Sports Spectrum

Coaches

OneCoach: Do What Is Good

“In everything set them an example by doing what is good. In your teaching show integrity, seriousness and soundness of speech that cannot be condemned.” Titus 2:7 Some close friends...

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Thursday, April 26, 2018

“God and for this we labor and strive, that we have put our hope in the living God, who is the Savior of all men, and especially of those who...

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Wednesday, April 25, 2018

“If one of you says to them, ‘Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,’ but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it? In the same way,...

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Coaches

OneCoach: Any Questions?

“Let the wise hear and increase in learning, and the one who understands obtains guidance.” — Proverbs 1:5 (ESV) As a coach, I always encouraged my players to ask questions...

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Coaches

OneCoach: Maturity and Growth

“Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Come near to God and He will come near to you." — James 4:7-8 (ESV) Why...

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Tuesday, April 24, 2018

“If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive...

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Coaches

OneCoach: Qualities of a Captain

“For an overseer, as God’s steward, must be above reproach. He must not be arrogant or quick-tempered or a drunkard or violent or greedy for gain, but hospitable, a lover...

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional, Monday, April 23, 2018

"There is no fear in love, but perfect love drives out fear." — 1 John 4:18 THE FEARLESS CHAMPION In sports, especially football, we always seem to hear stories of...

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The Increase

THE INCREASE: Complete Surrender – Matthew Boyd

January 14 marked a day this year that I’ll never forget. As my wife and daughter, my whole family and my wife’s family all gathered at Doxa Church in Bellevue,...

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Coaches

OneCoach: Strength In God

“The Mighty One, God, the Lord, speaks and summons the earth from the rising of the sun to the place where it sets. From Zion, perfect in beauty, God shines...

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Friday, April 20, 2018

“Run in such a way as to get the prize.” — 1 Corinthians 9:24 Live Life Without Regrets I will never forget the first time I walked into my college football...

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Coaches

OneCoach: You Are What You Think

“…Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable — if anything is excellent or praiseworthy — think about such things.”...

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Coaches

OneCoach: Are you coachable?

“Let us not grow weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” —Galatians 6:9 Many years ago, when...

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Thursday, April 19, 2018

"For He Himself is our peace, who has made us both one and has broken down in His flesh the dividing wall of hostility by abolishing the law of commandments expressed in ordinances, that He...

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Coaches

OneCoach: Coaching Anyone

“I have been reminded of your sincere faith, which first lived in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice and, I am persuaded, now lives in you also. For...

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Wednesday, April 18, 2018

”But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” — Matthew 6:33 Who Is Your Center? The center of a...

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Tuesday, April 17, 2018

“An athlete is not crowned unless he competes according to the rules.” — 2 Timothy 2:5 Play by the Rules Rick DeMont turned for the last lap of the 400-meter...

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Coaches

OneCoach: Hung by the Tongue

“The tongue also is a fire, a world of evil among the parts of the body. It corrupts the whole person, sets the whole course of his life on fire,...

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Coaches

OneCoach: Investing in the Future

“Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.” — Proverbs 22:6  I have had the pleasure of coaching...

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Monday, April 16, 2018

“I am the way, and the truth and the life, no one comes to the Father except through Me." — John 14:6 The Right Direction The building in which I...

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Friday, April 13, 2018

“But I say to you who hear: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, and pray for those who spitefully use you.”...

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Thursday, April 12, 2018

“Such confidence we have through Christ before God. Not that we are competent in ourselves to claim anything for ourselves, but our competence comes from God.” — 2 Corinthians 3:4-5...

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Wednesday April 11, 2018

Through Faith There Is Hope “I rise before dawn and cry for help; I have put my hope in your word.” - Psalm 119:147 NIV I’m not actually sure how to...

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Friday, April 13, 2018

"In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins according to the riches of His grace." - Ephesians 1:7 God of Second Chances In the summer of...

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Friday, April 20, 2018

“Run in such a way as to get the prize.” — 1 Corinthians 9:24 Live Life Without Regrets I will never forget the first time I walked into my college football...

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Baseball

Summer baseball novel "Wildball" explores an athlete's struggle with faith

Wildball: A Summer Baseball Novel Dealing with the Struggle for Faith by Brian Engles There’s no better portrait of the “Boys of Summer” than the Cape Cod Baseball League. The...

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Tuesday April 10, 2018

“And God said, ‘Let there be light.' And there was light." — Genesis 1:3 Light Bulbs and Life When Thomas Edison invented the first long-lasting incandescent light bulb in 1879,...

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Monday, April 9, 2018

"Then God said, ‘Let there be lights in the firmament of the heavens...let them be for signs and seasons...let them...give light on the earth...” Genesis 1:14 Don’t Miss the Sign...

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Coaches

OneCoach: Accepting God’s Discipline

“My son, do not despise the Lord’s discipline, and do not resent his rebuke, because the Lord disciplines those He loves, as a Father the son He delights in.”— Proverbs...

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Friday, April 6, 2018

“...These are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His name.” John 20:31 Ink Pens...

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Coaches

OneCoach: Play the Right Way

“Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others.”—Philippians 2:4 (KJV) For former NBA head coach Larry Brown, the above phrase is...

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Coaches

OneCoach: Determining Your Destination

“Then Jesus said to His disciples, ‘If anyone would come after Me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow Me.’”— Matthew 16:24 I am amazed at...

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Coaches

OneCoach: Position vs. Potential

“But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The Lord does not look at the things man looks at....

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Coaches

OneCoach: When Excellence is Missing the Mark

“Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.”—Matthew 5:48 Vince Lombardi. Winning. Excellence. Missing the mark. Something is out of line there. The first three words/phrases fit well together....

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Thursday, April 5, 2018

“As far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us.” Psalm 103:12 Long Flight Terry Bradshaw had it. Joe Montana had it....

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Coaches

OneCoach: Constant Prayer

“Pray without ceasing.”—1 Thessalonians 5:17 Florida State University women’s basketball coach Sue Semrau says that “Rather than being disciplined to schedule time for prayer, it is more of an on-going...

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Coaches

OneCoach: True Influence

“As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.”—Proverbs 27:17 I was athletic director at Charlotte Christian School a few years back and I coached high school basketball. There were...

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Wednesday, April 4, 2018

“And this is the testimony, that God gave us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son...

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Tuesday, April 3, 2018

“I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to...

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Coaches

OneCoach: Following A Legend

“Then Moses summoned Joshua and said to him in the presence of all Israel, ‘Be strong and courageous, for you must go with this people into the land that the...

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Coaches

OneCoach: Listen Up!

“Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much…”—Luke 16:10a I’ve always admired legendary college basketball coach John Wooden. One particular interview he gave several years...

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Monday April 2, 2018

“Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.” Ephesians 5:19b-20 Just...

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Friday March 30, 2018

“And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men,” Colossians 3:23 (NKJV) Star Of The Game On Easter Sunday 2006, Albert Pujols hit three...

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Baseball

Sports Spectrum 2018 MLB Predictions

Baseball is BACK! https://twitter.com/espn/status/979327402567401472 The 2018 season begins today. Here's how we see this year shaping out. AMERICAN LEAGUE AL East: New York Yankees AL Central: Cleveland Indians AL West:...

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Thursday, March 29, 2018

“The Lord said, “Go out and stand on the mountain in the presence of the Lord, for the Lord is about to pass by.” Then a great and powerful wind...

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Baseball

OneCoach: Coaches, Contemporaries & Call-ups

"Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ." 1 Corinthians 11:1 Throughout my major league career, I had coaches above me, contemporaries beside me and call-ups replacing me. Coaches...

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Sports Spectrum

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Wednesday, March 28, 2018

“Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. And pray for us, too, that God may open a door for our message, so that we may proclaim the mystery of...

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Tuesday, March 27, 2018

“But now, this is what the Lord says- he who created you, Jacob, he who formed you, Israel: “Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you...

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Coaches

OneCoach: Instructions For The Disciple

“It is enough for the student to be like his teacher, and the servant like his master.”—Matthew 10:25a In Matthew 10, Jesus prepared His disciples to go out and spread...

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Thursday, March 22, 2018

“Examine yourselves regularly to see whether you are holding to the faith. Test yourselves.” 2 Corinthians 13:5 Evaluate Yourself Regularly Pro scouts regularly evaluate upcoming opponents, attending games to analyze...

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Wednesday, March 21, 2018

“But among you it will be different. Those who are the greatest among you should take the lowest rank, and the leader should be like a servant.” – Luke 22:26...

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Basketball

OneCoach: The Reason We Live

“I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase. So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase.” —...

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Soccer

OneCoach: Take Action

“But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.” James 1:22 (NKJV) Coaches are teachers. Their job is to instruct players. Great coaches work hard to prepare...

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Baseball

Michael Schlact - Diary of a Minor League Manager (Part 2)

Michael Schlact is the manager of the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks of the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball.  He began his pro playing career after being selected by the Texas Rangers in...

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Tuesday, March 20, 2018

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13 Is the Putter Really the Problem? Have you ever walked into a golf equipment store and been paralyzed...

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Coaches

OneCoach: Leadership

“Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the law my servant Moses gave you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, that...

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Basketball

The Success of Tony Bennett

On March 16th, 2018, coach Tony Bennett and his Virginia Cavaliers men’s basketball team made history by losing to the University of Maryland-Baltimore County, thus becoming the first #1 seed...

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Monday, March 19, 2018

“Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power...

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Coaches

OneCoach: In Need Of Some Discipline

“No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteous and peace for those who have been trained by it.”—Hebrews 12:11 I...

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Friday, March 16, 2018

“He came as a witness, to bear witness about the light, that all might believe through him. He was not the light, but came to bear witness about the light.”...

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Coaches

OneCoach: Be What God Has Called You

“Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what...

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Wednesday March 14, 2018

“Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. For the gate...

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Coaches

OneCoach: Listen and Learn

“Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but he who hates correction is stupid.” — Proverbs 12:1 Around 12:30 a.m. on Christmas morning of last year, after my boys had finally fallen...

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Coaches

OneCoach: Out of Our Control

“In the morning David wrote a letter to Joab and sent it with Uriah. In it he wrote, ‘Put Uriah in the front line where fighting is fiercest. Then withdraw...

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Tuesday, March 13, 2018

My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” — 2 Corinthians 12:9 The Power of Weakness I remember the first time I went hiking. To...

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Coaches

OneCoach: Wisdom

“Therefore everyone who hears these words of Mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock … it did not fall,...

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Coaches

OneCoach: Whose Name Is On Your Jersey?

“You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden.”—Matthew 5:14 One of my favorite lines from the movie “Miracle” was when USA Olympics coach...

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Coaches

OneCoach: We Need to be Coachable

“All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every...

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Thursday, March 8, 2018

"But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God" - John 1:12   With seconds left on the...

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Monday, March 12, 2018

“Dear children, this is the last hour; and as you have heard that the antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come. This is how we know it is...

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Coaches

OneCoach: What We Teach

“Point your kids in the right direction — when they’re old they won’t be lost.” — Proverbs 22:6 (The Message) I am a proud parent of a talented soccer player...

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Wednesday, March, 7, 2018

“Now the Lord was gracious to Sarah as He had said, and the Lord did for Sarah what He had promised. Sarah became pregnant and bore a son to Abraham...

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Thursday, March 15, 2018

“And when the Philistine looked about, and saw David, he disdained him: for he was but a youth, and ruddy and of a fair countenance.” 1 Samuel 17:42 (KJV) The...

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Tuesday, March 6, 2018

“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” – Galatians 6:9 Believing in the End...

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Monday, March 5, 2018

“Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you should also wash one another’s feet. I have set you an example that you should do as I...

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Friday, March 2, 2018

“I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved. They will come in and go out, and find pasture. The thief comes only to steal and kill and...

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Baseball

Michael Schlact - Diary of a Minor League Manager (Part 1)

Michael Schlact is the manager of the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks of the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball.  He began his pro playing career after being selected by the Texas Rangers in...

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Sports Spectrum

Gospel-Centered Teammates Fight Against Entitlement

The following is an excerpt taken from the book "THE ASSIST: A Gospel-Centered Guide To Glorifying God Through Sports" by Brian Smith. "As soon as he had finished speaking to...

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Wednesday, February 28, 2018

“All of us have become like one who is unclean, and all our righteous acts are like filthy rags; we all shrivel up like a leaf, and like the wind our sins...

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Tuesday, February 27, 2018

“Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run In such a way as to get the prize.” I Corinthians...

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Monday, February 26, 2018

“When the day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place. And suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind, and it filled the...

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Thursday, February 22, 2018

“But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so...

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Wednesday, February 21, 2018

“I wait for the Lord, my whole being waits, and in his word I put my hope.” — Psalm 130:5 Waiting for our next season Now that we are all...

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Tuesday, February 20, 2018

"That is why we never give up. Though our bodies are dying, our spirits are being renewed every day. For our present troubles are small and won’t last very long....

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Olympics

Christian Olympians to watch at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Games

By Becky York and Aliese Willard With the 2018 Winter Olympic Opening Ceremony in the books, it's time for the games to begin. Here are six Christians to keep your...

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Monday, February 19, 2018

“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord; plans to prosper you and not to harm you; plans to give you hope and a future.” —...

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Friday, February 16, 2018

“No man can come unto me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him” John 6:44 Called Out If you sit down to watch a baseball game for long,...

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Thursday, February 15, 2018

“So then, let us not be like others, who are asleep, but let us be alert and self-controlled.” - 1 Thessalonians 5:6 Stay On Your Toes My very short-lived career in...

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Wednesday, February 14, 2018

"Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making His appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God." — 2 Corinthians 5:20 (ESV) Representin’ The...

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Tuesday, February 13, 2018

“But you, O LORD, shall laugh at them; you shall have all the nations in derision.” - Psalm 59:6 Feeling Intimidated? In 1965 during the Illinois high school boys’ basketball tournament,...

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Monday, February 12, 2018

“Do not be overawed when a man grows rich...for he will take nothing with him when he dies...” Psalm 49:16-17 Rich In Christ We see it all the time: athletes...

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Friday, February 9, 2018

“We know that an idol is nothing at all in the world and that there is no God but one.” - 1 Corinthians 8:4 Worthless Idols I sit in the stands...

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Thursday, February 8, 2018

“Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth.” Luke 15:10 Cheer, My Brother , Cheer! When Swiss...

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Wednesday, February 7, 2018

“Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and He shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord.” Psalm 27:14 Things Take Time Several years ago, Alonzo Mourning...

