Manny Pacquiao recently revealed that he pities professional boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. and suggested that he should get to know God instead of flaunting his wealth as Mayweather is known to do.
Pacquiao made the comment after Mayweather posted several photographs on his Instagram account, showing Pacquiao knocked down in his past fights with the caption, "Miss Pac Man is broke for a pay day."
"I'm not affected by it. I pity him and I pray that someday he would change his ways. He should fear God. 'For what is a man profited if he shall gain the whole world and lose his own soul?,'" Pacquiao told AFP News , quoting the biblical passage Matthew 16:26. more >>
A Muslim NFL player was penalized after dropping to his knees and praying following a touchdown on Monday night, leading to a discussion of whether his prayer should have gotten him a penalty.
Husain Abdullah of the Kansas City Chiefs returned an interception during a game against the New England Patriots. He ran the ball into the endzone for a touchdown before dropping to his knees, putting his forehead to the ground and praying. Abdullah received a penalty of unsportsmanlike conduct, angering fans and Muslims alike.
"Abdullah should not have been penalized," Michael Signora, NFL Vice President of Football Communications, posted on Twitter the following morning. "Officiating mechanic is not to flag player who goes to ground for religious reasons." more >>
A Washington, D.C.-based secular organization has sent a complaint to a Georgia school district over its high school having a stone statue that has religious statements including Bible verses listed on it.
The American Humanist Association sent the Madison County School District a letter of complaint regarding the statue, which is at the school district's high school.
Sent to Madison County Superintendent Allen McCannon and Madison High School Principal George Bullock, the letter said the statue violates the Establishment Clause. more >>
Former Dallas Cowboys football player Michael Irvin recently expressed frustration over his schedule as a current analyst for the NFL Network's "NFL Gameday Morning" since it takes up his time to attend church.
Irvin, who attends The Potter's House in Dallas, told TMZ that he was conflicted about his career when asked if he thought football players would go to church more if games were not held on Sundays.
"I just texted my bishop T.D. Jakes the other day … I said, 'Man, it's getting to the point where I'm missing church more than I'm looking forward to games on Sunday.' That's been hard for me to go to work … I miss that man," said Irvin. more >>
As announced by Lake Show Life, five-year NBA veteran Wayne Ellington from Dallas Mavericks has signed with the LA Lakers for their pre-season roster on Monday.
The 26-year-old shooting guard posted career-highs last season in field-goal percentage (43.7 percent) and three-point shooting (42.4 percent). As cited by BasketballReference.com, Ellington's career average within three feet of the basket is 61 percent.
Playing for the University of North Carolina for three seasons, Ellington has led the Tar Heels to the NCAA national champions in 2009 which consequently earned him the Final Four Most Outstanding Player honors. more >>
Russell Wilson, the Seattle Seahawks Christian quarterback, recognized that NFL players are not perfect and is praying for those who have been the topic of negative media headlines recently.
NFL players have been in hot water since a domestic dispute went public after a video surfaced of former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice knocking his now- wife unconscious. A short time later, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson faced two reports of child abuse that came to the surface in recent weeks.
The news became public when TMZ showed severe injuries that Peterson inflicted on his 4-year-old son after hitting him with a switch as a form of discipline. After countless fans watched Wilson pull out a win against the Denver Broncos in a repeat of last year's Super Bowl performance, the quarterback was questioned about his thoughts concerning the violent acts of fellow players. However, Wilson was not quick to condemn or pass judgement on his fellow NFL stars. more >>