LeBron James is a professional NBA player who is currently playing for Cleveland Cavaliers. He is one of the most popular athletes in United States. He is earning a huge amount of money for his sponsorships and endorsement deals. Although he left Cleveland in 2010, soon he announced his return to Cleveland on July 11, 2014.
The basketball superstar LeBron James just might have fixed to make a full court press on Hollywood. According to real estate Yenta Yolanda Yakketyyak, the Cleveland hero has splashed out less $21 million for a luxurious mansion which is kind of East-coast style. The mansion is located on a plum block in Los Angeles’s Brentwood community. Lebron James house was designed by a mansion specialist Ken Ungar. The mansion is an architecturally asymmetrical six-bedrooms and seven-bathrooms. All the rooms were measured in at a hefty and it is measured over 9,350 square feet which was based on bigger-is-better standard and hardly humongous.
The stone and white brick exterior give LeBron James house way to a voluminous foyer. The mansion is flanked by ample living and dining rooms. It is also provided with numerous fireplaces and honey-toned wide-plank wooden floor. The mansion is also included some less formal family quarters, which are designed by a cook-friendly kitchen. The kitchen is fitted with slab marble back splashes and high quality stainless steel appliances known to mankind. The breakfast nook of this mansion is set into a window-lined semicircular bay. In addition, the family room spills out through a bank of French doors to the backyard. the mansion contains a master bedroom which shares a two-way fireplace with a private sitting room. There is a snazzy marble bathroom attached to the master bedroom as well as a private terrace. There are also some deep verandas for al-fresco lounging and dinning which overlook a slightly compact backyard. The back side of the mansion is also decked out with a lap-lane swimming pool, an open air cabana. There is a long slender deck in order to have a panoramic sunset view over mansion-dotted mountains.
The two-time NBA champion and endorsement rich, LeBron James sold a three-storied waterfront contemporary few months ago for $13.4 million and owned this mega-mansion. Likewise, other wealthy sportsmen, the mansion drew a huge media attention. It is a symbol of intense luxury and comfort. He also own a 30,000-square-feet house with 6 bed rooms and 14 bathrooms located in Akron, Ohio.
DeMarre Carroll is an professional NBA player who is currently playing for Toronto Raptors. The Raptors announced that Carroll underwent arthroscopic surgery Wednesday Morning on his right knee. The operative procedure was performed by Dr. David Altchek at the Hospital for Special Surgery located in New York. DeMarre Carroll was sat out of Monday’s game against Cleveland Cavaliers with an injured right knee. Carroll had a history of injury on the same knee in last December. Then he was stretched off the court.
The Toronto Raptors reporter Bruce Arthur told that it will require an estimated six to eight weeks for his full recovery and return to NBA basketball court. Another source, Kyle Lowry of The Toronto Sun reported that Carroll wishes he would had surgery sooner to be better and get himself prepare to play in the playoffs.
Toronto Raptors signed the forward for a four-year contract on July 9, 2015. He made his debut against the Indiana Pacers on October. In that game, Carroll recorded 14 points and 8 rebounds and his team won by 106-99. He missed nine straight games for the bruised right knee and returned on December 26. Then he managed just five games before the injury of the same knee for which he underwent surgery this time. The injury threatens to be a season ending for him.
DeMarre Carroll also played for other NBA teams like, Houston Rockets, Denver Nuggets, Utah Jazz and Atlanta Hawks. The young Carroll previously played for University of Missouri and Vanderbilt University. He is the nephew of Arkansasmen’s basketball coach Mike Anderson. His basketball career has been disturbed by some of his bad physical conditions. When at Missouri, he complained of itchy legs and convinced to have allergy. Later, he was diagnosed as a liver disease. It was determined that, 20 years later, he may has to sustain a major surgery to transplant liver. The news is most likely to end the career of any potential basketball career. Hope he will recover soon and return to the court stronger.
He is thought to be a great potential for the Toronto Raptors. He can be much better than he was last year with Atlanta Hawks, averaging 12.6 points and 5.3 rebounds and shot 39.5 percent from three-point range. Although, Carroll was not the best for the Atlanta Hawks in the 2014-15 season of NBA, he was among the most versatile and most valuable player.
The NBA second round votes have been counted and the great Kobe Bryant is the first player to break the million vote mark record. Kobe Bryant has earned over 1,262,118 votes, which is still more than LeBron James (636,388), and Kevin Durant (616,096) combined. His is also the leading scorer in the history of NBA All-Star Game with 280 points. Bryant’s 17 All-star selections stands second just behind Kareem Abdul Jabbar, who was selected for 19 times. The NBA veteran, Kobe Bryant is spending a long 20 years in NBA. He announced that this could be his last season.
The 65th edition of NBA All-Star game will be held on 14 February, 2016 at Air Canada Centre in Toronto. It will be the first All-Star game to be held outside the United States. The All-Star game will be broadcasted in over 200 countries around the world and will be commentated in more than 40 languages. The TNT telecom will be telecasting the All-Star Game in United States for the 14th consecutive year, which will make the Turner Sports’ 31st year of broadcasting NBA All-Star coverage.
NBA All-Star voting in 2016 is presented by Verizon. The voting is an all-digital program. It gives fans everywhere the opportunity to vote for their favorite NBA players for the All-Star game starters. The basketball fans can easily cast their vote through Google search on PC, tablet and mobile devices. Fans can also browse NBA.com and vote through NBA app, SMS text and social media like Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. The current NBA players are also available for selection. But, in the condition, fans can only select up to two guards and three front-court players from each conference.
Stephan Curry with 925,789 votes is thought to be the only player who might be able to surpass Kobe Bryant before the closing of the voting on January 18. It is clearly a festive weekend for the Kobe Bryant fans, who want to see the five-time champion playing with the rest of NBA legends in All-Star Game. Kobe Bryant has not been in a good form down this year. But, that doesn’t change the fact that his fans around the world will support him in NBA All-Star game voting in 2016. The fans still believe that Kobe will unlace his Nike’s one last time.
The voting will be closed on Jan 18 at 11:59:59 pm. The names of the starters will be announced live on Jan 21 in an special one hour edition of TNT. The NBA All-Star game in Toronto will gather some of most talented and passionate basketball players in NBA history. It will be a global celebration of basketball.
