A video depicting some touching and inspiring moments in sports went viral only after a few weeks of being posted. YouTube poster, StayWithJas put together a bunch of clips that show athletes overcoming odds, displaying extreme sportsmanship, or lending a hand to someone in need. These stories help to create a strong dialogue that shows off humanity rather than the sometimes extreme disconnect in sports.
Watch the video below and realize that sports can be a little more than a competition.more >>
A city hall in New Jersey was recently evacuated after an envelope carrying a photo of Tim Tebow was found to be containing a mysterious white powder.
Jersey City's City Hall and Mayor's Office were evacuated Monday afternoon shortly after a mayoral employee opened an envelope containing a picture of Tim Tebow and a letter, as well as a mysterious white powder. The envelope was addressed to Jersey City Mayor "Steven Fulop, family and friends" and authorities argue that the white powder accompanying the letter was made to look suspicious.
A source close to the mayor's office told The Jersey Journal that the letter addressed to Fulop contained "spiritual stuff […] Heaven stuff," as well as a "picture of Tebow." Tebow, who previously played quarterback for the New York Jets before being dropped by the east coast team after a lackluster season, is known for his evangelical beliefs and pro-life stance. more >>
Migrant workers set to begin construction work on the FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar stadiums are heavily exploited and treated like animals, human rights group Amnesty International revealed.
"It is simply inexcusable in one of the richest countries in the world, that so many migrant workers are being ruthlessly exploited, deprived of their pay and left struggling to survive," said Salil Shetty, secretary general of Amnesty International.
"Construction companies and the Qatari authorities alike are failing migrant workers. Employers in Qatar have displayed an appalling disregard for the basic human rights of migrant workers. Many are taking advantage of a permissive environment and lax enforcement of labor protections to exploit construction workers." more >>
A Michigan basketball coach was fired from her position for sharing her Christian faith against the orders of the college's athletic director and for emotionally abusing her players driven by her obsession with her players' weight, a new university court document asserted.
Beckie Francis, Oakland University's (OU) former women's basketball coach, and spouse of the school's former president, defied the school's athletic director's orders to keep her faith out of social media and attempted to control her players' eating habits, reported the "Francis Board of Trustees Executive Summary," Exhibit 3 of OU's Friday court filing,
"[Francis] sent countless tweets demonstrating a total disregard of her direct supervisor's reasonable instruction that she keep her religious proselytizing separate from her activities as Oakland's basketball coach," stated the report. more >>
It is unclear whether or not free agent quarterback Tim Tebow will play in the NFL again, but a new report says if he can't find work in the league he will look at opportunities to work on television.
Tebow has hired "prominent" broadcast agent Nick Khan of Creative Artists Agency, according to a tweet from NFL.com's Ian Rapoport, and will look into "college TV jobs" if he doesn't get picked up by an NFL team. Khan will join sports agent Jimmy Sexton in representing the evangelical Christian athlete.
The 26-year-old quarterback, who won a Heisman Trophy in college as the quarterback for the University of Florida Gators, was released by the New England Patriots in August before the start of the regular season. more >>
A disabled student provides an inspirational pep talk for his school football team in the hope of rallying them to a victory.
"Despite being confined to a wheelchair for 10 years after a car accident, Pine Tree Junior High School student Tyler Bain, 13, walked onto the field before the seventh-grade "A" team's final home game of the season," the video description reads.more >>