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Football

NEW PODCAST: Wesley Woodyard, Tennessee Titans Linebacker

THIS IS EPISODE 188 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST Wesley Woodyard plays linebacker for the Tennessee Titans. He was originally undrafted in 2008 coming out of Kentucky, where he was first-team...

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Football

NEW PODCAST: Trevor Knight, Former Texas A&M and Oklahoma QB (Part 2)

THIS IS EPISODE 187 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST Trevor Knight played quarterback at Oklahoma from 2012-2015. He was the 2014 Sugar Bowl MVP after throwing for 348 yards and four...

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Football

NEW PODCAST: Trevor Knight, Former Texas A&M and Oklahoma QB (Part 1)

THIS IS EPISODE 186 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST Trevor Knight played quarterback at Oklahoma from 2012-2015. He was the 2014 Sugar Bowl MVP after throwing for 348 yards and four...

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Football

NEW PODCAST: Kevin McCadam, Former NFL Player

THIS IS EPISODE 185 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST Kevin McCadam played five seasons in the NFL with the Falcons and Panthers. After playing his college football at Virginia Tech, starring at...

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Football

The sports world offers prayers for victims after Thousand Oaks shooting

On Wednesday night, 12 people were killed in a mass shooting at a bar in Thousand Oaks, Calif. Professional athletes and organizations took to Twitter to offer their prayers and condolences:...

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Baseball

NEW PODCAST: Les Norman - Kansas City Radio Host, Former MLB Player

THIS IS EPISODE 184 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST   Les Norman was selected by the Kansas City Royals in the 25th round of the 1991 MLB Draft. He made his...

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Basketball

NEW PODCAST: Jason Eaker, Oklahoma Baptist Men's Basketball Coach (Part 2)

THIS IS EPISODE 183 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST Jason Eaker joined Oklahoma Baptist as the head men’s basketball coach in April 2018. Eaker, who spent one season in a Bison...

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Basketball

NEW PODCAST: Jason Eaker, Oklahoma Baptist Men's Basketball Coach (Part 1)

THIS IS EPISODE 182 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST Jason Eaker joined Oklahoma Baptist as the head men’s basketball coach in April 2018. Eaker, who spent one season in a Bison uniform...

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Broadcasting

NEW PODCAST: Ashley Brewer, ABC7 Los Angeles Sports Anchor/Reporter

THIS IS EPISODE 181 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST Ashley Brewer covers sports in Los Angeles for ABC7 as a reporter and anchor. She attended the University of Southern California, where...

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Basketball

NEW PODCAST: Tony Bennett, Virginia Men's Basketball Coach

THIS IS EPISODE 180 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST Tony Bennett has been the men's basketball coach at the University of Virginia since 2009. He's led the Cavaliers to three ACC...

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Volleyball

NEW PODCAST: Christa Dietzen, Former U.S. Olympic Women's Volleyball Team Captain (Part 2)

THIS IS EPISODE 179 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST Christa Dietzen is a two-time Olympic volleyball player with Team USA. She was a co-captain on the 2012 team that captured silver...

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Football

Georgia Southern coach Chad Lunsford guided by faith in leading team to 7-1 record

The Eagles are flying high. Not that team from Philadelphia, but rather another Eagles football team. The one in Statesboro, Ga. Georgia Southern notched its biggest win of the season...

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Volleyball

NEW PODCAST: Christa Dietzen, Former U.S. Olympic Women's Volleyball Team Captain (Part 1)

THIS IS EPISODE 178 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST Christa Dietzen is a two-time Olympic volleyball player with Team USA. She was a co-captain on the 2012 team that captured silver...

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Football

Deshaun Watson led by faith in helping Houston Texans to five straight wins

Deshaun Watson burst onto the scene in his rookie year of 2017, winning NFL Offensive Rookie of the Month for October. Unfortunately, his rookie season came to an end after...

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Football

NEW PODCAST: George Schroeder, USA Today College Football Reporter

THIS IS EPISODE 177 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST George Schroeder is in his seventh season covering college football for USA Today. Previously, he worked in Arkansas and Oregon before taking...

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Baseball

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Friday, October 26, 2018

"I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us." — Philippians 3:14 It's About Progress...

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Football

NEW PODCAST: Charlie Ward - 1993 Heisman Trophy Winner, Former NBA Player

THIS IS EPISODE 176 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST Charlie Ward played 11 seasons in the NBA with the Knicks, Spurs and Rockets. He was selected in the first round of...

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Baseball

NEW PODCAST: Kyle Gibson, Minnesota Twins Pitcher

THIS IS EPISODE 175 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST Kyle Gibson is a pitcher for the Minnesota Twins. In 2018, he set career-bests for ERA (3.62), innings pitched (196.2) and strikeouts...

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Baseball

NEW PODCAST: Rich Donnelly, Former MLB Coach (Part 2)

THIS IS EPISODE 174 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST   Rich Donnelly coached and played professional baseball for 48 seasons. He was signed as a catcher by the Minnesota Twins in...

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Football

Purdue student Tyler Trent gives glory to God as he battles terminal bone cancer

Twenty-year-old Purdue student Tyler Trent is in hospice care battling terminal bone cancer. On Saturday morning, ESPN aired an incredible feature on Trent displaying the courage and fight in him since...

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Baseball

NEW PODCAST: Rich Donnelly, Former MLB Coach (Part 1)

THIS IS EPISODE 173 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST Rich Donnelly coached and played professional baseball for 48 seasons. He was signed as a catcher by the Minnesota Twins in 1967...

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Baseball

Red Sox outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. named ALCS MVP, keeping God as his 'main focus'

The Boston Red Sox are the American League champions. On Thursday night, they defeated the defending champion Houston Astros, 4-1, to move on to the World Series. https://twitter.com/RedSox/status/1053147696670765056 Jackie Bradley...

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Basketball

NEW PODCAST: David Cooks - Author, Speaker

THIS IS EPISODE 172 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST   At the age of 15, high school freshman and avid basketball player David Cooks experienced a spinal aneurism, leaving him a...

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Basketball

Gordon Hayward 'blessed' in returning to Celtics one year after gruesome injury

It's been a long and winding road for Gordon Hayward. One year ago on October 17, 2017, the Celtics forward was making his debut for Boston and suffered one of...

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Football

NEW PODCAST: Matt Forte, Former NFL Running Back

THIS IS EPISODE 171 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST Matt Forte played 10 seasons with the Bears and Jets from 2008-2017, and was selected to two Pro Bowls. He rushed for...

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Football

Sports figures offer prayers and condolences over the death of Paul Allen

Paul Allen, the co-founder of Microsoft and the owner of the Seattle Seahawks and Portland Trail Blazers, died Monday at the age of 65 due to complications from non-Hodgkins lymphoma....

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Baseball

NEW PODCAST: Will Startup, Former Minor League Baseball Pitcher - Part 2

THIS IS EPISODE 170 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST   Will Startup was selected by the Atlanta Braves in the fifth round of the 2005 MLB Amateur Draft. He played his...

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Baseball

NEW PODCAST: Will Startup, Former Minor League Baseball Pitcher - Part 1

THIS IS EPISODE 169 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST Will Startup was selected by the Atlanta Braves in the fifth round of the 2005 MLB Amateur Draft. He played his college...

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Baseball

NEW PODCAST: Chris Guccione, MLB Umpire

THIS IS EPISODE 168 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST Chris Guccione is an umpire for Major League Baseball. He made his MLB debut on April 25, 2000, and has been a...

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Baseball

Pitcher Adam Wainwright to return to Cardinals on 1-year contract

The St. Louis Cardinals announced Thursday that they have agreed to terms on a one-year contract with pitcher Adam Wainwright. The 37-year-old pitcher signed a five-year deal in 2013 that...

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Soccer

NEW PODCAST: Gyasi Zardes, Team USA/Columbus Crew Forward

THIS IS EPISODE 167 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST Gyasi Zardes plays forward in the MLS for the Columbus Crew and is also a member of the U.S. men's national team....

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Football

NEW PODCAST: London Fletcher, Former NFL Linebacker - Part 2

THIS IS EPISODE 166 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST London Fletcher played 16 seasons in the NFL with the Rams, Bills and Redskins from 1998-2013. He is a four-time Pro Bowler...

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Football

NEW PODCAST: London Fletcher, Former NFL Linebacker - Part 1

THIS IS EPISODE 165 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST London Fletcher played 16 seasons in the NFL with the Rams, Bills and Redskins from 1998-2013. He is a four-time Pro Bowler...

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Football

NEW PODCAST: Demario Davis, New Orleans Saints Linebacker

THIS IS EPISODE 164 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST Demario Davis is a linebacker with the New Orleans Saints. He was selected in the third round of the 2012 draft by...

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Hockey

NEW PODCAST: Ryan Carpenter, Vegas Golden Knights Center

THIS IS EPISODE 163 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST Ryan Carpenter is an NHL player with the Vegas Golden Knights. He played his college hockey at Bowling Green University in Ohio,...

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Baseball

A's reliever Blake Treinen guided by faith in Christ through dominant 2018 MLB season

The 2018 Oakland Athletics might have been the surprise team in baseball. After finishing 2017 with 75 wins and in last place in the AL West, they made an incredible...

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Broadcasting

NEW PODCAST: Sam Ponder, ESPN NFL Host - Part 2

THIS IS EPISODE 162 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST Samantha Ponder is the host of “Sunday NFL Countdown” on ESPN during the football season. She began her career at ESPN with...

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Broadcasting

NEW PODCAST: Sam Ponder, ESPN NFL Host - Part 1

THIS IS EPISODE 161 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST Samantha Ponder is the host of "Sunday NFL Countdown" on ESPN during the football season. She began her career at ESPN with...

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Football

Rams wide receiver Cooper Kupp lives for Christ while shining on the football field

Cooper Kupp caught nine passes for 162 yards and two touchdowns on Thursday night, as the Rams moved to 4-0, defeating the Vikings 38-31. https://twitter.com/RamsNFL/status/1045480181601730560 For Kupp, 25, it was...

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Baseball

NEW PODCAST: Leslee Holliday, Baseball Wife

THIS IS EPISODE 160 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST Leslee and Matt Holliday, an outfielder with the Colorado Rockies, have been married for 17 years. They are the parents to four...

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Football

Michigan middle school teen boldly proclaims Christ through football

It's Wednesday morning in Hudsonville, Mich. For Ethan Abberger, that means getting up at 6:15, putting on his No. 5 jersey, getting his work together and grabbing his backpack. It...

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Baseball

NEW PODCAST: Alex Kirilloff, Minnesota Twins Prospect

THIS IS EPISODE 159 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST Alex Kirilloff was selected in the first round of 2016 MLB Amateur Draft by the Minnesota Twins out of high school. He is...

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Football

Tony Dungy thanks God for being inducted into Buccaneers Ring of Honor

At halftime of Monday Night Football's matchup between Pittsburgh and Tampa Bay, Pro Football Hall of Fame coach Tony Dungy was inducted into the Buccaneers Ring of Honor. Tampa was...

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Basketball

NEW PODCAST: Jimmy Spencer, UNINTERRUPTED Head of Athlete Relations and Content - Part 2

THIS IS EPISODE 158 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST   Jimmy Spencer has been the head of athlete relations and content at Uninterrupted since November 2015. He has covered the NBA for over...

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Football

New Clemson starting QB Trevor Lawrence says his identity is found in Christ alone

The 4-0 Clemson Tigers announced Monday that they are making a change at quarterback, naming freshman Trevor Lawrence the starter over senior Kelly Bryant. The move, announced by head coach...

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Football

Drew Brees sets NFL all-time record for completions

At 39 years old, most quarterbacks are either retired or on the decline. For Drew Brees in 2018, he's still one of the NFL's best. In the second quarter of...

