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Success breeds success is the well-worn coaching cliché. But more than a cliché, twins Tom and Terry Brands are living proof that it’s true. When the...

Though David Chadwick is about as self-effacing as a pastor can be, it was nevertheless unusual for him to begin his Feb. 8 message by saying, “If I seem a little bit discombobulated.” Just a few hours before the first service that Sunday morning at Forest Hill Church in Charlotte, N.C., Chadwick had learned that his former college basketball coach at the University of North Carolina, Dean Smith, had passed away from Alzheimer’s disease.

Winning championships and medals almost never happened for Hong Kong Olympian Lee Wai-sze. Her fledgling career nearly ended, just as it was about to explode, after a chance run-in with a stray dog...

Remember 17-year-old London Olympic swimming phenom Missy Franklin? She’s still winning and she’s still fast. She’s just doing it a lot more out of the spotlight...

During a 2007 game against the Denver Broncos, NFL free safety Ryan Clark had to be rushed to the hospital. Clark, who had suffered from sickle cell trait since his childhood, had endured a splenic infraction, which is common in high altitudes for those with sickle cell. He had to have both his spleen and gallbladder removed, which resulted in losing 30 pounds...

If someone read Anne Schleper’s bio from the past five years they would wonder what she hasn’t accomplished. In 2011, she won a gold medal at the World Championships for women’s ice hockey...

Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw won nearly everything except a World Series ring this past baseball season. The 25-year-old, who, along with wife Ellen, travels on mission trips to the Dominican Republic and Zambia, as well as to U.S. cities Dallas and Los Angeles each offseason, became the first National League player in 46 years to take home both the Cy Young Award (league’s top pitcher) and the MVP (best overall player)...

On Nov. 13, two weeks after the San Francisco Giants won their third World Series title in five years, one of the all-time Giants greats, Alvin Dark, passed away at the age of 92. In 1951, Dark helped lead the then-New York Giants to their first pennant since 1937; and in 1954, he led them to their first World Series title since 1933...

Garry Unger, who appeared in the first issue of Sports Spectrum when it was called Sports Focus in 1985, played for 16 seasons in...

Mike Gartner’s Hall of Fame hockey career almost never happened. Just after he became a Christian, he was hit in the eye with a hockey...

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