World's No.1 tennis player Novak Djokovic faced Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in their quarterfinal clash for men's singles at the 2016 US Open on Wednesday.
Highlights of Djokovic vs. Tsonga
Pastor Jamal Bryant is going above and beyond to show his support for NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick by not only wearing his jersey during a sermon on Sunday, but also by encouraging his entire congregation to remain seated during the national anthem.
Bryant, the pastor of Empowerment Temple AME Church in Baltimore, Maryland, said yesterday that he approves of the San Francisco 49ers' backup quarterback's protest after he announced two weeks ago that he plans to sit during every performance of "The Star Spangled Banner" at NFL games to represent "people that are being oppressed."
On Sunday, Bryant shared a photo of himself wearing Kaepernick's jersey on Instagram before revaling that he and his congregation would be joining the professional athlete's protest by sitting down while the national anthem was played during the service. more >>
NBA.com's Shaun Powell has some negative remarks about Jeremy Lin and his new role as starting point guard of the Brooklyn Nets. In his article, Powell wrote that Jeremy Lin "isn't the talent who took the city and the Knicks by storm a few years ago. Since then, he has fallen into a back-up level point guard who occasionally delivers starter-like flashes."
However, Powell said that Lin is a good addition to the Nets. For one, he was obtained with a price that was sensible, given his skills and potential that was shown during his Linsanity days. For another, the Nets badly need a player who can thrill their fans. The Nets have not had much success these past few seasons.
In fact, according to Sandy Mui of Nothing But Nets, Lin can be the leader to a team composed of younger players. At the very least, he has gathered enough experience during last season's playoffs, when they took the Miami Heat to seven games in a best-of-seven series before they eventually got eliminated. more >>
In the WWE ring, the pro wrestler known as CM Punk called himself the Best in the World. He had competed with the most decorated superstars between ropes, challenging the likes of The Rock and defeating the likes of John Cena.
In fact, one of Punk's most memorable moments in sports entertainment was when he lashed on these two babyfaces a few years ago. He also criticized the company's image of a true wrestler, which he presumably does not fit in.
More than a year after walking out of the company, Phil "CM Punk" Brooks is making headlines in sports yet again—this time in the illustrious Octagon. Brooks' much-anticipated debut after signing with the Ultimate Fighting Championship finally takes place at UFC 203, against rookie fighter Mickey Gall. more >>
NBA veteran J.R. Smith had undoubtedly found home in the Cleveland Cavaliers organization. After shuffling teams throughout his career, from New Orleans to Denver to New York, Smith found a huge role in the Cavs' LeBron James-centered rebuilding process.
Smith's impressive showing from beyond the arc helped the Wine & Gold win their first championship in the NBA. Given this, the 30-year-old shooting guard is reportedly starting to demand more compensation for what he had done for the team.
However, the Cavaliers are over the luxury tax line and are still looking for a bigman to back Tristan Thompson and Kevin Love. This means the Cavs would have to decide what to do with Smith soon—especially with a rising Minnesota team trying to peak his interest. more >>
Some sports analysts predicted that Stephen Curry's performance in the 2016-17 NBA season will be challenged with the entry of another dominant and prolific scorer, Kevin Durant. In a recent interview, Curry insisted that he will not change his game to accommodate the newest forward of the Golden State Warriors.
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