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Basketball

NEW PODCAST: Jimmy Spencer, UNINTERRUPTED Head of Athlete Relations and Content - Part 1

THIS IS EPISODE 157 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST Jimmy Spencer has been the head of athlete relations and content at Uninterrupted since November 2015. He has covered the NBA for...

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Football

NEW PODCAST: Turner Gill, Liberty Football Head Coach

THIS IS EPISODE 156 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST On Dec. 14, 2011, Turner Gill was named head coach of Liberty University's football program. Since then, he has led the Flames...

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Baseball

Astros rookie pitcher Josh James thankful to God for his MLB opportunity

The Houston Astros sent Josh James to the mound Tuesday night for his second career start, and by the end of the night, James came away with his first MLB...

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Football

Wide receiver Jordan Matthews returns to Eagles after signing contract

The Eagles and their fans are excited to have their starting quarterback, Carson Wentz, back under center on Sunday. But Wednesday, Philadelphia announced that another player would be returning to...

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Football

NEW PODCAST: Tyler Clutts, Former NFL Fullback

THIS IS EPISODE 155 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST Tyler Clutts' journey to the NFL was a crazy one. The former All-WAC defensive end at Fresno State went undrafted in 2008....

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Football

NEW PODCAST: Trey Burton, Chicago Bears Tight End

THIS IS EPISODE 154 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST In March 2018, Trey Burton signed a four-year deal with the Chicago Bears to be their starting tight end. One month earlier,...

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Football

Bears tight end Trey Burton using football to raise money for human rights organization IJM

Trey Burton might be best known in Philadelphia for his "Philly Special" touchdown pass in the Super Bowl, but he's now in his first season with the Chicago Bears after...

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Football

Philadelphia Eagles announce Carson Wentz will return to starting lineup for Week 3

December 10, 2017. That was the day the Eagles beat the Rams, 43-35. It was also the day that quarterback Carson Wentz's 2017 season ended. A torn ACL would force...

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Basketball

NEW PODCAST: Allan Houston, Former NBA All-Star

THIS IS EPISODE 153 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST Allan Houston played 13 seasons in the NBA with the Detroit Pistons and New York Knicks. He was selected in the first...

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Football

NEW PODCAST: Mohamed Massaquoi, Former NFL Wide Receiver

THIS IS EPISODE 152 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST     Mohamed Massaquoi was the second-round pick for the Cleveland Browns in the 2009 NFL Draft. He recorded two 100-yard receiving...

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Football

Saints' Benjamin Watson, Demario Davis visit New Orleans' criminal justice department with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell spent the day on Tuesday with Saints players Benjamin Watson and Demario Davis, as well as lawyers from the New Orleans Public Defenders office, engaging with leaders...

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Baseball

Rockies shortstop Trevor Story makes MLB history

It's been an incredible season for Rockies shortstop Trevor Story in 2018, and on Tuesday night, after hitting a double in the first inning against Arizona, he made Major League...

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Basketball

NEW PODCAST: Jonathan Isaac, Orlando Magic Forward

THIS IS EPISODE 151 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST Jonathan Isaac was selected sixth overall in the 2017 NBA Draft by the Orlando Magic. He played one season of college basketball...

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Sport

Athletes and sports personalities remember 9/11, now 17 years later

It was 17 years ago that the United States of America was attacked in New York City, Washington D.C. and Shanksville, Penn. Many Christian athletes and sports personalities took to...

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Football

NEW PODCAST: Miles McPherson - Pastor, Former NFL Player

THIS IS EPISODE 150 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST   Miles McPherson was selected in the 10th round of the 1982 NFL Draft by the Los Angeles Rams. After being released,...

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Football

NEW PODCAST: Matt Hasselbeck, Former NFL Quarterback

THIS IS EPISODE 149 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST Matthew Hasselbeck played 18 seasons in the NFL with the Packers, Seahawks, Titans and Colts. He's a three-time Pro Bowler who led...

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Football

NEW PODCAST: LaDainian Tomlinson, Pro Football Hall of Fame Running Back

THIS IS EPISODE 148 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST LaDainian Tomlinson is one of the greatest running backs in NFL history. He came into the league as the fifth overall...

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Baseball

Colorado Rockies' Trevor Story has big night in key win over Giants

September means a lot of things to sports fans, but for baseball fans, it means every game could be the difference between making the playoffs and going home for the...

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Baseball

NEW PODCAST: Eddie Taubensee, Former MLB catcher

THIS IS EPISODE 147 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST   Eddie Taubensee played 11 seasons in the major leagues with the Indians, Astros and Reds from 1991-2001. He made his...

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Football

NEW PODCAST: Hugh Freeze, Former Ole Miss Head Football Coach

THIS IS EPISODE 146 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST   Hugh Freeze is the former head coach of the Ole Miss football team. In 2017, he resigned from his position...

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Football

NEW PODCAST: John Carney, Former NFL Kicker

THIS IS EPISODE 145 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST   John Carney kicked in the NFL for 23 years from 1988 to 2010. A graduate of Notre Dame, he began...

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Baseball

Cardinals pitcher Jack Flaherty credits teammates in helping him become more open about his faith

The St. Louis Cardinals were an average team for the first half of 2018. As recently as July 31, they were 54-53 and coming off a 6-3 loss to the...

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Football

NEW PODCAST: Ben Malcolmson, Assistant to Seattle Seahawks Head Coach Pete Carroll

THIS IS EPISODE 144 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST   Ben Malcolmson's official title is "Director of External Relations" for the Seattle Seahawks, but if you see him around the...

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Football

Buffalo Bills fans give Bengals QB Andy Dalton a standing ovation before preseason game

Andy Dalton is preparing for his eighth season in the NFL as the starting quarterback of the Cincinnati Bengals. But it was the final pass he made in 2017, a fourth-down...

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Broadcasting

NEW PODCAST: Pat Doney, NBC 5 Dallas Sports Anchor/Reporter

THIS IS EPISODE 143 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST   Pat Doney has covered sports in the Dallas/Ft Worth area with NBC 5 since 2013. He is an Edward R....

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Football

'Birds of Pray' — New book tells story of Philadelphia Eagles players' faith in Christ

The 2017 Eagles will go down as one of the greatest teams in Philadelphia sports history. Overcoming injuries and obstacles, they became the first No. 1 seed in NFL history...

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Football

NEW PODCAST: Patrick and Bo Nix (Alabama High School Football)

THIS IS EPISODE 142 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST   Patrick Nix is the head football coach at Pinson Valley High School in Pinson, Ala. His son Bo is the...

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Soccer

NEW PODCAST: Jesse Bradley, Former Pro Soccer Player Turned Pastor

THIS IS EPISODE 141 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST   Jesse Bradley is the pastor of Grace Community Church in Auburn, Wash., near Seattle. A graduate of Dartmouth College, Bradley...

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Football

Bengals QB Andy Dalton's foundation to make donation to Buffalo's Roswell Park Cancer Center

Andy Dalton became Buffalo's favorite quarterback after his Bengals beat the Ravens in last season's final weekend, knocking Baltimore out of the playoffs and giving the Bills their first spot...

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Football

Olivet Nazarene's football team baptizes 12 players at beach in Chicago

Fall is almost upon us and that means one thing for many sports fans — football. But for the Olivet Nazarene University football team, its biggest win of the year may...

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Football

NEW PODCAST: Greg Davis, Former Texas Longhorns Football Coach (Part 2)

THIS IS EPISODE 140 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST   Greg Davis coached football for 43 years, most notably with the Texas Longhorns as their offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach...

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Football

Running back Alfred Morris to sign contract with San Francisco 49ers

San Francisco 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan announced Monday that the club will sign veteran running back Alfred Morris to a contract. Morris played in Shanahan's offense with the Washington Redskins...

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Baseball

Cubs' David Bote's foundation of faith has helped him thrive in big leagues

Down 3-0. Ninth inning. Two outs. Two strikes. Bases loaded. The odds seemed stacked against the Cubs coming back from a three-run deficit to beat the Washington Nationals on Sunday....

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Baseball

White Sox's Adam Engel robs three home runs in a single week

Usually, an outfielder robbing a hitter of a home run occurs maybe once or twice in an entire season. For Adam Engel of the Chicago White Sox, he did it...

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Football

NEW PODCAST: Greg Davis, Former Texas Longhorns Football Coach (Part 1)

THIS IS EPISODE 139 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST   Greg Davis coached football for 43 years, most notably with the Texas Longhorns as their offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach...

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Football

Redskins rookie RB Derrius Guice says 'God never makes mistakes' after suffering season-ending injury

In his first preseason game of 2018 on Thursday, Washington running back Derrius Guice took the handoff from quarterback Colt McCoy, looked left and saw a big hole to run...

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Broadcasting

NEW PODCAST: Kristen Ledlow, NBA Host/Reporter

THIS IS EPISODE 138 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST   Kristen Ledlow is a host and sideline reporter covering the NBA for TNT and NBA TV. She also co-hosts NBA...

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Baseball

Mariners' Denard Span shines for Christ in transition to Seattle

Denard Span has been around baseball a long time. He was selected in the first round of the 2002 MLB Amateur Draft by the Minnesota Twins at the age of...

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Baseball

Houston Astros pitcher Collin McHugh thriving in role as reliever

The Houston Astros have been one of the best teams in baseball all season long. The defending World Series champions are trying to do something that hasn't been done in...

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Football

NEW PODCAST: Rashad Jennings, Former NFL Running Back

THIS IS EPISODE 137 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST     Rashad Jennings played eight seasons in the NFL from 2009-16. He was selected in the seventh round of the...

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Baseball

NEW PODCAST: R.A. Dickey, 2012 NL Cy Young Award-Winning Pitcher

THIS IS EPISODE 136 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST R.A. Dickey pitched for 15 seasons in the major leagues with the Rangers, Mariners, Twins, Mets, Blue Jays and Braves. A...

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Football

NEW PODCAST: Kelvin Beachum Jr., New York Jets Offensive Lineman

THIS IS EPISODE 135 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST Kelvin Beachum Jr. was selected in the seventh round of the 2012 NFL Draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers. After four seasons...

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Baseball

NEW PODCAST: Lary Sorensen, Former MLB Pitcher

THIS IS EPISODE 134 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST   Lary Sorensen pitched 10 seasons in the major leagues with the Brewers, Cardinals, Indians, A's, Cubs, Expos and Giants. After...

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Football

NEW PODCAST: Tress Way, Washington Redskins Punter

THIS IS EPISODE 133 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST   Since 2014, Tress Way has been punting in the NFL for the Washington Redskins. The University of Oklahoma grad led...

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Football

NEW PODCAST: Maria Taylor, ESPN Announcer

THIS IS EPISODE 132 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST   Maria Taylor is becoming a household name on sports broadcasts. In 2018, the ESPN host and reporter has covered college...

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Football

NFL world mourns loss of coach Tony Sparano

Minnesota Vikings offensive line coach Tony Sparano died unexpectedly on Sunday at the age of 56. The announcement of Sparano's death came from the Vikings in a statement: With deep...

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Baseball

Cardinals' Matt Carpenter ties Major League Baseball record in win over Cubs

Matt Carpenter is red hot right now. The 32-year-old first baseman tied a major league record with five extra-base hits as the Cardinals beat the Cubs 18-5 Friday. His stat...

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Football

NEW PODCAST: Jordan Matthews, New England Patriots Wide Receiver

THIS IS EPISODE 131 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST   Jordan Matthews is a wide receiver with the New England Patriots. He was selected in the second round of the...

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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

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

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

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

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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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

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt heating up in June

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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

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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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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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

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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Sports Spectrum

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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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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Baseball

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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Basketball

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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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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Sports Spectrum Podcast

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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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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Sports Spectrum

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Sports Spectrum Podcast

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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Football

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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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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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 Podcast

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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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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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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Football

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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Football

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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Basketball

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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Baseball

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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Sports Spectrum Podcast

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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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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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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Football

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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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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Volleyball

"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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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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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: 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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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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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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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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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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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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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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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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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

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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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

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

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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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Sports Spectrum

Bart Millard's high school football injury led him to musical career with MercyMe

On Friday March 16, "I CAN ONLY IMAGINE" hits theaters. The movie tells the story of Bart Millard's strained relationship with his abusive father growing up in the football loving...