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Tuesday, February 6, 2018

“Therefore, since we are surrounded by a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with...

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Monday, February 5, 2018

“Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to act. Do not say to your neighbor, ‘Come back tomorrow and I’ll...

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Friday, February 2, 2018

“For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know...

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Football

Giants wide receiver David Tyree 10 years later - The Catch and Other Miracles

10 years ago, February 3, 2008, the greatest play in Super Bowl history took place when New York Giants wide receiver David Tyree made the infamous "Helmet Catch" to help...

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Thursday, February 1, 2018

“Humble yourselves before the Lord, and He will lift you up.” James 4:10 Confidence vs. Arrogance Act like you have been there before! I remember reading about Minnesota Vikings coach...

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Wednesday, January 31, 2018

“But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself....

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Tuesday, January 30, 2018

“Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.” — 2...

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Monday, January 29, 2018

“Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us...

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Friday, January 26, 2018

“Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth.” Luke 15:10 Cheer, My Brother , Cheer!  When Swiss...

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Thursday, January 25, 2018

“Then Nebuchadnezzar said, “Praise be to the God of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, who has sent his angel and rescued his servants! They trusted in him and defied the king’s...

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Tuesday, January 23, 2018

“I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the...

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Monday, January 22, 2018

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.” 2 Corinthians 5:17 If you’re a college football...

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Friday, January 19, 2018

“The man said, ‘The women you put here with me- she gave me some fruit from the tree and I ate it.’ Then the Lord God said to the woman,...

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Football

Football Sunday Feature: Matthew Slater on New England Patriots' incredible Super Bowl LI win

Editor's note: This story appears in the special Football Sunday edition of Sports Spectrum Magazine. There are many memorable Super Bowls, but Super Bowl LI in February 2017 was one...

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Thursday, January 18, 2018

"For none of us lives to himself alone and none of us dies to himself alone. If we live, we live to the Lord; and if we die, we die...

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Tuesday, January 16, 2018

“Then he said to Jesus, ‘Lord, remember me when You come into Your kingdom.’ And Jesus said to him, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, today you will be with Me...

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Monday, January 15, 2018

“Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its...

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Friday, January 12, 2018

“Without counsel plans go awry, but in the multitude of counselors they are established.” Proverbs 15:22 Consulting Others I was the ninth man (a spindly guard) on my high school...

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Thursday, January 11, 2018

“Go, inquire of the Lord for me and the people and all Judah concerning the words of this book that has been found, for great is the wrath of the...

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Wednesday, January 10, 2018

“Now to Him Who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think...to Him be the glory...” Ephesians 3:20 Pray-God Hears Us Does God hear our...

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2012 Summer Olympics

Katrina evacuee is street pastor at Olympics

EDITOR'S NOTE: Baptist Press will publish features about Christian athletes in the Olympics, recap results of their competition and cover Baptist initiatives to share the Gospel during the Summer Games...

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Monday, January 8, 2018

“Do not be overawed when a man grows rich...for he will take nothing with him when he dies...” Psalms 49:16-17 Rich In Christ We see it all the time: athletes...

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Thursday, January 4, 2018

“As far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us.” Psalm 103:12 Long Flight Terry Bradshaw had it. Joe Montana had it....

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Wednesday, January 3, 2018

God calls us to be uncomfortable. This season has been full of ups and downs for me. Though I’ve been sent down to Triple A multiple times, I’ve watched God...

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Friday, January 5, 2018

“By faith the prostitute Rahab, because she welcomed the spies, was not killed with those who were disobedient.” Hebrews 11:31 Breaking the Mold Doug Flutie was someone who didn’t fit...

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Tuesday, January 2, 2018

“Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.” - Romans 5:1 David Tyree: Peace of God, from God David Tyree...

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Monday, January 1, 2018

“I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and...

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Friday, December 29, 2017

“Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care.” - Matthew 10:29 Seeing the Big Picture Coaching...

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Thursday, December 28, 2017

“Then Jesus said to his disciples, ‘If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.’” Matthew 16:24 Determining Your Destination I...

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Wednesday, December 27, 2017

“Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much…” Luke 16:10a Listen Up! I’ve always admired legendary college basketball coach John Wooden. One particular interview he...

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Tuesday, December 26, 2017

“Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize?” - 1 Corinthians 9:24 We’re All in the Race We’ve all seen games...

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Friday, December 22, 2017

"When he falls, he will not be hurled headlong, because the Lord is the One who holds his hand.” Psalms 37:24 (NASV) Fallen But Not Shaken I’m sure Aaron Rodgers...

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Thursday, December 21, 2017

“Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.” 2 Timothy...

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Tuesday, December 19, 2017

“Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of...

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Wednesday, December 20, 2017

“And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.” Hebrews 13:16 A Better Place Each year, my son and I...

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Monday, December 18, 2017

“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so...

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Soccer

‘Serengeti Friendship’ offers amazing take on friends, forgiveness for young people and families

The following article is written by Bruce William Deckert, the author of the new book "Serengeti Friendship: Soccer Forgiveness." What if some young wild animals in the Serengeti could play...

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Friday, December 15 ,2017

“Therefore I will give him a portion among the great, and he will divide the spoils with the strong, because he poured out his life unto death, and was numbered...

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Thursday, December 14, 2017

“Jesus said to him, “Today salvation has come to this house, because this man, too, is a son of Abraham. For the Son of Man came to seek and to...

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Wednesday, December 13, 2017

“Clap your hands, all you nations; shout to God with cries of joy.” Psalm 47:1 Standing Ovations Football stadiums filled with tens of thousands of adoring fans are prone to...

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Tuesday, December 12, 2017

“All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God be competent, equipped for every...

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Coaches

OneCoach: Get in The Game

"Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. Everyone who competes...

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Monday, December 11, 2017

“I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the flesh I live by faith...

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Thursday, December 7, 2017

“For this reason he had to be made like them, fully human in every way, in order that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in service to...

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Suffering leads to hope. Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance;  perseverance, character; and character, hope. (Romans 5:3-4 NIV) As...

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Tuesday, December 5, 2017

"Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout aloud, O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, your king is coming to you; righteous and having salvation is he, humble and mounted on a donkey, on a colt, the...

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Monday, December 4, 2017

“You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you...

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Football

NFL Game of the Week: Carolina Panthers vs New Orleans Saints

The first week of games in December are headlined by a crucial NFC South matchup in the Big Easy. The New Orleans Saints (8-3) take on the Carolina Panthers (8-3)...

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Friday, December 1, 2017

“And I will make them and the places round about my hill a blessing; and I will cause the shower to come down in his season; there shall be showers...

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Thursday, November 30, 2017

“The servant’s master took pity on him, canceled the debt and let him go. But when that servant went out, he found one of his fellow servants who owed him...

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The Increase

THE INCREASE: Thankful for Today – Mark Appel

Thanksgiving is definitely a big family event for the Appels. My parents, my brother and I are always together, and we like to invite anyone and everyone we can to...

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Tuesday, November 21, 2017

“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. For those God foreknew he...

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Tuesday, November 14, 2017

“Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press...

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Coaches

ONE COACH: No One Does it Alone, We All Need Each Other

During my 11-year Big League career I had many coaches. I always enjoyed looking at my coach's baseball careers on the back of their baseball cards. I didn't do this...

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Thursday, November 16, 2017

"Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. Let the message of Christ dwell among...

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Monday, November 13, 2017

“You, my brothers, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the sinful nature.” - Galatians 5:13 No Such Thing as Perfection In football, there is...

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Friday, November 10, 2017

“When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put childish ways behind...

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Thursday, November 9, 2017

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

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Football

Jeff Saturday - Too Good Not To Be True

The following article is featured in the September 2017 edition of Sports Spectrum Magazine. To join us and become a member of the Sports Spectrum family and receive our quarterly magazine,...

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Sports Spectrum

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Tuesday, November 7, 2017

“You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they...

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Monday, November 6, 2017

The Way Have you ever had a plan that seemed to be the only way for you?  From age 5, my plan was to be a baseball player. Whether that...

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Friday, November 3, 2017

The Dirty Work of a Christian “Which of these three do you think proved to be a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of the robbers?” “The...

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Baseball

FLASHBACK: Cubs Ben Zobrist recalls 2016 World Series Game 7 victory

This story was originally published in Sports Spectrum’s Fall 2016 print magazine.  It’s only fitting that Ben Zobrist would be named the 2016 World Series MVP and drive home the go-ahead run...

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Thursday, November 2, 2017

His Love is Unconditional Ephesians 2:8-9 God’s love toward us in unconditional. He doesn’t say, “If you do this, then I will love you.” His love is proven to us...

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Wednesday, November 1, 2017

A Life-Changing Encounter John 1:35-42 Others play an essential role in each of our lives, just as Adam’s friend did for him.  Take Peter for instance. Which passages come to mind...

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Monday, October 30, 2017

Are You Listening? Jonah 1:1-2 “Boy, are you listening to me?” As a child, I often heard these words from my mother’s lips. I can vividly remember her calling me...

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Friday, October 27, 2017

“We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God. God made him who had no...

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Tuesday October 24, 2017

“Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers a multitude of sins. Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling. Each of you should use whatever gift you have received...

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Monday, October 23, 2017

“13 Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. 14 And over all these virtues put on love, which binds...

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Friday, October 20, 2017

"Each one should test their own actions. Then they can take pride in themselves alone, without comparing themselves to someone else, for each one should carry their own load." (Galatians...

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Thursday, October 19, 2017

“Not to us, Lord, not to us but to your name be the glory, because of your love and faithfulness.” - Psalm 115:1 To God be the Glory A home run was just hit,...

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Monday, October 16, 2017

“Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good...

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Friday, October 13, 2017

“As the rain and the snow come down from heaven and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields...

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Baseball

Astros pitcher Collin McHugh says God has sustained him during the ups and downs of baseball

 This story was published in the Spring 2015 Digital issue of Sports Spectrum.  Houston Astros pitcher Collin McHugh and his wife’s three-bedroom, three-bathroom house in the East Atlanta Village is...

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Thursday, October 12, 2017

"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest." - (Matthew 11:28 NIV) Take a break I am not really a NASCAR fan,...

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Wednesday, October 11, 2017

“I seek you with all of my heart; do not let me stray from your commands. I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against...

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Sports Spectrum

Sports Spectrum Devotional - Tuesday, October 10, 2017

What Makes a Great Teammate?  Whether we participate in sports or not we all have teammates.  At work, in our family, at board meetings, at church, and in many different...

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Wednesday, October 4, 2017

"Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who...

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Tuesday, October 3, 2017

“There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them. All of these are the work of one and the same Spirit, and he distributes them to each...

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Monday, September 18, 2017

Staying Faithful in the Small Things “But Daniel resolved not to defile himself with the royal food and wine, and he asked the chief officer for permission not to defile...

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Baseball

Carlos Beltran says prayer is vital to everything he does

This article was originally printed in the July-August 2005 edition of Sports Spectrum. [caption id="attachment_20288" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Carlos Beltran in the July/August 2005 edition of Sports Spectrum[/caption] It would make...

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Friday, September 22, 2017

So That We Can Comfort “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our...

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Sports Spectrum

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Thursday, September 21, 2017

When he came near the place where the road goes down the Mount of Olives, the whole crowd of disciples began joyfully to praise God in loud voices for all...

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Friday, September 15, 2017

“Train children in the right way, and when old, they will not stray.”  - Proverbs 22:6 It Takes Time My son, who is nine years old, has reached the age of...

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Sports Spectrum

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Wednesday, September 27, 2017

"There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of...

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Thursday, September 14, 2017

A Name That Matters "The spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs, then heirs of God -- and fellow...

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Sports Spectrum

Sports Spectrum Devotional - Tuesday, September 26, 2017

All In “He was going to quit football to go become a minister. That’s how real he is of a person and how serious he is about his faith.” -...

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Wednesday, September 13, 2017

“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey...

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Sports Spectrum

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Tuesday, September 19, 2017

“Jesus replied: ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your heart and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the...

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Monday, September 25, 2017

A Golfers Diet "All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be equipped...

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Football

Tony Romo says he's striving to be the spiritual leader in his home

This article was originally printed in the October 2013 edition of Sports Spectrum. To win, Dallas Cowboy starting quarterback Tony Romo knows it takes a team. “As a quarterback, one...

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Thursday, September 7, 2017

“You shall have no other gods before me. You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is...

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Daily Devotional

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Wednesday, September 6, 2017

“Then Jesus said, ‘Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.’” – Matthew 11:28 Don’t Go Another Round! It...

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Daily Devotional

Daily Devotional - Tuesday, September 5, 2017

“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.” – Hebrews 13:8 I Still Got It Every Sunday after service, the youth and some adults would go to a...

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Sports Spectrum

Daily Devotional - Monday September 4, 2017

"Better is open rebuke than love that is concealed. Faithful are the wounds of a friend, But deceitful are the kisses of an enemy." - Proverbs 27:5-6 PRECIOUS WOUNDS These...

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Daily Devotional

Daily Devotional - Friday September 1, 2017

"For none of us lives to himself alone and none of us dies to himself alone If we live we live to the Lord; and if we die, we die...

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Football

Derek Carr's legacy at Fresno State was to finish what his brother started

Derek Carr is now a stud quarterback with the Oakland Raiders but in 2013, he was playing football for Fresno State, trying to leave a leagacy that his brother David...

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Daily Devotional

Daily Devotional - Thursday August 31, 2017

"Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything,...

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Sports Spectrum

Daily Devotional - Monday August 28, 2017

Blockbuster Trade “But God demonstrates His own love towards us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” -Romans 5:8 Last week, former Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving...

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Daily Devotional

Daily Devotional - Tuesday August 22, 2017

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding,...

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Daily Devotional

Daily Devotional - Monday August 21, 2017

“Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope.” (Romans 5:3-4) Don’t Dwell on the Past Jordan...

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Daily Devotional

Daily Devotional - Friday August 18, 2017

“Run in such a way as to get the prize.” 1 Corinthians 9:24 Live Life Without Regrets I will never forget the first time I walked into my college football...

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Daily Devotional

Daily Devotional - Tuesday August 15, 2017

"God’s grace has saved you because of your faith in Christ. Your salvation doesn’t come from anything you do. It is God’s gift. It is not based on anything you...

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Daily Devotional

Daily Devotional - Monday August 14, 2017

“Your eye is the lamp to your body. When your eyes are good, your whole body also is full of light. But when they are bad, your body also is...

