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All-Star Snubs

This is a big week in sports, beginning with the festivities surrounding tomorrow night’s Major League Baseball All Star Game in Cincinnati. The idea of the MLB All Star game is to reward the players who have had the best performance during the first half of the major league baseball season, but there is always a certain amount of mumbling…

In the Company of Giants

Last Thursday night, Albert Pujols, LA Angels first-baseman and future Hall-of-Famer, hit the 537th home run of his stellar career. With that power shot, Pujols surpassed one of Major League Baseball’s all-time icons, Yankee great Mickey Mantle, for 16th on the all-time career home run list. With the two RBIs he drove in with that round-tripper, Pujols also pulled within one of…

A Great, Gracious Victory

It was hard to remain unimpressed this past weekend as 21-year-old Jordan Spieth made his march through Augusta National Golf Club to capture his first Masters title in a wire-to-wire victory. His distance control and putting were only overshadowed by his calm demeanor as he wound his way through the azaleas and pines to overwhelm one of the world’s great…

Grateful For God’s Goodness Podcast

On the Thanksgiving edition of Sports Spectrum, we’ll visit with Super Bowl-winning head coach, Tony Dungy and former NFL wide receiver, Don Beebe on what it means to be thankful for God’s goodness and grace. This Thanksgiving, be reminded of God’s blessings when you tune in and join the Sports Spectrum team.

Falling Short

Last Friday night, Texas Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish was, again, dominant as he faced the Boston Red Sox in Arlington, Texas. Darvish struck out 12 while walking only two, and went 8 2/3 innings in the 8-0 Ranger victory. Unfoirtunately for Darvish, it was with 2 outs in the night inning that he lost a no-hitter when David Oritz popped…

Overcoming a Bad Start

As a longtime Los Angeles Angels fan, the beginning of the new major league season is a time of mixed emotions. The positive is that each team begins the season with a clean slate and unlimited opportunity. For Angels fans, however, there is also a dark side to the beginning of the 2014 campaign. For the last two years the Angels have been…

Significant Preparation

With the completion of last night’s Super Bowl in New York/New Jersey, the nation can now catch its collective breath and move forward from football—but not really. The National Football League has developed itself into a 12-month-a-year reality. Upcoming rookie combines lead to the draft—which, for many teams and fans, has become almost as important as the games themselves.

At…

Lots of Memories

This past weekend, the eyes of golf fans around the world were focused on Jack Nicklaus’ Muirfield Village course outside Columbus, Ohio, for the tenth playing of the Presidents Cup. Though lacking the length of history found in the better-known Ryder Cup (where players from the USA contest players from Europe), this competition between teams representing the United States and…

Choosing Christlikeness When Anger Boils Podcast

Your heart is pounding. The tension is building. And anger boils up to the surface. On Sports Spectrum find practical tools for replacing feelings of anger with a Christlike spirit of grace and humility. Another timely look at the real issues in sports and life, all from a faith perspective with the team from Sports Spectrum!

Great Danger

Last month, Minnesota Twins pitcher Carl Pavano had emergency surgery to correct a life-threatening injury. We often hear of athletes facing “career-threatening” injuries, but “life-threatening” is another matter altogether. Pavano was suffering from a lacerated spleen injury that was so severe that more than 6 1/2 liters of blood had to be drained from his abdomen before the surgery could…