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A look at the intersection of sports, faith and religion Growing up, all Todd Dulaney wanted to do was play professional baseball. When he was drafted by the New York Mets in 2002, the second baseman was in seventh heaven. But it was his initial meeting with famed pitcher Pedro Martinez that had a lasting […]

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Bilquis Abdul Qaadir, Faith, Faith and Sports, FIBA, Hijab, Indiana State University, Muslim, NCAA, University of Memphis -

A look at the intersection of sports, faith and religion College basketball star Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir was faced with a choice: faith or sports. Faith won. Abdul-Qaadir, now 28, played her entire high school and college career in a hijab. She wore tights under her shorts and a long-sleeved shirt under her jersey. Her face and […]

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Alan Wiggins, Candice Wiggins, Faith and Sports, MLB, Stanford University, WNBA -

A look at the intersection of sports, faith and religion. When Candice Wiggins scored 41 points in an NCAA tournament game during her senior year at Stanford University, she called it a miracle. “It was like divine intervention,” Wiggins said. “People don’t understand there’s miracles that happen every day.” The game on March 31, 2008, […]

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C. Vivian Stringer, dFree, Don Imus, Faith and Sports, Financial independence, NCAA, Reverend DeForest Soaries, Rutgers -

A look at the intersection of sports, faith and religion When the Rev. DeForest Soaries heard that radio personality Don Imus had called the Rutgers women’s basketball team “nappy-headed hos,” he knew he had to act. Soaries was the pastor to Hall of Fame Rutgers head coach C. Vivian Stringer, the sixth-winningest women’s coach in […]

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Baptist, Faith and Sports, Israel, Josh Norman, NFL, Washington Redskins -

A look at the intersection of sports, faith and religion. After the Washington Redskins suffered a devastating 43-19 loss to the New Orleans Saints earlier this month, cornerback Josh Norman broke a three-month streak of faithfulness. He failed to log in to his Bible app, where he goes every morning or evening to read Scripture. […]

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Faith and Sports, Gospel Music, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Russell Wilson, Simone Manuel, Texas Southern, Yolanda Adams -

A look at the intersection of sports, faith and religion. When Simone Manuel became the first African-American woman to win an individual gold medal in swimming at the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro, she was inspired by the song “Victory” by Grammy Award-winning gospel artist Yolanda Adams. Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has talked […]

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Faith and Sports, Junior Seau, Miles McPherson, NFL, Rock Church, San Diego Chargers, The Third Option -

A look at the intersection of sports, faith and religion. Pastor Miles McPherson approached the home of Junior Seau, his good friend of 20 years, on May 2, 2012. He was met outside by a reporter who grabbed him, hugged him and said three words. “I love you.” For McPherson, that short sentence was a […]

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