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Football

VIDEO: Denver Broncos WR Courtland Sutton reads Tony Dungy devotional to live uncommon life

Denver Broncos rookie wide receiver Courtland Sutton is looking to take the NFL by storm. The Broncos' second-round draft pick from Southern Methodist University was touted as one of the...

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Baseball

VIDEO: Seattle Mariners All-Star Nelson Cruz shares what Jesus means to him

Seattle Mariners outfielder Nelson Cruz is making his sixth All-Star appearance Tuesday night in Washington D.C. In his 14th season in the big leagues, Cruz has a .267 batting average...

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Soccer

VIDEO: U.S. goalkeeper Tim Howard finds joy through his faith

Colorado Rapids goalkeeper Tim Howard is one of the most decorated athletes in U.S. men's soccer history. He has the most international appearances (121) for a U.S. goalie, started every game in...

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Baseball

Cubs pitchers donate $10k each for ALS research in memory of Stephen Piscotty's mother

Chicago Cubs pitchers Yu Darvish and Jon Lester have donated $10,000 each towards ALS research in honor of Gretchen Piscotty, the mother of Oakland A's right fielder Stephen Piscotty, who...

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Football

Denver Broncos safety Justin Simmons growing in Christ through fatherhood

Last season was a year of firsts for Denver Broncos safety Justin Simmons. For the first time in his career, Simmons became a full-time starter and rewarded the team with 46...

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Soccer

2018 FIFA World Cup preview: A look at each of the 32 teams

The 2018 FIFA World Cup is here, as 32 countries will compete all over Russia for the most sought-after trophy in sports. The tournament kicks off Thursday in Moscow at...

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Football

What it means to be a mother - Michi Marshall, wife of NFL wide receiver Brandon Marshall

Mother's Day is a celebration of mothers and motherhood.  The American tradition celebrated annually became an official holiday in 1914. Michi Marshall, the wife of NFL wide receiver Brandon Marshall,...

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Baseball

A Cardinal's Perch to Preach - St. Louis Cardinals' Christian Day at the Ballpark Event

This story appears in the special 2018 MLB Faith Events issue of Sports Spectrum Magazine. Support our ministry and subscribe here. Christian Day in St. Louis is nearly 30 years strong St. Louis...

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Baseball

Gateway to Faith in St. Louis

This story appears in the special 2018 MLB Faith Events issue of Sports Spectrum Magazine. Support our ministry and subscribe here. God's Word is being passed down from Cardinals veterans St. Louis Cardinals...

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Basketball

NBA Finals Predictions: Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Golden State Warriors

It's deja vu all over again (and again, and again, and again). For the fourth straight year, the NBA Finals will feature the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors. The...

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Football

DeQuinton Osborne finds strength in his mom's story as he tries to make an NFL roster

As DeQuinton Osbourne walked across the stage with a degree in hand from Oklahoma State, his mom was in the stands cheering for her baby boy. Together, they overcame many...

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Baseball

White Sox pitcher Danny Farquhar released from hospital

Chicago White Sox pitcher Danny Farquhar has been released from the hospital, according to a team statement. Farquhar has been hospitalized after suffering a brain hemorrhage from a ruptured aneurysm...

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Sports Spectrum

Veteran WR Brandon Marshall signs 1-year deal with Seattle Seahawks

Veteran wide receiver Brandon Marshall has signed a one-year, $2 million contract with the Seattle Seahawks, according to ESPN. https://www.instagram.com/p/Bj44S9CBWDZ/?hl=en&taken-by=bmarshall The 12-year veteran was released by the New York Giants...

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Coaches

UCLA wins beach volleyball national championship for first time in school history

UCLA won the beach volleyball national championship for the first time in school history. The Bruins took down Florida State 3-1 on Sunday afternoon in Gulf Shores, Ala. https://twitter.com/NCAAVolleyball/status/993230307460599810 The...

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Hockey

Washington Capitals coach Barry Trotz says chapel helps players find strength in their weakness

Washington Capitals head coach Barry Trotz is preparing to coach in the first Stanley Cup Finals of his 19-year career on Monday. It's been a long journey for the Winnipeg...

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Hockey

Stanley Cup Finals Predictions: Washington Capitals vs. Vegas Golden Knights

The Stanley Cup Finals are here as the Washington Capitals take on the Vegas Golden Knights. The Capitals' road to the Finals went through their nemesis, the Pittsburgh Penguins, and...

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Basketball

Celtics' Jayson Tatum named to NBA All-Rookie First Team

Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum was named to the NBA's All-Rookie First Team, falling one vote short of being a unanimous selection, the NBA announced Tuesday. He joins the Los...

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Basketball

Pelicans' Jrue Holiday named to NBA All-Defensive First Team

New Orleans Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday was named to the NBA All-Defensive First Team for the first time in his nine-year career, the NBA announced Wednesday. Holiday joins fellow New...

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Baseball

Colorado Rockies' Charlie Blackmon credits road Bible studies in building team chemistry

The season is still in its infancy as the calendar inches toward June, but the Colorado Rockies are the NL West division leaders for the first time this season. The...

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Football

4-year-old Austin Perine 'shows love' by feeding homeless in superhero outfit

Washington Redskins running back Samaje Perine has a relative who gives to the homeless. But he's quite a bit younger than Samaje. The one who's giving is 4 years old....

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Football

Saints QB Drew Brees gives new prosthesis to high school quarterback

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees helped a high school quarterback keep alive his dream of returning to the football field. Brees gave prep signal-caller Alex Ruiz his first walking...

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Baseball

Rangers pitcher Brandon Mann fulfills big league dream after spending 17 years in minors

After 17 years in the minor leagues and playing overseas in Japan, Texas Rangers pitcher Brandon Mann finally made it to the big leagues. On Sunday, Mann pitched 1 1/3...

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Football

Denver Broncos safety Justin Simmons welcomes the birth of his daughter

Mother's Day came early for the Simmons' household. Justin Simmons, a third-year safety with the Denver Broncos, announced the birth of his daughter, Laney Rae Simmons, on his Instagram page....

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Basketball

Former NBA player Billy Thompson is now a pastor

Even in his mid-50s, Billy Thompson feels right at home in the gym. Playing in the 2018 National Masters Championship Basketball Tournament, the 55-year-old still likes to run up and...

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Football

Former NFL safety Vernon Fox describes coaches as world changers

Former NFL player Vernon Fox understands the importance a coach has in the lives of their players. The eight-year NFL veteran traded his cleats for a whistle after his final...

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Basketball

Warriors' Patrick McCaw tweets inspiring message after scary back injury

Golden State Warriors guard Patrick McCaw said that "God definitely is watching over me" as he tweeted about persevering through trials from James 1:2-4. He also thanked everyone for their thoughts...

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Basketball

Celtics rookie Jayson Tatum shining on the NBA’s postseason stage

The Boston Celtics are headed back to the Eastern Conference Finals for the second straight season. The Celtics beat the Philadelphia 76ers 114-112 in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference...

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Hockey

Will Game 7 against Winnipeg be the swan song for Nashville's Mike Fisher?

Game Seven. Two of the most wonderful words in the vernacular of a hockey fan. The Nashville Predators will host the Winnipeg Jets in the final game of the Western...

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Football

Wide receiver Brandon Marshall visits Seattle Seahawks, according to report

NFL wide receiver Brandon Marshall could find a new home in the Emerald City. Marshall, 34, is visiting the Seattle Seahawks, according to ESPN. https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/status/994279855662526464 The 12-year veteran was released by...

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Baseball

A's outfielder Stephen Piscotty gets a hit in his first at-bat since mother's death

Oakland A's outfielder Stephen Piscotty hit a single on his first at-bat since returning to the team following the death of his mother, Gretchen. Piscotty’s mother was diagnosed with ALS (amyotrophic...

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Football

Tampa Bay Buccaneers to induct coach Tony Dungy to Ring of Honor

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will induct Tony Dungy into the team's Ring of Honor on Sept. 24, the team announced. The longtime head coach will join the Buccaneers' Ring of...

