Jeremy Lin's career has been a roller coaster since his "Linsanity" days in New York. The former Harvard standout was acquired by the Rockets in 2012 and played for two seasons alongside James Harden, who became a superstar in his stay with Houston.
Unfortunately, the Rockets' dreams to acquire Chris Bosh last off-season pushed GM Daryl Morey to trade Lin to the Lakers. But just when everyone thought that purple and gold will be a good fit for Lin, starter Steve Nash was injured and pushed into retirement.
Being put in charge of a first unit he seldom played in the pre-season, Lin failed to deliver. more >>
Sanya Richards-Ross, the Christian Olympic gold medalist who has had to publicly overcome adversity, recently announced that she plans to share some of her life in an upcoming book.
"My book will be so powerful. ... I really hope all my experiences, good and bad, will help many be their best! #Writing #Inspired," Richards-Ross, 30, wrote in the announcement on Twitter. "... Just started. ... So much on my mind and in my many journals! Time to share!!"
The track athlete has been transparent with her fans for years on both social media and her 2013 WE reality television series, "Glam and Gold." After participating in the #WeAreAllUncool online campaign where people celebrate their insecurities, Richards-Ross told "Women's Running" about God using her despite her insecurities. more >>
Last season, the Miami Heat acquired brothers Goran and Zoran Dragic before the trade deadline, and while the team did not make it to the playoffs, Dragic played great music with Dwyane Wade and almost brought them to the post-season.
The goal now for the South Beach-based squad is to retain Dragic, and acquire other notable players from the free agency pool.
In a report, the Slovenian point guard allowed his opt-in deadline to expire this past week, which led to speculations that he is planning to test free agency waters this off-season. more >>
Outspoken Christian Super Bowl-winning quarterback Russell Wilson said he's going to let God decide where he'll be playing the next stage of his NFL career, as his contract with the Seattle Seahawks is set to expire at the end of the 2015-2016 season.
While discussing the possibility of a contract extension in an interview with "The Adam and Joe Show" on Raleigh, North Carolina's 99.9 The Fan sports talk radio Monday, Wilson stressed that while he would love to stay in Seattle, it's God who will choose which city he'll call home come the start of the 2016-2017 season.
"At the end of the day I trust the process," Wilson said. "I know God's going to take me and put me where he wants to have me. I hope that's Seattle. I love it there, it's a great place." more >>
It's Oct. 1, 1992. The Milwaukee Brewers are playing the Seattle Mariners. The Brewers were two games out of first place with only four games left in the season. My dad steps up to the pitcher's mound and pitches 10 innings. In those 10 innings, he gave up only two runs on just four hits. For those who know baseball, you know this is extremely difficult to do. My dad got the 7-2 win over the Mariners that night, and in doing so, kept the Brewers in the pennant race.
My dad had made it to the "top." He had achieved what most boys dream about achieving. When he was little, he told me that he used to sleep in his uniform the night before a game; he was that excited and that dedicated to America's pastime. If that tells you anything, making it to the Major Leagues was his dream and would have made his life complete. Or at least that's what he thought.
One day, my dad was standing on the mound with thousands of fans cheering his name, and it hits him. Something was still missing. How could that be possible? He had gained everything that the world tells us is important: riches, fame, the whole nine yards. But he still wasn't satisfied. Then, he met his Savior Jesus Christ. Someone had the courage to tell my dad that he was a sinner and that without knowing the forgiveness and love of his Father, he would continue to be miserable—no matter what kind of baseball season he had or how much money he made. That night, my dad decided that being in a relationship with his Creator was much sweeter and more fulfilling than any accolade or worldly accomplishment. Upon meeting his Father, the void was instantly filled. My dad played 10 years in the Majors, and when he finally retired, what did he do? He did what every retired ball player does: he became a pastor. more >>
After a disappointing finish during this year's NBA Finals, the Cleveland Cavaliers are reportedly weighing their options for the upcoming draft and free agency.
According to the report by ESPN, the Cavs may potentially shop the contract of Brendan Haywood, whose $10.5 million contract would not be guaranteed if he is waived by Aug. 2.
In addition, Cleveland may also use its 24th pick overall for the draft in order to trade for players whom they need io the team. more >>