Summer 2024

Kevin Mercer

Head coach Joe Mazzulla leads Celtics back to NBA Finals, says it's 'where God has us'

Second-year Boston Celtics coach Joe Mazzulla knows God has directed his steps to the NBA Finals. "It's just where God has us right now."

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Broadcaster James Brown honored at Emmys, knows real honor 'goes to my Lord and Savior'

Broadcaster James Brown was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Emmys. All the while, he seeks to stay rooted in Scripture.

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Orioles shortstop Gunnar Henderson dazzles on the diamond, rests in the 'love of Christ'

SS Gunnar Henderson continues to trust in Jesus while quickly becoming the face of the Baltimore Orioles. "I’ll just put my faith in Him."

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Celtics center Al Horford provides veteran leadership as he lives by 'faith in Jesus Christ'

Celtics vet Al Horford has provided a lift for Boston on and off the court. Meanwhile, he says he's rooted in "my faith in Jesus Christ."

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Sam Houston's Rome Shubert to play home finale exactly 6 years after surviving school shooting

On May 18, 2018, Rome Shubert was shot in the head. On May 18, 2024, he will be celebrated on Senior Day as a pitcher at Sam Houston State.

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Nuggets assistant Ryan Saunders remains strengthened by his 'relationship with Christ'

As the Nuggets seek back-to-back titles, coach Ryan Saunders leaves it with God. "Things will work out the way He wants them to work out."

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Bruins' Brandon Carlo welcomes baby boy, scores goal: 'That was a play there by God'

In the middle of Boston's run through the NHL playoffs, Brandon Carlo and his wife, Mayson, welcomed a baby boy. "So blessed," he said.

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Dallas Stars center Matt Duchene seeks to love God, love others during NHL playoffs

In the pursuit of his 1st Stanley Cup Finals appearance, Dallas Stars center Matt Duchene seeks to love God and love others as Jesus taught.

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Rookie QB Austin Reed signs as free agent with Bears, is 'nothing without my Lord and Savior'

The Chicago Bears signed free-agent rookie QB Austin Reed, who is unashamed in sharing his faith. "I trust in the Lord with a lot of things."

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Broncos rookie QB Bo Nix believes that God 'put me here in Denver for a reason'

The Broncos made Oregon's Bo Nix the record 6th QB taken in the first 12 NFL draft picks. "I believe that God has a plan for me and my life."

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L.A. Kings' Blake Lizotte knows his 'identity is who I am in Christ' amid NHL playoffs

Now in the playoffs, Blake Lizotte of the L.A. Kings has seen God at work amid tragedy. "It was Jesus Christ who helped me through that."

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With a culture of faith, Milwaukee Bucks seek another deep NBA playoff run

The Milwaukee Bucks have a culture of faith in Christ and winning on the court, thanks in part to chaplain Kenneth Lock and GM Jon Horst.

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Wrestler Aaron Brooks upsets Olympic champ to earn 2024 Olympic berth: 'Praise the Lord'

Wrestler Aaron Brooks is headed to the 2024 Paris Olympics after an upset at the U.S. Olympic Trials. "Praise the Lord. Have faith in Him."

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Pacers star Tyrese Haliburton advances to 1st NBA postseason as his 'faith has grown a lot'

Ready for his 1st NBA playoffs, Indiana's Tyrese Haliburton has seen God transform his heart. "I go to church on Sunday every chance I can."

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Scottie Scheffler wins 2nd Masters in 3 years, says he uses his talent 'for God's glory'

Scottie Scheffler honors Christ while winning another Masters. "I have been given a gift of this talent, and I use it for God's glory."

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Baltimore Orioles' Jackson Holliday makes MLB debut: 'I wouldn't be here without Jesus'

The much-anticipated MLB debut for former No. 1 overall pick Jackson Holliday finally came on Wednesday. "I wouldn't be here without Jesus."

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Dan Hurley leads UConn men to back-to-back titles as he leans on his 'faith in Jesus Christ'

With a foundation of "faith in Jesus Christ," fiery coach Dan Hurley has led his UConn Huskies to their second consecutive national title.

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Purdue's Mason Gillis finds strength in Isaiah 40:31 at men's Final Four

Despite hardships and injuries, Purdue sixth man Mason Gillis has always taken solace in the words from the Bible verse Isaiah 40:31.

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Superstar Paige Bueckers leads UConn back to Final Four: 'I give all glory to God'

Paige Bueckers trusted God while recovering from an ACL tear last season. Now, she's led UConn back to the Final Four. "I'm a living testimony."

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Mark Sears leads Alabama to its first-ever Final Four: 'Give all honor and glory to God'

Alabama has ridden sharpshooter Mark Sears to the Crimson Tide's first Final Four. "I just put the work in, trusted God, and now I'm here."

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Star Raegan Beers leads Oregon State in Sweet 16, strives 'to be with God'

Oregon State star forward Raegan Beers has powered her team to the Sweet 16, knowing that "God desires to be in our lives with us."

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Aaron Brooks, David Carr win NCAA wrestling titles while boldly proclaiming '100% Jesus'

Penn State's Aaron Brooks and Iowa State's David Carr won NCAA wrestling titles, and afterward sported "100% Jesus" headbands.

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D.J. Burns thanks God as N.C. State makes improbable Sweet 16 run in NCAA Tournament

N.C. State's improbable run to the NCAA Tourney's Sweet 16 has been sparked by forward DJ Burns, who seeks to give God glory through it all.

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Morehead State coach Preston Spradlin seeks to put 'my faith on display' in NCAA Tourney

Coach Preston Spradlin has Morehead State in the NCAA Tournament, and he says he tries to "my faith on display through my coaching."

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Cowboys LB Leighton Vander Esch retires, trusts in God's 'unwavering love and guidance'

Dallas Cowboys LB Leighton Vander Esch trusts in God as he enters retirement. "I strive to let you work through me in this next chapter."

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Coach Dan Hurley leads No. 1 UConn with foundation on his 'faith in Jesus Christ'

As head coach Dan Hurley aims to lead UConn to another national title, he'll lean on his foundation, which starts with his "faith in Jesus."

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New QB Kirk Cousins introduced with Atlanta Falcons 'as God's plan would have it'

Signing with the Falcons made sense for QB Kirk Cousins and his family, yet he knows it was God who has providentially placed him there.

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49ers QB Brock Purdy, girlfriend Jenna get married, seek to 'grow together in Christ'

San Francisco 49ers QB Brock Purdy married his longtime girlfriend, Jenna, as the couple seeks a life together founded on Jesus Christ.

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Scottie Scheffler dominates Arnold Palmer Invitational, but knows 'my life's not a golf score'

Scottie Scheffler won the Arnold Palmer Invitational while resting his identity in a relationship with Christ: "My life's not a golf score."

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IUP's Bryce Radford brings career to a close: 'God put me here for a much bigger purpose'

Bryce Radford had a storybook return for Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He knows his record-setting return was all for God's glory.

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Oklahoma softball winning streak ends, team celebrates baptism of pitcher Kierston Deal

Oklahoma softball saw its 71-game win streak snapped Sunday, but many players still celebrated teammate Kierston Deal's baptism afterward.

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NFL insider, 'Jesus follower' Chris Mortensen dies, believed 'trust is to be in the Lord only'

NFL reporter and Christ-follower Chris Mortensen has died at 72. He left his fans with a question: "Is Jesus who He said He was?"

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Hurricanes' Jaccob Slavin, wife Kylie raise $1 million to 'Fight for Freedom' with IJM

In partnership with IJM, Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Jaccob Slavin and his wife, Kylie, have raised $1 million to fight human trafficking.

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Coach Hubert Davis leads North Carolina men, steadied by 'my relationship with Jesus'

Hubert Davis has had an eventful three seasons with North Carolina. And as he gears up for March, he seeks to "be an example for Christ."