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Basketball

The Lakeshow AAU: Teaching the Fundamentals of Character

The following article is featured in the latest edition of Sports Spectrum. To get a full subscription to the magazine, including it’s online content, click here to subscribe. In Silicon Valley, it takes a...

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Daily Devotional

Daily Devotional - Wednesday August 2, 2017

“The crucible for silver and the furnace for gold, but the Lord tests the heart.” —Proverbs 17:3 My 2015 postseason with the Mets was a really special time for me....

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Daily Devotional

Daily Devotional - Friday July 28, 2017

“Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in...

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Daily Devotional

Daily Devotional - Thursday July 27, 2017

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.” Galatians 5:22 Practicing the Fundamentals Fundamentals are a crucial part of every sport....

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Daily Devotional

Daily Devotional - Tuesday July 25, 2017

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.” Galatians 5:22 Work on the Fundamentals Fundamentals are a crucial part of every...

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Daily Devotional

Daily Devotional - Thursday July 20, 2017

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

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Daily Devotional

Daily Devotional - Wednesday July 19, 2017

“Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples.” - John 13:35 Stick to Sports Often times, professional athletes and popular figures in the sports...

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Daily Devotional

Daily Devotional - Thursday July 6, 2017

“As the Philistine moved closer to attack him, David ran quickly toward the battle line to meet him. Reaching into his bag and taking out a stone, he slung it...

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Daily Devotional

Daily Devotional - Wednesday July 5, 2017

"You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown...

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Daily Devotional

Daily Devotional - Tuesday July 4, 2017

“For to this you have been called, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, so that you might follow in his steps.” 1 Peter 2:21 Be Like Jesus When I...

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Daily Devotional

Daily Devotional - Friday May 12, 2017

“If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and He will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking. But when you ask Him, be sure that...

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Daily Devotional

Daily Devotional - Thursday May 11, 2017

  “For God knew His people in advance, and He chose them to become like His Son, so that His Son would be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters....

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Daily Devotional

Daily Devotional - Wednesday May 10, 2017

“But He did not accept Cain and His gift. This made Cain very angry, and he looked dejected.’Why are you so angry?’ the Lord asked Cain. ‘Why do you look...

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Baseball

University of Virginia Baseball Players Lean on Faith To Carry Them

(This May 6, 2017 article has been reprinted with permission from the The Daily Progress)  Of Faith and Baseball: The Story of Virginia's Adam Haseley and Pavin Smith by Andrew...

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Daily Devotional

Daily Devotional - Tuesday May 9, 2017

“I say, ‘You are “gods;” you are all children of the Most High. But you will die like mere mortals and fall like every other ruler.’ Rise up, O God,...

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Daily Devotional

Daily Devotional - Monday May 8, 2017

JUSTIN FORSETT THE OLDER SON Some Christians come from a life of bad choices involving drugs, alcohol, and wild college days. But when they discover Jesus, they turn from their...

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Football

Justin Forsett Announces Retirement from NFL

It’s time. I’m officially announcing my retirement from the game I love. It’s been an amazing ride and I’m grateful for every moment. My career has brought so many great...

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Video of the Week

Video of the Week: NBA Champion credits Christ in pushing through early NBA failures

After deciding to cut his college career at the University of North Carolina short, James Michael McAdoo faced an onslaught of disappointment and embarrassment. While trying to earn a roster spot...

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Around the Net

Warriors and Cavs share pre-game prayer before NBA Finals

The NBA Finals — and 2016 NBA season — came to a close last night in Oracle Arena after the Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Golden State Warriors, 93-89, in Game...

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Features

Roaring Ahead: Notre Dame runner Anna Rohrer relies on faith as her anchor

Each morning for six weeks during her junior year at Mishawaka (Ind.) High School, Anna Rohrer had started the day by guiding her wheelchair into the classroom of her mother,...

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Video of the Week

Video of the Week: Kevin Streelman discusses God's peace in first PGA win

After an unfortunate start to the 2013 Tampa Bay Championship, PGA Tour golfer Kevin Streelman found himself at 2-over and in danger of getting cut after the second day of...

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From The Archives

Three faith-based stories on Masters champions

“Just because our plan is easier doesn’t mean anything because His plan is best. We may struggle, but what’s really a struggle when you know you are going to heaven?...

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Around the Net

Warriors' Andre Iguodala credits team's faith in 2015 NBA title

The Golden State Warriors have a chance to make franchise history tonight. With a win in tonight's Game 5 of the 2016 NBA Finals, the Warriors would claim back-to-back NBA...

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Video of the Week

Video of the Week: NHL Champion explains how faith helped with his fear of failure

On an injury-riddled Pittsburgh Penguins team, veteran center Matt Cullen has stepped up and played a major role since the NHL All-Star break. This video, produced by CBN Sports last...

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Features

Gold Mine: Diamondbacks' Paul Goldschmidt finds Jesus through love of others

Paul Goldschmidt has a reputation for humility almost as large as his renown for terrifying National League pitchers. Despite prodigious numbers (good enough to merit second-place finishes in National League...

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Video of the Week

Video of the Week: Seth Curry discusses putting Christ first on the court

When people think of Sacramento Kings guard Seth Curry, they might think of him as No. 2 — second best. Given his older brother, Stephen, is a two-time NBA MVP...

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From The Archives

From the Archives: Quiet Fire

Tony Dung's gimmick is not having a gimmick. After a decade that made anti-heroes cliche (the 1990s), Dungy's single most rebellious act may be the fact that he flies under...

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Devotional of the Week

Devotional of the Week: Stronger Than Sin

“I want to be as one with Him. I could not be right with God by what the Law said I must do. I was made right with God by...

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Video of the Week
Around the Net

Adam LaRoche wins K-Love "Sports Impact" Award

Much has changed in the life of former Chicago White Sox first baseman Adam LaRoche since the end of the 2015 MLB season — some might say for the worse....

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Featured

Former NBA Champion discusses happiness found in Christ

Wayne Simien was living the dream — at least the one he'd formed in his head when he was six years old. He had grown up watching Roy Williams coach the...

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From The Archives

From the Archives: On the Mark

The Golden State Warriors, coached by former NBA star Steve Kerr, will begin the final chapter of their quest for back-to-back NBA titles tonight in Game 1 of the NBA...

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Video of the Week

L.A. Rams quarterback talks about depending on Christ (Active Faith)

As OTAs (Organized Team Activities) are beginning to get underway around the NFL, Los Angeles Rams quarterback Case Keenum will continue to fight for a starting job with Nick Foles...

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Featured

Featured: Steady Influence

[caption id="attachment_15682" align="aligncenter" width="720"] HOUSTON, TX - MAY 05: Seth Smith #7 of the Seattle Mariners sscores in the ninth inning against the Houston Astros on May 05, 2016 in...

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Basketball

Featured: On Top of His Game

To achieve his college player of the year season and lead his Oklahoma Sooners to the Final Four for the first time in more than a decade, Buddy Hield replied...

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Soccer

Featured: Taking One for the Team

Take one for the team” is a cliché not heard as much these days, but in the past it was in more regular rotation. In baseball, it could mean a...

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Featured

Reflecting on the last year in sports: Free commemorative DigiMag now available for online viewing

Click HERE to view Sports Spectrum's FREE Winter 2016 DigiMag #2, our second magazine of the winter. Upon the completion of the 2015-16 NFL season, this issue reflects on the...

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Devotional of the Week

In the Huddle: Bind the Strong Man

This year in the Bengals’ chapel we’ve been looking at 125 questions that Jesus asked in the New Testament. One of them was, “How can anyone enter a strong man’s...

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From The Archives

From the Archives: Fire and Ice

The Pittsburgh Penguins took a 1-0 lead over the San Jose Sharks in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals on Monday. Penguins center Nick Bonino put the Sharks away...

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The Increase

Featured: Living Water to Haiti

Located in the center of the Caribbean is the beautiful island of Haiti. In the entire western hemisphere there may not be another nation that has experienced as much calamity....

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Around the Net

Connecticut minister leads first 'pastor-led' Indy 500 team

While most pastors stood behind their pulpits on Sunday morning, Rev. Will Marotti was on the racetrack in Speedway, Indiana. Marotti, the lead pastor of New Life Church in Wallingford,...

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Featured

Featured: This City Came Together

On August 12th, 2016, rain began to fall on Baton Rouge, Louisiana. There was nothing unusual about it at first. But before long the situation took on a much more...

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Devotional of the Week

Devotional of the Week: Protecting Our Home

"Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.” I Corinthians 13:6 Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton made headlines in Week 9 of the 2015-16 NFL season for...

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Closeup

MLB Closeup: Cody Allen

The Cleveland Indians drafted Florida native Cody Allen in the 16th round in 2010, but Allen decided to play a season at High Point University to grow stronger after Tommy...

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Featured

Former Heisman candidate thanks God for career-ending injury

South Carolina RB Marcus Lattimore was one of the best running backs in college football, but a career-ending knee injury took that all away. Yet, what most people would have...

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Closeup

MLB Closeup: Yan Gomes

Cleveland Indians catcher Yan Gomes quotes Philippians 4:13 in his Twitter bio—“I can do all things through Him who gives me strength”—an admirable display of humility considering his many accomplishments....

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Closeup

MLB Closeup: Chris Coghlan

Before Chicago Cubs utility player Chris Coghlan made it to the major leagues, the thought of winning a World Series might have been something that would not only be the...

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Closeup

MLB Closeup: Ben Zobrist

It’s only fitting that Ben Zobrist would be named the 2016 World Series MVP and drive home the go-ahead run in Game 7 of the Fall Classic finale. Zobrist grew...

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Video of the Week

Video of the Week: Dave Bliss gets second chance, experiences redemption (by GameOn LU)

Game On LU recently sat down with former NCAA Division I basketball coach Dave Bliss, whose career fell apart in a scandal at Baylor University in 2003 after 500 NCAA...

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Features

Faith in God fuels U.S. women's gymnastics in Rio

Beyond shared athletic interests and abilities, three of the women on the U.S. Olympic gymnastics team — Gabby Douglas, Simone Biles and Laurie Hernandez — also share something deeper. Biles,...

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Devotional of the Week

Devotional of the Week: Relinquishing Perfection

“For there is not a just man on earth, that does good and sins not.” Ecclesiastes 7:20 As an athlete, I often struggled with aiming for perfection. In gymnastics, all...

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Around the Net

Around the Net: U.S. swimmer gives 'all glory to God' in historic win

Sometimes something as small as a touch of an underwater wall can send significant ripples into multiple areas of life. This is the case of Simone Manuel — Olympic swimmer for...

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Video of the Week

Video of the Week: I Am Second® — Clayton Kershaw

L.A. Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw gave his bullpen the day off on Monday — throwing a complete-game two-hitter against the Cincinnati Reds for his third shutout already this season. Kershaw showed...

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Basketball

Viral fan video claims Jeremy Lin received unfair treatment

Charlotte Hornets guard Jeremy Lin has been a target as of late — in more ways than one. A Youtube video, featured below, was recently released by an NBA fan,...

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Around the Net

Around the Net: Olympic diving duo directs praise back to Christ

For two of the best divers in the world, winning the gold won't be their top priority in Rio de Janeiro. Back on June 23, at the Olympic diving trials...

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Video of the Week

Video of the Week: Former Olympian Shawn Johnson reflects on identity (I Am Second)

Entering the 2008 Beijing Olympics, U.S. gymnast Shawn Johnson — much like Simone Biles this year — was the favorite to win four gold medals for Team USA. The newspapers said...

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Around the Net

Around the Net — 'Dude Perfect' breaks into the record books

Perfection has taken on a new name — or, at least, a new first name. Dude Perfect, a group of five guys made famous for their YouTube channel and crazy...

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Around the Net

Around the Net: Liberty University Truck Series driver sets new rookie record

If Camping World Truck Series driver William Byron doesn't slow down, his number of race wins may soon surpass his age. On July 30 — last Saturday — the 18-year-old...

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Parenting Today

Parenting Today: Don't be an overbearing sports parent

With basketball season now in full force once more, I am reminded of the battle my husband Steve and I faced time and time again as parents. Whenever we were...

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Devotional of the Week

Devotional of the Week: God's Power in Us

“My speech and my proclamation were not with persuasive words of wisdom but with a powerful demonstration by the Spirit, so that your faith might not be based on men’s...

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Around the Net

Around the Net: Clemson coach Dabo Swinney talks about football, faith (by the Associated Press)

In a recent interview with The Associated Press, Clemson football head coach Dabo Swinney talks about his Christian faith and its influence in how he coaches his team. "I just...

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From The Archives

From the Archives: Last Dance, Mike Minter's greatness on and off the field

Mike Minter is no Michael Jackson. That much was clear two years ago at the swanky 30th birthday bash he threw for his wife, Kim. Minter, the Carolina Panthers' venerable...

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Video of the Week

Video of the Week: Pro Bowl WR finds clarity through Christ (The Increase Stories)

On a flight from Denver to Atlanta, Brandon Marshall, now-wide receiver for the New York Jets, pulled out his Bible and began to read. Seeing this, the lady seated next...

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Devotional of the Week

Devotional of the Week: Through Christ Who Strengthens Me

“I know both how to have a little, and I know how to have a lot. In any and all circumstances I have learned the secret of being content —...

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Around the Net

Around the Net: Two NBA brothers host faith-based basketball camp

Jrue and Justin Holiday may be on opposite teams from October through April (the New Orleans Pelicans and New York Knicks, respectively), but in the offseason, that is certainly not the case...

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Around the Net

Around the Net: The complexity of Christian sports fandom

All athletes are human. Even Christian athletes like Stephen Curry, who most hold to an almost impossible standard, are sinful human beings — capable of missteps and aberrations. Yet, this...

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Video of the Week: MLB All-Star is "light in the outfield" for Christ

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lbzGn2fuA1A[/embed] Largely behind the Washington Nationals first-half success (six-game lead over the rest of the NL East), is 2016 NL All-Star Daniel Murphy. Murphy, in his first year with the...

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Video of the Week

Video of the Week: Georgia head coach Mark Richt talks about departure, faith

The University of Georgia held a news conference on Monday morning to discuss Mark Richt's coming departure as head football coach. Richt and athletic director Greg McGarity mutually agreed on...

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Parenting Today

Participation trophies lead to rude awakening

Last summer Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison sparked a nation-wide debate and discussion when he posted this caption on Instagram with a picture of his children’s participation trophies:  I came...

