12 NFL teams have been whittled down to 8 SuperBowl hopefuls. Fans are starting to prep for Super Bowl Sunday, even if they don't know that their teams will be playing in the game, or not. Big screen tvs are going on sale. Recipes for appetizers are being posted on Facebook. Things are getting serious. Find out all the info about the big game.
The Chicago Bulls are sitting at fourth place in the Eastern Conference, with less than ten games away from ninth seed New York Knicks. This spot is a frustrating ranking considering the run they had last season, where they finished second to LeBron James' Cleveland Cavaliers. Despite the tenuous efforts of Jimmy Butler, the Derrick Rose squad remains lacking in terms of consistency and aggression.
The Golden State Warriors are at the top of their game this NBA season. Beating out records set during the Michael Jordan era in the Chicago Bulls, the Stephen Curry team appears to be poised to snag another championship trophy. Apart from an incredible roster this NBA season, the coaching staff of the Golden State Warriors appear to be looking into the same precautions set by Gregg Poppovich.
The Cleveland Cavaliers are dominating the Eastern Conference this NBA season. With the team's Big Three back in action, the Chicago Bulls, Toronto Raptors and Atlanta Hawks are having a challenging time catching up. However, the combined efforts of LeBron James and Kyrie Irving are reportedly more than enough for the NBA championship runner-ups to excel. How will this affect Kevin Love, the third member of the Big Three?
The New England Patriots are entering the playoffs from a slightly disappointing standpoint. After dominating the NFL at the start of the season, the Tom Brady squad lost four of their last six games prior to the playoffs. These losses translated to them relinquishing the top seed in the AFC, which was taken by Peyton Manning's Denver Broncos.
The NFL playoffs may have only a few days left before it heats up, but the football teams still face a lot of concerns. One of the most pressing matters that came up this season is the quarterback drama. NFL teams with initially promising quarterbacks fell victim to injuries and unexpected suspensions. While battle scars in the field could never be avoided, these injuries could spell the doom for the Super Bowl dreams of the NFL teams.
The Charlotte Hornets are sitting at the bottom portion of the Eastern Conference this NBA season, but the basketball squad appears to be unperturbed by the situation. Given their desire to rebuild their roster, the Michael Jordan team had been signing promising players in the offseason. One of the most notable acquisitions of the Charlotte Hornets is Jeremy Lin.
The Toronto Raptors are quietly reaping the rewards of their rebuilding efforts this NBA season. At this point, the Kyle Lowry squad ranks second only to LeBron James' Cleveland Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference. This places the DeMar DeRozan higher than the division's runner up last season, Jimmy Butler's Chicago Bulls, and Al Horford's Atlanta Hawks. As the NBA trade deadline approaches, however, the Toronto Raptors are hounded by basketball teams interested in some of their stars.
The Houston Rockets are clawing their way out of the sinkhole that trapped them at the bottom of the Western Conference this NBA season. With the Golden State Warriors confidently closing in on yet another championship win, the Dwight Howard squad attempts to climb back up in the division. Moreover, James Harden now feels the pressure to back up his word during the offseason. That is, he has to prove that he is the more deserving MVP than Stephen Curry.
The Los Angeles Lakers currently find themselves in the Golden State Warriors-led Western Conference. With a relatively young core, the Kobe Bryant squad has been expected to struggle in finding their footing the NBA season. Understandably, the skills of young stars D'Angelo Russell, Larry Nance, Jr, Julius Randle and Roy Hibbert have yet to be sufficiently honed. However, some fans are pointing out another main concern in the Los Angeles Lakers that should be remedied as soon as possible.
The Philadelphia 76ers are struggling at the bottom of the Eastern Conference this NBA season. With practically nonexistent chances of taking over the top spot from the likes of LeBron James' Cleveland Cavaliers, Derrick Rose's Chicago Bulls and Dwyane Wade's Miami Heat, the Jahlil Okafor squad would be better off rebuilding its roster. However, the rebuilding efforts of the Philadelphia 76ers appear to be more difficult than expected.
The Cleveland Cavaliers pride themselves of their spectacular roster. Apart from the entry of LeBron James in the NBA championship runner-up squad, several notable basketball stars were also included in the roster. Some of the noteworthy stars are Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love. Another NBA star who had been promising upon acquisition is Timofey Mozgov.
