THE INCREASE: Overcoming The Slump – Adam Wainwright

At the moment, I really have to persevere. My season started off pretty rough and then I completely turned it around. This is a game of numbers and I had my numbers right where...

After 12 Years and 20 Different Teams, Rangers Pitcher Makes MLB Debut at Age...

It is extremely rare for a professional in any sport to make his debut after the age of 30 but that is exactly what Austin Bibens-Dirkx has done with the Texas Rangers. It was May 7,...

Daily Devotional – Tuesday June 27, 2017

“Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that is at work within us.” Ephesians 3:20 Above and Beyond I work out at...

NEW PODCAST: The Incredible Story of Katie Lentz

Katie Lentz is currently an administrator for MLB's Baseball Assistance Team, a charitable organization that assists members of the baseball family in need of financial, medical or psychological assistance. But this story isn't about baseball,...

Non-Profit’s Mission Is To See The World Positively Impacted By Faith And Sports

Sports Spectrum believes in highlighting local ministries doing awesome work through sports. Today we feature Managers on a Mission as shared by its director Drew Boe who serves in the ministry. Managers On A Mission (MOAM) is a 501c3...

THE INCREASE: Bringing Jesus Back Into The Game – Matt Forte

“They are not of the world, even as I am not of it.” —John 17:16 I have always been a firm believer in this Scriptural truth—we are supposed to be in the world but not...

Former NFL Player Diagnosed with ALS, Shares Inspiring Message

Tim Shaw played 80 NFL games. He was selected by the Carolina Panthers in the 5th round of the 2007 NFL Draft after playing collegiate ball at Penn State. Over his 7-year career, Tim became...

Daily Devotional – Monday June 26, 2017

“My soul yearns, even faints, for the courts of the Lord; my heart and my flesh cry out for the living God.” Psalm 84:2 (ESV) Feel It One of my favorite things in all of sports...

Mets Promote Tim Tebow

Tim Tebow's professional baseball journey continued today with a promotion from low class A Columbia to high Class A St. Lucie, Mets general manager Sandy Alderson announced Sunday. "Tim brought an incredible amount of experience...

THE INCREASE: The Least of These – Scott Linebrink

“When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the angels with Him, He will sit on his glorious throne. All the nations will be gathered before Him, and He will separate...

One-Armed Middle School Catcher Inspires Major League Baseball Teams

It's tough to play catcher at any level, but playing with one arm seems near impossible. That is, until you watch Luke Terry play. The eighth grader from Cornersville Middle School in Tennessee isn't just on...

Celtics Draft Pick Jayson Tatum Wants To Help Single Moms

Thursday Night was a night to remember for Duke's Jayson Tatum. After averaging 16.8 points and 7.3 rebounds with the Blue Devils in 2016-17, Tatum declared for the Draft after just one season back in...

NEW PODCAST: James Brown, CBS Sports

Our guest on Episode 17 of the podcast is James Brown from CBS Sports. Since February 2006, JB has served as host for the CBS Television Network's NFL pre-game show, THE NFL TODAY, and had served...

Daily Devotional – Friday June 23, 2017

“I will never leave you nor forsake you.” Joshua 1:5 Never Forsaken My varsity volleyball team was playing our biggest rival on their home court. I was pumped up and eagerly dove for the ball. My...

THE INCREASE: 5 Questions With Ravens CB Brandon Boykin

What effect does your faith have on your lifestyle? My faith in Jesus Christ is the foundation of my life, I base everything else in my life off of this. It’s the number one thing...

Raiders QB Derek Carr Becomes NFL’s Highest Paid Player

Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr agreed to a new five year contract extension today worth $125 million, making him the NFL's highest paid player according to NFL.com. The deal, reported by ESPN's Adam Schefter, means Carr,...

Throwback Thursday: Bobby Hillin, July 1991

Bobby Hillin Jr. was, at one point, the youngest driver ever to win a Winston Cup Series event, a former competitor in the NASCAR Winston Cup Series and NASCAR Busch Series, and a committed Christian. Determined...

Kevin Durant Takes Out Full Page Newspaper Ad To Thank Warriors Fans

One year ago, Kevin Durant was in the middle of trying to decide what city he would continue his basketball career in. His decision to join the Golden State Warriors turned out to be...

Daily Devotional – Thursday June 22, 2017

“For we are His creation – created in Christ Jesus for good works which God prepare ahead of time so that we should walk in them.” - Ephesians 2:10 Faithful in a Little In the 1960...
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Increase Story of the Week: Andrew McCutcheon

Watch how Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen found God, was introduced to baseball, and how God taught him patience when he wasn't called up to the Majors right away. "He is everything that I could...

Diary of a Minor League Baseball Player (Part 9)

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. Off...

Daily Devotional – Wednesday June 21, 2017

"For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.  I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well." - Psalm...

THE INCREASE: Who We Are – Dave Dravecky

When I see my grandkids going through a hard time, the first thing I do is to sit them down and remind them how special they are. “Do you know in God’s eyes you...

TCU’s Evan Skoug: Man of Godly Men

“There’s a saying: ‘There’s never a bad day in Omaha,’ but when our season ends here, it’s never a good day. So we’re just looking to take care of business. It’s such an accomplishment...

Daily Devotional – Tuesday June 20, 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...

THE INCREASE: Outside the Room – Ted Winsley

I’m really excited to have Nick Foles back on our team. His dedication to Christ is unique, especially in the football profession. When he was first on the Eagles, I saw him continually put...

Reds Scooter Gennett Honored By Team After Historic Night

What a ride it has been for Scooter Gennett in 2017. In March, after playing four seasons with the Milwaukee Brewers, Gennett was put on waivers. His MLB career came to a screeching halt. But just...

Daily Devotional – Monday June 19, 2017

"It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery." - Galatians 5:1 BASEBALLISM A popular baseball apparel company, Baseballism,...

THE INCREASE: Experiencing Unconditional Love – Trey Burton

Because I grew up without a dad, I never truly understood what it meant to experience fatherly love. One of the things that was (and still is) hardest for me to grasp is how...

NEW PODCAST: Benjamin Watson, Baltimore Ravens Tight End

Benjamin Watson is our guest on Episode 16 of the podcast. Watson has played 14 NFL seasons as a tight end with the Patriots, Browns, Saints and Ravens. Benjamin attended Northwestern High School in Rock Hill, South...