A much-awaited friendly game between England and Portugal is happening on Thursday and it will be the preparation of England before the team plays for the Euro 2016.
Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo is resting for a week and will miss the friendly game versus England, the second-successive match where he will be absent, FourFourTwo said. He was also missing during his team's 3-0 win versus Norway last Sunday because he had a game with Real Madrid against Atletico Madrid in Italy.
Along with Ronaldo, defender Pepe will also miss the England match since both players are given the time to rest before Portugal heads to the Euro 2016 opening game versus Iceland. The match is set on June 14. more >>
Despite rapper Lil B's claim that a curse he put on Oklahoma City forward Kevin Durant five years ago prevented the team from winning the Western Conference championship against the Warriors Monday night, the basketball star's Pastor, Carl Lentz, doesn't seem to be taking those declarations too seriously.
When fellow preacher and Coach R.J. Barsh from Southeastern University encouraged Lentz to pray with Durant before a tough end to the Thunder's season, Lentz jokingly responded by referencing Lil B.
"Haha @CoachRjayBarsh you know that man is gonna be BALLIN game 7. Gonna be a good one! I'm [going to] bring @LILBTHEBASEDGOD w/ me. Just for fun," Lentz Tweeted before Durant and his Thunder lost their chance at an NBA championship Monday night. more >>
NFL star Benjamin Watson believes the Cincinnati Zoo made the right decision after zookeepers killed a 17-year-old western lowland gorilla in order to prevent the animal from killing a 4-year-old boy who fell into its pen on Saturday.
Outrage toward the Cincinnati Zoo has grown considerably since staff shot and killed wothe gorilla on Saturday after a 4-year-old boy somehow accessed the exhibit.
Although the 450-pound endangered gorilla dragged the small child through the mote of its pen, animal rights activists have called on the United States Department of Agriculture to punish the zoo for violating the Animal Welfare Act. more >>
A repentant Baylor University administration signaled an intention to refocus on the school's Christian identity among other things Thursday when they announced the demotion of rock star president, Ken Starr, amid the fallout from an explosive rape scandal at the world's largest Baptist university.
"The role of training, education and engagement of the entire Baylor community is vital to the successful transformation of our campus culture. A renewed emphasis on our faith commitment will permeate the work we do in this area over the coming months and years," Baylor's Board of Regents said in a statement.
"Additional focus will be given to establishing expectations for student organizations and interest groups as well as greater community engagement within campus residence halls….The University will evaluate the climate on campus and undertake a more concerted effort to openly discuss prevention of and response to interpersonal violence," the board further noted. more >>
More than 10 years after lossing her arm from a shark attack, surfer Bethany Hamilton continue to set records in professional surfing competitions.
Hamilton recently beat six-time world chamption during the past weekend during World Surf League's Fiji Women's Pro. She won third place after beating Stephanie Gilmore, the top ranked female surfer in the world, in the semifinals of the competition.
Hamilton also exceeded her personal best as she surpasses her previous best finish. It was revealed that this is her ninth World Surf compeition. Hamilton lost her arm back in 2003 after a violent shark attack. The way Hamilton went through her obstacles inspired many fans, as she eventually became a symbol of resilience. It was said that she returned to surfing weeks after the accident, showing perservance for her passion. more >>
It was a back-to-back Western Conference finals victory for the Golden State Warriors who beat the Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday to qualify for the finals game versus the Cleveland Cavaliers.
A 3-1 series deficit made the Warriors' chances of making it to the finals dim as the OKC gave them serious competition in the seven games they played for the NBA Conference Finals, CBC Sports said. Golden State's 96-88 win cemented their spot in the Finals series which they targeted since Day 1.
It was, however, not an easy victory for the Warriors who rallied to comeback from a 13-point lead of the OKC during the second quarter. Stephen Curry once again worked his magic and contributed a couple of three-pointers to turn the situation around. Before they knew it, the Warriors on top of the game with 13 points more than their opponents. more >>