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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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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Friday, March 9, 2018

“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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Football

Panthers' Christian McCaffrey helps save 72-year-old man on hiking trip

One year ago, Christian McCaffrey was preparing for the NFL Draft. The Stanford University alum was selected seventh overall by Carolina and was a key contributor in his 2017 rookie...

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Sports Spectrum Podcast

NEW PODCAST: Matthew Slater, New England Patriots 7-time Pro Bowler

THIS IS EPISODE 88 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST Matthew Slater has played 10 NFL seasons since being selected in the fifth round of the 2008 NFL Draft by the...

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Football

Panthers kicker Graham Gano says using his platform to glorify God is his priority

Four more years! Graham Gano signed a four-year contract extension on Tuesday with the Carolina Panthers to remain their kicker through the 2021 season. https://twitter.com/Panthers/status/971095374755713025 The 30-year-old kicker was dominant...

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Volleyball

Huntington University volleyball player Paige Eakright battles cancer with a strong faith in Christ

When life's trials come our way, keeping the situation private and within the family is how many of us cope. For Paige Eakright and her family, that was their plan...

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Football

Antonio Cromartie says prayer was vital in making decision to retire

Cornerback Antonio Cromartie announced his retirement from professional football after playing 11 NFL seasons with the Chargers, Jets, Cardinals and Colts. Cromartie took to social media to share his thoughts...

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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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Hockey

NEW PODCAST: Gigi Marvin, USA Women's Hockey Gold Medal Winner

THIS IS EPISODE 87 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST   Gigi Marvin is a member of the 2018 Gold Medal winning USA Olympic Women's Hockey team. Gigi scored a goal...

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Sports Spectrum

Jonathan Stewart says goodbye to the Panthers, grateful to God

Jonathan Stewart was released by the Panthers on Wednesday after 10 seasons with Carolina. https://twitter.com/Panthers/status/968886136209924096 On Friday, Stewart took to twitter to thank the organization that selected him in the...

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Sports Spectrum Podcast

NEW PODCAST: Brett Phillips, Milwaukee Brewers Outfielder

THIS IS EPISODE 86 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST   Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Brett Phillips is one of the funniest people in baseball. The 23-year-old was selected by the Houston...

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Football

Hall of Fame QB Jim Kelly announces his cancer has returned

Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly issued a statement through the Buffalo Bills that his cancer has returned. https://twitter.com/buffalobills/status/969245497734164480 "As our family has faced many trials and triumphs throughout the...

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Thursday, March 1, 2018

“And if anyone’s name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.” Revelation 20:15 On God’s Roster Seventh grade intramural basketball players competed...

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Football

Matt Forte says goodbye to the NFL after 10 seasons

After playing 10 seasons in the NFL, running back Matt Forte has announced his retirement from professional football. In a statement given exclusively to Sports Spectrum, Forte expressed his gratitude...

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The Increase

THE INCREASE: Moment by Moment Confession - Vic Black

True Biblical confession comes from our hearts. True Biblical confession sets us free and does not produce guilt or shame. True Biblical confession allows our wonderful Father to begin to...

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Sports Spectrum Podcast

NEW PODCAST: A conversation with the 2017 Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles

THIS IS EPISODE 85 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST     2017 was the greatest season in the history of the Philadelphia Eagles franchise as they won their first ever...

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Basketball

Nuggets' Mason Plumlee says his faith sustains him in an uncertain NBA career

Denver Nuggets Mason Plumlee says he grew up going to church and Sunday school as a kid but it wasn't until his senior year of college at Duke that he...

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Football

Vikings QB Case Keenum baptizes former teammate Kyle Carter

New York Giants tight end Kyle Carter shared on his Instagram page a video of him being baptized with his wife Allana at a recent football conference in Arizona. Former...

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Sports Spectrum Podcast

NEW PODCAST: Greg Tonagel, Indiana Wesleyan Men's Basketball Coach

THIS IS EPISODE 84 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST     Greg Tonagel is in his 13th season at the helm of the Indiana Wesleyan University men’s basketball team in...

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Sports Spectrum Podcast

NEW PODCAST: Daniel and Bree Schlereth (Baseball and Faith)

THIS IS EPISODE 83 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST     Daniel Schlereth is the son of former Super Bowl champion and NFL analyst Mark Schlereth. The former MLB pitcher...

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Friday, February 23, 2018

“For we were all baptized by one Spirit into one body—whether Jews or Greeks, slave or free . . . Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you...

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Football

Lions tight end Eric Ebron gives life to Christ, gets baptized

Detroit Lions tight end Eric Ebron shared on his twitter page today that he gave his life to Christ at a football conference in Arizona. https://twitter.com/Ebron85/status/966655888479068160 The video posted to...

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Sports Spectrum Podcast

NEW PODCAST: Todd Gerelds, Author - Woodlawn

THIS IS EPISODE 82 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST     Todd Gerelds, son of Legendary Alabama high school coach Tandy Gerelds, witnessed God’s transforming grace at Woodlawn and throughout...

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Sports Spectrum Podcast

Marlins chaplain Chris Lane ministers to families in Parkland, Florida in the midst of school shooting

  THIS IS EPISODE 81 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST     Chris Lane is the chaplain of the Miami Marlins. He's also the executive director of First Priority, a...

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Football

Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles says reading the Bible and journaling opened his eyes to return to the NFL

Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles is the most popular man in Philadelphia right now. The Eagles quarterback played the game of his life last week in lifting his team to...

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Football

Hall of Fame QB Jim Kelly and wife Jill grateful to God after both being admitted to the hospital

Today is Jim and Hunter Kelly's birthday. The Pro Football Hall of Fame QB turns 58. Kelly has always been known as a competitor and was one of the toughest...

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Baseball

MLB pitcher R.A. Dickey spending more time with family, sharing his faith in Christ

R.A. Dickey hasn't officially retired from Major League Baseball yet. The 43-year-old finished his 15th MLB season in 2017 with the Braves, with whom he went 10-10 with a 4.26...

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Baseball

Minor League baseball player Braden Bishop using platform to raise money for 4MOM charity

Baseball is back. Sort of. Pitchers and catchers report today for many teams, and by the end of the week, all teams will have their full rosters in play as...

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Olympics

Gigi Marvin's goal helps lift USA women's hockey team to Olympic win over OAR

On Tuesday morning, the United States women's tockey team beat the Olympic Athletes from Russia 5-0 at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang. Gigi Marvin had a goal and an...

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Olympics

Bronze medal-winning American skaters say faith helped them through health scare

Alexa Scimeca Knierim and Chris Knierim are living their dream competing at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics. But just after marrying in 2016, they were living a nightmare as Alexa...

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Olympics

Olympic bobsledder Elana Meyers Taylor looks to gain first gold medal at PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games

This year at the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Games in South Korea, Elana Meyers Taylor will be looking to gain her first Olympic gold medal. Competing in her third Olympics, the...

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Sports Spectrum Podcast

NEW PODCAST: Earl Smith, Warriors and 49ers Team Chaplain

THIS IS EPISODE 80 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST   Reverend Earl Smith is the team chaplain for the NBA world-champion Golden State Warriors and the NFL's San Francisco 49ers....

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Football

Eagles QB Carson Wentz finishes memorable week sharing at National Prayer Breakfast dinner

It's been quite the week for injured Eagles QB Carson Wentz. First, he saw his team win the Super Bowl, upsetting the New England Patriots. https://www.instagram.com/p/Be0jN-hBesk/ Two days later, he...

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Football

Tim Tebow's 'Night to Shine' hosts 537 proms worldwide for people with special needs

Tonight, over 500 churches 16 countries, with 175,000 volunteers will join Tim Tebow in the 5th annual "Night to Shine" prom event to give people with special needs a chance...

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Baseball

Cardinals Adam Wainwright to honor victims of Western Kentucky shooting

On Tuesday January 23, 2018, 16 students were shot, 2 were killed in a shooting at Marshall County High School in western Kentucky. The students killed that day were 15-year-old...

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Sports Spectrum Podcast

NEW PODCAST: Taylor James, Actor - SAMSON

THIS IS EPISODE 79 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST   Taylor James plays the lead role as the title character in the upcoming PURE FLIX movie, SAMSON. Taylor's many film...

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Football

Bills linebacker Lorenzo Alexander says he gave his life to Christ after the death of Redskins Sean Taylor

Redskins safety Sean Taylor died from critical injuries after a gunshot by intruders at his Miami area home in November of 2007. His death left a lot of people around the NFL...

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Football

Eagles Trey Burton says faith is still the most important thing after winning Super Bowl

Trey Burton will go down as a Philadelphia Eagles legend, after he was the player to throw the touchdown pass on a trick play called "Philly Special" to Nick Foles...

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Sports Spectrum Podcast

NEW PODCAST: Tyler and Allie Beede (Baseball and Hollywood)

THIS IS EPISODE 78 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST Tyler Beede is a pitcher with the San Francisco Giants organization. He was selected in the first round of the 2014 MLB...

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Softball

Oklahoma Sooners softball player Eliyah Flores gets baptized at team facility

It's almost softball season in Oklahoma as the Lady Sooners get ready for their 2018 season. The defending national champions open up their season on Friday, February 9 in Phoenix...

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Football

Philadelphia Eagles QB Carson Wentz gets engaged

Make that two rings in three days for Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz. On Sunday, the Eagles beat the Patriots 41-33 for their first Super Bowl championship. On Tuesday, Wentz took...

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Basketball

Pistons Anthony Tolliver says he plays basketball to glorify God

Pistons forward Anthony Tolliver has been through it all in his 10-year NBA career. He's played on good teams, bad teams and everything in between. He's played for nine different...

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Football

WATCH: Eagles players come together to pray after winning Super Bowl

The Philadelphia Eagles beat the Patriots on Sunday to capture their first ever Super Bowl championship. After the game, as custom with most NFL games, players came to the 50-yard...

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Football

Patriots WR Brandin Cooks points to the Lord after Super Bowl defeat

Losing is difficult. But we all go through adversity at different points of our lives. For Patriots wide receiver Brandin Cooks, he went through that adversity as he and his...

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Football

Eagles head coach Doug Pederson gives glory to God, says his faith keeps him grounded

Doug Pederson was a former backup quarterback to Brett Favre in Green Bay and Donovan McNabb in Philadelphia. Now, he's a Super Bowl champion and in his postgame press conference...

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The Increase

THE INCREASE: Powerful Unity - Terry Evans

“My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in Me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as...

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Football

Benjamin Watson receives Bart Starr Award at Super Bowl Breakfast, shares gospel message to 1700 attendees

Baltimore Ravens tight end Benjamin Watson received the Bart Starr Award on Saturday morning at the NFL's Super Bowl breakfast in downtown Minneapolis. https://www.instagram.com/p/BevSUBigKq8/?hl=en&taken-by=sports_spectrum Upon receiving the award from former...

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Sports Spectrum Podcast

NEW PODCAST: Josh McCown, Matt Forte and Isaac Bruce

THIS IS EPISODE 77 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST On this special edition of the Sports Spectrum Podcast live from Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis, we spoke with New York...

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Sports Spectrum Podcast

NEW PODCAST: Eagles' Zach Ertz, Brandon Graham, Malcolm Jenkins; Patriots' Matthew Slater, Trey Flowers, James White

THIS IS EPISODE 76 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST On this special edition of the Sports Spectrum Podcast live from Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis, we were able to chat...

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Football

Hall of Fame running back Eric Dickerson gets baptized in the Jordan River

Los Angeles Rams legend Eric Dickerson once rushed for 2,105 yards in a season. He 8th on the NFL's all-time rushing list and is considered one of the best running...

