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It was a simple request. Let me stay on the New York Knicks roster. That was the prayer request uttered by Jeremy Lin on January 27 at a pregame chapel with teammate and friend Landry Fields teammate Jerome Jordan and Miami Heat forward Udonis Haslem. “The chaplain asked us to share a prayer request, and I knew February 10th was right around the corner, so that was what was on my heart, just that I would be able to continue to stay on the roster and be with the team the rest of the year..."

The New York Knicks finally decided to let Jeremy Lin go to Houston, and New York Knicks fans are not necessarily happy about the decision. One Linsane fan started a petition to try and keep Lin in the Knicks uniform... Last week, Tim Tebow won the ESPY award for best sorts moment of the year for his 80-yard touchdown pass in the Broncos overtime win in last season's playoffs... Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints finally agreed to a long term contract... Zac Johnson remarkably placed a six-iron out of a fairway bunker to within a foot to secure a win at the John Deere Classic, one of the best golf shots of the year...

Tim Tebow New York Jets new quarterback Tim Tebow was named one of the 100 most influential people by Time Magazine, and interestingly enough, New York Knicks point guard, Jeremy Lin, wrote the profile:
Watching Tim Tebow play football, you can observe many things about his character...
Jeremy Lin Jeremy Lin was also named to Time's most influential list. Arne Duncan, the U.S. Secretary of Education, wrote about Lin:
Jeremy Lin's story is a great lesson for kids everywhere because it debunks and defangs so many of the prejudices and stereotypes that unfairly hold children back...
Torii Hunter's Taxes Tax day isn't a fun day for anyone, with all of the complicated forms and deductions and write-offs, but it's an especially difficult day for pro athletes, who have to pay taxes throughout many different states. Marcia C. Smith from the Orange County Register gets an inside look at Torii Hunter's (who was featured in the spring 2012 issue of Sports Spectrum) complicated tax filing process... Christian Athletes in the Headlines Christian Website Aids NASCAR Driver After He Loses Major Sponsor (Christian Post) Trevor Bayne sidelined for Texas Nationwide race despite high ranking (Yahoo Sports) R.A. Dickey and Tim Wakefield star in Knuckleball! film (AmazinAvenue.com)

CBS won't let us embed this one, but it's a good one. Jeremy Lin's spiritual mentor talks about Jeremy and Tim Tebow's friendship, and their shared Christian faith. Click the picture to watch.

Knuckleballer R.A. Dickey writes a book New York Mets knuckleballer R.A. Dickey has released his memoir called, "Wherever I Wind Up: My Quest for Truth, Authenticity and the Perfect Knuckleball." The book is a very open and honest look at Dickey's life as he tells about his struggles growing up in a broken home, sexual abuse, adultery, and even suicide. “I have spent so much of my life running and hiding, and I wasn't going to continue doing that in the book," Dickey says... Jeremy Lin out for regular season New York Knicks point guard and Sports Spectrum spring cover boy, Jeremy Lin, will miss the rest of the regular season... Bubba Watson and wife adopt boy Golfer Bubba Watson and his wife Angie have adopted a 1-month old baby boy. The couple tweeted a picture of their new family member, Caleb. Watson will make an appearance on Faherty tonight on the Golf channel to talk about his adoption... Christian Athletes in the Headlines Lin has lunch with fired editor (Yahoo Sports) Tim Tebow Among Speakers at Chick-fil-A Leadercast Event (Sacramento Bee) Lance Berkman gives away Adam Wainwright’s truck in April Fool’s prank (Big League Stew)

Order this issue or a subscription today by clicking HERE or by calling: 866-821-2971. This 116-page issue includes a special 16-page golf section in conjunction with In His Grip Golf along with features on Torii Hunter, Greivis Vasquez, Cody Zeller (extended story from the digital magazine), Robert Garrigus, Webb Simpson and more.

"Around the Net" is your source for Christian athletes in the news. Each week, we will post some of the best and most relevant stories about Christian athletes that we see from around the internet. This past week, Jeremy Lin became the talk of the country in the NBA. He's gone from his brother's couch to the starting point guard for the New York Knicks. One of the coolest things about Lin's story has been about his faith in Christ... Last week, Josh Hamilton had a relapse with alcohol. Instead of condemning / judging / abandoning Josh Hamilton, Dr. Jim Denison, a pastor/author in Texas, urges that we should pray for him. Hamilton immediately faced the press the next day and owned up to his mistakes. Watch the press conference is inside... Christian Athletes in the Headlines: Lin and the Knicks steal one at Minnesota Former St. Louis Cardinals will speak at Christian athletes event at Busch Stadium Redskins' London Fletcher honored as 2012 Bart Starr Award Winner KU walk-on Christian Garrett talks about his faith in Christ

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