Around the Net: Tim Tebow leads prayer amid medical emergency

Amid a sad and unfortunate situation, strangers supported one another through prayer and encouragement. While on a flight from Atlanta to Phoenix, an older man...

Around the Net: Top-10 NBA Draft pick fueled by prayer

As NBA Commissioner Adam Silver announced the New Orleans Pelicans first pick in the draft — the sixth overall selection— Buddy Hield rose from...

Five things to learn in defeat

In the Christian sports world, a common topic is "giving glory to God" and sharing the glory of victory with our Creator — the...

Warriors and Cavs share pre-game prayer before NBA Finals

Before the ball was even tipped in Oakland for Game 1, however, something bigger was happening between the two teams...

Warriors’ Andre Iguodala credits team’s faith in 2015 NBA title

"We got a team full of believers. We all go to chapel before every game. We all believe and we all say God has a way for you—a purpose for you. This is my purpose..."

Adam LaRoche wins K-Love “Sports Impact” Award

Much has changed in the life of former Chicago White Sox first baseman Adam LaRoche since the end of the 2015 MLB season — some might say for the worse. LaRoche would say for the better...

Connecticut minister leads first ‘pastor-led’ Indy 500 team

While most pastors stood behind their pulpits on Sunday morning, Rev. Will Marotti was on the racetrack in Speedway, Indiana...
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Around the Net — ‘Dude Perfect’ breaks into the record books

Perfection has taken on a new name — or, at least, a new first name...
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Around the Net: Clemson coach Dabo Swinney talks about football, faith (by the Associated...

In a recent interview with The Associated Press, Clemson football head coach Dabo Swinney talks about his Christian faith and its influence in how...

Louis Zamperini dies at age 97

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...

Around the Net – R.A. Dickey wins NL CY Young

Last night, New York Mets pitcher R.A. Dickey became the first knuckleballer to win the Cy Young award and the first Met to win it since 1985. Dickey has been featured in Sports Spectrum multiple times and credits God for the turnaround in his life and career...

Around the Net – Athletes turn to Christian rapper Lecrae for inspiration

A recent feature on ESPN.com reveals that Christian rapper, Lecrae, has become an inspirational figure and leader amongst Christian athletes. Lecrae speaks at many different teams' chapel services and has developed friendships throughout the sports world. Some of his closest friends in sports include Bubba Watson, Dwight Howard, and Justin Forsett. When asked about the issues he talks about with the athletes at chapel service, Lecrae says, "I think one of the biggest issues is really just significance and purpose, and not having your identity wrapped up in your performance..."

Around the Net: Giants’ Vogelsong praises God in postgame interview, LSU Photoshops out fans’...

Ryan Vogelsong struck out a career-high nine batters in 7 innings Sunday night to help the Giants even the series at 3-3 against the Cardinals. When asked by FOX's Erin Andrews about his start, he gave glory to God... LSU sent an email out last week containing a photo of a fan group, but students were shocked to see their painted crosses missing in the photo... The couch that Jeremy Lin once slept on before becoming an overnight sensation for the New York Knicks is gone...

Around the Net – Brees breaks record, Pettitte starts Game 2, Hamilton done in...

Drew Brees broke Johnny Unitas' record last night... Andy Pettitte will go for an MLB-record 20th postseason win for the Yankees tonight. Former manager Buck Showalter comments on Pettitte's success... Josh Hamilton may have worn out his welcome in Texas. But he says that wherever he may go in free agency, it will be where God directs him to go... Tebow tweets about playing in the 666th Monday night game, Bubba Watson tweets about a party in heaven, and Jim Irsay tweets about delivering the game ball to Chuck Pagano...

Around the Net – Prayer gets Dickey through season, Tebow Time in New York?

New York Mets pitcher and Cy Young candidate, R.A. Dickey, revealed that he has pitched hurt for most of the season. And what got him through the season? Prayer... With the New York Jets (2-2) offense struggling with Mark Sanchez under center, may people have been wondering if it's time for the Jets to start Tim Tebow at quarterback. Columnists from around the world of sports are weighing in on if it's Tebow Time... What They Said - Notable quotes and tweets this week from Christians in sports...
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