The Miami Heat probably won't be the same without LeBron James, who decided to sign with the Cleveland Cavaliers during the free agency season. Still, there's Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh to take the helm as the team's identity but it would seem that Dwayne Wade is still far from being the team's best player.
That honor might just go to Chris Bosh this season, having to make the calls during matches and overall just being the voice of the team.
Bosh almost made a deal to play with the Houston Rockets but the Heat just managed to be persuasive enough to sign him in for the season. more >>
Michael Schumacher, the former Formula One champion, has left the University Hospital of Lausanne in Switzerland and is now heading for home to continue his recovery program.
The racer's manager, Sabine Kehm, confirmed the news on Tuesday, saying that the F1 legend has still have to tread a long way to recovery.
"Considering the severe injuries he suffered, progress has been made in the past weeks and months," Kehm said in a statement. "There is still, however, a long and difficult road ahead." more >>
NFL star Adrian Peterson has been charged with abusing his four-year-old son and took to Twitter to criticize those who were judging him for his behavior, noting that the public was "usurping" God's role as the Ultimate Judge.
"Come to me and rest. Give your mind a break from its habitual judging. You form judgments about this situation, that situation, this person, that person, yourself, even the weather – as if judging were your main function. When you become preoccupied with passing judgment, you usurp My role," Peterson tweeted, citing the book Jesus Calling: Enjoying Peace in His Presence by Sarah Young.
Peterson has been formally charged with reckless or negligent injury of a child due to the use of what was called a "switch," a tree branch stripped of all leaves and twigs. He used the instrument to spank his four-year-old son. A doctor was the one to report the boy's injuries, which included cuts and bruises to his buttocks, ankles, leg and scrotum, according to CBS Houston. more >>
Arkansas State University says it will be removing the Christian cross from football players' helmets after a complaint was filed claiming that it violates separation of church and state laws.
The Red Wolves football team's helmets feature a white cross along with the initials of deceased ASU teammate Markel Owens, who was murdered during a home invasion in January, and equipment manager Barry Weyer, who died in a car accident earlier this year.
Embattled former Baltimore Ravens football player Ray Rice, 27, and his wife, Janay, reportedly became born-again Christians in March, shortly after he beat his then-fiancée unconscious inside a casino elevator. Rice is reportedly blaming their behavior on heavy drinking.
"Our sources say Ray and his wife have gotten deep into religion since the February incident, and they were both baptized in March when they decided to become born-again Christians," said a TMZ Sports report.
"We're also told they've also done religious mentoring with other couples ... including NFL players and their wives," it continued. more >>
Football players at Arkansas State University were ordered to either remove a Christian cross decal from their helmets or modify it into a mathematical sign after a Jonesboro attorney complained that the image violated the U.S. Constitution.
The cross decal was meant to memorialize former player Markel Owens and former equipment manager Barry Weyer, said athletic director Terry Mohajir. Weyer was killed in a June car crash. Owens was gunned down in Tennessee in January.
Barry Weyer, Sr., told me that the players and coaches voluntarily decided to memorialize his son and Owens. more >>