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'Follower of Christ' William Byron wins his 1st Daytona 500: 'I'm just extremely blessed'

William Byron won a rain-delayed Daytona 500 on Monday after leading only four laps. "Getting into racing was God’s plan for me."

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ECU's Parker Byrd becomes 1st D-I player w/ prosthesis, seeks 'to share His light'

ECU baseball's Parker Byrd made history as the first D-I player to play with a prosthesis. "[God] is the reason I am here today."

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ESPN football analyst Kirk Herbstreit tells church audience, 'That answer is Jesus'

With the "Holy Spirit inside me," ESPN college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit shared his testimony of faith Sunday at Fresh Life Church.

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Chiefs D-coordinator, 4-time Super Bowl champ Steve Spagnuolo sets his foundation on Christ

The Chiefs trusted in defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo on their way to the Super Bowl LVIII title. Meanwhile, Spagnuolo trusts in God.

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49ers QB Brock Purdy 'hurts' after Super Bowl loss, but knows 'Jesus Christ is my Rock'

Even after a Super Bowl loss, 49ers QB Brock Purdy will find his purpose in God. "Christ already died for my sins and I'm saved through Him."

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Chiefs long snapper James Winchester's faith in Jesus is 'foundation of everything'

Chiefs long snapper James Winchester will be representing many people in Super Bowl LVIII, but his truest identity is founded on Christ.

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From blood clots to Super Bowl: Chiefs OL Trey Smith says 'God has a plan and purpose for me'

With faith in God, Kansas City Chiefs guard Trey Smith overcame blood clots to continue his football career. Now, he's in Super Bowl LVIII.

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Steelers' Minkah Fitzpatrick knows 'I have a Savior in Him,' will be honored at Super Bowl Breakfast

Steelers safety Minkah Fitzpatrick will be honored at the Super Bowl Breakfast. "My identity is tied up in being a son of God," he says.

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49ers DE Arik Armstead seeks to 'bless others and glorify Him' ahead of Super Bowl LVIII

Arik Armstead has experienced a lot as a 49er, but never a Super Bowl title. One game away, he continues to rely on Christ as his foundation.

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49ers veteran safety Tashaun Gipson headed to 1st Super Bowl: 'This is just God'

49ers safety and 12-year NFL vet Tashaun Gipson will be playing in his first-ever Super Bowl. "Without [God], this wouldn't be possible."

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Chiefs owner Clark Hunt going to 4th Super Bowl in 5 years: 'I want to give God the glory'

For the fourth time in five seasons, the Chiefs and owner Clark Hunt are headed to the Super Bowl. "It's faith, family and football."

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Jim Harbaugh returns to NFL to coach L.A. Chargers, rests in 'counsel from God'

Jim Harbaugh is leaving his alma mater, Michigan, to become the head coach of the L.A. Chargers as he seeks to be led by the Holy Spirit.

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Coach John Harbaugh leads Ravens to brink of Super Bowl, quotes Bible after win

Ravens coach John Harbaugh quoted 1 Chronicles 29:11 after leading his team to the AFC title game, giving "glory where it's due."

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Jonathan Isaac donates 'Judah 1' shoes to high school team displaying light of Christ

Jonathan Isaac of the Magic donated shoes from his "Judah 1" line — which includes a Bible verse & glorifies Christ — to a high school team.

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Bucs head coach Todd Bowles, wife Taneka lean on God in parenting & NFL playoffs

Coach Todd Bowles leans on God while leading the Bucs on a playoff run and, with his wife Taneka, parenting his son Tyson, who has autism.

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Grayson Murray overcomes alcoholism, wins Sony Open: 'Jesus Christ changed my life'

After years of alcoholism, Grayson Murray is now eight months sober and a winner on the PGA Tour. "Jesus Christ is first and foremost."

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Steelers QB Mason Rudolph to start 1st career playoff game, aims to 'passionately pursue Christ'

Pittsburgh Steelers QB Mason Rudolph will make his first career playoff start on Sunday. "I passionately pursue Christ," he told FCA in 2017.

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Faith-filled RBs Blake Corum, Donovan Edwards power Michigan to national title

Michigan RBs Blake Corum and Donovan Edwards carried the Wolverines to a national title. "I thank God so much for allowing me to be here."

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Texans head coach DeMeco Ryans, QB C.J. Stroud reach playoffs in 1st season: 'Praise goes to God'

Texans head coach DeMeco Ryans and QB C.J. Stroud each glorified God after capping a successful first season together with a playoff berth.

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Ryan Johansen impresses with Avalanche, seeks 'to spend the rest of my life following Jesus'

New Avalanche center Ryan Johansen is impressing on and off the ice. Meanwhile, he wants "to spend the rest of my life following Jesus."

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QB Lamar Jackson 'thanking God' as he has top-seeded Baltimore primed for playoffs

NFL MVP favorite Lamar Jackson is praising God and staying humble in Him as Baltimore prepares to be the No. 1 seed in the AFC playoffs.

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QB Michael Penix Jr. leads Washington to CFP title game: 'I gotta thank God for everything'

After overcoming injuries, Michael Penix Jr. has Washington in the title game. "I gotta thank God for everything that He's put me through."

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WWE legend Hulk Hogan gets baptized: 'Total surrender and dedication to Jesus'

WWE legend Hulk Hogan publicly professed his faith in Christ and was baptized this week in Florida. "I am one with God," he said in April.

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Camryn Bynum helping Vikings make playoff push while repping Jesus, the Philippines

Vikings safety Camryn Bynum gives back to the Philippines while excelling on the field. "The mission was to serve God first and foremost."

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QB Case Keenum helps lift Texans to OT win: 'I just have to thank God'

QB Case Keenum added to his legacy by leading the Texans to an OT win while seeking to glorify Christ. "God's made me who I am for this."

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NASCAR's Aric Almirola returns to Joe Gibbs Racing, will keep 'honoring God along the way'

NASCAR's Aric Almirola and Joe Gibbs Racing will reunite in 2024. "I pray that I will be able to contribute ... honoring God along the way."

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Trey Hendrickson leads Bengals pass rush, honors Christ on the field

Bengals DE Trey Hendrickson is likely to get his 3rd Pro Bowl nod this season. After nearly every sack, he acknowledges his Heavenly Father.

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John Harbaugh has Ravens primed for playoff run as he shares Good News of Christ

Head coach John Harbaugh has the Ravens ready for December football, which also means "Advent season ... preparation for an amazing event."

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Falcons punter Bradley Pinion sports cleats supporting 'Punts for Purpose' with Compassion

In partnership with Compassion International, Falcons punter Bradley Pinion has launched "Punts for Purpose" to support prenatal health.

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Head coach Rhett Lashlee seeks God's glory while leading resurgent SMU

Coach Rhett Lashlee has led SMU to its best season in decades, all while seeking God's glory first. "God has put me here on assignment."

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QB Brock Purdy making NFL history as he leads surging 49ers with his eyes fixed on Jesus

San Francisco QB Brock Purdy is making history as he leads the surging 49ers. All the while, he knows that "God is faithful."

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Rangers rookie Evan Carter donates proceeds from 'Jesus Won' shirts to good causes

Rangers OF Evan Carter seeks to "spread the Word" with his "Jesus Won" shirts, sales of which he's given to his church and his school's FCA.

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Tim Keenan an anchor for Alabama D-line, vows to show God 'how thankful I am'

In the SEC title game, Alabama DT Tim Keenan III will look to continue his breakout season made possible by how God has "had His hand on me."

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Jalen Hurts' 5 TDs help Eagles to another comeback win as QB seeks to 'walk by the Spirit'

QB Jalen Hurts, who reads a Bible devotional each day, scored five touchdowns Sunday, including the game-winner in another Eagles comeback.

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Vikings QB Kirk Cousins after season-ending Achilles injury: 'It's His career that I steward'

Vikings QB Kirk Cousins is trusting in God despite his season-ending Achilles injury, saying he'll "see what God wants to do with it."

