Category Archives: Sport

Christian faith alive and well at the London 2012 Olympic Games

Ethiopian athlete Meseret Defar provided one of the most emotional moments of the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games when she crossed the finish line in the 5000 metre race to win the gold.  She then pulled a picture of the … Continue reading

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Quote of the day: The Olympic Games’ Christian roots

‘It was in London in 1908 that an Anglican bishop named Ethelbert Talbot first said, “The most important thing in these Olympics is not so much winning as taking part” — a phrase that became part of the Olympic creed. … Continue reading

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Devout Roman Catholic and Tour de France winner Gino Bartali quietly used fame to save Jews in Fascist Italy

Tour de France winner Gino Bartali quietly used fame to save Jews in Fascist Italy In the worst years of the Second World War, it was not uncommon to see the great Gino Bartali cycling the roads between Florence and … Continue reading

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Sunderland and ex-Manchester United footballer Kieran Richardson speaks about his Christian faith

‘Now I have Jesus in my life I feel good in my heart’: Sunderland footballer Kieran Richardson speaks out about his Christian faith Sunderland footballer Kieran Richardson has spoken of how he has transformed his life, leaving behind his wayward socialite … Continue reading

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Pic of the day: British climber John Roberts pictured about 100 metres up a cliff face in South Africa

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The prayerful response to Fabrice Muamba, or why Richard Dawkins must be choking on his cornflakes

#PrayForMuamba On Sunday former Bolton defender Tim Cahill scored the opening goal to help his new club Chelsea secure a place in the FA Cup Semi-Final 2012.  As he wheeled away in celebration he lifted his shirt to reveal a … Continue reading

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Bayern Munich football club offers Pope Benedict XVI honorary membership — Man. Utd. what’s keeping you?

One of Germany’s greatest football clubs is to offer Pope Benedict XVI an honorary membership Uli Hoeneß, the president of Bayern Munich, Germany’s most successful football team, spoke of his desire to offer a lifetime honorary club membership to Pope … Continue reading

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Former Premier League referee Jeff Winter: living proof that Anti-Catholic bigotry is alive and well in Britain today

A former Premier League referee has caused outrage in Britain after he posted a “vile rant” against Catholics on his website.

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One reason why Manchester United is a great football club

Christmas spirit takes over at United as Fergie and his players show their charitable side A host of Manchester United stars visited the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital to give season’s greetings to patients and staff:

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Famous Presbyterians: Jack Nicklaus, the most successful golfer of all time

Jack Nicklaus is a Presbyterian and attends First Presbyterian Church of North Palm Beach, Florida.

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Canada human rights watch: Christian sacked for Tweeting his support for traditional marriage

Firing of Sportsnet broadcaster after gay marriage tweet tests religious freedom, free speech In May, Sean Avery, a professional hockey player, made a public service announcement supporting gay marriage in the United States. Soon after, hockey agent Todd Reynolds tweeted, … Continue reading

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Heil hockey! The moment a German team performed the Nazi salute as they faced English school boys in 1939

Click on the image to enlarge it. Heil hockey!  The moment a German team performed the Nazi salute as they faced English school boys in 1939.  How many of these young men ended up trying to kill each other? In six months’ … Continue reading

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Bravo! Euan Murray, a modern-day Eric Liddell, refuses to play rugby for Scottish national team on Sundays

Scots rugby star questions need for Sunday matches A Scottish rugby player who will miss a crucial World Cup match on Sunday because of his Christian faith says he hopes matches will be scheduled on other days in the future.

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Tyson Fury, the new British and Commonwealth heavyweight boxing champion, discusses his Christian faith

Tyson Fury, the new British and Commonwealth heavyweight boxing champion, discusses his Christian faith. Despite being in the hurting business, Fury’s faith is more important to him . . .  He said: “Religion is everything to me.  Without it I would … Continue reading

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Sports photo of the day: Manchester United’s Fabio Da Silva at Seattle’s fish market

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Photograph of the day: Dangerous camping — pitching a tent on the side of a 4,000ft. cliff face

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Manchester United’s Sir Alex Ferguson: a man of prayer

“I pray every night for my friends, family and people who are ill.  That’s when you think your petitions might be answered.” ~ Sir Alex Ferguson

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Manchester United: David Tennant in gripping new drama about rebuilding team after Munich

Bobby’s babes: David Tennant on his gripping new drama about football’s fight to rebuild a team of heroes from the ashes When British European Airways Flight 609 crashed on its third attempt at take-off in the snow at Munich on … Continue reading

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Brave young Christian wrestler Joel Northrup stands up for Christian principles

Wrestler who refused to grapple with girl explains decision “Wrestling is a combat sport, and at times it gets violent, and you get put in moves and holds that are comprising,” said Joel Northrup, a sophomore.  “I just don’t believe … Continue reading

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Young footballer Jose-Paul Mpoku wisely rejects club owner Barry Hearn’s invitation to immorality

Leyton Orient star Mpoku snubs all-expenses Las Vegas trip on religious grounds Leyton Orient hero Jose-Paul Mpoku has snubbed a dream trip to Las Vegas – for religious reasons.  The on-loan Spurs midfielder helped the O’s clinch a money-spinning FA Cup … Continue reading

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Manchester United’s Christian goalscorer Javier Hernandez thanks God and prayer for his success

Manchester United’s latest goalscoring sensation Javier Hernandez has revealed that the power of prayer is behind his dramatic rise to fame: United’s Hernandez on a sting and a prayer Javier Hernandez is a committed Christian who prays on the pitch … Continue reading

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Spain dedicates World Cup soccer trophy win to St. James the Apostle

Spain dedicates World Cup trophy to St. James Santiago de Compostela, Spain, Jan 4, 2011 / 11:23 am (CNA/Europa Press).- The president of the Spanish soccer association, Angel Maria Villa, and the coach of Spain’s national team, Vicente del Bosque, … Continue reading

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News for Manchester United supporters: film to be made about Busby Babes Munich air disaster

David Tennant to star as Jimmy Murphy in BBC film about Munich air disaster David Tennant, two Downton Abbey actors and a young thespian will star in a film about the Munich air disaster that killed several Manchester United players. … Continue reading

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Manchester United star Wayne “loadsamoney” Rooney burned in effigy

Up in smoke: Effigy of £200k-a-week Wayne Rooney clutching bag full of money is the star attraction on bonfire night by DAILY MAIL REPORTER Wearing a Manchester United shirt, clutching his new contract and a bag full of money, the effigy … Continue reading

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