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Sports Spectrum Podcast

NEW PODCAST: Super Bowl Podcast with Lorenzo Alexander, Dan Orlovsky, Bruce Gradkowski and Leger Douzable

THIS IS EPISODE 75 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST On this special edition of the Sports Spectrum Podcast, we are live from Minneapolis at Super Bowl LII, where we interview...

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Football

Patriots Pro Bowler Matthew Slater praises Eagles players for their faith in Christ

Matthew Slater is one of the greatest special teams players the NFL has ever seen. He's been named All-Pro four times, and his seven Pro Bowl selections are tied with...

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Sports Spectrum Podcast

NEW PODCAST: Clyde Christensen, Miami Dolphins senior offensive assistant coach

THIS IS EPISODE 74 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST Clyde Christensen has been a part of the NFL coaching fraternity for more than 20 years. He began his coaching career...

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Football

2-time Super Bowl MVP Terry Bradshaw says brokenness led him to asking Christ into his life

Many NFL fans today see Terry Bradshaw as an NFL analyst on FOX Sports, but before that, he was one of the NFL's Super Bowl legends, winning four championships and...

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Football

Super Bowl Breakfast: Still changing lives 30 years later

Over its 30 years of existence, one thing is clear about Athletes in Action's annual Super Bowl Breakfast: God has divinely orchestrated each event. The very nature of the breakfast...

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The Increase

THE INCREASE: Stop and Listen – Matthew Boyd

If there was one thing I want to focus on this year it would listening to God. Recently, it’s become more and more evident to me just how important this...

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Football

Eagles Brandon Graham in weekly 1 on 1 discipleship program with team chaplain

Eagles defensive end Brandon Graham had a career year in 2017. The 8-year veteran led Philadelphia in sacks and played and started in every meaningful game of the season. On...

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Football

Patriots' Brandin Cooks says faith in Christ is the biggest thing in his life

Patriots wide receiver Brandin Cooks is preparing for his first Super Bowl appearance on Sunday. In 2017, Cooks was one of Tom Brady's favorite targets, catching 65 passes for 1,082 yards...

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Football

Eagles Stefen Wisniewski says prayer is vital to his daily walk with the Lord

As the Eagles get ready to face the Patriots on Sunday at Super Bowl LII, offensive lineman Stefen Wisniewski says he's turning to prayer to keep him locked in on...

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Football

Former Ole Miss football coach Hugh Freeze shares story of brokenness at Liberty University

On Wednesday, former Ole Miss football coach Hugh Freeze made his first public appearance since resigning as the team's football coach in July by speaking to students at Liberty University....

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Football

Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz has number one jersey in the NFL in 2017

The Philadelphia Eagles are getting ready for Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis on February 4 against the New England Patriots and their injured starting quarterback, Carson Wentz, has the number...

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Sports Spectrum

Dallas sports anchor Pat Doney shares amazing adoption story

Pat Doney covers sports for NBC 5 in the Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas area. During the NFL season, you'll find him at AT&T Stadium covering the Cowboys. He's won the Edward R....

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Sports Spectrum

Former gymnast extends forgiveness, shares Gospel with sexual abuser in court

Former gymnast Rachael Denhollander shared a half-hour testimony on Wednesday to the court and her abuser during the sentencing of former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nasser, who molested her 16...

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Sports Spectrum Podcast

NEW PODCAST: Jack Easterby, New England Patriots Team Chaplain/Character Coach

THIS IS EPISODE 73 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST Jack Easterby is in his 5th season as the New England Patriots Team Character Coach as well as a Director of...

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Wednesday, January 24, 2018

"For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile."...

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Basketball

Xavier basketball coach gets amazing letter from his parents after achieving a milestone victory

Xavier basketball coach Chris Mack made school history last week when his squad beat St. Johns 88-82 last Wednesday Night. It was Mack's 203rd career victory as the head coach...

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Sports Spectrum Podcast

NEW PODCAST: Pastor Ted Winsley, Philadelphia Eagles Team Chaplain

THIS IS EPISODE 72 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST Ted Winsley is in his 17th season as the team chaplain of the Philadelphia Eagles. He is the senior pastor at...

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Football

CBS Sports host James Brown says his faith in Christ is central to everything he does

If you watched CBS' AFC Championship game pregame show on Sunday, you saw James Brown front and center as the lead host. JB has been a legend in the broadcasting...

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Football

Nick Foles puts first things first after leading his team to the Super Bowl

When Carson Wentz went down with a knee injury, Eagles fans began to think "here we go again." Their MVP quarterback was lost for the season in a year that...

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Football

Former teammates Nick Foles and Case Keenum face each other on field, live for Jesus off it

On Sunday, as you watch the NFC Championship game, keep close eye on the two starting quarterbacks Nick Foles of the Eagles and Case Keenum of the Vikings. They have...

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Football

Jaguars Calais Campbell says faith, giving back is what is most important to him

On Sunday, the Jaguars will travel to New England as heavy underdogs in their quest to reach their first ever Super Bowl. But don't let that stop you from thinking...

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Sports Spectrum Podcast

NEW PODCAST: Ryan Hollingshead, FC Dallas MLS Soccer Player

THIS IS EPISODE 71 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST Ryan Hollingshead is a professional soccer player in the MLS with FC Dallas. On January 6, 2017, Ryan Hollingshead almost died....

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Wednesday, January 17, 2018

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.” - Proverbs 3:5 Knowing Who To Trust If I played with the Boston Celtics, I would...

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Basketball

Tennessee basketball coach Rick Barnes lives his life for the Lord

Rick Barnes is a name synonymous in college basketball. The longtime college hoops coach has coached some of the biggest names in basketball including Kevin Durant, D.J. Augustin, and T.J....

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Super Bowl

Minneapolis hosting 33 days of prayer in preparation for Super Bowl

The attention of the entire world will be on the Twin Cities in Minneapolis and St. Paul on February 4, 2018 when two teams battle for professional football glory at...

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Sports Spectrum

Andrew McCutchen says goodbye to Pittsburgh after being traded to the Giants

On Monday afternoon, former NL MVP Andrew McCutchen was traded from the Pittsburgh Pirates to the San Francisco Giants. The gold glove centerfielder played his entire 9 year career with...

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Football

Vikings' Case Keenum says the Minneapolis Miracle is the third best day of his life

Minnesota Vikings QB Case Keenum made one of the all-time great plays throwing a touchdown pass to Stefon Diggs with no time left to give his team a trip to...

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Football

Vikings WR Stefon Diggs makes amazing game-winning TD catch, gives God the glory

The Minneapolis Miracle saw the entire world go crazy when Vikings QB Case Keenum threw a 61-yard touchdown pass to Stefon Diggs to give Minnesota an amazing last-second win and...

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Football

Eagles Nick Foles says prayer helped keep him in the NFL after contemplating retirement

Saturday night, the Philadelphia Eagles second season begins. The kings of the NFC in the regular season, Philly owns home field in the playoffs and Lincoln Financial Field should be...

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Football

Saints Mark Ingram is running the race of faith in Christ

The Saints and Vikings face off on Sunday afternoon for a chance to advance to the NFC Championship game. New Orleans is led by their quarterback Drew Brees, but Mark...

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Basketball

Texas Longhorns beat TCU in double OT after announcing player had leukemia earlier in the day

On Wednesday morning, Texas Longhorns basketball coach Shaka Smart announced that his star guard Andrew Jones had been diagnosed with leukemia. "Speaking for our entire team and staff, we love...

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Sports Spectrum Podcast

NEW PODCAST: Bill Curry, 3-time NFL Champion, Former Alabama head coach

THIS IS EPISODE 70 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST     As a former NFL player, Bill Curry learned the game from such legendary masters as Bobby Dodd, Vince Lombardi,...

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Football

Eagles Trey Burton wants to share the love of Christ to the city of Philadelphia

On Saturday, the Philadelphia Eagles will host the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC Divisional Playoff game at Lincoln Financial Field. Despite the loss of starting quarterback Carson Wentz, the Eagles...

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Football

Alabama freshman QB Tua Tagovailoa pulls off miracle comeback win, uses platform to thank Jesus

"First and foremost, I'd just like to thank my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. With Him, all things are possible." Those were the words of Alabama's freshman quarterback Tua Tagovailoa...

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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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Football

Virginia Tech coaching legend Frank Beamer elected to College Football Hall of Fame

Retired Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame today. Beamer went 238-121-4 with the Hokies before his retirement after the 2015 season. He...

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Football

Georgia QB Jake Fromm's pastor is an Alabama fan

As you watch tonight's college football championship game between Alabama and Georgia, keep an eye on the quarterback for the Bulldogs, Jake Fromm. https://twitter.com/Loyal_To_The_G/status/948006111449354240 In the 104th Rose Bowl game...

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Sports Spectrum Podcast

NEW PODCAST: Mac Powell, THIRD DAY lead singer

THIS IS EPISODE 69 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST Mac Powell is the lead singer of the successful christian rock band THIRD DAY. A die-hard sports fan, Mac's allegiances belong...

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Football

Wake Forest safety Jessie Bates declares for NFL Draft, thankful for God's plan

Wake Forest safety Jessie Bates III announced today on social media that he will be declaring for the 2018 NFL Draft. https://www.instagram.com/p/Bdk9OvNF_7z/?taken-by=jb3iii "I would like to thank God for the...

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Football

Benjamin Watson wins Bart Starr award for work away from the football field

Coming off a torn achilles that wiped out his entire 2016 season, Benjamin Watson worked hard to come back and be a key contributor for Baltimore this year, catching a...

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Basketball

Virginia basketball player grateful to God after receiving scholarship

On Wednesday Night, No. 8 Virginia defeated Virginia Tech 78-52. But it was what happened after the game that had the Cavaliers players ecstatic. Following their win, Virginia coach Tony...

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Football

ESPN's Maria Taylor says identity in Christ has helped her in her broadcasting career

On Monday Night, as you watch Alabama and Georgia face off in College Football's National Championship, keep an eye out for Maria Taylor doing sideline interviews and covering the game...

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Sports Spectrum Podcast

NEW PODCAST - Darryl Strawberry, 4-time World Series Champion

THIS IS EPISODE 68 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST Darryl Strawberry played 17 MLB seasons with the Mets, Dodgers, Giants and Yankees. Strawberry won a World Series with the Mets...

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Football

Brian Dawkins, Kevin Mawae among finalists for Pro Football Hall of Fame

On Monday Night, the NFL announced the 15 finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2018. https://twitter.com/ProFootballHOF/status/948372504858583040 Among the names on the list are Brian Dawkins and Kevin...

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The Increase

THE INCREASE: The Turning Point – Matthew Boyd

I was drafted out of Oregon State University as a senior in 2013, and we were coming off an awesome season, having just won the Pac-12 title. It was the...

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Football

Cardinals QB Carson Palmer retires from NFL after 15-year career

Arizona quarterback Carson Palmer announced his retirement from the NFL today in a letter tweeted out by the Cardinals twitter feed. https://twitter.com/AZCardinals/status/948312886182526976 "Over the years, I've had teammates who decided...

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Football

Houston Texans GM takes leave of absence to tend to sick wife, trusts God's promise

Houston Texans Executive VP and General Manager Rick Smith announced on Sunday that he is taking an extended leave of absence to care for his wife after a diagnosis of...

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Football

Bills fans donate to Andy Dalton's foundation after Bengals win sends Buffalo to playoffs

On Sunday, the Buffalo Bills and their fans became huge Bengals fans for a day when Cincinnati's Andy Dalton threw a 49-yard touchdown pass to Tyler Boyd on fourth-and-12 that...

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The Increase

THE INCREASE: Counter Cultural - Don Davis

“After six days Jesus took with Him Peter, James, and John the brother of James, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. There He was transfigured before them.”...

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Sports Spectrum Podcast

NEW PODCAST: Jrue Holiday, New Orleans Pelicans

THIS IS EPISODE 67 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST Jrue Holiday is a starting guard for the NBA's New Orleans Pelicans. He was selected in the first round of the...

