In the final months of his short life, Bruce Lee wrote a personal essay, “In My Own Process” where he said, “Basically, I have always been a martial artist by choice and actor by profession. But, above all, I am hoping to actualize myself to be an artist of life along the way.[...]
Ronaldo de Assis Moreira, otherwise simply known as Ronaldinho, plays football/soccer for Atlético Mineiro and currently captains the Brazilian national team.[...]
Few of us possess the physical strength and even steelier will to follow in the handprints of professional balancer Jaakko Tenhunen, but most of us have other projects that could benefit from the sort of relentless determination he brings to his work.[...]
This weekend, the new Jackie Robinson biopic, 42, opened up well in the box offices, bringing in $27.3 million in ticket sales. That puts it at the top of the charts, which is a real rarity for a baseball film.
This isn’t the first time Jackie Robinson’s story has been told on film.
Bruce Lee has remarkable staying power. Forty years after his untimely death, he’s still celebrated as a charismatic and influential lethal weapon. Remember how Pelé ushered in America’s soccer craze? Bruce did the same for kung fu.[...]
“Why waste my time slumped in front of a television screen watching young men at play?” writes one man. “I have an experience (a secondhand experience), but it does me no good that I can detect. I learn nothing. I come away with nothing.[...]
“Film found me,” says Spike Lee in the clip above from mediabistro’s “My First Big Break” series. We may now know him as one of his generation’s most outspoken, conviction-driven American filmmakers, but he says he only got into the game because he couldn’t land a job.[...]
Pope John Paul II had a mixed legacy. Some good, some bad. But whatever your take on him, you have to give him this — the Pontiff could swing a good bat. Visiting California in 1987, the 67 year-old Pope headed to the batting cages and started lining singles and doubles, maybe even a few triples.[...]
For little boys growing up in the late 1960s and early 1970s, Muhammad Ali was more than a world boxing champion. He was a personality of almost unimaginable charisma.[...]
Professional cycling has certainly seen better days. Last week, the International Cycling Union formally stripped Lance Armstrong of his seven Tour de France titles. This came after Armstrong refused to contest an evidence-filled case prepared by the U.S.[...]