Barcelona will try to extend their lead atop the La Liga table as they host Valencia CF at Camp Nou. The match is on April 18, 2015 and kick-off is at 10 a.m. ET.
They currently hold a two-point lead over Real Madrid in the standings and with only a few games left in the season, every game is crucial.
If Barcelona wins over Valencia, they will extend their lead to five points and put pressure on Madrid who have a later kick-off time as they host Malaga. A draw paired with a win for Madrid puts them level in points to set-up a big finish in Spain's top flight. more >>
For weeks leading up to the May 2 fight between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr., the Filipino boxer's trainer, Freddie Roach, has been saying that his fighter has a deep dislike for Mayweather, due to Mayweather's history of domestic violence. Roach has repeatedly referred to the megafight as the battle between "good and evil."
But on Wednesday, April 15, Pacquiao invited the news media at his training headquarters at the Wild Card Boxing Club in Hollywood and told them that he wants to end Mayweather's streak, and after that, he wants to have a Bible study with him.
"I just want to send this message to him — nothing personal," said the eight-division world boxing champion. "We're just doing our jobs. And after the fight, if I could talk to him, I want to share the gospel of God. I want to share to him about God, why we need God." more >>
National Basketball Association franchise Indiana Pacers was stricken with worries and fear for their star player, Paul George, when he was carried off court by teammates halfway into the fourth quarter of the game with the Memphis Grizzlies this Wednesday.
A report from Indy Star indicated that the 24-year-old forward has suffered an injury in his left leg.
"I just felt it," George said. "I knew it wasn't nothing good. Just came off a screen and felt a pop. ... It wasn't a knee injury, but it's tough, you work so hard in rehab and have something else pop up. The good thing is, I know we've got a long summer and a lot to look forward to." more >>
Tim Tebow recently provided words of wisdom to the youth at Sheridan High School in Sheridan, Wyoming for a K-Life ministry event Wednesday where he opened up about peer pressure.
Tebow, the 27-year-old former Heisman Trophy winner-turned-ESPN football analyst, spoke to the youth in the K-Life ministry, a Christian interdenominational ministry for youth and their families in Sheridan, Wyoming. At the event that took place on April 15, Tebow answered questions about various topics concerning the youth.
One of those topics touched on peer pressure, which Tebow had some unique insight about. According to the Christian athlete, giving in to peer pressure put people at risk of being nothing more than average. more >>
Facing the only Wild Card team to score at least 100 points, the St. Louis Blues will host the Minnesota Wild at Scottrade Center in the first round of the NHL Playoffs. The match is on April 16, 2015 at 9:30 p.m. ET.
St. Louis finished the regular season as the top team in the Central Division. They held a five point lead over the Nashville Predators and were second in the Western Conference behind the Anaheim Ducks, despite being tied on points.
The Blues also finished the regular season strong, winning five of their last six matches including a two-game win streak to close things out. more >>
The Anaheim Ducks host the Winnipeg Jets at Honda Center in Game 1 of their NHL Playoff series. The match will be played on April 16, 2015, the puck drops at 10:30 p.m. ET.
Anaheim finished the regular season as the top team in the Western Conference. They were level on points with the St. Louis Blues but beat them due to tie breakers.
As for the Pacific Division, they held an eight-point lead over the second-seeded Vancouver Canucks and are only one of three teams that made it to the post-season from the division. more >>