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 >>
Russian two time gold medalist and pole vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva has offered her public support to her country's new law banning "the promotion of unnatural sexual relations" at the Track and Field World Championships in Moscow, and has asked the international community to understand that countries are different and should respect each other's laws.
In her initial comments Isinbayeva said this week (in English, not her native tongue): "If we allow to promote and do all this stuff on the street, we are very afraid about our nation because we consider ourselves like normal, standard people. We just live with boys with woman, woman with boys."
She added, "It comes from history. We never had any problems, these problems in Russia, and we don't want to have any in the future." more >>
Popular Christian NFL star Tim Tebow celebrated his 26th birthday on Wednesday, taking time to share with his followers on Twitter a video about a 23-year- old fan with cerebral palsy who inspired the athlete.
"Thanks for the bday love! Check out this video about someone who really inspired me this past year. Love ya Dylan," Tebow posted.
The video tells the story of 23-year-old Dylan Brown, who prayed about meeting the NFL quarterback, and was granted that dream through W15H, the Tim Tebow Foundation outreach program. more >>
Breakout Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III, otherwise known as RG3, is the cover story for GQ magazine's September NFL-themed issue. The feature story touches on everything from RG3's devastating knee injury and season-ready recovery, to his life as a military brat and his hurt at being called a "cornball brother" by a black man on national TV.
However, the personal religion of the 23-year-old star athlete, who graduated from Baylor University, a leading Texas Christian school, doesn't feature much. RG3's "faith," never specifically identified, only makes a brief appearance at the end of "The Second Coming of RG3," the feature article shared online Tuesday at GQ.com.
Yet the overture matches the religion-tinged headline of Brendan Vaughan's feature story: more >>
Tim Tebow's stay with the New England Patriots has been similar to his one with the New York Jets: filled with uncertainty.
With the Patriots having a starting quarterback of Tom Brady's caliber, Tebow virtually has zero chance of starting, and is now actually the third string behind Ryan Mallet.
Tebow told The Boston Globe he was unsure if he would play in tonight's pre-season opener against The Philadelphia Eagles. more >>