iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Soccer stars David Villa, Maurice Edu and Charlie Davies appeared on Good Morning America Monday morning share the secrets to achieving their large social media followings.
Edu has played 46 games for the U.S. National Team, Davies is the leading scorer for the New England Revolution and Villa is Spain’s all-time leading scorer.
All three now play with for Major League Soccer teams and also have huge followings on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
Edu is known for posting photos of the 400 sneakers in his shoe collection.
"The beauty of Instagram and social media is you get to just be yourself, be authentic," Edu said on GMA. "Me, I’ve grown up always liking sneakers and so naturally I post sneakers and other fashionable stuff like that."
Villa has more Twitter followers than NBA star Stephen Curry.
"It’s great for me to meet the fans," he said of his social media activity.
Davies is a new father known for sharing photos of his twin boys, Rhys Arthur and Dakota Charles, who were born on St. Patrick's Day this year. The twins have been taken care of at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston ever since but Davies shared today that they are "almost ready to come home."
The doctosr and nurses at Brigham and Women’s have done a fantastic job of raising our babies since they were premature and getting them to health," he said.
DigitalVision/Thinkstock(OAKLAND, Calif.) -- Monday night's Western Conference championship between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Golden State Warriors has has the second-highest list prices for NBA Game 7 in the past five years at $960 per ticket, according to ticketing search engine TiqIQ.
ESPN reports that the only other Game 7 to top Monday night's matchup in Oakland was the NBA Finals Game 7 in 2013 between the Miami Heat and the San Antonio Spurs. Tickets for that game costed a whopping $1,346 each.
The few remaining tickets for Monday night's game went on sale by the Warriors Sunday night, with prices between $230 and $2,150. ESPN reports those tickets sold out in less than five minutes.
Stacy Revere/Getty Images(DALLAS) -- New Orleans Pelicans guard Bryce Dejean-Jones was shot dead after he broke down the door to an apartment in Dallas, police said Saturday, according to ESPN.
Dallas police said a resident at the apartment was sleeping, and when he heard his door kicked open, he grabbed a gun. When Dejean-Jones began kicking the bedroom door, the resident fired, police said, according to ESPN.
Dejean-Jones, 23, played one season in the NBA.
"We are devastated at the loss of this young man's life who had such a promising future ahead of him," the Pelicans said in a statement. "Our thoughts and prayers are with Bryce's family during this difficult time."
iStock/Thinkstock(CLEVELAND) -- One half of the NBA finals are set. The Cleveland Cavaliers secured their spot in the championship round after beating the Toronto Raptors 113-87 in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals.
LeBron James scored 33 points, Kevin Love had 20 points and 12 rebounds on Friday night.
Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images(OXFORD, Miss.) -- Ole Miss has acknowledged the 28 allegations of misconduct the NCAA made against the school in January by issuing self-imposed penalties Friday.
The school announced in a 154-page response to the NCAA that it had self-imposed the loss of 11 total scholarships for football starting with one last season and going into 2018, according to ESPN.
Ole Miss officials also asked the NCAA to delay the school's hearing before the Committee on Infractions, according to ESPN, so they could investigate further allegations against Miami Dolphins rookie Laremy Tunsil who confirmed in April that he had accepted money from the university.
The 28 allegations involved violations in football, women's basketball and track and field. Sixteen of the alleged violations issued by the NCAA were Level I, the most serious. Ole Miss' women's basketball team has already served a postseason ban for the violations.
iStock/Thinkstock(BOSTON) -- If anyone has persistence, it's Abiola Aborishade.
Aborishade has gained national attention for standing outside the Gillette Stadium in Massachusetts almost every day for over a month now, waiting for a chance to try out for a spot on the New England Patriots' roster.
"I'm still out there everyday," Aborishade told ABC News Friday. "Until I try out I'll continue to be out there."
The Nigerian-born 23-year-old is out there roughly seven hours a day, armed with his football gear, ready to show what he's got. And he says he's got a lot.
In 2014, "Aborishade set a new single-season reception record for UMass Dartmouth in an offensive shootout...," according to the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, where he played as a wide receiver for three years.
Aborishade says he lives about 20 minutes from Gillette Stadium and grew up watching the Patriots. He identifies with a lot of them whom he says have also been on the receiving end of closed doors.
"I'm not taking no," Aborishade said. "I'm very optimistic."
A source close to the Patriots, who wished not to be identified, told ABC News he thinks Aborishade is going about it the wrong way.
"Realistically, we love the fact that he is out there showing some initiative, but can he play football for the Patriots? That's not how you do it," the source said. "The best way to get noticed is to play football. Do something spectacular on the football field and you'll be noticed."
The source added that letting Aborishade, who has now been getting a lot of attention from the media, try out for the team, would create a frenzy they aren't prepared to handle.
"How many people would be out there with a sign tomorrow? Now, we’re encouraging something that really is a waste of time on our end. It's going to be a colossal waste of time."
Aborishade said players and staff have spoken to him and encouraged him to keep pushing, and that's exactly what he says he will do.
"Like I said, I will be out there until I get my tryout," he said when ABC News shared with him what the source said.