Kevin Mercer

Toronto Raptors' Jeremy Lin after NBA Finals: God is 'just as good at the mountaintop'

Jeremy Lin recorded only one minute of action in the NBA Finals (Game 3). But...

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Kevin Durant's mother 'thankful for our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ' after son ruptures Achilles

Golden State Warriors superstar Kevin Durant announced via Instagram that he underwent surgery to repair...

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Oregon QB Tyler Shough gets baptized, excited for what God has planned

Tyler Shough watched from the sidelines last season as Justin Herbert quarterbacked the Oregon Ducks...

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NCAA baseball Super Regionals underway as numerous coaches live out faith in Christ

It's the most exciting month of the college baseball season. The Super Regionals are taking...

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Boston's David Backes putting friendships with former teammates aside during Stanley Cup Finals

David Backes is with the Boston Bruins now, but he spent the first 10 seasons...

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Toronto Raptors' longtime PA announcer, co-chaplain uses voice 'to bring joy to people's lives'

Herbie Kuhn won't garner many national headlines. His face blends in with the rest of...

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Former MLB player Bill Buckner passes away, now 'in the arms of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ'

Bill Buckner, who spent 22 years as a first baseman and outfielder in the major...

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Former Olympic volleyball player Danielle Scott finds refuge in God after domestic violence tragedy

When Danielle Scott looks down at her hands, it's hard to ignore the scars from...

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Tim Tebow belts his first Triple-A home run, gets silent treatment from teammates in dugout

It took 34 games as a member of the Syracuse Mets (24-18), but Tim Tebow...

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How NBA Hall of Famer Tracy McGrady influenced Judah Smith to become a pastor

Look at Tracy McGrady's long list of career accomplishments, and you'll find something surprising. I'm...

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Top-seeded Oklahoma softball team finds strength in Christ as NCAA Tournament begins

Starting Thursday, the nation's 64 best softball teams will begin the chase for the NCAA...

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Brothers Steph and Seth Curry set for showdown in NBA Western Conference Finals

It'll be a family reunion of sorts when the Portland Trail Blazers and the Golden...

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Toronto's Kawhi Leonard says 'God is good' after his buzzer-beater sends Raptors to East finals

With 4.2 seconds left in a tied Game 7 of the Toronto Raptors' second-round playoff...

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Atlanta Falcons rookie RB Qadree Ollison chooses forgiveness over hatred after brother's murder

It was 10:20 on the morning of October 14, 2017, and Qadree Ollison was preparing...

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Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott pays for funeral of 8th-grade football star struck by stray bullet

The heartbreaking story of Jaylon McKenzie touched the hearts of millions around the country, and...

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Boston Bruins forward David Backes bounces back in NHL playoffs as he leans on God

Boston forward David Backes all but shut the door on the Columbus Blue Jackets and...

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San Antonio's LaMarcus Aldridge finds strength in his faith as Spurs do battle in NBA playoffs

The No. 7-seeded San Antonio Spurs and No. 2-seeded Denver Nuggets have traded wins throughout...

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Philadelphia 76ers' Tobias Harris gives 'all glory to God' after perfect 3-point shooting night

The Philadelphia 76ers regained control of their first-round playoff matchup against the Brooklyn Nets on...

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QB Russell Wilson gives glory to God after signing 4-year extension with Seattle Seahawks

The Seattle Seahawks just made quarterback Russell Wilson the highest-paid player in the NFL. The...

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Retired NFL tight end Benjamin Watson supports rebuild of 3 Louisiana churches

Former NFL tight end Benjamin Watson retired this offseason, but that doesn't mean he's taking...

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Duke freshmen RJ Barrett, Cam Reddish thank God as they declare for NBA Draft

Duke freshman Cam Reddish announced Thursday he was declaring for the upcoming NBA Draft —...

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Pittsburgh Penguins center Matt Cullen trusts in the Lord's plan as team enters NHL playoffs

Pittsburgh Penguins' center Matt Cullen is no stranger to the postseason. He's been there 11...

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Faith-filled college coaches Dabo Swinney, Tony Bennett are champions for the Lord

Virginia men's basketball. Clemson football. These two programs have more in common than the color...

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Hall of Fame inductee Bobby Jones says basketball has 'given me a platform to share my faith'

In the midst of the Final Four festivities in Minneapolis on Saturday, the Naismith Memorial...

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PGA Tour golfer Cameron Tringale donates earnings to aid children with Compassion International

Content for this story was provided by our partner, Compassion International. For just $38 a month,...

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Virginia guard Kyle Guy relying on his faith in the Lord as he leads Cavaliers to Final Four

The Virginia men's basketball team earned more than just a spot in the Final Four...

