After losing the first game of their Western Conference semifinal match against the Los Angeles Clippers, the Houston Rockets will look to bounce back in Game 2 as the NBA Playoffs continue. The match is on May 6, 2015 at 9:30 p.m. ET and will be played at the Toyota Center.
Despite playing without Chris Paul, who was out nursing an injury, the Clippers still kept things close early in the game which gave them a chance to make a push and get the big victory.
They found themselves down in the first quarter but bounced back big in the second half, outscoring the Rockets by 20 points as they rolled to a 117-101 victory. more >>
Stephen Curry, the Christian Golden State Warriors point guard, was officially named MVP of the 2014-2015 NBA season and made sure that his faith was at the forefront of his acceptance speech.
Curry, 27, received the honor after getting 100 of 130 first place votes and earning 1,198 points from a panel of 129 writers, broadcasters and fans who voted on the NBA's official website. After helping his top-seed Warriors dominate the Western Conference, the guard made sure to highlight his faith when accepting the MVP honor Monday.
He spoke about his blessings, despite some of the struggles he was forced to endure. more >>
Mike Fisher, who welcomed his first child with wife Carrie Underwood in February, recently described fatherhood as "a miracle from God" before drawing a comparison between parental love and love from God.
The player for the Nashville Predators has been married to Underwood since 2010, and the couple is still adjusting to life with Isaiah Michael, born on Feb. 27. However, Fisher said fatherhood has already deepened his relationship with not only his own parents, but with God.
"It really, truly is a miracle from God that happens that is so cool," the NHL star told The Tennessean in early April. "The first thing you think about now after a month is how much more you appreciate your parents and their love for you. Ultimately, I believe [in] God the Father, His love for us changes the whole picture. It's a lot more vivid." more >>
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 >>