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

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

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

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

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    Softball

    Liberty University's historic softball season comes to an end

    The Liberty University softball team saw its historic season come to an end on Sunday after losing to South Carolina 5-0 in a winner-take-all final of the NCAA Columbia Regional....

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    Lecrae, Vikings team up with PULSE to fill U.S. Bank Stadium for Jesus

    MINNEAPOLIS -- Before Friday night, a Grammy Award-winning hip-hop artist, an Olympic gold medalist, a successor to Billy Graham ministries, an inventor-turned-TV infomercial star, a couple of Minnesota Vikings and...

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

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

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

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

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    Jockey Mike Smith thanks Jesus after winning the Kentucky Derby

    On Saturday at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky, 157,000 fans gathered to watch the 143rd running of the Kentucky Derby. In very rainy and muddy conditions, Justify, a 7-2 favorite,...

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    Kyle Korver focusing on playoff run after mourning loss of his brother

    On Tuesday Night, LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavailers won a thriller in overtime, beating the Toronto Raptors 113-112 on their home floor in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference...

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    Coaches

    OneCoach: Enthusiastic Christianity

    “And he said: “I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this...

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    Football

    Biblical principles on how athletes can be wise with their money

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

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    One year after losing her job, former ESPN anchor Jade McCarthy says returning to church helped renew her faith

    April 26, 2017. That's the day Jade McCarthy and many other prominent ESPN employees were told they no longer had a job with the sports media giant. Staples like Ed...

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    Football

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

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

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    Football

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

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

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    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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    "The Miracle Season" — Q&A with Dr. Ernie Found

    "The Miracle Season" hits theaters on Friday, April 6. The movie is based on the inspiring true story of an Iowa high school girl's volleyball team that rallies together under...

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    THE INCREASE: Face Down - Kelvin Beachum

    “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.” — Matthew 7:7 The Bible says, “Knock and the...

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    Former ESPN editor enters seminary, on verge of becoming Catholic priest

    Anthony Federico was working a late night at ESPN's headquarters in Bristol, CT back in 2012. Jeremy Lin was in the midst of "Linsanity" bursting on the scene as a...

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    Stefano “Verbo” Disalvo uses professional esports platform to share faith

    Stefano Disalvo is a professional esports gamer. At 19 years old, he is a member of the Los Angeles Valiant, an American professional Overwatch esports and one of two Overwatch League (OWL) teams competing...

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    Baseball

    Will Minnesota be the Twins of 2016 (really bad) or 2017 (really good)?

    This story appears in the Spring 2018 issue of Sports Spectrum Magazine. Support our ministry and subscribe here. Baseball leaders & Jesus followers With 85 wins and a wild card berth in 2017,...

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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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