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LaDainian Tomlinson hosts Turkey Drive feeding 2,100 families

NFL Hall of Fame running back LaDainian Tomlinson made sure several thousand families in the Fort Worth area didn't miss out on a Thanksgiving meal. Tomlinson, 38, partnered with grocery store Tom Thumb and hosted...

ONE COACH: Miami Hurricanes coach Mark Richt gives Bibles to players

The Miami Hurricanes are off to an amazing start. At 10-0, the Hurricanes are the number two ranked team in America and in prime position to make it to the College Football Playoff. One of the...

Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen’s remarkable journey from undrafted to NFL stud

On Sunday, Vikings WR Adam Thielen caught 6 passes for 123 yards and a 65-yard touchdown reception to help Minnesota to a key win over the Los Angeles Rams 24-7. At 8-2, the Vikings are...

NEW PODCAST: Jim Gruenwald, 2-time Olympic Wrestler, Wheaton College Wrestling Coach

THIS IS EPISODE 57 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST Jim Gruenwald enters his ninth year as the head coach for the Wheaton College wrestling team in 2017-18. He is also the Head Strength Coach for Thunder...

THE INCREASE: An Unsinkable Kingdom – Mark Mitchell

“One day Jesus said to His disciples, ‘Let us go over to the other side of the lake.’ So they got into a boat and set out. As they sailed, He fell asleep. A...

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional – Monday, November 20, 2017

The Off-Season There remains, then, a Sabbath-rest for the people of God; for anyone who enters God’s rest also rests from their works, just as God did from his. (Hebrews 4:9-10 NIV) As a sports fan,...

Former NFL player and coach Bill Curry shares powerful message of unity on ESPN

Bill Curry played for legendary coaches Vince Lombardi and Don Shula. He was a center in the NFL and snapped the ball to Hall of Fame quarterbacks Bart Starr and Johnny Unitas. Curry also had...

ONE COACH: Beware of Dream Killers – Don Davis

“Never reduce your dreams to the level of the event, which is your immediate experience,” Howard Thurman. In Genesis 37, we're introduced to Joseph who is seventeen years old. Automatically, you either love him or hate...

College Football Game of the Week: Michigan Wolverines vs Wisconsin Badgers

What a week it was in college football! Miami routed Notre Dame and Auburn took down Georgia to remove them from the unbeaten ranks. This week another team puts their undefeated record on the...

THE INCREASE: Beginning to Comprehend – Chris Maragos

We couldn’t be more excited to have welcomed our third child — our daughter, Cambria Rose — into our family on Oct. 16. The whole process of having a baby is wild. There’s a baby...

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional – Friday, November 17, 2017

“Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in them. For everything in the world-the lust of the flesh, the lust...

NFL Game of the Week: Los Angeles Rams vs Minnesota Vikings

Two of the pleasant surprises of the NFL season are the Los Angeles Rams and Minnesota Vikings. Both teams sit at 7-2 and will meet up this weekend in what could be a playoff...

How Romans 8:28 sparked Benjamin Watson’s return from Achilles Injury

In 2016, Baltimore Ravens tight end Benjamin Watson tore his right Achilles tendon on the first play of the third preseason game against the Detroit Lions. As he was being carried off the field, teammate...

NEW PODCAST: T.C. Stallings, Actor – War Room/Courageous, Former Louisville Running Back

THIS IS EPISODE 56 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST T.C. Stallings is an actor, author and former pro football running back. He is one of the stars of the 2015 film "War Room," which soared to...

ONE COACH: No One Does it Alone, We All Need Each Other

During my 11-year Big League career I had many coaches. I always enjoyed looking at my coach's baseball careers on the back of their baseball cards. I didn't do this to be impressed by...

Warriors Stephen Curry to teach online basketball courses

Stephen Curry is one of the most popular players in the NBA and considered by many to be the greatest shooter to ever play the game. And now, you'll get to learn how to play...

THE INCREASE: Kept in Perfect Peace – Mark Appel

As I look back at this season, I can recognize some really high points, as well as some low ones. The month of June was great. It was the most consistent I have felt...

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional – Thursday, November 16, 2017

"Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you...

ONE COACH: Building Team Chemistry at Home

One of the biggest jobs for a coach is to help build team chemistry. The hope is that by focusing on it, your players would develop a brotherhood or sisterhood that would carry over...

AL Manager of the Year Paul Molitor puts Christ first in his life

Minnesota Twins manager Paul Molitor was named American League Manager of the Year for 2017. In his 3rd season as manager of the Twins, Molitor led his club to an 85-77 record, an improvement of...

THE INCREASE: Called to Simply Worship – Trey Burton

In Philly, we’re not a one-man show. We’re not even a two- or three-man show. We’re made up of a group of really important men whose trained roles are critical for the growth and...

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional – Wednesday, November 15, 2017

“A certain man was preparing a great banquet and invited many guests. At the time of the banquet he sent his servant to tell those who had been invited, ‘Come, for everything is now...

NFL Week 10 Recap: Best Performances/Play of the Week

The push for the playoffs are in full view as the Week 10 games are in the books. Several surprising contenders are the Los Angeles Rams, Minnesota Vikings and Tennessee Titans who all lead...

ONE COACH: The Value of the ‘Get on the Line’ Coach

Every coach has had a time when their players were "going through the motions" in practice. They were unfocused, lazily running through drills, forgetting plays and assignments. Fed up with the mistakes, the coach would...

Red Sox Hall of Famer Bobby Doerr dies at age 99

Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame second baseman Bobby Doerr died on Monday at the age of 99. He was dubbed the "silent captain" by his former legendary teammate Ted Williams. Doerr played 14 seasons...

THE INCREASE: Know What You Believe – Steven Souza

This past season our team Bible study group went through a book called “Grounded in Faith” by Ken Erisman. This was one of the coolest workbooks I had ever picked up. It essentially took...

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional – Tuesday, November 14, 2017

“Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal...

New York Yankees’ Aaron Judge wins AL Rookie of the Year

New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge won the 2017 American League Rookie of the Year Award on Monday. Judge received every first-place vote and becomes the first Yankee to win the Rookie of the...

New England Patriots’ Rex Burkhead playing for an ‘Audience of One’

The New England Patriots are on fire. The defending Super Bowl champs routed the Denver Broncos 41-16 on Sunday Night Football at Sports Authority Field at Mile High, improving to 7-2. It was New England's...

Carlos Beltran announces retirement from baseball

After 20 years as a major league baseball player, Carlos Beltran has decided to retire. In a post on The Player's Tribune, Beltran said it was time to say goodbye to the game he loves. "I...