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Baseball

Angels' Albert Pujols becomes 32nd player in MLB history to achieve 3,000 hits

Welcome to the 3,000 hit club Albert Pujols. The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim first baseman achieved the feat by lining a single to right field in the 5th inning...

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Football

Miami Hurricanes extend Mark Richt's contract through 2023

Miami Hurricanes football head coach Mark Richt signed a contract extension through the 2023 season on Thursday. "Mark has done a phenomenal job of building this program – and generating...

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Volleyball

UCLA Beach Volleyball Coach Jenny Johnson Jordan is Planting Seeds in the Sand

Jenny Johnson Jordan uses her faith and volleyball experience to grow leaders at UCLA Beach volleyball is nothing new to Los Angeles. Many accounts have it originating in Santa Monica,...

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Football

Seahawks' Doug Baldwin honored with King County MLK Jr. Medal of Distinguished Service

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin received the Martin Luther King, Jr. Medal of Distinguished Service award from King County in Washington on Monday. The award is given annually to individuals...

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Other

Dale Earnhardt Jr. welcomes the birth of his daughter Isla Rose Earnhardt

Former NASCAR star Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his wife Amy announced the birth of their first child, Isla Rose Earnhardt, Tuesday morning after giving birth Monday night. https://twitter.com/AmyEarnhardt/status/991315767403728896?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.espn.com%2Fracing%2Fnascar%2Fstory%2F_%2Fid%2F23373977%2Fnascar-dale-earnhardt-jr-wife-amy-welcome-birth-daughter-isla-rose&tfw_site=espn https://twitter.com/DaleJr/status/991329917995536384 Before...

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Football

NFL lineman Orlando Franklin retires to spend time with family after time in prayer

Offensive lineman Orlando Franklin announced over Instagram on Saturday that he is retiring from the NFL so he can focus on being a father. Franklin, 30, who was released from...

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Football

Shaquem Griffin joins Seahawks and his twin brother on path to continually prove doubters wrong

A grand total of 256 football players were selected in the 2018 NFL Draft. One such player who saw his dream come true was Central Florida linebacker Shaquem Griffin. He...

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Football

Biblical principles on how athletes can be wise with their money

The 2018 NFL Draft has come and gone and 256 young men will fulfill their goal of playing football professionally. These athletes will sign a contract for the first time...

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Olympics

Simone Biles and Gabby Douglas in top 10 on 50 Greatest Black Athletes Poll

Jackie Robinson couldn't overtake "Air Jordan" in ESPN's The Undefeated poll of the 50 greatest black athletes of all time. Michael Jordan took the top spot ahead of 200 black...

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Coaches

ONECoach: My opponent is my brother

We are three weeks away from playing our first football game of the season. But it was in late May that we began to install our offensive and defensive schemes....

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Volleyball

Olympian Kerri Walsh-Jennings becomes 'Jacob’s Angel' in youth’s cancer battle

U.S.A. gold medalist Kerri Walsh-Jennings has spent her career dominating the volleyball court with a teammate, now she wants you to join her in helping a young man battle a...

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Featured

WATCH: Chicago Cubs, Arizona Diamondbacks engage in hilarious battle of bullpens

Looking for a laugh to get you set for the week? Allow the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Chicago Cubs to be your guide. On Thursday, the Cubs and Diamondbacks were...

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Football

Preseason Coaches Poll released, Alabama No. 1, defending champs Clemson No. 5

The unofficial start of the college football season has begun with the release of the preseason Amway College Poll. The Alabama Crimson Tide takes the top ranking and 4 of...

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Football

Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh's busy in-season work schedule

Football is back! The NFL preseason will kickoff Thursday night at 8 p.m. ET. The Arizona Cardinals take on the Dallas Cowboys in the annual Hall of Fame game in...

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Football

Watch: Paralyzed football player Devon Gales plays catch for first time since injury

Need a heartwarming story to help get you through hump day? Allow Devon Gales to be your source of motivation. Gales suffered a serious neck injury in a football game...

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Football

Instagram post gives insight to life as a ‘Football Wife’

As the calendar flips to August, many football fans celebrate the beginning of America’s favorite sport. The excitement has begun, yet so has the somber reality for wives of coaches...

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Basketball

Stephen Curry signs multiyear TV, movie deal with Sony focusing on family-friendly content

Stephen Curry has gone Hollywood. The Golden State Warriors  point guard has signed a multiyear media deal for TV, movies and potentially gaming and virtual-reality projects with Sony Pictures Entertainment,...

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Football

Wide receiver Willie Snead trusting God as he joins Baltimore Ravens

The New Orleans Saints will not match the Baltimore Ravens' two-year offer sheet to wide receiver Willie Snead, according to ESPN. Snead, 25, was a restricted free agent and signed...

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Football

Matthew Slater 'chuckles' at 19-0 prediction

New England Patriots special teams captain Matthew Slater has several reasons to smile as he and his teammates report to training camp. The 10-year vet is fresh off the Super...

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Baseball

White Sox pitcher Danny Farquhar in critical condition after suffering ruptured aneurysm

Chicago White Sox pitcher Danny Farquhar is in critical condition after suffering a ruptured aneurysm that caused a brain hemorrhage Friday night during the team’s home game against the Astros, according...

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Basketball

Christian hip-hop artist Bizzle releases Warriors' anthem with Golden State's Stephen Curry

Last month, Golden State Warriors superstar guard Stephen Curry shot a playoff anthem with Christian hip-hop artists Bizzle and K. Allico. Now, with the postseason in full swing, the song...

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Baseball

Aaron Judge joins Yankees teammates, manager in anti-bullying message

The New York Yankees came together for a simple message over social media: Bullying won't work under our watch. Outfielder Aaron Judge joined his teammates and manager Aaron Boone to...

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Basketball

New Orleans Pelicans' Jrue Holiday finds Strength Under Fire

This story appears in the Spring 2018 issue of Sports Spectrum Magazine. Support our ministry and subscribe here. After navigating the scariest year of his life, Jrue Holiday is enjoying his best season...

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Football

Matt Forte, Devin Hester to sign 1-day contracts to retire as Chicago Bears

Matt Forte and Devin Hester will each sign a one-day contract and retire with the Chicago Bears on Monday, according to a team statement. Both players were selected by the...

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Football

Jordan Matthews' life-changing offseason continues as he finishes reading the Bible

It's been an offseason to remember for Jordan Matthews. In February, he married Washington Sprit striker Cheyna Williams in Nashville, Tenn. https://twitter.com/Cheynalee_/status/965933187359739904?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=http%3A%2F%2Fbuffalonews.com%2F2018%2F02%2F20%2Fbills-jordan-matthews-marries-chenya-williams%2F&tfw_creator=qinaliu&tfw_site=TheBuffaloNews Afterwards, the newlyweds announced they were expected their...

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The Increase

THE INCREASE: A Patient Pursuit – Ryan Hollingshead

“For You created my inmost being; You knit me together in my mother’s womb. My frame was not hidden from You when I was made in the secret place, when...

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Football

San Francisco 49ers' Don Jones escorts friend with Down syndrome to prom

San Francisco 49ers defensive back Don Jones helped to make the memory of a lifetime in his hometown of Town Creek, Ala. The 27-year-old escorted Lindsey Preston, an 18-year-old with Down...

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Football

Former NFL player Kurt Ploeger says God used football to bring him to Christ

Kurt Ploeger remembers vividly the moment his life changed. It came when he attended a Fellowship of Christian Athletes event as a student, and Vikings linebacker Wally Hilgenberg was speaking....

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Football

Sports Spectrum's 2017 NFL Predictions - The Good, The Bad, The "Mostly" Ugly

The NFL's second season is set to begin as the playoffs kickoff over the weekend. With this in mind, we take a look back at Sports Spectrum's preseason picks to...

