Lenroy Thompson had a problem. A major problem, really, one that might be impossible to solve.
It went beyond the fact that he’d lost his spot as the super heavyweight on the 2012 U.S. Olympic boxing team for failing to report his whereabouts to the United States Anti-Doping Agency three times in an 18-month span.
It went well beyond the fact that he’d lost his sponsors, his health care and, in many ways, his dignity.
With no other ideas about how to earn a living, he went to work in Kansas City‘s Ringside Gym and taught people how to box. As a personal trainer, though, he wasn’t his best advertisement.
PARIS (AP) — Serena Williams came from behind in the third set Tuesday and advanced to the French Open semifinals for the first time since 2003 when she defeated Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-1, 3-6, 6-3.
Williams had been beaten the last four times she reached the Roland Garros quarterfinals, most recently in 2010. The 15-time Grand Slam champion won her only French Open title in 2002.
Poor Taylor Swift. Once again, the superstar was upstaged by an unexpected performance — this time on “The Voice.” At least on Monday, it was by one of the six remaining singers on the competition and not Kanye West grabbing her mike at the 2009 Video Music Awards.
Kim Kardashian is officially ready for baby Kimye!
The mom-to-be, who is expecting her first child with Kanye West, was celebrated by friends and family at a baby shower in Beverly Hills on Sunday.
The late-morning event took place at the posh pad of family friends Irving and Shelley Azoff and it was star-studded affair. In addition to Kardashians and Jenners aplenty, celebs includedKelly Osbourne, Nicole Richie, NeNe Leakes, fitness guru Tracy Anderson, Kimberly Stewart, and Mel B.
In some parts of the country, there’s been doubt that summer would actually come this year, but beach season is nearly here — finally. And with the unofficial start to summer upon us, we need to start thinking about the beach — what we’ll put in our beach bag, which swimsuit we’ll wear, and what beers we’ll toss into our beach coolers. Well, we can help you with that last question.
Typical beach-bum beer drinkers go for weak and watery light beers that lack in quality what they also lack in flavor. But we’d encourage you to make a higher quality choice and opt for craft beers that will shake things up on your beach blanket.
Vermont-based ice cream maker, Ben & Jerry’s, announced last week that it will remove genetically-modified organisms, more commonly known as GMOs, from its products. In a statement released on Friday, the company said that it will be completely GMO-free by 2015.
Following veteran “American Idol” judge Randy Jackson’s only slightly surprising resignation announcement earlier this month, and Fox reality chief Mike Darnell’s resignation last week, Randy’s Season 12 co-star and former client, Mariah Carey, and Nicki Minaj have both confirmed that they too won’t be returning to “Idol” next year.
Nicki broke her resignation news on Twitter herself, posting: “Thank you American Idol for a life changing experience! Wouldn’t trade it for the world! Time to focus on the Music!!! Mmmuuuaahhh!!!.”
BEIJING – The mother of a baby that was found trapped in a China sewer pipe will not face any charges, police said Thursday, as the boy left hospital with his grandparents.
Police in Jinhua City, Zhejiang province said the incident was being treated as an accident, despite the 22-year old mother’s initial refusal to claim the baby until confronted by officers.
After a series of upsets in the first round, the teams with the home-ice advantage won all four of the matchups. So from that perspective, all four outcomes were expected.
However, there were a number of surprising developments in each of the series.