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Baseball

NEW PODCAST: Denard Span, Seattle Mariners Outfielder

THIS IS EPISODE 130 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST   Denard Span is a centerfielder with the Seattle Mariners. He was traded to Seattle on May 25 from the Tampa...

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Football

Eagles QB Nick Foles wins ESPY for Best Championship Performance

An amazing seven months for Eagles quarterback Nick Foles culminated on Wednesday night with the ESPY award for Best Championship Performance. Foles was up against some very solid competition in...

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Baseball

Reds All-Star Scooter Gennett says Christ has a purpose for his life

Tuesday night as you watch Major League Baseball's 83rd edition of the All-Star Game, keep an eye out for Cincinnati Reds second baseman Scooter Gennett. In his second season with...

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Football

Wide receiver Brandin Cooks agrees to 5-year contract extension with Rams

Wide receiver Brandin Cooks agreed to a five-year contract extension Tuesday worth $80 million, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. That will keep him in Los Angeles with the Rams through...

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Baseball

Twins second baseman Brian Dozier's foundation remains firm in Christ

On Sunday, Twins second baseman Brian Dozier hit a walk-off grand slam to give the Minnesota Twins a nice gift heading into the All-Star break. His 16th home run, on...

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Football

Eagles QB Carson Wentz says his wedding had 'God's fingerprints' all over it

On July 25, the Philadelphia Eagles will do something they've never done before: begin an NFL season as the defending Super Bowl champions. For quarterback Carson Wentz, he'll enter this...

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Football

NEW PODCAST: Dr. Tony Evans - Pastor, Speaker, Dallas Mavericks Team Chaplain

THIS IS EPISODE 129 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST Dr. Tony Evans is the founder and senior pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas, founder and president of The Urban...

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Football

NFL running back DeMarco Murray retires from NFL at age of 30

In 2014, DeMarco Murray was the best running back in the NFL. He led the league in rushing with 1,845 yards and 13 touchdowns, and was named NFL Offensive Player...

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Basketball

NBA guard Jeremy Lin shares Bible verse on Instagram after being traded

Jeremy Lin is now an Atlanta Hawk. ESPN reports the 29-year-old Lin was traded late Thursday night from the Brooklyn Nets for Brooklyn's 2020 second-round pick via Portland and the...

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Baseball

Mets' Brandon Nimmo after hitting walk-off home run: 'Thank and praise the Lord'

It's been a challenging year for the New York Mets. After starting 11-1 in April, the team has suffered from injuries to key players and a lack of production from...

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Sports Spectrum Podcast

NEW PODCAST: Dave Pasch - ESPN Announcer, Radio Voice of the Arizona Cardinals

THIS IS EPISODE 128 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST     Dave Pasch is an announcer for ESPN as well as the radio voice for the Arizona Cardinals. A graduate...

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Baseball

Tim Tebow celebrates accomplishments in baseball and football

By now, we all know the story of Tim Tebow. He's a former Heisman Trophy winner, who won two national titles at Florida, was selected in the first round of...

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Golf

Golfer Emma Talley leaning on God in her LPGA rookie season

Emma Talley is enjoying her first year on the LGPA tour. Halfway through the 2018 season, the 24-year-old already has three top-10 finishes, including a seventh-place finish at the Women's Australian...

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Football

Patriots RB Rex Burkhead surprises high school coach with Super Bowl gift

The NFL offseason often allows players a chance to go back home and revisit the roots of where their careers began to take shape. For New England Patriots running back...

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Softball

Janie Reed leads Team USA Red to victory in USA Softball International Cup

On Monday night, the USA Softball International Cup began in Irvine, Calif., with both USA squads winning big. USA Blue crushed the Czech Republic 15-0 (in three innings) and USA Red...

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Football

NEW PODCAST: Mark Schlereth, 3-time Super Bowl Champion - Part 2

THIS IS EPISODE 127 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST Mark Schlereth played 12 seasons in the NFL from 1989-2000 with the Redskins and Broncos. He is a three-time Super Bowl...

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Baseball

Rockies' Nolan Arenado, Trevor Story, Charlie Blackmon living for Jesus on way to All-Star Game

Major League Baseball's All-Star rosters were announced on Sunday for the National and American League teams. Among those chosen for the National League were Rockies teammates Nolan Arenado, Charlie Blackmon...

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Golf

Golfer Kevin Na thankful to God after winning first PGA Tour title in 7 years

It took Kevin Na seven years to win again on the PGA Tour. And it was worth the wait. Na, 34, shot a 6-under-64 on Sunday en route to a...

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Football

NEW PODCAST: Mark Schlereth, 3-time Super Bowl Champion - Part 1

THIS IS EPISODE 126 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST Mark Schlereth played 12 seasons in the NFL from 1989-2000 with the Redskins and Broncos. He is a three-time Super Bowl...

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Tennis

Former Grand Slam winner Michael Chang living for Jesus through coaching and mentoring

On Saturday at Wimbledon, 24th-ranked Kei Nishikori will compete in a third-round match against 15th-ranked Nick Kyrgios. The 28-year-old Nishikori has been on the ATP Tour since 2007, winning 11...

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Basketball

Stephen Curry and wife Ayesha welcome baby boy

The last few weeks have been pretty great for the Curry family. First, Stephen and the Warriors won their third NBA title in four seasons by sweeping the Cavaliers. Curry...

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Baseball

NEW PODCAST: Riley Tincher - Former All-American College Pitcher, Mental Conditioning Coach

THIS IS EPISODE 125 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST Riley Tincher was an All-American pitcher at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, where he was the Midwest Region Pitcher of the Year,...

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Football

NEW PODCAST: Nick Foles - Philadelphia Eagles QB, Super Bowl MVP

THIS IS EPISODE 124 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST Nick Foles began the 2017 season as a backup quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles. In December, starting QB Carson Wentz injured...

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Baseball

NEW PODCAST: Mark Appel - 2013 MLB No. 1 overall draft pick

THIS IS EPISODE 123 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST   Mark Appel was destined for baseball greatness. The former Stanford pitcher was selected No. 1 overall in 2013 by the...

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Baseball

Cincinnati Reds pitcher Michael Lorenzen says his motivation and purpose is Christ

The Cincinnati Reds are the hottest team in baseball right now. They've won nine of their past 10 games and a big reason is the return of pitcher Michael Lorenzen....

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Golf

NEW PODCAST: Andrew Yun, PGA Tour Pro

THIS IS EPISODE 122 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST   Andrew Yun is in his first season as a professional golfer on the PGA Tour. He graduated college from Stanford...

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Football

Eagles QB Carson Wentz is No. 3 player in NFL's 'Top 100' rankings

Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz was voted the third-best player in the NFL, according to the NFL Top 100 Players of 2018 list as voted on by the players themselves. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uxolo-R57mA In 2017,...

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Baseball

Former Mets All-Star Darryl Strawberry gets baptized in Jordan River

Darryl Strawberry was one of the most feared hitters of his time. During his eight seasons in New York with the Mets, he hit 252 home runs and won a...

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Baseball

Arkansas pitcher Blaine Knight leads Razorbacks to Game 1 win in College World Series

The Arkansas Razorbacks are one win away from being College World Series champions for the first time in their history after beating Oregon State, 4-1, Tuesday in Omaha, Neb. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3bXtvgokYs...

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Baseball

NEW PODCAST: Jon Peters - Author, High School Baseball Phenom

THIS IS EPISODE 121 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST   Jon Peters was the first high school baseball player ever to grace the cover of Sports Illustrated. In 1989, he...

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Golf

Bubba Watson wins 2018 Travelers Championship, his 3rd PGA Tour win this year

Bubba Watson shot a 64 on Day 4 in Cromwell, Conn., to take home the 2018 Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7ti3ThhEfo The win was Watson's third on the...

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Football

Former Eagles teammates honor Jordan Matthews after being traded to Bills

Trades are part of the business in the NFL. And today was no different for wide receiver Jordan Matthews, who was moved to Buffalo to play for the Bills. Matthews,...

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Sports Spectrum Podcast

NEW PODCAST: Steve Springer, Former MLB player/coach

THIS IS EPISODE 108 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST Steve Springer teaches baseball players about the mental aspect of hitting. His clients include MLB stars Nolan Arenado, Ben Zobrist, Paul...

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Football

Zach Ertz and wife Julie start foundation to bring hope to children and families in need

It's been quite the year for Eagles tight end Zach Ertz. First, he catches the game-winning touchdown in Super Bowl LII, helping Philadelphia to its first ever Super Bowl championship....

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Basketball

Michael Porter Jr's father writes touching letter to son on eve of NBA Draft

Michael Porter Jr. is expected to be a top-10 pick in Thursday's NBA Draft. Some experts even say he could go in the top five. The 6-foot-11 forward played his...

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Sports Spectrum Podcast

NEW PODCAST: Ben Utecht - Former NFL Tight End, Super Bowl XLI Champion

THIS IS EPISODE 120 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST   Ben Utecht played six seasons in the NFL with the Indianapolis Colts and Cincinnati Bengals. He was a four-year starter...

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Basketball

Marvin Bagley III says he's grateful to God every day as he prepares for NBA Draft

The 2018 NBA Draft will take place Thursday in Brooklyn, N.Y. The spotlight will be on which prospects will become the next great professional basketball player. For Marvin Bagley III,...

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Baseball

Yankees' Luis Severino establishing himself as one of the best pitchers in baseball

The New York Yankees have once again established themselves as the dominant team in baseball this season. On the offensive side, they have six guys with more than 10 home...

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Sports Spectrum

ESPN host Tony Reali delivers powerful message after losing a child

ESPN host Tony Reali returned to work on Monday, doing his usual job of hosting "Around the Horn." Reali is the moderator of various discussions on topics with four sports...

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Monday, June 18, 2018

Find Rest "Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted." — Matthew 5:4 On June 18, 1953, in front of a small crowd of 3,108 fans at Fenway...

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Friday, June 15, 2018

Be Quick and Slow On this day in 2014, the San Antonio Spurs defeated the Miami Heat 104-87 to win the NBA championship in five games. It would be the...

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Sports Spectrum Podcast

NEW PODCAST: Daniel Winkler, Atlanta Braves pitcher

THIS IS EPISODE 119 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST Dan Winkler is a pitcher with the Atlanta Braves. Thus far in 2018, he has been dominant on the mound as...

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Football

Jets QB Josh McCown shares encouraging Father's Day message on Twitter

On Sunday, Father's Day, Jets quarterback Josh McCown was out shopping for groceries and had one of those experiences that moved him to the point of sharing about it on...

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Sports Spectrum Podcast

NEW PODCAST: Michael Chadwick (USA Swimmer) and David Chadwick (Pastor)

THIS IS EPISODE 118 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST Michael Chadwick is a swimmer for Team USA and a 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials finalist. He won 22 All-American honors as...

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Football

Former NFL quarterback Chad Pennington shares his story of sports and faith

Chad Pennington played 11 seasons in the NFL with the Jets and Dolphins. He was selected 18th overall in the 2000 NFL Draft by the Jets, with whom he would...

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Basketball

Sports world sends prayers and condolences on death of basketball legend Anne Donovan

A basketball legend is gone. Anne Donovan, the only woman to have played for both a national women's college title and coached a team to a professional title, passed away...

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Sports Spectrum Podcast

NEW PODCAST: Jon Gordon, Author - 'The Power of a Positive Team'

THIS IS EPISODE 117 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST   Jon Gordon is the author of 18 books, including five best-sellers: "The Energy Bus," "The Carpenter," "Training Camp," "You Win in...

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Football

49ers wide receiver Marquise Goodwin wins George Halas Award

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Marquise Goodwin is the winner of the George Halas Award from the Pro Football Writers of America. Given to the NFL player who best overcomes...

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Baseball

Brewers pitcher Chase Anderson says his faith in Christ 'means everything to me'

On Tuesday night, Brewers pitcher Chase Anderson pitched a gem of a game against the Chicago Cubs. The right-hander went seven innings, giving up just one hit, allowing zero runs...

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Baseball

Former pro baseball player Will Startup shares powerful story of son's recovery from cardiopulmonary arrest and brain damage

Will Startup was selected in the fifth round of the 2005 MLB Amateur Draft by the Atlanta Braves. He played his college ball at the University of Georgia, where he...

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Football

Denver Broncos QB Case Keenum announces plans for his first book

One year ago, Case Keenum was competing at quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings. Many expected him to back up Sam Bradford, but in the Vikings' Week 1 win over New...

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Baseball

Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt heating up in June

The Arizona Diamondbacks' Paul Goldschmidt is a five-time All-Star and three-time Silver Slugger award winner at first base. He's considered to be one of the most feared hitters in the...

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Baseball

Indians catcher Yan Gomes says he wants to use his platform to tell others about Jesus

Cleveland Indians catcher Yan Gomes quotes Philippians 4:13 in his Twitter bio — “I can do all things through Him who gives me strength” — an admirable display of humility...

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Sports Spectrum Podcast

NEW PODCAST: James Ihedigbo, former NFL defensive back & Super Bowl champion

THIS IS EPISODE 116 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST   James Ihedigbo played 10 seasons in the NFL with the Jets, Patriots, Ravens, Lions and Bills. He was undrafted in...

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Basketball

Warriors Kevin Durant pays for first year of college tuition for Bay Area students

Kevin Durant is one of the most dominant basketball players of his time. Since arriving in the NBA in 2007, he has played in three NBA Finals, was the 2014...

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Hockey

NBC NHL announcer Mike 'Doc' Emrick puts God first in his life

On Thursday night, the Washington Capitals captured their first Stanley Cup title beating the Vegas Golden Knights 4-3 in Game 5. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDa1u3RONXQ Calling the Stanley Cup Finals for NBC, as...

