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 >>
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 >>