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Broncos WR Courtland Sutton after TD extends win streak to 4: 'We serve an amazing God'

Denver Broncos WR Courtland Sutton grabbed an incredible game-winning touchdown, afterward praising God and seeking to "let my light shine."

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Broncos' Justin Simmons leads NFL in INTs since 2016, leads team as 'follower of Jesus'

Broncos safety Justin Simmons, who grabbed his 30th NFL interception Monday, rests in the peace of Christ amid a string of losing seasons.

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QB Josh Dobbs continues to impress with Vikings, rests in 'relationship with Jesus Christ'

QB Josh Dobbs wasn't with the Vikings two weeks ago. Now, he's a Minnesota hero. "I try to live my life in a way that it glorifies God."

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UConn star Paige Bueckers confident in God's promises in return from ACL tear

UConn's Paige Bueckers made her much-anticipated return to college basketball, now with a greater confidence in God's plan for her life.

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Raiders rookie QB Aidan O'Connell finds peace in God's plan, aims to 'give God glory'

Raiders QB Aidan O'Connell was a college walk-on, and on Sunday won his 1st NFL game. "The Lord has obviously brought me to this point."

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Texans' C.J. Stroud sets rookie passing yards record in win as he plays 'for the glory of God'

C.J. Stroud pointed to Christ after throwing for 470 yards and five TDs in Houston's win. "It's a blessing. ... I do it for the glory of God."

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In 1st World Series, Rangers 3B coach Tony Beasley leans on God in life's hills & valleys

Rangers 3B coach Tony Beasley is enjoying his 1st World Series nearly seven years after beating cancer. "God's going to receive the glory."

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Jalen Ramsey snags INT in Dolphins debut, grateful for God's 'grace and mercy'

Dolphins DB Jalen Ramsey had a crucial interception in his 1st game since an injury. "[God] continues to show me so much grace and mercy."

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Browns kicker Dustin Hopkins honored 2nd week in a row, clings to 'providence of God'

Browns kicker Dustin Hopkins won AFC Special Teams Player of the Week for a 2nd straight week, as he's steadied by "seeking His presence."

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Darren Waller scores 1st TD as N.Y. Giant, fights addiction 'by the grace of God'

Tight end Darren Waller scored his 1st TD as a New York Giant on Sunday, as he leans on God's grace to overcome his struggles with addiction.

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Las Vegas Aces, Kelsey Plum repeat as WNBA champs: 'This is not possible without Him'

Kelsey Plum and the Las Vegas Aces won a 2nd straight WNBA title with a thrilling Game 4 win against the Liberty. "God is so good," she said.

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Pitcher Aaron Nola leads Phillies in postseason as he puts 'all my trust' in Jesus

A crucial part of the Philadelphia Phillies' path to the NLCS, pitcher Aaron Nola finds his rest in Jesus. "With faith, you go to One thing."

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Tua Tagovailoa shares wisdom with brother in Christ, fellow Alabama QB Bryce Young

Tua Tagovailoa and Bryce Young were both championship-winning QBs at Alabama, and also share a bond through their faith in Christ.

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Carlson brothers Anders and Daniel make NFL history, share deep faith in God

Anders Carlson, a Packers kicker, and Daniel, a Raiders kicker, shared an NFL field on Monday. But the faith that bonds them runs deeper.

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Head coach Brent Venables building culture of faith with undefeated Oklahoma football

In his 2nd year as head coach at Oklahoma, Brent Venables is leading the Sooners with faith. "I'm not afraid to profess my beliefs."

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Michigan State RB Nathan Carter plays to glorify God: 'I want people to know about Jesus'

New Michigan State RB Nathan Carter plays football ultimately to glorify Christ. "God didn't create me just to play football," he said.

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Rookie Evan Carter has been huge spark for Rangers as he declares 'Jesus won'

Rookie Evan Carter sparked a Rangers team down the stretch that is now in the playoffs. Before his debut, Carter wore a "JESUS WON" shirt.

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WR A.J. Brown after his 175-yard, 2-TD day keeps Eagles perfect: 'Thank you God'

Eagles WR A.J. Brown had 175 yards and two second-half TDs to help keep Philly undefeated. After the game, he thanked his Heavenly Father.

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Alabama starting QB Jalen Milroe gets strength 'from my Lord and Savior'

Alabama QB Jalen Milroe has had an up-and-down start in 2023, yet he finds rest in Christ. "I can lean on Him no matter the circumstance."

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Oregon QB Bo Nix after 4-0 start to season: 'Jesus, thank you for these moments'

Oregon QB Bo Nix is getting Heisman Trophy consideration as he's led his team to a 4-0 start. "Jesus, thank you for these moments," he says.

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Philadelphia native D'Andre Swift thanking God after strong start with Eagles

Philly native D'Andre Swift had a career high in rushing yards in his first home game as an Eagle. Afterward, he made sure to thank God.

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Auburn coach Hugh Freeze rests in God's grace as team enters SEC play

First-year Auburn head coach Hugh Freeze has his team 3-0 entering SEC play. All the while, he's humble in the grace Christ has shown him.

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Giants kicker Graham Gano drills game-winning field goal, aims to 'represent the Lord'

N.Y. Giants kicker Graham Gano hit a game-winning field goal on Sunday, as he seeks to give Christ all the glory for his play on the field.

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AFC Offensive Player of the Week Tua Tagovailoa continues to give 'all the glory' to Christ

"I'd just like to give all the glory to my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ," Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa said after his Week 1 performance.

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Saints LB Demario Davis shares about daughter, 'knock from God' in press conference

New Orleans Saints LB Demario Davis put faith and football in perspective as he told of how God worked this week in the life of his daughter.

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49ers QB Brock Purdy in fine form after elbow surgery, knows 'who God has called me to be'

In his return from elbow surgery, 49ers QB Brock Purdy led him team to victory while staying rooted in Christ. "I know what my purpose is."

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Legendary ESPN NFL reporter Chris Mortensen steps away: 'God bless you all'

After nearly 33 years, legendary ESPN NFL reporter Chris Mortensen announced he stepped down in April to focus on "health, family and faith."

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Coach Frank Reich debuts with Panthers as he leans on faith, lessons from seminary

New Panthers coach Frank Reich has deep roots in football and faith in Charlotte. He'll lean on that experience as he debuts with Carolina.

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Minnesota QB Kirk Cousins seeks God's glory as he prepares for 12th NFL season

As Minnesota QB Kirk Cousins prepares for his 12th NFL season and a repeat of last year's success, he knows his career is for God's glory.

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WR John Metchie back with Texans after cancer battle: 'This was all for a greater purpose'

Texans WR John Metchie was diagnosed with leukemia last July. With his faith rooted in God's "greater purpose," he is now back on the field.

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UCF's Taylor Hendricks puts 'God first' as he goes No. 9 overall to Utah Jazz in NBA draft

Taylor Hendricks made UCF history when the Utah Jazz picked him at No. 9 in the NBA draft. In the NBA, he will seek to keep "God first."

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Cardinals DL Ben Stille's drive to make it in NFL 'stems from my faith in Jesus Christ'

New Cardinals defensive lineman Ben Stille finds his true purpose in Christ as he seeks to make an impact on his third team in three years.

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Ashley Prange powers Alabama to super regionals, seeks to be 'advocate for Jesus'

Ashley Prange left her transfer in God's hands. He led her to Alabama, and now she seeks to play for His glory in the super regionals.

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Assistant coach Ryan Saunders leans on Christ as he helps Nuggets in NBA playoffs

Denver assistant coach Ryan Saunders seeks to cultivate his relationship with Christ as he helps guide the Nuggets toward the NBA Finals.

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Rooted in Christ, Patty Gasso leads Oklahoma softball to NCAA Tourney's No. 1 seed

Coach Patty Gasso has developed a strong culture of faith at Oklahoma as her Sooners eye a 3rd straight title and a record win streak.