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Sports Spectrum Podcast

NEW PODCAST: Gene Watson, Kansas City Royals Director of Pro Scouting

THIS IS EPISODE 115 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST   Gene Watson joined the Kansas City Royals organization in 2006, and is currently their director of pro scouting. In 2017,...

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Softball

Florida State softball player Tessa Daniels shines a light on Christ

Sometimes the impact you make off the field can be more impactful than on the field. For Florida State junior softball player Tessa Daniels, that impact is one of eternal...

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Softball

Jessie Warren leads Florida State softball to its first ever World Series title

On Monday night in Oklahoma City, Florida State senior softball player Jessie Warren found herself on ESPN's top-10 plays after making an incredible diving catch off a bunt and executing...

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Sports Spectrum Podcast

NEW PODCAST: Randy Alcorn, New York Times Bestselling Author

THIS IS EPISODE 110 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST       Randy Alcorn is the founder and director of Eternal Perspective Ministries, which began in 1990. Previously, he served...

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Tuesday, June 5, 2018

“. . . at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in Heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord ....

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Baseball

Former MLB pitcher Dave Dravecky shares his story of sports and faith

Dave Dravecky played eight seasons as a pitcher in Major League Baseball with the San Diego Padres and San Francisco Giants. He was an All-Star in 1983 when he won...

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Football

Former NFL coach Jim Caldwell says being fired has helped him study the Bible like never before

Jim Caldwell has been in football for more than 40 years. The former Colts and Lions head coach began his career as a graduate assistant coach at the University of...

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Baseball

Rookie Austin Meadows is red-hot in first month with Pittsburgh Pirates

It was a dream come true for Austin Meadows. The 23-year-old rookie received word on May 17 that he was being called up from Triple-A Indianapolis to the Pittsburgh Pirates....

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Football

Saints linebacker Demario Davis shares his story of sports and faith

Demario Davis is an NFL linebacker. Selected in the third round of the 2012 NFL Draft by the Jets, Davis played four seasons with New York. In 2016, he signed...

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Football

Chargers tight end Hunter Henry shares heartfelt message after tearing ACL in OTA

This was supposed to be Hunter Henry's breakout year. In 2017, the Chargers second-year tight end surpassed future Hall of Famer Antonio Gates and became the starter. In April, Los...

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Football

Bills' Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly will receive Jimmy V Award at 2018 ESPYS

Jim Kelly was always known for his toughness on the field as the quarterback of the Buffalo Bills. He led his team to four straight Super Bowls, the only quarterback...

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Basketball

Steph Curry breaks NBA Finals record in leading Warriors to 2-0 series lead

Stephen Curry showed the world on Sunday night why many believe that, when he retires, he'll be considered the greatest shooter in NBA history. In Game 2 of the NBA...

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Sports Spectrum Podcast

NEW PODCAST: Darleen Santore, Life Coach & Motivational Speaker

THIS IS EPISODE 114 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST     Just as professional athletes need a head coach to help them reach their full potential, Darleen Santore helps individuals...

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Thursday, May 31, 2018

"Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in...

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Baseball

Hall of Fame pitcher John Smoltz qualifies for U.S. Senior Open

John Smoltz was one of the best pitchers of his generation. He won 213 games and had 154 saves, becoming the only pitcher ever to have 200 wins and 150...

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Sports Spectrum

NASCAR driver Michael McDowell shares his story of sports and faith

Michael McDowell is a NASCAR race driver competing full-time in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, driving the No. 34 Ford Fusion for Front Row Motorsports. He made his NASCAR debut in 2007 with...

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Sports Spectrum Podcast

NEW PODCAST: Léonce B. Crump, Former NFL player, Atlanta Pastor

THIS IS EPISODE 113 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST   Léonce Crump Jr., is an author, international speaker and the founder and lead pastor of Renovation Church in Atlanta. In...

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Sports Spectrum

NFL tight end Benjamin Watson shares his story of sports and faith

Benjamin Watson is a tight end for the New Orleans Saints. He was selected in the first round of the 2004 NFL Draft by the New England Patriots. He earned...

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Basketball

Cavaliers chaplain Jerry Birch says LeBron James "is a believer"

The Cleveland Cavaliers are in the NBA Finals for a fourth consecutive season and much of the credit goes to LeBron James. The 33-year-old continues to get better and better...

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Baseball

Cardinals Matt Carpenter shares his story of sports and faith

Matt Carpenter in his 8th season with the St. Louis Cardinals. The third baseman has been named to three All-Star teams and played in the 2013 World Series against the...

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Baseball

Blue Jays pitcher Jaime García shares his story of sports and faith

Jaime García was selected by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 22nd round of the 2005 MLB Amateur Draft. On July 11, 2008, he made his MLB debut with the...

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Baseball

Gretchen Piscotty, mother of Oakland Athletics' Stephen Piscotty, passes away at 55

Gretchen Piscotty, the mother of Oakland Athletics outfielder Stephen Piscotty, died last night, a family member told ESPN. Piscotty's mother was just 55 years old at the time of her death. She was...

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Friday, May 11, 2018

"Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord." — Psalm 27:14 THE WAITING GAME In 2017, the Philadelphia Eagles began what would be their...

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Baseball

Mets outfielder Brandon Nimmo shining God's light as a regular with New York Mets

Joy. Enthusiasm, Energy. Thankfulness. Jubilation. Those are all words that can describe New York Mets outfielder Brandon Nimmo when you watch him play the game of baseball. Picture a kid...

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Basketball

Stephen Curry thanks God after helping team to fourth straight NBA Finals appearance

The Golden State Warriors didn't play their best basketball in the Western Conference Finals. But when they needed scoring, they turned to a former NBA MVP, Stephen Curry. In Game...

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Baseball

Former MLB pitcher Scott Linebrink shares his story of sports and faith

Scott Linebrink played 12 seasons as a pitcher with the Giants, Astros, Padres, Brewers, White Sox and Braves. Selected by the Giants in the second round of the 1997 MLB...

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Baseball

Wright State coach stays strong in his faith as team prepares for NCAA Regional Tournament

The year 2018 has been a phenomenal season for Wright State's baseball team. The Raiders won the Horizon League title on Saturday beating the University of Illinois-Chicago, 11-9. It was...

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Sports Spectrum Podcast

NEW PODCAST: Inky Johnson, former Tennessee defensive back, motivational speaker

THIS IS EPISODE 112 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST   Inky Johnson is a motivational speaker, author and former college football player with the University of Tennessee. With a dream...

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Baseball

Rockies' Nolan Arenado establishes himself as one of the game's elite players

Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado has a tattoo on his left forearm that says, "Matthew 19:26." That verse reads, "Jesus looked at them and said, ‘With man this is impossible,...

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Monday, May 28, 2018

"Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen." —...

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The Increase

THE INCREASE: Chris Maragos - Filling In The Gaps

With OTA’s having started a few weeks ago and the new guys joining our team, we’re so excited to get everyone together and get things rolling for the upcoming season....

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Football

Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill says he prays before every game

For Ryan Tannehill, 2017 was a forgettable season. The Dolphins quarterback suffered a torn ACL early in training camp and missed the entire year. The 29-year-old is expected to be...

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Sports Spectrum Podcast

NEW PODCAST: Jeremy Affeldt, 3-time World Series Champion

THIS IS EPISODE 111 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST   Jeremy Affeldt pitched for 14 MLB seasons with the Royals, Rockies, Reds and Giants. He was selected in the third...

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Baseball

World Series champion Chris Coghlan shares his story of faith and sports

Chris Coghlan was selected in the first round of the 2006 MLB Amateur Draft by the Florida Marlins. He made his major league debut on May 8, 2009, with the...

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Football

Former NFL wide receiver Anquan Boldin shares his story of sports and faith

Anquan Boldin was selected in the second round of the 2003 NFL Draft (53rd overall) by the Arizona Cardinals. He would go on to play 14 seasons with Arizona, Baltimore,...

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Baseball

Former MLB pitcher Paul Maholm shares his story of sports and faith

Paul Maholm played 10 MLB seasons as a pitcher for the Pirates, Cubs, Braves and Dodgers. He was selected in the first round (eighth overall) of the 2003 MLB Amateur...

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Softball

Liberty University's historic softball season comes to an end

The Liberty University softball team saw its historic season come to an end on Sunday after losing to South Carolina 5-0 in a winner-take-all final of the NCAA Columbia Regional....

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Hockey

Mike Fisher grateful for 18 years of hockey as he again says goodbye to the NHL

Mike Fisher's hockey career is once again over. Last week, he announced his retirement from the NHL. Today, Fisher shared a post on Instagram saying goodbye to the game he played...

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Basketball

Stephen Curry says he "can't talk like that" in using expletive on court during Game 3

"I blacked out." That was what Stephen Curry said happened in the third quarter of Game 3 Sunday night as the two-time NBA MVP went off for 18 points on...

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Horse Racing

Jockey Mike Smith riding for Jesus as he chases the Triple Crown

The Triple Crown. The Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes and the Belmont Stakes. It's what every jockey strives to achieve each year. In 2018, Mike Smith has that chance. On Saturday,...

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Baseball

Twins pitcher Kyle Gibson shares his story of faith and sports

Kyle Gibson is a pitcher with the Minnesota Twins. He was selected in the first round (22nd overall) of the 2009 MLB Amateur Draft by Minnesota and made his MLB...

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The Increase

THE INCREASE: Adam LaRoche - A Battle Worth Struggling Through

This is my second year as the assistant coach for our town’s high school baseball team, which my son plays on. I love being the assistant coach because I can...

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Sports Spectrum Podcast

NEW PODCAST: Donnie Floyd, NASCAR chaplain with Hendrick Motorsports

THIS IS EPISODE 109 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST   Donnie Floyd ministers to NASCAR drivers and staff each day as the chaplain for Hendrick Motorsports in North Carolina. He...

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Baseball

Nationals catcher Matt Wieters shares his story of sports and faith

Matt Wieters is a catcher for the Washington Nationals. He was selected in the first round (fifth overall) of the 2007 MLB draft by the Baltimore Orioles. Two years later,...

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Football

Former Patriots/Eagles DB Ellis Hobbs shares his story of faith and sports

Ellis Hobbs played six seasons in the NFL with the Patriots and Eagles. He was selected in the third round of the 2005 NFL Draft by New England and started...

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Baseball

Stephen Piscotty hits home run in first game back after mother's death from ALS

Stephen Piscotty simply put his hand on his heart, tapped it a few times, and looked up to the sky in salute to his late mother. The Oakland Athletics' right...

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Baseball

5-time World Series champion Andy Pettitte shares his story of sports and faith

Andy Pettitte pitched in eight World Series for the New York Yankees and Houston Astros during his 18-year MLB career. He is a five-time World Series champion who won 253...

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Baseball

WATCH: Tim Tebow blasts clutch 3-run home run in Binghamton win

Tim Tebow continues to prove that this baseball thing isn't a fluke. The former Heisman Trophy winner and NFL quarterback remains hot at the plate in the month of May,...

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Wednesday, May 16, 2018

"As the Scriptures say, 'If you want to boast, boast only about the Lord.' When people commend themselves, it doesn’t count for much. The important thing is for the Lord to commend...

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Basketball

Boomer Roberts brings faith and coaching success to new job at Division II Purdue Northwest

On Monday, Boomer Roberts was named the new head coach of Purdue Northwest's men's basketball program. The Northwest Pride compete in Division II collegiate sports. Roberts previously coached at Trinity...

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Basketball

Warriors' Andre Iguodala wants to be "salt for God" on the basketball court

The Golden State Warriors will take on the Houston Rockets on Monday night in Game 1 of the 2018 Western Conference Finals. The Warriors will look to make a fourth...

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Football

Former pro volleyball player Angie Forsett shares her story of sports and faith

Angie Forsett is the wife of former NFL running back Justin Forsett. Her dad, Paul Pressey, played 12 seasons in the NBA with the Bucks, Spurs and Warriors, and was...

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Golf

Webb Simpson wins Players Championship months after father passes away

On Mother's Day, Webb Simpson won the 2018 PGA Tour Players Championship. Simpson dominated the tournament throughout the weekend, which saw him tie the course record with a 63 in...

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Baseball

Washington Nationals All-Star Daniel Murphy shares his story of faith and sports

Daniel Murphy plays second base for the Washington Nationals. He was selected in the 13th round of the 2006 MLB Amateur Draft by the New York Mets. He made his...

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Football

Former NFL running back Justin Forsett shares his story of sports and faith

Justin Forsett played nine seasons in the NFL with seven teams before retiring after the 2016 season. He played his college football at the University of California and was selected...

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Baseball

Andrew McCutchen shares his story of sports and faith

Andrew McCutchen is an outfielder with the San Francisco Giants. Before coming to San Francisco in 2018, he played nine seasons with the Pittsburgh Pirates. The five-time All-Star has won...

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Sports Spectrum Podcast

NEW PODCAST: Julianne Viani, CBS Sports/ESPN Basketball Analyst

THIS IS EPISODE 107 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST   Julianne Viani is our guest on Episode 107 of the Sports Spectrum Podcast. She was a four-time MAAC champion and...

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Football

Former NFL cornerback Charles Tillman shares his journey of faith and sports

Charles Tillman played 13 seasons in the NFL with the Chicago Bears and Carolina Panthers. He was the 2013 recipient of the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year award....

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Sports Spectrum Podcast

NEW PODCAST: LaMorris Crawford, Cincinnati Bengals Team Chaplain

THIS IS EPISODE 106 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST (Thanks to our new partner, Compassion International. Sponsor a child today by going to Compassion.com)   Born on the south side of...

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Wednesday, May 9, 2018

“When they kept on questioning Him, He straightened up and said to them, ‘Let any one of you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at...