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MAGAZINE: Oregon's Sabrina Ionescu is the Walking Triple-Dub

This story appears in the Spring 2019 issue of Sports Spectrum Magazine. To read the rest...

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Auburn, head coach Bruce Pearl 'put the Lord first' as team competes in NCAA Tournament

As head coach Bruce Pearl and his fifth-seeded Auburn Tigers prepare for their Sweet 16...

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Nate Oats leaves Buffalo to take over as head men's basketball coach at Alabama

Alabama announced Wednesday that it has hired Nate Oats as its new men's basketball head...

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Stephen Curry's Unanimous Media production company to release 'Emanuel' June 17 and 19

Stephen Curry's production company, Unanimous Media, has announced the release of "Emanuel," a documentary film...

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Marquette's Markus Howard plays for God while leading Golden Eagles to NCAA Tournament

Markus Howard has had quite the season. The junior guard is averaging 25.0 points, 4.0...

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No. 1 seed Mississippi State leans on women's head coach Vic Schaefer as he leans on the Lord

Owning a 30-2 record and a Southeastern Conference title, Mississippi State joined Baylor, Notre Dame...

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North Carolina earns No. 1 seed behind Godly seniors Cameron Johnson, Luke Maye, Kenny Williams

North Carolina is no stranger to No. 1 seeds. In fact, its men's team has...

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Odell Beckham Jr. thanks N.Y. Giants for allowing him to do 'what God put me on this earth to do'

Odell Beckham Jr. posted a message on his Instagram page Thursday thanking the New York...

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Wofford basketball's Fletcher Magee breaking records and following Christ

It happens every March. Someone captures America's heart while they lead a team deep in...

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Minnesota Vikings QB Kirk Cousins and his wife Julie welcome their second child

Make room, Cooper, there's a new addition to the Cousins household. On Sunday, Minnesota Vikings...

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Baylor's Jake Lindsey leans on God's promises as he's forced to end basketball career

The athletics program at Baylor University periodically releases in-depth, personal articles about its athletes on...

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Oregon's Sabrina Ionescu wins PAC-12 Player of the Year while playing for Christ

Oregon guard Sabrina Ionescu was named PAC-12 Player of the Year this week for the...

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Quarterback Nick Foles expected to sign with the Jacksonville Jaguars

Nick Foles appears to be headed to Jacksonville. The Jaguars are expected to sign the...

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Liberty men's basketball eyes NCAA tourney after school-record 24th win

With its defeat of Kennesaw State 76-59 on Tuesday, which was Senior Night, the Liberty...

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Colorado Rockies 3B Nolan Arenado signs 8-year contract extension

Rest assured Rockies fans, Nolan Arenado won't be leaving Colorado any time soon. ESPN's Jeff...

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Pro golfer Zach Johnson participates in St. Louis Cardinals' batting practice

A new face stole the show at batting practice for the St. Louis Cardinals on...

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Buddy Hield 'trusts in God' as Sacramento Kings seek return to NBA playoffs

Buddy Hield of the Sacramento Kings did not hide his feelings when asked about his...

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MAGAZINE: North Carolina's Luke Maye is headlining the Heels

This story appears in the Winter 2018 issue of Sports Spectrum Magazine. For more in-depth feature stories...

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Top-5 Daytona 500 finisher Michael McDowell drives to 'glorify God'

Sunday marked the 61st running of the Daytona 500 — by far the most prestigious...

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Wisconsin's D'Cota Dixon accepts Jason Witten Collegiate Man of the Year Award

Wisconsin Badgers safety D’Cota Dixon took home the Jason Witten Collegiate Man of the Year...

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Rising NBA broadcaster Kristen Ledlow aims 'to shine a light in the dark places'

Many NBA fans have heard of Kristen Ledlow from her work with NBA TV and...

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Daniel Jeremiah says journey to NFL Network has been guided by faith in Christ

Ask Daniel Jeremiah about virtually any NFL draft hopeful, and he’s quick to rattle off...

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'Death Row Chaplain' Earl Smith a source of inspiration as he ministers to Warriors, 49ers

Getting shot six times from point-blank range usually marks the tragic end to life. But...

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Bengals chaplain LaMorris Crawford overcomes incredible odds to impact lives for Christ

LaMorris Crawford knows pain. He knows struggle. He knows what it’s like to live a...

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MAGAZINE: Preach It, Dabo Swinney — Clemson's coach is unashamed of the Gospel

This story appears in the Fall 2018 issue of Sports Spectrum Magazine. For more in-depth feature...

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CBS Sports Radio Host Amy Lawrence lives for Jesus first

It is often said that nothing good happens after midnight. But that’s not quite true....

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Kings forward Justin Jackson embraces role as spiritual leader in unpredictable NBA

On Thursday night, the NBA landscape changed ever so slightly as it welcomed a brand...

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