Major League Baseball is getting set to play exhibition games against Cuba and possibly in Cuba in the very near future. New Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred has expressed optimism that his league could begin playing games in Cuba as early as 2016.
Both the Boston Red Sox and Baltimore Orioles expressed interest in playing games there this spring. There is certainly a hot bed of baseball talent and many fans who will no doubt be overjoyed to see Cuban major leaguers who didn't have to risk their lives to play in the MLB.
"To the extent that we can play a role in helping the United States government effectuate a change in policy, that we're following their lead and we're acting in a way that's consistent with what they want us to do, that's an honor for us," Manfred told The Wall Street Journal. more >>
Jeremy Lin is officially sharing his prayers with fans, months after starting a prayer group.
Lin, the 26-year-old Los Angeles Lakers guard, sent an official email to those subscribed to his prayer group titled, "Jeremy Lin's Prayer Requests 7." The NBA player shared specific prayers from his "upcoming prayer list" which includes learning to give thanks and praise.
Since Lin's team are not making the playoffs, he also prayed for a specific mindset that would enable him to continue playing for God's glory and surrender each game to God with humility. more >>
Both the Washington Wizards and Indiana Pacers look to break their losing slumps as they meet at the Verizon Center in the NBA regular season. The match is on March 25, 2015 and tip-off is at 7 p.m. ET.
With their current record at 30-40, the Pacers are 10th in the East and are one game behind the Boston Celtics for the last playoff spot. After a seven-game win streak, which also saw them win 10 of 11 matches, they now find themselves in a six-game winless run that has made them drop further in the rankings.
Even worse is that in their six losses, four of those have been blowouts. They lost 117-98 to the Toronto Raptors, 103-86 to the Chicago Bulls, 123-111 to the Brooklyn Nets and most recently 110-100 to the Houston Rockets. more >>
Last year's Western Conference finalists meet at the AT&T Center as the San Antonio Spurs host the Oklahoma City Thunder. The match is on March 25, 2015 and starts 9:30 p.m. ET.
The two teams clashed in the playoffs last year, with the Spurs winning the series 4-2 and eventually winning the NBA championship.
So far this year, they have only met once, with the Thunder winning 114-106 in Texas. more >>
Tim Tebow is teaming up with The Salvation Army to help the homeless.
Tebow, the 27-year-old former Heisman Trophy winner who serves as a football analyst, is going to join the Manatee County Salvation Army's "Evening of Hope" next May in an effort to help the homeless. According to a Bradenton Herald report, Tebow is looking to "help the Salvation Army fund a ministry for the homeless."
Throughout the years, Tebow has been vocal about his Christian faith, which he will also speak about at the "Evening of Hope" event at the Bayside Community Church in Bradenton, Florida. The Salvation Army is looking to get monetary donations that will help fund local homeless-prevention services, according to the Bradenton Herald. more >>
The Chicago Blackhawks travel to Wells Fargo Arena to face the Philadelphia Flyers in the NHL. The game is being played on March 25, 2015, and the puck drops at 8 p.m. ET.
The Flyers have lost four straight matches. All road games, they lost 2-1 to a penalty shootout against the Ottawa Senators. Then they would go to Vancouver to face the Canucks and eventually fall 4-1. The same score-line reflected their loss to the Calgary Flames before their 5-4 overtime loss to the Edmonton Oilers.
Now, on their first trip back home after the four-game road stretch, the Flyers will look to get back on track. more >>