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Baseball

Tim Tebow hits 2 home runs for Mets AA affiliate this weekend

On the first pitch of the 2018 season, Tim Tebow hit a home run and burst onto the AA minor league baseball scene in 2018. That was the last home...

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Monday, May 7, 2018

“So then, let us not be like others, who are asleep, but let us be alert and self-controlled.”  - 1 Thessalonians 5:6 Stay On Your Toes A few days ago, my...

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The Increase

THE INCREASE: Steve Sisco - Rally the Troops

“Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. This is what the ancients were commended for.” — Hebrews 11:1-2 Rally the troops....

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Jockey Mike Smith thanks Jesus after winning the Kentucky Derby

On Saturday at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky, 157,000 fans gathered to watch the 143rd running of the Kentucky Derby. In very rainy and muddy conditions, Justify, a 7-2 favorite,...

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Dodgers Clayton Kershaw shares his journey of faith and sports

Clayton Kershaw is in his 11th season as a pitcher with the Los Angeles Dodgers. He is a 3-time Cy Young Award winner and a 7-time All-Star. In 2017, he...

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Cowboys tight end Jason Witten announces retirement from NFL

The career of Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten officially came to an end today. Witten, who turns 36 on May 6, played 15 seasons with America's Team, earning 11...

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Celtics' Semi Ojeleye providing playoff spark in Boston

His full name is Jesusemilore Talodabijesu Ojeleye. Boston Celtics fans know him as Semi. Selected in the second round of the 2017 NBA Draft by Boston, Semi was the 37th overall...

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NEW PODCAST: Jerry Schemmel, Colorado Rockies Radio Voice

THIS IS EPISODE 105 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST   Jerry Schemmel is the radio voice of the Colorado Rockies. But that's just the tip of the iceberg on the...

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Former Packers defensive end Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila shares his journey of faith and sports

Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila played 9 seasons with the Green Bay Packers (2000-2008) and holds the team record for career sacks with 74.5. Selected in the 5th round of the 2000 NFL...

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Basketball

Cincinnati's Gary Clark leading team on and off the court

Cincinnati senior Gary Clark is on top of the college basketball world right now. The 6-foot-8 power forward was the 2017-18 American Athletic Conference Player of the Year, the 2017-18...

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Pro Football Hall of Famer Michael Irvin says he gave his life to Christ in 2001

"The Playmaker" That's the name Michael Irvin was known for during his 13-year NFL career with the Dallas Cowboys. Selected in the first round by Dallas in the 1988 NFL...

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Raiders QB Derek Carr shares his journey of sports and faith

Derek Carr is the quarterback of the Oakland Raiders. Selected in the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft by Oakland, Carr has been the starter since his first game...

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Tuesday, January 9, 2018

“For I am convinced that neither life nor death, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in...

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Daily Devotional - Thursday August 3, 2017

“A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones.” —Proverbs 14:30 Last season, Brandon Marshall and I were going through the book The Purpose Driven...

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Baseball

Cubs Anthony Rizzo moved to tears after donating $3.5M to children's hospital

Anthony Rizzo knows the importance of medical care. As a teenager, Rizzo was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma in 2008 and underwent 6 months of chemotherapy. That September, he found out...

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Eagles QB Carson Wentz and his AO1 foundation are building a sports complex in Haiti

As Carson Wentz begins preparation for his 3rd NFL season in 2018, he's also in preparation for something that will make an even bigger impact away from the football field....

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Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright shares his journey of sports and faith

Adam Wainwright is a starting pitcher for the St Louis Cardinals. In his 14th season with the Cards, Adam is a 2-time World Series Champion (2006, 2011), a 3-time All...

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Daily Devotional

Daily Devotional - Wednesday August 23, 2017

“I can do all this through Him who gives me strength.” —Philippians 4:13 Baseball is a unique platform because we have fans from all over that come to watch the...

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NEW PODCAST: Lance Berkman, 6-time MLB All-Star

Lance Berkman played 15 seasons as a Major League Baseball Player with the Astros, Yankees, Cardinals and Rangers. He was selected to play in 6 MLB All-Star Games and played...

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Baseball

Former MLB All-Star Lance Berkman shares his journey of sports and faith

Lance Berkman played 15 seasons as a Major League Baseball Player with the Astros, Yankees, Cardinals and Rangers. He was selected to play in 6 MLB All-Star Games and played...

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Daily Devotional

Daily Devotional - Thursday August 17, 2017

“But I say to you who hear: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, and pray for those who spitefully use you.”...

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Former high school pitching phenom writes about finding faith in Christ in new book

Jon Peters had a dream to become the best baseball pitcher ever. It began to take shape when he became the first high school baseball pitcher to ever grace the...

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Daily Devotional

Daily Devotional - Wednesday August 16, 2017

“Some faced jeers and flogging, while still others were chained and put in prison. They were stoned; they were sawed in two; they were put to death by the sword...”Hebrews...

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Mickey Mantle gave his life to Christ on his death bed

Mickey Mantle is a baseball legend. 'The Mick' played 18 seasons with the New York Yankees from 1951 to 1968. His accolades and numbers are as good as any player...

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Tim Tebow shakes hand of autistic boy, proceeds to hit home run

In a world that can seem to be filled with a lot of negative, Tim Tebow continues to deliver the positive. On July 29, in a video recently posted on Facebook,...

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Baseball

Atlanta Braves' Dansby Swanson says God's timing is everything

In 2016, Dansby Swanson played his first full season of professional baseball at high-A ball and then Double-A  before being promoted to the major leagues with Atlanta. Playing in 38...

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Sports Spectrum Podcast

NEW PODCAST: Chad Hennings, Dallas Cowboys 3-time Super Bowl Champion

Chad Hennings played nine seasons in the NFL with the Dallas Cowboys. He won 3 Super Bowls and played on 7 playoff teams. Prior to his NFL career, Chad served...

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NFL QB Luke McCown shares his journey of sports and faith

Luke McCown was selected by the Cleveland Browns in the fourth round of the 2004 NFL Draft. McCown made four starts as a rookie for Cleveland. He went on to...

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Daily Devotional

Daily Devotional - Friday August 11, 2017

“In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins according to the riches of His grace...” Ephesians 1:7 God of Second Chances In the summer of 1960,...

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Daily Devotional

Daily Devotional - Thursday August 10, 2017

“David said about him: ‘I saw the Lord always before me. Because he is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.” Acts 2:25 God’s Omnipresence I met a...

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Sports Spectrum Podcast

NEW PODCAST: Matt Atkins, PGA Tour Pro

THIS IS EPISODE 104 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST   Matt Atkins is a golfer on the PGA Tour. He finished 19th on the Web.com Tour regular season money list...

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Daily Devotional

Daily Devotional - Wednesday August 9, 2017

Be Prepared "Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a...

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Football

Clemson National Champion Wide Receiver Hunter Renfrow: "Life's about Jesus"

Clemson wide receiver Hunter Renfrow had a simple statement to me during our podcast interview back in May. "Life's about Jesus. It starts and ends with that." The 21-year-old wide...

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Daily Devotional - Tuesday August 8, 2017

The Little Things “One who is faithful in a very little is also faithful in much, and one who is dishonest in a very little is also dishonest in much."...

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Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten likely to retire from NFL and join ESPN

Jason Witten is expected to announce his retirement from the NFL after 15 seasons, according to Chris Mortensen of ESPN. https://twitter.com/mortreport/status/989900384872300546 Witten was to meet with Cowboys owner Jerry Jones...

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The Increase

THE INCREASE: Matter of Focus - Kyle Gibson

If I’m honest with you, I’d tell you that on any given day I experience too much anxiety, and too little gratitude. No doubt about it—there’s so much to worry...

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LaDainian Tomlinson says God gave him his ability and purpose

On Saturday Night, LaDainian Tomlinson delivered one of the most inspiring speeches you'll ever here, as he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The NFL's single-season record...

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Sports Spectrum

One year after losing her job, former ESPN anchor Jade McCarthy says returning to church helped renew her faith

April 26, 2017. That's the day Jade McCarthy and many other prominent ESPN employees were told they no longer had a job with the sports media giant. Staples like Ed...

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Daily Devotional

Daily Devotional - Monday August 7, 2017

What’s Next? “What’s next, Papa?” —Romans 8:15 (MSG) The next time we read about Peter is in the book of Acts. He is healing a crippled beggar and boldly preaching...

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Steelers LB Ryan Shazier walks out on stage, provides moment of the night at NFL Draft

Back in December, Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier underwent spinal stabilization surgery after an injury sustained in a Week 13 collision against the Bengals. Some thought he might never walk again....

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Kurt Warner stands firm in his faith all the way to the Pro Football Hall of Fame

Kurtis Eugene Warner wasn't supposed to be an NFL legend. Heck, he wasn't even supposed to be in the NFL. But God had other plans. On Saturday Night, Warner took...

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The Increase

THE INCREASE: Family Motto - Eddie Taubensee

“He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your...

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Diary of a minor league baseball player (Part 13)

Ethan Chapman’s dream to make it to the Big League level hasn’t happened yet. This past winter, Ethan signed to play 2017 in the Mexican League (AAA level) with the...

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NEW POCAST: Bo Mitchell, Colorado Rockies Team Chaplain and Senior Advisor

Bo Mitchell is the team chaplain and senior advisor for the Colorado Rockies. Prior to his work with the Rockies, Bo served as the team chaplain for the NBA's Denver...

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Friday, April 27, 2018

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6 (NKJV)...

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Daily Devotional - Friday August 4, 2017

No matter what they’re doing, most people I meet generally want to do their very best. They usually want to excel in their chosen field, and they’re willing to put...

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Kyle Korver focusing on playoff run after mourning loss of his brother

On Tuesday Night, LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavailers won a thriller in overtime, beating the Toronto Raptors 113-112 on their home floor in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference...

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NEW PODCAST: Thomas Davis, Carolina Panthers linebacker

THIS IS EPISODE 103 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST Thomas Davis is a three-time Pro Bowl linebacker with the Carolina Panthers. He was the 2014 Walter Payton NFL Man of...

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THE INCREASE: What kind of Father are you going to be? - Benjamin Watson

Back in May my newest book came out. The New Dad’s Playbook: Gearing Up for the Biggest Game of Your Life has been a few years in the making. In...

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Hockey

Predators Mike Fisher announces retirement, says God has given him peace about decision

Nashville Predators captain Mike Fisher announced his retirement today in a letter he wrote in the the Tennessean newspaper. The 37-year-old center played 18 seasons in the NHL with Senators...

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NEW PODCAST: Matt Forte, New York Jets Running Back

Matt Forte is entering his 10th NFL season in 2017. He was selected in the 2nd round of the 2008 NFL Draft by the Bears. He spent 8 years in...

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THE INCREASE: Transparency brings about real change - Steven Souza

I once heard Trip Lee talk about how to share your faith as a Christian and I love the way he put it. He said there are two different ways...

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Baseball

Pirates Andrew McCutchen is red hot

On May 23, Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen found himself going hitless in five at-bats in a 6-5 loss to the Atlanta Braves. His average dropped down to .200. It was...

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Seahawks Kam Chancellor signs three-year extension

Kam Chancellor has been a mainstay for the "Legion of Boom" defense that has made 5 straight playoff appearances and a Super Bowl title in 2013. The 29-year-old safety has...

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Daily Devotional

Daily Devotional - Tuesday August 1, 2017

“Early in the morning, Jesus stood on the shore…” —John 21:4 (NIV) There He Stands In the last chapter of the Gospels, John describes a final encounter with Jesus by...

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Baseball

Matt Holliday excited to have former teammate joining the Yankees

On the road again. The song made famous by Willie Nelson could be the motto of new Yankees pitcher Jaime Garcia. On Sunday, Garcia was traded to the New York Yankees...

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Daily Devotional - Monday July 31, 2017

“See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not...

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Mason Rudolph trusting in God as he prepares for NFL Draft

Mason Rudolph knows his life is about to change forever. The Oklahoma State star quarterback is projected to go in the first or second round of the NFL Draft this...

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Seahawks QB Russell Wilson wants to play 25 years in NFL

This week, Russell Wilson will begin his sixth season as the quarterback of the Seattle Seahawks. Selected in the third round of the 2012 Draft, Wilson has taken his team...

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Daily Devotional - Monday July 10, 2017

“How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? You hypocrite,...

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Football

Purdue quarterback stresses unity, cites Bible verse in powerful speech

David Blough is a junior quarterback with the Purdue Boilermakers. As he gets ready to do battle in the Big Ten this college football season, the former Elite 11 QB looks...

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Baseball

Diary of a Minor League Baseball Player (Part 12)

Ethan Chapman’s dream to make it to the Big League level hasn’t happened yet. This past winter, Ethan signed to play 2017 in the Mexican League (AAA level) with the...

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Football

Jake Locker says faith in Christ factored into his decision to retire from NFL in 2015

The NFL will conduct its seven-round draft on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Two hundred and twenty-four players will be selected with dreams of playing professional football at its highest level....

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Daily Devotional

Daily Devotional - Wednesday July 26, 2017

Staying Humble "Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves." - (Philippians 2:3 NIV) I am not generally a fans of awards shows,...

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Football

Andrew Hawkins Grateful To God After Announcing His NFL Retirement

New England Wide Receiver Andrew Hawkins announced his retirement from the NFL today on Uninterrupted. The 31 year-old signed a one-year deal with Super Bowl Champion Patriots on May 24 but two...

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Sports Spectrum Podcast

NEW PODCAST: Pastor Robby Gallaty

Robby is the Pastor of Long Hollow Baptist Church. For three years, he battled a drug addiction that ravaged his life. A $180 a day heroine and cocaine addiction forced him to...

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Golf

Family Surprises Golfer On Day He Finishes Second at British Open

"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times." That quote from the book 'A Tale of Two Cities' defined the day for PGA Tour player Matt Kuchar. At...

