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Jason Motte helps to strike out cancer with inspiration of Chad Bettis

As thousands of fans cheered for Colorado Rockies pitcher Chad Bettis on Monday Night after making first start since beating testicular cancer, a small group of kids fighting cancer met their source of hope...

THE INCREASE: Take what they give you – Eddie Taubensee

Hitting is one of the toughest things to do in sports. There’s a pitcher who can throw a small ball over 90 mph, changing the ball’s speed and moving it around the plate. You...

Tom Brady welcomes 11-year-old cancer patient at training camp

Tom Brady just turned 40 years old and is coming off of his fifth Super Bowl win, most of any quarterback in NFL history. Many consider him the greatest signal caller the game has...

Matt Hasselbeck’s life was changed by a trip to Jamaica

The following article was originally posted in the January-February 2007 edition of Sports Spectrum Magazine. The Amazing Journey of Matt Hasselbeck  by Gail Wood It was here, in the poverty-torn country of Jamaica, while sitting next to...

Albert Pujols, fellow MLB players honor God through their walk up music

Earlier this summer I visited Angel Stadium of Anaheim to watch the Los Angeles Angels face the Washington Nationals. It was a beautiful mid-July evening with a temperature in the low 80’s at the...

Daily Devotional – Thursday August 17, 2017

“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.” Luke 6:27 In the Ring During...

Thomas Davis credits coach Mark Richt for lessons in manhood

Carolina Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis has plenty of reason to smile. The 34-year-old outside linebacker recently signed a one-year contract extension with the Panthers through the 2018 season. The deal is worth $6.76 million and...

THE INCREASE: Worth the investment – Matt Forte

Marriage is one of the greatest gifts God’s given us. To be able to have such a deep and lasting relationship with another person who you can do life and ministry with is incredible....

Increase Story of the Week: Adam Wainwright

Injuries are some of the most devastating challenges athletes encounter in the pros, and Adam Wainwright's damaged arm ligaments and subsequent Tommy John surgery occurred just as his pitching career was flourishing. Watch how a...

Daily Devotional – Wednesday August 16, 2017

“Some faced jeers and flogging, while still others were chained and put in prison. They were stoned; they were sawed in two; they were put to death by the sword...”Hebrews 11:36-38a Your Legacy Mark McGwire, Sammy...

Former MLB pitcher Dave Dravecky recalls devastating final pitch from 28 years ago

In 1988, Dave Dravecky was 32 years old and at the top of his game as a pitcher for the San Francisco Giants. He was playing at the highest level of professional baseball, a...

ONECoach: Coaching is a calling from God

Life as a coach can be one of the most rewarding things you can do as a human being because of the powerful influence a coach has in the life of an athlete. That...

Rockies’ Chad Bettis shuts down Atlanta Braves in return from cancer

Colorado Rockies pitcher Chad Bettis tossed seven shutout innings Monday in his first start since beating testicular cancer, leading the Rockies to a 3-0 victory over the Atlanta Braves. Coors Field's 33,641 fans saw Bettis...

THE INCREASE: Right Here, Right Now – JJ Hoover

I got off to a really good start this year. I made the Diamondbacks right out of camp, which was my goal. I absolutely loved the team. It was incredibly refreshing to be part...

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 have done. No one...

ONECoach: We’re all one tribe

Race continues to be a very difficult subject to talk openly about because of the underlying fear of causing offense. As a coach and also the dad of three kids who played sports, I’ve...

THE INCREASE: Back to the bases – Adam LaRoche

When I first started reaching out to former teammates and players, I wasn’t sure who would be interested. It takes a while — at least a month or so — for us to get...

Former NBA star Vin Baker says hitting rock bottom led him back to God

Vin Baker had it all. He was a first round draft pick (8th overall) in 1993, a 4-time NBA All-Star, an Olympic Gold Medalist, signed an $80 million contract, and was on top of the...

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 full of darkness.” Luke...

Mickey Mantle gave his life to Christ on his death bed

Mickey Mantle is a baseball legend. 'The Mick' played 18 seasons with the New York Yankees from 1951 to 1968. His accolades and numbers are as good as any player to ever play baseball. 7...

Former Eagles teammates honor Jordan Matthews after being traded to Bills

Trades are part of the business in the NFL. And today was no different for wide receiver Jordan Matthews, who was moved to Buffalo to play for the Bills. Matthews, 25, was part of a...

Tim Tebow shakes hand of autistic boy, proceeds to hit home run

In a world that can seem to be filled with a lot of negative, Tim Tebow continues to deliver the positive. On July 29, in a video recently posted on Facebook, Tebow can be seen warming...

THE INCREASE: The Power of a Changed Life – Steven Souza

Discipleship changes lives. I think we often rush over the idea of discipleship. We easily forget the very last commandment Jesus gave us before He left earth: “Go into all the world and preach the Gospel...

NEW PODCAST: Chad Hennings, Dallas Cowboys 3-time Super Bowl Champion

Chad Hennings played nine seasons in the NFL with the Dallas Cowboys. He won 3 Super Bowls and played on 7 playoff teams. Prior to his NFL career, Chad served at the U.S. Air Force...

Daily Devotional – Friday August 11, 2017

“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 1960, I played centerfield on my little...

Packers tight end Martellus Bennett makes a young fan’s dream come true

Green Bay Packers tight end Martellus Bennett made a lasting memory for a young fan who almost missed out on seeing her favorite team in action. Jim Love, wanted to take his 5-year-old daughter, a...

THE INCREASE: Transformed from the inside out – Demario Davis

Since entering into a new city, a new team, and a new season, God has been teaching me how to truly be dependent on Him alone. No matter how much confidence I have in...

Rockies Trevor Story says relationship with God is most important thing in his life

Trevor Story burst onto the Major League Baseball scene in 2016. In his first 6 games, he hit 7 home runs. He was the talk of the town, the city, and even the nation....

Daily Devotional – Thursday August 10, 2017

“David said about him: ‘I saw the Lord always before me. Because he is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.” Acts 2:25 God’s Omnipresence I met a softball umpire recently who told me...

Throwback Thursday: Jorginho Amorim and Silas Pereira, May/June 1990

Alright, readers. For this article, we are suspending the term "soccer" from our vocabulary. After all, it doesn't accurately describe the sport in which a player uses only his or her feet to slam...