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Video of the Week

Video of the Week: Pirates' Andrew McCutchen surrenders baseball to God

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AXRCATcPyPk[/embed] As the MLB season nears its midpoint, the Pittsburgh Pirates continue to battle for the top of the NL Central and a return to the postseason in October. One...

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Devotional of the Week

Devotional of the Week: Playing with Intention

“If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a servant of Christ.” Galatians 1:10 Playing with Intention One thing I’ve learned while living in the professional...

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Around the Net

Around the Net: Tim Tebow leads prayer amid medical emergency

Amid a sad and unfortunate situation, strangers supported one another through prayer and encouragement. While on a flight from Atlanta to Phoenix, an older man collapsed inside of the plane due...

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Closeup

Where Are They Now Closeup: Former Lions kicker Jason Hanson discusses faith in post-NFL life

As an NFL kicker, Jason Hanson has heard the cheers after kicking a game-winning field goal. And he’s heard the boos after missing. “Yeah, there’s pressure,” Hanson says. Welcome to...

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Features

Veteran Counsel: Four-time Pro Bowler Matthew Slater is admired for work ethic, wisdom

In the glorious moments of championship celebration, athletes commonly lift an index finger over their head and point toward the sky. Their preceding months—their entire careers even—were dedicated to the...

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Around the Net

Around the Net: Top-10 NBA Draft pick fueled by prayer

As NBA Commissioner Adam Silver announced the New Orleans Pelicans first pick in the draft — the sixth overall selection— Buddy Hield rose from his seat. But before he met...

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Basketball

Stephen Curry continues to revolutionize the NBA for Christ

The three-point shot has one man, in particular, to thank for its revitalization in the NBA — two-time MVP Stephen Curry. Curry's unique style of play — squaring up (or...

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Features

Tim Tebow encourages student-athletes to look beyond sports

Tim Tebow, since being released Eagles in 2015, has taken to coaching — not from the sidelines, though. The former NFL quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner took to the stage...

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Basketball
From The Archives

From the Archives: Quiet Thunder

Since he was drafted in 2007 by the Seattle SuperSonics, Kevin Durant quickly became a household name — but that may not have always been what he wanted. Outside of...

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Video of the Week: Former MLB All-Star is Christian first, athlete second

"A Christian playing baseball for the Minnesota Twins on the side." That's what the Twitter bio of 2015 MLB All-Star second baseman Brian Dozier reads. Although he may be more...

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Devotional of the Week

Devotional of the Week: Game Changer

“But the Lord still waits for you to come to him so he can show his love and compassion. For the Lord is a faithful God. Blessed are those who...

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Around the Net

Five things to learn in defeat

In the Christian sports world, a common topic is "giving glory to God" and sharing the glory of victory with our Creator — the One who gave us the ability...

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Featured

Fall 2015 DigiMag now available for online viewing

Log in HERE to view Sports Spectrum's Fall 2015 DigiMag, our second magazine of the fall. This issue includes feature stories on St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny and Bubba...

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Features

A Gracious Manager: Cardinals manager Mike Matheny has impacted St. Louis beyond the diamond

It was early May and, although the Major League Baseball season was barely a month old, the St. Louis Cardinals were running roughshod over the rest of the league, jumping...

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Fall 2015 print magazine now available for online viewing

Log in HERE to view Sports Spectrum's Fall 2015 print issue. Subscribers, this issue will ONLY be available online, and the final print issue of the year will be double...

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Football

Video of the Week: Rocket Ismail discusses his conversion from Islam to Christianity (by Game Plan For Life)

  Former professional football player "Rocket" Ismail discusses his conversion from Islam to Christianity with Game Plan For Life. Click HERE to watch more videos and testimonies from Game Plan...

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Five faith-based quotes from current and former NFL quarterbacks

"[Faith is] the No. 1 thing in my life. You can ask anyone who knows me, that’s the first thing they should tell you, and if they don’t, then I’m...

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Features

Touring Together: Inside Bubba Watson and caddy Ted Scott's unique relationship

On the PGA Tour, a player’s caddy is there to help, guide, encourage and lead him in the proper direction. For two-time Masters winner Bubba Watson, that’s exactly what his...

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Five quotes from current coaches in college football

"I think everybody has a belief system. Everybody believes in something and so whatever you believe in whatever you have faith in shapes you period. What kind of a husband...

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Football

From The Archives: Guided Star

Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten has become a model of stability, security and super-sized plays. But to achieve his many NFL honors and to earn the respect of teammates...

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Basketball

Survivor, A Faith Tested: University of Washington forward Katie Collier's inspiring heart, joy

Maybe even more surprising than the news—Katie Collier had a rare form of Leukemia—was her reaction. She could still smile. Despite the heartache. Even with a chemo drip attached to...

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Features

Youth Movement: Cameron Tringale, Chesson Hadley are beacon of light among PGA Tour youth

Young, rich, handsome and Christian. That’s the formula for many on the PGA Tour these days, but for Cameron Tringale and Chesson Hadley, they’ve found that their faith in God...

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Sport
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Devotionals from Fall 2015 print issue (Week 2)

SERIES: DISTINXION, LESSONS FROM THE HARDWOOD Monday “…whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is...

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Devotionals from Fall 2015 print issue (Week 3)

SERIES: ACTS 11, LESSONS FROM THE NEW TESTAMENT Monday “Now the apostles and the brothers who were throughout Judea heard that the Gentiles also had received the word of God....

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Devotionals from Fall 2015 print issue (Week 10)

(Last issue also included some devotionals based on Jeremiah 2, but these devotionals will touch on different verses. Since this is the Lord’s decree against His people, there is much...

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Devotionals from Fall 2015 print issue (Week 12)

SERIES: RUNNING, LESSONS FROM TRACK AND FIELD Monday: “Again I saw that under the sun the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, nor bread...

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Devotionals from Fall 2015 print issue (Week 5)

SERIES: IN HIS GRIP, LESSONS FROM THE LINKS Monday: “Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.” James 1:22; NIV Practice…then play! Golf...

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Devotionals from Fall 2015 print issue (Week 9)

Monday: “And His soul could no longer endure the misery of Israel.” Judges 10:16b Still Loved In the 1990 Major League Baseball season, the St. Louis Cardinals were 70-92. They...

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Devotionals from Fall 2015 print issue (Week 8)

SERIES: ACROSS THE SPECTRUM, LESSONS FROM THE SS STAFF Monday: “Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.” Proverbs 27:17 True Improvement Playing basketball was always very important to me...

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Devotionals from Fall 2015 print issue (Week 4)

SERIES: ACTS 12, LESSONS FROM THE NEW TESTAMENT Monday: “About that time Herod the king laid violent hands on some who belonged to the church. He killed James the brother...

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Devotionals from Fall 2015 print issue (Week 7)

SERIES: READER SUBMITTED, LESSONS FROM OUR READERS Monday: “...that the world may know that You have sent Me...” John 17:23c In Deed and Word There are 30 teams in Major...

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Devotionals from Fall 2015 print issue (Week 1)

SERIES: COLLEGE FOOTBALL, LESSONS FROM THE GRIDIRON Monday “All those gathered here will know that it is not by sword or spear that the LORD saves; for the battle is...

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Devotionals From Fall 2015 Print Issue (Week 6)

SERIES: PSALMS, LESSONS FROM THE OLD TESTAMENT Monday: “His pleasure is not in the strength of the horse, nor his delight in the legs of the warrior; the LORD delights...

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Devotional of the Week

Devotionals from Fall 2015 print issue (Week 11)

SERIES: JEREMIAH 2, LESSONS FROM THE OLD TESTAMENT Monday: “How can you say, ‘I am not unclean, I have not gone after the Baals’? Look at your way in the...

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Devotionals from Fall 2015 print issue

Since our Fall 2015 print issue is available online only, we are making our devotionals easily accessible so that you can follow along as you wish. Click the links below...

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Football

Video of the Week: Average Joe | Tim Brown (by Game Plan For Life)

Hall of Famer and legendary Raider Tim Brown opens up to Game Plan For Life about his spiritual journey and his relationship with his father. Click HERE to watch more...

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Football

Video of the Week: I am Second® - Jeff Fisher

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Steve Cishek discusses journey to the majors (by Game On Liberty University)

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From The Archives

From the Archives: Masterful Performance

For many golf fans, the final round of the Masters Tournament in Augusta, Georgia, is the high holy day of professional sports. It's a chance to worship all things green...

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Devotional of the Week: What's Your Perspective?

"[Jesus] made the things we can see and the things we can't see...Everything was created through him and for him. He existed before anything else, and He holds all creation...

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From The Archives

From the Archives: Charles In Charge

"(My grandfather's death) altered my thoughts on life. I always had a knowledge of Christ, but my faith didn't come alive until that point; I said a prayer that day...

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Soccer

Video of the Week: Lauren Holiday allows joy to shine through soccer (by FCA)

U.S. women's national team member Lauren Holiday sits down with FCA to talk about her faith, playing on the game's biggest stage, and being a role model for young women....

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Basketball

Devotional of the Week: A Good Choice vs. A Wise Decision

“The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, and he who is wise wins souls.” Proverbs 11:30 Every basketball player can tell you of a time that a...

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From The Archives

From the Archives: Full Cup

"It's easy to get caught up in the hoopla of the moment or get lost in the darkness of a trial, but because God has so demonstrated His grace and...

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Sport

Catching Breaks

When A.J. Ellis goes to work, he finds himself exactly 60 feet, six inches from the best baseball player in the world today. For the past three seasons Ellis, has...

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Summer 2015 print issue NOW AVAILABLE

Log in HERE to view Sports Spectrum's Summer 2015 print issue before it arrives in your mailbox. To receive eight issues of Sports Spectrum magazine a year, subscribe HERE. This...

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Sport

From the Archives: The Mark of a Champion

With the Cleveland Cavaliers advancing to the NBA Finals, here is an archived story on Mark Price (who spent the first nine years of his career with the Cavs) from...

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Sport

Bearing Down

Former Baylor quarterback Bryce Petty entered the 2014 season as the reigning Big 12 Player of the Year, leader of the highly ranked Bears football team, on the Heisman watch...

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Sport

Texas-Sized Growth

James Barton’s college baseball career is proof God is always working in our lives, whether it’s the way we envisioned or not. An all-state and all-central Texas first team catcher...

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Sport

Video of the Week: Browns WR reflects on his faith-filled journey (by the Liberty Flames Sports Network)

No one thought that Cleveland Browns wide receiver Andrew Hawkins had the height to excel in the NFL. But his God-given abilities combined with his work ethic proved to be...

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Devotional of the Week

Devotional of the Week: Third is the New First

"You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul…You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Matthew 22:37, 39 “Winning isn’t everything, it’s the...

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Sport

From the Archives: The Year That Changed Him

On Monday, Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry was named the 2014-15 Kia NBA Most Valuable Player, the first in the Warriors' West Coast Era to win the award and...

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Sport

Video of the Week: Average Joe | Joe Girardi (By Game Plan For Life)

New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi opens up to Game Plan For Life about the journey God has taken him on as a player and manager for Major League Baseball's...

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From the Archives -- The Little Guard That Could

Reading the children's classic The Little Engine That Could might be the easiest way to understand what Avery Johnson has gone through to make it in the NBA. Like the little blue...

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Sport
Devotional of the Week

Devotional of the Week: Are You a Competitive Christian?

"But after the disciples had gathered around him, he got up and went back into the city." Acts 14:20 No professional golfer in history has faced greater challenges than did...

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Sport

Still on the Diamond

Veteran Japanese baseball catcher Ryoji Aikawa will be playing his 21st season in 2015, joining his third team in Japan’s Central League. At 38, Aikawa will be playing for the...

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Sport

From the Archives: The maturing of a young athlete

Yawn...yawn. Seemingly just another day at the office for point guard Steve Alford. The smooth 6-foot-2 senior led Indiana University to the National Collegiate Athletic Association basketball championship this season,...

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Spring print issue NOW AVAILABLE for viewing

Sports Spectrum's winter print issue is now available for online viewing. Log in HERE to view the magazine before it arrives in your mailbox. To receive eight issues of Sports...

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Sport

Former college basketball coach Dave Bliss releases chapter from new book 'Fall to Grace'

More than a decade after Baylor University’s men’s basketball program fell to pieces, former college basketball coach Dave Bliss opens up about his personal journey—from worldly fame, to humiliation, to...

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Sport

Learning Curve

Every curve ball Daniel Salters turns on during batting practice or digs out of the dirt during his time as the catcher for the powerhouse Dallas Baptist University baseball team,...

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Sport
Sport

Where Are They Now? Closeup: David Chadwick

Though David Chadwick is about as self-effacing as a pastor can be, it was nevertheless unusual for him to begin his Feb. 8 message by saying, “If I seem a...

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Sport

From the Archives: The Amazing Journey of Matt Hasselbeck

It was here, in the poverty-torn country of Jamaica, while sitting next to a man grotesquely disfigured by leprosy, that Matt Hasselbeck began his unexpected journey to the NFL, to...

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Sport
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SS releases Power to Win 2015 Trailer featuring Benjamin Watson

Power To Win is an unparalleled ministry tool, featuring testimonies from current NFL players who share their love for Christ. Your Super Bowl party can use the power of faith...

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Winter print issue NOW AVAILABLE for viewing

Sports Spectrum's winter print issue is now available for online viewing. Log in HERE to view the magazine before it arrives in your mailbox. To receive 12 issues of Sports Spectrum magazine a year, subscribe HERE....

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Sport

High Performance

I have set before you an open door, and no one can shut it.”  -Rev. 3:8 (NKJV)     God opened a remarkable door for Chip Smith 27 years ago...

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Sport

Steve and Lorri Zeller release sample chapter of new book about parenting, basketball

Below is an excerpt from Raising Boys The Zeller Way by Steve and Lorri Zeller. In their new book, Steve and Lorri (parents of Luke, Tyler, and Cody Zeller) provide an inside look at...

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Featured

Third issue of the fall NOW AVAILABLE

Sports Spectrum's third issue of the fall is now available for online viewing. Log in HERE to view the DigiMag. To receive 12 issues of Sports Spectrum magazine a year, subscribe HERE. This issue includes...

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Sport

Devoted

Andy Dalton has been described by teammates as tough, gritty and solid. But now, as Dalton plays in his fourth season as the Cincinnati Bengals quarterback, he gets to add...

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Around The Net: Ryan Clark

During a 2007 game against the Denver Broncos, NFL free safety Ryan Clark had to be rushed to the hospital. Clark, who had suffered from sickle cell trait since his...