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Daily Devotional

Daily Devotional - Monday July 24, 2017

“For if you keep silent at this time, relief and deliverance will rise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father's house will perish. And who knows...

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Baseball

Tim Tebow Stays Hot, Homers Again for St. Lucie Mets

Tim Tebow continues to impress since being called up to the St. Lucie Mets. On Sunday, he homered for the fourth time to help the Mets beat the Florida Fire...

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Football

Redskins QB Kirk Cousins Says Faith Drove Decision To Turn Down $53 Million Deal

Earlier this week, Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins turned down a new long-term deal including $53 million in guaranteed money, opting instead for the franchise tag, which means he could become...

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Yankees Aaron Judge Gives Fan a Lifetime Memory

Aaron Judge has taken the 2017 baseball world by storm. Coming into play on Friday, the New York Yankees rookie leads the American League with 30 home runs, is hitting...

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The Increase

THE INCREASE: Dependency Lived Out – Brandon Boykin

There’s honor in standing up for what you believe in, even when it’s not the popular thing to do. The world may not want to hear the name of Jesus,...

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Sports Spectrum Podcast

NEW PODCAST: Alfred Morris, Dallas Cowboys Running Back

Alfred Morris is an NFL running back. In 2016, he was with the Dallas Cowboys as a backup to rookie sensation Ezekiel Elliott. Prior to that, he played 4 seasons with...

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Daily Devotional

Daily Devotional - Friday July 21, 2017

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” - John...

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Football

NFL Quarterback Dan Orlovsky Agrees To Deal With Rams

Quarterback Dan Orlovsky has agreed to a one-year deal with the Los Angeles Rams. The 33 year-old has played 12 seasons in the NFL with 4 different teams (Lions, Texans,...

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Sports Spectrum Podcast

NEW PODCAST: Jason Benham, 'Miracle in Shreveport'

THIS IS EPISODE 102 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST Jason Benham is a former minor league baseball player. Along with his brother, David, they've written the book "Miracle in Shreveport,"...

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Sports Spectrum

Raiders QB Derek Carr Says It's Super Bowl or Bust

Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr loves Jesus. He's not shy about sharing his faith and consistently uses his platform as an NFL quarterback to point people back to God. https://twitter.com/derekcarrqb/status/864858099840032768...

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Baseball

Rockies Pitcher Returns to Baseball After Cancer Treatment

Colorado Rockies pitcher Chad Bettis has taken his first few steps in beating testicular cancer and returning to pitch in the Big Leagues. Last Friday, pitching with the Hartford Yard Goats...

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Baseball

Jackie Robinson's Faith in God Detailed In New Book

Jackie Robinson is an American icon. The man that broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball has been dead for almost 45 years, and yet his legacy and his legend...

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Royals pitcher Jason Adam achieves Major League dream

Jason Adam grew up in Overland Park, Kansas, dreaming of one day playing major league baseball for the hometown Kansas City Royals. On Saturday, May 5, he got his shot....

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Sports Spectrum Podcast

NEW PODCAST: Ethan Chapman, Minor League Baseball Player

Ethan Chapman was selected by the Kansas City Royals in the 30th round of the 2012 MLB Amateur Draft. He played his college baseball at Cal State San Bernadino, a...

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Daily Devotional

Daily Devotional - Tuesday July 18, 2017

"Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its...

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The Increase

THE INCREASE: External Motivation - Chris Maragos

Jesus is everything to me. Everything starts, ends, and revolves around who He is, what He’s done, and what He’s still doing. My worth, satisfaction, joy, peace, comfort, and ultimately...

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Baseball

Diary of a Minor League Baseball Player (Part 11)

Ethan Chapman’s dream to make it to the Big League level hasn’t happened yet. This past winter, Ethan signed to play 2017 in the Mexican League (AAA level) with the...

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Daily Devotional

Daily Devotional - Monday July 17, 2017

“But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness...

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The Increase

THE INCREASE: The Business of Life-Change - Adam LaRoche

Back in college, I became a huge fan of the show Duck Commander. I had a great Duck Commander hat that I wore often but within the first week of...

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Sports Spectrum Podcast

NEW PODCAST: Hugh Freeze, Ole Miss Head Football Coach

Hugh Freeze is the head football coach at the University of Mississippi. Since being named as the head man at Ole Miss in December of 2011, Freeze has become the first...

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NEW PODCAST: John O'Korn, Former Michigan Wolverines Quarterback

THIS IS EPISODE 101 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST (Thanks to our new partner, Compassion International. Sponsor a child today by going to Compassion.com)     John O'Korn is readying...

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Daily Devotional - Friday July 14, 2017

“God made Him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God.” —2 Corinthians 5:21 Jesus the Elder Brother From...

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Baseball

Tim Tebow Hits Walk-Off Home Run

Tim Tebow continues to amaze in his venture as a professional baseball player. On Thursday Night, Tebow hit a walk-off home run to lead the St. Lucie Mets to a...

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Daily Devotional

Daily Devotional - Thursday July 13, 2017

“Better is open rebuke than love that is concealed. Faithful are the wounds of a friend, but deceitful are the kisses of an enemy.” - Proverbs 27:5-6 Precious Wounds These Proverbs...

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Daily Devotional

Daily Devotional - Wednesday July 12, 2017

“Yet to all who did receive Him, to those who believed in His name, He gave the right to become children of God.” —John 1:12 Identity in Christ There is...

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Football

NFL Linebacker Brothers Help Launch Medical Center in Nigeria

Sam and Emmanuel Acho are brothers who got to live out their dream of playing professional football. [caption id="attachment_17452" align="alignnone" width="750"] Sam (94) and Emmanuel Acho (51) - September 23,...

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Sports Spectrum Podcast

NEW PODCAST: Robby Shaffer, MercyMe

Robby Shaffer is a drummer with the highly successful Christian band MercyMe. He joined the band in 1997 and has been a staple of the band ever since. MercyMe has...

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Daily Devotional

Daily Devotional - Tuesday July 11, 2017

“I sought the Lord, and He answered me; He delivered me from all my fears. Those who look to Him are radiant; their faces are never covered with shame. This...

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Sports Spectrum

THE INCREASE: Who Are You Following - Steven Souza

We’re all walking in a certain direction in life. The question is, what are you walking toward? Or maybe more importantly, who are you following? Are you following the world...

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2017 NFL Draft Needs For All 32 Teams

Thursday Night, all eyes turn to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania as the 2017 NFL Draft takes aim at the city of brotherly love. Here are our team needs for every NFL club. ...

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The Increase

THE INCREASE: Making Your Boast - Trey Burton

Lately a few of us on the team have been going to local high school FCA huddles in both North and South Philly. Each week, two or three of us...

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Sports Spectrum

Tim Tebow Riding Hot Streak in Minor Leagues

There was some scrutiny from many in the circles of baseball, thinking that Tim Tebow's promotion from Columbia to the St.Lucie Mets was just a publicity stunt. But through ten...

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NEW PODCAST: Ted Barrett, MLB Umpire

Ted Barrett has been umpiring Major League Baseball Games since 1994. He became a full-time MLB umpire in 1999. Ted is the only umpire to ever be behind the plate...

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Daily Devotional

Daily Devotional - Friday July 7, 2017

“You are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of Him who called you out of darkness and into...

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Chargers QB Philip Rivers Shares Faith at San Diego Church

Since becoming a starting quarterback in 2006, Philip Rivers has been one of the most productive players at his position in the NFL. He has passed for over 4,000 yards...

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Basketball

New Boston Celtic Gordon Hayward Says He Plays For The Glory Of God

Gordon Hayward is now a member of the Boston Celtics. The 6'8" All-Star forward announced his decision to sign with Boston in "The Players Tribune" Tuesday evening. https://twitter.com/gordonhayward/status/882385708496957440 Hayward joins his...

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Sports Spectrum Podcast

NEW PODCAST: Louie Giglio, Pastor and Author

Louie Giglio is the pastor of Passion City Church and the founder of the Passion movement, which exists to call a generation to leverage their lives for the fame of...

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Football

Broncos Wide Receiver Gets Baptized In Colorado Church

Cody Latimer has seen the ups and downs of being an NFL player. He was selected by the Denver Broncos in the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He...

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Daily Devotional

Daily Devotional - Monday July 3, 2017

“But the worries of this life, the deceitfulness of wealth and the desires for other things come in and choke the word, making it unfruitful.” Mark 4:19 NIV Why Worry...

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MLB Baseball

MLB Umpire Saves Woman From Jumping Off Of Bridge, Prays For Her

Everyday, there are opportunities to make a difference and answer the call that God has placed on each of our lives. Sometimes, those moments are small and we have to...

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Sports Spectrum Podcast

NEW PODCAST: Jennie Finch, USA Olympic Gold Medal Softball Pitcher

THIS IS EPISODE 100 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST (Thanks to our new partner, Compassion International. Sponsor a child today by going to Compassion.com)   Jennie Finch is a two-time...

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Philadelphia Eagles Players Get Baptized at Team Facility Pool

  Baptism is something most Christians make the decision to do. It's an outward expression of an inward commitment. Getting baptized is one thing, getting baptized at your place of...

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The Increase

THE INCREASE: Now’s the Time – Don Kelly

It was the fifth game in the playoff series of 2011 when I, a utility player for the Detroit Tigers, was about to step into an opportunity of a lifetime....

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Baseball

Diary of a Minor League Baseball Player (Part 10)

Ethan Chapman’s dream to make it to the Big League level hasn’t happened yet. This past winter, Ethan signed to play 2017 in the Mexican League (AAA level) with the...

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NEW PODCAST: Ryan Hall, 2008, 2012 Olympic Marathon Runner

Ryan Hall is is a retired American long-distance runner who holds the U.S. record in the half marathon. With his half marathon record time (59:43), he became the first U.S. runner to break the one-hour barrier in...

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Daily Devotional

Daily Devotional - Friday June 30, 2017

Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making His appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. (2 Corinthians 5:20 ESV) Representin’ The Team...

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Baseball

Two Years After Mother Is Killed In Charleston Shooting, Singleton Is Drafted By The Cubs

Two years ago, Chris Singleton experienced a nightmare. His mother was one of the victims of the Charleston, South Carolina church shooting on June 17, 2015. His response, just one day...

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Sports Spectrum

Prison Ministry Uses Softball As A Way to Share Gospel With Inmates

Sports Spectrum believes in highlighting local ministries doing awesome work through sports. Today we feature Deacons Prison Ministry as told by Rob Maaddi, who serves in the ministry and is also the host...

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Baseball

Tim Tebow Does It Again, Hits Home Run On First Day With New Team

Big Debuts and Tim Tebow seem to go hand in hand and on Wednesday, he did it again. On his first day with the St. Lucie Mets (high-A) after being...

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Daily Devotional

Daily Devotional - Thursday June 15, 2017

“In the same way your Father in Heaven is not willing that any of these little ones should be lost.” - Matthew 18:14 Clear the Bases In the game of...

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Basketball

Former NBA Head Coach Gives Powerful Speech at Awards Ceremony

Monty Williams played nine NBA seasons from 1994-2003 and is a former NBA head coach with the New Orleans Hornets, as well as an assistant coach with the Portland Trail...

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Daily Devotional

Daily Devotional - Wednesday May 31, 2017

“And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” –Colossians 3:17 DO IT...

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Daily Devotional

Daily Devotional - Thursday June 29, 2017

“ But when the fullness of time had come, God sent His Son...” Galatians 4:4 A Faithful and Timely God Bill Russell was a great basketball center for the Boston...

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Football

Patriots defensive end Derek Rivers pays for homeless man's Lyft ride

On Feb. 4, the AFC champion New England Patriots lost Super Bowl LII to the Philadelphia Eagles, 41-33. For Patriots defensive end Derek Rivers, it was not how he envisioned...

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Sports Spectrum Podcast

NEW PODCAST: Daniel Jeremiah, NFL Network Analyst

THIS IS EPISODE 99 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST   Daniel Jeremiah is an analyst with NFL Network. He is also the co-host of the "Move the Sticks" podcast and...

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Former NFL Wide Receiver Steve Smith Sr Accepted Christ in the Boiler Room of Stadium

Steve Smith Sr is one of the toughest receivers to ever play in the NFL. He retired following the 2016 season after playing 16 seasons of professional football. The 5-time Pro Bowler...

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Eagles Quarterback Carson Wentz Shares Message Of Salvation At Church

On July 24, Eagles Carson Wentz will report to training camp and begin his second season as an NFL quarterback. Last year, as a rookie, Wentz proved he was worthy...

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Sports Spectrum Podcast

NEW PODCAST: Phoenix Suns Jared Dudley

Jared Dudley is a forward on the Phoenix Suns. He just finished his 10th NBA season and has averaged 8.3 points over his career. A second-team All-American for Boston College,...

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Daily Devotional - Wednesday June 28, 2017

“‘For I know the plans I have for you,’” declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’” –...

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Russell Westbrook Points People To God During NBA MVP Speech

Russell Westbrook's 2016-17 NBA season was one for the ages. He averaged 31.6 points, 10.6 rebounds, and 10.4 assists per game becoming the first player since Oscar Robertson to average...

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Daily Devotional

Daily Devotional - Tuesday May 30, 2017

"Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.” - Ephesians 5:1-2 Be Imitators Growing up,...

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Patriots wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson says former teammate Derek Carr baptized him last season

Patriots wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson was a guest on Mad Dog Sports Radio and shared the story of how he got baptized at the team hotel on a road trip...

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Diary of a Minor League Baseball Player (Part 8)

Ethan Chapman’s dream to make it to the Big League level hasn’t happened yet. This past winter, Ethan signed to play 2017 in the Mexican League (AAA level) with the...

