Lamenting that the United States is losing its "decency as a nation," Republican lobbyist Jack Burkman announced Monday that he is preparing legislation that would ban gay athletes from playing in the National Football League.
Burkman, who is CEO of Burkman LLC, told the Huffington Post that he began working on the measure after college football star Michael Sam announced he is gay and said he will be pushing Republican legislators in Washington to support it.
Already, he says, five members of the House of Representatives and a senator have expressed interest in co-sponsoring the measure but wouldn't reveal any names. He predicts that support for the bill would rise to 36 House members and five senators in three weeks. more >>
ESPN has already confirmed that Tim Tebow will be lending his opinion to college football later this summer.
But is it possible that Tebow could also be returning to the professional sports world as a player?(Reuters File Image)Officials from the recently launched outdoor A-11 Football League have said they would be interested in recruiting former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow. more >>
The Robertson family's sports interests will soon span from NASCAR to college football.
Willie Robertson's Duck Commander company has signed a six-year deal, giving the duck call and hunting business the naming rights to the Independence Bowl.
The game, which is played in Shreveport, La., the home state of the A&E reality television Robertson family, was previously sponsored by AdvoCare V100. more >>
The church organist rallied "stadium," the "crowd" did the wave, and everyone in the Bedford United Church hugged each other after witnessing the Canada men's hockey team beat Sweden 3-0 in the Winter Olympics gold medal final on a screen in their church on Sunday morning.
The Nova Scotia church organized the viewing party last week, hoping that they would catch its country's team win its second straight Olympic gold medal on Sunday. As the puck dropped in Sochi, Russia at 4 p.m. local time and as early as 8 a.m. on Canada's East Coast, dozens of fans headed to bars, which opened before dawn for special coverage of the game.
Hoping to help out fans conflicted about choosing between God or country, BUC streamed the victory on a giant projection stream and praised God following the game in which Canada claimed gold. more >>
American David Wise has became the first Olympic gold medalist in the history of the sport of men's freestyle skiing halfpipe.
Wise, 23, scored 92 out of 100 in his first round of the finals, a number which put him atop the podium on Tuesday. In his second round, Wise only earned a 3.4 after falling, which gave him the distinction of scoring the event's highest and lowest scores.
"I think free skiing really rose to the occasion and put on a good show in spite of the conditions," Wise told NBC's The Today Show on Wednesday morning about his performance, addressing the rain, fog and snow that the athletes were confronted with while competing on Tuesday. more >>
A male American bobsledder has called out Lolo Jones and the national bobsledding federation's decision to have the converted hurdler race for the U.S. team after a disappointing first two heats at the Olympic Sochi Games.
Jones and pilot Jazmine Fenlator ended up 11th out of 19 at the women's bobsledding competition Tuesday, halfway through the entire sport for the Sochi Games. U.S. Olympian Chuck Berkeley criticized the U.S. Bobsled & Skeleton Federation's decision to give Jones a spot on the Olympic bobsledding team. This criticism has been repeated recently, with many Olympic hopefuls arguing Jones was chosen for her popularity rather than her skill.
"Absolutely no doubt that @KatieEberling would have done better for USA3. Hope the marketing dollars were worth it. #merit #Olympics2014," Berkeley tweeted. The former Olympian, who did not make the cut for this year's final team, was referencing another female bobsledder, Katie Eberling, who is currently serving as an alternate at the games. more >>