NFL tight end Benjamin Watson has a problem with Americans who chastise individuals for praying publicly, but take to social media to encourage prayer amid international disasters — and he's speaking up about it.
After at least 129 Parisians were killed in terrorist attacks on the French capital on Nov. 13, countless Americans took to various social media platforms to express their condolences with hashtags like "#prayforparis." However Watson, the 34-year-old New Orleans Saints TE, saw irony in the well-meaning gestures.
Chicago Bulls player Joakim Noah may be traded off to Boston Celtics because of his declining game performance, the latest NBA trade rumors say.
Joakim Noah used to be an "untouchable" player of the Chicago Bulls and he was part of the team's starting five. But now that the Bulls have a new coach and Noah no longer plays a major role in games, he may be traded off to the Boston Celtics, according to an All About Rookies report cited by Realty Today.
Nikola and Pau Gasol seemed to have taken over Noah's role in the team, so he is now spending lesser time on the court. In addition, his injury has already affected his performance this season, the report details. more >>
Following the deadly terrorist attacks in Paris where one of the locations targeted was a soccer stadium, the NFL announced that it will be increasing its "security and law enforcement" presence for the games.
In a statement released to the media, the league added that they are currently talking with the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Bureau of Investigation about the increased security as a precautionary measure since the attacks in France last Friday.
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The fight between Anderson Silva and Vitor Belfort in UFC 126 will go down in mixed martial arts record books as one of the most scintillating knockouts in the history of combat sports. Silva connected a front kick to the face of Belfort, knocking him out to win the match. That was in 2011. Fast-forward, it looks like UFC fans will finally get what they've been longing for — a rematch.
UFC President Dana White told Joe Rogan on the "Joe Rogan Experience" that there are discussions about the possible rematch between the two, effectively delighting the fancy of mixed martial arts fans, including Rogan himself who admitted that it's the fight he wants to see.
White also added that Belfort already confirmed that he's interested but there is no word as of yet if Silva is indeed on board with the plan. more >>
Two-time PGA Tour winner Bae Sang-Moon reportedly is going on a brief, two-year hiatus in playing professional golf to give way to a compulsory military service for his country. The news of entering the service came in after the young golfer didn't succeed in obtaining a legal bid intended for temporary deferment.
In fact, Bae went to court in the early part of this year to get the extension of his overseas travel permit, the purpose of which is to play in the United States, but unfortunately, his application was not granted, as per report from AFP via Yahoo! Sports.
Swarmed by several journalists, he said, "I'll be back on tour in 2017." He then proceeded to the army training camp located in Chuncheon, the city capital of Gangwon Province. The city happens to be the hometown of another popular South Korean athlete, Son Heung-Min, a footballer playing for Tottenham Hotspur F.C. in the English Premier League. more >>
Professional racecar driver Matt Kenseth's two-race suspension has ended, but before he returns to the Sprint Cup final on Sunday, he was summoned by NASCAR for a meeting for the purpose of clearing any remaining issues.
Kenseth met with NASCAR chairman and CEO Brian France before the focus shifts to Homestead-Miami Speedway on Sunday, where four remaining drivers will compete for the ultimate Sprint Cup Championship title. Chief Communications Officer Brett Jewkes revealed the information via Associated Press.
The Joe Gibbs Racing professional driver and France met in Charlotte, North Carolina, which later resulted to France having been satisfied with the outcome of the conversation. more >>