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Monthly Archives: July 2013

R.A. Dickey, last year’s National League Cy Young winner, has been through some difficult times. In our cover story on pages 42-47 of our most recent print issue (log in here to read), he says: “I remember really being angry with God, like, ‘How can You take me to the precipice of a new start and then allow this to happen?’ You want answers, and I talk to God like He’s real. He already knows what I’m feeling, so why hide it? I’m not going to sugarcoat it, and so if I’m angry, I’m angry. If I’m sad, I’m sad. I’m not going to pretend to be somebody I’m not. I did that for too long...”

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 cover features 2012 Boston Marathon winner Wesley Korir and four-time Boston Marathon winner Catherine Ndereba. We are building other international magazines, as well, including a special World Cup magazine that will be used in Brazil and translated for other countries. Before Sports Spectrum Kenya, we also built the first ever Christian sports magazine in Russia. View Sports Spectrum Russia here. Click here to view Sports Spectrum Kenya or here to learn more about Sports Spectrum Global. Help us with our ministry by donating to the Sports Spectrum Global cause.

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 135 miles with temperatures at 130 degrees or higher on scorching, 200-degree pavement with several elevation changes from sea level to the finish line high on Mt. Whitney. Frank McKinney, real estate mogul, a 5-time, best-selling author...

In the 1934 World Series between the Cardinals and Tigers, Dizzy and Paul Dean (featured in the picture with Babe Ruth) combined to pitch in 5 of the 7 games, each working on short rest. In the 1946 Series, Harry Brecheen pitched in 3 of the 7 games, working on short rest. In 1964, 1967 and 1968, Bob Gibson pitched 3 of the 7 games. More recently, Curt Schilling and Randy Johnson of the Diamondbacks together pitched in 5 of the 7 games against the Yankees in 2001. Many of these times the results were positive, but not always...

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 James "Deacon" White, one of the best runners in college athletics John Gilbertson, and one of the most interesting men you'll ever meet, Frank McKinney. Managing editor Brett Honeycutt talks about the Christian symbols at Busch Stadium that caused a media uproar in his column "Airing It Out," and staff writer Stephen Copeland talks about dirty feet and humility in his column "Another Angle." This is also a special issue, as it features two stories from our special Sports Spectrum Russia 2013 magazine and our Sports Spectrum Kenya 2013 magazine, as a part of our new Sports Spectrum Global initiative. Not a subscriber? Subscribe to Sports Spectrum here...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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