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...

Former Heisman candidate thanks God for career-ending injury

South Carolina RB Marcus Lattimore was one of the best running backs in college football, but a career-ending knee injury took that all away. Yet, what most people would have nightmares about, Lattimore looks back on as a blessing. If he could travel back in time, he'd take the injury again — he thanks God for it...

From the Archives: Tall Order

He stands at 7-foot-1, his nickname is 'The Admiral' and his NBA awards and accolades could fill an encyclopedia, yet growing up, the game of basketball was almost foreign to NBA superstar David Robinson...

Devotional of the Week: Spirit Over Logic

Tim Noakes, a South African professor who has run in over 70 marathons and ultra-marathons, once said, “Your body will argue that there is no justifiable reason to continue. Your only recourse is to call on your spirit, which fortunately functions independently of logic...."
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Video of the Week: I Am Second® — Clayton Kershaw

Kershaw showed complete control over his pitches and the Reds' hitters — a typical characteristic of the three-time Cy Young Award winner. Control, however, is something that Kershaw didn't always have...

Viral fan video claims Jeremy Lin received unfair treatment

Charlotte Hornets guard Jeremy Lin has been a target as of late — in more ways than one...
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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...

Stephen Curry continues to revolutionize the NBA for Christ

The three-point shot has one man, in particular, to thank for its revitalization in the NBA — two-time MVP Stephen Curry...

Tim Tebow encourages student-athletes to look beyond sports

Tim Tebow, since being released Eagles in 2015, has taken to coaching — not from the sidelines, though...

From the Archives: Quiet Thunder

Since he was drafted in 2007 by the Seattle SuperSonics, Kevin Durant quickly became a household name — but that may not have always been what he wanted...

Devotional of the Week: Peacemakers

“One of the servants told Abigail, Nabal’s wife, ‘David sent messengers from the wilderness to give our master his greetings, but he hurled insults at them.’” I Samuel 25:14 Abigail, a beautiful lady with a...

Video of the Week: NBA Champion credits Christ in pushing through early NBA failures

After deciding to cut his college career at the University of North Carolina short, James Michael McAdoo faced an onslaught of disappointment and embarrassment...

Roaring Ahead: Notre Dame runner Anna Rohrer relies on faith as her anchor

Five months passed before Anna Rohrer could run again and she gives credit to God for bringing her back stronger and better than ever. So strong, in fact, that she completed her brilliant high school career with six state championships and five national championships...

NBA Closeup: Jeremy Lin

Through the email prayer requests, fans weren’t only given specifics on how to pray for Lin, but the emails also gave insight into how Lin felt, how he thought and how he believed God was moving...

Filling the Void: Ian Desmond realizes that nothing else matters beyond Christ

Even stars like Desmond deal with the pressure of pursuing a Christ-filled life when it seems like no one else is. He’s the first to admit that taking the worldly road is easy, but assures athletes that taking the other road (the tougher one) is worth it...

Drowning the Noise: Indiana coach Tom Crean learns to cope with criticism

The demand for success at Indiana is as high as those five banners. It is good to expect greatness, but it can be maddening to be imprisoned by expectations. Some might say that Hoosier Nation swings back and forth between the two like a pendulum. Indiana University head coach Tom Crean stands amidst the noise—the swinging pendulum—with the future of Hoosier basketball on his shoulders...

Three faith-based stories on Masters champions

“Just because our plan is easier doesn’t mean anything because His plan is best. We may struggle, but what’s really a struggle when you know you are going to heaven? If I never won...

Video of the Week: NHL Champion explains how faith helped with his fear of...

On an injury-riddled Pittsburgh Penguins team, veteran center Matt Cullen has stepped up and played a major role since All-Star break. This video, produced by CBN Sports last year when Cullen played for the Nashville Predators, highlights how Cullen's faith has helped him deal with his fear of failure.

Devotional of the Week: Eternal Plan

It was gratifying, as a purist, to watch how the Kansas City Royals hustled to the World Series title last season. Their game plan throughout the playoffs was to be aggressive on offense, put pressure on their opponent’s defense, and hopefully benefit from it.

From the Archives: Quiet Fire

Tony Dung's gimmick is not having a gimmick. After a decade that made anti-heroes cliche (the 1990s), Dungy's single most rebellious act may be the fact that he flies under the radar and lives quietly...

Devotional of the Week: Taking a Bold Stance

Throughout history various athletes have stood up for (or against) causes. Some athletes have stood against war, others for equal rights, while others stood for various other causes...

Another Angle: Entering another level of learning

In our Winter 2016 print issue of Sports Spectrum, I wrote a story about Sara White, wife of NFL Hall of Famer Reggie White, one of the most renowned outspoken Christians (nicknamed “The Minister of Defense”) to ever play in the NFL...

Airing It Out: Mess-ups are hard, but can be overcome

Probably the most devastating thing that can happen to us is to mess up publicly. When you’re someone known by only a few people, messing up publicly is bad, but it can be overcome. But when you’re a pro athlete, the public mess-up can be more damaging. When you’re a pro athlete in the NFL, the most popular of the major four U.S. sports, and that mess-up comes in a playoff game that will rank in the top 25 pro sports events watched on TV that year, it can be devastating...

Unpackin’ It: Will 2016 be a better sports year than 2015?

Bryce Johnson is the host of the nationally syndicated sports and faith radio show UNPACKIN’ it and is the president of UNPACKIN’ it Ministries...

Reflecting on the last year in sports: Free commemorative DigiMag now available for online...

Click HERE to view Sports Spectrum's FREE Winter 2016 DigiMag #2, our second magazine of the winter. Upon the completion of the 2015-16 NFL season, this issue reflects on the last year in sports...

Devotional of the Week: Protecting Our Home

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton made headlines in Week 9 of the 2015-16 NFL season for tearing down a Green Bay Packers banner in Bank of America Stadium, home of the Panthers. When asked about it by the media, Newton basically said that it didn’t seem right to have a Packers banner hanging at their home field. So he ripped it down...

Unpackin’ It: College basketball analyst Clark Kellogg discusses family life, faith

It is my privilege to be joined by Clark Kellogg, a CBS college basketball analyst. He played college basketball at Ohio State and in the NBA for the Indiana Pacers. He has a wife and three grown children. He joins us today to talk about basketball, faith and family...

Video of the Week: Dave Bliss gets second chance, experiences redemption (by GameOn LU)

Game On LU recently sat down with former NCAA Division I basketball coach Dave Bliss, whose career fell apart in a scandal at Baylor University in 2003 after 500 NCAA victories as a head coach. Watch the video HERE...