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Basketball

No. 1 WNBA pick A'ja Wilson says prayer helped her fight through adversity

The Las Vegas Aces selected A'ja Wilson with the No. 1 pick in the 2018 WNBA Draft on Thursday night at Nike Headquarters in New York. Wilson's decorated college career...

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Football

Alabama punter JK Scott leads prayer as team was honored at the White House

The Alabama Crimson Tide was honored Tuesday afternoon at the White House for winning college football's national championship. But that wasn't enough for Alabama punter JK Scott. Scott asked President...

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Basketball

Nuggets' Mason Plumlee finds God's peace during hectic playoff chase

The final weekend of the NBA regular season is here and there are still a lot of playoff bids up for grabs. In the Eastern Conference, the eight playoff spots...

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Baseball

Tim Tebow homers in first Double-A at-bat

Tebow time has stuck again! In his first Double-A plate appearance on Thursday -- and on the first pitch he saw with the Binghamton Rumble Ponies -- Tim Tebow launched...

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Football

Patriots receiver Brandin Cooks traded to the Los Angeles Rams

The New England Patriots have traded wide receiver Brandin Cooks and a fourth-round pick to the Los Angeles Rams. According to ESPN, New England will receive the Rams 23rd overall...

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Baseball

Red Sox Hanley Ramirez fulfills pregame promise to young disabled fan in a message of faith

A promise is a promise. Boston Red Sox first baseman Hanley Ramirez hit a two-run home run in the fifth inning of their 7-3 win over the Miami Marlins on...

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Basketball

College Basketball National Championship Prediction: Michigan vs Villanova

The College Basketball season comes to a close tonight as the Michigan Wolverines take on the Villanova Wildcats. Michigan is looking to win its second National title since 1989. The...

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Football

Benjamin Watson returns to New Orleans Saints in 1-year deal

Benjamin Watson is back in The Big Easy. The veteran tight end signed a one-year contract with the New Orleans Saints, according to ESPN. https://twitter.com/BenjaminSWatson/status/979058143979298816 Watson, 37, played for New...

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Football

Jordy Nelson thanks Green Bay Packers fans in social media post

Newly signed Oakland Raiders wide receiver Jordy Nelson sent a message to Green Bay Packers fans on social media Friday morning. https://twitter.com/JordyRNelson/status/977191706067111936 “Packers fans, my family and I would like...

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Basketball

Dwight Howard 'thankful' after posting rare 30-30 game

Hornets center Dwight Howard had one of the rarest stat lines in NBA history Wednesday night. He scored 32 points and added 30 rebounds in the Charlotte's 111-105 victory over...

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Basketball

Golden State's Stephen Curry shoots Warriors' anthem with Christian hip-hop artist Bizzle

With the NBA playoffs less than a month away, Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry has the theme song ready for his team's title defense. Curry teamed up with...

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Basketball

Arizona's DeAndre Ayton says it's 'God's Plan' in declaring for NBA Draft

Arizona Wildcats forward DeAndre Ayton is going to the NBA. "I'm so blessed for the opportunity I had at Arizona, and I'm excited to announce I will be entering the...

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Baseball

Astros' Jose Altuve thanks God, family, teammates signing largest contract in club history

The Houston Astros signed the reigning American League MVP to the largest contract in franchise history. Jose Altuve agreed to a seven-year, $163.5 million contract, according to ESPN. The deal...

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Coaches

OneCoach: Faith Like A Child

“And they brought young children to him, that he should touch them; and his disciples rebuked those that brought them. But when Jesus saw it, he was much displeased, and...

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Basketball

Fab Freshmen of Faith: Marvin Bagley III, Duke University

This story appears in the Spring 2018 issue of Sports Spectrum Magazine, which will hit mailboxes March 19. Support our ministry and subscribe here. Before stepping on the court at...

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Basketball

Fab Freshmen of Faith: DeAndre Ayton, University of Arizona

This story appears in the Spring 2018 issue of Sports Spectrum Magazine, which will hit mailboxes March 19. Support our ministry and subscribe here. Every time DeAndre Ayton steps on...

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Basketball

Fab Freshmen of Faith: Trae Young, University of Oklahoma

This story appears in the Spring 2018 issue of Sports Spectrum Magazine, which will hit mailboxes March 19. Support our ministry and subscribe here. When Oklahoma Sooners star guard Trae Young...

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Football

Nate Solder leaving the Patriots to sign with the New York Giants

Tom Brady will have to find someone else to protect his blindside The New York Giants are expected to sign offensive lineman Nate Solder to a four-year, $62 million contract,...

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Football

Jonathan Stewart brings his faith, veteran leadership to the New York Giants

The New York Giants are expected to sign veteran running back Jonathan Stewart, according to ESPN. https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/status/973674795798810625 Stewart, 30, played 10 season for the Carolina Panthers before he was released...

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Football

Kirk Cousins plans to sign 3-year, $84 million deal with Minnesota Vikings

Free Agent quarterback Kirk Cousins plans to sign a three-year, $84 million deal with the Minnesota Vikings, according to ESPN. His contract is reportedly fully guaranteed. https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/status/973587918924206080 One of the most...

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Football

Josh McCown returning to the Jets on a 1-year deal

The New York Jets re-signed veteran quarterback Josh McCown to a one-year, $10 million contract, according to ESPN and NFL Network. McCown, 38, threw for a career-high 2,926 yards and 18 touchdowns...

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Football

Free agent QB Case Keenum plans to sign with Denver Broncos

Quarterback Case Keenum plans to sign with the Denver Broncos, according to ESPN. The deal will not be official until the league's free agency begins Wednesday afternoon. https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/status/973426107180515328 Keenum, 30,...

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Football

Marquise Goodwin signs three-year extension with San Francisco 49ers

Wide receiver Marquise Goodwin will remain in the Bay Area for another three seasons. The San Francisco 49ers announced on Thursday that they signed Goodwin to a three-year extension through...

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Sports Spectrum

Ohio State wrestler Kyle Snyder says his 'competence comes from the Lord'

Ohio State's senior wrestler Kyle Snyder is once again a champion. Snyder defeated Adam Coon of Michigan 4-2, in sudden victory, for his third Big Ten conference title. The win...

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Basketball

Florida Gators' Chris Chiozza says his grandmother's faith fuels him

The Florida Gators were down 83-81 with four seconds remaining in their Sweet Sixteen matchup against the Wisconsin Badgers last year. With the season in the balance, Gators guard Chris...

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Football

Frank Reich's journey from pastor to Indianapolis Colts head coach

It's been a week to remember for Frank Reich. Last week, he was the Philadelphia Eagles' offensive coordinator helping the team to a 41-33 upset victory over the New England...

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Coaches

OneCoach: Chasing Wind

“I denied myself nothing my eyes desired; I refused my heart no pleasure. My heart took delight in all my work, and this was the reward for all my labor....

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Coaches

OneCoach: There’s No “I” In Team

“For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ.” I Corinthians...

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Basketball

Trey Burke's journey from the G League to the New York Knicks led by his faith in God

New York Knicks point guard Trey Burke has lit up the scoreboard recently. The fourth year guard has averaged 23.3 points and 6.3 assists over his last three games, including...

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Coaches

OneCoach: The Future Is in God’s Hand

“In his heart a man plans his course, but the LORD determines his steps.” Proverbs 16:9 I remember reading about a high school football coach who was up for a...

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Coaches

OneCoach: Benefits of taking risks

“Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved. When they saw the courage of...

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Football

Top five moments of Matt Forte's NFL career

After a 10-year stint in the NFL, Matt Forte is hanging up the cleats. The former Chicago Bears and New York Jets running back finished his career with 9,796 rushing...

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Coaches

OneCoach: Methodology

“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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Coaches

OneCoach: Making Coach Proud

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

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Football

Former NFL QB Dustin Vaughan learns about trusting in God by adopting a foster child with special needs

Former NFL quarterback Dustin Vaughan is transitioning out of the NFL. After fighting for a roster spot on four different teams for four seasons, the former West Texas A&M graduate...