Rudy Gobert will be expected to play against the Rockets on Thursday. Although Jeff Whithey will start the game at center, Gobert will be playing off the bench and rejoining with his teammates. It can be a memorable return for his as the injury was fatal. Rudy Gobert has been out from NBA since December 2 suffering a bad knee injury during practicing. However, he was then diagnosed with a grade 2 MCL sprain, for which he could out of NBA indefinitely. NBA basketball players who have suffered similar injuries, have been out for 4-7 weeks. Rudy’s been out for five weeks already and he is on the verge of return. It seems that, his recovery was right on schedule.
He spent an amazing last season with Utah Jazz. His game changing defensive presence for the Jazz made him one of the most notable players. He joined the Jazz following a trade that sent Enes Kanter to the Thunder. Since his emergence into Jazz, he has established himself as the NBA’s most fearsome rim protector and great rebounder. Although, his offensive skills have not fully developed yet, but he can play near the rim. He is a well heighted most fitted athlete. Rudy Gobert’s age is now 23, which indicates that he is one of Utah’s most talented young pieces.
Gobert is the key to Jazz’s long term success. The 7’1’’ French professional basketball player has earned himself a nickname,”The Stifle Tower”. Rudy Gobert was the overall 2013 NBA draft for Utah. Last year, on October 17, 2015, Utah Jazz extended their contract through 2016-17 NBA season with him. He is the Bronze medal winner at the FIBA Europe Championship for U-20 in 2011. His name was announced to the All-tournament team alongside his countryman Léo Westermann. Gobert was also an important part of Bronze medal winning France team at the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup. In that tournament, he scored 4.1 points per match.
The return of Rudy Gobert will definitely improve Jazz’s defense. The Frenchmen is truly an asset for them in the coming future. Rudy’s return is a huge boon for the Utah Jazz. They went 7-11 during his absence, but managed to hold on to the eight best record in the west. It is unfortunate for the Jazz that, another player Derrick Favors also got injured. Jeff Withey has been expected to fill the gap as a center. This season of NBA is so far running good for Gobert as he is averaging 9 points, 11 rebounds and over 2 blocks per game for Utah Jazz.
Former Jacksonville University basketball standout and Celtic guard Rex Morgan died early Friday, 15th January 2016 at the age of 67. He was a two-year starter and helped the Dolphins reach the 1970 national championship game. His tragic death was followed by a protracted battle with throat cancer for six long years. Morgan was surrounded by his family members during his death bed at Memorial Hospital.
Rex Morgan was one of the most notable and iconic players during his time at Jacksonville University. The 6’5’’ All-American guard averaged 26.7 points per game from 1968-70. Rex Morgan and Artis Gilmore, the future NBA Hall of Famer, collectively referred as “Batman and Robin” during their time together. The duo led Jackson University to the 1970 national championship game before losing to UCLA. Rex was a very competitive athlete. He also earned success as leader and a great teammate. Morgan was named among the school’s top 10 most offensive basketball players. It was 1994, when he was inducted into the Jackson University Athletics Hall of Fame. He became one of the six former Dolphins to have his 24 jersey number retired forever.
He spent two years in NBA after being selected in the in 1970 NBA draft of the Boston Celtics. But, he gained more popularity and appreciation following his playing days in the area basketball community. Morgan returned to his home Jacksonville and started coaching career initially at the middle school level at Arlington Country Day. After his successful school coaching career, he moved up to the varsity level and began coaching Jacksonville’s entry in the short-lived United States Basketball League. Morgan held the state power of ACD, who was responsible for sending players to college programs annually and luring sponsorship money from Nike. Morgan’s style was a different trait that was both revered and assailed by former coaches and basketball players. His biggest goal was to use basketball to get his players to the next level and he did better in that and did that more consistently for a longer period of time. he was a maker of basketball players. He sent dozens of players to major college basketball program as well as professionally overseas. He developed ACD from a local program to an international brand.
He was diagnosed with stage 3 throat carcinoma in 2010. Morgan had to went through 66 radiation therapy. But, the cancer spread to his tongue and mouth in 2013 and he underwent more painful treatment before he was declared cancer-free in the following year. However, the cancer retuned early that year, which kept Morgan off the Apaches bench for the entire season. Morgan’s health grew worse gradually. Imagine, how difficult it was for him to miss coaching games due to his bad health condition.
The Los Blancos’ have been claimed optimistic of suspending their impending transfer ban. They are most likely looking for including David De Gea from Manchester United and Robert Lewandowski from Bayern Munich. Real Madrid seems very confident that their transfer ban will be suspended and along with those above two choices they are even interested in Eden Hazard.
Los Blancos rivals Atletico Madrid are also banned from registering new players until the summer of 2017. Though Real are hoping to appeal the sanction in order to at least suspend it to 2017 and not to endure like Barcelona in 2015. Actually they should have their summer plan ready to recruit heavily. Like the way, Barcelona did so well in 2014. That time they brought the likes of Ivan Rakitic, Luis Suarez and Claudio Bravo.
Los Blancos’ Rumors on Summer Plans:
Here comes the transfer rumors for the Los Blancos. We all admit that Keylor Navas is undoubtedly an able stopper, but surely a goalkeeper needs to be in their priority list for the upcoming season. The Madrid camp are clearly pinning their hopes on landing De Gea, probably as a long-term replacement for Iker Casillas.
Clearly Real had less need for another goalscorer. The creative playmakers like Lewandowski and Hazard, firmly fit their preferred galactico requirements of marquee signings. May be you just can expect, both are capable of adding further quality to the team.
Lewandowski has scored a staggering 23 goals and four assists this season. On the other hand, Eden Hazard was seen winning the player of the year award with 19 goals and 10 assists for Chelsea.
There not all good news for the Real fans, you should also consider possible outgoings in the summer, though it all depends on whether they are able push back the transfer ban. We all know, Zinedine Zidane likes Isco. Yet again he has spoken of inconsistent behavior from isco as a Real Madrid player. So there breathes a mere possibility that either he or James Rodriguez gets sold in the summer.
Owing to injury, James has just made 13 appearances for Los Blancos under Zidane’s predecessor Rafa Benitez. Despite featuring for just 770 minutes, the Colombian has scored three times and assisted six. Yes of course, Isco can create such contrast here with his 22 appearances in which he has also been concrete with three goals and nine assists. For now a time, Zidane expects the two players to be used interchangeably this season.