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Cardinals' Paul Goldschmidt has 3-homer day, says 'God used baseball to introduce Himself to me'

Cardinals 1B Paul Goldschmidt has a 3-homer day to help St. Louis snap a losing streak as he lives out Jesus' Golden Rule in Matthew 7:12.

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Texas Rangers' Josh Jung wins AL Rookie of the Month while being 'competitor for Christ'

The Texas Rangers' Josh Jung is off to a hot start in 2023, being named the AL Rookie of the Month while seeking to "spread the Word of God."

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Joe Mazzulla following 'God's plan' as he coaches Celtics in NBA playoffs

Joe Mazzulla, in his first season as head coach, has the Boston Celtics seeking an NBA Finals return with a bold faith as his foundation.

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'Believer' Steph Curry scores NBA Game 7 record 50 points to advance Golden State

Golden State is moving on after superstar Steph Curry, who describes himself as a "believer," scored a record-breaking 50 points in Game 7.

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QB C.J. Stroud drafted 2nd overall by Houston Texans: 'I have the armor of God on me'

QB C.J. Stroud had God on his mind after being drafted No. 2 overall by the Houston Texans in the NFL draft. "I have the armor of God on me."

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Tennessee's Hendon Hooker awaits NFL draft, aims to 'spread the Word of Jesus Christ'

After an impressive career at Tennessee, QB Hendon Hooker finds peace as he trusts God for wherever he ends up in the 2023 NFL Draft.

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Kings' Harrison Barnes, a 'devout Christian,' locked in playoff battle vs. former team

The Warriors, former teammates, are now opponents for Kings forward Harrison Barnes. Yet he's concerned primarily with bringing glory to God.

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Bears CEO Kevin Warren wins Uncommon Award as he strives to 'put the Lord first'

Bears President/CEO Kevin Warren won Tony Dungy's Uncommon Award and shared his testimony of faith at an Arise with the Guys event.

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Roger Sali growing game of golf in native Uganda with help from Compassion

For years, Roger Sali worked to develop golf in Uganda. Now with the help of Compassion International and the PGA Tour, he's doing just that.

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Andrew McCutchen soaks up emotional return to Pittsburgh, keeps God as 'main thing'

Andrew McCutchen was emotional in his first at-bat as a member of the Pirates in Pittsburgh since 2017. He thanked God for the moment.

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Clay Holmes rests in Christ as he begins season as Yankees starting closer

Clay Holmes is a key for the Yankees this year as their starting closer. Despite the pressure, he rests in God with the words of Psalm 23.

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'Believer in Jesus' Andre Jackson is key to UConn's Final Four success

UConn's Andre Jackson mirrors his game, and his faith, after Pete Maravich. The Huskies will need Jackson's production in the Final Four.

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'Truly blessed' Jordan Miller leads Miami to first Final Four in program history

Jordan Miller scored 27 points to help Miami overcome Texas and reach the program's first Final Four. "It felt surreal. ...Truly blessed."

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UCLA coach Cori Close finds joy in Christ ahead of Sweet 16 matchup vs. South Carolina

UCLA women's basketball coach Cori Close stays rooted in her relationship with God as she prepares her team to face No. 1 South Carolina.

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Oklahoma softball's Jayda Coleman gets baptized as team pursues 3rd national title

Oklahoma softball's Jayda Coleman got baptized by her teammates as she leads the No. 1 team in the country in pursuit of a three-peat.

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Penn State wrestler Aaron Brooks after 3rd NCAA title: 'Christ's resurrection is everything'

Penn State wrestler Aaron Brooks repeatedly directed the praise to Jesus after winning his third consecutive national championship.

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Gabe McGlothan prays over team prior to Grand Canyon's flight to NCAA Tournament

Star Gabe McGlothan and coach Bryce Drew live out their faith in Christ as they lead No. 14-seeded Grand Canyon to the NCAA Tournament.

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Gonzaga's Malachi Smith prepares for NCAA Tourney as 'Child of God through Christ'

Malachi Smith, the WCC 6th Man of the Year, relishes his NCAA Tourney opportunity. "Faith ... always will be the most important thing to me."

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30-win Oral Roberts primed for another NCAA Tournament run: 'God is good'

Led by a Christ-following coach at an evangelical school, Oral Roberts is looking to repeat history in this year's NCAA Tournament.

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Penn State wrestler Aaron Brooks seeks 3rd straight national title and to 'glorify God'

Penn State wrestler Aaron Brooks stays focused on God and thankful for all He's done as he pursues his third straight national championship.

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Kentucky's Oscar Tshiebwe glorifies God as he's named an All-American again

Oscar Tshiebwe, Kentucky's star center, has remained unashamed of his faith in Christ as he continues to collect college basketball awards.

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Detroit Mercy's Antoine Davis was baptized amid chasing all-time scoring record

In the midst of chasing college basketball's all-time scoring record, Detroit Mercy's Antoine Davis was baptized. "God knows what He's doing."

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Quincee Lilio baptized amid Oklahoma softball's culture of winning & faith

Oklahoma softball's Quincee Lilio was baptized Saturday. The Sooners' program is famous for its success while keeping Christ at the center.

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Damian Lillard shines at NBA All-Star weekend, aims to be 'humble servant of God'

Portland Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard won the NBA 3-point contest during All-Star weekend while he seeks to stay humble in the Lord.

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Nuggets announcer/chaplain Kyle Speller gives glory to God for All-Star weekend gig

Nuggets PA announcer & chaplain Kyle Speller tweeted "All glory ... belongs to the Lord" upon hearing he was headed to NBA All-Star weekend.

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Eagles QB Jalen Hurts sets Super Bowl records in loss, aims to 'be what God called me to be'

Despite the loss in Super Bowl LVII, Eagles QB Jalen Hurts set numerous Super Bowl records as he aims to "be what God called me to be."

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Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni 'grateful to God' for career trials ahead of Super Bowl

Eagles coach Nick Sirianni was let go in Kansas City, starting a trajectory that led to the Super Bowl. "God's always ... guided my paths."

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T.J. Edwards after breakout year helps Eagles to Super Bowl: 'Everything I do is for Him'

A big reason why Philly is in Super Bowl LVII is due to the development of LB T.J. Edwards, but he has seen the biggest growth in his faith.

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Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker ahead of Super Bowl: 'I always pray for God's will to be done'

Ahead of Super Bowl LVII, Kansas City Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker said he plays for God's glory. He often prays, "Jesus, I trust in You."

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Owner Clark Hunt leads with faith in Christ as Chiefs prepare for Super Bowl LVII

As Kansas City prepares to take on Philadelphia in Super Bowl LVII, Chiefs owner Clark Hunt makes it a priority to give glory to Jesus.

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QB Jalen Hurts leads Eagles to Super Bowl as he puts his trust in God's hands

QB Jalen Hurts leans on John 13:7 and God's perfect timing as he leads the Philadelphia Eagles to Super Bowl LVII.

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Frank Reich, former Charlotte pastor & Panthers QB, returns as head coach

A former Charlotte pastor and history-making quarterback for the Panthers, Frank Reich has been hired as Carolina's next head coach.

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Tennessee basketball's Jahmai Mashack aims to use platform to 'bring others to Christ'

Jahmai Mashack brings energy and defense to a top-5 Tennessee squad as he uses basketball "to reach other people and bring others to Christ.”

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Sustained by Christ, DC DeMeco Ryans leads 49ers to NFC championship game

With follower of Christ and head coach candidate DeMeco Ryans leading the defense, San Francisco is a win away from another Super Bowl.

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Alabama basketball coach Nate Oats leaning on prayer, Scripture amid player's arrest

Alabama men's basketball coach Nate Oats finds solace and leads his team with prayer and Scripture amid the arrest of one of his players.

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Ravens RB J.K. Dobbins giving glory to God after return from ACL tear

Baltimore Ravens RB JK Dobbins is ready to make noise in the playoffs after his recovery from an ACL tear. "I can only thank God for it."

