Manny Pacquiao courts more success as he faces Mayweather showdown

by CNN // March 3, 2015 // Updated 02:07 GMT // 0 Comments

Four decades later, and a crowd is gathered at the same venue in this sweating, sprawling cityknown as the Araneta Coliseumfor a very different contest: a basketball game between two of the country’s pro teams. And yet, the Coliseum cannot seem to escape its boxing legacy. The most famous athlete on court today just happens […]

Cristiano Ronaldo grabs 30th La Liga goal but Real held in Bernabeu

by CNN // March 1, 2015 // Updated 23:23 GMT // 0 Comments

Gerard Moreno’s thumping low strike 26 minutes from time spoiled the home party and Real has seen its lead at the top cut to two points after Barcelona’s win Saturday. The arch rivals meet in El Clasico on March 22, with the title very much up for grabs. Now only two points separate @realmadriden and […]

Snowboarding With A Lamborghini Looks As Bizarre As It Sounds

by The Huffington Post // February 24, 2015 // Updated 18:06 GMT // 0 Comments

A snowboarder being pulled by a Lamborghini Huracan in Derbyshire, U.K., gets style points for his ride, but not so much for his speed. – H/T Pixable

Kobe Bryant Not Exactly Thrilled When Jimmy Kimmel Shows Him Lakers’ Post-Game Antics

by The Huffington Post // February 24, 2015 // Updated 15:01 GMT // 0 Comments

The Los Angeles Lakers are without the face of their franchise, Kobe Bryant, who is lost to injury for who knows how long. But on Sunday, behind 25 points and 6 assists from Jeremy Lin, the ragtag team of misfits persevered and won an overtime game against the Boston Celtics. –

Affordable Housing Initiative Demands Action For Historic Rental Crisis We Can’t Ignore

by The Huffington Post // February 14, 2015 // Updated 15:40 GMT // 0 Comments

Advocates are proving why home is so much more than a place to store your belongings. Home Matters, a campaign supporting affordable housing initiatives nationwide, is using the month of February to highlight the importance of having a safe and comfortable place to call home. The group points out that there are proven connections between […]

Hm, What Do You Think Kevin Durant Is Saying Here?

by The Huffington Post // February 10, 2015 // Updated 14:42 GMT // 0 Comments

Kevin Durant had a good game yesterday. You know, 40 points on 13-19 shooting with seven threes. But what was really great was seeing a bit more of Angry Kevin Durant, which we personally prefer over Nice Kevin Durant. Know what we mean?Vine Okay, the thing is, a lot of media outlets are acting like […]

Real humbled in Madrid derby rout

by CNN // February 7, 2015 // Updated 20:28 GMT // 0 Comments

Although there was little Casillias could do about Saul Niguez’s stunning overhead kick that gave Atletico a 2-0 halftime lead. The visitors had hoped to cement their strong position in this season’s title battle with the return of Cristiano Ronaldo, who had been suspended for two matches following a sending off last month. But Atletico […]

Champagne on ice at ‘Wimbledon of snow polo’

by CNN // February 4, 2015 // Updated 12:26 GMT // 0 Comments

Below the pistes, it’s time for snow polo. Winter in the Swiss resort sees a group of dedicated players transform a frozen lake into a battlefield of hooves and mallets. “We couldn’t wait until summer came again, so we had to be creative,” explains Reto Gaudenzi, who organizes the tournament. And if sending a bunch […]

Patriots Dynasty Has a Claim on Being the Best

by The New York Times // February 2, 2015 // Updated 18:37 GMT // 0 Comments

Follow Us: Get the Upshot in your Inbox Left, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady celebrated with Coach Bill Belichick after their win over the Rams in the 2002 Super Bowl, and right, after their Super Bowl win over the Seahawks on Sunday. (Left, Jeff Haynes/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images; right, Matt Slocum/Associated Press) FEB. 2, 2015 […]

