Though he's not the first Asian-American to make it big in the NBA, Jeremy Lin has certainly struck a chord with the Asian-American community. And he is the first American of Chinese or Taiwanese descent to make a major impact on an NBA team.
Jeremy Lin couldn't find a university that would offer him a scholarship, so he went to Harvard. Lin couldn't get drafted, so he signed a free agent contract with the Golden State Warriors. He couldn't catch on there, so he went to the NBA Development League. Then he got to New York where was to be the team's third string point guard. But a funny thing happened. After a triple-double in a return to the D-League, he went on a tear and brought "Linsanity" to the Knicks.
A French TV show that stars latex puppets has ignited a controversy between Spain and France with its unflattering depiction of Spanish athletes, accusing them of using performance enhancing drugs in their recent string of athletic victories.
Karl Rove blasted it as a taxpayer-funded Obama re-election ad. Democrats lauded it as an example of why America is great. Yet many people were left wondering what does it mean that America is at "halftime."
Europe's brutal cold may allow Elfstedentocht, 125-mile skating marathon, to go forward in The Netherlands
The Elfstedentocht is a 125-mile race on the canals of The Netherlands. But the canals must be frozen six inches deep for the race to go forward. It's only been held 15 times, the most recent in 1997. But this year might bring number 16.
Media and advertising experts said this year's crop of Super Bowl advertisements, with a couple of exceptions, were nothing to write home about. While Chrysler got accolades for it's "Halftime in America" ad, and Doritos was recognized for its user-created videos.
During the Super Bowl Sunday, one commercial was for a political group seeking to make small changed to the gun control laws in the country. The measures are backed by a 600-member coalition of big- and small-city mayors. In the ad, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Boston Mayor Tom Menino starred.
A group of American football stars and investors are joining with Indian businessman to put together and NFL-style professional football league in India.
This year's Super Bowl halftime show will be Madonna's first ever — but she's a singer known by probably all ages of NFL fans. With a new album forthcoming, a new movie out this week and younger rivals challenging her pop stardom, this could be Madonna's chance to restate her relevance.
In 2008, the New York Giants and New England Patriots competed for the NFL title. This year, the two teams, with many of the same players, are back for a rematch that could only have been more hyped if it were produced for the Hollywood stage.