Manny Pacquiao, 34, has dedicated his unanimous decision victory over Brandon Rios to his troubled country of the Philippines, which is still recovering from the devastating typhoon that hit recently.
Pacquiao, the eight-division world champion who is also a Filipino politician, spoke about the importance of him winning the first fight that he has had in almost a year after his native country was ravaged by a typhoon earlier this month.
"This is not about my comeback," Pacquiao said after winning the bout. "My victory is a symbol of my people's comeback from a natural disaster and a natural tragedy." more >>
As the Chicago Bears quarterback Josh McCown continues to gain popularity as Jay Cutler's replacement for the Chicago Bears, his teammates have jokingly described the player's tone on the field as being a mix between "Ben Stiller and Jesus," due partially to his southern drawl.
When Bears' tight end Martellus Bennett was asked earlier this week to describe what McCown sounds like on the field when he's calling plays, Bennett initially shrugged and gave a common response: "Like Josh." After more prying from the television reporter, Bennett gave in a little, saying he thought McCown sounded like "Ben Stiller, maybe."
"But Ben Stiller in 'Heavyweights.' Yeah, it's a little country. But it's a combination of Jesus and Ben Stiller," the tight end added jokingly. Bennett went on to say that he knows what Jesus sounds like, saying: "We've all heard Jesus […] But some of us aren't listening." more >>
EA Games has clarified the loading up problems with its game, FIFA 14, following numerous complaints by gamers recently of frequent crashes.
The company announced the booting up crash may be due in part because two controllers are connected.
"Using two separate controllers, both assigned to user profiles, and then using controller two to navigate the bootflow when FIFA 14 is loading can result in a crash. The FIFA dev team will be fixing this issue as soon as possible (shortly after launch) but, in the meantime and as a workaround: please only use controller one to navigate the bootflow of FIFA 14. You can turn on and use the controller two once in the main menu," EA posted on its support site. more >>
This epic 80s rock anthem Livin' On A Prayer has rocketed back into the singles charts thanks to a hilarious video made four years ago. This guy goes wild when this song comes on while attending a Boston Celtics basketball game. This song has always been a classic since its release 26 years ago whether it be played on the radio or at karaoke parties. It seems to always be stuck in people's minds. Now in 2013, it has made a comeback to the music charts thanks to the dancing skills of a Boston Celtic fan Jeremy Fry. Too funny for words this is a MUST WATCH!more >>
In the first plane crash in 2003, his mother, brother and sister died. He and his father survived. Eight years later in 2011, Austin Hatch, 18, was sitting right next to his pilot father when their plane went down again. This time he was the only survivor.
Hatch's father died along with his stepmother, wiping out the last of his immediate family.
On Wednesday, speaking publicly for the first time since the 2011 crash, Hatch concluded that God must have a plan for his life. more >>
A video depicting some touching and inspiring moments in sports went viral only after a few weeks of being posted. YouTube poster, StayWithJas put together a bunch of clips that show athletes overcoming odds, displaying extreme sportsmanship, or lending a hand to someone in need. These stories help to create a strong dialogue that shows off humanity rather than the sometimes extreme disconnect in sports.
Watch the video below and realize that sports can be a little more than a competition.more >>