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After 12 Years and 20 Different Teams, Rangers Pitcher Makes MLB Debut at Age 32

It is extremely rare for a professional in any sport to make his debut after the age of 30 but that is exactly what Austin Bibens-Dirkx has done with the Texas...

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Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles to publish memoir

The year 2018 is turning out to be pretty good for Nick Foles. First, he played the game of his life in Super Bowl LII, helping the Eagles capture their...

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Diary of a Minor League Baseball Player (Part 6)

Ethan Chapman’s dream to make it to the Big League level hasn’t happened yet. This past winter, Ethan signed to play 2017 in the Mexican League (AAA level) with the...

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Daily Devotional

Daily Devotional - Tuesday June 27, 2017

“Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that is at work within us.” Ephesians 3:20 Above...

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32-year-old Andre Ingram achieves dream of playing in the NBA

Ten years is a long time to wait for your dream. For 32-year-old Andre Ingram, that dream became a reality on Tuesday night when he made his NBA debut with...

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Daily Devotional

Daily Devotional - Wednesday June 14, 2017

“If you, O LORD, kept a record of sins, O Lord, who could stand? But with you there is forgiveness; therefore you are feared. I wait for the LORD, my...

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Sports Spectrum Podcast

NEW PODCAST: The Incredible Story of Katie Lentz

Katie Lentz is currently an administrator for MLB's Baseball Assistance Team, a charitable organization that assists members of the baseball family in need of financial, medical or psychological assistance. But...

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Austin, Texas Baseball Program Transforming Lives of Inner City Youth

Sports Spectrum believes in highlighting local ministries doing awesome work through sports. Today we feature RBI Austin as told by their Director and Founder Matt Price ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ "Coach, have you ever been to that...

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Sports Spectrum

Non-Profit's Mission Is To See The World Positively Impacted By Faith And Sports

Sports Spectrum believes in highlighting local ministries doing awesome work through sports. Today we feature Managers on a Mission as shared by its director Drew Boe who serves in the ministry. Managers On A...

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The Increase

THE INCREASE: Are You a Frustrated Leader? – LaMorris Crawford

“Then Moses said to Him, ‘If Your Presence does not go with us, do not send us up from here.’” —Exodus 33:15 (NIV) Moses, Moses, Moses! My main man Moses...

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Daily Devotional

Daily Devotional - Monday May 29, 2017

“But when he came to himself, he said, ‘How many of my father's hired servants have more than enough bread, but I perish here with hunger! I will arise and go to my...

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Football

Former NFL Player Diagnosed with ALS, Shares Inspiring Message

Tim Shaw played 80 NFL games. He was selected by the Carolina Panthers in the 5th round of the 2007 NFL Draft after playing collegiate ball at Penn State. Over his...

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Golden State Warriors Win NBA Championship, Kevin Durant Wins MVP

In sports, like life, it's not about the victories, but often, it's about the adversity and overcoming the challenges that are presented along the way. In 2015-16, the Golden State...

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Daily Devotional

Daily Devotional - Monday June 26, 2017

“My soul yearns, even faints, for the courts of the Lord; my heart and my flesh cry out for the living God.” Psalm 84:2 (ESV) Feel It One of my...

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Former NFL Coach Says He Was Hours From Death When A Miracle Happened

Sam Wyche is the former head coach of the Cincinnati Bengals and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He led the 1989 Bengals to the AFC Title and a trip to Super Bowl...

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Daily Devotional

Daily Devotional - Friday June 9, 2017

“My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways,’ says the Lord." -  Isaiah 55:8 My Plans Or His Plans? The excitement of making a travel hockey...

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Giants' top prospect Tyler Beede says Christ controls his future

Tuesday, April 10, 2018, is a big day in the life of Tyler Beede. The San Francisco Giants top pitching prospect is getting his shot at the show, making his...

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Jail Ministry Using Basketball To Change Lives Of Inner-City Youth

Sports Spectrum believes in highlighting local ministries doing awesome work through sports. Today we feature Pass The Rock Ministry as written by Brett Lake who serves in the ministry. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Watching her son get put...

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Baseball

Mets Promote Tim Tebow

Tim Tebow's professional baseball journey continued today with a promotion from low class A Columbia to high Class A St. Lucie, Mets general manager Sandy Alderson announced Sunday. "Tim brought...

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Sports Spectrum Podcast

NEW PODCAST: David Nelson, Former NFL and Florida Gators Wide Receiver

David Nelson won 2 National Championships at the University of Florida and caught touchdown passes from Tim Tebow. He was undrafted in 2010 and signed a free agent contract with...

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The Increase

THE INCREASE: The Heart of a Warrior - Adam Wainwright

Continuing from last year, I and a handful of other baseball guys are going through a year-long study of God’s Word together. It’s really fruitful because we have men from...

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Daily Devotional

Daily Devotional - Tuesday June 13, 2017

"For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we, though many, form one...

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NEW PODCAST: Tina Cervasio, FOX 5 New York Sports Host/Reporter

THIS IS EPISODE 98 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST Tina Cervasio is a seven-time Emmy Award winning sports journalist. A 1996 graduate of the University of Maryland, Tina has worked...

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The Increase

THE INCREASE: Beating the Odds – Brandon Boykin

I’ve always had a great love and respect for my father. He’s the hardest worker I know. Coming from very little and breaking the cycle of poverty in his family,...

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One-Armed Middle School Catcher Inspires Major League Baseball Teams

It's tough to play catcher at any level, but playing with one arm seems near impossible. That is, until you watch Luke Terry play. The eighth grader from Cornersville Middle...

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Daily Devotional

Daily Devotional - Friday May 26, 2017

“If your right eye causes you to sin, tear it out and throw it away. For it is better that you lose one of your members than that your whole body...

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Football

Oklahoma Bob Stoops Cites Bible Verse In Announcement That He's Stepping Away From Head Football Coaching Job

In a surprise move on Wednesday, Bob Stoops, college football's longest tenured coach, stepped down from his position as head coach of the University of Oklahoma. He was hired to become the...

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Daily Devotional

Daily Devotional - Monday June 12, 2017

“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” - Romans 8:28 Confidence in...

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Basketball

Celtics Draft Pick Jayson Tatum Wants To Help Single Moms

Thursday Night was a night to remember for Duke's Jayson Tatum. After averaging 16.8 points and 7.3 rebounds with the Blue Devils in 2016-17, Tatum declared for the Draft after...

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Baseball

Diary of a Minor League Baseball Player (Part 7)

Ethan Chapman’s dream to make it to the Big League level hasn’t happened yet. This past winter, Ethan signed to play 2017 in the Mexican League (AAA level) with the...

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NEW PODCAST: James Brown, CBS Sports

Our guest on Episode 17 of the podcast is James Brown from CBS Sports. Since February 2006, JB has served as host for the CBS Television Network's NFL pre-game show, THE...

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"The Miracle Season" — Q&A with Dr. Ernie Found

"The Miracle Season" hits theaters on Friday, April 6. The movie is based on the inspiring true story of an Iowa high school girl's volleyball team that rallies together under...

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Daily Devotional

Daily Devotional - Thursday June 8, 2017

“No, this is what was spoken by the prophet Joel: ‘In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people.” Acts 2:16 Spirit-Covered People Sometimes...

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Baseball

Brewers pitching prospect Braden Webb shares incredible story of ministering to homeless man

Braden Webb is a pitching prospect with the Milwaukee Brewers. He was selected in the third round of the 2016 MLB Amateur Draft by Milwaukee. After pitching his first full...

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Olympics

Olympic Gold Medalist Shares Painful, Personal Story To Glorify God

Sanya Richards-Ross is a three-time Olympian and a five-time medalist. During the 2012 Summer Olympics, she won gold in the 400 meters after finishing third at the 2008 Summer Games. She also won...

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Daily Devotional

Daily Devotional - Friday June 23, 2017

“I will never leave you nor forsake you.” Joshua 1:5 Never Forsaken My varsity volleyball team was playing our biggest rival on their home court. I was pumped up and...

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Cavs J.R. Smith Happy To Have His Daughter Home After Being Born 5 Months Premature

J.R. Smith was selected 18th overall in the 2004 NBA Draft by the Hornets. His professional basketball journey has taken him from New Orleans to Denver to New York and now currently,...

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Sports Spectrum Podcast

NEW PODCAST: Brian and Kathy Haugen (Taylor Haugen Foundation)

In August of 2008, Brian and Kathy Haugen experienced the worst tragedy any parent could ever go through, the loss of their son. 15-year-old Taylor died on the football field playing the game...

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Daily Devotional

Daily Devotional - Thursday May 25, 2017

“My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” - 2 Corinthians 12:9 The Power of Weakness I remember the first time I went hiking. To...

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Baseball

Sam Houston State Coach Thankful To God For Reaching First Ever Super Regional Berth

Sam Houston State's baseball team is having a cinderella baseball season and are on their way to their first NCAA Super Regional in program history. The Bearkats came back from...

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Sports Spectrum

Former ESPN editor enters seminary, on verge of becoming Catholic priest

Anthony Federico was working a late night at ESPN's headquarters in Bristol, CT back in 2012. Jeremy Lin was in the midst of "Linsanity" bursting on the scene as a...

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Raiders QB Derek Carr Becomes NFL's Highest Paid Player

Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr agreed to a new five year contract extension today worth $125 million, making him the NFL's highest paid player according to NFL.com. The deal, reported by...

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NFL Running Back Wins "Dancing With The Stars"

Rashad Jennings is an NFL running back. After playing the last three seasons with the New York Giants, Jennings finds himself without a job ... an NFL job that is....

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Daily Devotional

Daily Devotional - Wednesday June 7, 2017

"Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run...

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Daily Devotional - Wednesday May 24, 2017

"He must become greater. I must become less." - John 3:30 The Increase Five years ago, I began a wonderful tradition of going on baseball stadium tours with a few...

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Former Panthers Safety Tre Boston Says God Clearly Directed His Steps To Sign With Chargers

In 3 seasons with the Carolina Panthers, Tre Boston played in 5 postseason games, including the Super Bowl 50 loss to the Denver Broncos. He was the starting safety in 10...

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Sports Spectrum

Stefano “Verbo” Disalvo uses professional esports platform to share faith

Stefano Disalvo is a professional esports gamer. At 19 years old, he is a member of the Los Angeles Valiant, an American professional Overwatch esports and one of two Overwatch League (OWL) teams competing...

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The Increase

THE INCREASE: Entrusted with More – Demario Davis

My family and I take tithing very seriously. God has blessed us with so much and we know that it does not truly belong to us but to Him and...

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Daily Devotional

Daily Devotional - Tuesday May 23, 2017

“Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.” - Ephesians 6:11 Battle Equipment During the majority of my baseball “career”...

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NFL Chaplains share encouragement with Liberty University students

On Wednesday April 4, NFL team chaplains spoke at Liberty University's Convocation and shared how they are impacting the lives of professional football players. Below are a few quotes from...

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Basketball

Kevin Durant Takes Out Full Page Newspaper Ad To Thank Warriors Fans

One year ago, Kevin Durant was in the middle of trying to decide what city he would continue his basketball career in. His decision to join the Golden State Warriors...

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Celtics Guard Avery Bradley Honors Late Mother With Every Shot He Takes

Coming into Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Sunday, the Boston Celtics looked like they were done. In Game 2 against the defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers, Boston was...

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Sports Spectrum Podcast

NEW PODCAST: Adam Wainwright, St Louis Cardinals Pitcher

Adam Wainwright is a starting pitcher for the St Louis Cardinals. He's been a mainstay with the organization now for 13 seasons. He's a 2-time World Series Champion (2006, 2011),...

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Daily Devotional

Daily Devotional - Monday May 22, 2017

“For who will heed you in this matter. But as his part is who goes down to the battle, so shall his part be who stays by the supplies; They...

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Daily Devotional

Daily Devotional - Thursday June 22, 2017

“For we are His creation – created in Christ Jesus for good works which God prepare ahead of time so that we should walk in them.” - Ephesians 2:10 Faithful...

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Daily Devotional

Daily Devotional - Tuesday June 6, 2017

"Each one should test their own actions. Then they can take pride in themselves alone, without comparing themselves to someone else, for each one should carry their own load" -...

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Sports Spectrum Podcast

NEW PODCAST: Scott Lehman, IN HIS GRIP GOLF

Scott Lehman is the founder of In His Grip Golf  and the author of More Than A Game: Finding Life’s Answers Through Golf.  Scott's goal and mission is to introduce men...

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Daily Devotional

Daily Devotional - Friday May 19, 2017

“So David inquired of the Lord, saying, ‘Shall I pursue this troop? Shall I overtake them?’ And He answered him, ‘Pursue, for you shall surely overtake them and without fail...

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The Increase

THE INCREASE: His Strength for Our Weakness – Ted Winsley

“Therefore, in order to keep me from becoming conceited, I was given a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me. Three times I pleaded with the...

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Diary of a Minor League Baseball Player (Part 5)

Ethan Chapman’s dream to make it to the Big League level hasn’t happened yet. This past winter, Ethan signed to play 2017 in the Mexican League (AAA level) with the...

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Diary of a Minor League Baseball Player (Part 9)

Ethan Chapman’s dream to make it to the Big League level hasn’t happened yet. This past winter, Ethan signed to play 2017 in the Mexican League (AAA level) with the...

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Baseball

Albert Pujols Reaches 600 Home Run Club -- Gives God The Glory

Saturday Night, Albert Pujols hit home run number 600. Pujols became the ninth member of the 600 Home Run Club and the first to ever reach number 600 with a...

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Daily Devotional

Daily Devotional - Thursday May 18, 2017

“For you have heard of my previous way of life in Judaism, how intensely I persecuted the church of God and tried to destroy it. I was advancing in Judaism...

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Daily Devotional

Daily Devotional - Wednesday June 21, 2017

"For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.  I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know...