May be this situation is not that good for James. So definitely he could seek a move away from the Spanish giant club. Again we need to consider these all topics just boils down to their transfer situation, which could prove difficult anyway. None of these players may not arrive at or depart the Bernabeu in the summer, who knows!
In the past, Barcelona were able to recruit Arda Turan and Aleix Vidal while banned. They agreed to wait half a season in order to register. But probably you must not expect the likes of De Gea, Lewandowski and Hazard to accept so. And definitely Real won’t allow any players of James’ or Isco’s quality to leave the camp, while they can’t make immediate replacements.
The Memphis Grizzlies forward Matt Barnes is still likely to harbor ill feelings toward New York Knicks head coach Derek Fisher. It was apparent from his last Saturday comment to the reporters stating, “Violence is never the answer, but sometimes it is”, when the Knicks played the Grizzlies. Consequently, NBA fined Matt Barnes $35,000 for this specific statement on Sunday.
NBA found Matt Barnes’s comment inappropriate, which is detrimental to the best interests of NBA. The NBA authority accused his words as unacceptable and entirely inconsistent with the core principles of basketball and NBA. NBA has shown their zero tolerance attitude by fining Barnes that huge amount of money. They are committed to hardly tolerate anything remotely associated with violence.
In early October, 2015, Barnes and Fisher were engaged in a fight at home of Barnes’s estranged wife, Gloria Govan in Southern California. Derek Fisher reportedly is in a relationship with Barnes’s wife.
However, before this fine punishment, Barnes was suspended two games by NBA for engaging in a physical altercation and threatening Fisher. On the other hand, Fisher did not receive any punishment by the league. Barnes recently filed a grievance with the NBA asking to recoup the salary he lost from that suspension. Fisher and Barnes were teammates in 2011 while playing for Los Angeles Lakers.
The fine to Barnes was announced Sunday, a day after Memphis Grizzlies beat the Knicks by 103-95. Barnes scored two points in Grizzlies win over the Knicks. It was their first meeting since NBA suspended Barnes for two games for fighting with the New York head coach Derek Fisher in October. Fisher and Barnes stayed away each other in the last match.
Matt Barnes has twins with his wife Gloria Govan. Gloria was appeared in VH1’s Basketball Wives: LA program. They weren’t a happy couple after all. Barnes was arrested for domestic violence against Govan in 2010. Then again, Barnes was took to the police custody for driving with a suspended license and threatening a police officer in 2012. Gloria and Barnes decided to separate in 2014.
On 25 June, 2015, Matt Barnes was traded to Memphis Grizzlies in exchange for Luke Ridnour. That move reunited Barnes with the NBA team that originally drafted him in 2002, which was the 46th overall pick up for him.
Kobe Bryant revealed Saturday that he is removing his name for a spot in the United States national basketball team, which will be competing at the Rio de Janeiro summer Olympic games. It means that, five-time NBA champion is going to announce his retirement from basketball. If it happens, he would be passing his 20th and final season with the Los Angeles Lakers in NBA.
Bryant made his retirement announcement before the Lakers vs Utah Jazz match in the Salt Lake City. He has already informed USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo and Olympic basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski, saying that his time is at the end and let the others to fill his place. Kobe Bryant has won Olympic gold medals twice in 2008 and 2012. He desires to leave the place for the youngsters as they are the future of this game.
There was one other player who knew Bryant’s retirement news beforehand. On Thursday night, when Lakers played at Golden State and a warrior’s guard Leandro Barbosa- a Brazilian basketball player approached to him and said, ”see you in Rio”. Bryant turned around and replied, “No!”. Kobe Bryant is NBA’s no-3 all time top scorer. Probably it was his consideration that if a took a spot on the 12-men US basketball roster for the summer Olympics, and then could not play because of injury, he could wind up the chance of winning gold medals for the national team. However, Bryant has dealt with numerous injuries in the recent years. He strongly believes that the young players deserve an Olympic spot.
As a part of US national team, Kobe Bryant was a perfect record holder. He took part in five different US national teams over his basketball career. With all those teams, he holds a 36-0 record in the international competition. But, he will be helping his national side in an unofficial way.
Kobe Bryant revealed in earlier in November that it would mean the world to him to participate in one more Olympic . Although his head and heart wanted to go to Rio with the team, the 37-year-old body doesn’t seem to cooperate. However, he has got plenty of business relations all over the world and still recognized as one of the most popular athletes in the world.
Kobe Bryant has underwent some major injuries in the recent years. There is major concern about his tendo Achilles. Bryant has already missed eight games this season in NBA. His last season in NBA is quite a memorable for him as the fans have celebrated by his name on the road. Even the Celtics fans gave the longtime Laker rival a long warm salute. Kobe Bryant is almost certain to be the highest vote-getter for the All-Star NBA Game in Toronto next month.
Super Bowl 50 was played on February 7, 2016 in order to determine the NFL (National Football League) champion for the 2015 season. The American Football Conference (AFC) champion Denver Broncos met the National Football Conference (NFC) champion Carolina Panthers in this competition. Denver Broncos claimed their victory over the Panthers by 24-10. Denver Broncos earned their 3rd Super Bowl title yesterday night. The game was held at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California. The San Francisco Bay becomes glorious for organizing the Super Bowl 50 competition and it was their 2nd time to held a super bowl in this area. Around 71,000 spectators watched the game at the stadium. The Super Bowl 50 also drew huge media attention all over the world.
The match summary:
Initially, the game wasn’t in Broncos’ hand, while their offense got just 194 yards and 11 first downs. Then the Broncos took the lead and never lost it. The Panther were accustomed with that situation. They had the league’s top class offense with an average 31.3 points per match in the regular season and 40 points during the post season. But, they didn’t face a defense like Denver’s. the most costly for them came in the first quarter, after Carolina’s second turn on offense. The defensive end Malik Jackson scooped up the ball for the score to give Denver Broncos a 10-0 lead in the game.
With a record 7 sacks and 3 force turnovers, Denver Broncos ultimately became the Super Bowl 50 Champion defeating Carolina Panthers. Von Miller, the Denver Linebacker, was awarded Super Bowl MVP for his 5 solo tackles, 2.5 sacks and 2 forced fumbles.
