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Softball

Tennessee pitcher Matty Moss stops play to pray before recording final out, advancing to Super Regionals

The Tennessee Lady Vols softball team was one strike away from advancing to the Super Regionals when senior Matty Moss, the team’s shutdown closer, called timeout. Her catcher came out...

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Football

Former NFL sack king Mark Gastineau finds strength in his faith as he fights against cancer

In the 1980s, Mark Gastineau was one of the NFL’s biggest personalities — a hard-partying, mink coat-wearing, sack-celebrating defensive lineman who terrorized opposing quarterbacks. Today, Gastineau's body is riddled by...

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Softball

Nicole Newman follows Christ, leads Drake softball into playoffs with fifth perfect game of 2019

No-hitters are supposed to be an elusive, once-in-a-lifetime achievement for most pitchers. Redshirt senior Nicole Newman has been making them look easy. >> Subscribe to Sports Spectrum Magazine for more...

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Baseball

L.A. Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw joins the fight against human trafficking

While 31-year-old Clayton Kershaw’s baseball career is nearing its final act, his legacy off the field is picking up steam.  An ESPN profile of Kershaw documented his recent trip to...

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Basketball

Philadelphia 76ers sharpshooter J.J. Redick's tattoos keep him focused on God

NBA sharpshooter J.J. Redick doesn't always talk about his faith, but the evidence of it is tattooed all over his body. In a 2015 interview with the NBA A to...

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Football

NFL Draft prospect David Montgomery trusting God, beating odds along with 7-year-old friend

Seven-year-old Hunter Erb and projected third-round draft pick David Montgomery were both told early in life they wouldn’t make it. Hunter was born prematurely with multiple congenital heart defects, and...

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Baseball

Baltimore Orioles' Chris Davis found perseverance in his faith during record-breaking slump

Baseball can be a mentally punishing sport. Just ask Chris Davis, who recently set the unenviable record for consecutive at-bats without a hit, going 0-for-54 at the plate. It was...

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Football

Longtime New England Patriots kicker Stephen Gostkowski re-signs for two more years

Stephen Gostkowski’s life isn’t all about football, but a little job security is always nice. The New England Patriots announced Wednesday that they signed their longtime kicker to another contract,...

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Football

Panthers receiver Torrey Smith sees both forgiveness and injustice during prison ministry trip

Carolina Panthers wide receiver Torrey Smith thought he understood forgiveness — and then he visited the largest maximum-security prison in the United States. “Spending time with the people at [Louisiana...

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Basketball

Oregon forward Ruthy Hebard's focus, faith have guided her from Fairbanks to the Final Four

As a 6-foot-4 black woman from Fairbanks, Alaska, adopted by two white parents, Ruthy Hebard became used to people staring at her. She’s still drawing stares, but now it’s for...

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Basketball

Michigan State's Joshua Langford leads through his faith while sidelined with injury

Michigan State junior guard and co-captain Joshua Langford was having a career year when he sustained a stress fracture in his left foot Dec. 29. Langford’s 15.0 points, 3.6 rebounds...

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Football

Greg Schiano resigns from New England Patriots coaching staff to focus on faith, family

Two months after being announced as a member of the New England Patriots’ coaching staff, Greg Schiano announced Thursday he is stepping down. "I have informed Mr. (Robert) Kraft and...

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Broadcasting

How broadcaster Ernie Johnson began to see adoption through a lens of faith

Anyone who watches sports on TNT or TBS has seen Ernie Johnson. He’s the bow-tie wearing, self-proclaimed dad of "Inside the NBA," the consummate professional who voices Turner Sports’ baseball...

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Other

Christian family flees Nigeria, seeks asylum in U.S., discovers 8-year-old son is chess prodigy

Eight-year-old Tanitoluwa (Tani) Adewumi had never seen a chess board in Nigeria. If he’d stayed there, he likely never would have. When the Adewumi family fled the religious persecution of...

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Basketball

Wofford's Fletcher Magee sets career 3-point record in school's first NCAA Tournament win

Thursday was a night of firsts for the relatively unknown Wofford Terriers. The school won its first ever Division-I NCAA Tournament game, an 84-68 victory over Seton Hall. And their...

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Basketball

Tennessee Vols legend Tony White battles leukemia with strength from his faith, basketball family

Emblazoned on the walls of the new Tennessee Volunteers men's basketball locker room is Proverbs 18:24: “...but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.” As Vols legend...

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Basketball

Wheaton College's Aston Francis sets scoring record, thanks God after winning Jostens Trophy

Wheaton College senior Aston Francis was already the frontrunner for the Jostens Trophy heading into the NCAA Division III Elite Eight last weekend. Putting up a tournament-record 62 points against...

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Basketball

Notre Dame's Arike Ogunbowale thanking God as women's basketball postseason begins

Last season, Notre Dame junior Arike Ogunbowale hit the game-winning shot that won the 2018 NCAA Women’s National Championship over Mississippi State. Now a senior and the school’s all-time leading...

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