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Basketball

Stephen Curry Wears Bible Verse On Sneakers During NBA Finals

The NBA Finals are in full force and the Golden State Warriors are once again in the drivers seat, leading the Cavaliers two games to none. One of the key...

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Indiana Organization Serving Kids Through Faith and Sports

Sports Spectrum believes in highlighting local ministries doing awesome work through sports. Today we feature AGAITAS as told by their Director and Founder Ryan Burgher On a Sunday morning in April, 2012, our pastor...

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Daily Devotional

Daily Devotional - Wednesday May 17, 2017

“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord,...

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Daily Devotional

Daily Devotional - Monday June 5, 2017

"Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race...

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Sports Spectrum Podcast

NEW PODCAST: Clemson Wide Receiver Hunter Renfrow

Hunter Renfrow is a wide receiver for the Clemson Tigers. On January 9, 2017, the Clemson Tigers won College Football's National Championship game, beating Alabama 35-31. With just :01 left...

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Daily Devotional - Tuesday May 16, 2017

“Be very careful, then, how you live — not as unwise but as wise.” Ephesians 5:15 Discovering Character and Devotion Few would disagree with me that suffering is a major...

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The Increase

THE INCREASE: A Sweet Reunion – Dave Dravecky

A few weeks ago I was asked by the Giants to take part in a charity day put on by a national company in San Francisco who was going to...

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Daily Devotional - Tuesday June 20, 2017

“So then, let us not be like others, who are asleep, but let us be alert and self-controlled.” - 1 Thessalonians 5:6 Stay On Your Toes My very short-lived career in...

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Daily Devotional - Monday May 15, 2017

"In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead. But someone will say, “You have faith; I have deeds.” Show me your faith without...

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Sports Spectrum

Dodgers prospect and cancer survivor Devin Smeltzer reunites with Chase Utley

A video surfaced this weekend of Dodgers manager Dave Roberts sharing with his team, the story of pitching prospect Devin Smeltzer. In the video, Roberts showed a picture of a...

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Eagles Quarterback Carson Wentz Shares Touching Story Of Meeting 9-Year-Old Cancer Patient

Carson Wentz as a rookie in 2016, played in every game for the Philadelphia Eagles. He threw for over 3,700 yards and 16 touchdown passes. His on the field play and...

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The Increase

Wife Of Former Jets Offensive Lineman Has Amazing Prayer Answered After Suffering Two Miscarriages

D'Brickashaw Ferguson was the fourth overall pick in the 2006 NFL Draft by the New York Jets. The 6'6, 310 pound offensive lineman went on to start every game he...

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Basketball

Notre Dame coach Muffet McGraw thanks Jesus on Easter after winning National Championship

On Easter Sunday, Notre Dame's women came through when it was needed the most and beat Mississippi State on a buzzer-beating 3-pointer by Arike Ogunbowale with 0.1 seconds left, giving the...

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Sports Spectrum Podcast

NEW PODCAST: Cleveland Cavaliers Chaplain Jerry Birch

Jerry Birch just completed his 18th season as the chaplain for the NBA Champion Cleveland Cavaliers. He is also the co-pastor of Abundant Grace Fellowship in Cleveland and leads a...

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Sports Spectrum Podcast

NEW PODCAST: Kirk Cousins, Minnesota Vikings Quarterback

THIS IS EPISODE 96 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST Kirk Cousins played six seasons in the NFL as the quarterback for the Washington Redskins. On March 15, 2018, Cousins signed...

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NEW PODCAST: Jon Gordon, Author/Speaker "The Power of Positive Leadership"

Jon Gordon is the author of 17 books, including 5 best-sellers: The Energy Bus, The Carpenter, Training Camp, You Win in the Locker Room First and The Power of Positive Leadership....

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Baseball

Reds' Scooter Gennett honored by team after historic night

What a ride it has been for Scooter Gennett in 2017. In March, after playing four seasons with the Milwaukee Brewers, Gennett was put on waivers. His MLB career came...

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Daily Devotional

Daily Devotional - Friday June 2, 2017

“…But if anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.” (Matthew 5:39b) Water – Not Gasoline In any sport when there is a scuffle, the one who...

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Golf

Golfing Legend Bobby Jones Was Baptized Three Days Before His Death in 1971

Bobby Jones is a golfing legend. He won 7 Major championships including the U.S. Open four times and the British Open three times. Jones founded and helped design the Augusta National...

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Daily Devotional

Daily Devotional - Monday June 19, 2017

"It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery." - Galatians 5:1 BASEBALLISM...

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Baseball

Diary of a Minor League Baseball Player (Part 4)

Ethan Chapman’s dream to make it to the Big League level hasn’t happened yet. This past Winter, Ethan signed to play 2017 in the Mexican League (AAA level) with the...

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THE INCREASE: Experiencing Unconditional Love – Trey Burton

Because I grew up without a dad, I never truly understood what it meant to experience fatherly love. One of the things that was (and still is) hardest for me...

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Sports Spectrum

ESPN's Stephen A. Smith Shares Touching Tribute To His Mother Who Passed Away

ESPN First Take Analyst Stephen A. Smith shared a beautiful tribute to his late mother, Janet Smith this morning through First Take's twitter page. Janet died Thursday after a battle with...

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Sports Spectrum Podcast

NEW PODCAST: Benjamin Watson, Baltimore Ravens Tight End

Benjamin Watson is our guest on Episode 16 of the podcast. Watson has played 14 NFL seasons as a tight end with the Patriots, Browns, Saints and Ravens. Benjamin attended Northwestern...

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The Increase

THE INCREASE: Following an Example – Chris Maragos

“In the same way, encourage young men to live wisely. And you yourself must be an example to them by doing good works of every kind. Let everything you do...

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Football

Hall of Famer Mike Singletary to become high school football coach at Trinity Christian Academy

"I want winners!" That was what Mike Singletary said in a famous postgame press conference in 2008 as the head coach with the San Francisco 49ers. This week, Mike Singletary...

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Chiefs Running Back Sings To Raise Awareness For Childhood Arthritis

Charcandrick West's twitter bio says "With God anything is possible." That's a motto that the Kansas Chiefs running back lives by and he's taken that faith to the recording studio...

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General

Tim Tebow Signs New Multi-Year Deal With ESPN

Tim Tebow is currently pursuing a professional baseball career with the New York Mets. Through 26 games, he's batting .242 with 2 HR and 9 RBI with the Columbia Fireflies,...

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Sports Spectrum Podcast

NEW PODCAST: Pat Williams, Orlando Magic Sr Vice President

THIS IS EPISODE 95 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST Pat Williams has lived an extraordinary life. His professional sports career began back in 1962 in minor league baseball. In 1968,...

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Football

ESPN Analyst Says Broken Neck Was a Blessing From God

David Pollack had it all in college. The University of Georgia Linebacker was the SEC Player of the Year in 2004, and a consensus First Team All-American selection in 2002, 2003,...

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Jets Running Back Matt Forte: "I Had An Identity Crisis"

Matt Forte has been one of the most consistent running backs in the NFL for the past nine seasons. He's rushed for over 800 yards in every season he's played,...

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Daily Devotional

Daily Devotional - Friday June 16, 2017

“Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance...

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Basketball

Marvin Bagley thanks Jesus in declaring for 2018 NBA Draft

Duke's Marvin Bagley III is headed to the NBA. The 6'11 freshman announced his intentions to go pro on his Instagram page today. https://www.instagram.com/p/Bg4fE7LgQvv/?hl=en&taken-by=mb3five "I can’t believe the time has...

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Daily Devotional

Daily Devotional - Thursday June 1, 2017

“For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have...

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Football

Benjamin Watson Wants To Help New Fathers

Benjamin Watson is a tight end for the Baltimore Ravens and has played in the NFL for the past 13 seasons. He's won a Super Bowl, played in another, and...

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Baseball

Yankees Slugger Aaron Judge Blessed and Thankful To Be Adopted

Aaron Judge is on fire. Coming into play on Friday May 5, the 25-year-old rookie outfielder for the New York Yankees is leading the Majors in Home Runs (13) and...

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Sports Spectrum Podcast

NEW PODCAST: TNT's Ernie Johnson

Ernie Johnson is the host of TNT's Inside the NBA and a 3-time Sports Emmy Award Winner. He joined Turner Sports in 1989 and for almost 30 years, has been considered...

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Daily Devotional

Daily Devotional - Friday May 5, 2017

“And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance.” Acts 2:4 What Is True “Stephen,” my golf...

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Baseball

Tim Tebow to start the 2018 baseball season with Mets Double-A team

Year 2 in the professional baseball career of Tim Tebow will begin in Binghamton, New York. The 30 year-old former Heisman Trophy winner has been assigned by the New York...

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Tim Tebow Settling In As Pro Baseball Player

Strikeouts happen. Errors happen. Mistakes happen. Tim Tebow knows that, but he also knows that this isn't some publicity stunt that he's on. He wants to be a professional baseball...

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Daily Devotional

Daily Devotional - Thursday May 4, 2017

“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” 1 John 1:9 Mound Of Forgiveness From perfect...

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Daily Devotional

Daily Devotional - Wednesday May 3, 2017

“So then, let us not be like others, who are asleep, but let us be alert and self-controlled.” - 1 Thessalonians 5:6 Stay On Your Toes My very short-lived career in...

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Sports Spectrum Podcast

NEW PODCAST: Carolina Hurricanes Jaccob Slavin

THIS IS EPISODE 6 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST A native of Erie, Colorado, Jaccob Slavin was selected by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 4th round (120th overall) of the...

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Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh shares powerful message of prayer

#PrayItForward That's the hashtag Coach Jim Harbaugh shared on his twitter page Tuesday Night after being challenged by a local Flint, Michigan judge Duncan Beagle, to pray it forward. "Thank...

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Daily Devotional

Daily Devotional - Tuesday May 2

“And when he had said these things, as they were looking on, he was lifted up, and a cloud took him out of their sight. And while they were gazing...

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Baseball

Diary of a Minor League Baseball Player (Part 3)

Ethan Chapman’s dream to make it to the Big League level hasn’t happened yet. This past Winter, Ethan signed to play 2017 in the Mexican League (AAA level) with the...

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Daily Devotional

Daily Devotional - Monday May 1

“So now I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other.  Your love for one another will prove...

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The Increase

Super Bowl Winning QB Says He Experienced a Peace in His Greatest Time of Loss

Trent Dilfer was the starting and winning quarterback for the Baltimore Ravens on January 28, 2001 in Super Bowl XXV. He threw for 153 yards and one touchdown in helping...

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Basketball

Miles Bridges says 'God couldn't have placed him in a better place' in declaring for NBA Draft

Michigan State's Miles Bridges has declared for the NBA Draft. In a social media post, Bridges shared his gratitude to the people who impacted him leading up to the decision...

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Football

49ers Send Team Chaplain To Meet With Prospect Before Drafting Him

Thirty two players achieved a dream last night and found a new job in the National Football League being selected in the first round. The San Francisco 49ers were the most...

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Sports Spectrum Podcast

NEW PODCAST: NFL Linebackers Sam and Emmanuel Acho

LISTEN TO THE PODCAST: [audio mp3="https://sportsspectrum.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Sam-and-Emmanuel-Acho-online-audio-converter.com_.mp3"][/audio] Sam and Emmanuel Acho are brothers who played together in college at the University of Texas and achieved their dream of making it to...

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Daily Devotional

Daily Devotional - Friday April 28, 2017

“If your right eye causes you to sin, tear it out and throw it away. For it is better that you lose one of your members than that your whole body...

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Sports Spectrum

Ministry Using Sports To Tackle "Fatherless" Epidemic

One of the goals of the new Sports Spectrum is to highlight local ministries doing awesome work through sports. Today we feature Idols Aside Ministries as told by their co-founder Becky Wright....

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Football

Bills Hall of Famer Jim Kelly thanks everyone for prayers as he prepares for cancer surgery

Jim Kelly is headed to New York City today as he prepares for major cancer surgery on Wednesday. The operation will consist of three doctors reconstructing his upper jaw using...

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Football

Carson Wentz --- One Year Later

The following article is featured in the latest edition of Sports Spectrum. To get a full subscription to the magazine, including it's online content, click here to subscribe. No Longer Under The Radar By...

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Daily Devotional

Daily Devotional - Thursday April 27, 2017

Expect Big Things Are you facing a difficult time? Sickness? Injury? Loss of someone in your life? God wants us to cry out to Him in our times of heartache....

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Daily Devotional

Daily Devotional - Friday April 7, 2017

“Then a great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and shattered the rocks before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind. After the wind there was...

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Basketball

Schaefer family grateful to God as Mississippi State heads back to the Women's Final Four

Vic and Blair Schaefer are on the way to their second straight Women's College Basketball Final Four. Blair, a senior guard had her best season as a Bulldog averaging a...

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Sports Spectrum

ESPN Broadcaster After Being Laid Off: “At times like these it’s best to remember who is in control, who sits on the throne, and who watches over me.”

Wednesday was a very tough day for many ESPN employees who were told they no longer have jobs. https://twitter.com/richarddeitsch/status/857208111656034305 Included in the list of layoffs was ESPN college football analyst...

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Daily Devotional

Daily Devotional - Wednesday April 26, 2017

“People can tame all kinds of animals, birds, reptiles, and fish,  but no one can tame the tongue. It is restless and evil, full of deadly poison.  Sometimes it praises...

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Baseball

Former Cardinals Pitcher Chris Carpenter Rededicates His Life To God After Being Stranded In the Middle of Nowhere

Former pitcher Chris Carpenter won 144 games in his Major League Baseball career. In 2005, he was the best pitcher in baseball and received the National League Cy Young Award...

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Daily Devotional

Daily Devotional - Tuesday April 25, 2017

“Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.” – 1 Thessalonians 5:18 In Everything Give Thanks This past week I had some type...

