A National Basketball Association star has voiced his support of professional Filipino boxer Many Pacquiao and his openness about his evangelical faith.
Houston Rockets point guard Jeremy Lin, whose sudden rise to national attention coined the term "Linsanity," shared his views about Pacquiao with GMA News earlier this week.
"I think for him to talk about what's important to him, I don't think anybody should be able to say what he can or can't say who he is as a person. As long as he's trying to be real, that's fine," said Lin. more >>
Evan Leong is the director of the documentary "Linsanity," which opened in 10 American cities on October 4. Like his subject, Houston Rockets player Jeremy Lin, Leong also grew up playing basketball and is Asian-American, and started chronicling Lin's story back when he was playing at Harvard.
He shares his thoughts with The Christian Post below about Linsanity, how it impacted his faith, and what his future projects will be.
CP: How did you decide to make this documentary? more >>
Dwight Howard may have had a strong start in his first pre-season game with the Houston Rockets, but the polarizing basketball star was also ejected.
While Howard, 27, announced that he would join the Houston Rockets after only playing one season with the Los Angeles Lakers, he debuted after becoming a free agent at the close of the 2012-2013 season. Although he debuted with 19 points, nine rebounds, three assists and a block, Howard was ejected before the fourth quarter of the game even began.
Howard mouthed off at the referees for what he perceived was bad calls, and received two technical fouls and an ultimate ejection with one minute left in the third quarter on Saturday. more >>
A New Jersey town has been forced to remove a popular banner used to support its local high school football team after a small handful of residents complained that the banner's message referenced God.
The sports banner was hung from a train trestle in the downtown Waverly Place section of Madison, New Jersey by Dodger Nation, a local fan group for the town's high school football team, known as the Dodgers. The red and yellow sign read in large letters "Dodger Domination," and written below in smaller letters "One Nation Under God." The popular fan group, started in 2010, is not officially affiliated with the high school due to its practice of consuming alcohol at tailgate parties prior to games.
The banner's presence on the trestle resulted in a number of complaints from local residents, and they ultimately led to city supervisors deciding to take down the banner. Madison Mayor Robert Conley told NJ.com that he believes the fan group didn't consider the kind of ramifications such a banner would have in the community. more >>
The International Olympic Committee [IOC] released a statement Thursday saying Russia's ban against "homosexuality propaganda for minors" does not breach the Olympic charter, adding that it is "fully satisfied" that Russia will not apply the law at the upcoming Sochi winter Olympic games in February.
Russia has come under fire from some athletes for its ban against "propaganda of non-traditional sexual relations among minors." After it was announced that Russia would host the Winter Olympic Games this upcoming February, several openly gay athletes expressed concern that the law would affect them. However, Russia argued that the law is only meant to protect children and would not infringe on an adult homosexual's life.
"The Olympic Charter states that all segregation is completely prohibited, whether it be on the grounds of race, religion, color or other, on the Olympic territory," Jean-Claude Killy, chairman of the IOC's Co-ordination Commission, said in a statement after visiting Sochi, the site of the winter games, earlier this week. more >>
Officials at Florida State University are attempting to stop the production of t-shirts that depict freshman quarterback Jameis Winston as Jesus, arguing that the fan memorabilia has offended some on campus as being sacrilegious. Additionally, the school says it could get in trouble for not actively stopping profit from a player's image.
The t-shirts are reportedly being sold by one student, who has chosen to remain anonymous, for $20 per shirt. The piece of clothing depicts an image of Winston's face on the body of Jesus, with his right hand raised in the sign of a blessing and a halo over his head. On Winston's chest reads his jersey number, "5," illuminated by light, and above his head reads the caption: "The Chosen One, 2013."
The shirt is supposed to reflect Winston's successful season with the Seminoles, as the freshman quarterback has recorded six touchdowns and one interception in the past two games and successfully connected nearly 90 percent of his passes. more >>