As Tim Brown told the story of his journey during the Pro Football Hall of Fame induction ceremonies on Aug. 8, he mentioned a traumatic moment when he was six months old...

Jarrett Payton is the son of the late Hall of Famer, Walter Payton (both are featured above). Jarrett is also a radio host, businessman, philanthropist, motivational speaker, a former NFL and CFL running back, and a devoted husband and father. He and his wife, Trisha, are the co-founders of the Jarrett Payton Foundation. He can also be seen as the co-host of Sports Feed on CLTV Chicago. Learn more at jarrettpayton.com. Listen to the entire interview HERE...

One thing I’ve learned while living in the professional sports culture is, in general, sports are performance-based activities. Fans tend to flock to the players who perform well, but are quick to disapprove of any player who doesn’t perform up to their expectations...

In the glorious moments of championship celebration, athletes commonly lift an index finger over their head and point toward the sky. Their preceding months—their entire careers even—were dedicated to the pursuit of this one thing...

After the Green Bay Packers 27-17 victory against the Seattle Seahawks in Week 2 of the NFL, quarterback Aaron Rodgers’ post-game comments made headlines across the country. When asked about the win, Rodgers responded, “And then getting help from God. I think God was a Packer fan tonight, so He was taking care of us...”

Caleb Castille was playing football, following in the footsteps of his father and older brothers...

I traveled to Tuscaloosa, Ala., in 2010 to watch my No. 2 Auburn Tigers take on the No. 11 Alabama Crimson Tide in what turned out to be one of the greatest comeback games I’ve ever seen...

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How much is a coach culpable for the right or wrong actions of his players? In today’s society, you would think he’s just as responsible or more responsible for their actions. I would argue that he’s not responsible for everything, and maybe not anything, but hear me out before throwing any stones...

It was early May and, although the Major League Baseball season was barely a month old, the St. Louis Cardinals were running roughshod over the rest of the league, jumping out to a 21-7 record as they flew into Pittsburgh to play the scrappy Pirates. The Cards took the first game but dropped the next two, falling to 22-9 on the season...

Here are five faith-based quotes from current quarterbacks in the NFL: Derek Carr, Tony Romo, Matt Hasselbeck, Andy Dalton, and Josh McCown...

On the PGA Tour, a player’s caddy is there to help, guide, encourage and lead him in the proper direction...

Fifteen years ago, Sylvia Hatchell and her husband, Sammy, nailed a sign to the big oak tree next to the blueberry patch on their 200-acre property in the mountains of Asheville, N.C. The sign read...

"I think everybody has a belief system. Everybody believes in something and so whatever you believe in whatever you have faith in shapes you period. What kind of a husband you are, what kind...

Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten has become a model of stability, security and super-sized plays. But to achieve his many NFL honors and to earn the respect of teammates and fans, Witten had to overcome unbelievable odds as a neglected child to become a true champion on and off the field...

Maybe even more surprising than the news—Katie Collier had a rare form of Leukemia—was her reaction. She could still smile. Despite the heartache...

Young, rich, handsome and Christian. That’s the formula for many on the PGA Tour these days, but for Cameron Tringale and Chesson Hadley, they’ve found that their faith in God and their association with ministry partner College Golf Fellowship equals more than any on-course achievement can ever bring...

Some of you may recall the 1981 movie Chariots of Fire, which told the true story of British track and field athletes preparing for the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris. If you haven’t seen the movie, it’s incredible as evidenced by it being nominated for seven Academy Awards and winning four...

SERIES: DISTINXION, LESSONS FROM THE HARDWOOD Monday “…whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.”...

(Last issue also included some devotionals based on Jeremiah 2, but these devotionals will touch on different verses. Since this is the Lord’s decree against His people, there is much to be learned from...

SERIES: ACTS 11, LESSONS FROM THE NEW TESTAMENT Monday “Now the apostles and the brothers who were throughout Judea heard that the Gentiles also had received the word of God. So when Peter went up...

SERIES: RUNNING, LESSONS FROM TRACK AND FIELD Monday: “Again I saw that under the sun the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, nor bread to the wise, nor riches...

SERIES: IN HIS GRIP, LESSONS FROM THE LINKS Monday: “Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.” James 1:22; NIV Practice…then play! Golf is a game of precision and precision...

Monday: “And His soul could no longer endure the misery of Israel.” Judges 10:16b Still Loved In the 1990 Major League Baseball season, the St. Louis Cardinals were 70-92. They finished last for the first time...

SERIES: ACROSS THE SPECTRUM, LESSONS FROM THE SS STAFF Monday: “Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.” Proverbs 27:17 True Improvement Playing basketball was always very important to me while growing up. While I sometimes thought...

SERIES: ACTS 12, LESSONS FROM THE NEW TESTAMENT Monday: “About that time Herod the king laid violent hands on some who belonged to the church. He killed James the brother of John with the sword,...

SERIES: READER SUBMITTED, LESSONS FROM OUR READERS Monday: “...that the world may know that You have sent Me...” John 17:23c In Deed and Word There are 30 teams in Major League Baseball, 15 each in the National...

SERIES: COLLEGE FOOTBALL, LESSONS FROM THE GRIDIRON Monday “All those gathered here will know that it is not by sword or spear that the LORD saves; for the battle is the LORD’s, and he will...