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 ( North Carolina's Tyler Zeller Named Academic All-American Of The Year ( Wells Thompson: Scoring a Goal with the Gospel (

"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 ( New York Yankees sign DH/1B Raul Ibanez ( Josh Hamilton undergoing "makeover"

"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

Jen Floyd Engel of writes that John Fox should have faith in Tim Tebow. She even starts the article out with a quote from C.S. Lewis. Engel says that Fox's play calling was so conservative in the Broncos loss to Kansas City, it showed that Fox has zero faith in Tim Tebow. In order for Denver to have a chance against the Steelers this weekend, Fox must show faith in Tebow.

In what ESPN and other press members deemed "Black Monday" (at least they didn't call it Fire-gate or something like that) two NFL coaches got the pink slip and one father and son dynamic duo were booted off of the ranch on Monday. Head coach Steve Spagnuolo and along with GM Billy Devaney were fired from the St. Louis Rams (2-14) and Raheem Morris was fired from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-12) after ending the season on a ten-game losing streak, who just one year ago coached the team to a 10 win season. In Indianapolis, a 14-year run ended for Colts Vice Chairman Bill Polian. Bill and his son, Chris Polian, Vice President and General Manager, were let go by Colts owner Jim Irsay, who declared that it was time for a new direction in Indy.

Tim Tebow responded to Jake Plummer's comments on his faith on ESPN's popular show First Take. Tebow: "I respect Jake's opinion, and I really appreciate his compliment of calling me a winner. But I feel like anytime I get the opportunity to give the Lord some praise, he is due for it." Here's what Plummer said the day before on a sports talk radio show: "I think that when he accepts the fact that we know that he loves Jesus Christ, then I think I'll like him a little better. I don't hate him because of that, I just would rather not have to hear that every single time he takes a good snap or makes a good handoff."
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