Frank Lampard will leave Manchester City and will join New York City in July.
Lampard will miss the first four months of the Major League Soccer in New York. In an interview with Sports Illustrated, MLS commissioner Don Garber talked about the issue.
"I'm going to be supportive of all our ownership groups, making them aware of my point of view. But we need to work hard now to move forward and that Frank will be joining this team in July along with other Designated Players, who throughout the history of the Designated Player program have almost always joined in July," Garber said. more >>
Gospel music powerhouse Natalie Grant joins three-time Grammy award-winning artist Donnie McClurkin and Israel Houghton as confirmed headline acts for the 16th Annual NFL Sanctioned Super Bowl Gospel Celebration.
The SBGC merges football and faith and this year's event will be held during Super Bowl XLIX weekend on Feb. 1, 2015 at Gammage Hall on the campus of Arizona State University in Phoenix, AZ.
Multiple Dove & Stellar Award-winner Fred Hammond and acclaimed singer-songwriter Mali Music are also set to perform with additional performers being announced in coming weeks. more >>
"Duck Dynasty" stars including Sadie, Missy, Willie, Si and Phil Robertson all attended the Duck Commander Independence Bowl over the holidays and conducted many of the game's ceremonies together.
The Dec. 27 bowl game between the South Carolina Gamecocks and the Miami Hurricanes featured several appearances from the famous family who played an active role throughout the match. While Sadie Robertson offered the pre-game prayer, Missy Robertson sang the National Anthem with her sons, Reed and Cole. Moreover, Uncle Si Robertson performed the pre-game coin toss and Willie Robertson presented the trophy to the winning team.
"It's fun that the whole family came over," Willie told KTVE at the time. "We all did this together, like we do most things. I just was tickled that Missy and them sang and Sadie said the prayer, that's the way we do it in the Robertson family, we all work together as a team." more >>
The NFL Players Association's lawsuit against the NFL on behalf of Adrian Peterson has received an official court date.
Peterson, the 29-year-old Minnesota Vikings running back, made headlines last September when news broke claiming that he abused his four-year-old son whom the football star struck with a stripped tree branch, resulting in severe lacerations. Although his no-contest plea left him with the ability to continue with the 2014-2015 NFL season, the league officially decided he would remain suspended without pay until next April.
The NFLPA decided to file a federal lawsuit after an arbitrator decided not to grant him an appeal that could help him return to playing for the Minnesota Vikings this season. The case involving Peterson will appear in court before U.S. District Court Judge David S. Doty at 2 p.m. on Feb. 6, according to USA Today reports. more >>
Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao is beginning 2015 by taunting fellow boxer Floyd "Money" Mayweather to step into a boxing ring with the Filipino pugilist.
Pacquiao, the 36-year-old Christian fighter and politician, took to Instagram to post an image of himself in front of a fire. He captioned the image with a message about fighting Mayweather.
"Floyd brags about his lifestyle and everything! I don't care," Pacquiao wrote on Instagram. "I'm just waiting here for him to sign the contract! #fightpacquiao." more >>
Aaron Rodgers failed to practice but declared that he is prepared for a game.
Rodgers talked about the progress of his injury and the mechanics of the practice he failed to attend.
"It's going all right. The calf is slowly progressing. I wasn't out there today, but we're right where we need to be in getting ready to hopefully get on the field next week," he said. "The rhythm is established; the play style is established. It's just about working on checks and kind of going through the plan. That's why you need to practice." more >>