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  • Pat Summitt, NCAA's winningest coach, dies

    by Daniel Woodman, posted Tuesday, June 28, 2016 (2 years ago)

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    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (BP) -- Pat Summitt, the winningest coach in NCAA basketball history who professed her faith in Christ four years ago through baptism, died today (June 28) at age 64 after a five-year battle with Alzheimer's disease.

    Summitt, coach of the University of Tennessee women's basketball team from 1974-2012, was a member of Faith Promise Church, a Southern Baptist congregation in Knoxville, Tenn. Her pastor, Chris Stephens, told Knoxville's NewsTalk 98.7 June 27 she would "probably pass into heaven in the next few days."

    Stephens led listeners in prayer during a five-minute interview, praying, "I knew her as one of Your followers. She brought so many people to church, and there was such a side of Pat that so many did not get to see and know, but I did." Read More

  • Sports ruling spurs religious freedom debate

    by Diana Chandler, posted Thursday, November 12, 2015 (3 years ago)

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    CUMMING, Ga. (BP) -- The father of a Cumming, Ga., high school student reportedly said he doesn't believe religious suppression motivated officials to throw out his son's third-place finish in a state track meet for wearing a headband imprinted with Isaiah 40:30-31.

    The Georgia High School Association (GHSA) annulled West Forsyth High School senior John Green's finish in the Class 6-A state championship because the headband violated competition rules that only allow similar items that are "unadorned except for a logo," the GHSA said in a press release. Read More

  • World Series: Mets' Murphy seeks to honor Christ

    by Tim Ellsworth, posted Friday, October 30, 2015 (3 years ago)

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    NEW YORK (BP) -- New York Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy isn't your prototypical power hitter. The 14 homers he belted during the 2015 regular season were a career high.

    So Murphy's historic postseason power surge has been uncharacteristic. What has been more characteristic is how he has handled himself throughout the hoopla. Read More

  • Fantasy sports betting investigated

    by David Roach, posted Thursday, October 15, 2015 (3 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- As news breaks of a federal investigation into the fantasy sports industry, Baptist commentators warn that betting in fantasy leagues is not harmless fun.

    The Wall Street Journal reported Oct. 14 that the Federal Bureau of Investigation is "investigating [the] daily fantasy sports business model" to see if it violates federal law. A front-page story in the Oct. 15 New York Times stated the fantasy website DraftKings ... Read More

  • Craig James: Fox Sports not 'above the law'

    by Staff, posted Tuesday, August 04, 2015 (3 years ago)

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    DALLAS (BP) -- College football analyst Craig James has filed a religious discrimination lawsuit against Fox Sports alleging he was fired from a broadcasting position because of his Christian belief that homosexuality is sinful.

    "This case is much bigger than me," James said according to a press release from Liberty Institute, the Christian legal organization representing him. "It affects every person who holds religious beliefs. ... Read More