Peyton Manning at the age of 39 wins his 2nd super Bowl title. He was the oldest starting Quarterback while playing for the Denver Broncos in Super bowl 50. It was probably would be his last game and like his boss John Elway, he can ride off into the sunset after securing 2nd Super Bowl title in his long football career. Manning is the first American footballer who won super bowl for two different teams in NFL. He won his first in Super Bowl XLI with the Indianapolis Colts. With that last win against the Panthers, he has become the first quarterback in the history of NFL with 200 wins. However, he contributed at his best in the last game making 13 of 23 passing for 141 yards, one interception and a lost fumble.
In the course to the Super Bowl 50, Carolina Panthers finished the regular season with a 15-1 winning record. They defeated the Arizona Cardinals by 49-15 to be the NFC Champions and advanced to the Super Bowl. It was their second super bowl appearance since 1995.
The another super bowl team, Denver Broncos finished their season with a 12-4 record and defeated New England Patriots by 20-18 in the AFC Championship. It was 8th super bowl appearance for the Broncos.
The Super bowl competition was first played in 1967. Yesterday, it was the 50th edition of super bowl where Denver Broncos defeated Carolina Panthers. American Football League and National Football league merged in super bowl since 1970 and claimed their leadership. The both football league emphasized the ‘Golden anniversary” of super bowl. The football authority temporally suspended the tradition of naming Super bowl with roman numbers. In 2013, the Levi’s stadium was selected to arrange the super bowl 50, 2016. The renovation of the stadium started soon and eventually cost $1.2 billion to finish. The Super Bowl 50 was the first ever super bowl competition held in the San Francisco Bay area. Lady Gaga sang the national anthem before the match while ColdPlay and Bruno Mars performed at the Levi’s stadium during halftime.
The Denver Broncos received a large 18-karat gold-plated “50” in addition to the famous Vince Lombardi Trophy. The Super Bowl 50 host authority will donate 25% of all money to raise philanthropy in the Bay area. The committee already received around $40 million from the media coverage. The Super Bowl 50 was broadcasted by CBS television, which is the main broadcaster for NFL. It was considered as the “Golden Super Bowl” event.
Summer Olympic games is an international multi-sport event which occurs every four years interval and organized by International Olympic Committee. 2016 edition of summer Olympic games will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from August 5 to August 21. The summer Olympics 2016 is commonly known as “Rio 2016”. It will be common place for over 10,500 athletes coming from 206 countries all over the world. Kosovo and South Sudan will take part in 2016 summer Olympic games for the first time. The Rio 2016 will feature 28 Olympic games. The summer Olympics 2016 sports events will be distributed in 33 venues at Rio de Janeiro and additional 5 venues located in Salvador, Brasilia, Manaus and Belo Horizonte. Today, we will present you some interesting facts about Rio 2016. It will be a major sport-event in the world this year and bears an unparallel significance in the sense of sports.
Top 10 interesting facts about Rio 2016:
With the few more months remaining at the calendar, Rio de Janeiro is preparing to arrange the greatest sports-event on earth, the summer Olympics 2016. After successfully arranging 2014 FIFA World cup, it has been a challenge for the Brazilians to prove themselves once again. All sports loving people are waiting to watch what Brazil brings to the world as 2016 summer Olympics host. Here we will focus on interesting facts about Rio 2016.
Summer Olympic games 2016 will be take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Hence the 2016 olympic games is also named as “ Rio 2016”. It will be the first Olympic games to take place in South America-which leaves Africa as the only continent yet to arrange this greatest sports-event.
Fact 2: Opening and closing ceremony
Rio 2016 will also be the first Olympic games in the history at which the opening and closing ceremonies are not held in Athletics stadium. Instead, it will take place at Maracanã Stadium which is solely a football stadium. It is an interesting fact about Rio 2016 that, every stadium except Murambi stadium, were used as a football stadium before 2016 summer Olympics.
Golf will be reintroduced in Rio 2016. Golf is returning at the Olympics about 112 years later. Golf is a very popular game in Brazil, specially in Rio de Janeiro. There is an interesting statistic that says around 17,000 new golf players took golf as their prime sport in last 10 years at Rio. Another game named “Rugby Sevens” is also coming at Rio 2016. It is variant of Rugby union, in which seven players are required instead of 15. It is one interesting facts about Rio 2016.
Fact 4: The Olympic village
The Olympic village of Rio 2016 will be over 185 acres. This huge area will accommodate 17,700 beds in 9,460 bedrooms in 48 multi-storied buildings. it is among the interesting facts about Rio 2016 that each apartment is made up of three or four bedrooms. There will be thousands of athletes and delegates of different countries will be gathered in Rio prior to the Olympic games. Barra da Tijuca in Rio will their first destination, where the Olympic village 2016 is located.
Fact 5: The Olympic stadiums
The Opening ceremony of Rio 2016 will be held at Maracana stadium. The stadium can accommodate over 90,000 spectators with 10,000 more capacities. The Sambódromo Stadium will host the marathon and archery competitions while João Havelange Stadium will arrange track and field event of Rio 2016. The capacity of the stadium is permanently increased from 45,000 to 60,000 for the summer Olympics 2016. It is one of the interesting facts about Rio 2016.
34 venues have been selected in order to stage this mega-sport event. There are 306 sets of medals in 28 Olympic sports events. 18 of the 34 venues are already operating. The venues are located in four districts in Brazil, namely Barra de Tijuva, Deodoro, Copacabana and Maracana. The Olympic event of football will be held in various stadiums outside the city.
Fact 7: The renovation
Extensive renovation on transport has been initiated following Rio 2016. The Rio metro is building two underground lines and adding six more subway stations ahead of Olympics. The renovated transport system will be able to carry 230,000 passengers per day during the Olympic period. This gigantic task has been completed on December, 2015.
The Rio 2016 summer Olympics will be supposed to cost over 37.6 billion Brazilian Real which is equivalent of around 10.24 billion Euros. Approximately 24.1 billion real has been estimated for the infrastructure of the city while 6.5 billion Real for sports facilities and 7 billion real for the operating cost of this mega event. Brazil has invested over 5.6 billion real to build the Olympic park in Rio. The success of this kind of mega event is largely depended upon the amount of money that is invested.
Fact 9: The Olympic mascot
The official mascot of Rio 2016 summer Olympic games was unveiled on 24 November, 2014. The name of the summer Olympics 2016 mascot is “Vinicius”. It was named after the famous Brazilian musician Vinicius de Moraes. The mascot represents Brazilian wildlife, carrying the design of mammals. The concept of the mascot is that it was born from the joy of Brazilians after hearing Rio will be hosting the 2016 Olympics. It is obviously one of the interesting facts about Rio 2016.
