football team. The event is sponsored by The Investor's Group of Louisiana and MaciFest, which is named after 11-year old Maci Fontenot. more >>
Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather, Jr. have verbally agreed to a $250 million pot for their 2015 superfight, but Mayweather has yet to sign the contract.
The much-awaited match between undefeated pound-for-pound U.S. champion, Floyd Mayweather, Jr. and Filipino eight-division fighter, Manny Pacquiao has all but been finalized, and what's missing is Mayweather's John Doe on the dotted line.
The two fighters met last month and agreed on the terms for a welterweight championship bout in May, but the legitimacy of the fight remains questionable with the absence of the American boxer's signature on the contract. more >>
Floyd Mayweather denied reports claiming he agreed with Manny Pacquiao on the terms of their much-anticipated fight. Reports surfaced over the weekend said that both champion boxers have reached an agreement for a $250 million fight.
Philippine television network GMA News TV first reported the news citing an interview with Pacquiao himself. British publication The Telegraph confirmed the news citing a source close to the WBO welterwight champion, who even hinted that Mayweather was set to officially announce the formal staging of the fight during the NBA All-Star Game at the Madison Square Garden.
However, speaking to David Aldridge of TNT, Mayweather debunked the reports and said, "That's not true. It's just a speculation and rumor." more >>
Lolo Jones is not afraid to take a stand against the new erotic drama that hit theaters recently, "50 Shades of Grey."
Jones, the 32-year-old Olympic hurdler and bobsledding athlete, took to Twitter to speak out about the film after a number of faithful believers have expressed their support for it.
"Funny how some people think there's nothing wrong with 50 shades of Grey," Jones wrote. "God didn't create sex for that purpose. Watch another movie." more >>