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Basketball

Stephen Curry, LeBron James select charities they'll play for in NBA All-Star Game

Team captains Stephen Curry and LeBron James have chosen the local charities they will be playing for during the 67th NBA All Star Game on Sunday, Feb 18. Team Curry...

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Football

Here's the list of the 29 records set or tied in Super Bowl LII

Super Bowl LII was a thrilling game from beginning to end. It was also a game that broke many records. Here is a list of the 29 Super Bowl records...

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Football

Vikings' Case Keenum shared how his chaplain helped him maximize his talent during Super Bowl Breakfast

It's been a whirlwind season for Minnesota Vikings quarterback Case Keenum. Starting the season as a backup, he was inserted into the starting role due to an injury on the...

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Football

Super Bowl LII Predictions: Philadelphia Eagles vs New England Patriots

Jason Romano: Eagles 27 - Patriots 24 - This feels like 1990 all over again. I hate picking against Tom Brady and Bill Belichick, but I think that Nick Foles...

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Football

Philadelphia Eagles players talk about their faith in Christ at Super Bowl LII

Sports Spectrum caught up with several Philadelphia Eagles players as they prepare to face the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII. The players spoke on several different topics, including...

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Football

The psalm that led Michael Vick to the road of redemption

Michael Vick knew the moment he would one day play in the NFL. Speaking at Liberty University's convocation on Monday in the athletic auditorium, Vick recalled the time he told his...

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Football

Football Sunday 2018: Josh McCown on Surrendering your life to God

New York Jets quarterback Josh McCown just finished his 15th season in the NFL, throwing for a career-high 18 touchdowns. He’s featured in the upcoming “Football Sunday 2018” video, and...

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Football

Football Sunday 2018: Kelvin Beachum on Surrendering your life to God

New York Jets left tackle Kelvin Beachum just finished his 6th season in the NFL. A seventh round pick with the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2012 NFL Draft, Beachum started every...

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Football

Football Sunday 2018: Eagles' Jordan Hicks on pursuing the Heart of God

Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Jordan Hicks has found it important to seek after God everyday. In the upcoming video “Football Sunday 2018” he talks about how he daily pursues after the...

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Football

U.S. soccer star Julie Ertz celebrates husband Zach Ertz's Super Bowl berth

Talk about a memorable day for the Ertz household. U.S. women's soccer star Julie Ertz scored a goal in a come-from-behind 5-1 win against reigning EURO Women’s runner-up Denmark in...

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Football

Football Sunday 2018: Matt Forte on Serving God

New York Jets running back Matt Forte has been one of the best consistent threats out of the backfield in his 10 seasons in the NFL. He’s ran for 9,796...

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Football

Patriots' Devin McCourty relies on Jesus to help lead his family

The New England Patriots punched their ticket to Super Bowl LII by rallying past the Jacksonville Jaguars 24-20 in the AFC Championship Game. Cornerback Devin McCourty made six tackles in...

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Football

Football Sunday 2018: Chris Maragos on Surrendering to God

Philadelphia Eagles safety Chris Maragos has made his name as one of the top special teams players in the NFL. In his 8th season, Maragos has notched 11 tackles this...

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Football

Football Sunday 2018: Malcolm Jenkins on Serving Others

Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins has helped lead his team to the doorstep of Super Bowl LII as the Eagles will host the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC Championship Game....

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Football

Eagles Zach Ertz, wife Julie, looking to use their platform to reach others for Christ

When the Philadelphia Eagles host the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC Championship Game, thousands of fans will wear forest green and white hoping to cheer the Eagles to Super Bowl...

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Football

FLASHBACK: Tom Landry – Man of Honor

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick will coach in his 12th conference championship game on Sunday in the AFC Championship Game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Before Belichick took the...

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Football

Football Sunday 2018: Matt Forte on Seeking God

New York Jets running back Matt Forte has prioritized seeking out God as one of the most important areas in his life. In the upcoming video “Football Sunday 2018,” the...

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Football

AFC/NFC Championship Game Predictions

AFC Championship: No. 3 Jacksonville Jaguars vs No. 1 New England Patriots (3:05 p.m. ET, CBS) Jason Romano: Patriots 45 - Jaguars 17 - As much as we’d like to think the...

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Football

Patriots' Nate Solder leaning on Christ despite son's rare cancer diagnosis

The New England Patriots play in its seventh straight AFC Championship Game on Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars. One player that has been an integral part in the Patriots recent...

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Football

Football Sunday 2018: Demario Davis on Seeking God

New York Jets linebacker Demario Davis had a career year in his 6th season in the NFL. He led the Jets with 135 tackles, which was sixth-best in the league....

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Football

Football Sunday 2018: Josh McCown on Serving

New York Jets quarterback Josh McCown just finished his 15th season in the NFL, throwing a career-high 18 touchdowns. He’s featured in the upcoming video “Football Sunday 2018” and he...

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Football

NFL Divisional Round Playoff Predictions

No. 6 Atlanta Falcons vs No. 1 Philadelphia Eagles (4:35 p.m. ET, NBC) Jason Romano: Eagles 30 - Falcons 17 - Philadelphia has proven to be dominant at home. The...

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Volleyball

What it takes to be a great volleyball player or coach?

What does it take to be a great volleyball player or volleyball coach? That's the question that was asked to Regis Rangers volleyball coach Joel List. In Coach List's first...

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Football

College Football National Championship Predictions

It's finally here! The college football season comes to a close with a matchup between two SEC teams in the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Georgia Bulldogs. [caption id="attachment_21481" align="aligncenter"...

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FLASHBACK: Isaac Bruce - Riding A Wave of Success

Former St. Louis Rams and San Francisco 49ers receiver Isaac Bruce was named a finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame for the second time on Tuesday. In 16...

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2018 NFL Wild Card preview & predictions

Two hundred and fifty-six NFL regular season games led to 12 teams earning a spot in the postseason. Four games headline the Wild Card weekend, including a NFC South matchup...

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Mother of Georgia linebacker Davin Bellamy sent scripture message to her son before the Rose Bowl

As millions watched the Georgia Bulldogs beat the Oklahoma Sooners 54-48 in the Rose Bowl, one mom in the stands had a smile on her face, traveling the furthest she...

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Minkah Fitzpatrick, Alabama defense lead Crimson Tide back to championship game

For the third year in a row, the Alabama Crimson Tide will play for the national championship. Alabama upset the top-ranked Clemson Tigers, 24-6, in the Sugar Bowl semifinal behind...

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NFL Game of the Week: Carolina Panthers vs Atlanta Falcons

The last two NFC Champions meet at Mercedes-Benz Stadium with a playoff spot on the line. The Atlanta Falcons (9-6) need a win over the Carolina Panthers (11-4) to clinch a...

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College Football Game of the Week: Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic

The college football bowl season continues as we travel to Arlington, Texas where USC will take on Ohio State in the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic. USC (11-2) won the Pac-12...

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NFL Game of the Week: Atlanta Falcons vs New Orleans Saints

It's a match up in the Big Easy in a marquee game that could decide the NFC South crown as the Atlanta Falcons (9-5) take on the New Orleans Saints...

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Bears' Zach Miller wins PFWA Good Guy Award after almost losing leg to amputation

Chicago Bears tight end Zach Miller is walking, something he didn't know he would be able to do again two months ago. Miller, 33, posted on his Instagram account on Dec.17...

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FLASHBACK: Jacksonville Jaguars' Tony Boselli - To Protect and Serve

With the Jacksonville Jaguars clinching their first playoff spot since 2007, we take a look back at one of the greatest players in franchise history, namely, Tony Boselli. The 6-Foot-7,...

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Coaches

OneCoach: Prove It! - Mickey Weston

“Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.” (1...

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Panthers' Thomas Davis donates $15K to buy 60 championship rings for high school

Carolina Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis donated $15,000 to buy 60 championship rings for Harding University High School's football team after the school could not afford to buy the rings. Harding...

