An accomplished rookie quarterback with the National Football League has stated that he became a Christian after Jesus visited him in a dream.
Russell Wilson, a native of Richmond, Va., who quarterbacks for the Seattle Seahawks, explained in a recent video about his religious background and spiritual decision.
Kevin Durant does not speak about his love life often, but the Oklahoma City Thunder forward is opening up about his pride for fiancee Monica Wright who recently won the 2013 WNBA Championship.
Durant, 25, bragged about his girlfriend Wright, the 25-year-old Minnesota Lynx guard, after she earned her recent championship ring.
"I was proud of how she helped her team win a championship. It was kind of tears of joy," Durant said, according to the Oklahoman's Darnell Mayberry. "I'm glad she's my future wife. She's got more championships than I do." more >>
Adrian Peterson, the Christian Minnesota Vikings running back, may have lost his two-year-old son recently, but the athlete is revealing his faith that God can even bring about good from the darkest tragedies.
Peterson, 28, recently learned that his son was allegedly beaten to death by the boyfriend of the young boy's mother. However, he revealed he decided to play in Sunday's NFL game against the Carolina Panthers just days following the heartbreaking news, as he believed "God wanted good to come from" his son's death.
"My brother passed the night before the combine and I decided to go through with it. The same reason why I will play this week. You may ask why? God wants good to come from it," Peterson told FOX Sports before his game. "We mourn and grieve but heaven had the baddest welcoming party for my son. That knowledge gives me peace." more >>
Adrian Peterson, the Christian Minnesota Vikings running back, is receiving a great deal of prayer from high profile individuals after news broke that his two-year-old son was killed.
Peterson, 28, recently learned that his son was beaten to death by the boyfriend of the young boy's mother. While Peterson has stayed strong publicly following the ordeal, he became a trending topic on Twitter where an overwhelming amount of celebrity support and prayers flooded the social media networking website.
Aside from his Vikings team members and coaching staff, Petersen received support from others in and around the NFL community. more >>
The two-year-old son of Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson was reportedly assaulted by the child's mother's boyfriend, TMZ has reported.
According to reports, the child was in critical condition in a South Dakota hospital after being severely beaten by Joseph Patterson, the man believed to be dating the child's mother.
Pope Francis is set to meet next week with WBC middleweight boxing champion and fellow Argentinean Sergio Martinez, when the two will discuss anti-bullying and domestic violence against women.
"In the past couple of months, I will have had two of my dreams as a Catholic come true, to visit the Basilica of our Lady Guadalupe in Mexico and to be received by the Pope," 38-year-old Martinez said. "I will be asking the Pope for blessings and spiritual protection to all of those who enter the ring."
Muhammad Ali's meeting with Pope John Paul II in 1982 was the last time a professional boxer had met a pontiff for a private conversation, USA Today noted, and Martinez has made his excitement ahead of the meeting known. more >>