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Devotional of the Week — Sovereign control

Los Angeles Dodgers star Adrian Gonzalez realizes that God’s sovereignty, His control, can’t be usurped.

But he doesn’t use that as an excuse to not work hard, as he told Sports Spectrum in an interview.

“My relationship with Christ allows me to take a step back from things and not put too much pressure on myself…” Continue reading

Around the Net – Trevor Bayne back in the Daytona 500, Durant named All-Star MVP, Red Sox ban alcohol, Sox’ Gonzalez looks to lead

Trevor Bayne in the Daytona 500

Tonight, after rain delays and postponements, NASCAR will open it’s season with the Daytona 500 at 7 p.m. Trevor Bayne, last year’s out of nowhere rookie winner, will be looking to make it two straight. Despite the attention and fame that Bayne received from being the winner of America’s most famous stock car race, Bayne is still the same guy who loves the same God…

UPDATE: After being involved in a wreck in lap two, Bayne finished 35th in the 2012 Daytona 500.

Kevin Durant wins MVP of NBA All-Star game

Kevin Durant scored 36 points and led the Western Conference All-Stars to a 152-149 victory Sunday night, beating the Eastern Conference All-Stars. Durant was awarded the the MVP of the game; the first time he has ever received this award…

New Red Sox skipper Bobby Valentine bans beer from the clubhouse

New Boston Red Sox manager, Bobby Valentine, has banned alcohol from the Red Sox clubhouse. This comes on the heels of a season where the Red Sox blew a 9 game lead in the Wild Card and have numerous reports from the Boston media about some of its pitchers drinking beer during games…

Boston’s Adrian Gonzalez looks to become a better leader
Adrian Gonzalez, featured in the Fall 2011 issue of Sports Spectrum, will shoulder more of a leadership role with this year’s team…

Christian Athletes in the Headlines

Butler coach Brad Stevens not worried after loss to Valparaiso (News-Sentinel.com)

North Carolina’s Tyler Zeller Named Academic All-American Of The Year (digtriad.com)

Wells Thompson: Scoring a Goal with the Gospel (JesusNSports.com) Continue reading

Fall 2011…It’s Here

Our Fall 2011 issue, featuring Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson on the cover, has arrived at the Sports Spectrum offices. If you are a subscriber, you’ll be receiving your own issue within the next few weeks.

This issue features closeups on Florida Marlins utility player Omar Infante, surfer Matt Beacham, windsurfer Allison Shreeve and former NFL quarterback and current U.S. Congressman Heath Shuler along with features on Boston Red Sox All-Star slugging first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, Butler basketball head coach Brad Stevens, North Carolina basketball star Tyler Zeller, Minnesota Lynx star Maya Moore, Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten, PGA golfer Bernhard Langer, NASCAR veteran Bobby Labonte, Sporting Kansas City player Michael Harrington and Saint Louis Cardinals right fielder Lance Berkman along with Brett Honeycutt’s column about Tim Tebow’s playing time.

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