(RNS) — The love shown to a Senegalese Muslim basketball player — in a political moment of immense anti-immigrant, anti-black and anti-Muslim bigotry — shows us what a politically useful function sports can serve.
CHICAGO HEIGHTS, Illinois (RNS) — Last year, Sister Mary Jo Sobieck bounced a baseball off her bicep, threw a perfect curveball and became a viral sensation. Now she’s nominated for an ESPY.
LOS ANGELES (RNS) — 'Run the Race,' the story of two high school brothers trying to overcome their family's struggles, sticks close to the power of fraternal love, sports and the Almighty.
(RNS) — Detroit Tigers ace Michael Fulmer works as a plumber in the offseason and serves as a mentor to adults with developmental disabilities, keeping in touch with his faith and keeping himself focused.
(RNS) — 'I kind of envision me skiing and God is kind of like an eagle right next to me screeching in my ear that everything is going to be all good,' the freestyler said.
(RNS) — Adam Rippon criticized the vice president, who is leading the U.S. delegation to the Winter Games, for his support for gay conversion therapy.
(RNS) — Staying put would have been a logistical nightmare for the 50 to 60 homeless women and men who typically sleep in a church shelter across the street from the stadium.
ARLINGTON, Texas (RNS) This week he returned full time to the game he loves.
(RNS) At least one-fourth of Americans think God will help either the New England Patriots or the Atlanta Falcons at the Super Bowl.
(RNS) Is devotion to a sport the same as devotion to a religion? A new documentary series will explore that question.
(RNS) Athletes and officials have lied, scalped, and disgraced themselves. But amid the mendacity there have been fine displays of the 'Olympic spirit.'
(RNS) The former NFL quarterback is his daughter's coach, pastor and chief cheerleader as she makes her Olympic debut.
(RNS) Both men are Christians who have previously been banned for doping. Do the Rio Olympics offer redemption?
(RNS) Athletes say their religion is more than 'God wants me to win.'
(RNS) Will women's basketball soon permit the hijab?
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