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Basketball

North Carolina coach Sylvia Hatchell wins 1,000th game

North Carolina women's basketball head coach Sylvia Hatchell won her 1,000th career game Tuesday afternoon, as her Tar Heels beat Grambling State 79-63. Hatchell became just the third coach in...

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Football

Carolina Panthers' Christian McCaffrey Playing for More Than Just Football

Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey has been one of the best rookies in the NFL. McCaffrey filled up the stat sheet in the 31-24 win against the Green Bay...

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Coaches

OneCoach: F.A.T. In Jesus - Mickey Weston

"This, then, is how you ought to regard us: as servants of Christ and as those entrusted with the mysteries God has revealed.  Now it is required that those who...

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NFL Week 15 Recap: Best Performances

The playoff picture is starting to clear up with two games remaining in the regular season. The New England Patriots rallied past the Pittsburgh Steelers 27-24, giving them the tiebreaker...

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NFL Game of the Week: New England Patriots vs Pittsburgh Steelers

First seed in the AFC is on the line at Heinz Field as the New England Patriots take on the Pittsburgh Steelers. The winner will own the tiebreaker for home field...

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College Football Game of the Week: Las Vegas Bowl

The bowl season is upon us! 41 games ending with the College Football National Championship Game at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta on January 8. So we get started with the...

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Coaches

OneCoach: Centering Yourself

God uniquely crafted each and every one of us before we were even in our mother's womb. We often forget this and miss out on the continual crafting He wants...

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The Increase

THE INCREASE: Who We Are – Dave Dravecky

When I see my grandkids going through a hard time, the first thing I do is to sit them down and remind them how special they are. “Do you know...

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Football

Nebraska Cornhuskers Scott Frost wins Eddie Robinson Award for National Coach of the Year

Nebraska Cornhuskers head coach Scott Frost has won the Eddie Robinson Award as the national coach of the year, the Football Writers Association of America and the Allstate Sugar Bowl announced...

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Football

FLASHBACK: Special Delivery - Kurt Warner

For this week's Sports Spectrum Flashback, we take you back to 2002 where we caught up with Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Kurt Warner. The article, written by Phyllis...

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Rams OL Andrew Whitworth Surprises Over 550 Kids with Bikes and Helmets

Los Angeles Rams offensive lineman Andrew Whitworth celebrated his birthday by putting a smile on nearly 600 young faces. The All-Pro left tackle bought 600 bikes and helmets for the...

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Coaches

OneCoach: Results are Under God's Authority, Not Ours

"In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps." (Proverbs 16:9) Every young player has a vision for what their career will become. There are some things...

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Football

Devin Hester announces retirement from the NFL

Devin Hester, arguably the greatest returner in NFL history, called it quits today in a statement he made on Twitter. "Good news: Commissioner Goodell, you can put the kickoff back...

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Coaches

OneCoach: Check Your Ego at the Door

"All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work." (2 Timothy...

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Football

Week 14 NFL Recap: Best Performances

The second weekend of games in December saw two teams wrap up their divisions. The Eagles took the NFC East by rallying past the Rams 43-35 in Los Angeles. Unfortunately...

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Football

NFL Game of the Week: Philadelphia Eagles vs Los Angeles Rams

The top two quarterbacks selected in the 2016 NFL Draft face off in a marquee NFC matchup. Jared Goff (No. 1) leads his Los Angeles Rams (9-3) against Carson Wentz...

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Football

College Football Game of the Week: Army vs Navy

Army vs Navy is always one of the most anticipated games on the college football calendar. Last season Army beat the Navy for the first time in 14 years. Will...

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Coaches

OneCoach: Diligence Produces Good Results - Mickey Weston

"Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the Word of Truth." 2 timothy 2:15 Every athlete's desire is...

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Coaches

OneCoach: Taking Time Away - Mickey Weston

"In the early morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house, and went away to a secluded place, and was praying there." Mark 1:35 I'm a night owl....

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Coaches

OneCoach: How Coaches Can Develop a Greater Trust in the Lord

"Faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the Word about Christ." Romans 10:17 Coach, do you want to be someone who trust in the Lord?...

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Coaches

OneCoach: Let Others Help - Dave Dravecky

"Carry each other's burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ." Galatians 6:2 Sometimes the hardest thing we can do is admit we have a need....

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NFL Week 13 Recap: Best Performances

The stretch run of the NFL season is underway as we highlight the best performances in Week 13. Le'Veon Bell (18 carries, 76 yards/5 receptions, 106 yards, TD) - The...

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Coaches

ONE COACH: Fear Extinguished by Faith and Belief

"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. However, if you look...

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Football

College Football Game of the Week: Championship Saturday

The conference championships are up for grabs this weekend in college football. USC punched their ticket to the Rose Bowl after beating Stanford 31-28 on Friday night. Saturday brings us...

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Coaches

ONE COACH: The Word is Our Instruction

"Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path." Psalm 119:105 Stay close to God's Word, always supported by His sovereign teaching. The Bible is a 66-book...

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Football

Vikings Case Keenum named NFC Offensive Player of the Month

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Case Keenum was named the NFC Offensive Player of the Month for November. Keenum completed 69 of 97 passes for 866 yards and seven touchdowns, helping the...

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Basketball

Maya Moore named Sports Illustrated's Performer of the Year

Minnesota Lynx star forward Maya Moore was named Sports Illustrated's Performer of the Year after capturing her fourth WNBA Championship this season. Down 2-1 in the WNBA Finals, Moore helped...

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Baseball

Pirates Andrew McCutchen welcomes the birth of his first child

Pittsburgh Pirates outfield Andrew McCutchen is now a father. Clutch and his wife, Maria, announced over Instagram the birth of their son Steel Stefan McCutchen. The newest edition to the...

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Coaches

ONE COACH: The Window and Our Game

"But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind." - (James...

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Football

FLASHBACK: Positive Yardage - LaDainian Tomlinson

In today's Sports Spectrum Flashback, we take you back to 2005 when LaDainian Tomlinson was profiled as our cover athlete. He spoke to Kevin Acee in a piece titled "Positive...

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Sports Spectrum

THE INCREASE: A Different Mission Field – Adam LaRoche

This past Veterans Day I was able to return to Longview, Texas, for a second year, as I joined Combat Warriors Inc. to celebrate our country’s heroes. This year we...

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Football

My Cause My Cleats: NFL players reveal their causes with custom cleats

When you watch the NFL games this weekend, take a close look at your favorite players' cleats. More than 750 players around the league will lace up for different charitable...

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Coaches

ONE COACH : Refusing to Bow Down or Give In - Mickey Weston

"Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego replied to the king, O Nebuchadnezzar, we do not need to give you an answer concerning this matter. If it be so, our God who we serve...

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The Increase

THE INCREASE: Keep the Light On – Demario Davis

“For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come.” — 1 Timothy 4:8...

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Baseball

Carlos Beltran to interview for New York Yankees manager position

Recently retired outfielder Carlos Beltran will interview for the New York Yankees manager position on Wednesday, according to SiriusXM's Steve Phillips. The position has been vacant since the team let Joe Girardi go...

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Sports Spectrum

NFL Week 12 Recap: Best Performances

The Thanksgiving Holiday weekend is over and the stretch run to the playoff are underway in the NFL. The New England Patriots and Pittsburgh Steelers lead the AFC, while the...

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Sports Spectrum

THE INCREASE: An Answered Prayer – Steven Souza

Before this season started I sat down and prayed that God would surround me with an incredible amount of people who love Jesus. I didn’t know what that would look...

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Coaches

ONE COACH: Stand Up and Be Counted - Mickey Weston

"Nevertheless many even of the rulers believe in Him, but because of the Pharisees they were not confessing Him, for fear that they would be put out of the synagogue; for they...

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Coaches

ONE COACH: Whose Voice Will You Listen To? - Mickey Weston

"Samuel said, Has the Lord as much delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices as in obeying the voice of the Lord? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to heed...