Fact 10: Summer Olympics 2016 tickets
The summer Olympics 2016 tickets will cost you 40 Brazilian Real to 4,600 Brazilian Real. The ticket price is quite affordable for the general public to watch the game. There will be a huge foreign visitors besides Brazilians at Rio 2016. The Brazilian government also aims to gather a huge revenue from this purpose. There are around 45,000 volunteers, 85,000 third party employees and 8,000 employees ahead of this game. Thus, Brazil is offering a huge job facilities for the people to fulfill this gigantic task.
With 173 days to go of Rio 2016, Brazil is going in full throttle. The Olympic city will stage 22 test events from February to May in 2016 to warm up the city prior to the Olympic games in August. The whole world is waiting eagerly to watch this mega event. Many are keen to know how the preparation is going and the interesting facts about Rio 2016. Let’s hope for the best . At this stage, it is only a matter of time for the summer Olympics 2016 to come at the South America’s soil.
Soccer is the most popular sports in the world right now. Even the game has started getting full attention from the richest nation on Earth, United States. Surely we can predict, money is going to start flooding in. The current age soccer players are faster and more technically adept than before. Some of these new generation best young soccer players can also turn the game upside down with their amazing ability.
So far, the most recognizable faces of soccer are Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Undoubtedly these two players are the brilliant ambassadors of the game. But you can always expect some new talented players on their heels trying to nab the top spot, probably this another beautiful aspect of this particular sport.
10 Best Young Soccer Players to Dethrone Messi and Ronaldo:
Here we are looking through all over the soccer world to specifically find those best young soccer players to dethrone Messi and Ronaldo. Take a look, if these can project your own predictions.
10. Anthony Martial
Anthony Martial is one of the new generation hot stars on the global soccer scene. The 19-yr-old French player who currently plays for the Premier League legends Manchester United. For the last two years, he was a player for the French soccer club, Monaco. Recently he was transferred to Manchester United for a whopping 36 million pounds.
Definitely that’s the highest transfer fee ever paid for a teenager. So far, his career in MANU has been great. He has scored 4 goals in 3 games, making himself worthy of every cent of his humongous transfer tab. More importantly the young star has already been compared to another French soccer icon, Thierry Henry.
09. Thomas Muller
After the 2014 Brazil World Cup, Germans have made a new landmark for their soccer culture. They have reformed their presence with precision, exactness and meticulous nature. So, you can easily expect that the German center forward and striker Thomas Muller is surely be the next generation best attacking soccer players around the world.
Currently he is playing for the Bundesliga team Bayern Munich and also happens to be one of the main stars of the German national team. Even the FIFA World Cup can also make an incomparable height for the young star. He scored five goals during that tournament and ended up winning the Silver Boot for scoring the second most goals in the competition, 2014.
08. Robert Lewandowski
Surely you’ve already heard this name so many times prior to the 2015-2016 world football season. Lewandowski is definitely that kind of creative striker, who is certainly going to establish himself as an elite player in global soccer. He is one of those superbly talented players is the big Polish striker and the captain of the Polish national soccer team, currently plays for the same German club as Muller, Bayern Munich.
His recent few months were truly phenomenal to make the headlines all over the world. Being a substitute in a Bayern game versus Wolfsburg, he scored five goals in nine minutes. Lewandowski made the record of fastest time scorer in the European League. The 27-yrs-old is a genuine pick in this short list of top 10 best young soccer players to dethrone Messi and Ronaldo.
You can find your answer, why? His low center of gravity, dribbling skills and creativity on the ball all can resemble on the same point to describe. Hazard is just 24-yrs-old and he is a major player in his country’s national team and currently is an integral member of Chelsea football club (English premier league).
He helped Chelsea win the 2015 League Cup and Premier League. The Belgian professional was also named the PFA Player of the Year 2015. Though, this season, so far has not been enough fascinating for the best young soccer player. But the fact still remains that whenever he touches the ball, spectators always expect magic to happen.
06. Gareth Bale
Well, surely it’s difficult to be on the same team with Ronaldo and still get your share of the headlines. The Welsh winger Gareth Bale, being the most expensive footballer on earth, has been able to do so from his remarkable transfer to Spanish giant club Real Madrid. He is well-known as spot kick specialist. Another comparison with Cristiano Ronaldo must come, his speed and wizardry down the flanks are just amazing to behold.
May be, you can think that the talent like this comes at a very high price, but also to agree as absolutely right. Bale was transferred from Tottenham Hotspur in the UK to Real Madrid for a fee of over 90 million Euros in September 2013. Currently receives $15 million a year as salary, not to mention all his endorsement deals.
05. Raheem Sterling
Now a time, the definition for young soccer player has changed to a new scale. Soccer stars are getting younger and younger. One of the top stars on the world scene is the 20-yr-old Raheem Sterling. Originally born in Jamaica, he was migrated to England at the age of 7. Sterling can be said as one of the most expected face in the English national team.
The young star primarily was playing with the popular English club Liverpool and now transferred to Manchester City for an astronomical transfer fee of 49 million Euros. He is an extremely talented winger and better known for his amazing speed and agility on the field.
04. Jesus Corona
Mexico has long been considered as one of the power house nations of soccer. Though the history of achieving tournament cups were never on their side. They never seem to be able to get over that elusive hump. But again, they bring another superb talent to challenge Messi and Cristiano who already famous as a dribbling wizard, Jesus Corona.
The crowd immediately gets excited when he just gets the ball. Undoubtedly he’s a brilliant technician to play with loads of passion. The 22-yrs-old currently plays for the Porto football club in Portugal. Personally, I should recommend you to keep your eyes on this brilliant young soccer player, maybe he is destined to be huge.
03. James Rodriguez
World cup always bring some new hero in front of the world spectators. 2014, Brazil World Cup was not an exception. It also brought some huge young football players on the global soccer scene. The handsome attacking player James Rodriguez of Colombia is surely to be one of those newly minted stars. Besides taking his team to the quarter-finals, he also won the Golden Boot title of the tournament by scoring six goals.
