On March 23, 2015, the Los Angeles Kings play the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center in the NHL. The puck drops at 7 p.m. ET.
Winners of three of their last four, the Devils are sixth in the Metropolitan Division, one point behind the Philadelphia Flyers and three points ahead of the Columbus Blue Jackets. As it stands, they are out of the playoff picture as the season comes down to the final stretch.
In their recent match, the Devils lost 3-0 to the New York Islanders. They allowed an early goal from Ryan Strome in the first period which would eventually dictate the pace of the game. Two more goals at the end of the third period from Travis Hamonic and Kyle Okposo sealed the points for New York. Cory Schneider had a tough time between the posts for New Jersey as he faced thirty total shots and had a 90 percent save rate. more >>
On March 23, 2015, the Carolina Hurricanes host the Chicago Blackhawks at PNC Arena in the NHL. The game starts 7 p.m. ET.
Still trying to climb the Central Division rankings, the Blackhawks have won four of their last five matches. They had their streak recently cut by the Dallas Stars. Prior to their loss to Dallas, Chicago has beaten tough teams like the San Jose Sharks, New York Islanders and the Rangers.
As it stands, they are third in their division but only five points behind top-placed St. Louis Blues. more >>
Iconic tennis star Serena Williams recently spoke about forgiveness and the importance of upholding her faith in the midst of her record-breaking career success.
The world's top-ranked player, widely dubbed "Queen of the court" in the media, has dominated the tennis world since she first went pro in 1995. Her impressively long list of achievements includes winning 34 grand slam titles, 13 Grand Slam doubles titles with Venus and four Olympic gold medals.
Williams, 33, said that while she relishes in success, it often comes at a price. She likened her struggles to that of Jesus but explained that she in no way compares herself to Christ. more >>
Ronda Rousey, the UFC Women's current bantamweight champion, is slated to go up against challenger Beth Correia at the upcoming UFC 190 which as reported, will be held at the latter's home, Brazil, this August 1, 2015.
Aside from the fact that this would be the first time for the 28-year-old undefeated MMA star to fight in an enemy territory, the scheduled bout will also be a personal affair.
Speaking during a press conference, Rousey said the timing has never been so perfect as she opted to defeat Correia in her own home. more >>
Yesterday the NFL announced the various rule change proposals they will discuss at this year's league meeting to be held in Phoenix, Arizona. Many of those rule changes involve tweaks to the current instant replay system and how plays are challenged and how many challenges a team will have per game, and exactly which plays are challengeable. All of these rule changes were proposed by one of the 32 NFL teams, with none coming from the league itself. That raises serious questions if any meaningful changes will happen.
Outside of the somewhat odd proposal put forward by the Indianapolis Colts about a potential opportunity to add a third point after a successful two point conversion some of the instant replay proposal are actually pretty good. The Detroit Lions proposed a rule that would allow teams to challenge penalty calls. Of all the proposals it is the most simply worded "all fouls identified by a game official." Meaning a head coach could challenge any penalty call.
However, the Lions do not think they will get enough support to get that rule changed. more >>
AEG was the force behind one of the three plans to build a NFL stadium in Los Angeles. They even spent $50 million or so pursuing that dream, however it was announced early this year that they have given up that quest. After sighting potential Homeland Security issues with the San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders backed plans for a stadium in Carson, Calif. they are now raising more concerns.
AEG owns and operates the Stub Hub Center, which is home to a Major League Soccer franchise and hosts other sporting events. AEG is concerned about the NFL and MLS seasons overlapping and their business interest there being disrupted by the new NFL stadium.
To be fair, AEG has operated sports teams in the LA area for years while the NFL virtually ignored the town and used it as leverage to get new stadiums built in other markets. However, it seems AEG is taking if we can't have a stadium here no one can stance on the issue. more >>