An NFL coach has been suspended without pay for the first three weeks of the 2014 season for pejorative remarks he made about the LBGT community in 2012.
In January, former Minnesota punter Chris Kluwe alleged that Vikings special teams coach Mike Priefer said, "We should round up all the gays, send them to an island, and then nuke it until it glows."
Following the NFL player's claims, an investigation by two Minneapolis attorneys confirmed last week that the coach had made a "single homophobic statement to Kluwe." more >>
Floyd Mayweather recently lashed out at a reporter who questioned his relationship with singer Justin Bieber.
An NBC Chicago reporter told Mayweather that his friendship with the singer Bieber,20, was "the oddest matchup," which seemed to upset the 37-year-old boxer.
"Uh, to me it seems like that's kind of racial profiling," Mayweather responded, according to USA Today reports. To me." more >>
A country music star is receiving criticism on social media for his alleged butchering of "God Bless America" at a recent MLB All-Star game.
Although some fans appeared to applaud country music star Joe Nichols' rendition of "God Bless America" when he performed it on July 15 at the Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota, others took to Twitter to express their displeasure with Nichols' rendition of the well-known patriotic song.
"I Like Joe Nichols' music, but I wasn't a fan of his 'God Bless America' at the All Star Game," tweeted Angela Hesse. more >>
Former Pope Benedict XVI is reportedly pleased with the outcome of FIFA's 2014 World Cup that saw Germany as the victor, although the ex-pontiff said he hopes Argentina recovers from its loss soon.
Archbishop Georg Gaenswein, the secretary for Pope emeritus Benedict XVI, confirmed Monday that the former pope had been pleased with the outcome of the final World Cup game, as some of the players on Germany's national team hailed from Bavaria, the same region Benedict calls his hometown.
Gaenswein told Vatican Radio that although Benedict did applaud the German victory, he did not in fact watch the game that aired internationally on Sunday. Rather, Benedict was asleep during the game, although his staff "all supported Germany." more >>
The U.S. soccer team did the impossible - they briefly got Americans interested in soccer. We Americans do not like a sport where the score seems to be always 0 to 0. I scored more in junior high school. Well, maybe the same.
Most countries fervent about soccer take the day off for the World Cup, although they will shut down for pretty much anything at any time if it involves drinking and the possibility of a fistfight. Most soccer countries have a riot-based economy anyway.
FIFA, the world soccer, tax-exempt organization that puts on the World Cup, is about as corrupt as the UN. Yet when our country is involved, even if it involves cock fighting, we patriotically care. more >>
That mushroom cloud you have seen lately is the Internet detonating at the news that LeBron James is returning to Cleveland. We Frenches are absolutely rabid NBA basketball fans. I came by my love of the game growing up in Kentucky, where virtually every single day I'd play basketball until it was too dark to see the goal. When it snowed, the first thing I'd do was run outside and start shoveling until at least the free-throw line was clear. One of the great disappointments of my childhood was the slow realization that - for all my practice - I was never going to be that good. There's just not much of a market for slow six-foot guards who can't create their own shot.
But I still loved the game. While college ball was a fun diversion, I always saw it as second best, nothing more than an entertaining minor league for the real game, the pro game. Nothing beat Magic and Larry going head to head, or watching Jordan go for 63 in the Boston Garden, or - as I got older - watching Allen Iverson play with speed and quickness I'd never seen before.
Today, with three kids, basketball season is our favorite season. We get NBA League Pass, we drive down to as many Memphis Grizzlies games as we can (our closest team and a great, hustling squad that's truly bonded with the city), and we hang on every second of the playoffs, drawing up brackets like most families do with March Madness. And, yes, my kids are fascinated by the league's stars - following them on Instagram and sharing stories about their lives off the court with almost as much gusto as they share the on-court exploits. more >>