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Brett Honeycutt

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Brett Honeycutt is the managing editor at Sports Spectrum magazine. Follow him on Twitter @Brett_Honeycutt.

I love baseball. I’m sure it’s because I grew up watching the game in minor-league ballparks as a child and also because my dad would tell me stories about old-time players. He saw Hall of Famer Ted Williams play and even saw Hall-of-Fame knuckleball reliever Hoyt Wilhelm play in the minor leagues. One thing that always amazes about the game is how a player can rebound after a setback...

Pittsburgh Pirates star and reigning National League MVP Andrew McCutchen was hit by a pitch on Aug. 2. Ordinarily, that might not even have been a note in the game story the following day. But it involved what baseball calls a “retaliatory” pitch and, the most important aspect of this situation...

Although Isaiah 48:17 was a specific message to Israel, the latter part of the verse reveals a truth about God—that He “directs you in the way you should go.” We also see this in Proverbs 3:5-6, which says, “Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” Some translations say, “He will direct your paths...”

You may have heard the recent story of Antoine Turner, the Boise State recruit who was homeless and who Boise State had to ask the NCAA permission to help with living accommodations.Two things struck me about this case, besides the obvious of having to ask permission to do the only humanly decent and logical thing for a person...

Much has changed in the 30 years since Betsy King first appeared in the first issue of Sports Spectrum. The magazine was called Sports Focus...

Last week, the world lost a true hero and true example of Christ: Louis "Louie" Zamperini. He was 97. He ran in the 1936 Berlin Olympics, he was a World War II hero and POW, and he spoke on forgiveness every chance he had -- even going and witnessing, after the war, to the very Japanese prison guards who severely beat him for two years...

On July 2, the world lost a true hero and true example of Christ: Louis Silvie “Louie” Zamperini. He was 97. Zamperini was born Jan. 26,...

Like fishing stories that morph each year when aging anglers add several inches and pounds to their “big catch,” Chelsea Baker’s story seems to get better with...

Paul Westphal has seemingly come full circle. The well-traveled player and coach has been an NBA All-Star (five times) and coached the NBA All- Stars (twice), he...

15-year NFL career with the Phoenix/Arizona Cardinals and the St. Louis Rams was fruitful for Aeneas Williams. Williams, who played cornerback and free safety, was selected to eight...

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