The Brooklyn Nets are planning to trade their All-Star trio Brook Lopez, Joe Johnson and Deron Williams to any interested teams.
The Nets' decision to trade their players is not surprising considering the team has ended up with a full roster due to prior deals and now has a season record of 8-11. It now makes sense for the higher-ups to officially let go of some of their players.
Lopez has been billed at $32 million through 2015 to 2016, Johnson at $48 million for 2015 to 2017 and Williams came up with the highest amount of $63 million through 2016 to 2017. more >>
Eric Berry says God has prepared him for a battle with Hodgkin's lymphoma that is keeping him off of the football field.
Berry, the 25-year-old Kansas City Chiefs safety, was recently diagnosed when he completed testing after finding a mass in his chest. After the Chiefs placed Berry on the non-football illness list last month, the NFL player publicly confirmed that he was dealing with the cancerous disease.
Berry expressed his gratitude to both his supporters and the doctors he is working with to help battle the disease. more >>
Cam Newton, the 25-year-old Carolina Panthers quarterback, is receiving prayers from his fellow NFL players after getting into a car accident that resulted in him fracturing bones in his lower back.
After the accident on Tuesday that resulted in Newton's truck being wrecked, the Panthers released an official statement about their QB's condition.
"Further testing revealed that Cam Newton has two transverse process fractures in his lower back and no further internal injuries," the Panthers said in a statement obtained by ESPN. "Right now we have thought about Cam's well-being and we understand there was someone else in the other car who was injured," the team said. "We just hope that they're all OK." more >>
It was a dream come true for 15-year-old Lucia Funaro. She was given the chance to sing the National Anthem in the world's most famous arena, Madison Square Garden, on Monday night. The Garden of Dreams Foundation teamed up allowing multiple kids battling illness take part in many different pre-game ceremonies. This all took place during the New York Rangers hockey game.
Lucia went through several life-threatening situations from birth until a later age. She had open-heart surgery at only three months old to repair two holes that doctors found. Then Lucia was diagnosed with Trisomy 18 and an early stage of cancer. Along with many other problems that continued arising, Lucia continued to remain calm during the whole process. Just imagine spending your day at home trying to take a bath with a Broviac catheter coming out of your chest. It was truly a heart-wrenching situation and is hard for any parent to deal with.
But, with beautiful Lucia, no day was a bad day. Her smile and love for all things around her made everyone SMILE. She spent two years of her life on chemotherapy just so the cancer would stop spreading. Most children born with this many problems don't last very long. more >>
Arizona Cardinals Coach Bruce Arians announced on Sunday that running back Andre Ellington will be placed on the injured list following numerous injuries.
Ellington reportedly has a sports hernia and injuries to his foot and hip, ending his run for the Arizona Cardinals for the season. He is ending the season early with a total of 660 yards and three touchdowns at 3.3 yards per rush, as well as 395 yards and two touchdowns with 46 catches.
It has been reported that Ellington will travel to Philadelphia to undergo surgery and repair the hernia on Monday. During his run for the Cardinals, the 5-foot-9, 199-pound Ellington has played a total of 27 games, had a scrimmage total of 2,078 yards and scored nine touchdowns. more >>
Jason Garrett, the coach of the Dallas Cowboys, has announced that despite having several of their players injured, they are positive that they would recover enough to return to the field during the team's upcoming practice session on Wednesday.
The team is preparing to face off against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, but ended up with five players injured during the past few games, such as linebacker Dekoda Watson, defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence, defensive backs Jeff Heath and Tyler Patmon, and quarterback Tony Romo.
Watson ended up with a hamstring strain, while Lawrence had issues with his ribs. more >>