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The Sports Section

In sports belief is often the difference between winning and losing.

Here at Patheos many of our writers explore this connection and reflect on its significance. Following is a selection of our newest stories in concert with a curated selection of some of the most popular posts about sports.


Most Recent Stories

Sergio Garcia Wins Byron Nelson as Jordan Spieth Struggles

Sergio Garcia Wins Byron Nelson as Jordan Spieth Struggles

Kermit Zarley

Spaniard Sergio Garcia won the AT&T Byron Nelson tournament on the PGA Tour at Dallas, Texas.

Jason Day Wins the 2016 Players Championship

Jason Day Wins the 2016 Players Championship

Kermit Zarley

Number 1 pro golfer in the world, Jason Day, continued his four-stroke lead to the clubhouse today to win the Players Championship wire-to-wire.

Big Papi Keeps His Promise, Blasts a Home Run for Sick Boy

Big Papi Keeps His Promise, Blasts a Home Run for Sick Boy

Jean Yih Kingston

Don't you love it when sports stars use their fame to touch the lives of others?

James Hahn Wins 2016 Wells Fargo Championship

James Hahn Wins 2016 Wells Fargo Championship

Kermit Zarley

Today, 34-year old, Korean-American James Hahn won his second PGA Tour golf tournament.

4 Reasons Baseball Is a Pagan Game

4 Reasons Baseball Is a Pagan Game

John Beckett

There's something magical about Opening Day and the early games in April when everyone still has hope.

Women Face the Hateful Messages Received for Just Doing Their Jobs

Women Face the Hateful Messages Received for Just Doing Their Jobs

Dan Arel

Watch random men read some of the slew of horrible tweets regularly lobbed at these female sports journalists.

Lacrosse Moved One Teen From a Life of Crime to a Hope-Filled Future

Lacrosse Moved One Teen From a Life of Crime to a Hope-Filled Future

Tony Rossi

For Mike Banks, lacrosse wasn't just an enjoyable pursuit, but a life-saving one.

Who Can I Root For?

Who Can I Root For?

Austin Flanagan

I have been pondering a question in the back of my mind: As a believer should I root for an athlete who doesn't believe and behave as I do?

Danny Willett Wins the 2016 Masters

Danny Willett Wins the 2016 Masters

Kermit Zarley

Englishman Danny Willett won the Masters golf tournament today in a surprisingly upset victory when Jordan Spieth suffered a complete collapse at Amen Corner.

An Ode to the Sacramental Beauty of Baseball

An Ode to the Sacramental Beauty of Baseball

Jonathan Ryan

Baseball is a human sport, real, gritty, and also a sign of something else.

Most Popular Stories

Should Female Soccer Players Have Equal Pay?

Should Female Soccer Players Have Equal Pay?

Jane the Actuary

The U.S. women's team is citing wage discrimination after receiving about a quarter of what the men's team was paid.

An Evangelical Guide to March Madness

An Evangelical Guide to March Madness

D. G. Hart

Evangelicals have several additional teams for which to root.

The Real MVP at the Super Bowl Wasn't in the Game

The Real MVP at the Super Bowl Wasn't in the Game

Tom Rapsas

For me, the best part of this year's Super Bowl wasn't the snore of a game, but something that happened on the pre-game show.

How Beyoncé Slayed the Super Bowl and Fox News

How Beyoncé Slayed the Super Bowl and Fox News

Adam Ericksen

On Sunday, Beyoncé took to the main stage of American pop culture, the Super Bowl, and delivered a politically charged message to the United States.

Reflections on the Superbowl in an Age of Political Correctness

Reflections on the Superbowl in an Age of Political Correctness

Nancy French

Is Football Immoral? Perhaps you've seen the news, heard the chatter, or have decided for your own family.

Cam Newton, the Super Bowl, and Racist Stereotypes

Cam Newton, the Super Bowl, and Racist Stereotypes

Adam Ericksen

We are the ones responsible for shattering the racist stereotypes that infect not just football, but all of American culture.

Sports and the Witch

Sports and the Witch

Thorn Mooney

Growing up, my relationship with athletics was mostly about trauma. Now, it's a key part of who I am.

Being an Adaptive Athletic Supporter

Being an Adaptive Athletic Supporter

Rebecca Frech

They are an inspiration to me, even though I know from experience how tired they are of the word "inspiration."

Does Jesus Approve of Boxing?

Does Jesus Approve of Boxing?

Kyle Roberts

Is boxing is easily compatible with Christian faith? Probably not. But I'm pretty sure he would love the NFL, though.

A Public Ritual Gone Terribly Wrong

A Public Ritual Gone Terribly Wrong

Connor Wood

By convincing us that all of civil religion is summed up in a beer commercial, advertisers corner the market on public religious theater.

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