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Sport

Women's Ice Hockey: Anne Schleper

If someone read Anne Schleper’s bio from the past five years they would wonder what she hasn’t accomplished. In 2011, she won a gold medal at the World Championships for...

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Sport

Tribute Closeup: Alvin Dark

On Nov. 13, two weeks after the San Francisco Giants won their third World Series title in five years, one of the all-time Giants greats, Alvin Dark, passed away at...

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Sport

Around the World: Emerson Fittipaldi

"Yes, I’m back!” Those three words, in large print, were in a photo collage and placed just above a photo of a candy apple red Ferrari GT 458 and just...

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Sport

From the Archives: Aiming to Please

After a long, hot day of practice at the University of Florida, Steve Spurrier is the first one off the field. He has made it his custom to lead the...

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Video of the Week: Life to the Full

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Second issue of the fall NOW AVAILABLE

Sports Spectrum's second issue of the fall (Vol. 28, No. 4 in print) is now available for online viewing. Log in HERE to view the magazine before it arrives in your mailbox. To...

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First issue of the fall NOW AVAILABLE

Our first issue of the fall is now available for online viewing. Log in HERE to view. We release two digital issues between each print issue, totaling 12 issues a year and three...

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Sport

From the Archives: Heart of the Rockies

"I try to be myself and let my teammates know where I stand in my relationship with the Lord. But at the same time, I don't want them to feel...

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Sport

Video of the Week: Dabo Swinney's journey to Clemson (by Game Plan For Life)

Average Joe | Coach Dabo Swinney from Game Plan For Life on Vimeo.

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Sport

From the Archives: The One That Didn't Get Away

The dawn, like a silent alarm, announces the new day. As the bashful sun peeks above the horizon, giant shadows are cast across the still waters of Lake Truman. Rick...

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Sport

Video of the Week: Average Joe | London Fletcher (by Game Plan For Life)

Average Joe | London Fletcher from Game Plan For Life on Vimeo.

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Sport

From The Depths

With his record-setting, high-octane offense, his waves of points, yards and victories, Baylor head football coach Art Briles has taken his once-woeful, now wow-inspiring team to heights even the most...

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Sport

From the Archives: Going Long

Socks -- (according to Webster's dictionary) a woven covering for the feet. Socks -- (according to Seattle Seahawks opponents) something you don't want to be faked out of when you're...

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Sport

Desire To See Changed Lives

There were so many other places Danny Wuerffel could have been. With a Heisman Trophy and a NFL career on his resume, he could have been coaching at his alma...

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Third issue of the summer NOW AVAILABLE

Our third issue of the summer is now available for online viewing. Log in HERE to view. We release two digital issues between each print issue, totaling 12 issues a...

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Devotional of the Week

Having Character In Suffering

“But we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope.” Romans 5:3-4  A couple of years ago, my husband, Luke, tried...

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Sport
Sport

From the Archives: 100 Percent

Former NFL linebacker Derrick Brooks is now in the Hall of Fame. Here is a throwback story when he was featured on the cover of Sports Spectrum's Winter 2009 issue. The glass...

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Devotional of the Week

Using Your Gifts for Something Bigger than Yourself

"Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily...

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Video of the Week

Cacau: Playing for Germany

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From The Archives

An American Revolution

As soon as he crossed the Atlantic Ocean, Tim Howard began to open people's eyes. Here was an American goalie playing at the top level in soccer-crazy England. The 25-year-old...

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Devotional of the Week

Fill Me Up

“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.” John 10:10 What does a satisfying life look like?...

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Video of the Week
Features

The lives of MLB umpires and the ministry that keeps them afloat

What would it be like to be an MLB umpire? To deal with the continual verbal onslaught from players, coaches and fans? To be constantly reminded of your mistakes and...

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From The Archives

Chronicling the Spiritual Journey of 1999 U.S. Open Champion Payne Stewart

To understand golfer Payne Stewart—the most public of sports figures, who died the most public of deaths last October—you have to look deeper to see what changed him over the...

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Video of the Week

Eyong Enoh: Born to Play this Game

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Finishing Strong

“…being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” Philippians 1:6 When everything is...

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Features

Life's Crossroads

Almost 1,000 foreigners have played in the Japanese professional baseball leagues since 1951. Venezuelan-born Alex Ramirez is the only one to have achieved 2,000 career hits in Japan, and he...

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Features

Griffin on a Mission

The scene is repeated, over and over. A new spectator has decided to come watch the motorcycles race, on a dirt-surfaced oval track. Eighteen of the high-powered bikes roar off...

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NEW April 2014 DigiMag Now Available

Our April 2014 DigiMag is now available for viewing. Log in here to view. To receive 12 issues of Sports Spectrum magazine a year, subscribe HERE. This issue includes exclusive feature stories on...

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Special 2014 World Cup issue now available

This issue is Sports Spectrum's largest undertaking and likely our most important edition since the magazine began in 1985. Not because of the amount of stories we are giving you,...

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From The Archives

Randy Johnson, Big Man in Seattle

Mister Big Randy Johnson. Just the mention of his name elicits a collection of defeated, almost fearful responses from major league hitters. Some shake their head and laugh nervously. Others...

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Basketball

A look back at Hoosiers star and UCLA head coach Steve Alford

Yawn...yawn. Seemingly just another day at the office for point guard Steve Alford. The smooth 6-foot-2 senior led Indiana University to the National Collegiate Athletic Association basketball championship this season,...

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Basketball
MLB Baseball
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Closeup — Cyrille Domoraud

For Cyrille Domoraud, the 2006 World Cup represented both the greatest triumph and most difficult challenge of his career. In late 2005, Domoraud, then a 34-year-old fullback from Côte d’Ivoire...

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Closeup — Lúcio

Brazilian captain Lucimar Ferreira da Silva (or Lucio as he’s known throughout the soccer world) was reminiscing about Brazil’s 2002 World Cup victory, his thoughts went back to the feelings...

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Uncategorized

Feature story — When Soccer Becomes An Avenue

To Japanese footballer Jun Marques Davidson, religion always seemed like far too complicated of a thing. The rules. The regulations. The structure. Raised in Tokyo, Japan—a country where only 1...

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Sport

A Gracious Peace

With four knee injuries in his career, it would be understandable if Marcos Senna was burned out, discouraged or disappointed with soccer. But it’s quite the opposite for the Spanish...

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Feature story - Breath of Life

Growing up in a family split in their religious beliefs, Alexander Samedov decided he would live his life in his own way and on his own terms. Until trouble came...

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Feature story — Fulfilling A Promise

Growing up playing in the streets of Gioia del Colle, Italy, Nicola Legrottaglie had one dream: To play soccer and play at the highest level. “I really didn’t dream of...

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Sport

Unconditional Acceptance

Usually, performance leads to love. If you perform well in school, your teacher may tell you, “Nice job.” If you perform well in your career, your boss might give you...

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Sport

Unmasking The World

It’s been a wild year for Colombian soccer star Radamel Falcao. Falcao, considered one of the top strikers in the world, was acquired by Monaco in May of 2013 in...

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Sport

Breaking The Mold

Lying in bed for two months with a broken neck, 18-year-old Ricardo Izecson dos Santos Leite made a list of 10 goals. Nevermind the fact that he was uncertain to...

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From the Archives -- New York Times

Familiar words to a Frank Sinatra song became reality for Joe and Kim Girardi on a November day in 1996. After three years behind the plate for the Colorado Rockies,...

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Devotional of the Week

Accepted as a Capstone

“The stone the builders rejected has become the capstone; the Lord has done this and it is marvelous in our eyes.” Psalm 118:22 At DistinXion camps, we start our first...

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Xtreme Wisedom

David Wise stood on deck at the top of the superpipe in Aspen, Colo. Before him stretched the perfectly groomed ice and snow tube carved 567 feet long into the...

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Sports Spectrum Global produces Russian magazine for Winter Olympics

Thanks to your help, Sports Spectrum Global recently produced its second Christian sports magazine for Russia. Our friends in Russia are distributing the magazine through our digital platform, social media,...

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Kelly Clark can't hide her love for God

Kelly Clark sat alone in a Utah hotel room, writing in her journal. It was another contest beginning another season: 2004, two years past the pinnacle of her stellar career...

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NEW Super Bowl XLVIII DigiMag Now Available

Our Super Bowl XLVIII and February 2014 DigiMag is now available. This issue features exclusive interviews from Super Bowl XLVIII Media Day on Tuesday along with in-depth faith stories on...

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NEW MAGAZINE AVAILABLE: Reflecting on 2013, Looking Forward to 2014

Our January 2014 DigiMag is a look back at 2013 and a preparation for 2014. This issue features an exclusive interview and in-depth feature with Sports Spectrum Male Athlete of...

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From the Archives -- Super Bowl XXVII Issue

Yeah, Super Bowl XXVII was a long time ago -- 1993, to be exact. Take a step back into the past, and read about legends like Reggie White, Barry Sanders,...

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Devotional of the Week -- Valuable Importance

“It was not by their sword that they won the land, nor did their arm bring them victory; it was your right hand, your arm, and the light of your face,...

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From the Archives -- "I'm Not Done"

Because of who he is—the NFL's MVP and single-season record holder for touchdowns—wide-eyed kids excitedly surround him as he arrives, anxious to peer into their hero's face. And because of...

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From the Archives -- Spirit of St. Louis

In one magical season that reads like an Oscar-winning movie script, Kurt Warner went from NFL quarterback wannabe--just two years ago he was a third-stringer who played in one game--to...

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From the Archives -- First issue of Sports Spectrum

Here at Sports Spectrum, we are entering our 30th year covering faith and sports. Over the last three decades, the magazine has gone from “Sports Focus” to “New Focus” to “Second Look” to “Sports Spectrum,” which...

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New magazine featuring Alfred Morris, Israel Idonije and Steve Smith now available

This issue features stories on Washington Redskins running back Alfred Morris, Detroit Lions defensive lineman Israel Idonije, Carolina Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith, and University of Alabama safety Taylor Morton....

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Major League Baseball Tribute -- Billy Sunday and Deacon White

On Oct. 4, 1890, Philadelphia outfielder William Ashley “Billy” Sunday (1862-1935) played his final Major League Baseball game. Traded from the woeful Pittsburgh Alleghenys, who finished 23-113, to the National...

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Winter Olympics Closeup -- Elana Meyers

As an athlete, I always placed great emphasis on sports in my life. Sports began to consume me. I played softball in high school and college, and my softball performance...

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The Book of Tebow | Sports Illustrated

Perhaps anytime a writer spends a considerable amount of time with Tim Tebow, the storyline is going to be clear. Tebow's faith is going to be prevalent. Thomas Lake's feature...

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From the Archives -- Creating A Buzz

Ask Chris Paul about his first year as an NBA player and he just smiles, shakes his head slowly, and says softly, "Unbelievable." Who could disagree? Although Paul was a...

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Devotional of the Week -- Evaluating Our Intentions

“Am I now trying to win the approval of human beings, or of God? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I...

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From the Archives -- Favorite Sun in Phoenix

SS: I understand that you really enjoy reading. Since you have sampled the insights of some of the great authors and poets of the world, perhaps your heroes weren't athletic as...

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New magazine featuring Billy Kennedy now available

This issue features stories on Texas A&M head basketball coach Billy Kennedy and Spain Park High School star baseball player Hunter Dawson. We also have closeups on Chicago Bears quarterback...

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NBA Closeup: Kevin Durant

Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant and his mentor, Hillsong NYC pastor Carl Lentz, recently dropped by Lifechurch.tv for an interview with pastor Craig Groeschel. Durant and Lentz talked about...

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NFL Closeup: Ryan Mundy

Ryan Mundy reminds us to make the most of every situation, even if the situation isn’t ideal. Mundy was leading the New York Giants in tackles (42) and had a...

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Back On The Diamond Again

Hunter Dawson is adept at first base, a position he has played since he fell in love with baseball at age 5. He’s also solid as a relief pitcher coming...

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From the Archives -- A Comeback in the Long Run

For even the world's best athletes, the Olympics represent the chance of a lifetime. Years of sacrifice and training culminate in fleeting minutes, perhaps only seconds, of effort. And then…only...

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Devotional of the Week -- The Greatest Gift

“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God.” Ephesians 2:8 Being able to play in the...

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Devotional of the Week -- Swept in the Wind

“But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand.” Matthew 7:26 Who won...

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From the Archives -- Masterful Performance

For many golf fans, the final round of the Masters Tournament in Augusta, Georgia, is the high holy day of professional sports. It's a chance to worship all things green...

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From the Archives -- Starting Over

Below are segments of Sports Spectrum's interview with Mark Jackson from our February 1995 issue. SS: How have you changed since your college days at St. John's? Has being an...

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Taking Flight

Jason Avant is used to dodging defenders as a receiver for the Philadelphia Eagles. But before he made it to the NFL he had to literally dodge bullets. Twice he...

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From the Archives -- Center Stage

Carlos Beltran: "I really believe we can do everything in the name of Jesus Christ. The way I see it, everything that we do is for God. In our life,...

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Devotional of the Week -- Time to Choose

“How long will you waver between two opinions? If the LORD is God, follow him; but if Baal is God, follow him.” I Kings 18:21 Early in sports seasons, it’s...

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New magazine featuring Mason Plumlee now available

This issue features Brooklyn Nets rookie Mason Plumlee, contemporary Christian music artists Tenth Avenue North and Nicole Jennings, the wife of Minnesota Vikings two-time Pro Bowl receiver Greg Jennings. The...

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From the Archives -- What You May Not Know About the 2004 World Champion Boston Red Sox

Curt Schilling  stood outside the Boston Red Sox's clubhouse following Game 6 of the 2004 American League Championship Series, talking on camera to Kenny Albert, a Fox television reporter. Schilling...

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Newest magazine featuring Tony Romo now available

Our newest magazine featuring Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo on the cover is now available for viewing. This issue includes in-depth features on Baltimore Orioles star Chris Davis, former Heisman Trophy...

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Sports Spectrum Global produces first ever Christian sports magazine in Russia

Thanks to your help, Sports Spectrum Global recently produced the first ever Christian sports magazine in Russia. Our friends in Russia are distributing the magazine through our digital platform, social...

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July 2013 DigiMag Now Available!

View our 38-page, interactive July 2013 DigiMag on your computer, tablet, iPhone or Android TODAY! Log in here to view. This issue includes features on Atlanta Braves pitcher Tim Hudson, baseball legend...