Australian Open: Williams powers past Sharapova for 19th grand slam title

by CNN // January 31, 2015 // Updated 10:43 GMT // 0 Comments

Despite suffering from a fever and cough this week, Williams set the tone by breaking in the first game. She took control of the first set by winning six straight points following a 12-minute rain delayorganizers then opted to use the roof at Rod Laver Arenafor a 5-2 lead. – In Sunday’s men’s final, top-seed […]

Australian Open: Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova to meet in final

by CNN // January 29, 2015 // Updated 06:41 GMT // 0 Comments

Williamsseeking a 19th grand slam titlerallied from a break down in the first set and needed nine match points to fend off the big-hitting 19-year-old who was making her debut in a grand slam semifinal. – More to follow

9 Numbers That Explain How Americans View Sikhs

by The Huffington Post // January 26, 2015 // Updated 21:24 GMT // 0 Comments

With more than 150 years of history in the United States, Sikh Americans are still highly misunderstood. Regularly subjected to discrimination and occasionally even the targets of hate crimes, Sikhs number between 200,000 and 500,000 in the U.S., according to AP. There are an estimated 25 million Sikhs worldwide, making their tradition one of the […]

Australian Open: Stan Wawrinka’s great escape, another Serena Williams rally

by CNN // January 26, 2015 // Updated 08:29 GMT // 0 Comments

Siemerink claimed the next eight points and McEnroe did as he promised in a later match at the season’s final major. No commentators were believed to have said something similar when Stan Wawrinka trailed Guillermo Garcia Lopez 5-0 and 6-2 in a fourth-set tiebreak Monday at the Australian Open — and lucky for them. Just […]

NFL Pro Bowl Fast Facts

by CNN // January 22, 2015 // Updated 21:54 GMT // 0 Comments

Facts:The Pro Bowl has been played every year but two since 1980 in the 50,000 seat Aloha Stadium in Honolulu. In 1971, the NFC beat the AFC in the first Pro Bowl, played in Los Angeles, 27-6. In 1984, 1989, and 1994, the AFC scored only three points, the fewest points of any Pro Bowl […]

Poll: Clinton clobbers potential GOP foes

by CNN // January 22, 2015 // Updated 13:15 GMT // 0 Comments

RELATED: Romney giving ‘serious consideration to the future’ Mitt Romney may be rushing the field and fraying former Gov. Jeb Bush’s prospects of locking up the establishment money, but the former GOP presidential nominee loses to Clinton by a wider margin than Bush in the poll’s hypothetical matchups. Romney falls 15 points behind Clinton while […]

Australian Open: Serena Williams clicks into gear

by CNN // January 22, 2015 // Updated 09:12 GMT // 0 Comments

Zvonareva was still a heavy underdog Thursday and playing without pressure, built up three set points on the Williams serve at 5-3 in the first set. Trouble for the world No. 1. But just as Maria Sharapova and Rafael Nadal stepped up when their backs were against the wall Wednesday, so did Williams. She erased […]

Australian Open: Maria Sharapova survives major scare

by CNN // January 21, 2015 // Updated 07:23 GMT // 0 Comments

Sharapova needed to save two match points before finally overcoming compatriot Alexandra Panova 6-1 4-6 7-5 in similarly steamythough it wasn’t as warm as last yearconditions. Sharapova struck 43 unforced errors in the final two sets but crucially for the five-time grand slam champion, she produced forehand winners on the match points with Panova serving […]

1,000th win for Roger Federer as he takes Brisbane title

by CNN // January 11, 2015 // Updated 11:57 GMT // 0 Comments

Federer led by a set and 2-0 until Raonic broke back and reeled off seven straight points in the tiebreaker to level at a set all. – He extended his career record over the emerging Raonic to 8-1 with his latest triumph.

Who was naughty and nice in the Premier League over Christmas?

by CNN // January 3, 2015 // Updated 11:46 GMT // 0 Comments

The Premier League is, after all, the only major football league not to shut down over the holidays. Some supporters had more reason to cheer than others, and on that note, here’s a look at the winners and losers in the Premier League during its busiest time of the season. Winners Manchester City: One of […]