Floyd Mayweather Jr. is defending his reasoning for speaking about his ex-fiance Shantel Jackson's abortion on Twitter earlier this year.
Mayweather, the 37-year-old undefeated boxer, is being sued by Jackson for defamation, assault, invasion of privacy and more, according to TMZ. The world witnessed things turn sour between the pair when Mayweather took to his social media account to Instagram documentation that Jackson, 29, aborted the pair's twin babies while making other claims about her now boyfriend, rapper Nelly.
Now, it seems Mayweather is working to have Jackson's lawsuit dismissed. In legal documents obtained by TMZ, the boxer insists Jackson asked him to help her become famous following her career appearing in music videos. more >>
Jeremy Lin admits that his Los Angeles Lakers team are off to a tough start this season, but the point guard insists that God is using the sport to challenge him.
Lin, the 26-year-old Los Angeles Lakers guard, recently took to his official website to open up about his grueling Lakers season, but was hopeful for the team that had a new coach and a number of new players. In a personal blog post, Lin admitted that the season was hard for him thus far, but acknowledged that the ordeal was shaping him spiritually.
"Spiritually, I've really been challenged to seek humility even more each day. When life is tough, it forces me to re-evaluate everything and learn to depend on God more than I initially think I need to," Lin wrote on his personal website, www.jlin7.com. "God continually stretches me and challenges me through basketball, and Im just trying to live each day pleasing Him." more >>
Janay Rice is speaking up and making apologies after a video went viral showing her husband, former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, knocking her unconscious a few months ago.
Janay spoke in depth to ESPN about the domestic violence incident that she has a hard time remembering, but acknowledged that things turned violent after an argument caused her to reach for Ray's phone and the football star to react by spitting at her. She described slapping him in response, which then resulted in him knocking her unconscious in an Atlantic City, N.J. elevator.
Still, Janay chose to marry the football player the next month - last March. While she insists this was an isolated incident of abuse that both she and Ray took responsibility for, Janay understood some questioned her decision to marry a man who was violent toward her. more >>
Brendan Rodgers, Liverpool boss, had decided to field a team consisting of players who were members of the club last season in a match against the Ludogorets Razgrad in the Champions League. This is indication that Rodgers either doesn't trust the new players he had signed or is sending a message to the club's heirarchy.
Of the starting 11, the only new signings were Javier Manquillo and Rickie Lambert. Other new signings which included Adam Lallana, Emre Can, and Dejan Lovren were unused substitutes. Though Albert Moreno was introduced into the game, it was only done so at the last 10 minutes.
Apparently, it looks to be a statement against the Fenway Sports Group. When Rodgers was first introduced as the Liverpool boss in 2012, he refused to work with a director of football which prompted the FSG to abandon plans to implement a more European structure. The said structure was adopted by Chelsea, Tottenham, and Manchester City among others. more >>
Inter Milan boss Roberto Mancini is preparing to try and sign Robin van Persie once more. Mancini had lost the deal for van Persie to Manchester United back in 2012 and is interested once more to sign a deal for him. However, if Mancini wants to make a move on the striker he will have to wait until the season ends since van Persie only has one year remaining on his contract with Man U.
The only thing standing in the way of Mancini is a £2.5 million loyalty bonus for van Persie if he chooses to stay with Manchester United.
Van Persie will be turning 32 years old soon and has been plagued by with injuries over the course of his career. He only managed to handle the ball some 13 times at United's victory over Chelsea. more >>
Adrian Peterson seems to have the support of many in the Minnesota black church community who are speaking out for the NFL star who is appealing an NFL ruling against him.
Peterson, the 29-year-old Minnesota Vikings running back recently pled no-contest stemming from charges of abusing his four-year-old son whom the football star struck with a stripped tree branch, resulting in severe lacerations. Although his plea left him with the ability to continue with the 2014-2015 NFL season, the league officially decided he would remain suspended without pay without eligibility to return until April.
While Peterson and his agent Ben Dogra have spoken about appealing the NFL ruling made against him, the Stairstep Foundation has spoken in favor of the Christian football star. The foundation is a network of churches and community members whose website describes the organization as a "God-inspired response to a set of awesome challenges that confronted society at large and African-Americans, in particular." more >>