Florida Governor Rick Scott will honor New York Jets backup quarterback Tim Tebow for being a "Great Floridian" during a ceremony on Friday.
Tebow, a former Heisman Trophy winner who helped the University of Florida Gators win two national championships, will receive the award at the Clubhouse at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, NBC Miami reported.
The award, which is given to a minimum of two people each year, is "designed to recognize and record the achievements of Floridians, living and deceased, who have made major contributions to the progress and welfare of this state," according to the Florida statute that established the Great Floridians Program. more >>
In a press conference held Tuesday, professional PGA tour golfer Bubba Watson became teary-eyed while discussing the green jacket he received during the 2012 Masters Tournament, one of the four major championships in professional golf due to take place this weekend in Augusta, Ga.
Watson was speaking with the media at a pre-Masters press conference on Tuesday at the Augusta National Golf Club when a reporter asked him what is the most interesting thing he did with his green jacket, the traditional trophy of the Masters championship.
The professional golfer and pronounced Christian, who has not been afraid to express his emotions in the past, began to tear up when he remembered that the first thing he did with his coveted green jacket after his 2012 win was wrap his adopted son, Caleb, in it. more >>
Sometimes researchers conduct a study expecting a certain result -- only to be surprised to find that the opposite is true.
That's what happened when a team led by Dr. Daniel Merenstein, an associate professor of family medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine, surveyed current and former college athletes to see which group experienced higher levels of depression.
"We expected to see a significant increase in depression once athletes graduated," Merenstein said, "but by comparison it appears the stress of intercollegiate athletics may be more significant than we and others anticipated." more >>
Andrew Cassidy, a tubby 50-year-old Welshman recently dubbed the "Welsh Maradona," has become the latest Internet sensation for his dazzling display of freestyle soccer skills in a parking lot that was captured in a video posted on YouTube a week ago.
The video highlighting the unemployed fisherman, who reportedly weighs 280 pounds, has already been viewed more than three million times. It shows the skillful ace handling a soccer ball like a man half his age and weight at the Milford Haven Docks in Pembrokeshire, Wales. Many of his fans across social media have likened the Welshman to former Argentine soccer ace, Diego Maradona.
"My head's just in a spin about it," said Cassidy to ITN of his newfound fame. "I only had about two hours sleep last night as I couldn't get to sleep thinking about what's happened in the last day. I haven't even seen myself on YouTube yet!" more >>
Call it an epic fail or a brickfest, but President Barack Obama could perhaps have built himself a little house with the number of bricks he threw down on the White House basketball court during the Easter Egg Roll festivities on Monday.
For all his bluster about his basketball skills on the court and the endless reporting on his regular pick-up games off camera, President Obama, 51, seemed to have suffered a terrible case of performance anxiety as the media and an audience of young children and members of the Washington Wizards, including star guard John Wall, watched him release brick after brick.
No one seems to question Tim Tebow's capabilities when it comes to inspirational speeches. So it was with open arms that Wichita State University men's basketball team, fresh off an upset victory over top-seeded Gonzaga during NCAA's March Madness, granted the Jets QB his request to talk to the players on their bus.
"This you will remember for the rest of your lives," said Tebow, whose plane was refueling in Wichita when the Shockers' bus arrived Sunday. "Some of you might go play in the NBA and have great lives, but this is the time you will remember … these are the special times in your lives regardless of what you do in the future."
As the result of Wichita State's 76-70 victory, the Shockers advanced to the "Sweet 16" and are scheduled to play La Salle on Thursday. The Shockers went into the tournament as a No. 9 seed. The team made five consecutive 3-pointers in the win that ousted the West Region's top seed and the nation's No. 1 team during the regular season. more >>