January has come and gone, and still, there is no final word whether the much-awaited fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao will take place anytime this year.
Both fighters claim that they want the fight to happen, and that it's the other side that's causing major delays. Top Rank promoter Bob Arum has recently called out the lack of urgency in Mayweather's camp as the cause of delay, and even HBO has issued a statement that they are "not an impediment" to the fight and that they too, want this to happen, just like boxing fans all around the world.
Meanwhile, according to USA Today, Showtime Sports executive Stephen Espinoza confirmed last Thursday that there are still "significant issues" to be resolved. more >>
Orlando Magic head coach Jacque Vaughn was fired Thursday after working with the team for two-and-a-half seasons.
The move is a result from the team suffering a 10-game losing streak putting them "near the bottom" of the Eastern Conference at 15-37.
Speaking during the news conference, General Manager Rob Hennigan announced Asst. Coach James Borrego as Interim Coach. more >>
Stephen Curry, the Christian Golden State Warriors point guard, recently opened up about his relationship with Jesus Christ and how that inspires his hand signals after making big plays on the basketball court.
Curry, 26, took time out to reflect on his Christian faith when speaking to Christian sports apparel brand, Active Faith. According to the Christian athlete, his relationship with Jesus Christ started around middle school.
"My parents had us in church every Sunday, every Wednesday. It was more of a tradition at that point, I didn't have a personal relationship with the Lord until I went to the altar call one Sunday and the youth pastor told us to make a decision for ourselves," Curry told Active Faith. "The youth pastor told us we had to make a decision for our self, we couldn't rely on our parents. It had to be a decision on our own, and that's when I made it." more >>
Robert Griffin III, the Christian Washington Redskins quarterback, has reacted to criticism he received from one critic on his Instagram account.
Griffin, the 24-year-old Christian QB, posted a video to Instagram where he sang along with Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean" on the way to a workout, which prompted one spectator to question the athlete.
One person in particular insinuated that the Christian athlete would not have a long future with the Redskins. more >>
Christian surfer Bethany Hamilton and husband Adam Dirks announced on Monday that they are expecting their first child.
The two decided to go surfing to make the announcement, with a video posted on Facebook. In it, the couple paddles out to catch a wave and Dirks lovingly holds his arm around Hamilton's waist. Then the two address the camera and say, "So we have a little surprise for you … Baby on board!" They then finish surfing and Hamilton states that she is 22 weeks along, "which is about halfway there."
"It's been a pretty crazy last four months finding out that we're going to be new parents," Hamilton says. "Life's kind of going to be changing and kind of just started to prep for bringing a new little being into the world. It's really exciting. I've been surfing throughout my whole pregnancy. I plan to surf as long as I can. Once the belly's pretty big maybe just like mellow it out and spend more time swimming and just enjoying the ocean and doing other activities." more >>
Manny Pacquiao, boxer and member of the Philippine House of Representatives, attended the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C. last Thursday and spoke about his faith and intention to serve God in everything he does.
"I'm happy to be here because it's a chance to share my faith, my belief in God," Pacquiao told Fox News Sunday. "God has a purpose … He bring me back into His kingdom to glorify His name, to let people know that there is a God who can raise people from nothing into something."
The current welterweight champion used to lead a life full of partying, gambling, and drinking. However, that all changed when he heard God speak to him in a dream. more >>