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From the Archives -- The Smut Stops Here

It takes guts to man the line of scrimmage, face mask to face mask with some of the nastiest 300-pound plus defensive linemen in the National Football League. (Of course,...

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Japhet Korir

At 19 years old, Kenya’s Japhet Korir became the youngest senior men’s champion in the history of the IAAF World Cross Country Championships when he won the event this past...

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Rushing Past Problems

On the surface, Herschel Walker seemingly had it all. As a Heisman trophy winner, as a NFL running back for 12 years and as the second greatest rated college running...

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Oleg Maskaev -- World Boxing Champion

Oleg, share your impressions about the last fight against Jason Gaverni. Even though I won this fight, but in fact was not an easy fight. I must say that I...

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Bright Star In Big D

To win, Dallas Cowboy starting quarterback Tony Romo knows it takes a team. “As a quarterback, one of the most important things I’ve learned is that no one person can...

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Belief Beyond Doubt

Tim Hudson was too preoccupied with his prep baseball career to take in many Braves games at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium. But there he was in the stands two decades ago...

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Running the Race Set Before Him

5:00 a.m. – Grab a snack, do devotions, leave for practice. 6:00 a.m. – Morning practice.* 7:30 a.m. – Eat breakfast. 8:00 a.m. – Make it to class. 9:10 a.m....

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Sweet Song In San Fran

If you pitched Ryan Vogelsong’s story to a Hollywood producer, it would most likely end up in the reject pile with a hastily scribbled notation, “Too improbable to be believable!”...

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Cutch in the Clutch

The calmness in Andrew McCutchen’s demeanor mirrors his play on the field. When he plays for the Pittsburgh Pirates, you see a smooth, graceful athlete who easily covers the space...

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From the Archives -- Buck Williams

When 16th-century English theologian Richard Hooker said, "Change is not made without inconvenience, even from worse to better," he didn't know anything about NBA traders. But he did know something...

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James "Deacon" White Tribute

On July 28, 19th-century standout James Laurie “Deacon” White (1847-1939) will be enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame. Some 75 years after his passing, the man tough enough to...

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From the Archives -- Striking Back

The last time we had a Detroit Tiger on our cover was Travis Fryman in our May 1996 issue. Read his story below... Travis Fryman's dream had come true. He...

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June 2013 DigiMag (Vol. 27, No. 3 Print Magazine) Now Available!

View our 68-page, interactive June 2013 DigiMag and Vol. 27, No. 3 Print Magazine on your computer, tablet, iPhone or Android TODAY! Log in here to view the DigiMag before your print...

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Humbled to Play

Eddie Perez was watching a television in a room off the Atlanta bullpen when he heard a knock on the door. The Braves coach knew it was the home run...

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Branch Rickey signed Jackie Robinson and helped break the color barrier

Last April 12 was Opening Day for 42: The True Story of an American Legend, honoring Dodgers’ Hall of Famer Jackie Robinson (1919-1972). Chadwick Boseman played the man who broke...

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Christian rap artist Tobymac connects with golf world

Grammy Award winning artist Toby McKeehan, known by most as “TobyMac,” is making a splash on the PGA Tour. McKeehan, who played golf on scholarship at Jacksonville University and NCAA...

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Sound Relief

Robbie Ross should not have been in the major leagues in 2012, pitching for the American League champion Texas Rangers. The 22-year-old had a fine year in 2011, but most...

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Knuckling Down

R.A. Dickey was having a miserable time with his control. Then the man of faith began to question God’s. It was the first and only major-league start of the 2006...

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From the Archives -- What Drives David Carr?

A decade ago, we featured David Carr, the No. 1 draft pick in the 2002 NFL Draft, on the cover of our magazine. This week, we released our August 2013...

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In the News -- Tim Tebow

Tim Tebow may have only said three words, but it still made national news. It’s no surprise, really. It’s Tim Tebow. After struggling in his first preseason game against the...

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August 2013 DigiMag now available!

We are happy to introduce to you our August 2013 DigiMag featuring Fresno State quarterback Derek Carr. This issue includes in-depth features on college football stars around the NCAA to prepare...

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From the Archives -- The Mize Guys: Chipping In From the Rough

Imagine having a job in which you get paid only if you do better than most of your fellow workers. And some weeks when you show up for work, your...

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From the Archives -- Covered

In a controversial season for Alex Rodriguez because of his involvement in the Biogenesis case and his appeal to Major League Baseball, we dug up this story from our Summer...

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Log in NOW to view our March 2013 DigiMag and Volume 27, Number 2 print magazine ONLINE!

Can't wait to read your next issue?  Log in here to view our March 2013 DigiMag and Volume 27, No. 2 print issue before it arrives in your mailbox! Read on your computer,...

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Peyton Siva lives by slogan, 'It's All Jesus'

The scene would have been familiar to basketball fans of the University of Louisville: Peyton Siva going end-to-end to dunk a game-winner over a 7-footer as time expired. It didn’t...

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Duck Dynasty Season 4 to premiere tonight

America's favorite family returns to A&E tonight for Season 4 of Duck Dynasty. Learn more about the family by flipping through our All-Duck Dynasty DigiMag we released in April. It...

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May 2013 DigiMag Now Available!

View our 46-page, interactive May DigiMag! This issue includes features on boxers Robert Guerrero and Frankie Filippone, PGA Tour golfer Kevin Streelman, and an incredible account of a blind surfer...

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Don't Stop The Madness!

Here at Sports Spectrum, we love March, so we made a March Madness DigiMag just for you. Enjoy this FREE gift, share with friends, and bask in the beauty of March....

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Mike Fox builds empire, instills values

The story was written after North Carolina's baseball program made it to the final series two times in three years (2006, 2007), losing both to Oregon State. Mike Fox took over...

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From the Archives -- The Sixth Man

Let's go back to 1988. To the suburban community of Lake Bluff, Illinois, home of Lake Forest High School. Rob Pelinka is nearing the end of an outstanding prep basketball...

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From the Archives -- Just Getting Started

As his pro basketball career moves through its final year, David Robinson reflects on some lessons of his spectacular NBA journey—and he looks ahead. By David Robinson (with Darryl Howerton)...

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Riding the Roller Coaster

Heaven knows it’s not listed among the official records set by the Tampa Bay Storm during a 2003 run to the Arena Football League title. Nonetheless, the Lord must have...

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Running an Amazing Race

Andy Finch and Tommy Czeschin stood in Cathedral Square in Panama City, Panama. The flowing skirts of the traditional tamborito dancers swirled and spun a mystery before them. Somewhere was...

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From the Archives -- The Power of Positive Sinking

It's the fifth inning at Royals Stadium. In the bullpen, Dan Quisenberry, the American League's premier relief pitcher, has been cracking jokes, planning pranks and maybe working a crossword puzzle....

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Arena Football League Closeup -- Lawrence Samuels

Lawrence Samuels won three championship rings with the Tampa Bay Storm during a brilliant 16-year playing career in the Arena Football League. These days, however, his usual choice of jewelry...

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Devotional of the Week -- Living intensely

“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” II Timothy 4:7 My youngest daughter stood in line for three hours to get...

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Sports Spectrum Global produces Christian sports magazine for Kenya

Our new Sports Spectrum Global initiative is picking up steam, and thanks to your help, we recently produced a Christian sports publication to be used in ministry throughout Kenya. The...

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From the Archives -- John Wooden, his legacy, and his top five "Woodenisms"

Simply the best. John Wooden is, without question, the most successful, most respected, most everything collegiate basketball coach in the universe. Wooden passed away at age 99 on June 4,...

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Video of the Week -- Duck Dynasty (Our Upcoming Cover) Does Harlem Shake with Bubba Watson

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Survival In Death Valley

The Badwater Ultramarathon has been recognized as the toughest footrace on the planet according to National Geographic magazine. From the starting line in the bowels of Death Valley, athletes traverse...

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From the Archives -- Not Done Yet

Not Done Yet Joe Torre finishes huddling with reporters in the dugout shortly before the first pitch of a spring training game. One writer lingers to ask a quick question....

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Video of the Week -- "2.Oh" by the Golf Boys

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Devotion of the Week -- Take Dead Aim

“But as for you, man of God, shun all this; aim at righteousness, godliness, faith, love, steadfastness, gentleness.”  I Timothy 6:11 Harvey Penick wrote “Take Dead Aim.” In just three...

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From the Archives -- In The Cards

Gruesomely cool images of St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Albert Pujols dance into your living room like a Dominican Republic merengue. Pujols wears a warrior mask as he menacingly swings...

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From the Archives -- Giant Ambassador

Dikembe Mutombo is a giant among men. At 7 feet 2 inches, the former Houston Rockets center towered above a majority of other players in the NBA. Regarded as one...

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TobyMac, 'Eye On It' and golf

Review: Eye On It TobyMac writes hit albums in his sleep. At least that’s what I’ve decided. I mean he’s had hit albums dating all the way back to 1992...

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Real Vision

Leading up to this story, I have enjoyed watching the perplexed look on people’s faces after sharing my latest subject matter with them. Most recently, I nonchalantly told my doctor,...

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Using the Force

Watching Frankie “The Freight Train” Filippone fighting in the ring or protecting the streets of Virginia Beach can be an intimidating sight. Those who know the real Frank Filippone Jr.,...

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Without A Doubt

Some love him. Some hate him. Some say he has matured, born again, in a sense; others say he’s a womanizer (six children, four women) who got away with murder....

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Super Bowl XLVII issue is now available (FREE!)

Our Super Bowl XLVII issue is now available for FREE! In this issue: - Feature story: Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis - Feature story: 49ers tight end Vernon Davis - Feature story: Ravens coach John...

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From the Archives -- The Power Forward Is On

In only his fourth NBA season, A.C. Green has become the Los Angeles Lakers' leading rebounder. Although small for a power forward, A.C. is an iron man in the lane....

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January 2013 DigiMag Now Available!

Get ready for this year's Winter X Games starting TODAY! Don't miss out on our most interactive magazine yet, as this issue features TWO professional full-length snowboarding documentaries produced and...

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Fearless

In senior Rex Burkhead, the Nebraska Cornhuskers have another outstanding I-back—and because of Burkhead’s relationship with Jesus Christ, they have a lot more. His relationship with Christ has been reflected...

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NEW ISSUE AVAILABLE!

Read your upcoming print issue EARLY by accessing it online with your computer, iPhone, Android or iPad! It will soon be in your mailboxes! Merry Christmas! 1) Go to the...

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Liberty Flames' Dale Layer and Carey Green

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Pre-Order Power to Win 2013

Power to Win 2013 is now available to pre-order! This year's video features the stories of 3 Super Bowl Champions from the New York Giants: Chase Blackburn, Chris Canty, and...

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Around the Net - R.A. Dickey wins NL CY Young

Last night, New York Mets pitcher R.A. Dickey became the first knuckleballer to win the Cy Young award and the first Met to win it since 1985. "Clayton and Gio...

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Introducing our All-Basketball DigiMag featuring Stephen Curry on the cover!

Our newest DigiMag is now available for viewing! This is our new All-Basketball issue featuring 44 PAGES of professional and college basketball content. Read in-depth features on Golden State Warriors star...

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Collin Klein sings hymn on Dan Patrick Show

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Around the Net - Athletes turn to Christian rapper Lecrae for inspiration

A recent feature on ESPN.com reveals that Christian rapper, Lecrae, has become an inspirational figure and leader amongst Christian athletes. Lecrae speaks at many different teams' chapel services and has developed...

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Around the Net: Giants' Vogelsong praises God in postgame interview, LSU Photoshops out fans' crosses, Jeremy Lin's couch gone

Ryan Vogelsong praises God Ryan Vogelsong struck out a career-high nine batters in 7 innings Sunday night to help the Giants even the series at 3-3 against the Cardinals. When...

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From the Archives - Dave Drevecky

Dave Dravecky was a Cinderella story – if Cinderella could have worn cleats to a ballgame instead of glass slippers to a royal ball. Sure athletes retire with every season,...

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Around the Net - Brees breaks record, Pettitte starts Game 2, Hamilton done in Texas?

Drew Brees breaks Unitas' record Sunday night, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees threw a touchdown pass in his 48th straight game. It broke a near half-century old record that...

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From the Archives - Andy Pettitte

Andy Pettitte and the New York Yankees have clinched yet another AL East title in 2012 and the once-retired Pettitte figures to factor into the Yankees postseason success one last...

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A Letter from the Publisher

Dear Sports Spectrum Readers, We wanted to thank you for your support over the years and your interest in the faith and sports world. We count it as a great...

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Around the Net - Prayer gets Dickey through season, Tebow Time in New York?

R.A. Dickey's injury New York Mets pitcher and Cy Young candidate, R.A. Dickey, revealed that he has pitched hurt for most of the season. Before his last start Tuesday night,...

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Closeup -- Kyle Adams

You hear about athletes having breakthrough seasons. Well, 2008 turned out to be a breakthrough year for Chicago Bears’ tight end Kyle Adams. But what Adams, a second-year pro out...

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Closeup -- Bobby Doerr

Robert Pershing “Bobby” Doerr, at 94, is the oldest living player in baseball’s Hall of Fame. He “lived to celebrate” his beloved Red Sox’ two World Series triumphs, and was...

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Face-Off -- Bountygate: Pay for performance or pay to injure?

PAY TO INJURE Bountygate,’ the great conspiracy? The NFL’s “Bountygate” scandal, on the surface, seems like a justification to an exaggerated characterization of reality. A pay-for-performance-system sinisterly was distorted as...

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Getting Fit -- The breakdown of periodization

Let me share with you an email I received last week from an employee. It stated, “I would love a Words of Wellness on Periodization of your workout program for...

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Training Table -- Olympic Recap (Week 1)

Monday “Be exalted, O God, above the heavens; Let Your glory be above all the earth.” Psalm 57:11  Above Everything I really enjoyed watching the Olympics this summer. Since we...

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Training Table -- Olympic Recap (Week 2)

Monday “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28  Confidence in...

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Training Table -- In His Grip (Week 6)

Monday “Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. For  you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a...

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Training Table -- From Our Friends (Week 12)

Monday “And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.” Genesis 2:7...

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Road to Perfection

Philip Humber’s frustration with baseball had been building for quite some time. His frustrations reached a crescendo in 2009. That year, Humber—the New York Mets’ first-round pick in the June,...

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From the Archives: 2004 World Champion Red Sox

Since it's almost MLB playoff time, we thought it would be good to visit the archives for our story about the 2004 World Champion Red Sox. In the story, we...

