Strength, courage, and character are qualities we look for in our sports heroes. For this 14-year-old boy, sports are everything. He loves sports and dreams of being a professional hockey player. Jonathan Pitre, is just like any other teenage boy, but has to deal with a very rare skin condition. But, that doesn't hold him back from chasing his dreams!
This rare skin condition causes him constant pain, but if you met him and spoke with him, you could never tell. He is a strong young boy, and holds qualities that most kids his age haven't even acquired yet. There is no cure for Epidermolysis Bullosa, and unfortunately he is unable to take part in any physical activity. Instead of being down in the dumps because of this, Jonathan's spirit and determination is inspirational. His outlook on life and words are very motivational for all to hear.
Sports players and organizations use his words as encouragement for the future. Please keep Jonathan and his family in your prayers! One day, hopefully, there will be a cure for this horrific disease. more >>
European powers collide in the UEFA Champions League semifinals as Barcelona and Bayern Munich face-off for a place in the tournament finale. The first leg of their match is on May 6, 2015 at 2:45 p.m. and will be at Camp Nou.
Barcelona booked their place in the semifinals by eliminating Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain in the quarters. Dominating both legs, the Catalans won away from home 3-1, before finish the job at home and winning 2-0 to advance behind a 5-1 aggregate.
They have been excellent in all competitions as they currently lead the Spanish La Liga table by two points over rivals Real Madrid with only a handful of matches remaining. more >>
Only four teams are left in the UEFA Champions League and defending champions Real Madrid are tasked to play Juventus in the tournament semifinals. The first leg of their match is at Juventus Stadium and will be on May 5, 2015 at 2:45 p.m. ET.
Juventus is looking for their third European title in club history and seem to have the proper players to make a march for the championship.
In the quarters, the Serie A club met French up-and-coming squad Monaco and did a decent job in their home leg, winning 1-0. more >>
Continuing their roll in the Western Conference, the Golden State Warriors host the Memphis Grizzlies at the Oracle Arena in Game 2 of their semi-final match. The game is on May 5, 2015 at 10:30 p.m. ET.
Dubbed as title favourites, the Warriors have yet to taste defeat in the post-season, sweeping the New Orleans Pelicans in the first round of the competition.
Meanwhile, the Grizzlies eliminated the Portland Trail Blazers in the opening round, taking the series in five games to set a meeting against the Warriors. more >>
After suffering a surprise upset in Game 1, the Atlanta Hawks will try to bounce back in Game 2 of the NBA Eastern Conference semi-finals against the Washington Wizards. The match is on May 5, 2015 at 8 p.m. ET and will be played at the Philips Arena.
Many claimed that the Hawks would steamroll through the competition similar to what they did with the Brooklyn Nets in the first round.
As the team with the best record in the East, Atlanta were heavily favoured heading into the East semis. more >>
Cleveland will look to avoid falling into a hole in the NBA Eastern Conference semifinals as the Cavaliers host the Chicago Bulls in Game 2. The match is at the Quicken Loans Arena and will be played on May 6, 2015 at 7 p.m. ET.
Many anticipated this match to be one of the most exciting in the post-season given the players involved, and Game 1 gave as much surprises and storylines that will be interesting to develop as the series rolls on.
Despite having home court advantage, the Cavaliers failed to make their presence felt by falling behind early in the game. At the end of the first quarter they found themselves facing a double-digit deficit of 27-15. However, they were able to make-up most of it through the next quarters as they outscored the Bulls in the second to cut the lead to five at the half. more >>