Evangelist Franklin Graham congratulated American underdog Maya DiRado, who won a gold medal for the 200 backstroke in Rio Olympics and is a Christian, saying her "winning attitude goes far beyond swimming."
"This young woman's winning attitude goes far beyond swimming. She recently told reporters, 'I don't think God really cares about my swimming very much. This is not my end purpose, to make the Olympic team. I think God cares about my soul and whether I'm bringing his love and mercy into the world,'" Graham wrote in a Facebook post Saturday.
DiRado is retiring after the Olympics. She finished the 200 backstroke in 2:05:99 and now has two golds, a silver and a bronze medal, making her one of the breakout stars of the meet for the American team, according to USA Today. more >>
American swimmer Michael Phelps has cemented his legendary status by winning additional five gold medals during his fifth and final Olympic appearance at Rio 2016. The 31-year-old most decorated Olympian of all time now has a total of 28 medals, in which 23 of them are gold.
Phelps is yet to announce his career plans after retiring from the Olympics. But one thing is for sure – the legendary swimmer and his longtime fiancée, Nicole Johnson, are getting hitched soon.
Johnson Spilled Wedding Details more >>
The comparison between two-time NBA MVP Stephen Curry and US Men's National Basketball Team star player Kyrie Irving was re-ignited after the latter's impressive performance at the Rio 2016 Olympics. Some fans believe that the Cleveland Cavaliers point guard possesses serious talent to outshine the Golden State Warriors superstar in the 2016-17 NBA season.
Curry Versus Irving
On Wednesday, per NESN, Irving saved the Team USA from a huge upset by shooting a crucial three-pointer in the last 1:35 of the game against Australia. The heroic shot helped the team to widen the lead, ending the close match with a 98-88 win. more >>
The rumored medical retirement of Chris Bosh is not happening anytime soon. Miami Heat has just hinted that the veteran power forward, who struggled to recover from his health woes in the past months, will make his much-awaited return in the 2016-17 NBA season.
Per CBS Sports, All-Star forward Bosh missed 29 regular games last season and the entire playoffs due to blood clots in his leg. The 32-year-old big man of the Heat seemed to have wanted to make a comeback in the playoffs, but he later agreed with the franchise that he would not play for the rest of the season. more >>
Team USA is currently at the top of Rio 2016 Olympics men's basketball standings, with an impressive winning streak of 4-0. But given the fact that the national team struggled during their past two games with Australia and Serbia, it is still too early to predict if the reigning Olympic men's basketball champion will be able to defend their title.
As the preliminary round of Rio 2016 Olympics men's basketball heats up, some players underperformed while others exceeded expectations. So far, here are the top five scorers in the men's basketball of the international sporting event.
1. Patty Mills of Australia & Jianlian Yi of China – 82 Points more >>
Carmelo Anthony has dethroned LeBron James as the king of Team USA in the Olympics. The 32-year-old power forward of the New York Knicks surpassed the record of the three-time NBA Finals MVP as the all-time top scorer of the US Men's Olympic Basketball Team.
The New King of Team USA
ESPN reported that Anthony broke James' Olympic record last Wednesday as the all-time leading scorer in the history of US men's basketball team. The three-time Olympian scored 31 points during Team USA's 98-88 victory against Australia, giving him a total of 293 points since his stint in 2008. more >>