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Around the Net - President Tebow? Tim Hudson on CBN, Josh Hamilton out, Athlete Tweets

President Tebow? In a recent feature with Vogue Magazine, Tim Tebow mentioned a possible future career in politics: “You can get looked at in a certain light, or people think,...

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Torii Hunter - Fully Reliant

As the 2012 MLB season winds down, Torii Hunter and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim have found themselves in a furious race to win one the the two spots...

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From the Archives -- Center Stage

Many didn't think the Saint Louis Cardinals would be in the playoff hunt without Albert Pujols, but the Cards are once again contending for the playoffs, and Carlos Beltran is...

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Let it Fly

The kicker stands behind a podium in the Heidelberg Room, on the top floor of the Baton Rouge Hilton, and pauses for a moment while grown men dry their eyes....

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From the Archives: Reggie White

Reggie White was a 13-time Pro Bowler, 2-time Defensive player of the year, a Super Bowl champion, and a Hall-of-Famer. The "Minister of Defense" recorded 198 sacks in his career...

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Guided Star

In his nine-year NFL career, Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten has become a model of stability, security and super-sized plays. But to achieve his many NFL honors and to...

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Introducing our NFL Preview and Fantasy DigiMag (FREE FOR THE NEXT WEEK!)

Our newest DigiMag is now available for viewing! This is our new NFL and Fantasy preview issue featuring 54 PAGES of football content to prepare you for the upcoming 2012-13...

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From the Archives -- God and Goals

Lying in bed for two months with a broken neck, 18-year-old Ricardo Izecson dos Santos Leite made a list of 10 goals. Nevermind the fact that he was uncertain to...

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Video of the Day - 4-One Ministry

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Introducing our August 2012 Olympic Recap DigiMag for FREE! (NOW VIEWABLE ON THE iPAD!)

Our newest DigiMag is now available for viewing and we are giving this issue away for FREE! This is our new August 2012 and Olympic Recap issue featuring 40 PAGES of Olympic...

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2012 Summer Olympics

Top South African road cyclist Ashleigh Moolman Pasio talks about God's sovereignty

Road cyclist Ashleigh Moolman Pasio (far left), South Africa, participated in her first Olympics this year in London. She finished 16th and was the top South African in the 2012...

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U.S. wrestler open about faith, on & off mat

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Three-time Olympian Oludamola Osayomi, Nigeria, talks about relying on God in sport

Oludamola Osayomi, Nigerian and African Champion, 100/200 meters, is participating in her third Olympics, after representing Nigeria in 2004 and 2008. She won an Olympic bronze medal in 2008 as part of...

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Olympian Brittany Viola 'diving for the Lord'

EDITOR'S NOTE: Tim Ellsworth, editor of BP Sports and director of news and media relations at Union University, is in London to cover the 2012 Olympics in tandem with Baptist...

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British kayaker Angela Hannah discusses kayaking and the challenges of faith

British kayaker Angela Hannah, along with teammates Jess Walker, Rachel Cawthorn, and Louisa Sawers, finished second in their first heat on Monday during the Olympic women’s 500-meter K4 (kayak, with...

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U.S. gold medalist Gabby Douglas: 'glory goes' to God

EDITOR'S NOTE: Tim Ellsworth, editor of BP Sports and director of news and media relations at Union University, is in London to cover the 2012 Olympics in tandem with Baptist...

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Struggles make triathlete Hunter Kemper refocus priorities

Triathlete Hunter Kemper finished 14th on Tuesday in the London 2012 men's triathlon, becoming the top American men's finisher in all four Olympic games since the triathlon made its debut...

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Will Claye, long and triple jump, competes without worry

Will Claye, who already earned a bronze medal in the long jump on Saturday, finished fourth in today's qualifying for the triple jump to earn a spot in Thursday's triple...

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2012 Summer Olympics

Gold medalist Sanya Richards-Ross talks about faith, family and fame

On Sunday, Sanya Richards-Ross won the gold medal in the women’s 400 meters. She will also be running in the 4x400-meter relay on Saturday, Aug. 11. She is a four-time Olympic...

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2012 Summer Olympics

God has used 'ups & downs' of volleyball, U.S. captain says

EDITOR'S NOTE: Tim Ellsworth, editor of BP Sports and director of news and media relations at Union University, is in London to cover the 2012 Olympics in tandem with Baptist...

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2012 Summer Olympics

Jo van de Winkel, South Africa, discusses cycling and motivation

South African Jo van de Winkel (middle), women's cycling, finished 28th in the women's cycling road race. She has been on some of the most successful teams in South Africa....

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2012 Summer Olympics

Olympic high jumper sees God in opportunity

EDITOR'S NOTE: Tim Ellsworth, editor of BP Sports and director of news and media relations at Union University, is in London to cover the 2012 Olympics in tandem with Baptist...

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2012 Summer Olympics

Richard Chambers helps Britain win third rowing medal

Great Britain’s Richard Chambers, along with teammates Peter Chambers (brother), Rob Williams and Chris Bartley, helped Britain win its third Olympic rowing medal at the 2012 London Olympics by taking...

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Devotional of the Week

Striving for Perfection

"...be ye holy; for I am holy." I Peter 1:16 (KJV) Occasionally, as I have the time, I enjoy playing baseball on my Playstation 2. Each time I play it,...

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2012 Summer Olympics

Tobin Heath's passions are Christ and soccer

Recap so far: The U.S. won their group, Group G, by going 3-0 (they beat France 4-2, Colombia 3-0, and North Korea 1-0. It is the first time the U.S. won...

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Counterfeit

"Once the owner of the house gets up and closes the door, you will stand outside knocking and pleading, ‘Sir, open the door for us.’ But he will answer, ‘I...

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2012 Summer Olympics

Idara Otu, Nigeria, discusses faith and obstacles

Nigeria's Idara Otu (middle), track and field, will run in the semifinals of the 4x400 meters on August 10. She is a two-time All-American who ran at Stanford and is...

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Sports Spectrum NHL Capsules

Vice President of U.S. Sports and Sports Correspondent Ryan DiNunzio provides an in-depth analysis of every NHL team to prepare you for the upcoming NHL season. EASTERN CONFERENCE ATLANTIC DIVISION...

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2012 Summer Olympics

Next for U.S. archers: fall weddings

EDITOR'S NOTE: Tim Ellsworth, editor of BP Sports and director of news and media relations at Union University, is in London to cover the 2012 Olympics in tandem with Baptist...

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2012 Summer Olympics

Boudia wins bronze in synchronized diving

EDITOR'S NOTE: Tim Ellsworth, editor of BP Sports and director of news and media relations at Union University, is in London to cover the 2012 Olympics in tandem with Baptist...

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In The News: Albert Pujols

The invitation came in the mail one day, and 24-year-old Shawn Hoskin was all aflutter for weeks. He had been invited to the Pujols Family Foundation’s annual autumn prom, the...

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2012 Summer Olympics

U.S. archer: God has used struggles to 'deepen my trust'

EDITOR'S NOTE: Tim Ellsworth, editor of BP Sports and director of news and media relations at Union University, is in London to cover the 2012 Olympics in tandem with Baptist...

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Devotional of the Week

Are You All In?

“For the eyes of the Lord range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him.” II Chronicles 16:9 In the first round of the NBA...

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2012 Summer Olympics

Victory in the Lord's hands, U.S. archers say

EDITOR'S NOTE: Tim Ellsworth, editor of BP Sports and director of news and media relations at Union University, is in London to cover the 2012 Olympics in tandem with Baptist...

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The List

“And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are writ- ten in the Lamb’s...

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Riding the Roller Coaster - Jeff Francoeur

Kansas City Royals right fielder Jeff Francoeur experienced that life might not go as planned, which is why he understands the importance of a love that satisfies. When Sports Spectrum...

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Devotional of the Week

Forgetting the Past

“No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead.” Philippians 3:13 Most...

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Around the Net - Lin leaving New York, Tebow wins ESPY, Brees signs contract, Johnson wins John Deere

Lin to Houston The New York Knicks finally decided to let Jeremy Lin go to Houston, choosing not to match the Rockets 3-year deal worth $25 million. Extremely excited and...

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Video of the Day - Aaron Baddeley

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f57dhS4jNL8

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Fall 2011...It's Here

Our Fall 2011 issue, featuring Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson on the cover, has arrived at the Sports Spectrum offices. If you are a subscriber, you'll be receiving your own...

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From the Archives -- Betty Cuthbert

Betty Cuthbert—the Olympic champion Australians have fondly tagged “Golden Girl”— has always loved to run fast! She was born (along with twin sister) in 1938 at Merrylands, Sydney, no more...

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Feature Friday: Matt Beacham

While many athletes are judged solely on how well they fare against their competition, surfers are ultimately judged on how they handle what the sea throws at them. Once surf...

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Around the Net - Beltran and McCutchen in HR Derby, Thunder in Texas, Teixeira in war of words with Padilla

Home Run Derby Andrew McCutchen and Carlos Beltran will compete in tonight's Home Run Derby for the National League. McCutchen and Beltran have both been featured in the pages of...

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Devotional of the Week

A Tribute to Christian Coaches

“Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.” Matthew 5:16 Parents, teachers, pastors, coaches and athletes are role...

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Summer 2012 Issue

Our Summer 2012 issue (Vol. 26 No. 3) is complete, and you'll be receiving it early July! Here's the cover featuring Olympians Bryan Clay, Ryan Hall and Dawn Harper. Enter...

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God's Plan

Despite injuries his first two seasons, Tyler Zeller's faith and trust in God remained strong, and on Thursday, the middle Zeller was selected 17th overall in the NBA Draft by...

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A Time to Intercede

“But of Him you are in Christ Jesus...” I Corinthians 1:30 During a high-school baseball game between a public school and my son’s Christian school, a parent of a player...

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New Release: The Jersey Effect

Hunter Smith, twelve-year NFL punter and Super Bowl XLI Champion, partners with Darrin Gray of All-Pro Dad, a national fatherhood program, and Stephen Copeland of Sports Spectrum, to write "The...

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Around the Net--Dickey stays in the headlines, Mahan makes boy's day, Viola Olympic bound

R.A. Dickey stays in the headlines Though R.A. Dickey's scoreless inning streak came to an end and he looked ordinary in the Mets' loss to the Yankees on Sunday, his...

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From the Archives: Josh Hamilton

Silver Lining Not twice or three times but eight times Josh Hamilton went to drug rehabilitation—and not once did his trips lead to recovery. With no place to go and...

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From the Archives: David Robinson

Tall Order Some people seem to have been born knowing just what they want to be when they grow up. David Robinson isn't one of them. The possibility of a...

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Video of the Day - Webb Simpson

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BOmMSMK8HC4

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Around the Net - Bubba Watson

The NY Times has a nice story on Bubba Watson dealing with his sudden fame since winning The Masters. Watson, 33, seeks the guidance of a pastor but not a...

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Tweet of the Day - @DavidtheAdmiral

Wow! These young guns have earned their stripes! No way I thought we would lose 4 in a row.— David Robinson (@DavidtheAdmiral) June 7, 2012

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In the News: Matt Hasselbeck

It was in the poverty-torn country of Jamaica that Matt Hasselbeck began his unexpected journey to the NFL, to the Pro Bowl and to the Super Bowl. As a sophomore...

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Video of the Day - Mike Fisher and Carrie Underwood talk about their faith

Nashville Predators star Mike Fisher and his wife, Carrie Underwood, talk about their faith in an interview with Oprah. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNYdRVGj8MQ

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Tweet of the Day - @kirkcousins8

Cannot imagine being one of the thousands of young men who stormed Normandy's beaches 68 years ago, today. Forever grateful. #DDay— Kirk Cousins (@KirkCousins8) June 6, 2012

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Above And Beyond

“Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that is at work within us.” Ephesians 3:20 I...

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Tweet of the Day - @RealMikeRob

Praise God 4 2day. The company u keep will reflect your character. Proverbs 13:20. B a positive influence on people. Make 2day a great day— Michael Robinson (@RealMikeRob) June 5,...

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Tweet of the Day - @RennieCurran53

Never lose hope. Remember that God has a plan, even when it doesn't seem like it. Just keep pushin one day at a time. Thas all you can do— Rennie...

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Tweet of the Day - @aeneas35

Good Relationships starts with a great relationship with your creator. Greatest command Love God with all your heart, soul, mind!— Aeneas Williams(@aeneas35) May 31, 2012

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Video of the Day - Power Cross Ministry

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VexaZ_2bssY You can read more about Power Cross in our latest DigiMag.

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Tweet of the Day - @therealtobymac

Me & my homie @bubbawatson hangin @bubbasbash...great heart on this Masters Champ! He knows wassup & wants 2 share it! twitter.com/therealtobymac…— TobyMac (@therealtobymac) May 30, 2012

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2011 NFL Capsules

Get ready for the first week of the NFL season by checking out our 2011 NFL Capsules. Read up on each division, team, and check out our encouraging quotes from...

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Tweet of the Day - @KirkCousins8

Lately life has been like my freshman year of college. Move to a new place, meet new people, & spend every waking moment learning a playbook— Kirk Cousins (@KirkCousins8) May...

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In The News This Week: Webb Simpson

“I’m a big believer in prayer…” PGA rookie Webb Simpson told the largest room of reporters and television cameras he had ever faced in his young career. He had just...

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Video of the Day - Pam Tebow Interview

We had a chance to speak to Tim Tebow's mother, Pam Tebow a few weeks ago at a fundraiser for the Power Cross Ministry. Mrs. Tebow talks about raising Godly...

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Tweet of the Day - @AaronCurry51

In peace I will lie down and sleep,for you alone, Lord,make me dwell in safety. (Psalm 4:8 NIV) — Aaron Curry (@AaronCurry51) May 23, 2012  

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Faceoff - Learning from the Jim Tressel/Ohio St. Scandal

With lucrative careers, the pressure to win is enormous. So is the pressure to break the rules and conceal your wrongs.  Following the Ohio State football debacle and Jim Tressel’s...

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From the Archives: Friends In Deed

Former managing editor of Sports Spectrum, Dave Branon, wrote "Friends In Deed" for SS's November 1999 issue about David Robinson and Avery Johnson's unique friendship. Imagine having a nice leisurely...

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Tweet of the Day - @WellsThompson

Do we take life for granted sometimes? Each day is a priceless gift from God & should be lived as such! Celebrate life today w/ love & joy!— Wells Thompson...

