Christian basketball star Jeremy Lin says that he is "thankful" to be moving on to the next phase of his NBA career after signing a mutli-season deal with the Brooklyn Nets Friday.
The 27-year-old Lin, who played last season with the Charlotte Hornets and averaged 11.7 points per game, has agreed to a three-year, $36 million deal with the Nets, sources told ESPN's Marc Stein.
The three-season deal will likely provide the former Harvard University guard with a little bit more stability moving forward in his career as he has played for three different teams over the last three seasons and has been on five different teams since he started playing in the NBA in 2010. more >>
LeBron James is the king of Cleveland again. In a city with three major sports teams — the NBA's Cavaliers, the NFL's Browns, and the MLB's Indians — James brought home the first championship title in 52 years (the last time was the Brown's in 1964).
To watch LeBron embrace his third Larry O'Brien trophy, and witness the response from the fan base, you'd think that there has always been love between James and the city of Cleveland — but that's not the case at all. The warmth and acceptance we all saw after the Cavs Game Seven win was the result of a long, healthy process of forgiveness.
You see, LeBron deeply hurt the city of Cleveland when he chose to take his talents to South Beach in 2010. The hometown kid from Akron, the 2003 first overall draft pick, the "king," stepped down from his throne and set off for greener pastures, and he devastated the fans. more >>
After being carried off the track at her last meet, Olympic Gold Medalist Sanya Richards-Ross is leaning on God to qualify for the final Olympic games of her career.
A hamstring injury at the American Track League meet in Atlanta earlier this month resulted in the previous 400 meter gold medalist missing out on the opportunity to become a part of the team that will compete at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. The last opportunity for Richards-Ross to qualify for the games before her retirement comes on July 3.
"Sometimes you need to minister to yourself. ... Re-reading my own words, remembering that God's love has always been the greatest prize has reassured me of the strength I have on this journey. This is not where I expected to be going into my final season but it's exactly where God wants me to be, and for that I'm empowered and revitalized," she wrote on Instagram. "This weekend I'll be running purely on my faith. ... And let me tell you something, that's a wonderful place to be!!!!" more >>
Prior to the release of a new DLC patch for first-person shooter game "Overwatch," it is set to introduce a new game mode for PC, Xbox One and PS4 owners. Expected to have a full release this month, the Competitive Play mode is now on testing phase for personal computers as it aims to provide a better and more serious experience for gamers.
This will be useful especially to players who have already reached Level 25. Gamers are expected to be matched with other individuals possessing similar skills and they would need to face competition in a period of two and a half months.
Aside from these offerings, the upcoming game mode will also come with the following: more >>
Following Iceland's stunning upset over England in the round of 16 of the UEFA European championship, Wales looks to make their own upset over tournament favorite Belgium in the quarter finals.
For Wales, getting into the UEFA Euro quarterfinals is a first.
The Wales vs. Belgium match will be played on Friday, July 1, at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy located in Lille, France. The game is live on BBC one and will be hosted by Gary Lineker at 9 p.m. Central European time. more >>