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NEW PODCAST: Adam LaRoche and Gary Haugen

THIS IS EPISODE 66 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST   Adam LaRoche played 12 seasons in the Majors with 6 different teams, most notably the Pirates and the Nationals, where...

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Monday, December 25, 2017

"And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love." - 1 Corinthians 13:13 The Greatest Gift Merry Christmas everyone. We hope you are...

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Football

Former NFL running back Justin Forsett travels to Puerto Rico to help hurricane victims

In May of 2017, Justin Forsett announced his retirement from the NFL here on Sports Spectrum after nine seasons and a Pro Bowl berth in 2014. In his post-playing career, Forsett...

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Football

Steelers LB Ryan Shazier's Dad says "God is always faithful" as his son recovers from spinal surgery

Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier suffered a spinal injury making a tackle in a December 4th game against the Cincinnati Bengals. The two-time Pro Bowler underwent spinal stabilization surgery two days later...

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Sports Spectrum Podcast

NEW PODCAST: Brock Huard, Former NFL QB - ESPN Football Analyst

THIS IS EPISODE 65 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST Brock Huard covers NFL and College Football for ESPN. He's also the co-host of the Brock and Salk show on 710...

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Baseball

Ethan Chapman: Diary of a Minor League Baseball Player (Part 15)

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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Basketball

Magic Johnson asks for forgiveness, reconciles with Isiah Thomas

Magic Johnson and Isiah Thomas are legends. One grew up in Michigan, the other in Chicago. Both went on to Hall of Fame careers and won multiple NBA championships. They were...

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Basketball

Celtics rookie Semi Ojeleye shares Bible verses on Twitter page as source of encouragement

Being a rookie in the NBA comes with growing pains. For Celtics rookie Semi Ojeleye, he's fit in nicely with a team currently at the top of the Eastern Conference....

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Baseball

Rangers pitcher Cole Hamels donates $10 million home to children's camp

Texas Rangers pitcher Cole Hamels has won a World Series, been selected to four All-Star games, and won the 2008 World Series MVP. He's won 147 games in his 12...

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Football

Former NFL player Matt Lawrence becomes ordained minister

Matt Lawrence played 4 seasons in the NFL with the Seahawks, Bears and Ravens before retiring after the 2011 season due to injuries. He was a stud running back in...

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Sports Spectrum Podcast

NEW PODCAST: Gigi Marvin, USA Women's Hockey Team

THIS IS EPISODE 64 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST Team USA's Gigi Marvin is a two-time silver medalist at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia and 2010 Olympic Winter...

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NEW PODCAST: Francis Chan and Adam Wainwright

THIS IS EPISODE 63 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST Francis Chan is the founding pastor of Cornerstone Community Church and author of Crazy Love, Forgotten God, and Erasing Hell. He...

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Football

Oklahoma State QB Mason Rudolph says he wants to be a witness for Christ

Oklahoma State quarterback Mason Rudolph has had quite the 2017 season. The 22 year-old senior has thrown for 4,553 passing yards (1st in FBS), 35 passing touchdowns (T-4th in FBS),...

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Football

Titans QB Marcus Mariota apologizes to media after Mom says he was rude to reporters

Titans QB Marcus Mariota was frustrated after a loss to the Cardinals on Sunday. The third-year signal caller said he was "pissed off" after going 16 of 31 or 159...

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Football

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin wants to end child sex slavery

The Pittsburgh Steelers are preparing for its toughest matchup of the season, a home game on Sunday afternoon against the defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots. A win for...

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Basketball

Rockets Ryan Anderson praises God in both triumph and tragedy

The Houston Rockets are the best team in the NBA. They've won 10 games in a row and have the top record in the NBA at 21-4. James Harden is...

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Football

Eagles QB Carson Wentz after suffering knee injury: 'God has a perfect plan'

Injuries are a part of sports. Some are more devastating than others. But often, it's not the injury itself, and rather how we respond to it, that stands out most....

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Sports Spectrum

Sports world comes to the aid of bullied middle-schooler Keaton Jones

This past weekend, a video started to surface of a middle school student named Keaton Jones, who was sharing with his mother, the emotional toll that bullying from fellow students...

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Football

Jets QB Josh McCown gets emotional in press conference after injuring his hand

New York Jets quarterback Josh McCown came into Sunday's game against the Denver Broncos as the AFC's Offensive Player of the Week. He left it with a loss and a...

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Basketball

Knicks give full player experience to fan after suffering 9 surgeries in 15 years

Kevin Thompson was born premature at just 2 pounds, 7 ounces and went through nine surgeries over the past 15 years. He's also a huge New York Knicks fan, and...

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NEW PODCAST: Caz McCaslin, Upward Sports Founder and President

THIS IS EPISODE 62 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST With a vision to create the best sports experience possible for every child, Caz McCaslin founded Upward Unlimited, the world's largest...

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Football

NFL running back, Dancing with the Stars winner Rashad Jennings announces retirement from NFL

Rashad Jennings announced his retirement from the NFL today in a message posted to his twitter page. https://twitter.com/RashadJennings/status/939141209301422085 "Today marks the day that I officially announce my retirement from the...

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Baseball

Rockies Chad Bettis overcomes cancer, wins 2017 Tony Conigliaro Award

Colorado Rockies pitcher Chad Bettis is the winner of MLB's 2017 Tony Conigliaro award for the "Major Leaguer who has overcome adversity through the attributes of spirit, determination, and courage...

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Friday, December 8, 2017

“But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asks you a reason of the hope that is in...

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Sports Spectrum Podcast

NEW PODCAST: Brian Dozier and Kyle Gibson, Minnesota Twins

THIS IS EPISODE 61 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST     Minnesota Twins second baseman Brian Dozier won a Gold Glove and is the first American League second baseman to...

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Football

Three Dallas Cowboys players profess their faith in Christ and get baptized

The Dallas Cowboys are currently 6-6 and fighting for the playoff lives as they prepare for a battle against the New York Giants on Sunday. On Tuesday December 5, linebacker...

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Basketball

FLASHBACK: Former NBA Player Michael Redd purchased church for Father

From 2003 to 2007, Michael Redd was one of the best basketball players on the planet. He averaged more than 20 points per game each season and was named an...

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Football

Former Ravens running back Ray Rice says the Bible became real to him during domestic violence counseling

Former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice appeared at Liberty University's convocation today to talk to the students about domestic violence and the things that he has learned from his...

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Football

Saints' Drew Brees accepted Christ in high school on his 17th birthday

The New Orleans Saints are having a fantastic 2017 season. At 9-3, they lead the NFC South and appear ready to make a deep postseason run. With a running game...

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Football

Jets Josh McCown wins AFC Offensive Player of the Week

New York Jets quarterback Josh McCown has been named AFC Offensive Player of the Week for his performance in a 38-31 win over the Chiefs last Sunday. McCown threw for...

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Football

Sports world sends prayers to Steelers LB Ryan Shazier after brutal hit in Monday Night game

Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier was taken off the field on a stretcher after suffering a a back injury in a collision with Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Josh Malone early in...

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Sports Spectrum Podcast

NEW PODCAST: Mark Price, 4-time NBA All Star - Charlotte 49ers Head Basketball Coach

  THIS IS EPISODE 60 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST Mark Price played 12 years in the NBA from 1986-1998. He's a 4-time NBA All Star and was named to...

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Football

Alabama football player Nigel Knott gets baptized after giving his life to God

Alabama's football team was celebrating on Sunday, when their squad was selected in the 2018 College Football Playoff. The matchup is a familiar one for Alabama as they face No....

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Football

Russell Wilson helps Seahawks end Eagles nine-game winning streak

Russell Wilson let the world know that he is still one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL and that his Seattle Seahawks remain a dangerous team in the NFC....

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Football

Cowboys RB Alfred Morris shares Bible verse on cleats, leads Cowboys to win

The Dallas Cowboys came into Thursday Night's game against the Washington Redskins with three straight losses. Their offense had disappeared and they looked like a team that was done. Enter...

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Wednesday, November 29, 2017

“Rest in the Lord and wait patiently for Him. Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way, because of the man who carries out wicked schemes.” Psalms...

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Sports Spectrum Podcast

NEW PODCAST: Dan Orlovsky, Former NFL Quarterback

THIS IS EPISODE 59 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST Dan Orlovsky played 12 seasons in the NFL with the Lions, Texans, Colts, and Buccaneers before retiring in October of 2017....

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Football

Chargers Hunter Henry plays for an audience of one

On Thanksgiving Day, the Chargers crushed the Cowboys 28-6. One of the big reasons for the turkey day victory was tight end Hunter Henry. https://twitter.com/Chargers/status/933836272749051904 Henry was selected in the...

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Tuesday, November 28, 2017

“Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning. Great is your faithfulness.” - Lamentations 3:22-23 Second Chances When...

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Football

Redskins Josh Norman takes out full page newspaper ad to help South Carolina churches

Washington Redskins cornerback Josh Norman is one of the most vocal players in the NFL. He was an All-Pro cornerback in 2015 with the Carolina Panthers and in 2016, signed...

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Monday, November 27, 2017

“No, I beat my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize.” 1 Corinthians 9:27...

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Football

Cam Newton grateful for God's grace and mercy

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton posted an Instagram photo of his mug shot on Tuesday remembering back to a 2008 arrest when he was at the University of Florida. His...

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Sports Spectrum

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Friday, November 24, 2017

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 crown that...

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Football

NFL players share what they're thankful for

This Thanksgiving week, we have so much to be thankful. God is good and we give Him all praise and honor for what He has done for us. We asked...

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Thursday, November 23, 2017

“For the kingdom of God does not consist in talk but in power. What do you wish? Shall I come to you with a rod, or with love in spirit...

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Football

Eagles QB Carson Wentz leads all NFL players in Pro Bowl voting

The Eagles have the best record in the NFL at 9-1 and a big reason is the play of the second-year quarterback Carson Wentz. But it's not just the NFL...

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Wednesday, November 22, 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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Sports Spectrum Podcast

NEW PODCAST: Trey Burton, Philadelphia Eagles Tight End

THIS IS EPISODE 58 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST Trey Burton is in his 4th season as a tight end for the Philadelphia Eagles. He played his college ball at...

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Basketball

Cavs Kyle Korver grateful to God that he's still playing in NBA after 15 seasons

The Cleveland Cavaliers have won 5 straight games, and after a shaky start that saw them lose 7 of their first 12 games, the defending Eastern Conference champions are starting...

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Football

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

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

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Sports Spectrum Podcast

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

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

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Football

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

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

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Friday, November 17, 2017

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

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Sports Spectrum Podcast

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

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

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Basketball

Warriors Stephen Curry to teach online basketball courses

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

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Baseball

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

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

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Wednesday, November 15, 2017

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

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Baseball

Red Sox Hall of Famer Bobby Doerr dies at age 99

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

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Baseball

Carlos Beltran announces retirement from baseball

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

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Football

NEW PODCAST: Jarrett Payton, Son of Walter Payton -- Former NFL Running Back

THIS IS EPISODE 55 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST Jarrett Payton is the son of legendary NFL running back Walter Payton. In July of 1993, when he was 12 years...

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Football

49ers Marquise Goodwin grateful to God in midst of losing baby

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Marquise Goodwin announced on his Instagram page that he and his wife had lost their baby due to complications early Sunday morning. https://www.instagram.com/p/BbawTQNjXQg/ "I just...

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Football

Florida State legend Bobby Bowden led Miami Hurricanes coach Mark Richt to Jesus

Mark Richt is riding high right as the head coach at the University of Miami. His No. 7 ranked Hurricanes are 8-0 and host No. 3 Notre Dame Saturday night...

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Football

Georgia freshman quarterback Jake Fromm leading Bulldogs toward the College Football Playoff

The Georgia Bulldogs are the number one team in the country and one of the main reasons is the play of their starting quarterback Jake Fromm. Fromm is a true...

