Kevin Mercer

Basketball

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 team's playoff hopes this week. "I'd bet my house on it," he told a group...

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Basketball

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 like this, subscribe to our quarterly magazine for only $18. LED ON THE COURT AND IN...

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NASCAR

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 race on the NASCAR calendar — and Denny Hamlin held off teammate Kyle Busch to...

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Football

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 Award earlier this week, given annually to the college football player who has best demonstrated...

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Broadcasting

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 the NBA on TNT. From sideline reporter to co-host of NBA TV’s "Inside Stuff" with...

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Football

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 information you might not have even known to ask for. Strengths, weaknesses, tendencies, statistics, even...

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Football

'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 not for Earl Smith. In more than one way, his life began in that moment...

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Football

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 life far from God, and that’s what makes his current walk with God all the...

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Football

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 stories like this, subscribe to our quarterly magazine for only $18. THE HEAD COACH OF PERENNIAL...

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Football

Two-time Super Bowl champion, former college football coach Bill Curry eternally grateful for God's love and mercy

Sit back and think for a moment about some of the most memorable names in football history. Maybe your mind goes to Johnny Unitas and "The Greatest Game Ever Played."...

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Broadcasting

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. If you tune to CBS Sports Radio from 2 a.m. to 6 a.m. ET, you’ll...

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Basketball

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 new draft class onto basketball’s brightest stage during the 2018 NBA Draft. Draft night is...

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