Benjamin Watson doesn't recite the word of God from a Cathedral, but the NFL player insists that in his home he is a priest.
In an article that he wrote for The Increase, Watson explained why he has taken on that title.
"I've heard my father say that the man is to be the priest, the provider, and the protector of his family. He's the priest because he is the spiritual leader, monitoring and growing the spiritual temperature of his family," Watson wrote. "He's the head of the house, responsible for providing for his family's needs: food, clothes, shelter, etc. He's the protector, protecting his family physically, emotionally, and spiritually from outside things that would be harmful or negative." more >>
After Stephen Curry's Golden State Warriors lost their chance at a second consecutive championship title to the Cleveland Cavaliers, fans have been circulating pictures with the faces of LeBron James and Kyrie Irving superimposed onto Curry family photographs.
One image being shared on social media is a doctored photo from Curry's wedding day in which the face of a crying Michael Jordan is posted on top of Steph's face. Another is a Curry family photo in which the face of Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving is pasted over Steph.
Curry's wife, Ayesha, is fed up and outraged by the disrespect basketball fans are showing toward her family and spoke directly to the offenders in a message on Twitter. more >>
Capping off his annual summer tour of Asia this week, NBA star Jeremy Lin was a guest speaker at the World Economics Forum in China where he talked openly about his Christian faith, saying his identity "comes first and foremost from Christ," not in being an Asian-American.
"I want to bring Christ to a lot of different areas of the world that don't have access to understand what that's about," Lin said in a 30-minute interview at the WEF's "Annual Meeting of the New Champions" in Tianjin, where he spoke about his goals for spreading the Gospel message and helping those who are living in poverty.
"Underprivileged children ... I think that's something that's very near and dear to me. I grew up with a lot of teammates whose parents didn't drive them to games, they didn't have parents or they didn't sleep well at night because they heard gunshots," Lin shared. "I would talk to them about 'hey, what college are you going to?' And they would laugh and say 'college, are you kidding me?'" more >>
After dropping the 200-meter freestyle competition, Olympic medalist Michael Phelps is expected to compete for his first event in the USA Swimming Olympics Trials on Tuesday, June 28, 2016.
First Event for the Swimming Trials
It will be the 200-meter butterfly for Phelps which will happen alongside the women's 200 freestyle and 200 individual medley. The 30-year-old Phelps will swim for the first time in the Olympic trials for the event where his Olympic career began. more >>
With Jeremy Lin opting to be an unrestricted free agent for the 2017 NBA season, fans are now thinking what team will benefit the most with him on the roster.
The 27-year-old basketball player did not take the $2.2 million player option with the Charlotte Hornets for the next NBA season. He plans to make more money with this move since some teams in the league are looking for a point guard with his skills.
Here are some of the teams that could greatly use Lin's help for next season: more >>
A year after former NFL player Aaron Hernandez was convicted for the murder of Odin Lloyd, his friend also entered a guilty plea for being an accessory to the June 2013 killing.
Four to Seven Years Jail Sentence
Carlos Ortiz, an associate of the ex-New England Patriots tight end, pleaded guilty to the accessory charge before the Bristol Superior Court. He is now expected to face a jail time of four and a half to seven years. Hernandez's pal had a deal with prosecutors to enter a guilty plea in exchange for the dropping or murder charges against him. more >>