Gymnast, Olympic gold medalist, and devout Christian, Gabby Douglas has parted ways with her longtime coach, Liang Chow.
Douglas, since winning Gold at the Olympics last year, moved to Los Angeles with her family and seemingly embraced her newfound celebrity status, appearing at various award shows, releasing a memoir God, Grace and Glory and landing multiple endorsement deals.
Douglas had returned to the Iowa-based Chow's Gymnastic and Dance Institute in May to resume training and surprised her coach by abruptly announcing her departure. more >>
NFL player and devout Christian Adrian Peterson does not take performance enhancing drugs, but rather "juices on the blood of Jesus," the Minnesota Vikings running back wrote in a recent article for the newly-launched website, Monday Morning Quarterback.
One of the featured segments of Monday Morning Quarterback, a website started by Sports Illustrated senior writer Peter King, is a section entitled "10 Things I Think I Think," in which star NFL athletes list 10 thoughts they have about their personal athletic performance and football in general.
In a recent installation of "10 Things I Think I Think," Peterson listed one of his most memorable on-field interactions from the 2012 season, when an unnamed linebacker from the Detroit Lions approached Peterson after a succesful game and asked him: "Adrian, what are you taking? What juice you using? I gotta [sic] get me some of that." more >>
John Bramlett's alcohol-fueled anger got him kicked out of pro-baseball, caused him to abuse his wife and two sons, and even landed him in jail. But he became a Christian and 40 years later his story, which has reportedly inspired thousands of people, will be preserved in an upcoming documentary.
"To say 'I saw a miracle happen before my eyes,' is an understatement," Andy Bramlett, son of John "The Bull" Bramlett and project manager of the documentary "Taming the Bull," told the Christian Post in a Tuesday interview. His father had tried drugs, alcohol, and women, but he finally found peace in Jesus Christ.
John Bramlett had always been aggressive, Andy said. In high school football, he overcame the disadvantage of small size with forceful tackling. When the Dallas Cowboys rejected him because he was too small, the athlete turned to baseball. more >>
Jeremy Lin recently shared his testimony at the "Dream Big, Be Yourself" youth conference in Taipei, Taiwan where he ministered to over 20,000 youth.
Lin spoke about how his sudden success in New York led everyone to believe he would be the savior for the Houston Rockets as he signed a $25 million contract with them.
"I was ready to invigorate the entire city of Houston ... I was supposed to save Houston basketball," he said at the conference. "But I didn't play well at the start of the season and took a back seat to a newly-signed teammate, James Harden." more >>
Usain Bolt, the Jamaican sprinter recognized as the fastest man in the world, made history Sunday in Moscow when he won his third gold medal at the 2013 World Athletic Championships, anchoring Jamaica in the 4x100 relay.
Bolt became the most decorated competitor at Sunday's competition after winning a gold medal in the 4x100-meter relay final, the last race of the day. This was Bolt's third consecutive gold win in a single day, thus giving him the record for most world championship medals; the well-known athlete had won the 100 meter and 200 meter races earlier in the day.
Previously, American sprinter Carl Lewis held the record, but while bolt hold a total of eight gold and two silver world championship medals, Lewis only holds eight gold, a silver and a bronze. more >>
De'Antre Turman, 16, died tragically after breaking his neck during preseason practice for the Creekside Seminoles in Fairburn, Georgia. Friends and family remembered Turman as a strong football player and a strong man of God.
"He lived by football, family, friends, and God," Jamari Benning told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. "That's all Tre Tre was thinking about. He always had a goal to always be great. He was never stingy, selfish; he was just a good person and a role model. He never had any doubt in God. He always kept his faith."
Turman was a junior at Creekside High and already had a scholarship to play at the University of Kentucky. He was also scheduled to play in an all-star game that will now be played in his honor. Friends and family turned out in force to pay tribute to Turman and his family. more >>