If God chooses to answer the prayer of Pastor Donnie Romero of Stedfast Baptist Church in Texas, UFC Featherweight Champion Conor McGregor will soon be struck down by a lightning bolt for calling himself god and saying he would knock out Jesus.
"I'm telling you what, I'm going to pray that God strikes this guy dead," Romero said in clip from a recent sermon posted to YouTube.
"Do you know why?" he asked. "Guy's name is Conor McGregor. He's the UFC featherweight champ or something like that, he's on this run of just knocking people out. But he got up and he said 'if Jesus Christ was in the ring with me, I'd knock him out.'" more >>
NBA All-Star 2016 is just around the corner, and one of the most anticipated events during this weekend spectacle is the Verizon Slam Dunk contest. And unlike in the previous installments of this event, the defending champion is excited to be back to defend his title.
Zach LaVine of the Minnesota Timberwolves will be coming back for another set of gravity-defying dunks, but he certainly will be in for a tough competition this year with a bunch of equally capable adversaries. The Feb. 13 event at the Air Canada Centre will also feature Denver Nuggets wingman Will Barton, Orlando Magic forward Aaron Gordon, and Detroit Pistons star center Andre Drummond.
Last year's competition was for the ages, where LaVine took the court and impressed everyone with his athleticism, creativity, and unique dunks, plus the fact that he was a rookie at that time. He defeated Victor Oladipo of the Magic in the final. more >>
Jayson Williams had a decent career in the NBA, where he played for the Philadelphia 76ers and the New Jersey Nets, and even became an All-Star during the 1998 NBA All-Star Game. But after a major collision with then teammate Stephon Marbury in a 1999 regular season game against the Atlanta Hawks, he broke his right leg that needed surgery, prompting the end of his professional basketball career.
As a player, he never had major incidents that prompted suspensions, sanctions, or disciplinary actions. His life after basketball though was different.
Three years after his abrupt retirement, the former All-Star accidentally shot to death a limo driver during a tour of his mansion with several NBA players playing for his charity game. Investigators ruled it as accidental and he was charged with manslaughter, and later aggravated assault. He served more than a year in prison, but got out in 2012. more >>
It is almost certain that Dallas Cowboys star Tony Romo will have surgery on his left clavicle; the only question is the date of the procedure. According to the team, the agreed upon plan is that the quarterback will be subjected to another CT scan by the end of the month, in order to get a clearer assessment of the injury. After that, doctors will figure out how to proceed.
Multiple sources are saying that Romo is given two choices at this point. First, his doctors can figure out if it is best to make use of screws to attach a plate on the collarbone so that the likelihood of the injury recurring is minimized. Second, in the event that the CT scan reveals a significant level of bone growth and regeneration compared to last week's results, then doctors will have to go for a Mumford procedure instead. In this procedure, a part of the distal clavicle will be removed.
The second option is of Romo's best interests because it won't require long-term stress on the collarbone. However, it can only be performed based on the results of the CT scan, hence, the one-month wait. more >>
NBA 2K16 is one of the most popular video games in any game console or platform today. But one's popularity usually comes with downsides, and in this case, copyright infringement issues.
A tattoo studio reportedly has filed a case against 2K games, the NBA 2K16 developer, for including its art in the form of tattoos for five NBA players who happen to be part of the video game. The complaint was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York last Feb. 1, but the news about it surfaced just recently.
According to the tattoo studio called Solid Oak Sketches, the act of 2K Games in showcasing the tattoos of five players in the person of LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, DeAndre Jordan, Eric Bledsoe, and Kenyon Martin in their video game constitutes copyright infringement. more >>
The Ultimate Fighting Championship event in Pittsburgh dubbed as Fight Night 83 will be making some major changes after Tim Means, one of the fighters scheduled to fight in the main event, has been found violating the anti-doping policy of USADA, which means that he will be suspended for the time being.
The UFC released its own statement confirming the suspension due to a USADA drug testing violation, which was revealed during a collection of urine sample while out from any competition or fight. Below is an excerpt of the statement.
"The UFC organization was notified today that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has informed Tim Means of a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation stemming from an out-of-competition sample collection." more >>