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Florida legend Tim Tebow selected to College Football Hall of Fame: 'All glory to God'

Legendary Florida QB Tim Tebow has been selected to the College Football Hall of Fame. "All glory to God," he said afterward on Twitter.

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TCU star Kendre Miller, a 'follower of Christ,' hopes to be cleared for championship game

RB Kendre Miller, who has often spoken about his faith during TCU's run to the title game, is questionable for the showdown with Georgia.

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Dan Orlovsky prays for injured Bills safety Damar Hamlin live on ESPN

In the wake of Bills safety Damar Hamlin's cardiac arrest, ESPN analyst Dan Orlovsky showed boldness in praying live on air during "NFL Live."

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WR Mike Evans thanks God after record day helps Buccaneers clinch division

WR Mike Evans thanked God after his 10 catches, 207 yards and three TDs propelled the Buccaneers to the playoffs for the third straight year.

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Alex Pietrangelo boosts Golden Knights after daughter's illness: 'God answered our prayers'

The Golden Knights' Alex Pietrangelo said "God answered our prayers" upon returning to action following his daughter's serious illness.

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Kirk Cousins gets words of wisdom, faith from Frank Reich after NFL's greatest comeback

Frank Reich texted QB Kirk Cousins after the Vikings' record-breaking comeback to impart words of wisdom and bring glory to Christ.

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'Poised' rookie QB Brock Purdy leads 49ers to NFC West title with his identity in Christ

This year's "Mr. Irrelevant" is proving himself to be anything but for the San Francisco...

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Atlanta Hawks rookie AJ Griffin hits another OT game-winner, gives glory to God

Atlanta Hawks rookie small forward A.J. Griffin called game. With 0.5 seconds remaining in overtime...

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Former pitcher Jason Grimsley details addiction, God's grace: 'Now I know why I'm here'

In 2006, MLB pitcher Jason Grimsley was busted for using performance-enhancing drugs, thus ending a...

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Falcons punter Bradley Pinion reps Jesus with words, Compassion International with cleats

Since the 2016 season, players around the NFL have been bringing attention to causes that...

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New Auburn football coach Hugh Freeze, assistant Cadillac Williams stay rooted in Christ

The college football offseason coaching carousel has already begun. And with Auburn hiring former Liberty...

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Donovan Edwards gives No. 2 Michigan elite RB depth as he gives 'glory to the Lord'

According to FiveThirtyEight.com, No. 2 Michigan has a 97% chance to make the College Football...

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Saints QB Andy Dalton records career-high passer rating, rests in Gospel despite uncertainty

The New Orleans Saints picked up a crucial 27-20 home win on Sunday against the...

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Charlotte native Steve Wilks thankful to God to be Panthers interim head coach

On Oct. 10, the Carolina Panthers looked like the worst team in the NFL. They...

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Sports world offers prayers after tragic shooting of three Virginia football players

Tragedy struck Charlottesville, Virginia, late Sunday night when three University of Virginia football players were...

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QB Kirk Cousins leads Vikings to incredible win, stays steadied by God's Word

The Minnesota Vikings made a statement on Sunday that they will be a force to...

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Youth soccer coach Yuri Lopez making disciples with Operation Christmas Child

Yuri Lopez grew up in 14 different orphanages in Honduras after being separated from her...

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33-year-old Ravens LB Justin Houston having career year: 'I just want to glorify God'

A seventh AFC North title in franchise history is in sight for the 2022 Baltimore...

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BOOK EXCERPT: Tim Tebow's 'Mission Possible One-Year Devotional'

Tim Tebow knows something about living a "mission possible" life. He's a two-time national champion,...

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RB Derrick Henry leading Tennessee Titans, breaking records & praising God

The Tennessee Titans began the season with a one-point loss to the New York Giants,...

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Oregon QB Bo Nix leading No. 8 Ducks, praising Jesus all the while

A dark horse is emerging in the race for the College Football Playoff: the Oregon...

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Jaccob Slavin aims to help Hurricanes win Stanley Cup as he plays 'for His glory'

Jaccob Slavin and the Carolina Hurricanes are no strangers to the NHL playoffs, having been...

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QB Hendon Hooker 'giving Him all the glory' as Tennessee jumps to No. 3 after Alabama win

On Oct. 21, 2006, Hendon Hooker was 8 years old and busy learning his multiplication...

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Cardinals CB Antonio Hamilton credits 'nobody but God' in return from burn accident

Everything seemed to be lining up perfectly for Antonio Hamilton, a 29-year-old cornerback with the...

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Pitcher Aaron Nola helps Phillies snap playoff drought as he trusts God's plan for his life

The last time the Philadelphia Phillies were in the playoffs, Aaron Nola had just graduated...

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Eagles WR A.J. Brown among leading receivers as he seeks to 'play for God'

The Philadelphia Eagles are officially the last undefeated team in the NFL after Week 4,...

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Steelers linebacker Alex Highsmith leads NFL in sacks with 'foundation in Christ'

The early frontrunner in the race for the most sacks in the 2022-23 NFL season...

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Vancouver Canucks goaltender Spencer Martin displays Christian faith on mask

When Spencer Martin — a backup goaltender for the Vancouver Canucks — takes the ice...

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Miami Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa tosses 6 TDs in comeback win while rooted in faith

In one of the wilder NFL games you'll see, the Miami Dolphins overcame a 21-point...

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Scottie Scheffler voted 2022 PGA Tour Player of the Year as his identity remains in Christ

Golfer Scottie Scheffler capped off his remarkable year on Saturday when he was voted by...

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USWNT goalkeeper Aubrey Kingsbury combats world hunger with Compassion International

Aubrey Kingsbury served as a backup goalkeeper for the U.S. women's national team in its...

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Clemson coach Dabo Swinney looks to Christ, hopes to bounce back in 2022

You know you're doing something right when a 10-win season in major college football is...

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Florida coach Billy Napier remains thankful to God ahead of Gators' clash vs. No. 7 Utah

First-year Florida head football coach Billy Napier won't have to wait long to see what...

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Saints QB Jameis Winston grateful to God after long-awaited return from ACL injury

During the New Orleans Saints' final preseason game against the Los Angeles Chargers on Friday...

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Quinn Ewers named Texas' starting QB, 'thankful for all the opportunities God has given me'

Quinn Ewers is back in his home state, and now he's been tasked with leading...

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Colorado Rockies' Wynton Bernard glorifies God in MLB debut after 11 years in minor leagues

Wynton Bernard of the Colorado Rockies had a weekend he'll never forget. On Friday, Bernard...

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Bears RB David Montgomery as he enters contract year: 'Without God, I can do nothing'

Many NFL players talk about the added pressures that come with performing during a "contract...

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Auburn men's basketball players baptized in Jordan River during exhibition tour of Israel

Under the leadership of head coach Bruce Pearl, the Auburn men's basketball team recently returned...

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49ers legend Bryant Young honors late son, points to Christ during Hall of Fame induction

Nearly 15 years after his final NFL snap, and nearly 10 years after first becoming...

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Marlins' Daniel Castano thankful for his 'assurance in Christ' after line drive to head

Miami Marlins starting pitcher Daniel Castano posted a message on Twitter in the wake of...

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Amid high hopes for Ole Miss football, coach Lane Kiffin is steadied by God

Coming off of a 10-3 record and an appearance in the Sugar Bowl a year...

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Nigeria's Tobi Amusan exclaims 'God did that!' after setting world record in women's 100m hurdles

The 2022 Track and Field World Championships in Eugene, Oregon, had already seen a world...

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L.A.'s Clayton Kershaw makes 1st All-Star start, shares touching moment with young boy

The National League and the American League faced off once again in the MLB All-Star...

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Braves SS Dansby Swanson makes 1st All-Star team, thankful for God's path for him

As a defending World Series champion, the temptation might be to get too comfortable and...

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Bills QB Case Keenum fits in well with Buffalo as he seeks to stand for Christ

New Buffalo Bills quarterback Case Keenum is with his seventh different team in his 10th...