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Football

College Football Game of the Week: Rivalry Weekend 

It's the final week of regular season games in college football and we've already had some upsets. Pittsburgh took down the Miami Hurricanes and Ole Miss upset Mississippi State in...

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Sports Spectrum

Sports Spectrum Magazine "Giving Thanks" Black Friday Sale

We here at Sports Spectrum are truly thankful to you for being a part of our media ministry including this site, our podcast and our magazine. For a short time,...

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Coaches

ONE COACH: Character, When No One is Looking - Don Davis

"Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord" (Acts 3:19). In Genesis 39, we learn...

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Football

NFL Game of the Week: Minnesota Vikings vs Detroit Lions

It's one of the best Thanksgiving Day traditions! Eating turkey and dressing while watching football on the big screen with your family and friends. And we have a great one...

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Coaches

ONE COACH: All Things Work Together For Good - Don Davis

"Do everything without grumbling or arguing." Philippians 2:14 In Genesis 39, Joseph's life has taken a drastic turn for the worse. He goes from being the favorite son with a coat of...

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Football

LaDainian Tomlinson hosts Turkey Drive feeding 2,100 families

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

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Coaches

OneCoach: Miami Hurricanes coach Mark Richt gives Bibles to players

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

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Coaches

ONE COACH: Beware of Dream Killers - Don Davis

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

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Football

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

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

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Football

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

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

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Coaches

ONE COACH: The Value of the 'Get on the Line' Coach

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

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

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

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

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

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Baseball

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

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

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New England Patriots' Rex Burkhead playing for an 'Audience of One'

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

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Coaches

ONE COACH: Building Team Chemistry at Home

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

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Coaches

ONE COACH - Multiplying Peace - Don Davis

"Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord, as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness,...

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Football

College Football Game of the Week: Notre Dame vs Miami

As we enter the final weeks of the college football regular season, we have seven top-25 match ups littering this week's slate. Two of the best games are No. 3...

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NFL Game of the Week: New Orleans Saints vs Buffalo Bills

Week 10 of the NFL season features a matchup of two teams looking to get back into the postseason. The New Orleans Saints haven't been to the playoffs since 2013,...

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Coaches

ONE COACH: How to deal with a Bad Call

"Hey, Ref!" That was a bad call. Can't you see?""That was a foul! Blow your whistle." "Travel? I didn't travel. And I didn't step out of bounds last time either."...

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Crusaders Rozzell Barber-Harris battled depression, cites God for his transformation

College Football in November means that the postseason is right around the corner. One team that is in prime position to battle for the National Championship is the University of Mary...

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Coaches

ONE COACH: Pressing On to a New Season

Before you begin coaching a team for a new season, whether it's in high school, college, or in the pro ranks, the anticipation is always high for your team to...

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Baseball

Former Cy Young pitcher Roy Halladay dies in plane crash

According to local authorities, Former MLB All-Star pitcher and two-time Cy Young Award Winner Roy Halladay has died in a plane crash in the Gulf of Mexico. The Pasco County...

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Football

NFL Week 9 Recap: Best Performances/Play of the Week

Week 9 of the NFL has came and went and several teams have turned their seasons around. The New Orleans Saints are on a six game winning streak after starting...

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Coaches

ONE COACH: No Such Things as Perfection

"You, my brothers, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the sinful nature." Galatians 5:13 In football, there is no single perfect play. Courage is...

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Coaches

OneCoach: Freedom in Christ - Aaron Curry

Former Charlotte 49ers defensive line coach, Aaron Curry, started his career as an NFL linebacker with a decision to make: Whose approval would he seek? With expectations being thrown at...

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Baseball

Pittsburgh Pirates pick up Andrew McCutchen's club option

Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen will remain with the team for another season. The Pirates have exercised McCutchen's $14.5 million option on Friday in the final year of his contract....

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Football

College Football Game of the Week: Bedlam Game

The Bedlam Game has more on the line this year then ever before as Oklahoma travels to Stillwater to face Oklahoma State. Both teams have lost a game in the...

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Football

NFL Game of the Week: Kansas City Chiefs vs Dallas Cowboys

Midseason of the NFL is here and we have several surprises. If the season ended last week, the Philadelphia Eagles would have the top seed in the NFC and the...

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Coaches

OneCoach: Going the Extra Mile

"Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of inheritance. It is the...

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Football

Sports world send prayers to Deshaun Watson after he tears ACL in practice

Horrible news for the Houston Texans as rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson is out for the season after tearing his ACL in practice. Watson was just named the AFC's Player of...

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Coaches

ONE COACH: Learning From the Best

"Being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ." - Philippians 1:6 During my...

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Baseball

Dodgers hitting coach Turner Ward shows care and love for his players by living his life for Jesus

When Kenley Jansen struck out Carlos Beltran to give the Los Angeles Dodgers the 3-1 win over the Houston Astros in Game 6, Fox Sports announcer Joe Buck said what...

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Coaches

ONE COACH: Setting the Tone

Read: 1 Peter 2:4-12 Each game, our coaching staff reminds our young players to "set the tone" for the game. Whether on offense or defense, everyone's play needs to reflect...

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Coaches

ONE COACH: Take What He Gives You

"For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord." - Romans 6:23 Sometimes life can feel like we're a...

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Football

NFL Week 8 Recap: 5 Best Performances

What a week it was! Who would of thought Deshaun Watson would carve up the Seahawks defense on the road and throw for four touchdowns and over 400 yards on...

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Coaches

ONE COACH: Doing the Little Things Equal Big Results

He replied, “Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’...

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Baseball

Astros pitcher Collin McHugh's World Series journey through the lens of his parents

When the Houston Astros take the field against the Los Angeles Dodgers Friday night for Game 3 of the World Series, thousands of fans packing Minute Main Park will be...

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Football

College Football Game of the Week: Penn State vs Ohio State

The eyes of college football fans will be on Columbus, Ohio Saturday as No. 2 Penn State hits the road to face No. 6 Ohio State. This is matchup isn't...

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Coaches

ONE Coach: Thank You Letter to Coach's Wives

Dear Wives, I’m writing today to let you know that you are loved and appreciated for the sacrifice you have made in your husband’s coaching career. I know that at...

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NFL Game of the Week: Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Detroit Lions

The season is almost at the halfway point and we are starting to see some separation from the elite teams in the league. This week will be no different as...

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Baseball

Joe Girardi not concerned about next job, knows God is in control

Joe Girardi's run as New York Yankees manager is over. The club announced Thursday that Girardi will not return to the team, ending his decade-long run that included a World...

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Coaches

ONE COACH: The Required Minimum Disciplines

When you wake up in the morning, what is the first thing you do? Do you check your email? Brush your teeth? Check on the kids? Oregon State men's basketball...

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Basketball

Indiana Pacers use Andy Mineo's 'You Can't Stop Me' as Player Intro Song

Before the Indiana Pacers announce their starting lineup at their home games, a popular Christian hip hop song will be played throughout the arena. The Pacers announced that Andy Mineo's...

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Football

NFL Week 7 Recap: Best Performances and Carson Wentz's Magical Escape

The rematch of Super Bowl LI turned out to be a dud as the New England Patriots defeated the Atlanta Falcons 24-7. But the week in the NFL will be...

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Baseball

World Series Preview: Can Jose Altuve lead the Astros past Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers?

The 113th edition of the World Series is set as the Houston Astros take on the Los Angeles Dodgers. Both teams were the only two to win over 100 games...

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Baseball

Clayton Kershaw leads Dodgers to World Series

It's time to party like it's 1988! The Los Angeles Dodgers are in the World Series for the first time in 29 years, after beating the Chicago Cubs 11-1 in...

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Football

College Football Game of the Week: USC vs Notre Dame

In a game that's known as "The Greatest Intersectional Rivalry," Southern California heads to South Bend to face the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. With both teams having one loss on...

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Coaches

ONE COACH: Toronto Raptors C.J. Miles credits high school coach for NBA career

NBA star C.J. Miles is entering his 12th season in the NBA. In the offseason he signed a three-year deal with the Toronto Raptors. Last season, the sharpshooter made a...