After the World Cup, it was confirmed that the Colombian is to be one of the top picks of upcoming season. Finally he completed an amazing transfer from Monaco in France to Real Madrid in Spain for 80 million Euros. Currently he is remarking his height on the same team side by side with Cristiano Ronaldo. He is quickly working his way to superstar status.
02. Paul Pogba
We’ve already narrowed our list to the pick of our targets. Here we bring our second pick of best young soccer players to dethrone Messi and Ronaldo, Paul Pogba. When you are mentioning some of the brightest upcoming stars in soccer today, you definitely need to mention the young and extremely talented French player. You will definitely be surprised watching the tall player’s skills and accuracy of passes. He is one of the best midfield generals in the game today.
Currently he is playing for the Italian team Juventus and probably one of the main reasons that the club is experiencing such a remarkable resurgence. Previously Chelsea and Manchester City have to face a huge bidding war for his services. Finally he ended up staying with Juventus. Hopefully, in the next few years, he will be at the very top of the sport.
At this point of our list article – top 10 best young soccer players to dethrone Messi and Ronaldo, we are going to describe on someone surely who already much more is known to you already. Neymar is the current soccer prodigies on the scene who is destined to be a super star for many more years to come. The 23-yrs-old has already been on the scene for several years as one of the top forwards and wingers in the world.
Neymar is the captain of the Brazilian national team and not much to say as he already one of the biggest stars of the most influential football club, Barcelona. His yearly salary is $31 million according to Forbes. He also has huge endorsement deals that earn him tons of cash every season. No surprise, Neymar might surpass Messi or Ronaldo in terms of popularity and influence in the years to come.
The 2015 NBA champion Golden State Warriors are planning something new for the team’s strategy. The Warriors agreed to sign the free agent center Anderson Varejao on Sunday for the rest of the season. However, the team policy, terms and agreement were not disclosed so far. A person inside this process confirmed that Varejao will be a new addition in Warriors’ squad. He justified it on condition of anonymity because the team had not announced officially about the deal.
Anderson Varejao is a Brazilian professional basketball player. The 6’11” is now aged 33 after started his playing career in 1998. He spent 12 long NBA seasons with the Cleveland Cavaliers. He is one of the most popular players for the Cavaliers. Warriors are targeting to obtain some benefits. They waived the ineffective Jason Thompson to make room for Varejao, who has shown some significant progress in this season as he dropped out of the rotation in Cleveland. His so-far career is averaged of 7.6 points, 1.2 assists in 25 minutes, 7.5 rebounds in over 591 matches for the Cleveland Cavaliers. This season of NBA, the center played 31 games for the Cavaliers and averaged 2.6 points and 2.9 rebounds in 10 minutes before being sent to Portland. The Brazilian will add much needed size to the Warriors. Golden State decided to release Jason Thompson, who averaged 2.1 points and 1.9 rebounds in 28 games this season. This creates an open roster spot for Anderson Varejao. Thompson was acquired by the Warriors in July from 76ers.
The NBA champion Golden State Warriors were in need of an additional contributor at the front line despite their 49-5 record. The Warriors’ forward Festus Ezeli has recently recovered from arthroscopic knee surgery. Another major player, Andrew Bogut has been suffering an Achilles tendon injury of right leg. Varejao will certainly provide some depth in Warriors’ suddenly thinned frontcourt. The Varejao deal with Portland was completed on Thursday before the trade deadline ends. It was actually a part of a three-team swap process, that landed Channing Frye from Orlando Magic to the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Portland Blazers promptly dropped Varejao to the Warriors, although there are nearly $14 million guaranteed money left on his contract.
Anderson Varejao was originally selected by the NBA franchise Orlando Magic with the 2004 NBA Draft and 30th overall selection. He was the first pick of the second round. He has appeared in total 71 career post season matches. Varejao was named to the All-Defensive Second Team in 2009-10 and finished 3rd in six that season.
His debut at NBA was made in 2004-05 season. After the swap from Orlando to Cleveland, Varejao played 54 games and averaged 4.9 points and 4.8 rebounds per game. Prior to joining NBA, he played spent three season with FC Barcelona and has experiences to play in Spain’s top basketball league, Liga ACB. From 1998 to 2002, he also played for Franca Basquetebol Clube in Brazil. He has earned a nickname “ Wild Thing”. It’s because of his wild hair and aggressive style of playing. He is also playing for Brazil National basketball team and won two gold medals in FIBA Americas Championship. Varejao will rejoin his former Cleveland teammate Luke Walton, who is now an assist coach for the Warriors and the Brazilian National teammate Leandro Barbosa.
Vincent McMahon is the single most powerful and influential person in professional wrestling. He is popularly known as “Mr. McMahon”. McMahon is a famous wrestling promoter. He developed a very deep relation with the wrestling industry in United States. It was only McMahon who made wrestling one of the most popular sports in America. He is running wrestling as a profitable business for a long time. McMahon is earning huge amount of money every year. According to Forbes, Vince McMahon net worth 2016 is $1.15 billion. Last year in 2015, Vince McMahon net worth was around $875 million (updated in July, 2015).
Vince McMahon has ruled WWE Inc for many years. He worked hard for years to make WWE the only professional American wrestling competition in United States. In this run, McMahon bought Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) and World Championship Wrestling (WCW). Certainly, he’ll not allow any obstacle in the path of his success and the only solution he makes is “buy them all”.
Position: Chairman of the Board, CEO, promoter, announcer.
Nicknames: Mr. McMahon, Vinny Mac, Genetic Jackhammer, The Boss.
Vince McMahon occasionally competes as a professional wrestler in his own industry, WWE. His ring-name is Mr. McMahon, which is based on his real life. McMahon also won two World wrestling championships, one in 1999 and another in 2007. He still continues his on-screen role as the Authority figure of WWE along with rest of his family members. We are about to mention, Vince McMahon net worth in 2016, his struggles, his motivation and over-all about Vincent McMahon.
Vince McMahon net worth in 2016
Vince McMahon is the chairman and CEO of WWE Inc. He is representing the third generation of McMahon family in the wrestling business in United States. His father, Vincent James McMahon Capitol Wrestling Corporation in 1969. It was the most dominating wrestling corporation in the Northeastern United States. McMahon first met his father at the age of 12. After knowing his father, he drew his attention to the wrestling. Later, he bought Capitol Wrestling Corporation from his father and soon began to expand it. He took some bold steps which fundamentally changed the pattern of wrestling in America. He became a prominent force of his father’s company. He renovated world wrestling to a new level from which World Wrestling Federation was emerged and went public in 1999. He is the main contributor in the advancement of wrestling in America.
