The Detroit Red Wings faceoff against the Montreal Canadiens at the Bell Centre. The game is on April 9, 2015 and starts at 7:30 p.m. ET.
Both coming from the highly competitive Atlantic Division, the Canadiens are already assured a place in the playoffs as they are on top of the group with only two matches remaining on their schedule.
On the other hand, Detroit is still battling for a place in the post-season as they are neck-to-neck with the Boston Bruins for either the final qualifying spot or a wild-card place. more >>
Floyd Mayweather Jr. has refused to agree to a $5 million fine should either he or Manny Pacquiao fail a drug test, according to the Filipino boxer's adviser, Michael Koncz.
"Today we were informed that Mayweather turned down the request," Koncz told ESPN. "Manny had requested that there would be a reciprocal fine of $5 million for a failed drug test."
The details of the drug testing were not written into the fight contract but were instead included in a separate agreement. Mayweather's adviser, Leonard Ellerbe, said that Koncz should have had those terms negotiated into the main contract. more >>
Gabrielle Douglas is aiming to become the first gymnast in close to 50 years to win consecutive Olympic gold medals and plans to let reality television cameras film the process for Oxygen network.
Douglas, 19, made history at the Olympics when she became the first African-American All-Around Olympic Gold medalist and the first female to win both all-around and team gold medals at the same Olympics in 2012. With new goals in mind, Douglas and her manager mother are gearing up to star in the tentatively titled series, "Douglas Family Gold."
"Gabrielle 'Gabby' Douglas stunned the world in 2012 by becoming the first African American in history to win the individual all-around gold medal at the Summer Olympics. Behind her meteoric rise was a supportive family willing to sacrifice everything for years to help her dream," a release from Oxygen media reads. "Now 19, Gabby is ready to do it all over again in hopes of making it back to the medal podium in 2016. The bi-coastal Douglas family shuttles between California and Ohio to support Gabby's training regimen while also juggling their own lives." more >>
Nick Vujicic, a Christian motivational speaker known worldwide as the "limbless evangelist," has met with the family of Filipino boxing star Manny Pacquiao, who is also a vocal Christian. Vujicic said he is not taking sides ahead of the widely anticipated fight with five-division world champion Floyd Mayweather, Jr. but said he will pray for Pacquiao's safety.
"I'm here not to take side but to wish him luck and pray for his safety," Vujicic said about meeting the Filipino boxer at his Los Angeles residence on Monday, according to PhilBoxing.com. He added that he admires Pacquiao's humility, generosity and kindness. more >>
The NFL is a business, and as a business its job is to make money. That is what the NFL is today and it is no different than most other American businesses these days.
With that in mind, Pro Football Talk is reporting that any team wanting to transfer to Los Angeles will face a $500 million relocation fee. Since two teams want to call Los Angeles home, that means the NFL could potentially make $1 billion dollars before a new home is built for teams in the LA market.
Teams "will ordinarily be expected to pay a transfer fee to the League," the NFL's relocation policy states. It is aimed at compensating other teams for the loss of the opportunity to move to the new market themselves and/or accounting for the enhanced value of the franchise arising from the move. more >>
The Houston Rockets will try to break the San Antonio Spurs' winning streak as they meet at the AT&T Center. Tip-off is on April 8, 2015 at 8:30 p.m. ET.
In this Texas showdown, both teams are headed to the playoffs as the Rockets hold the second seed in the West, while the Spurs are sixth in the league.
The Southwest Division rivals are also carrying winning streaks heading into their match-up, with Houston winning three straight matches, while the Spurs have an eight-game winning streak. more >>