Instead of living in fear, New Orleans Pelicans point guard Jrue Holiday is putting all of his faith in Jesus as his pregnant wife, Lauren, battles a newly discovered brain tumor.
While Jrue, 26, admitted in an interview with NOLA.com that he was devastated to hear the news, he insisted that his wife's faith was strong enough to conquer the obstacle.
Instead of focusing on whether NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick is right or wrong to remain seated during the national anthem as a form of protest, Benjamin Watson is defending his decision to honor "The Star Spangled Banner."
As Watson recovers from a torn achilles that is keeping him off the football field, the Baltimore Ravens tight end is revealing the importance of standing during the singing of the national anthem.
"If I am fortunate enough to ever be dressed for another game day I imagine I would be doing the same thing I did in my last. Standing," Watson wrote in a lengthy Facebook post on Monday. "Not because America is ALL I desire it to be, because most assuredly it is not. Racism still stews, families are fractured, the unborn are trashed, schools are struggling, religious freedom is increasingly under attack, violence pollutes our cities and our suburbs, and there is a growing divide between law enforcement and the community." more >>
NBA teams that didn't do well in the previous season have been the subject of many trade rumors. Analysts and regular fans alike explore possibilities, some with factual basis, while others purely speculative, keeping NBA fans busy before the start of the season. Here are the latest NBA trade rumors.
1. John Wall to Miami Heat
Like he had been throughout the past few years, Kevin Love is once again on the trade market. The former Minnesota Timberwolves standout had regressed into an underwhelming name in the original Cleveland Cavaliers "Big 3", and it may not be a surprise if the Cavs want to look for better options.
Still, a change of scenery might be a good call for the 28-year-old forward who reportedly had a rocky relationship with team superstar LeBron James. With King James and the Cavs fulfilling their promise to Cleveland this year, it may be time for Love to test the waters in another jersey.
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Major League Baseball star Daniel Murphy says playing in the World Series last year for the New York Mets gave him a glimpse into the love of Jesus Christ as he experienced both triumph and failure.
Murphy, who's now a second baseman for the Washington Nationals, spoke about his faith and the impact it had on him when he played for the New York Mets in an interview with Tim Pierson, the Nationals' team chaplain, at Faith and Family Night at the baseball stadium in Washington, D.C. last Friday.
"My wife and family had an opportunity last year to [watch me play] in the World Series," Murphy told Pierson. "And got the most perfect picture of Jesus' love and how it's not dependent on our current circumstances. more >>
There is no doubt that Allen Iverson will forever be etched in NBA history as one of the best to walk the hardwood. He definitely did more than just walk—he glided to the rim with emphatic dunks, he used opponents as springboards for nasty putbacks.
Perhaps he will be most remembered for his natural ability to make his defenders looks silly. "The Answer" made a name for himself by popularizing the crossover, his insane handles fooling even the G.O.A.T. himself, Michael Jordan.
Such a game-changing athlete cannot fade from the limelight unrecognized. Luckily, the NBA had finally decided to award A.I. the highest honor. He will be inducted to the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame on Friday. more >>