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Basketball

Basketball community mourns loss of Zeke Upshaw

The basketball world mourned the loss of Grand Rapids Drive basketball player Zeke Upshaw on Monday. The 26 year-old died today, two days after collapsing on the court near the...

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Football

Family Sends NFL Wide Receiver Letter After Sitting Behind Him On A Flight

Professional athletes, whether right or wrong, are often scrutinized by the media and the fans for their actions, both on and off the field. Most of the time, it's because...

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Sports Spectrum

Olympic Gold Medalist Says She's Pregnant With 'Miracle Baby'

In 2004, Carly Patterson won an Olympic Gold Medal in Athens, Greece as the all-around champion in gymnastics. 13 years later, she's a champion yet again. This time though, the...

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Daily Devotional

Daily Devotional - Monday April 24, 2017

“I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to...

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Sport

Diary of a Minor League Baseball Player (Part 2)

Ethan Chapman’s dream to make it to the Big League level hasn’t happened yet. This past Winter, Ethan signed to play 2017 in the Mexican League (AAA level) with the...

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Sports Spectrum Podcast

NEW PODCAST: Former LSU Goalkeeper and NY Times Bestselling Author Mo Isom

Mo Isom's story is one that you will not soon forget. She is wife, a mother, a speaker and the author of the New York Times Bestseller "WRECK MY LIFE:...

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Daily Devotional

Daily Devotional - Friday April 21, 2017

“…upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” Matthew 16:18 (KJV) No Dunks Allowed The 2013 NBA Finals provided one...

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Sports Spectrum Podcast

NEW PODCAST: Scott Hamilton, United States Olympic Hall of Fame Figure Skater

THIS IS EPISODE 94 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST Scott Hamilton is the living example that good guys can finish first! He is a New York Times bestselling author, an...

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Sports Spectrum

Youth Ministry Helping Kids in Inner City Camden, NJ

One of the goals of the new Sports Spectrum is to highlight local ministries doing awesome work through sports. Today we feature UrbanPromise as told by their founder and president, Bruce...

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Monday, March 26, 2018

“One night the Lord spoke to Paul in a vision and told him, “Don’t be afraid! Speak out! Don’t be silent!” - Acts 18:9 NLT Speak Out "He should just go...

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Daily Devotional

Daily Devotional - Thursday April 20, 2017

"Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up." - Galatians 6:9 Harvest Time During...

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Daily Devotional

Daily Devotional - Wednesday April 19, 2017

"And if a man also strive for masteries, yet is he not crowned, except he strive lawfully.” - 2 Timothy 2:5 Obey the Rules On April 21, 1980, Cuban-American runner Rosie...

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Daily Devotional

Daily Devotional - Tuesday April 18, 2017

“I say, ‘You are “gods;” you are all children of the Most High. But you will die like mere mortals and fall like every other ruler.’ Rise up, O God,...

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Daily Devotional

Daily Devotional - Monday April 17, 2017

“But if Christ is in you, although the body is dead because of sin, the Spirit is life because of righteousness. If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from...

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General

Liberty Wrestler Proposes To Girlfriend Minutes After Winning National Title

There are moments in your life that you never forget. For Liberty wrestler Josh Ferenczy, he had two of those in the span of a few minutes. Last month, Josh,...

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Devotional of the Week

Daily Devotional - Sunday April 16, 2017

The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just...

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Sports Spectrum Podcast

NEW PODCAST: Former NFL Defensive Back Derwin Gray

Derwin Gray is a former defensive back, who played 5 seasons in the NFL with the Colts and Panthers. He's also the Pastor of Transformation Church near Charlotte, North Carolina....

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Friday, March 23, 2018

“And when he finds it, he joyfully puts it on his shoulders and goes home. Then he calls his friends and neighbors together and says, ‘Rejoice with me; I have...

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Baseball

Diary of a Minor League Baseball Player (Part 1)

Ethan Chapman's dream was to make it to the Major Leagues. A native of Upland, California, Ethan attended Cal State San Bernardino, where he set the school's single season record...

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Daily Devotional

Daily Devotional - Friday April 14, 2017

“Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me.” John...

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Sports Spectrum Podcast

NEW PODCAST: Bryan Loritts and Jon Kitna on Biblical Manhood

THIS IS EPISODE 93 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST Bryan Loritts is the pastor of Abundant Life Church in Silicon Valley, California. He is the husband to Korie and the...

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Daily Devotional

Daily Devotion - Wednesday April 12, 2017

“The fields are already ripe for harvest.” — John 4:35 The Unreached In this conversation, Jesus begins to speak to the heart of a woman who had been hurting and...

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Football

The Faith That Drives Eagles Carson Wentz

An Audience of One: The faith that drives Carson Wentz by Cody Benjamin It’s February 2015 in Fargo, North Dakota. Tucked inside a local IHOP, momentarily shielded from the brisk...

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MLB Baseball

Rockies Pitcher To Help Disadvantaged Children By Donating Hair

Jon Gray was the third player selected by the Colorado Rockies in the 2013 MLB Draft. Gray has since moved up through the ranks, making his debut in Denver in...

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Daily Devotional

Daily Devotion - Tuesday April 11, 2017

“Better is open rebuke than love that is concealed. Faithful are the wounds of a friend, but deceitful are the kisses of an enemy.” — Proverbs 27:5-6 Precious Wounds These...

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Daily Devotional

Daily Devotional - Thursday April 13, 2017

“For apart from me you can do nothing.” John 15:5. How’s Your Grip? Every year for decades, the great Jack Nicklaus would begin his golf season by starting over. Imagine,...

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Features

Texas Pastor Says High School Football Teammate Brought Him To Jesus

Before he became the pastor of The Village Church, Matt Chandler played High School Football in Texas. He wasn't the best player on the team, in fact, he characterized himself...

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Other

Garcia/Rose Show Amazing Display of Sportsmanship at Masters

On Sunday, the Masters gave us one of the most dramatic finishes in the history of the legendary golf tournament. Sergio Garcia broke his drought of never winning a major...

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MLB Baseball

Tim Tebow Homers for Second Time in 3 Games

Tim Tebow is making believers of people who laughed at the idea that he could be successful as a professional baseball player. Tebow, playing in his third professional baseball game...

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Daily Devotional

Daily Devotional - Monday April 10, 2017

“You are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of Him who called you out of darkness and into...

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Sports Spectrum Podcast

NEW PODCAST: Pastor Matt Chandler and Former NFL QB Matt Hasselbeck

Matt Chandler is the Pastor of THE VILLAGE CHURCH in Flower Mound, Texas. Matt Hasselbeck played 17 seasons in the NFL as a quarterback with the Packers, Seahawks, Titans and Colts....

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Football

REPORT: Brandon Marshall Agrees to Deal with New York Giants

Last week, Brandon Marshall was released by the New York Jets after playing 2 seasons with the Gang Green. Today, Marshall found a new team and he doesn't even have...

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MLB Baseball

Tim Tebow Hits Home Run in First Professional At Bat

Tim Tebow hit a 2-run Home Run in his first official professional baseball at bat Thursday Night. The 29-year-old Tebow started in left field and batted seventh in the lineup for...

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Football

15 Minutes at a Time: The Story of Michael Redding's Touchdown

Sometimes life deals us trials. It's how we react to them that defines us as people. We can either rise up, or crumble. 14-year-old Michael Redding has chosen to rise...

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Daily Devotional

Daily Devotional - Thursday April 6, 2017

“So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for...

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Featured

TNT Host Ernie Johnson -- "Trust God ... Period"

Ernie Johnson is a familiar face to sports fans. You see him as the host of TNT's Inside the NBA as well as working on the NCAA's coverage of March...

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Daily Devotional

Daily Devotional - Wednesday April 5, 2017

“And by faith even Sarah, who was past childbearing age, was enabled to bear children because she considered him faithful who had made the promise.” – Hebrews 11:11 God Only...

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Basketball

North Carolina's Justin Jackson Gives God the Glory

Monday April 3, 2017 is a day North Carolina fans will remember forever. The Tar Heels beat Gonzaga 71-65 in Glendale, Arizona to win college basketball's national championship and capture the program's...

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Football

Tony Romo Leaving NFL Playing Career To Pursue Broadcasting

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is leaving football to pursue a broadcasting career. ESPN reports the 36 year-old has made the decision to step away from the game that he's...

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Daily Devotional

Daily Devotional - Tuesday April 4, 2017

“Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching."...

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Baseball

Albert Pujols pens beautiful letter to daughter with Down syndrome

Yesterday, March 21 was World Down Syndrome Day, a day recognized by the United Nations as a time to increase awareness about the condition. One of the leading advocates for...

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Basketball

Former NCAA Basketball Star Now Serving God in Ministry

Tonight, Gonzaga and North Carolina will battle for the right to be called College Basketball's National Champions. Wayne Simien knows that feeling all too well. [caption id="attachment_17104" align="alignnone" width="216"] Photo...

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MLB Baseball

Sports Spectrum 2017 Major League Baseball Predictions

The crack of the bat. The ball hitting the glove. The fans singing Take Me Out To The Ballgame, yessir, Baseball is indeed BACK! No matter which team you root...

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Daily Devotional

Monday April 3, 2017 - Daily Devotional

Opening Day “To put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires, and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds, and to put on the new...

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Features

Marlins Pitcher Shares Jesus With Teammates After Death of Jose Fernandez

Tragedy and Hope By Jason Romano September 25, 2016 was a dark day for the Miami Marlins and all of Major League Baseball. José Fernández, the All-Star. The ace of the...

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MLB Baseball

NEW PODCAST: Marlins Adam Conley and Chris Lane remember Jose Fernandez

Miami Marlins pitcher Adam Conley and team chaplain Chris Lane join us on the debut episode of the Sports Spectrum Podcast. Conley was selected by the Marlins in the second round of the 2011...

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Daily Devotional

Friday March 31, 2017 - Daily Devotional

Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people. - Colossians 3:23  Practice Practice is not easy. Film study can be boring....

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Basketball

Everybody loves South Carolina's Frank Martin

Frank Martin is everywhere. The head coach of South Carolina has become the darling of this NCAA tournament. His players, the fans, the media, everybody loves Frank Martin. His epic press conferences...

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Daily Devotional

Thursday March 30, 2017 - Daily Devotional

"So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God." - 1 Corinthians 10:31 It's game point.  You're the point guard.  You patiently wait for...

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Featured

Youth Sports Ministry shares Jesus to promote unity and racial reconciliation.

One of the goals of the new Sports Spectrum is to highlight local ministries doing awesome work through sports. Today we feature All In Sports Outreach as told by their...

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Daily Devotional

Wednesday March 29, 2017 - Daily Devotional

"But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners." - Romans 5:8 I was asked a question the other...

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Football

Ravens Benjamin Watson discusses NFL playing games in Las Vegas

The Oakland Raiders will soon be the Las Vegas Raiders. On Monday, the NFL announced that their owners garnered enough votes to approve the move to Southern Nevada. https://twitter.com/CityOfLasVegas/status/846424554717138945 The...

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Basketball

Mississippi State's Morgan William dedicates dominant Elite Eight performance to late Father

Last week on Sports Spectrum, we profiled Mississippi State's tandem of head coach Vic and daughter Blair Schaefer on the road to the Sweet Sixteen. On Sunday, coach Vic Schaefer watched his...

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Daily Devotional

Tuesday March 28, 2017 - Daily Devotional

“Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like...

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Basketball

The Agony of Defeat

The Men's NCAA Final Four is set. Gonzaga, South Carolina, North Carolina and Oregon will compete for College Basketball's most coveted prize next weekend in Glendale, Arizona. Winning is often...

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Daily Devotional

Monday March 27, 2017 - Daily Devotional

"See that no one . . . is godless like Esau, who for a single meal sold his inheritance rights as the oldest son” – Hebrews 2:16 Right Choices Hartland...

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Daily Devotional

Daily Devotional - Sunday March 26, 2017

"He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God."...

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Football

Super Bowl champion James Ihedigbo thankful to Jesus Christ in retirement announcement

As an undrafted free agent defensive back from the University of Massachusetts, James Ihedigbo wasn't supposed to make it in the NFL. 10 years later, he's retiring with a Super...

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General

Samantha Ponder Replacing Chris Berman on ESPN's Sunday NFL Countdown

ESPN announced on Thursday that Samantha Ponder will be the new host of Sunday NFL Countdown, replacing the legendary Chris Berman. Ponder had been working on College Gameday and Saturday Night...

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Daily Devotional

Friday March 24, 2017 - Daily Devotional

"Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will...

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Basketball

Father/Daughter Combo Leading Mississippi State To Sweet Sixteen

Vic Schaefer has been the head coach at Mississippi State for the past five seasons, with the past two seasons winning 27 and 28 games respectively. This year, his Lady...

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Daily Devotional

Thursday March 23, 2017 - Daily Devotional

“He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion . . .” Philippians 1:6 Slow Change No one becomes successful overnight. Tiger Woods didn’t suddenly...

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Sports Spectrum Podcast

NEW PODCAST: Andy Dalton, Cincinnati Bengals Quarterback

THIS IS EPISODE 92 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST     Andy Dalton has been the starting quarterback for the Cincinnati Bengals since being selected by them in the 2nd...

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Football

NFL Players Team Up To Bring Clean Water To East Africa

Today is World Water Day. According to UN.org, there are over 663 million people living without a safe water supply close to home. Many people spend countless hours traveling long distances...

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Basketball

Loyola-Chicago's run to the Elite Eight includes spiritual guidance from 98-year-old team chaplain

If you've been watching Loyola-Chicago's Cinderella run through the NCAA Tournament the past eight days, you'll notice that their team chaplain, Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt, is becoming as popular, if...