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Ole Miss baseball wins national title, led by star Tim Elko: 'I can't thank Him enough'

Six months ago as the calendar turned from December to January, Ole Miss baseball star...

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Milwaukee Bucks select MarJon Beauchamp 24th in NBA draft: 'God never gave up on me'

MarJon Beauchamp broke down crying as he heard his name called 24th overall in the...

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Texas A&M's Nathan Dettmer bounces back at College World Series: 'All my worth is through God'

Baseball is a funny sport. Just a handful of plays could go one way or...

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Robert Moore finds refuge in Christ during Arkansas' run in College World Series

The narrative that the Arkansas baseball team was limping into the NCAA Tournament now seems...

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Ole Miss baseball on a tear, back in College World Series helped by faith-driven players & coach

Prior to the Ole Miss baseball team's second game of its best-of-three super regional series...

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Matt Carpenter sets Yankees franchise record amid hot start as he stays rooted in Christ

New Yankees infielder Matt Carpenter had a late start to the 2022 MLB season, but...

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Cooper Kupp 'guided by His Spirit' as he signs contract extension with L.A. Rams

Los Angeles Rams star Cooper Kupp amassed one of the most impressive statistical seasons for...

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Ahead of super regionals, UNC baseball coach Scott Forbes hopes others 'see [Christ] in me'

On April 24, the outlook for Scott Forbes' second season as head coach of the...

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UCLA softball catcher Delanie Wisz glorifies God with custom gear in WCWS

UCLA is one of four teams still playing for a chance at a national championship...

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Trey Lipscomb of No. 1 Tennessee enjoys career year as he is 'playing for Christ'

All eyes will be on Tennessee during the 2022 NCAA Baseball Tournament, because that's what...

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UCLA softball ace Megan Faraimo casts her cares on God ahead of NCAA super regionals

UCLA, one of the most storied programs in college softball, is back in the NCAA...

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Alabama star pitcher Montana Fouts leverages growing platform for God's glory

Heading into postseason play, hopes are high in Tuscaloosa for the No. 5-ranked Alabama softball...

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Josh Manson aims to help Avalanche over playoff hump as he grows in Christ

Is new Colorado defenseman Josh Manson the man to get the Avalanche over the hump?...

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Despite falling in NFL draft, new Titans QB Malik Willis aims to 'spread the glory of God'

It came much later than many expected, but for former Liberty quarterback Malik Willis, it...

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NFL Network analyst Daniel Jeremiah finds peace in prayer as NFL draft approaches

After months of mock drafts, endless speculation and every imaginable what-if scenario, the 2022 NFL...

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Duke freshman AJ Griffin declares for NBA draft as he finds his worth in Christ alone

Duke freshman AJ Griffin made it official Sunday when he announced he would enter his...

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Tyrese Maxey stays grateful to God as record-setting game powers 76ers in playoffs

The Philadelphia 76ers began their quest for a championship in style Saturday with an easy...

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Rangers' Taylor Hearn gets postgame interview question from sister Robyn: 'Don't doubt God'

Rangers pitcher Taylor Hearn earned the start in Texas' home opener against the Colorado Rockies...

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Faith-driven coach Monty Williams leads Phoenix Suns in playoffs after historic season

The NBA's 2021-22 regular season wrapped up Sunday, the playoff matchups are set and the...

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Kentucky's Oscar Tshiebwe sweeps player of the year awards: 'I thank God for this moment'

Kentucky's star forward Oscar Tshiebwe dominated college basketball in 2021-22, and on Tuesday night the...

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Purdue star Jaden Ivey declares for NBA draft, thanks God for 'blessing me with the ability'

Purdue's star sophomore and consensus second-team All-American Jaden Ivey has made his decision: He's going...

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Collin Gillespie rebounds from injury to lead Villanova to Final Four: 'God has a plan for everything'

"Determined. Leader. Winner." That's how Villanova point guard Collin Gillespie described his own on-court demeanor...

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First-year North Carolina coach Hubert Davis anchored in prayer as he leads Tar Heels to Final Four

Hubert Davis turned away from the court, wiped his face and hugged his assistant coaches....

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MAGAZINE: NC State's Kai Crutchfield is Founded and Faithful

This story appears in the Spring 2022 issue of Sports Spectrum Magazine. To read the...

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Jerome Tang follows God's lead as he becomes Kansas State men's basketball coach

Kansas State Director of Athletics Gene Taylor believes he's found his man to take the...

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Purdue star Jaden Ivey, mother Niele bonded by faith as both experience NCAA Tournament success

After an action-packed weekend full of overtimes and upsets and everything in between, 16 teams...

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Faith-driven Oscar Tshiebwe becomes consensus All-American, but Kentucky falls in major upset

Oscar Tshiebwe proved to be one of the very few bright spots for No. 2-seeded...

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Nuggets rookie Bones Hyland reunites with firefighters, thanks God for unforgettable night

For Denver Nuggets rookie guard Bones Hyland, Monday's 114-110 road victory over the Philadelphia 76ers...

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Coach Rick Barnes thanks God as Tennessee men collect first SEC title in 43 years

Under seventh-year head coach Rick Barnes, the Tennessee men's basketball team finally accomplished something it...

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UNC coach Hubert Davis after big win over Duke: 'Jesus has given me this opportunity'

Saturday's rivalry game between North Carolina and No. 4 Duke was supposed to be all...

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QB Malik Willis wows on, off field at NFL combine, says he plays for only God's approval

College football's best have descended upon Indianapolis this week to showcase their abilities at the...

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Adam Flagler gives 'all glory to God' as he leads Baylor on quest to defend national title

Winning back-to-back national championships is notoriously difficult. Only seven programs have done it since the...

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WNBA legend Lisa Leslie discusses life as a Black woman: 'I try to be led by the Spirit'

As most women's college basketball conferences wrapped up regular-season play this weekend, the season now...

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First-year UNC coach Hubert Davis reaches 20 wins with Christ as 'foundation of who I am'

It's no easy task to follow a college basketball legend like Roy Williams at a...

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U.S. bobsledder Elana Meyers Taylor glorifies God as she makes Olympic history

After adding two more medals from the Beijing Winter Olympics to her career collection, which...

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U.S. skier David Wise allows God to be in control, caps tough few years with Olympic silver

U.S. skier David Wise's path to the Beijing Winter Olympics was anything but easy, and...

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San Antonio Spurs guard Dejounte Murray thankful to God on eve of 1st All-Star Game

One of the many stars who will occupy the court during the NBA All-Star Game...

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Defending Daytona 500 champ Michael McDowell in new short film: 'God is faithful'

As excitement builds for a new NASCAR season and Sunday's Daytona 500, the most prestigious...

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U.S. bobsledder Elana Meyers Taylor wins 4th Olympic medal, is 'in this sport to glorify God'

In the first monobob (single-person bobsled) competition in Olympic history Monday in Beijing, the top...

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Bengals CB Chidobe Awuzie rests in Christ before Super Bowl: 'Whoever has God, lacks nothing'

For Cincinnati to come out victorious Sunday against Los Angeles in Super Bowl LVI, the...

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Bengals DE Trey Hendrickson ahead of Super Bowl: 'Anything I do on the field is to glorify Him'

When the Cincinnati Bengals and Los Angeles Rams step onto the field at Sofi Stadium...

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Former LB Vincent Rey right in God's will as team chaplain for Super Bowl-bound Bengals

The 2021-22 NFL season has been one of firsts for former Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vincent...

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Rams punter Johnny Hekker knows 'God is on the throne' as he pursues Super Bowl title

As the old adage goes, special teams in the NFL can win you games and...

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DE Trey Hendrickson thankful for his 'Lord and Savior' as he leads Bengals to Super Bowl

The Cincinnati Bengals know they need defensive end Trey Hendrickson to be at his best...

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Rams backup TE Kendall Blanton steps up big, thanks God as L.A. heads to Super Bowl LVI

The outlook appeared grim when Los Angeles Rams tight end Tyler Higbee went down with...