Early life of Vince McMahon:
Vince McMahon was born in 24 August, 1945 in Pinehurst, North Carolina. He is the 3rd generation of professional wrestling dynasty. His grandfather, Jess McMahon was a professional boxer and a wrestling promoter. In addition, his father, Vince James McMahon was the founder of Capitol Wrestling Corporation. Vince McMahon was raised by his mother, after his father left him at childhood. He completed his graduation from Carolina University in 1968 and attained a degree in Business administration.
His biological father introduced into the family business of wrestling in 1971 by making him the head of Capitol’s operations in Bangor. Vince McMahon achieved a great success there. Then he moved to all New England based operations, where he again met the point of success. After gaining all these achievements alongside confidence, he decided to buy Capitol Wrestling from his father in 1982. Huge renovations were made then and wrestling ultimately became more popular in United States.
World Wrestling Federation and the McMahons
Vince McMahon is acting as CEO and Chairman of World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. McMahon has presented the world many superstars such as the “Rock”, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, “The Undertaker”, “Kane” and many more. He is a very powerful man in WWE. The organization is now a global media powerhouse. WWE has a strong ratings on TV. It also developed large gates at live wrestling events. WWE has a decent PPV buy rates around the world. All these are the main income sources for this company. Additionally, WWE also produces a magnitudes of different merchandise, which starting from DVDs to clothing and posters. The WWE is currently trying to change the way that its customers consumes its products. Despite relying on PPV purchases, the company is attempting to offer a great deal of its content trough a monthly subscription service system.
WWE started their initial public offering of shares on NASDAQ in October, 1999 for the first time. when the company closed the window, the price was nearly double than the initial price. They sold $10 million shares that put a milestone in company’s grand success. Vince McMahon controls almost 98% of WWE share. He selected his wife to be the president and chief executive of WWE, while both of his children, Shane and Stephanie also work for the company. WWE has established its headquarter in Stamford, Connecticut.
Vince McMahon currently owns majority of the shares of WWE’s Class B stock, which are convertible to class A share. He is the true boss of this giant company to the point from earning money to investing them. He holds total 81.8% of company’s voting power. Vince McMahon net worth has been diversified outside WWE,Inc. According to senate financial disclosure of Linda McMahon, his wife, the McMahons own everything from Apple’s share. The family targets to invest municipal bonds in private hedge funds. A huge portion of the family income is coming from the shares of WWE. In 2011, Vince McMahon earned around $29.9 million from the WWE dividend.
The family also owns a mega-mansion in Greenwich which is valued over $40 million. They also have a $20 million vacation home in Connecticut and a $12 million Penthouse in Manhattan. Vince McMahon enjoys his holydays on a 47-foot yacht named “Sexy Bitch”.
Vince McMahon’s wife, Linda McMahon unsuccessfully ran two campaigns for Connecticut Senate seat. The attempts cost the McMahon family over $100 million. The cost is ultimately nothing for this rich family. Vince McMahon net worth has at least $200 million outside the stake in WWE. The shares of WWE hit its all-time high which is over $30 in 2014. The company saw a huge profit that period. The expected money was received of company’s expired TV deals and the WWE network endorsements.
Vince McMahon earns $1.1 million as a salary from WWE. He is no longer the CEO of WWE as he handed it over his real life son in law Paul Michael Levesque, better known as “Triple H”. Vince McMahon is one of the richest persons in United States. He is the most financially strongest person not only in United States but also in the world. McMahon family is one of the richest. He contributes a lot in United States stoke market and other business around the world.
James Rodriguez finally declared his intentions. A few days ago, there has been a slight possibilities for the Colombian forward to move for English Premier League giant Manchester United. But the statement – “future lies at Real Madrid,” may scupper the reported transfer hopes of Manchester United right now.
James was speaking after Real Madrid’s 4-2 win over Athletic Bilbao, 13th February 2016 in La Liga. Like a few other Madrid footballers, the ex-Porto man also admitted that Zinedine Zidane’s promotion to manager has helped improve their game. Of course, and yet James blinked like a real Colombian sticker at the game.
James’s future lies at Real Madrid:
As per Spanish publication Marca, James stated that he is doing much better. Not only, everyone in the team Real Madrid feeling positive about their new manager, former Madrid legend Zinedine Zidane. According to the Colombian, Zidane speaks to everyone and shows real character when match day comes. Well, he claimed not to reproach anyone. Definitely it takes relative time for everyone, but getting chance you just need to be on top of the game.
Again, Zidane’s influence has certainly been obvious on Real Madrid team. Unbelievably they have managed to score 20 goals in the last four league games at home. However, the Frenchman receiving an endorsement from James is quite surprising.
There has been issues recently, an apparent bust-up between manager and player involving James’ warm-up routine as a substitute. Those reports probably prompted speculation the 24-year-old might move to Premier league in the summer. Previously the Red Devils were reported to bid £64.7 million for him back in January. Some also suggested that James’ agent, Jorge Mendes, had spoken to United about a possible deal with Manchester united.
But there have been some credible performances from the Colombian playmaker in recent games. Though it was not still clear about his attitude problem and relationship with Zidane. Now he details, how effective Zidane can be for them.
James has reaffirmed his desire to succeed in the Spanish capital. He said per Marca,
“I think my future lies at Real Madrid. I want to be here for many years to come and that’s my dream.”
Probably Zidane likes the Los Blancos to emphasize on flair and creative verve. Definitely this intention can best fit for some of the best soccer players in the world like Cristiano, Bale and of course James. Oh, forgot to mention, Cristiano Ronaldo also getting back to his own form day by day and last match was a complete flashback for both these Worthy players.
James’s goal threat and eye for a pass are attributes that work best in a more creative system. That might have been one problem had he made his way to Premier League. According to B/R’s Dean Jones, a wandering playmaker like James could hardly fit in Reds boss Louis van Gaal‘s strict structure of play. Undoubtedly Madrid is best place for the sticker and may be Zidane can be the perfect guide to his glory.
