Los Angeles Lakers' general manager Mitch Kupchak's 15-year-old daughter Alina Kupchak passed away on Monday morning after battling a lengthy illness.
The Lakers issued an official statement on the same day of her death.
"Alina Claire Kupchak, daughter of Lakers General Manager Mitch and his wife Claire, passed away this morning at the age of 15 after a lengthy illness. The family asks for and appreciates their privacy at this difficult time, and would like to express their gratitude for everyone's love, support, thoughts and prayers," it read. more >>
Manchester City has been making headlines the past week as reports have appeared concerning the fate of its players and management.
Reports have appeared claiming that Barcelona is looking to hit City with a triple whammy, eyeing manager Manuel Pellegrini, chief executive officer Ferran Soriano and director of football Txiki Begiristain.
Barcelona is looking to replace Andoni Zubizarreta and his assistant Carles Puyol, after the former was dismissed and the latter quit. more >>
It was announced Tuesday that UFC champion Jon Jones has entered into rehab after testing positive for cocaine last month.
The light heavyweight fighter's rehab stint was due to a random drug test he underwent on Dec. 4 by order of the Nevada State Athletic Commission. He was found with traces of benzoylecgonine, the main metabolite in cocaine, in his veins.
Despite the discovery though, the association does not ban benzoylecgonine when tested out of competition, following the code of the World Anti-Doping Agency. Because of this, Jones was still able to compete at the MGM Grand Garden against Daniel Cormier on Saturday during the UFC 182. Jones came out victorious in a five-round match and was complimented for his skills. more >>
Boxing legend Muhammad Ali was taken home on Tuesday evening following his hospital stint for a severe urinary tract infection.
Ali was initially taken to the hospital on Dec. 20 due to suspicions of pneumonia, though it was later cleared up to be due to a UTI. Bob Gunnell, the spokesperson for the three-time world heavyweight champion and his family, confirmed to news outlets that Ali will be home with family and friends in time for Jan. 17, his 73rd birthday.
"He's in great spirits and enjoying being back home. He's back in his daily routine," Gunnell said. "The Ali family greatly appreciates the outpouring of support and continued well wishes. They also want to thank the team of doctors and nurses for their exceptional care." more >>
The New York Knicks lost with a score of 96 points against the Houston Rockets' 120 points.
This is the Knicks' 14th consecutive loss for this season and the Rockets won over the Knicks for the 11th straight time. Rockets shooting guard James Harden scored 25 points and 9 assists.
A group of men in the front row who claimed to be Knicks fans wore paper bags over their heads during the game saying that they want to send a message that "The Knicks stink and Melo is a bum." more >>
Nike, Inc. is yet again to release a whole new horde of Air Jordan footwear variants like the Air Jordan 4 retro, Air Jordan XX9, Air Jordan 7 and many more in the coming days.
SneakerNews.com provided a more detailed information regarding the price and outing dates of upcoming Air Jordans. They are as follows:Air Jordan 29 – with colors black, white-dark, grey-gym red. To be released Jan. 10, 2015. Posted price $225. Air Jordan 4 "Columbia" – with colors blue and white combination. To be released Jan. 10, 2015. Posted price $190. Air Jordan 4 GG – with colors black/fuchsia force-flash lime. To be released Jan. 17, 2015. Posted price $140. Air Jordan 7 "French Blue" – with colors blue and white combination. To be released Jan. 24, 2015. Posted price $190.
Sneaker News additionally posted February 2015 Air Jordan releases: more >>