Two-time PGA Tour winner Bae Sang-Moon reportedly is going on a brief, two-year hiatus in playing professional golf to give way to a compulsory military service for his country. The news of entering the service came in after the young golfer didn't succeed in obtaining a legal bid intended for temporary deferment.
In fact, Bae went to court in the early part of this year to get the extension of his overseas travel permit, the purpose of which is to play in the United States, but unfortunately, his application was not granted, as per report from AFP via Yahoo! Sports.
Swarmed by several journalists, he said, "I'll be back on tour in 2017." He then proceeded to the army training camp located in Chuncheon, the city capital of Gangwon Province. The city happens to be the hometown of another popular South Korean athlete, Son Heung-Min, a footballer playing for Tottenham Hotspur F.C. in the English Premier League. more >>
Professional racecar driver Matt Kenseth's two-race suspension has ended, but before he returns to the Sprint Cup final on Sunday, he was summoned by NASCAR for a meeting for the purpose of clearing any remaining issues.
Kenseth met with NASCAR chairman and CEO Brian France before the focus shifts to Homestead-Miami Speedway on Sunday, where four remaining drivers will compete for the ultimate Sprint Cup Championship title. Chief Communications Officer Brett Jewkes revealed the information via Associated Press.
The Joe Gibbs Racing professional driver and France met in Charlotte, North Carolina, which later resulted to France having been satisfied with the outcome of the conversation. more >>
The entire MMA and UFC are still in shock after the remarkable upset victory of Holly Holm against the once dominant Ronda Rousey on Saturday in Australia. The defeat ended Rousey's unbeaten streak and eventually producing a wave of criticisms and memes online.
It seemed like everyone was joining the bandwagon in criticizing the proud and confident Rousey, including Donald Trump, Lady Gaga, and Laila Ali. However, there's one prominent name that surprisingly took it easy on Rousey, and in fact, even defended her from all the bashing. This guy is someone you probably know — Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Rousey and the recently retired boxing great have a popular public beef when the former took exception to comments made by Mayweather about him not knowing who she was. Rousey even reached a point of talking about defeating Mayweather should they meet in the ring. more >>
When a team loses a game and a lot is at stake, it has become a trend in the NFL to pin the blame on someone, and that someone has to go. In the case of the New Orleans Saints, this is what happened to defensive coordinator Rob Ryan, who was fired following an embarrassing loss to the Washington Redskins on Sunday.
What's intriguing about all this fiasco is that before the announcement, head coach Sean Payton actually told reporters in the press conference that Ryan is "absolutely" the Saints' defensive coordinator; but all that has drastically changed with the latest news saying that Ryan has, in fact, been sacked.
Payton likewise mentioned that Dennis Allen will be named as interim defensive coordinator, while team officials discuss possibilities of hiring a new one. more >>
When a player is placed under concussion protocol, it's not really good news for his team. The Houston Texans saw one of theirs, Brian Hoyer, entering the league's mandatory concussion protocol after sustaining a concussion in the second half of their game against the Bengals last Monday. The Texans won the game, 10-6, after Hoyer's replacement, T.J. Yates, threw a touchdown pass, eventually handing Cincinnati its first-ever defeat in the season.
Yates actually is the unlikeliest hero for this team, having been signed as a backup and replacement to Ryan Mallett last October.
Houston is currently on a winning streak after dropping five games early in the season, but this latest setback involving their quarterback will definitely hurt their chances of going over .500. According to head coach Bill O'Brien, Boyer hasn't been ruled out to play in the next game against the Jets at home. As per policy, he is listed as "day to day" in the concussion protocol. All Houston can do right now is hope it's nothing serious. more >>
Michael Schumacher is still fighting to recover despite his very slow progress, based on the latest update given by a close friend of his.
Fans must be wondering how Michael Schumacher is doing nowadays since his family has largely kept his treatment and progress under wraps. But Federation Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) President Jean Todt recently spoke to media and said the Formula One champion is still fighting, so that should also encourage them to support him through this difficult trial, according to MNR Daily.
"I see Michael very often and Michael is still fighting. Michael is a close friend, his family is very close to me and I am very close to them as well," MNR quotes Todt's statement in a recent interview. "We must keep him fighting with the family." more >>