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Video of the Day - Josh Hamilton interview

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Tweet of the Day - @JLin7

huge thank you to all the fans who made this year so special! ill never forget how much fun you guys made this season!— Jeremy Lin (@JLin7) May 10, 2012

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Video of the Day - Rangers slide into tarp during rain delay

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Video of the Day - Josh Hamilton hits 4 HRs

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Around the Net - Kurt Warner responds to critics, London Fletcher talks Seau's death,Teenager takes Tebow to prom

Kurt Warner on concussions Last week, NFL Network analyst and former Super Bowl MVP, Kurt Warner, appeared on the Dan Patrick show and said that he would prefer that his...

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Video of the Day - Ben Crane

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WsRtF1-rDT4

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Fire and Ice

Tiger Woods. Wayne Gretzky. Magic Johnson. What do these men have in common? Obviously they are champions and superstars in their respective sports, but what other quality ties them together?...

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Tweet of the Day - @shaunalexander

Today is the United States of America's come together & pray day. Pray for our leaders, our soldiers, our heros,& the future of our country.— Shaun Alexander (@shaunalexander) May 3,...

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Tweet of the Day - @steve_copeland

"I want to get my heart right before I play so I play for the right reasons." - @bencranegolf @Sports_Spectrum — Steve Copeland (@steve_copeland) May 1, 2012  

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From the Archives - Carson Palmer

No. 1 NFL draft picks Sam Bradford (2010), Carson Palmer (2003), David Carr (2002), and Michael Vick (2001) have all been featured in Sports Spectrum. With the NFL Draft beginning...

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Around the Net - Infidelity website offers $1 million to sleep with Tim Tebow, Bubba Watson returns

Tim Tebow A controversial infidelity website is offering $1 million for anyone who can prove they've slept with Tim Tebow: AshleyMadison.com founder and CEO Noel Biderman says Tebow should embrace...

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Tweet of the Day - @JasonRomano

If you like sports with a spiritual twist, check out @Sports_Spectrum and the @sportsyapp podcast. Good stuff. — Jason Romano (@JasonRomano) April 19, 2012 We agree!

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Tweet of the Day - @JLin7

Now im blushing... RT @stevenovak20: Congrats to @JLin7 on being named one of TIME's 100 most influential people! #ThatsMyTeammate — Jeremy Lin (@JLin7) April 18, 2012  

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Around the Net - Lin and Tebow among Time's 100 most influential, Torii's Taxes

Tim Tebow New York Jets new quarterback Tim Tebow was named one of the 100 most influential people by Time Magazine, and interestingly enough, New York Knicks point guard, Jeremy Lin,...

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Tweet of the Day - @Isaiah_Thomas2

That when I fill out paperwork and it says "Occupation?" I get to write "NBA" thats a blessing that I thank God for EVERYDAY, livin a dream! — Isaiah Thomas...

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Video of the Day - ESPN's Rick Reilly on Tim Tebow

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cvk9rxnsRj0

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Tweet of the Day - @DeionSanders

When was the last time u had a conversation with God without asking 4 something? Can we just thank him sometimes 4 being who he is 2 us? Plz —...

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Tweet of the Day - @jonathanstewar1

Praising him early in the am instagr.am/p/JW_GEtKFbz/ fb.me/17MHG8G1i— Jonathan Stewart (@Jonathanstewar1) April 13, 2012

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Video of the Day - Tyler Zeller

Tyler Zeller, who we featured in the Winter 2012 issue, does a video for I Am Second: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6pCnp_aNh50

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Video of the Day - Tebow/Lin friendship

CBS won't let us embed this one, but it's a good one. Jeremy Lin's spiritual mentor talks about Jeremy and Tim Tebow's friendship, and their shared Christian faith. Click the...

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Tweet of the Day - @Sports_Spectrum

@inhisgripgolf in the @sports_spectrum office today. Sweet ride... twitter.com/Sports_Spectru… — Sports Spectrum Mag (@Sports_Spectrum) April 12, 2012  

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Tweet of the Day - Trevor Bayne

@janzenj @suitupministry His glory doesn't need anyone.. But He chooses to use everyone willing — Trevor Bayne (@Tbayne21) April 11, 2012  

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Video of the Day - Tim Tebow at Easter Service

Tim Tebow talks about his faith at an Easter Sunday service in Texas: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usEMk0YRVaM

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Tweet of the Day - @WellsThompson

Gettin' pumped up readin' my new @Sports_Spectrum magazine on the way to our game against Real Salt Lake tonight! twitter.com/WellsThompson/… — Wells Thompson (@WellsThompson) April 7, 2012  

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Around the Net - Bubba wins the Masters, Tim Tebow speaks at Easter service, Pena back with Rays

Bubba Watson wins the Masters Bubba Watson won the 2012 Masters, clinching the tournament win after a two-hole playoff against Louis Oosthuizen. Watson, who was featured in the Winter 2012 issue...

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2012 MLB Preview DigiMag

Our newest DigiMag is now available for viewing! This is our big baseball preview issue which features: A new "Airing it Out" column by Sports Spectrum editor Brett Honeycutt about...

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2011 Year in Review DigiMag

Read our 2011 Year in Review DigiMag, where we, as a Sports Spectrum staff, give you our top tens from the year. Categories are both Christian and secular: sporting events,...

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Around the Net - NY Mets Dickey writes memoir, Lin to have surgery, Bubba Watson adopts boy

Knuckleballer R.A. Dickey writes memoir New York Mets knuckleballer R.A. Dickey has released his memoir called, "Wherever I Wind Up: My Quest for Truth, Authenticity and the Perfect Knuckleball." The...

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Stanford Baseball: Faith and Baseball

Stanford righthander Mark Appel, a projected first round pick in the June draft, talks about his Christian faith and growing up in Houston and in the San Francisco Bay Area....

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Around the Net - Kershaw's spring, Dodgers get new owner, Zeller talks faith, Butler's Nored already a head coach

Dodgers' Kershaw unhappy with slider, happy with Magic Johnson as owner Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw is unhappy with the way he has thrown his slider during Spring Training. Kershaw and...

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John Fox must have faith in Tim Tebow

Jen Floyd Engel of foxsports.com writes that John Fox should have faith in Tim Tebow. She even starts the article out with a quote from C.S. Lewis. Engel says that...

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Black Monday

In what ESPN and other press members deemed "Black Monday" (at least they didn't call it Fire-gate or something like that) two NFL coaches got the pink slip and one...

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Tim Tebow responds to Jake Plummer

Tim Tebow responded to Jake Plummer's comments on his faith on ESPN's popular show First Take. Tebow: "I respect Jake's opinion, and I really appreciate his compliment of calling me a winner....

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Happy New Year!

The Sports Spectrum staff wants to wish everyone a very Happy New Year! In celebration you should order a Sports Spectrum Calendar! (shameless plug) The Sports Spectrum calendar features some...

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2012 Baseball Preview -- SS Top 10's

TOP 10 ACQUISITIONS 1. Albert Pujols, L.A. Angels – Biggest acquisition in recent years, for any team. 2. Prince Fielder, Detroit Tigers – Returning to the city where he watched...

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Around the Net - Tim Tebow to New York, Christians in the NCAA Tournament

Tebowmania in New York Last night, the Denver Broncos and the New York Jets finalized a trade to send Tim Tebow, and subsequent Tebowmania, to New York. Tim Tebow will...

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Coming this week: Sports Spectrum's 2012 MLB Preview DigiMag

Sports Spectrum managing editor Brett Honeycutt and staff writer Aaron May provide division capsules, top tens, and editorials about the upcoming MLB season while SPORTS YAPP host Bryce Johnson interviews...

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Winter 2012 Issue and Christmas Special

Our Winter 2012 issue is complete, and you'll be receiving it come the New Year! Here's the cover featuring Washington Redskins linebacker London Fletcher and Indianapolis Colts center Jeff Saturday....

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We Must Remain Disciplined in the Word

“And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in...

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Around the Net - #FreeTebow, Indiana's Tom Crean, Louisville's Peyton Siva

#FreeTebow Former Colts QB Peyton Manning has decided to sign with the Denver Broncos, picking the other horse-related nickname in the NFL, but while everyone should be talking about Manning, they...

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In the News: Tim Tebow

The Broncos are 8-5, on a six-game winning streak and 7-1 since Time Tebow was named the starter. All he does is win. This post includes Tebow's testimony that was...

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Winter 2012 DigiMag

The newest Sports Spectrum DigiMag is here! This issue features stories on: Indiana freshman center Cody Zeller, NY Giants DE Justin Tuck, New England Patriots WR Matthew Slater, more coverage...

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Our gift to you...the Sports Spectrum Fall 2011 DigiMag

     Enjoy this free issue of Sports Spectrum's first ever interactive digital magazine, which includes 14 pages of Sports Spectrum stories and columns, video content of Sports Spectrum interviews,...

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Introducing Our Spring 2012 Cover Featuring Jeremy Lin...

Order this issue or a subscription today by clicking HERE or by calling: 866-821-2971. This 116-page issue includes a special 16-page golf section in conjunction with In His Grip Golf along...

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Best Quotes of 2011

Top Sports Spectrum Quotes of 2011 1. “Sure, golf is important to me. I’m doing my job and supporting my family and following my career, but I still understand no...

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Around the Net - March Madness with the Zeller Bros.

The Zeller Brothers The Zeller brothers have fired up their hometown of Washington, Ind. for March Madness. People throughout the town have been seen wearing Tar Heel blue or Indiana...

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Around the Net - Ben Utecht reflects on Peyton Manning

Sports Spectrum featured former tight end and current musician Ben Utecht in its Fall 2009 issue. Utecht won a Super Bowl with Peyton Manning in the 2006-07 season and wrote...

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In the News: Mark Richt

Georgia head coach Mark Richt has led his team to eight straight victories after opening the season with back-to-back losses against Boise State and South Carolina. No. 15 Georgia crushed...

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From the Archives: Michael Redd

Redd Man Walking Michael Redd already had the best preparation an NBA player could get for the upcoming season. Now it seemed appropriate to carry out the proper celebration for...

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Around the Net - Trevor Bayne back in the Daytona 500, Durant named All-Star MVP, Red Sox ban alcohol, Sox' Gonzalez looks to lead

Trevor Bayne in the Daytona 500 Tonight, after rain delays and postponements, NASCAR will open it's season with the Daytona 500 at 7 p.m. Trevor Bayne, last year's out of...

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Around the Net - Gary Carter passes away, Jeremy Lin headline controversy, Josh Hamilton's makeover

Gary Carter Baseball Hall of Famer Gary Carter passed away last week, succumbing to his battle with brain cancer at the age of 57. Carter, an 11-time All-Star, had a...

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New Deal - Buy a Subscription, Get Wisdom and Sports for Free!

For the rest of the February, we have a special offer to a subscription to Sports Spectrum. Buy a subscription, and get our newest book, Wisdom & Sports, for FREE!...

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Devotional of the Week

Coaching Wisdom

“When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put childish ways behind...

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Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day everyone! Listen to former Tennessee Titans running back Eddie George on our podcast, SPORTS YAPP, as he talks about his faith and his marriage. George also gives...

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2012 Sports Spectrum Calendar only $5

The 2012 Sports Spectrum Calendar is only $5. You still have more than 10 months to use it this year. Buy it while supplies last. Click here to order:  

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Around the Net - Jeremy Lin, Josh Hamilton

Jeremy Lin It's Linsanity! It's Linsane in the Linbrane! Just Lin baby! Jeremy Lin has become the talk of the sports world the past week--coming from his brother's couch to...

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Devotional of the Week

Freedom and Confidence

“In him and through faith in him we may approach God with freedom and confidence.” Ephesians 3:12 Can you imagine approaching your coach with a problem, frustration or concern? What...

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From the Archives: Aaron Rodgers

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers may not have the Hall of Fame numbers that predecessor Brett Favre has, but he has succeeded in winning over diehard fans who mourned...

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Devotional of the Week

Loyal Following

“Here is a trustworthy saying: If we died with him, we will also live with him; if we endure, we will also reign with him. If we disown him, he...

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Devotional of the Week

The Red Zone

“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” John 10:10 It’s no coincidence that...

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Devotional of the Week

Right Priorities?

“What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, yet forfeit his soul?” Mark 8:36 Drugs, more specifically performance enhancing drugs such as steroids, have caused more...

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Devotional of the Week

The Right Direction

“...how can we know the way?” John 14:5 The building where I work in downtown Pittsburgh is located near the river on the edge of town. Since the area contains...

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God Knows Our Names

“I have written your name on the palms of my hands.” Isaiah 49:16 (NLT) There’s a commercial that has Colorado Rockies pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez spinning through a display of name...

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Sports Spectrum at the Super Bowl

Starting Sunday, Sports Spectrum will have coverage all week from the Super Bowl. We've sent our staff writer, Stephen Copeland, to Indianapolis to cover the week's festivities and events. Steve...

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Devotional of the Week

Thanking God in the Ups and Downs

“And whatever you do or say, do it as a representative of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father.” Colossians 3:17 Whenever I go on my...

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From the Archives: Reggie White

SS: What's your biggest dream after football? Reggie: I want to be used by God. To bring people into the Kingdom. And I pray more and more every day that...

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In the News: Maya Moore

WNBA Rookie of the Year Maya Moore helped lead the Minnesota Lynx to its first franchise championship on Oct. 7 when they completed a 3-0 sweep against the Atlanta Dream....

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Power to Win 2012

This year's Power to Win DVD features Colts center Jeff Saturday, Redskins linebacker London Fletcher and former Colts punter Hunter Smith. Hosted by former Saints fullback and current NFL Network...

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Devotional of the Week

We Must Guard Ourselves With Truth

“I am sending him back. You therefore receive him, that is, my own heart, whom I wished to keep with me, that on your behalf he might minister to me...

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Devotional of the Week

Accountability And Fleeing Sin

“The proverbs of Solomon son of David, king of Israel: for gaining wisdom and instruction; for understanding words of insight; for receiving instruction in prudent behavior.” Proverbs 1:1-3 When Paul...

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In the News: NL Comeback Player of the Year Lance Berkman

Deep in the Heart of Berkman Lance Berkman has carved out a rather formidable reputation as an unstressed, underdressed Texan, an ultra-loose character, a chortling clubhouse comedian who isn’t afraid...

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Devotional of the Week

His Strength

“Being strengthened with all power according to His glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience. “ Colossians 1:11 Strength is a key component for the competitive...

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