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 >>
Tim Tebow is being linked to popular Christian reality television stars the Duggar family, after new reports have surfaced that Jim Bob Duggar would like the athlete to date his daughter Jana.
Tebow, the 27-year-old evangelical Christian football star turned SEC college football analyst, has made work with his Tim Tebow foundation a priority. The foundation builds playrooms in children's hospitals all over the world, grants sick children's wishes and works to aid in the process of adoption.
Tebow has been the subject of countless headlines since winning the Heisman Trophy as a QB at the University of Florida. Some of those headlines include linking him to possible marital prospects, with the latest Star magazine headline being no exception. more >>
Real Madrid head coach Carlo Ancelotti will be fielding their strongest team against FC Basel on Wednesday's Champions League Group B match. The team already qualifies for the last 16 but in order to take hold of the top spot, they only need to avoid a defeat of four goals or more.
Real Madrid already have 12 points, Basel have six, while Liverpool and Ludogorets each have three points. If Basel manages to win, it will put them against Ludogorets if Liverpool fails to overcome the Bulgarian club.
"It's true that we have already qualified but we need to play well and win to finish first in the group," says Ancelotti during a news conference. "And that's what we'll do, playing the best possible match with the best possible team." more >>