Filipino boxing legend Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao (56-5-2) is slated to defend his World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight belt against the undefeated former kickboxer Chris Algieri (20-0) of the U.S. on Nov. 23, this year. Pacquiao, who will be turning 36 this December, will once again set foot in the Chinese gambling capital of Macau for the fight.
In recent interviews, the 30-year-old challenger from Huntington, New York expressed his admiration to the works of the eight-division world champion, calling him a living legend and future Hall of Famer. In all confidence, Algieri however remarked that it's time for the old to make way for the new.
"What he's done in the sport is incredible, but it's time for a new era. It's time for new faces, the time is now and I'm ready to take it," he said. more >>
The Miami Heat losing LeBron James to the Cleveland Cavaliers was a huge blow to their roster but they are still looking to be one of the better teams in the Eastern Conference.
Despite the loss of James, the team has brought back long time players like Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh, as well as signing newcomers such as Luol Deng.
Starting point guard Mario Chalmers will be a key player during the 2014-2015 season as he will be relied on more or less by the others to create scoring opportunities. His efficiency will drop with the departure of James but neverthless, he is still important to the team. more >>
Angel Di Maria is now officially a Manchester United player as announced by the Old Trafford via their Twitter and Facebook page. The Argentinian midfielder was bought off from Real Madrid for a fee of £59.7 million.
Di Maria has, however, expressed in a farewell letter of his desire not to leave Real Madrid. The letter was published by Spanish sports newspaper Marca moments after the announcement of the completed transfer.
Liverpool has recently just finished a £16 million transfer deal for Mancherster City's Mario Balotelli. The 24-year old player has a agreed to a long-term contract with the Merseyside club but was not immediately played during Liverpool's match against City Monday.
"I think we have done a really smart piece of business here. This transfer represents outstanding value for the club," Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers.
Balotelli said he made an error leaving England back in January of 2013. more >>
Tim Tebow may not be playing in the NFL, but he recently exercised his star power when he made a young fan's dreams come true.
Tebow, 27, is a former NFL quarterback who currently serves as an ESPN college football analyst. Beyond football he is active with the Tim Tebow foundation which provides a program called W15H to offer kids with life-threatening illnesses their dream experiences.
Haley Burke, a teenage fan of Tebow's with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, recently met the athlete who flew she and her family to Arizona for four days. There the Burke family stayed in the presidential suite at a Scottsdale resort for four days, met Tebow for dinner, and engaged in a personal training session, according to People.com. more >>
An atheist organization has sent letters to a group of public charter schools that are associated with the Texas Christian Athletics League, arguing that their involvement violates the separation of church and state.
The Madison, Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation recently sent the letters out to various schools, mostly located in the Houston area.
FFRF argued that by affiliating with a Christian organization, the public schools are supporting a sectarian effort with taxpayer dollars. more >>