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Basketball

Wednesday March 22, 2017 - Daily Devotional

“For whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.” Matthew 23:12 Seek Humility My junior year at Wheaton College my roommate was a stud basketball...

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Basketball

Sixteen Thoughts on the Sweet Sixteen

March Madness is in full effect as we get ready for the Regional Semi-Finals and Finals this weekend. Sixteen teams remain as the journey to college basketball glory continues. https://twitter.com/marchmadness/status/843994243429552128...

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Football

Seahawks Pro Bowler to Donate 100% of Endorsement Money in 2017

Seattle Seahawks Defensive End Michael Bennett has played in two Super Bowls, two Pro Bowls and was a part of the 2013 Seahawks team that beat Denver in Super Bowl...

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Baseball

Red Sox pitcher Craig Kimbrel relies on faith during daughter's recovery from heart surgery

Boston Red Sox pitcher Craig Kimbrel returned to the team on Monday after being away for three weeks with his wife Ashley to tend to their infant daughter Lydia Joy,...

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Basketball

Indiana Will Miss The Tom Crean You Didn't See

Indiana fired their head coach Tom Crean after 9 seasons in Bloomington last week. Crean led the Hoosiers to four NCAA tournament appearances, twice reaching the Sweet Sixteen. He was...

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Football

Thursday March 9, 2017 - Daily Devotional

“Yet to all who received [Jesus Christ], to those who believed in His name, He gave the right to become children of God.”  - John 1:12 Receive Him In football, think...

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Other

Tuesday March 21, 2017 - Daily Devotional

"I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid." -...

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Featured

Tim Tebow makes Spring Training Debut with Mets

Sporting the football number of 97, Tim Tebow started his first Major League-level game today making his Mets Grapefruit League debut batting eighth at designated hitter vs the Boston Red...

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Basketball

Texas A&M coach Billy Kennedy says faith in Jesus drives him despite Parkinson's diagnosis

On Sunday, 7-seed Texas A&M advanced to the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA Tournament after beating North Carolina 86-65. For head coach Billy Kennedy, his Aggies are now in the...

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Football

Raiders Derek Carr: "My Savior, our Savior is Alive."

Raiders QB Derek Carr spoke to a group of people Saturday Night at an event called "The Night of Champions." The gathering was put on by Azusa Pacific University and the Fellowship of Christian...

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Football

Brandon Marshall Shows Gratitude After Being Released by the Jets

Wide Receiver Brandon Marshall was released by the New York Jets late Thursday Night, just 14 months removed from a Pro-Bowl season where he caught 109 passes for 1,502 yards...

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MLB Baseball

Tebow Assigned To Columbia Fireflies, Mets’ low-A affiliate

Tebowmania is coming to South Carolina. Tim Tebow's venture into professional baseball will continue this season in Columbia, South Carolina with the Columbia Fireflies, the Mets' Class-A affiliate in the...

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Basketball

Basketball Program Teaches More Than Just Basketball

Paul the Apostle encourages us in 1 Thessalonians 5:18 to "give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus." So in essence what he is...

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Football

49ers Great Dwight Clark Announces He Has ALS

Former 49ers WR Dwight Clark says he has ALS. Clark made the announcement on his website Sunday Night. https://twitter.com/DwightC87/status/843628954821054465 "In September of 2015, I started feeling weakness in my left...

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Other

Wednesday March 8, 2017 - Daily Devotional

"So God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him, male and female He created them.” - Genesis 1:27 In God’s Image Our daughter...

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Daily Devotional

Monday March 20, 2017 - Daily Devotional

"No weapon turned against you will succeed." - Isaiah 54:17 Prospering in the Midst of Adversity Like a lot of sports fans, I watched the NBA finals last summer. Though...

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MLB Baseball

Arizona Diamondbacks Provide Young Boy with Lifetime Memory

In the movie Field of Dreams, there's a moment at the end where Ray realizes that all he's ever wanted in life is to simply have a catch with his...

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Basketball

CBS analyst Clark Kellogg says he wants to reflect Christ to others

As you watch CBS' March Madness coverage of the NCAA Tournament over the next few weeks, you'll see and hear from Clark Kellogg in the studio with Ernie Johnson, Charles...

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Baseball

New York Mets Hall of Famer Darryl Strawberry is now a pastor

The Straw That Stirs The Soul From 1983-1990, Darryl Strawberry was the toast of the town in New York. As a right fielder with the Mets, Strawberry led the team...

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Daily Devotional

Tuesday March 7, 2017 - Daily Devotional

But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The Lord does not look at the things people look at....

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Olympics

Skating Legend Scott Hamilton Says He Experienced a Miracle

1984 Olympic Men's Skating Champion Scott Hamilton told PEOPLE that he experienced a miracle. The tumor that he had contracted in August of 2016 had shrunk in size, without treatment. “The nature...

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Basketball

Suns Tyler Ulis' Career Night Ends in Buzzer-Beater to beat Boston

Every kid dreams of making it to the NBA and hitting a game-winning shot at the buzzer to win the game. On Sunday, Tyler Ulis did that and more for...

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Football

Raiders QB Derek Carr Helps Stranded Motorist, Prays With Him

Getting stranded on the road is never fun. But for Ron Reeser, getting stranded turned into a chance encounter with one of the NFL's rising stars. According to All22.com, Reeser,...

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Other

Monday March 6, 2017 - Daily Devotional

“Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there in front of the altar. First...

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Sports Spectrum Podcast

NEW PODCAST: Jake and Janie Reed

THIS IS EPISODE 91 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST   Jake Reed is a pitcher with the Minnesota Twins. He was selected in the 5th round of the 2014 MLB...

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Basketball

Cincinnati Coach Says Success Shouldn't Come From Winning Games

What is success in your life? How do you define it? Is it based on how much money you make? How big your house is? How expensive your car is?...

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Basketball

Stephen Curry Shares Christian Testimony at Liberty

Stephen Curry is the reigning 2-time NBA MVP. He's also a follower of Jesus Christ and earlier this week, he made a visit to Liberty University and shared his testimony as...

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Daily Devotional

Friday March 17, 2017 - Daily Devotional

“What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?” - Romans 8:31 Choosing the Right Team Proverbs 14:16 – “One who...

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Daily Devotional

Thursday March 16, 2017 - Daily Devotional

“Pray without ceasing.” – 1 Thessalonians 5:17 Throwing up a Prayer Tournament time is upon us, which means nail-biters and upsets will fill our TV screens. Workplaces will be unproductive,...

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Football

Drew Brees to remain in New Orleans after agreeing to 2-year deal

Drew Brees is going nowhere. The 39 year-old quarterback signed a two-year deal worth $50 million to remain the quarterback of the New Orleans Saints, according to NFL Network's Ian...

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Soccer

Friday March 3, 2017 - Daily Devotional

“When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put childish ways behind...

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Sports Spectrum Podcast

Brand New Sports Spectrum Podcast Debuts March 31

Sports Spectrum is growing and one of the ways we're looking to reach people with the Gospel of Jesus is through the power of story. On Friday March 31, we...

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Basketball

UAlbany's David Nichols Honors Late Sister on the Court With Best Game of his Career

David Nichols tied a single game school record, scoring 40 points to lead his UAlbany men's basketball team to a 100-71 victory over Hartford in the America East Tournament on...

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Other

Wednesday March 15, 2017 - Daily Devotional

“Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? As it is written: ‘For your sake...

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Basketball

Thursday March 2, 2017 - Daily Devotional

“Continue in him, so that when he appears we may be confident and unashamed before him at his coming.” 1 John 2:28 Making Coach Proud Sometimes at the school where...

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Football

Kirk Cousins Denies Demanding a Trade From the Redskins

Redskins QB Kirk Cousins says he never demanded a trade from the Washington Redskins in a meeting with owner Dan Snyder. Cousins, who was a guest with ESPN's Adam Schefter...

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Golf

6-Year-Old Golfer with One Arm Plays with Pros

Most 6-year-old boys are watching cartoons, riding their bikes, or playing games with their friends. Tommy Morrissey is not your typical 6-year-old boy. Tommy loves to play golf. Tommy also has...

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Other

Tuesday March 14, 2017 - Daily Devotional

“Not that I have already obtained it or have already become perfect, but I press on so that I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid...

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Football

DeMarcus Ware Retires

Denver Broncos linebacker DeMarcus Ware retired today after playing 12 seasons in the NFL. Ware was a 9-time Pro Bowler and won a Super Bowl ring in 2015. Ware posted...

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MLB Baseball

Tim Tebow Reports to Mets Spring Training, Hits 9 Home Runs in Batting Practice

Monday was Tim Tebow Day at the New York Mets Spring Training facility in Port St. Lucie, Florida. Tebow, the former Heisman Trophy winner and NFL QB, was sporting his...

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MLB Baseball

Tim Tebow Gets First Spring Training Hit

Tim Tebow's hitting drought is over. The former quarterback was hitless in his first eight Spring Training at-bats before lacing a single to left field against Marlins left-hander Kyle Lobstein for his...

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Basketball

Virginia coach Tony Bennett says his faith in Christ is the "greatest truth" he knows

March Madness kicks off on Thursday as the first round of the NCAA Tournament gets underway. The number 1 overall seed in the tournament is Virginia. The Cavaliers are 31-2...

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Basketball

Indiana Wesleyan men win 2018 NAIA Division II national championship being "third"

If you want to be first, find a way to be third. That's the motto Indiana Wesleyan has adopted with its men's basketball program: God first, others second, ourselves third....

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Basketball

March Madness 2017: Top-5 Storylines

On Sunday, 68 teams punched their ticket to the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament and will compete for College Basketball's National Championship. Every team has an amazing story behind the success that...

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Basketball

Injured Michigan State Guard Eron Harris Takes to the Court on Emotional Senior Day

  Injuries are a part of sports. For Michigan State Senior guard Eron Harris, this particular injury ended his college basketball career. In a game on February 18, Harris was...

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Football

Linebacker Demario Davis to sign 3-year deal with New Orleans

Linebacker Demario Davis will sign a three-year, $24 million contract ($18 million guaranteed) with the New Orleans Saints on Thursday, according to ESPN. Davis had a spectacular season with the...

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Daily Devotional

Monday March 13, 2017 - Daily Devotional

“Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. This is what the ancients were commended for." - Hebrews 11:1-2  The...

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Football

Linebacker Sam Acho returning to the Bears on a 2-year deal

Bears linebacker Sam Acho intends to re-sign with Chicago on a two-year deal worth $7.5 million with $3 million guaranteed. His brother Emmanuel broke the news Wednesday morning on Twitter....

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Hockey

Hockey Fan Invites Homeless Person to Game with Him

The Pittsburgh Penguins are the reigning Stanley Cup Champions and currently are in the race for the top spot in the NHL's Eastern Conference. Jimmy Mains is a huge fan and...

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Other

Michael McDowell Finishes 15th at Daytona 500

Sunday's Daytona 500 featured multiple crashes but in the end, it was Kurt Busch who won the Great American Race on a last-lap pass for his first career Daytona 500 victory....

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MLB Baseball

Rockies pitcher Chad Bettis' cancer returns, needs chemotherapy.

Colorado Rockies pitcher Chad Bettis shared an update today on his twitter page that his cancer had returned and that he was going to begin chemotherapy in the near future....

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Basketball

Lego re-enactment of Villanova's 2016 buzzer-beating title win is AMAZING!

March Madness is here. Sunday, 68 teams will achieve the dream of playing in the Big Dance and compete for College Basketball's National Championship. Last year's title game had the most...

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Basketball

NBA Player Kyle Korver Brings Awareness to Slavery on Basketball Court

Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kyle Korver is known for being one of the best shooters in the NBA. He's made over 2000 three-pointers in his 14-year career and holds the NBA record...

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Football

Danny Woodhead puts God first in completing decade long NFL career

Danny Woodhead announced his retirement from the NFL late Friday Night on social media. https://www.instagram.com/p/BgaS2hXn3-i/?hl=en&taken-by=teamwoody39 "God had crazy plans for a small little kid from North Platte, NE! It's been...

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Basketball

Friday March 10, 2017 - Daily Devotional

 “If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.” - Romans 10:9 Did They...

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Football

Eagles WR Jordan Matthews Shares Powerful Message on Twitter

Eagles WR Jordan Matthews has been an outspoken Christian and shares his faith quite often on his twitter page. On Wednesday, Matthews shared a powerful message about his desire to play...

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Sports Spectrum Podcast

NEW PODCAST: Andy Mineo and Trey Burton

THIS IS EPISODE 90 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST   Andy Mineo is a rapper from Syracuse, N.Y. He released his first studio album in 2013, "Heroes for Sale," which debuted...

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MLB Baseball

7-year-old Girl Asks For Autograph of Army Reservist at Red Sox Spring Training

As a kid, you dream of going to a baseball game, meeting your favorite player and maybe even getting an autograph. Recently, 7-year-old Makenna Woodburn was in Ft Myers, Florida...

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Basketball

Lipscomb University secures first ever bid to NCAA Tournament

For the first time in their program's history, the Lipscomb men’s basketball team is going to the Big Dance. The Bisons secured an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament on...

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Football

Liberty Football Joins the FBS

Liberty University is now a member of the highest level of college football, the FBS. Founder Jerry Falwell had a vision in 1975 that Liberty would compete with the Notre...

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Sports Spectrum Podcast

NEW PODCAST: Matt Deggs, Sam Houston State Baseball Coach

THIS IS EPISODE 89 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST   Matt Deggs is the head baseball coach for the Sam Houston State Bearkats in Huntsville, Texas. In 2017, the Bearkats...

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Football

Wide receiver Torrey Smith thankful for what God did during his time in Philadelphia

ESPN reported Friday that Eagles wide receiver Torrey Smith was traded to the Carolina Panthers for cornerback Daryl Worley. Smith only spent one year in Philadelphia and didn't have his...

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