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Fearing the future can be like a small flame that ignites into a fire. But that’s a barbecue Butler University senior co-captain Ronald Nored would rather forgo. And it’s an inferno he’d rather extinguish with the lessons of his past...

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 nowhere rookie winner, will be looking to make it two straight. Despite the attention and fame that Bayne received from being the winner of America's most famous stock car race, Bayne is still the same guy who loves the same God... UPDATE: After being involved in a wreck in lap two, Bayne finished 35th in the 2012 Daytona 500. Kevin Durant wins MVP of NBA All-Star game Kevin Durant scored 36 points and led the Western Conference All-Stars to a 152-149 victory Sunday night, beating the Eastern Conference All-Stars. Durant was awarded the the MVP of the game; the first time he has ever received this award... New Red Sox skipper Bobby Valentine bans beer from the clubhouse New Boston Red Sox manager, Bobby Valentine, has banned alcohol from the Red Sox clubhouse. This comes on the heels of a season where the Red Sox blew a 9 game lead in the Wild Card and have numerous reports from the Boston media about some of its pitchers drinking beer during games... Boston's Adrian Gonzalez looks to become a better leader Adrian Gonzalez, featured in the Fall 2011 issue of Sports Spectrum, will shoulder more of a leadership role with this year's team... Christian Athletes in the Headlines Butler coach Brad Stevens not worried after loss to Valparaiso (News-Sentinel.com) North Carolina's Tyler Zeller Named Academic All-American Of The Year (digtriad.com) Wells Thompson: Scoring a Goal with the Gospel (JesusNSports.com)

"Around the Net" is your source for Christian athletes in the news. Each week, we will post some of the best and most relevant stories about Christian athletes that we see from around the internet. 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 was featured in Sports Spectrum multiple times... (Read more inside) Jeremy Lin Controversy Over the weekend, ESPN Mobile published a headline with a racial slur in regards to Jeremy Lin. ESPN has fired that editor who claimed that it was an "honest mistake" and had used that headline "at least 100 times" in other headlines. The editor apologized for the headline and said he is a big fan of Lin, especially because Lin is outspoken about his Christian faith, like himself. More on the story inside... Josh Hamilton undergoing a makeover Josh Hamilton appeared on Glenn Beck TV last week in an interview with pastor Dr. James Robison to talk about his relapse with alcohol, battling demons, and how he is undergoing a makeover with the help of Christian counseling. Watch the Interview inside... Christian Athletes in the Headlines NY Mets great Gary Carter, dead after bout with brain cancer, got to say goodbye on Palm Beach Atlantic University baseball field (NY Daily News) Kevin Durant scores career high 51 points in an overtime win vs. Denver (NewsOK.com) New York Yankees sign DH/1B Raul Ibanez (MLB.com) Josh Hamilton undergoing "makeover"

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Seems Justin Tuck created quite a stir, in the secular and Christian community, when he bought each of his Super Bowl-winning New York Giants teammates, coaches and front office staff a memento to mark an occasion that only 45 other teams had ever experienced...

This world is a paradox. The 10 days I spent in Indianapolis were a dream. As a young journalist who has never covered the events leading up to a Super Bowl—or anything big, for that matter—it was the coolest experience of my short journalism career. At first, it was surreal. New England owner Bob Kraft next to you on the escalator. ESPN personality Chris Berman interviewing the same guy you are. Pro Football Hall of Famer Michael Irvin spotting your pink and cream argyle sweater through his shades, pointing, and saying, “Nice look, bro.” (Dead serious. It happened.)...

  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 advice to any single person out there. A great listen for Valentine's Day! Play in new window | Download | Subscribe in iTunes | Listen on Stitcher

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"Around the Net" is your source for Christian athletes in the news. Each week, we will post some of the best and most relevant stories about Christian athletes that we see from around the internet. This past week, Jeremy Lin became the talk of the country in the NBA. He's gone from his brother's couch to the starting point guard for the New York Knicks. One of the coolest things about Lin's story has been about his faith in Christ... Last week, Josh Hamilton had a relapse with alcohol. Instead of condemning / judging / abandoning Josh Hamilton, Dr. Jim Denison, a pastor/author in Texas, urges that we should pray for him. Hamilton immediately faced the press the next day and owned up to his mistakes. Watch the press conference is inside... Christian Athletes in the Headlines: Lin and the Knicks steal one at Minnesota Former St. Louis Cardinals will speak at Christian athletes event at Busch Stadium Redskins' London Fletcher honored as 2012 Bart Starr Award Winner KU walk-on Christian Garrett talks about his faith in Christ

On Saturday morning at the 2012 Athletes in Action Super Bowl Breakfast, we interviewed four people: legendary quarterback Bart Starr, 2012 Bart Starr Award winner London Fletcher, Super Bowl XLII champion David Tyree and Baltimore Ravens quarterbacks coach Jim Caldwell. If you haven't read Washington Redskins linebacker London Fletcher's story in our Winter 2012 issue, you have to read it. That's what makes him receiving the Bart Starr Award even more impressive...because of where he's come from. In the media room, he talked about living "the NFL life" for seven years but then turning things around. And here he was receiving an award based on "outstanding character and leadership in the home, on the field and in the community." Amazing.

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