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Football

Seahawks teammates send prayers to Richard Sherman after suffering season-ending injury

Richard Sherman ruptured his achilles on Thursday Night and will miss the remainder of the 2017 season. Sherman exited the game in the third quarter and did not return. He...

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Sports Spectrum Podcast

NEW PODCAST: Chad Robichaux, Former Marine and Pro MMA Champion

THIS IS EPISODE 54 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST Chad Robichaux served in the United States Marine Corps, going on eight tours of duty in Afghanistan, fighting against terrorism. He...

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Football

Steelers Josh Dobbs forms unique bond with 7-year-old cancer patient

Josh Dobbs is backup quarterback on the Pittsburgh Steelers. Many NFL fans aren't aware of who he is, as he sits and learns behind Ben Roethlisberger and Landry Jones in...

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Baseball

Twins Gold Glove winner Brian Dozier says baseball is not his priority

Major League Baseball announced their Gold Glove recipients on Monday. Among the winners was Minnesota Twins second baseman Brian Dozier. Dozier, 30, received the award for the first time in his...

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Basketball

Michigan State's Miles Bridges using basketball to point people back to Jesus

College basketball is back. The first games of the 2016-17 season begin this week and one team with high expectations is Michigan State. The Spartans are ranked No. 2 overall...

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Football

Carson Wentz wears "Romans 5:8" cleats prior to Eagles win over Broncos

On Sunday at Lincoln Financial Field, Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz tossed four touchdowns in helping Philadelphia beat the Broncos 51-23. Wentz leads the NFL in touchdown passes, and the Eagles...

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Sports Spectrum Podcast

NEW PODCAST: Andy Andrews, New York Times Bestselling Author

THIS IS EPISODE 53 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST His parents were killed 3 months apart when he was 19. He was homeless, he wasn't supposed to make it. But...

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Sports Spectrum

Sports world sends prayers after tragic shooting in Texas church

26 people are dead after a man after a gunman opened fire inside a Texas church on Sunday in the largest mass shooting in the state's history. People from all...

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Football

Matt Forte, Josh McCown and Demario Davis lead Jets to divisional win over Bills

The New York Jets were expected to tank this season. Many thought they might be the worst team in the NFL, but that has not been the case in 2017....

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Sports Spectrum Podcast

NEW PODCAST: Amy Lawrence, CBS Sports Radio Host

THIS IS EPISODE 52 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST Amy Lawrence is the host of "After Hours with Amy Lawrence" on the CBS Sports Radio Network. The show can be...

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Basketball

Celtics Gordon Hayward's wife - “God doesn’t give you a challenge you can’t handle.”

Celtics forward Gordon Hayward opened up for the first time on Wednesday about the gruesome injury he suffered to his ankle against the Cleveland Cavaliers in the opening minutes of...

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Football

Philadelphia Eagles players say Bible study and getting in God's Word daily is vital

Halfway through the 2017 season, the Philadelphia Eagles have the best record in the NFL (7-1) and are undefeated at home. In his second year, quarterback Carson Wentz has solidified...

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Baseball

Fox Broadcaster, former MLB pitcher John Smoltz says he accepted Jesus in 1995

As you watch this amazing World Series between the Houston Astros and Los Angeles Dodgers, the voices you hear calling the game for FOX is Joe Buck (play-by-play) and John...

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Tuesday, October 31, 2017

"Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come." - 2 Corinthians 5:17 TAKE OFF THE MASK I...

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Sports Spectrum Podcast

NEW PODCAST: Detroit Tigers Catcher James McCann

THIS IS EPISODE 51 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST     James McCann is a major league baseball catcher for the Detroit Tigers. He made his MLB debut in September...

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Sports Spectrum

Texans QB Deshaun Watson breaks NFL rookie record

Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson is the real deal and he's proving it each week with his performance on the football field. On Sunday, on the road at Seattle, Watson...

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Football

FLASHBACK: Emmitt Smith grateful to God after breaking NFL's rushing record

15 years ago today, October 27, 2002, Emmitt Smith of the Dallas Cowboys became the NFL's all-time leading rusher, surpassing Walter Payton. https://twitter.com/EmmittSmith22/status/923952396585324545 Emmitt broke the record on an 11-yard...

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Sports Spectrum Podcast

NEW PODCAST: Ted DiBiase, The Million Dollar Man, WWE Hall of Famer

THIS IS EPISODE 50 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST Ted DiBiase is a former WWE wrestler, who was inducted into their hall of fame in 2010. Known as "The Million...

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ESPN's Chris Mortensen clings to God as he continues to battle cancer

#MortStrong. That was the hashtag many of us current and former ESPN employees used to express our love and support for our friend and colleague Chris Mortensen when he was diagnosed...

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Basketball

Celtics rookie forward Jayson Tatum says he plays for Jesus

Celtics rookie Jayson Tatum scored a career-high 22 points to go along with 4 rebounds and 4 steals in leading the Celtics to a 110-89 win over the New York...

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Football

NFL legends visit the Holy Land and get baptized in the Jordan River

This past summer, Patriots owner Robert Kraft took 18 Pro Football Hall of Famers on a spiritual journey to the Holy Land in Israel. The list of players that attended...

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Football

Eagles' Carson Wentz treats 'Dutch Destroyer' family to Monday night victory over Redskins

Carson Wentz shined on the Monday night stage, throwing for 268 yards and four touchdown passes and rushing for a team-leading 68 yards in lifting the Eagles to a 34-24...

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Sports Spectrum Podcast

NEW PODCAST: Geoff Blum, 2005 World Series champion, Houston Astros Broadcaster

THIS IS EPISODE 49 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST     Geoff Blum played 14 MLB seasons with Montreal, Tampa, Houston, San Diego, Chicago and Arizona. He was a World...

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Baseball

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts says the most important thing in his life is a relationship with Christ

The Dodgers open up the 2017 World Series at home Tuesday Night against the Houston Astros. This is Los Angeles' first trip to baseball's biggest stage since the 1988 team,...

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Football

Redskins Kirk Cousins announces passing of his Grandmother on the day before Monday Night game vs Philadelphia

On the night before his team is set to take on the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday Night Football, Redskins QB Kirk Cousins posted a message on his Instagram page Sunday...

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Football

Derek Carr leads Raiders to last second victory, says God healed him from back injury

Derek Carr threw a touchdown pass to Michael Crabtree on the final play of the game to give the Oakland Raiders a thrilling 31-30 win over the Kansas City Chiefs....

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Sports Spectrum Podcast

NEW PODCAST: The journey from addiction to freedom with Jordan Rogers

THIS IS EPISODE 48 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST Jordan Rogers is the North America Brand Manager for Nike Football. He's living the dream, working for one of the biggest companies in...

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Sports Spectrum

Nets Jeremy Lin suffers season-ending injury, says God is still faithful

Nets guard Jeremy Lin fell to the ground holding his leg, wincing in pain. He knew it wasn't good. In the fourth quarter of the season opener against the Pacers,...

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Baseball

Yankees manager Joe Girardi says the greatest freedom in life is found in Christ

The 2017 New York Yankees are just one game away from participating in another World Series. New York beat Houston 5-0 on Wednesday to take a 3-2 series lead in...

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Basketball

Pistons Andre Drummond shares inspiring answer to fan's question

Detroit Pistons Center Andre Drummond is one of the best rebounders in the NBA. The 6'11 big man from UCONN has averaged more than 13 rebounds per game in each...

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Football

THE INCREASE: Giving Freely – Trey Burton

“One gives freely, yet grows all the richer; another withholds what he should give, and only suffers want.” — Proverbs 11:24 (ESV) I love the book of Proverbs. It’s blunt, straight...

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Football

Carson Wentz has hottest selling NFL jersey

According to Dick's Sporting Goods, Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz's number 11 is the top selling jersey in the NFL right now. Dick's posts a weekly ranking of jersey leaders based on sales...

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Sports Spectrum

Gordon Hayward's Dad says God still has big plans for his son despite horrific ankle injury

Gordon Hayward suffered one of the more horrific injuries you'll ever see an athlete face on Tuesday Night. Six minutes into the 2017 NBA season, Hayward went up for an...

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Wednesday, October 18, 2017

3 and keep the charge of the Lord your God, walking in his ways and keeping his statutes, his commandments, his rules, and his testimonies, as it is written in the...

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Basketball

Sports world sends prayers and thoughts to Celtics Gordon Hayward after suffering fractured ankle

The NBA season was just 6 minutes old. It was a rematch of the 2017 Eastern Conference Finals. LeBron and the Cavs against Kyrie and the Celtics. But as quickly...

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Baseball

Yankees pitcher Adam Warren says there's freedom in Christ

Monday Night, the Yankees beat the Astros 8-1 in Game 3 of the American League Championship Series. Todd Frazier and Aaron Judge homered and C.C. Sabathia pitched 6 shutout innings...

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Sports Spectrum Podcast

NEW PODCAST: Justin Wren, MMA Fighter, Humanitarian, Author

THIS IS EPISODE 47 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST Justin Wren known for his mixed martial arts career in the UFC. Early in his career, he appeared on the Spike TV...

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Baseball

THE INCREASE: From Darkness to Light – Bobby and Gari Meacham

Retired shortstop Bobby Meacham began his Major League Baseball career as a first-round draft pick. Having grown quickly accustomed to the attention that his talent and title brought him, Bobby...

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Baseball

Astros' Jose Altuve says his success comes from putting God first

Jose Altuve is the hottest player in baseball right now. In six playoff games played against the Red Sox and Yankees, Altuve is hitting an impressive .565 (13-for-23) with three...

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Football

#HisHuddle – NFL players come together to pray after Week 6 games

On Sunday, before and after doing battle on the field, NFL players came together to pray and unite and let God know that He is first. Here’s a recap of...

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Football

Eagles WR Marcus Johnson gets baptized prior to beating Panthers Thursday Night

The Philadelphia Eagles are one of the hottest teams in the NFL right now. On Thursday Night, they defeated the Carolina Panthers 28-23 and moved to 5-1, best record in...

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Sports Spectrum Podcast

NEW PODCAST: Emily Austen, Former Fox Sports Reporter

THIS IS EPISODE 46 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST Emily Austen is a former reporter for Fox Sports. She also had stints at the Golf Channel and as a digital...

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Quotables

Jim Caldwell - Sports Spectrum Quotable

“I know prayer is needed in my profession. My prayer life is what keeps me in balance. It doesn’t let me get out of wack. It’s about solitude and being...

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Quotables

Yan Gomes - Sports Spectrum Quotable

“We’re on the biggest stage of sports, and we get to share our faith and talk to people about what we believe in. I love Jesus, and He has kept...

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Football

Brandon Marshall says "God's Delay Isn't God's Denial" in Instagram post announcing end to his season

New York Giants wide receiver Brandon Marshall announced he'll have ankle surgery, ending his 2017 NFL season. The announcement came in an Instagram post that Marshall penned to his followers....

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Sports Spectrum Podcast

NEW PODCAST: David Johnson, Arizona Cardinals Running Back

THIS IS EPISODE 45 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST David Johnson is a running back with the Arizona Cardinals. He was selected in the 3rd round (86th overall) by Arizona...

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Quotables

Josh McCown - Sports Spectrum Quotable

“When I sit in my quiet moments, I say I want to please God, my heart is to please God, and there’s gotta be faith involved, and there’s gotta be...

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Football

Chiefs Chris Conley sends important reminder after suffering season ending injury

The Kansas City Chiefs are the only remaining undefeated team in the NFL with a 5-0 record after beating the Houston Texans Sunday Night 42-34. But the news wasn't all...

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Football

After 3 years of waiting, Dre Brown makes Illinois debut with renewed faith

After 2 torn ACL injuries, 2 sprained MCL injuries, a stress fracture and 4 knee surgeries, Dre Brown, wearing number 27, was able to make his debut in a game...

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Football

First African-American woman to call a nationally-televised college football game thanks Jesus for opportunity

Last Thursday, October 5, 2017, Tiffany Greene became the first African-American woman to call a nationally-televised college football game. Along with Jay Walker, Greene called the Alcorn State vs Alabama...

