IMG Models has signed Christian Combs, hip-hop artist and son of Sean “Diddy” Combs and model Kim Porter, for worldwide representation. The 19-year-old Christian Combs has gained global recognition by performing under the stage name “King Combs” and through his CYN leadership role, where he oversees a close circle of young men who present the new sound and generation of rappers. In 2016, Combs signed with the independent label, Bad Boy Entertainment, and in 2017 performed at a number of major music events including Complex Con, alongside DJ Khaled, Spotify’s Dipset Reunion, Revolt’s Music conference and Rolling Loud music festival in California. Also in 2017, Combs released his latest single, “Feeling Savage,” featuring 15-year-old Smooky MarGielaa, A$AP Mob’s protégé. This year, Combs will release his first official album. Last year, the Los Angeles resident walked in his first runway shows, participating in a number of … [Read more...] about IMG Models signs Christian Combs, son of Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs
The Miami Marlins, in the midst of a bulldozing, are down to one premier outfielder. San Diego, looking to build a contender, has the prospects to present an interesting offer. The Padres are among the teams that have inquired about Miami’s Christian Yelich, according to an industry source. It’s unclear if the Marlins, already having dealt All-Stars Giancarlo Stanton and Marcell Ozuna this week, are ready to move Yelich, who is signed to a long-term, team-friendly contract. But current indications point to the 26-year-old welcoming a trade from a franchise that Stanton, now with the New York Yankees, criticized for a perceived lack of direction. If Yelich becomes available, the Marlins would demand a significant return. Yelich, a left-handed hitter with experience in left and center field, has four seasons and a team option remaining on a seven-year, $49.75 million extension. At least 10 clubs reportedly have raised the subject with Miami. Yelich would represent an upgrade … [Read more...] about Padres among teams to inquire about Christian Yelich of Marlins
"Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.” Matthew 5:10-12Vice President Mike Pence's visit to Israel, Egypt and Jordan comes after recent reports on the fate of Christians worldwide.The situation is bad. Very bad. According to Open Doors USA, a Christian watchdog organization, about 215 million Christians face persecution because of their faith. Each month on average, 322 Christians are killed, 772 Christians suffer various forms of violence, and 214 churches and Christian properties are destroyed. Unfortunately, this travesty is going unnoticed here in the land of religious freedom. While we focus on fake missile warnings and unpresidential … [Read more...] about Varvel: How Mike Pence can help persecuted Christians
Indiana will have one boy and one girl as representatives on the McDonald’s All-American basketball team.New Albany’s Romeo Langford was the only in-state boys’ player selected on Tuesday and Heritage Christian’s Katlyn Gilbert was named on the girls’ side. The games will be played on March 28 at Philips Arena in Atlanta.The 6-5 Langford, ranked as the No. 6 overall prospect in the 2018 class by Rivals, will play for the East team. Langford, who is No. 9 on the state’s all-time scoring list with 2,447 career points, is one of six uncommitted prospects on the 24-player roster. Langford is considering Indiana, Kansas and Vanderbilt. The Jayhawks have three McDonald’s All-Americans and Vanderbilt has two.Gilbert, a 5-10 Notre Dame recruit, is considered one of the top prospects in the senior class. She averaged 16.8 points and 7.5 rebounds as a junior and was named first-team all-state. Gilbert will play on the West roster.Langford’s … [Read more...] about New Albany’s Langford, Heritage Christian’s Gilbert named McDonald’s All-Americans
Former Scottsdale Saguaro standout Christian Kirk became a star during his time at Texas A&M.He's now taking his talents to the NFL, having announced that he will enter the 2018 NFL draft.Will Kirk, who ended his career in College Station with 13 catches for 189 yards and three touchdowns in Texas A&M's bowl game, be a first round pick?RELATED: Isaiah Oliver rises up boards | Mark Andrews in first round? RELATED: How many Arizonans could go in 1st round of 2018 NFL draft?He appears to be a wild card in recent NFL mock drafts, where he is listed as going as high as No. 8 and as low as No. 60.Check out where 2018 NFL mock drafts project him to be selected.Connor Riley writes: "The Bears almost have to pick a wide receiver. While many will peg Alabama’s Calvin Ridley here, I think Kirk is just a little bit better. But the Bears couldn’t go wrong with either."It writes: "The 49ers will have Pierre Garcon back next year, but they need a second receiver to pair … [Read more...] about NFL mock draft: Texas A&M’s Christian Kirk a wild card in first round of 2018 NFL draft?