(RNS) Dutch star Johan Cruyff was a deity in the world of soccer -- but he kept his own beliefs to himself.
(RNS) Many also think the game is more violent than ever. It just doesn't bother them much.
(RNS) But Americans have contradictory views: Most say wagering on sports is not immoral, but nearly half say it should be illegal.
(RNS) As long as we continue to support a game deeply connected to violence, each of us is implicated in the terrible toll this is taking on football players in their retirement.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Dr. Bennet Omalu, a Roman Catholic, said he is “not anti-football,” but he thinks it’s important for the religious community to share information to prevent injuries.
"It wasn't politicians that led the Civil Rights Movement, it was pastors," said faith-based filmmaker Jon Erwin, whose new faith-and-football movie opens Friday (Oct. 16.)
(RNS) When NFL player Arian Foster came out as a nonbeliever, fans and football professionals responded with a general shrug. Does this mean pro football is moving away from its Christian roots? Yes and no.
(RNS) The league will have to add religious diversity to its ever-increasing list of issues to tackle.
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Jim Kelly's famous gridiron grit was tested by his son's terminal illness, marital problems and his own health woes. Then he and his wife found faith.
(RNS) The decals had been added as a way to memorialize a former player and an equipment manager who died this year, the university's athletic director says.
FERGUSON, Mo. (RNS) While some have been critical of the religiosity often found in American football, Aeneas Williams sees a calling from God he can’t ignore.
(RNS) "Athletics isn't our mission, but it has the potential to shine a light on our mission like nothing else ever can," says school president and chancellor Jerry Falwell Jr.
(RNS) Human hands never touch Blessed Communion’s product until the consumer opens it like a small medicine cup with a pull-tab, almost eliminating the risk of contamination.
(RNS) Nike's 2014 World Cup video features dark-haired soccer robots whose team logo, to some, looks much too much like the Star of David.
"We have three rules in our program that everybody must follow," Clemson football coach Dabo Swinney says. "(1) players must go to class, (2) they must give a good effort and (3) they must be good citizens. It is as simple as that."