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Eric Staal headlines Canadian Olympic hockey team as he seeks to live for God

Late last month amid concerns of rising COVID-19 cases, the NHL and the NHLPA came...

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Cooper Kupp's big day sends Rams to NFC title game as he strives for 'crown that will last forever'

When Los Angeles held a 27-3 lead over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers late in the...

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Stanley Johnson puts 'trust in God' as he seeks longterm role with hometown L.A. Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers' 2021-22 season hasn't been as successful as many hoped, as many...

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WR A.J. Brown grateful to God as No. 1-seeded Titans prepare for playoffs

The reward for the Cincinnati Bengals' 26-19 home win Saturday against the Las Vegas Raiders...

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Current, former NFL players give back to communities on MLK Day with Convoy of Hope

To honor the enduring legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., the faith-based nonprofit Convoy of...

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Steelers fans thank Raiders kicker Daniel Carlson by giving to charities he supports

As Las Vegas kicker Daniel Carlson sent his fifth field goal of the Raiders' Week...

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Saints defensive end Cam Jordan excels on field while giving back with God Iz Love Foundation

NFL fans have come to expect it from Cam Jordan, but the New Orleans Saints...

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UNC QB Sam Howell declares for NFL draft: '[Life is] about living for Jesus and trying to be more like Him'

On Saturday, two days after North Carolina's 38-21 loss to South Carolina in the Duke's...

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Unsung Lions RB Craig Reynolds after career day vs. Cardinals: 'I wouldn't be here without God'

The Detroit Lions chose quite a way to win their second game of the 2021...

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Saints LB Demario Davis, a true 'Servant of Christ,' continuing to excel in back half of career

Usually, an NFL player's production will diminish as he reaches the age of 30 and...

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Seattle Seahawks receiver Tyler Lockett makes history in big win: 'I just thank God'

Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett made history in Seattle's 33-13 road victory against the Houston...

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NFL mourns death of former Broncos legendary WR Demaryius Thomas: 'His greatest gift was joy'

At the age of 33 and only five months into his retirement, former NFL wide...

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UConn basketball star Paige Bueckers expected to miss 6-8 weeks, says she's trusting God's plan

In the closing seconds of the UConn women's basketball team's 73-54 victory over No. 24...

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Michigan, others honor Oxford shooting victim Tate Myre: 'Prayers up to the One who conquered death'

Witnesses say that when Tate Myre heard the sound of gunshots ringing throughout his school,...

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Seattle Mariners sign 'Jesus Follower' and 2021 AL Cy Young winner Robbie Ray

The Seattle Mariners announced Tuesday night that they had finalized a five-year contract with pitching...

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Florida hires Billy Napier as new football coach with faith as his 'anchor'

A day after the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns closed out an 11-1 regular season with a...

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Louisiana football coach Billy Napier leans on God as he leads Ragin' Cajuns to historic success

In his four years as the head coach at Louisiana, Billy Napier has brought unprecedented...

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Mississippi State QB Will Rogers seeks to serve his 'Lord and Savior' amid record-setting season

For Mississippi State sophomore quarterback Will Rogers, four-touchdown games have almost become the norm. He's...

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Baylor men's basketball, head coach Scott Drew set out to defend title with culture of J.O.Y.

The quest to defend last season's national championship begins Friday night for the Baylor men's...

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Lakers legend Magic Johnson 30 years after HIV diagnosis: 'I learned to trust in Jesus'

Sunday was the 30th anniversary of the stunning announcement from Los Angeles Lakers legend Earvin...

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Seattle Seahawks safety Quandre Diggs gives glory to God after history-making interception

History was made in the second quarter of Sunday's game between the Jacksonville Jaguars and...

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QB Sam Hartman leads Wake Forest to rare 7-0 start as he honors late brother, leans on faith in God

Fans of Wake Forest football won't soon forget the 2021 team. The 7-0 Demon Deacons...

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Former NFL DT Albert Haynesworth after receiving new kidney: 'I'm a sinner, but I know God's plan'

Albert Haynesworth, once a dominating force along NFL defensive lines, felt powerless. It was less...

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Colts QB Carson Wentz's AO1 Foundation flies Wentz superfan to Indianapolis for game

Best. Weekend. Ever. That's how Giovanni Hamilton described his trip to Indianapolis this past week,...

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Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott tosses game-winning TD in overtime as he seeks to walk by faith

Sunday's game against the New England Patriots in Foxborough was a test of toughness for...

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Tampa Bay Rays pitcher David Hess on cancer diagnosis: 'God is going to use this for His glory'

David Hess, a pitcher within the Tampa Bay Rays organization, announced via Twitter on Wednesday...

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Ryan Donato scores first goal in Seattle Kraken history, stays steadied by faith in God

Tuesday night was a historic one for the NHL as its newest franchise, the Seattle...

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Buffalo Bills TE Dawson Knox seeks to glorify God amid breakout season

After Sunday night's dominating 38-20 win on the road against the Kansas City Chiefs, the...

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Tampa Bay Rays' Randy Arozarena glorifies God after another hot postseason start

The Tampa Bay Rays are off and running in the 2021 MLB Playoffs after their...

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Alabama QB Bryce Young seeks to glorify God as he leads team to 5-0 start

The Alabama Crimson Tide football program is back in a familiar position: 5-0 and ranked...

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Kings' Marvin Bagley III says 'I'm right where God wants me to be' despite trade rumors

Sacramento Kings power forward Marvin Bagley III has been the subject of speculation and a...

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Legendary boxer Manny Pacquiao announces retirement: 'In God, all things are possible'

At the age of 42, after a legendary professional boxing career spanning nearly 27 years...

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Las Vegas QB Derek Carr after leading Raiders to 3-0 start: 'All I want to do is glorify Him'

With a wild 31-28 overtime win against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, the Las Vegas...

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Faith in Christ for many Rays players helps team chemistry: 'We lead league in guys going to chapel'

For the third consecutive year, the Tampa Bay Rays are headed to the postseason. It...

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Carolina head coach Matt Rhule leads Panthers to 2-0 start as he's led by Christ

Despite playing at least twice a year, the Carolina Panthers had only beaten the New...

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Buffalo Bills Hall of Fame QB Jim Kelly hosts monthly men's fellowship group to spread light of Christ

Buffalo Bills Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly has seen his share of hardships in...

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QB Jameis Winston shines in Saints season opener with 5 TDs, his identity in Christ

The Jameis Winston era in New Orleans could not have gotten off to a better...

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Blue Jays pitcher Robbie Ray is sustained by Christ during stellar bounce-back season

An unlikely name has emerged as a potential front-runner in the American League Cy Young...

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5 College QBs to Watch in 2021: Liberty's Malik Willis listening to God, staying humble

Leading up to the 2021 football season, Sports Spectrum will highlight five Christ-following college quarterbacks...

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Legendary U.S. swimmer Jessica Long thanks Jesus after capturing 14th Paralymic gold

Already one of the greatest Paralympians ever, U.S. swimmer Jessica Long entered the Tokyo Games...

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5 College QBs to Watch in 2021: Texas Tech's Tyler Shough is 'trusting in the Lord'

Leading up to the 2021 football season, Sports Spectrum will highlight five Christ-following college quarterbacks...

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Detroit Lions' Godwin Igwebuike walks by faith, says God told him he'd be switched to running back

Godwin Igwebuike has had to fight to stay in the NFL ever since he entered...

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Cameron Kinley waived by Bucs despite Navy exemption, looks forward to 'what God has next'

Former Navy cornerback Cameron Kinley's dream of playing in the NFL is on hold. After...

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5 College QBs to Watch in 2021: North Carolina's Sam Howell says best decision was to follow Christ

Leading up to the 2021 football season, Sports Spectrum will highlight five Christ-following college quarterbacks...

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Gold medalist Sydney McLaughlin: 'What I have in Christ is far greater' than anything else

U.S. track star Sydney McLaughlin has been silent on social media during these Tokyo Olympics,...

