Diary of a Minor League Baseball Player (Part 4)

Ethan Chapman’s dream to make it to the Big League level hasn’t happened yet. This past Winter, Ethan signed to play 2017 in the Mexican League (AAA level) with the Vaqueros Union Laguna club...

Increase Story of the Week: Mark Appel

It isn't always an advantage to be a number one draft pick. Just ask Phillies' pitcher Mark Appel. After being selected by and signing with the Houston Astros with the first overall pick in...

Daily Devotional – Wednesday May 10, 2017

“But He did not accept Cain and His gift. This made Cain very angry, and he looked dejected.’Why are you so angry?’ the Lord asked Cain. ‘Why do you look so dejected? You will...

University of Virginia Baseball Players Lean on Faith To Carry Them

(This May 6, 2017 article has been reprinted with permission from the The Daily Progress)  Of Faith and Baseball: The Story of Virginia's Adam Haseley and Pavin Smith by Andrew Ramspacher Pavin Smith heard the clicking sound...

Daily Devotional – Tuesday May 9, 2017

“I say, ‘You are “gods;” you are all children of the Most High. But you will die like mere mortals and fall like every other ruler.’ Rise up, O God, and judge the earth,...

Tim Tebow Signs New Multi-Year Deal With ESPN

Tim Tebow is currently pursuing a professional baseball career with the New York Mets. Through 26 games, he's batting .242 with 2 HR and 9 RBI with the Columbia Fireflies, the Mets Class A...

Jets Running Back Matt Forte: “I Had An Identity Crisis”

Matt Forte has been one of the most consistent running backs in the NFL for the past nine seasons. He's rushed for over 800 yards in every season he's played, including four 1,000-yard rushing...

Daily Devotional – Monday May 8, 2017

JUSTIN FORSETT THE OLDER SON Some Christians come from a life of bad choices involving drugs, alcohol, and wild college days. But when they discover Jesus, they turn from their old lives, and begin following Him. That’s...

Benjamin Watson Wants To Help New Fathers

Benjamin Watson is a tight end for the Baltimore Ravens and has played in the NFL for the past 13 seasons. He's won a Super Bowl, played in another, and caught passes from Tom...

Yankees Rookie Slugger Blessed and Thankful To Be Adopted

Aaron Judge is on fire. Coming into play on Friday May 5, the 25-year-old rookie outfielder for the New York Yankees is leading the Majors in Home Runs (13) and has taken the baseball world...

NEW PODCAST: TNT’s Ernie Johnson

Ernie Johnson is the host of TNT's Inside the NBA and a 3-time Sports Emmy Award Winner. He joined Turner Sports in 1989 and for almost 30 years, has been considered one of the best...

Daily Devotional – Friday May 5, 2017

“And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance.” Acts 2:4 What Is True “Stephen,” my golf instructor told me in high school....

Increase Story of the Week: Chris Coghlan

Watch as Toronto Blue Jays' utility player Chris Coghlan details how he came to Christ after the sudden loss of the most important person in his life. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F3jan2VbOpA For it is by grace you have been...

Throwback Thursday: Buck Williams, March 1991

Basketball great Buck Williams has a compelling story: raised in poverty without indoor plumbing, he grew to become a three-time NBA All-Star, and one of the sport's best rebounders. Famous for wearing plastic athletic...

Tim Tebow Settling In As Pro Baseball Player

Strikeouts happen. Errors happen. Mistakes happen. Tim Tebow knows that, but he also knows that this isn't some publicity stunt that he's on. He wants to be a professional baseball player and he's going...

Daily Devotional – Thursday May 4, 2017

“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” 1 John 1:9 Mound Of Forgiveness From perfect games to no-hitters to the rookie...

Justin Forsett Announces Retirement from NFL

It’s time. I’m officially announcing my retirement from the game I love. It’s been an amazing ride and I’m grateful for every moment. My career has brought so many great people into my life,...

Daily Devotional – Wednesday May 3, 2017

“So then, let us not be like others, who are asleep, but let us be alert and self-controlled.” - 1 Thessalonians 5:6 Stay On Your Toes My very short-lived career in co-recreational sports occurred the year I...

NEW PODCAST: Carolina Hurricanes Jaccob Slavin

A native of Erie, Colorado, Jaccob Slavin was selected by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 4th round (120th overall) of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. He made his NHL debut on November 20, 2015. Slavin...

Daily Devotional – Tuesday May 2

“And when he had said these things, as they were looking on, he was lifted up, and a cloud took him out of their sight. And while they were gazing into heaven as he...

Diary of a Minor League Baseball Player (Part 3)

Ethan Chapman’s dream to make it to the Big League level hasn’t happened yet. This past Winter, Ethan signed to play 2017 in the Mexican League (AAA level) with the Vaqueros Union Laguna club...

Daily Devotional – Monday May 1

“So now I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other.  Your love for one another will prove to the world that...

Super Bowl Winning QB Says He Experienced a Peace in His Greatest Time of...

Trent Dilfer was the starting and winning quarterback for the Baltimore Ravens on January 28, 2001 in Super Bowl XXV. He threw for 153 yards and one touchdown in helping his club win the...

49ers Send Team Chaplain To Meet With Prospect Before Drafting Him

Thirty two players achieved a dream last night and found a new job in the National Football League being selected in the first round. The San Francisco 49ers were the most active team, making a trade to...

NEW PODCAST: NFL Linebackers Sam and Emmanuel Acho

Sam and Emmanuel Acho are brothers who played together in college at the University of Texas and achieved their dream of making it to the NFL. Sam was selected in the 4th round of the 2011...

Daily Devotional – Friday April 28, 2017

“If your right eye causes you to sin, tear it out and throw it away. For it is better that you lose one of your members than that your whole body be thrown into hell. And...

Ministry Using Sports To Tackle “Fatherless” Epidemic

One of the goals of the new Sports Spectrum is to highlight local ministries doing awesome work through sports. Today we feature Idols Aside Ministries as told by their co-founder Becky Wright. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- On April 6, 2017 in...

Carson Wentz — One Year Later

The following article is featured in the latest edition of Sports Spectrum. To get a full subscription to the magazine, including it's online content, click here to subscribe. No Longer Under The Radar By Becky York On April 28, 2016, the...

Throwback Thursday: October 1993, John Smoltz

Many current sports fans will recognize John Smoltz as a television personality and regular analyst on the MLB network and Fox Sports. Most will also remember him as a member of one of the...

Daily Devotional – Thursday April 27, 2017

Expect Big Things Are you facing a difficult time? Sickness? Injury? Loss of someone in your life? God wants us to cry out to Him in our times of heartache. Nothing is too little to...