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Football

Miami Dolphins surprise family with the return of military father/husband

The Miami Dolphins won their game on Sunday against the Tennessee Titans 16-10. The Miami defense had 6 sacks and Jay Cutler's fourth quarter touchdown pass to Jarvis Landry proved...

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The Increase

THE INCREASE: What Are We Waiting For? – Terry Evans

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to Him and He will make your paths straight.” —Proverbs...

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Monday, October 9, 2017

“Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord, and the he may send the Messiah,...

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Sports Spectrum Podcast

NEW PODCAST: Chris Broussard, Fox Sports analyst, former ESPN NBA Insider

THIS IS EPISODE 44 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST Chris Broussard is a former ESPN NBA Insider who now works as a sports commentator at Fox Sports. Broussard started his...

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Friday, October 6, 2017

"Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. For whoever wants to save their life...

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Basketball

Maya Moore leads Minnesota Lynx to 4th WNBA championship

The Minnesota Lynx are your WNBA champions. On Wednesday Night, they beat the Los Angeles Sparks 85-76 in a decisive Game 5 to claim the title. This is the fourth...

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Thursday, October 5, 2017

"I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every...

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Quotables

Alfred Morris - Sports Spectrum Quotable

“Christ died on the cross for my sins. That’s the greatest gift. I’m undeserving, but he’s still using me. I don’t focus on the temptations. I don’t focus on the...

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Football

Colts Vontae Davis pledges every tackle to help orphans around the world

The 2017 season hasn't gone as planned for the Indianapolis Colts. The team has won just 1 of their first 4 games and their starting quarterback, Andrew Luck, hasn't played...

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The Increase

THE INCREASE: When It’s All Said and Done – Luke Weaver

Being in the middle of a pennant race during my second year in the major leagues has been incredible. I’ve been able to get some really good experience while still...

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Quotables

Andy Pettitte - Sports Spectrum Quotable

“I try to sit down at night before they go to bed and read the Bible with them and do little devotionals and pray with them. I think if you...

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Baseball

Clayton Kershaw says Jesus is the only way to Heaven

Clayton Kershaw had another amazing season in 2017, going 18-4 with a 2.31 ERA and 202 strikeouts in 27 starts. The three-time Cy Young Award winner helped his Dodgers squad...

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Sports Spectrum

Christian athletes offer prayers for Las Vegas on social media

Late Sunday Night, more than 50 people were killed and more than 500 injured when a lone gunman opened fire at an outdoor country music festival at the Mandalay Bay...

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Football

Matt Forte - Sports Spectrum Quotable

“It’s easy to praise God and be all happy and tell everyone when things are going well, but when things go bad, how do you act, and what’s your character...

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Football

NFL players send prayers to Packers Davante Adams after vicious hit

On Thursday Night, Packers wide receiver Davante Adams was injured after an illegal hit by Chicago Bears linebacker Danny Trevathan. Multiple Bears defenders had Adams wrapped up inside the red...

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Sports Spectrum Podcast

NEW PODCAST: Tim Fortugno, former MLB pitcher - current Mets scout

THIS IS EPISODE 43 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST   Tim Fortugno is a former Major League Baseball pitcher and currently a professional scout for the New York Mets. But...

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Friday, September 29, 2017

"I lift up my eyes to the mountains - where does my help come from?2 My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth." - (Isaiah 121:1-2 NIV) Keep...

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Football

Redskins QB Kirk Cousins keeps Bible verse in his locker as reminder

The Washington Redskins are off to a 2-1 start in the 2017 season and Kirk Cousins is coming off of playing one of the best games of his career. He...

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Football

Texans QB Deshaun Watson donates first game check to employees affected by Hurricane Harvey

Houston Texans rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson has been impressive on the field in his first 2 NFL starts, leading his team to victory at Cincinnati and almost beating the defending...

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Sports Spectrum

Tim Brown - Sports Spectrum Quotable

"I think God gives you a talent for a reason, and if He touches your life to live for Him and certainly to do it on the middle of a...

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Coaches

God's Life Coach

"A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another." - John 13:34 God's Life Coach It was November of...

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Thursday, September 28, 2017

“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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Baseball

Carlos Beltran donates $1 million, starts hurricane relief effort

Carlos Beltran told Sports Spectrum in 2005 that he believes he can do everything, whether its on the field, off the field, at home, wherever it is, he believes he...

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Football

NEW PODCAST: Demario Davis - NFL linebacker

THIS IS EPISODE 42 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST   Demario Davis is in his 6th year as a linebacker in the NFL. He was selected by the Jets in...

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Football

Jordin Sparks shares Biblical message during singing of national anthem

The world's attention this past weekend was directed toward the national anthem following comments by President Donald Trump directed toward the NFL and demonstrations. On Monday Night, all eyes were...

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Quotables

Reggie White - Sports Spectrum Quotable

"I know God is real. I know personally He’s real and a lot of people know God is real and, as I say, people either don’t know or they don’t...

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Football

Christian NFL players respond to President Trump's protesting comments

Sunday week 3 of the NFL saw its players, coaches, front office men and even owners, choose many different forms of response to the comments made by President Trump on...

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Sports Spectrum

Mark Jackson - Sports Spectrum Quotable

“I want to be used so [the spectator] can see that the peace I have has nothing to do with me; it’s due to the grace of God. I want...

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Football

#HisHuddle - NFL players come together to pray after week 3 games

On Sunday, after battling on the field, NFL players came together in prayer and unity at the 50-yard line. Here's a recap of #HisHuddle prayers from Week 3. Seattle at...

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Sports Spectrum Podcast

NEW PODCAST: Rachel Baribeau, SiriusXM's ESPNU Radio Host

This is EPISODE 41 of the Sports Spectrum Podcast As the south’s sweetheart of sports, Rachel Baribeau has been dubbed an “SEC-ologist” as she has covered the SEC, and college...

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Quotables

Jeremy Lin - Sports Spectrum Quotable

“The journey I’ve been on has had its ups and downs and I appreciate all of your support throughout. Some of you have asked how to pray for me so...

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Football

Seahawks Tyler Lockett says despite pressures of NFL, he's saving himself for marriage

Being an NFL player can provide many temptations. Money, fame, and maybe the biggest one, sex. But for Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett, those temptations won't sway him from following...

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Quotables

Andy Dalton - Sports Spectrum Quotable

“At times, it’s tough when you hear different things or you are put in different situations,” he says. “I just know I am playing for a greater purpose. This sport...

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Sports Spectrum

Carson Wentz's AO1 charity announces aid for Haiti

Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz has impressed on the field, but it might be his work off the field that is even more impressive. His AO1 foundation (Audience of One) announced...

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Sports Spectrum

Gordon Hayward - Sports Spectrum Quotable

“To me, it’s just so obvious (why I’m tall), the only answer is God. It’s just a blessing from God, and it shows what He wants me to do with...

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Sports Spectrum Podcast

NEW PODCAST: The Amazing Story of John O'Leary

In 1987, John O'Leary was a die-hard St. Louis Cardinals baseball fan. He was also a curious nine-year-old boy. Playing with fire and gasoline, John created a massive explosion in...

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Quotables

John Harbaugh - Sports Spectrum Quotable

“Any goal I can think of is grass to be burned up. It doesn’t have value because my imagination is limited. I want to be on God’s plan. So I...

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Basketball

Alabama pastor sets Guinness World Record

Matt Bostic is a teaching pastor at Centerpoint Fellowship Church in Montgomery, Ala. His job is to preach and teach God's Word and help foster a body of believers to...

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Quotables

Ryan Clark - Sports Spectrum Quotable

“The first verse I learned was 2 Corinthians 5:17: ‘Any man who is in Christ is a new creation; the old things are gone, all things are made new.’ That...

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Football

Deshaun Watson leads Texans to first win, wows fans and players with touchdown run

On his 22nd birthday Thursday night, Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson made his first start as an NFL quarterback, leading his team to a 13-9 win on the road against...

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Quotables

Barry Sanders - Sports Spectrum Quotable

"I think of it often and I often write it down if I sign an autograph. It's Proverbs 1:7, "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge." -...

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Sports Spectrum Podcast

NEW PODCAST: Craig and Rachel Terrill - Life as a married couple in the NFL

Craig Terrill played 7 seasons as a defensive tackle in the NFL with the Seattle Seahawks from 2004-2010. He was selected in the 6th round by Seattle (189th overall) and...

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Football

Drew Brees on overcoming obstacles and trusting in God

This article from Sean Jensen was originally featured in the Winter 2010 edition of Sports Spectrum Magazine.  New Orleans Saints Super Bowl MVP quarterback Drew Brees doesn’t possess the speed of...

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Swimming

David Boudia announces he's competing for 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo

Olympic swimmer David Boudia is back. The four-time medal winning swimmer announced on his Instagram page that he is planning a return to swimming and training, with his eyes on...

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The Increase

THE INCREASE: Critical Mission - Andy LaRoche

I love baseball. For me, it’s always been more than just a game; baseball has always opened up a world of opportunities, connections and relationships. When I played on the...

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Football

Jordan Norwood retires from NFL, says he wants to honor Jesus

Jordan Norwood played 8 seasons in the NFL with the Browns, Eagles, Buccaneers, and Broncos. In 2015, Norwood won a Super Bowl ring as a member of Denver's championship team...

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Quotables

Sports Spectrum - Mark Price Quotable

"I kind of held grudges inside my heart against people. When I accepted Christ as my Savior, He took that away and it didn't bother me anymore." - Mark Price,...

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The Increase

THE INCREASE: Be Someone Different – Demario Davis

What does it look like to love someone who’s different from you? There are a lot of missions trips to other countries. And while some are called overseas to share...

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Sports Spectrum Podcast

NEW PODCAST: Matthew West, singer/songwriter

Matthew West is a Matthew West is a four-time GRAMMY nominee, a multiple-ASCAP Christian Music Songwriter/Artist of the Year winner and Dove Award recipient, and was was awarded an American Music...

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Quotables

Tony Dungy - Sports Spectrum Quotable

"God has expectations of you in this business. You're a lamp and how you carry yourself is very important in the midst of the spiritual challenges." - Tony Dungy, Sports...

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Sports Spectrum Podcast

NEW PODCAST: Scott Hanson, NFL RedZone Channel Host

Scott Hanson hosts the NFL RedZone channel every Sunday during the season. He has been working with the NFL Network since 2006 as a national reporter covering all 32 teams. He...

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Sports Spectrum

NFL players send prayers to Chiefs Eric Berry after suffering achilles injury

#FootballisFamily The NFL and many of its teams use that hashtag frequently when they post photos on their social media pages. Thursday Night, the NFL family was on full display...

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Quotables

Albert Pujols - Sports Spectrum Quotable

"Jesus Christ is the one who guides all of my decisions and that’s who I play for. Through Him, I’ve learned more than I ever knew and I feel that...

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Sports Spectrum

Former Packers wide receiver James Jones retires from NFL, says God has been faithful

Wide receiver James Jones announced his retirement from the NFL on Wednesday. Jones, 33, played nine seasons in the NFL, eight with Green Bay and one with the Raiders in...

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Quotables

Carlos Beltran - Sports Spectrum Quotable

“I really believe we can do everything in the name of Jesus Christ. The way I see it, everything that we do is for God. In our life, there is...

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Basketball

Tracy McGrady hosts barbecue to feed victims of Hurricane Harvey

Giving joyfully to others. God calls us to do just that. To take our time, our talent and our treasure and help others, love others, serve others, and give back...

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Quotables

Trent Dilfer - Sports Spectrum Quotable

“I want to raise kids that are blessings from God. That’s the bottom line. That’s our goal as parents – to raise children who are blessings to God, who know...

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Football

USC blind long snapper Jake Olson appears in game, points people back to God

Jake Olson was born with retinoblastoma, a rare cancer of the retina. He lost his left eye at 10 months and went through numerous procedures designed to save the right...