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Football

Four Pillars of Manhood - Former NFL QB Jon Kitna is transforming boys into men

This story first appeared in the September 2017 edition of Sports Spectrum magazine. To find out how to become a member click on this link. It’s a preseason tradition: Hire a...

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Baseball

Former MLB player Juan Pierre says greatness is living to serve

Former baseball player Juan Pierre retired as one of the most feared base stealers during his time in the Majors. A World Series Champion with the Marlins in 2003, Pierre...

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Football

NFL Game of the Week: Atlanta Falcons vs New England Patriots

28-3. It's still unbelievable that the New England Patriots came back from that deficit to win Super Bowl LI 34-28 over the Atlanta Falcons. Now both teams reunite on the...

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Coaches

ONE COACH: Qualities of a Great High School Coach

One of the most rewarding jobs is to become a high school coach. But, what are the characteristics of a great high school coach? Tony Price, the current Athletic Director...

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Football

Eagles Chris Long donates entire salary to help create equal education opportunities

Philadelphia Eagles defensive lineman Chris Long will donate the rest of his salary to increase educational equality. The 10 game check donation is in addition to the 6 game checks...

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Basketball

NBA Season Preview: Can Cleveland dethrone Golden State?

Another NBA season is ready to tip off and the question is simple, who will challenge the Golden State Warriors for the Larry O'Brien Trophy? Many believe the Cleveland Cavaliers...

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Football

Panthers Thomas Davis inducted into Georgia Bulldogs' Circle of Honor

Carolina Panthers All-Pro linebacker Thomas Davis was honored by the University of Georgia Saturday night and inducted into the school's Circle of Honor class of 2017. With his family joining him...

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Football

NFL Week 6 Recap: Best Performances

Week 6 of the NFL left us with several surprises. The injury-riddled New York Giants got their first win of the season on the road against the Denver Broncos, 23-10,...

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Coaches

ONE COACH: Why I coach - Steve Broussard

The morning bell rings at Fort Vancouver High School.  Students race through the halls trying to get to class, when a teaching moment arises. The new football head coach went...

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Football

College Football Game of the Week: Red River Showdown

The biggest party in the Cotton Bowl every year happens on the second week of October with the Red River Showdown. The burnt orange of the Texas Longhorns take on...

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Coaches

ONE COACH: Crafting Warriors through mission projects

You can tell a lot about the priorities of a coach by taking a look at their team's mission statement. For the coaches at Spartanburg Christian Academy Warriors in Spartanburg,...

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Football

NFL Game of the Week: Philadelphia Eagles vs Carolina Panthers

Thursday Night Football is usually the ire of football fans, but this week is much different. The Philadelphia Eagles travel to Carolina to take on the Cam Newton and the...

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Baseball

Yankees great Mariano Rivera tells students how to overcome failure

The New York Yankees were up 2-1 in Game 7 of the 2001 World Series against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Just four outs from winning their fourth consecutive World Series title....

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Baseball

Cubs Anthony Rizzo treats kid with cancer to baseball playoff game

When Anthony Rizzo lined a RBI single to right, giving the Cubs a 2-0 lead in Game 1 of the NLDS, Ethan, a Chicago Cubs fan battling cancer, was cheering...

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Football

Iowa Hawkeyes' new tradition honors children's hospital with a 'wave'

It's a simple gesture, but it touches the hearts of many. At the end of the first quarter of Iowa Hawkeyes football games, the fans and even the visiting team...

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Football

NFL Week 5 Recap: Best Performances

This just in, Aaron Rodgers is pretty good. Green Bay's star QB drove the Packers down the field to another game-winning drive against the Dallas Cowboys. Rodgers wasn't the only...

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Coaches

OneCoach: Coaching through disaster

Game day is like Christmas morning for a team. All the preparation is now about to be shown in front of friends and family. But what happens when the game...

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Football

NFL Week 5 Game of the Week: Carolina Panthers vs Detroit Lions

Week 5 of the NFL season takes up to Motown as the Detroit Lions host the Carolina Panthers. This is a matchup of two #1 drafted quarterbacks in Panthers Cam...

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Football

College Football Game of the Week: Michigan State vs Michigan

The Michigan-Michigan State rivalry has had many classics. T.J. Duckett's catch in the end zone as time expired. Braylon Edwards' go-ahead TD in the third overtime. And, this Spartans miracle in...

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Coaches

ONE COACH: Are you developing great teammates?

NFL legend Vince Lombardi once said, "Leaders are made, they are not born. They are made by hard effort, which is the price which all of us must pay to...

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Sports Spectrum

Pastor Randall Cunningham's church comes to aid of Las Vegas shooting victims

Pastor Randall Cunningham and his church, Remnant Ministries, has been helping the shooting victims from the Las Vegas shooting. Remnant Ministries is less than five miles away from the mass...

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Baseball

Yankees Aaron Judge tops MLB's best-selling jersey list

2017 has been pretty good to Aaron Judge. The New York Yankees outfielder set the rookie home run record, had a two-run shot to lead New York over Minnesota in...

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Baseball

Kyle Gibson's turnaround helps spark Minnesota Twins' historic playoff run

When the Minnesota Twins take the field for the American League Wild Card game against the New York Yankees on Tuesday night (8 p.m. EST), it will be the bow...

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Coaches

ONE COACH: Surviving the coach's hot seat

Legendary Florida State football head coach Bobby Bowden once said, "There's a saying in my business that there are two kinds of coaches - those who have been fired and...

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Football

NFL Week 4 Roundup: Best Performances

We now all live in a land where the Los Angeles Rams and the Buffalo Bills lead their divisions. Yep, just a little of the early madness in the NFL...

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Coaches

ONE COACH: Introducing the Wall of Honor

If you could honor your favorite coach, what would you say? OneCoach has created an initiative to honor coaches by resurrecting the John R. Wooden Wall of Honor from the...

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Football

Tim Tebow to be inducted in Florida Sports Hall of Fame on Nov. 8

Tim Tebow will be inducted into the Florida Sports Hall of Fame on Nov. 8. Tebow, 30, will be joined by former Atlanta Braves all-star Larry "Chipper Jones, former Florida...

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Football

UAB Blazers will wear ill children's name on back of homecoming jersey

It's common for coaches to tell their players to play for the names on the front of the jersey and not the back. But, for the University of Alabama-Birmingham Blazers...

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Football

College Football Game of the Week: USC vs Washington State

Not too often could one game change the face of a program, but that's what's at stake for No. 16 Washington State Cougars as they host the No. 5 USC...

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Football

NFL Game of the Week: Oakland Raiders vs Denver Broncos

Week 4 of the NFL season takes us to the Mile High City as 2 AFC West goes do battle at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Oakland Raiders...

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NFL Game of the Week: New York Giants vs Philadelphia Eagles

Week 3 of the NFL season takes us to the land of Brotherly Love, where the (1-1) Philadelphia Eagles host the winless (0-2) New York Giants. With both teams coming...

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Football

College Football Game of the Week: TCU vs Oklahoma State

Week 4 of the college football slate takes up to Stillwater, Oklahoma for what could be a Big 12 Championship preview between the #16 Texas Christian Horned Frogs vs #6 Oklahoma...

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Football

NFL Game of the Week: Green Bay Packers vs Atlanta Falcons

Week 2 of the NFL season is already underway as the Houston Texans knocked off the Cincinnati Bengals 13-9, behind DeShaun Watson's first career victory. Now Sports Spectrum's NFL Game...

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Football

College Football Game of the Week: Clemson vs Louisville

Week 3 of our College Football Game of the Week picks takes us to Papa John's Cardinals Stadium for a matchup of two ACC heavyweights as Clemson takes on Louisville....

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Basketball

Mavericks' J.J. Barea uses Mark Cuban's plane for Puerto Rico hurricane relief

Dallas Mavericks point guard J.J. Barea transported 40,000 pounds of food, water and other supplies to his hometown of Puerto Rico, with the help of team owner Mark Cuban. Cuban...