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MAGAZINE: U.S. Wrestler Helen Maroulis Praises God Through Hills And Valleys

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76ers' Tobias Harris scores playoff career-high 37 as he seeks to model life after Christ

The Philadelphia 76ers, the No. 1 seed in the NBA's Eastern Conference Playoffs, are off...

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Phoenix Suns enter playoffs behind Christ-following coach Monty Williams after 10-season drought

It's been a long time waiting for fans in Phoenix, but it finally happened. The...

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Seahawks WR DK Metcalf thanks God after running 10.37 seconds in pro track debut

Seattle Seahawks star wide receiver DK Metcalf has already established himself as one of the...

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New Bucs LB Grant Stuard, 2021 'Mr. Irrelevant,' hoped in the Lord amid childhood adversity

Mr. Irrelevant. In most cases, it's a description no one wants. For former Houston linebacker...

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Rookie Immanuel Quickley draws confidence from God as he helps Knicks make playoff push

It was 2013 the last time the New York Knicks made the playoffs, but this...

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Stewart Cink wins PGA Tour's RBC Heritage, says his 'peace and joy' is in Christ

Age 47 has been nothing short of a renaissance year for professional golfer Stewart Cink....

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QB Trevor Lawrence, Marissa Mowry get married with Christ at the center

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Hubert Davis takes over as North Carolina basketball coach, aims to be 'example of Christ'

Only four days after the retirement of legendary Hall of Fame coach Roy Williams, the...

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College basketball coach Billy Kennedy, wife win Coach John Wooden Keys to Life Award

In October 2011 at the age of 47, only a few months after he was...

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21 MLB players to watch in 2021: Baltimore Orioles 1B Chris Davis

Through the month of March, leading up to MLB Opening Day on April 1, Sports...

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Matthew Mayer plays for Jesus, helps Baylor basketball advance to NCAA's Sweet 16

The Baylor men's basketball team, the No. 1 seed in the South region, will remain...

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Baylor men earn program's first NCAA Tournament No. 1 seed, living out culture of JOY

It's official. March Madness is back. College basketball fans across the country celebrated as the...

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Coach Dawn Staley shares Scripture, leads South Carolina women to SEC Tournament title

South Carolina is officially the champion of the SEC for the second year in a...

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Chargers RB Joshua Kelley gets baptized by team chaplain: 'Jesus is Lord!'

In his first year in the NFL, Los Angeles Chargers running back Joshua Kelley carved...

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Case Keenum helping FCA to 'Fill the Stadium' so kids can 'live out God's plan for their lives'

Cleveland Browns quarerback Case Keenum first started attending camps with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes...

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'Thankful' Michael McDowell wins Daytona 500: 'I've just got to thank God'

Entering Sunday's NASCAR season-opening Daytona 500 — the "Great American Race" — driver Michael McDowell...

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Kicker Ryan Succop helps Bucs win Super Bowl LV after Lord led him to Tampa Bay

Since 2009, Tampa Bay Buccaneers kicker Ryan Succop has been called "Mr. Irrelevant" after being...

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Kicker Ryan Succop set for first Super Bowl after rainbow from Lord led him to Tampa

Throughout most of 2020, kicker Ryan Succop was without a job. An injury-riddled 2019 season...

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Tampa Bay Bucs LB Shaquil Barrett after NFC title: 'I just want to thank my Lord and Savior'

Before this season, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers hadn't made the playoffs since 2007, and they...

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Guided by God, Bucs linebacker Devin White leads Tampa to NFC title game

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are back in the NFC title game for the first time...

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Ravens QB Lamar Jackson gets 1st playoff win, credits God as he stays humble in the Lord

Led by 2019 NFL MVP quarterback Lamar Jackson, the Baltimore Ravens overcame a 10-0 first-quarter...

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Titans RB Derrick Henry eclipses 2,000 yards, seeks to 'show off God'

Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry has done it once again: He is the NFL...

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Christ-follower Melanie Newman first woman to broadcast regular-season Orioles game

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On Tuesday, two-time NBA champion and former Sixth Man of the Year Lamar Odom took...

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Houston's Carlos Correa thanks God as he powers Astros to brink of World Series title

With a 7-1 victory Sunday night, the Houston Astros have now won three straight games...

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Lance Barksdale working 1st World Series, among MLB umpires taking bold stand for Christ

The 2019 World Series between the Houston Astros and Washington Nationals is now two games...

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Oklahoma QB Jalen Hurts making Heisman push while accepting God's timing

Jalen Hurts' case to be the Heisman Trophy winner has strengthened with each passing Saturday...

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Ohio State wrestling coach receives eternal victory through unimaginable tragedy

Tom Ryan remembers well the day a two-word question became the most difficult he had...

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Fields of Faith helps thousands encounter God on football fields around the country

This past Wednesday, thanks to a student-led ministry outreach program called Fields of Faith, football...

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Hurricanes defenseman Jaccob Slavin embraces fatherhood at home, fame on the ice

Defenseman Jaccob Slavin has been busy helping the Carolina Hurricanes jump out to a 4-0...

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Nationals' Anthony Rendon wants to be 'more Christian than baseball player'

The National League MVP award will likely be given to Cody Bellinger of the L.A....

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Seahawks QB Russell Wilson on pace for career year, praising Jesus all the while

The Seattle Seahawks squeaked by the Los Angeles Rams, 30-29, on Thursday Night Football this...

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Peyton Barber prays with family before every game

Many professional athletes have unique, and sometimes quirky, pregame routines that help them prepare mentally...

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Washington Nationals second baseman Brian Dozier plays for Christ in third straight postseason

Brian Dozier of the Washington Nationals hasn't produced on the diamond this year the way...

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L.A. Dodgers pitcher Casey Sadler finds peace in Christ during 'yo-yo' season

Casey Sadler has had a busy summer. The Dodgers' relief pitcher began the season with...

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Florida H.S. coach glorifies God as she nears 500 wins in both volleyball & basketball

To be sure, head coach Karrmayne King keeps track of all the wins: 571 in...

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Washington great London Fletcher inducted into Redskins Ring of Fame

Linebacker London Fletcher spent 16 seasons terrorizing NFL offenses, his last seven with the Washington...

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South African captain Siya Kolisi trusts in God as 2019 Rugby World Cup begins

For the next month and a half, the best rugby players in the world will...

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Chicago Bears kicker Eddy Pineiro nails 53-yard game-winner, says Jesus is real

Questions have swirled around the Chicago Bears' kicking situation for months. On Sunday in Denver,...

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Buccaneers punter Bradley Pinion's incredible story of the 'angel' who influenced him to attend Clemson

Bradley Pinion, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' punter, has felt God's guiding hand on his football...

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MAGAZINE: Ravens DT Brandon Williams is accepted and acknowledged

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

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Nationals pitcher Aaron Barrett credits 'faith in the Lord' after 4-year battle to get back to big leagues

Saturday's 5-4 win for the Atlanta Braves over the Washington Nationals in Atlanta may have...

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Atlanta Falcons rookie RB Qadree Ollison changes jersey number in memory of brother

Atlanta Falcons rookie running back Qadree Ollison already honors his brother with every snap he...

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Baltimore Ravens' coach John Harbaugh inspires team with custom-made T-shirts

John Harbaugh had no prior experience as a head coach when he expressed interest in...

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Georgia QB Jake Fromm follows God, embraces pressure as he chases elusive title

Georgia football hasn't won a national championship in 39 years. Jake Fromm is on a...

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QB Deondre Francois 'lost sight of God' at Florida State, grateful for opportunity at Hampton

Deondre Francois is now the starting quarterback for Hampton University. It's probably not where he...

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Mark Richt might still be coaching had he better listened to 'what God has to say about rest'

The first weekend of college football is almost here, and for the first time since...

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MAGAZINE: Devin McCourty lives for something way bigger than Super Bowls

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

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