Based on a true story, Disney's "McFarland, USA" is about an extraordinary coach who turns a team of inexperienced and uninspired cross country runners into champions in the truest sense of the word.
In theaters Friday, "McFarland, USA" stars Kevin Costner as Jim White, a football-turned-cross country coach. In need of a fresh start and a good job, White gathers a small group of predominantly Latino McFarland High School students who reluctantly begin cross country training all over the Californian farming town.
Despite the team's natural agility, as well as a special runner who "anchors" the team, McFarland's first cross country meet leaves the runners disheartened in last place ... much to the delight of the opposing teams. more >>
DAYTONA BEACH--Danica Patrick's car crashed with four others while in practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup at the Daytona International Circuit.
Patrick was completing the second lap of her run when Denny Hamlin tried to overtake her at the middle, also locking horns with Casey Mears. Patrick's car then hit the wall and stopped into the grass with damage on the front. Michael Annett and Jeb Burton also got involved in the incident with both their cars also damaged.
Patrick left the infield care center without any injury, but she expressed dismay after her No. 10 Chevrolet got damaged in the incident. more >>
Ever since Jeremy Lin donned purple and gold, a lot of LA fans have branded him as Kobe Bryant's sidekick in the 2014-15 season. Reports even claimed that Lin could turn things around for his career and become one of the future pillars of this Lakers squad.
How swiftly time flies! Only several months after getting all hyped up to finally land on the team of his dreams, Lin once again faces a shaky future in the NBA. To make things worse, his coach and some of teammates feel the same way about him.
According to a report by NBC Sports' Pro Basketball Talk, Lakers player Nick Young shared his thoughts on the struggling Lin. more >>
2014 was a fairly impressive year for the Hendrick Motorsports team as a whole. Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson, and Dale Earnhardt Jr. each won four races. They along with teammate Casey Mears all qualified for the Chase for the Championship, however only Gordon advanced as far as the Eliminator round.
2015 becomes something of a transition year for the team as this will be Gordon's final time as a full time driver and Hendrick will take advantage of the rule that allows a team to run a fifth team in selected races to help get Chase Elliott ready to take over for him in 2016.
#24 Jeff Gordon- Gordon got his final full time tour of the Sprint Cup circuit started in grand fashion as he won the pole for the Daytona 500. Once more he will be paired with crew chief Alan Gustafson and be sponsored by the Drive to End Hunger and 11 races with 3M. Gordon has stated he does not want this to be a retirement tour but it seems likely he will bring out famous paint schemes from his decorated past at some point during the 2015 season. more >>
Amar'e Stoudemire is now bound to play with the Dallas Mavericks after his buyout negotiation with the New York Knicks over the weekend was successful.
ESPN reported that on Monday, the Knicks waived Stoudemire's five-year $99.7 million contract which he signed with the team in July 2010. After waivers are cleared, the 32-year-old Florida native will already become a free agent at 5 p.m. ET.
"I feel truly blessed to have been able to play for the incredible New York fans, Mr. Dolan, my coaches, teammates and the entire Knicks organization for the past five years," Stoudemire said (via ESPN). "I will be forever grateful for the opportunity to contribute positively on the court and in the community." more >>
Alex Rodriguez has issued an apology to everyone in the MLB, the Steinbrenner family, and of course the fans for his steroid use and litigious behavior. The handwritten note online Tuesday took responsibility for his actions and made claims that he is ready to get back to his job.
"I take full responsibility for the mistakes that led to my suspension for the 2014 season. I regret that my actions made the situation worse than it needed to be. To Major League Baseball, the Yankees, the Steinbrenner family, the Players Association and you, the fans, I can only say I'm sorry."
"I accept the fact that many of you will not believe my apology or anything that I say at this point," he continued, referring to his past promises never to use steroids again. "I understand why and that's on me. It was gracious of the Yankees to offer me the use of Yankee Stadium for this apology, but I decided that next time I am in Yankee Stadium, I should be in pinstripes doing my job." more >>