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The Increase

THE INCREASE: When it doesn't make sense - Chris Maragos

“Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.” — Hebrews 11:1 What does it look like to have confidence in things...

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Sports Spectrum

Kirk Cousins - Sports Spectrum Quotable

“Having a relationship with Jesus Christ is so important because He provides that compass in life to direct you and guide you and give you not only a moral compass,...

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Sports Spectrum Podcast

NEW PODCAST: Lee Strobel - Author "The Case for Christ"

Atheist-turned-Christian Lee Strobel is the former award-winning legal editor of the Chicago Tribune and best-selling author of more than 20 books. His classic, The Case for Christ, is a perennial favorite...

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Sports Spectrum

Danny Wuerffel - Sports Spectrum Quotable

"The Lord is always there in every situation. Rather than seeing problems, I'm beginning to see opportunities in the different lessons God is teaching me. I'm playing for an audience...

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Football

Liberty football pulls off amazing upset in defeating Baylor

Liberty football will be joining the FBS beginning in the 2019 season. But it was the first game of the 2017 season that has gotten the attention of the rest...

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Sports Spectrum

Stephen Curry donates $118,000 to Houston families affected by Hurricane Harvey

Stephen Curry is one of the greatest shooters in NBA history. He holds the record for most 3-pointers made in an NBA season with 402 in 2015-16. He's also second...

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Baseball

Mariano Rivera - Sports Spectrum Quotable

“I believe in Jesus Christ, and I cannot move without his direction. That doesn’t mean that I’m a perfect man. Now I wish I could tell you that I’m perfect,...

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Sports Spectrum Podcast

NEW PODCAST: James Laurinaitis, former NFL and Ohio State linebacker

James Laurinaitis was a 3-time consensus All-American linebacker at the Ohio State University. He was selected 35th overall in the 2nd round of the 2009 NFL Draft by the St....

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Football

Teddy Bridgewater says he never questioned God after his gruesome injury last season

Teddy Bridgewater was selected in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft by the Vikings (32nd overall) and immediately became a fan favorite in Minnesota. He started 12 games...

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Quotables

Ben Crane - Sports Spectrum Quotable

“There are also a bunch of players who would say, ‘The guys at the Bible study are just a bunch of hypocrites.’ We always say, ‘Well, there’s always room for...

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Hockey

NHL's Shane Doan says praying with wife, God's timing, led him to retire after 21 seasons

Shane Doan has made the decision to retire from the NHL after 21 seasons. The former Arizona Coyotes captain announced he's stepping away from the game in a first-person letter...

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Football

Cornerback Joe Haden says "My God doesn't make mistakes" after his release by the Browns

The Browns released 2-time pro bowl cornerback Joe Haden today after seven seasons in Cleveland. Selected 7th overall in the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft, Joe immediately became...

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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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The Increase

THE INCREASE: One team, one goal - Demario Davis

Where there’s unity among men, God commands a blessing. The unity among our team is palpable — you can feel it both in the locker room and on the field....

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Quotables

Clint Hurdle - Sports Spectrum Quotable

"My faith was more comfort and convenience instead of courage and conviction." - Clint Hurdle, Sports Spectrum July 2013 To read the entire article on Clint Hurdle's faith, click here.

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Baseball

Cardinals Matt Carpenter pledges $10k for each home run to relief aid efforts in Houston

Cardinals infielder Matt Carpenter has pledged to donate $10,000 for each home run he hits the rest of this season to aid relief efforts in Houston in the aftermath of...

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Football

Derek Carr says he's unashamed of the gospel of Jesus Christ

Derek Carr is considered one of the top young quarterbacks in the NFL and was on his way to a playoff run in 2016 before a broken leg knocked him...

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Sports Spectrum Podcast

NEW PODCAST: Ikki Soma, Houston Rockets Team Chaplain

Ikki Soma is the pastor of Pastor City of Refuge Church in Houston, Texas. He is also one of the team chaplains for the NBA's Houston Rockets. On this episode...

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Sports Spectrum

Sports world praying for Texas and those affected by Harvey

It's been a storm like none we've seen in a long time. Tropical Storm Harvey continues to cause historic flooding in the southeastern part of Texas, including the host of...

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Quotables

Roger Staubach - Sports Spectrum Quotable

“It’s not like having a crutch, because the concept is sound. It’s a proven plan, not something made up. God put it together in His infinite wisdom by sending His...

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Football

49ers wide receiver Marquise Goodwin encourages young fan with inspiring message

Marquise Goodwin is a former 2012 Olympian and current NFL player with the San Francisco 49ers. On August 18, Goodwin gave a fan, Austin DeMello, a memory that he will...

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Sports Spectrum Podcast

NEW PODCAST: Philadelphia Eagles safety Chris Maragos and team chaplain Ted Winsley

Chris Maragos is a safety and special teams ace with the Philadelphia Eagles. He played 3 seasons with the Seattle Seahawks, winning a Super Bowl in 2013 before signing a...

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Quotables

Stephen Curry - Sports Spectrum Quotable

“He (God) has given me a lot of responsibility. He’s encouraged me to really be the spiritual head of the house He has called all men to be. It’s easy...

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Basketball

David Robinson retired from basketball in 2003 to preach and teach God's word

This story was originally published in the November/December 2002 issue of Sports Spectrum magazine.  As his pro basketball career moves through its final year, David Robinson reflects on some lessons...

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Football

Super Bowl champion Clint Gresham says he would sit during National Anthem

"If your experience with racism is at a level ten, and another persons is at a level three, it’s unfair to expect them to be at the same “level ten”...

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The Increase

THE INCREASE: Fear Extinguished by Faith – Jack Easterby

For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.”  —2 Timothy 1:7 Sometimes competition provokes fear. Will I get cut from...

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Baseball

Joe Carter - Sports Spectrum Quotable

"You can lose money, you can lose fame, but when you have Jesus you can't lose your salvation. No one can take that away from you." - Joe Carter, Sports...

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Sports Spectrum Podcast

NEW PODCAST: Anquan Boldin, 3-time Pro Bowl Wide Receiver

Anquan Boldin is a former NFL wide receiver, who played 14 seasons. On Sunday August 20, 2017, Boldin announced his retirement from Pro Football, just 13 days after signing a...

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Basketball

Julius Erving - Sports Spectrum Quotable

"I dedicate myself to doing good. Christ is responsible for that. The purpose of life is to be found through having Christ in your life, understanding what His plan is, and...

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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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Football

Cleveland Browns players kneel for prayer during National Anthem

On Monday Night, in a show of unity, 12 members of the Cleveland Browns football team kneeled in prayer prior to their preseason game against the New York Giants. WATCH:...

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Quotables

John Smoltz - Sports Spectrum Quotable

“My relationship with the Lord has freed me from the bondage of what others think, since I know I have the promise of eternity with Him in heaven." - John...

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Sports Spectrum Podcast

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

THIS IS EPISODE 31 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST Lance Berkman played 15 seasons as a Major League Baseball Player with the Astros, Yankees, Cardinals and Rangers. He was selected...

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Football

Former NFL quarterback David Carr tweets response to solar eclipse hype

David Carr was the first overall pick in the 2002 NFL Draft and played 11 seasons in the NFL as both a starter and backup at the quarterback position and...

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Quotables

Jason Witten - Sports Spectrum Quotable

“Your legacy as an athlete means a lot, but God has got to have a huge impact on your life. I think about the way He can use me and...

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Football

Anquan Boldin announces retirement from NFL, says his life's purpose is bigger than football

Anquan Boldin announced his retirement from the NFL after 14 NFL seasons. He was signed by the Buffalo Bills during training camp, but after only 3 weeks with the team,...

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Baseball

Ethan Chapman: Diary of a minor league baseball player (Part 14)

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

THE INCREASE: What are you running from? - Don Davis

“The word of the Lord came to Jonah son of Amittai: ‘Go to the great city of Nineveh and preach against it, because its wickedness has come up before me.’”...

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Tim Tebow - Sports Spectrum Quotable

"I don't want to go to heaven and have God ask me why didn't I do more and why didn't I use my platform to tell more people about Him."...

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NEW PODCAST: Kelli Masters, NFL Player Agent

THIS IS EPISODE 30 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST Kelli Masters is an NFL Player Agent representing numerous clients throughout Pro Football. She is a former National Champion and Five-time...

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Tom Brady welcomes 11-year-old cancer patient at training camp

Tom Brady just turned 40 years old and is coming off of his fifth Super Bowl win, most of any quarterback in NFL history. Many consider him the greatest signal...

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Matt Hasselbeck's life was changed by a trip to Jamaica

The following article was originally posted in the January-February 2007 edition of Sports Spectrum Magazine. The Amazing Journey of Matt Hasselbeck  by Gail Wood It was here, in the poverty-torn...

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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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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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Former MLB pitcher Dave Dravecky recalls devastating final pitch from 28 years ago

In 1988, Dave Dravecky was 32 years old and at the top of his game as a pitcher for the San Francisco Giants. He was playing at the highest level...

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Former NBA star Vin Baker says hitting rock bottom led him back to God

Vin Baker had it all. He was a first round draft pick (8th overall) in 1993, a 4-time NBA All-Star, an Olympic Gold Medalist, signed an $80 million contract, and...

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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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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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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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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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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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Rockies Trevor Story says relationship with God is most important thing in his life

Trevor Story burst onto the Major League Baseball scene in 2016. In his first 6 games, he hit 7 home runs. He was the talk of the town, the city,...

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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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The Increase

THE INCREASE: So Much More - Dave Dravecky

“He will swallow up death forever. The Sovereign Lord will wipe away the tears from all faces; He will remove His people’s disgrace from all the earth. The Lord has...

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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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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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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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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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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: 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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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

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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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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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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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Daily Devotional

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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The Increase

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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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 - 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 - 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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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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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

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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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NEW PODCAST: Alfred Morris, Dallas Cowboys Running Back

THIS IS EPISODE 25 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST     Alfred Morris is an NFL running back. In 2016, he was with the Dallas Cowboys as a backup to rookie...

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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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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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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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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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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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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 - 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: 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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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 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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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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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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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 - 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 - 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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NFL Linebacker Brothers Help Launch Medical Center in Nigeria

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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 - 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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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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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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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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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

THIS IS EPISODE 21 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST Ted Barrett has been umpiring Major League Baseball Games since 1994. He became a full-time MLB umpire in 1999. Ted is...

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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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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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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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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 - 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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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 - 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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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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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 - 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 - 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 - 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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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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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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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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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

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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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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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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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 - 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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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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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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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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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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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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Football

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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Sports Spectrum Podcast

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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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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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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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

ESPN Analyst David Pollack 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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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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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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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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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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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

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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Baseball

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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Sports Spectrum

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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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 Bengals head coach Sam Wyche 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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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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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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Basketball

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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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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Football

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 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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Football

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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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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Basketball

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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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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Sports Spectrum Podcast

NEW PODCAST: Scott Lehman, IN HIS GRIP GOLF

THIS IS EPISODE 10 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST   Scott Lehman is the founder of In His Grip Golf  and the author of More Than A Game: Finding Life’s Answers Through...

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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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Baseball

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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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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Sports Spectrum

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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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

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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Daily Devotional

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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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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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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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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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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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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Football

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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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 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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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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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

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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Football

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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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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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

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

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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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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Football

NEW PODCAST: Former NFL Defensive Back Derwin Gray

THIS IS EPISODE 3 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST   Derwin Gray is a former defensive back, who played 5 seasons in the NFL with the Colts and Panthers. He's...

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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Sports Spectrum Podcast

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

THIS IS EPISODE 2 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST   Matt Chandler is the Pastor of THE VILLAGE CHURCH in Flower Mound, Texas. Matt Hasselbeck played 17 seasons in the...

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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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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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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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Baseball

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

THIS IS EPISODE 1 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST   Miami Marlins pitcher Adam Conley and team chaplain Chris Lane join us on the debut episode of the Sports Spectrum Podcast. Conley...

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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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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

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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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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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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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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