Tennis is one of the top ranked sports now a days. The game is very popular worldwide. Tennis has gathered over 1 billion fans across the world. Tennis stands at 4th in the list of most popular sports in the world. the sport is also played as a popular college sport across Asia, Europe and America. There are many tennis players who are admired widely for their skillful performances. The world of tennis has produced many famous tennis players over the decades. In this article, we have tried to enlist the greatest tennis players of all time. There is still some intense competition for the no. 1 place and debatable in some manner.
The list has been made based on the legacies and achievements of top tennis players around the world. All these tennis players are extremely hard working and very much passionate about tennis. They gave up everything for the sake of tennis. They all ultimately reached the peak of success and emerged at top of ladder. Let’s have a look at the list of top 10 greatest tennis players of all time.
Top 10 greatest tennis players of all time:
10. Jimmy Connors
Jimmy Connors is a legendary American no. 1 retired tennis player. He seized the top spot of tennis for consecutive 160 weeks (1974-1977), which became a world record that period. Connors was known for his fiery competitiveness and his winning spirit. He secured total 109 career titles in his life. In his peak of success, Connors won 5 US Open, 2 Wimbledon and one Australian Open. In the Open era of 1974, he won three majors in a calendar year with a winning rate of 81.9%. At the age of 39, he reached the semifinals of US open and proved he was worthy where others at this stage will fade away. This great tennis player took the job of a coach after his retirement. He coached many famous tennis players like Andy Roddick and Maria Sharapova.
Ivan Lendl is the pioneer of modern “power tennis”. In the game, he particularly relied upon his incredible strength and heavy topspin from the baseline. He is regarded as one of the greatest tennis players of all time. he was the most prolific tennis player in the 1980s. In his 16 years of tennis career, Lendl secured 8 grand slam single titles which include 3 US open, 3 French open and 2 Australian open. He maintained the no. 1 position for 270 weeks, breaking the previous record of Jimmy Connors. He also marked his name as one of the three best tennis players who won more than 1000 singles during his career. After retirement, he took the responsibility to coach Andy Murray and he did that quite successfully.
8. John McEnroe
John McEnroe was a exceptionally talented player, who was better known for his special touch on volley. The former American tennis player’s name was inducted in the Tennis Hall of Fame in 1999. The former world no. 1 won total 7 grand slam singles and a record eight year-end tennis championships titles. He used to amazed the tennis lovers with his superb volleying skills and shot-making artistry. He played his role as United States captain in the Davis cup and led his team to win the cup five times. After his retirement, McEnroe became a television commentator.
7. Andre Agassi
Andre Agassi is a retired American tennis player and one of the biggest tennis superstars. He was the most dominant player from the early 1990s to mid 2000s. he is the winner of 8 grand slams in his career. Agassi was best known for his service returning ability and his charismatic style. He was the only player in the history to achieve the Career Golden grand slam, which was highly praised by the famous Sports Illustrated magazine. He is undoubtedly one of the greatest tennis players of all time. His career was disturbed by multiple muscle injuries namely sciatica and spondylolisthesis. He decided to retire from tennis in 2006 at the age of 36.
Bjorn Borg is a Swedish international and the former no. 1 tennis player in the world. Borg became the first tennis player ever in the history to win 11 grand slam titles, which include six French open and five consecutive Wimbledon. His winning rate of 82.7% is still the best in tennis era. He was teenage sensation in the 1970s. He achieved his grand slam tally just at 25 and became very much popular among the young generation. The immense pressure eventually caused burnout, which led him to retire at just 26. It is easily imaginable what would happen if he spent another 10 years in tennis.
5. Rod Laver
Rodney Laver is one of the greatest tennis players of all time. He is Australian by nationality and the former no. 1 ranked tennis player. Laver won a total 200 singles titles, which are the most in the history of tennis. He is at no. 5 in our list with 11 grand slams in his career. His memorable contribution is notable in five Davis cup titles for Australia team. He could perform on all kinds of court surface of his time: clay, grass, carpet, hard and wood. He was famous for his faultless techniques and aggressive groundstrokes.
4. Novak Djokovic
The Serbian is currently holding the no. 1 spot in world tennis ranking. He has won 11 grand slam singles titles so far. His grand slams include 6 Australian open, 3 Wimbledon and 2 US Open titles. Djokovic has shown enough potential to be at the top of our list. But, still long way to go for this youngster. In 2015 US open, he reached the final for the sixth time and met Roger Federer. Dojokovic defeated him in four sets to grab his 3rd grand slam title of that year. Djokovic has proven to be an all-court player, who has powerful groundstrokes. His back-hand is regarded as the most powerful and accurate today’s game. Novak Djokovic is clearly a most talent tennis player in the world.
3. Pete Sampras
Pete Sampras from California, United States is another legendary tennis player. The former no. 1 tennis player earned the nickname “Pistol Pete” for his incredible accuracy in serving. He was best known for producing aces on critical points. Later in his career, he became more offensive and often employed chip-and-charge strategy. Before going to retirement in 2002, he bagged 14 grand slams ( 2 Australian open, 7 Wimbledon and 5 US open). He was at no. 1 consecutively for 5 years (1993-1998). He is an iconic figure in world tennis.
Rafael Nadal, the Spanish international has secured 14 grand slam titles so far. The former world no. 1 is regarded as the most deadliest player at the clay-court. He achieved a record 9 French open titles, which proves that he is the undefeated champion of clay. His aggressive style of play and heavy topspin groundstrokes are very exciting to watch. He has developed a strong left hand in making strokes. He is the only male tennis player to win single grand slam tournament a record nine consecutive times. His all court performance has made him one of the greatest tennis players of all time. Although he is currently struggling with his form, he has the strength to come back and regain his honor once again.
1. Roger Federer
Here we are at no. 1 and it’s none other than great Roger Federer. His incredible achievements made him the greatest of them all. He won a record 17 grand slam single titles (4 Australian open, 1 French open, 7 Wimbledon, and 5 US open). Roger is very much fond of breaking records after records. He held the world no. 1 for 302 weeks, which was never done before by any tennis player. He reached each grand slam final for at least five times. Federer won total 302 matches in the grand slam. The Swiss superstar has achieved Laureus world Sportsman of the Year for a record four consecutive years. He is an all-round and all-court player. He is incredible with fluid style and sharp shot making. John McEnroe mentioned Federer’s forehand as “the greatest shot in our sport”. Federer is truly a phenomenon in the world of tennis and undoubtedly he is the no. 1 top tennis player in the recent time.