The Portland Trailblazers lost a renowned member of the team when LaMarcus Aldridge opted out. With nine years of experience with the same basketball squad, the NBA veteran decided to seek his chances outside Portland. Throughout the NBA offseason, Aldridge had choice pickings offered to him by the likes of the New York Knicks, Sacramento Kings and Los Angeles Clippers. At the end of the day though, the San Antonio Spurs emerged victorious in the bidding.
The estranged husband of Keeping Up With The Kardashians star Khloe Kardashian, former NBA player Lamar Odom, managed to escape a near death experience in 2015. According to the latest reports on his drug binging weekend though, death is not the only thing he freed himself from. Reports are now confirming that former Los Angeles Clippers star also escaped the drug charges purportedly planned to be filed against him.
God-fearing Washington Redskins' quarterback Robert Griffin III earned a touchdown with Christians without even playing in Sunday's NFL Wild-Card football game. He chose to leave a letter for his teammates, rather than to talk to reporters Monday, as his way of saying goodbye. Griffin's letter, quoting "The Paradoxical Commandments" written by Dr. Kent Keith in 1968, appeared underneath a framed verse from the Bible - Philippians 4:13: "I can do all this through him who gives me strength."
Speaking at the first Transforming the Bay with Christ (TBC) Large Group Gathering at EPIC Church in Downtown San Francisco, San Francisco Giants GM Bobby Evans shared how God has allowed him to further the Gospel through the game of baseball.
The Minnesota Timberwolves is teeming with fresh faces capable of bringing in huge changes in the NBA team. One of the most notable entries in the Andrew Wiggins squad is Karl-Anthony Towns. The first overall NBA draft rookie finds himself under the guidance of Kevin Garnet. The NBA veteran, who has been known for his subtle way of mentoring budding basketball stars, serves as an inspiration for the young Towns.
The New York Knicks are turning out to be one of the most inspirational teams in the NBA today. Rising from the bottom ranks in the Eastern Conference last season, the Carmelo Anthony squad is evolving into a strong team this year. Apart from better execution of their gameplays and strategies, the New York Knicks stars are also showing more maturity and determination in the hardwood court. Moreover, the team spirit in the roster is giving everyone in the team as well as the fans hope that this NBA season will be exponentially better than the previous one.
The Chicago Bulls are gradually going back to their old form as the runner up team to LeBron James' Cleveland Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference. Amid the injuries that hit key players like Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah earlies this season, the Jimmy Butler squad is rising from the struggles. With their wins over dominant teams such as Kyle Lowry's Toronto Raptors and David Lee's Boston Celtics, the Chicago Bulls are slowly establishing themselves as potential top contenders in the division.
The Los Angeles Lakers are in the process of trying to rise from the bottom of the Western Conference. Though gifted with a number of the most promising basketball stars, the NBA team continues to fail to snag wins in the hardwood court. With a veteran reaching the end of his days in the NBA and a bunch of newcomers in the roster, the Los Angeles Lakers have been struggling this season. However, it looks like one of the rookies might finally be showing promise at this point.
For the past few days, the St. Louis Cardinals were reported to be close to signing Korean relief pitcher Seung-Hwan Oh. Terms of the deal have yet to surface but it is suggested that Oh is a candidate for a major-league contract, according to Daniel Kim of KBSn.
Two of the biggest athletes in their respective careers are now clashing over a very sensitive issue: racism. Undefeated boxing icon Floyd Mayweather, Jr earned the ire of the new UFC Featherweight division champ Conor McGregor. In an interview with a magazine, Money pointed out that racism remains rampant in the world of sports up to this day. To bolster his accusations, Mayweather used McGregor as an example. Apart from the UFC champ, Money also used Ronda Rousey to illustrate his point.
Over the weekend, Tampa Bay Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman said that he is “prepared to trade” Jonathan Drouin. The former third-overall pick already requested a trade earlier in the year before publicly requesting a trade this week, and it looks like the New York Rangers are interested in acquiring the left winger.
The New Orleans Pelicans are struggling at the bottom of the Western Conference this NBA season. With the absence of star player Anthony Davis in the roster, it was initially expected that the Tyreke Evans squad will suffer in the hands of the Los Angeles Clippers. However, the 111-114 win of the DeAndre Jordan team had been hard fought - with the New Orleans Pelicans unexpectedly aggressive and efficient in the hardwood court.
After signing coach Chuck Pagano and general manager Ryan Grigson to contract extensions, it appears that Colts owner Jim Irsay wants to keep the band together as he recently expressed his intention to lock up Andrew Luck as well. The quarterback is headed into the fifth and final year of his contract and Irsay said that his goal is to get an extension done prior to the start of next season.