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Basketball

ONE COACH: Virginia Tech coach Buzz Williams awards walk-on Nick Fullard with scholarship

Coaches, how can you bless one of your players today? Virginia Tech Hokies Men's Basketball Head Coach Buzz Williams did just that for walk-on Nick Fullard. Fullard was sitting in...

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Football

Vikings QB Case Keenum grounded by faith, family, football

Looking at the quarterbacks who filled up the stat sheet this past weekend with fantasy football-type numbers, several well-known names headed the list. Tom Brady with his five touchdown passes,...

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Boxing

Mission Accomplished: Andre Ward announces retirement from Boxing

Andre "S.O.G." Ward, the No. 1 ranked pound-for-pound boxer, unified Light Heavyweight World Champion and two-time Super Middleweight World Champion, announced on his website that he is retiring from the...

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Basketball

Jrue Holiday celebrates daughter's 1st birthday after 'scariest' year of his life

New Orleans Pelicans point guard Jrue Holiday celebrated his daughter's first birthday with an Instagram post. In the caption, he mentioned the past year being one of the toughest challenges...

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Coaches

ONE COACH: Willie Taggart’s team-building efforts hope to restore the Oregon Ducks

When Willie Taggart took over the head football job for the Oregon Ducks, he knew he had to change the culture. But, in order to improve a team coming off...

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Baseball

Cleveland Indians set AL record with 21 straight wins

The Cleveland Indians have set an American League record for consecutive wins by beating the Detroit Tigers 5-3 on Wednesday at Progressive Field. With the win, the Indians have won...

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Football

Former NFL cornerback Charles Tillman reportedly training to join FBI

Most guys take time to rest after spending more than a decade on the gridiron, but that is not the case for Charles "Peanut" Tillman. The retired 13-year NFL veteran...

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Sports Spectrum

2017 NFL predictions from Christian musicians

The 2017 NFL season is underway and in our newest issue of the magazine, several Christian musicians made their predictions. Bart Millard, Lead Singer - MercyMe NFC CHAMPION: Dallas Cowboys...

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Soccer

ONE COACH: How to exit with class - Jay Heaps

Basketball Hall of Fame coach Al McGuire once said about coaching, "It's a profession in which, the longer you stay, the closer you are to being fired." So what happens...

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Baseball

Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge sets new rookie home run record

All rise! The Judge has passed Big Mac. https://twitter.com/MLB/status/912400294746746880 New York Yankees rookie outfielder Aaron Judge hit his 49th and 50th home run of the season, surpassing the mark set...

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Football

NFL Week 3 Roundup: Best Performances

Week 3 of the NFL slate saw eight unbeaten teams lose their first game, with only the Atlanta Falcons and the Kansas City Chiefs remaining perfect on the season. You...

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Football

NFL Game of the Week: Seattle Seahawks vs Green Bay Packers

Let the NFL season begin! With the regular slate of games beginning on Sunday, we go to Lambeau Field with what could turn out to be a preview of the...

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Football

College Football Game of the Week: Oklahoma vs Ohio State

Week two of the college football schedule takes us on a trip to Columbus, Ohio, where #5 Oklahoma will battle #2 Ohio State. We also welcome Jon Ackerman to the...

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Football

Baltimore Ravens' Danny Woodhead welcomes 3rd child

Baltimore Ravens running back Danny Woodhead is all smiles today. The nine-year veteran announced on Twitter the birth of his third child. https://twitter.com/danny__woodhead/status/909869351356059649 Woodhead, 32, married his high school sweetheart,...

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Football

NFL 2017 Week 2 Roundup: Best Performances

Week 2 of the NFL season saw some impressive performances. The Denver Broncos routed the Dallas Cowboys and the New England Patriots rebounded from their Week 1 loss behind a...

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Sports Spectrum

What's in my headphones? Sports Spectrum's Spotify Playlist

It’s gameday and your favorite football player is getting ready for the game. But, what does he listen to before kickoff?  We at Sports Spectrum asked several players to let...

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Featured

Sports Spectrum 2017 NFL Kick-Off Five-Day Devotional

Football season is here and we have a special treat for you. Hear from NFL athletes about their faith in action. In this five-day devotional, watch videos from NFL stars...

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Football

Philip Rivers' new ride keeps family rooted in San Diego

When the news of the Chargers' relocation from San Diego to Los Angeles came down during the offseason, quarterback Philip Rivers was left with a tough decision: Find a new...

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Football

Sports Spectrum's 2017 NFL Predictions

The NFL season gets underway this week and we at Sports Spectrum have looked into the crystal ball to see who we think will be holding up the Lombardi Trophy...

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Baseball

Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle signs 4-year extension

Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle will continue to call the 'Steel City' home for the near future. Hurdle, 60, signed a four-year contract extension with the Pirates that will keep...

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Football

College Football Game of the Week: Florida State vs Alabama

Let the college football season officially begin! And what a great matchup with #1 Alabama taking on #3 Florida State at Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia. Here are a...

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Football

Buffalo Bills Lorenzo Alexander helps 57 kids get school supplies

The number 57 has a special meaning to Buffalo Bills Pro Bowl linebacker Lorenzo Alexander, and now, that number has a great value to the Buffalo community as well. On...

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Football

Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney signs 8-year, $54 million extension

Dabo Swinney is going to stay in purple and orange for the foreseeable future. Clemson University announced the signing of Swinney to a 8-year, $54 million extension. According to the...

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Coaches

Lance Berkman's biggest challenge as high school baseball coach

Former Major League Baseball star Lance Berkman admits he still has a lot to learn as a high school baseball coach. After finishing his 15-year career in the bigs, Berkman...

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Football

High school football coach Joe Kennedy denied job for praying at 50-yard line

High school football coach Joe Kennedy lost his legal battle against a Washington state school district for leading prayers at the 50-yard line. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled...

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Texas high school football player returns wallet he found with $1,500 inside

A young man from Beaumont, Texas is gaining recognition for a good deed he did off the field. Central High School football player Kameron Grigsby, 17, found a wallet with...

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MLB Baseball

Albert Pujols' 610th career home run helps raise money for Down syndrome

Los Angeles Angels slugger Albert Pujols rewrote the record books by hitting his 610 career home run in the 10-1 rout of the Texas Rangers. The 3-run homer in the...

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Football

Andy Dalton helps 40 families become a 'king for a day'

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton and his wife Jordan, made over 40 families a "King for a day" on Sunday. On a rare off-day from training camp, Dalton took the...

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Football

How Christianity influences Benjamin Watson's worldview

In an interview with CNN, Baltimore Ravens tight end Benjamin Watson spoke about his faith in Christ and how it influences his views in sports and politics. "I'm a Christian,...

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Football

Bowling Green kicker Jake Suder attempts 53-yard field goal for scholarship

Bowling Green kicker Jake Suder was given a challenge by his head coach Mike Jinks -- make a 53-yard field goal and you'll earn a full-ride scholarship. It's an opportunity...

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Baseball

Jason Motte helps to strike out cancer with inspiration of Chad Bettis

As thousands of fans cheered for Colorado Rockies pitcher Chad Bettis on Monday Night after making first start since beating testicular cancer, a small group of kids fighting cancer met...

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Thomas Davis credits coach Mark Richt for lessons in manhood

Carolina Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis has plenty of reason to smile. The 34-year-old outside linebacker recently signed a one-year contract extension with the Panthers through the 2018 season. The deal...

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Baseball

Rockies' Chad Bettis shuts down Atlanta Braves in return from cancer

Colorado Rockies pitcher Chad Bettis tossed seven shutout innings Monday in his first start since beating testicular cancer, leading the Rockies to a 3-0 victory over the Atlanta Braves. Coors...

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Football

Packers tight end Martellus Bennett makes a young fan's dream come true

Green Bay Packers tight end Martellus Bennett made a lasting memory for a young fan who almost missed out on seeing her favorite team in action. Jim Love, wanted to...

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