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  • FCA founder Don McClanen lifted sports into ministry

    February 22 2016 by Tim Ellsworth, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    FCA founder Don McClanen lifted sports into ministry

    Don McClanen, who founded Fellowship of Christian Athletes in 1954 after enlisting the support of several Christians in sports, died Feb. 16 at age 91. More than 60 years after its founding, FCA is a worldwide ministry with 1,200 staff members ...

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  • Carolina Panther finds identity outside spotlight

    February 5 2016 by Shawn Hendricks, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Carolina Panther finds identity outside spotlight

    Carolina Panther J.J. Jansen won’t make headlines if his team wins the Super Bowl. But for the 2013 Pro Bowler, none of that seems to matter. His identity isn’t found on the football field. Off the field, Jansen helps with a conference that equips coaches to teach Christ-like character and values through leadership.

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  • Charlotte native, football star talks fatherhood, Panthers

    January 26 2016 by Roman Gabriel III, BR Sports Q&A | with 0 comments
    Charlotte native, football star talks fatherhood, Panthers

    Former football player Eugene Robinson, who played for the Seattle Seahawks, Carolina Panthers and the Green Bay Packers, sits down with Roman Gabriel III to discuss the super bowl experience. “There are so many things working against family in professional sports …” Robinson says.

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  • Longtime golfer Wally Armstrong inspires love of game

    November 2 2015 by Roman Gabriel III, BR Sports Q&A | with 0 comments
    Longtime golfer Wally Armstrong inspires love of game

    Author, coach and record-holding golfer Walter Armstrong III sustained a decade-long career in the Professional Golfer’s Association (PGA) in the 1970s and ’80s, eventually earning a lifetime membership to the PGA Tour. He believes God guided him through his golf career. His national school golf program has helped 5.5 million kids in schools ...

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  • Don Davis talks Tom Brady, Deflate-Gate, NFL ministry

    August 25 2015 by Roman Gabriel III, BR Sports Q&A | with 0 comments
    Don Davis talks Tom Brady, Deflate-Gate, NFL ministry

    Don Davis held an 11-year career in the NFL that included four teams: New Orleans Saints, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, St. Louis Rams and New England Patriots, where he was a two-time Super Bowl champion. Sensing a call from the Lord to full-time ministry, Davis began directing NFL programs for Pro Athletes Outreach ...

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  • All-Star Pujols anchored by faith

    July 16 2015 by Daniel Woodman, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    All-Star Pujols anchored by faith

    Life in the Dominican Republic wasn’t easy for Albert Pujols, but now the 10-time All-Star has come to realize that God had a plan for him all along. Heading into the draft a born-again Christian, Pujols was selected by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 13th round as the 402nd overall pick.

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  • Chris Draft: ‘It’s a blessing to play’

    July 15 2015 by Roman Gabriel III | with 0 comments
    Chris Draft: ‘It’s a blessing to play’

    Former NFL player Chris Draft established the Chris Draft Family Foundation after losing his wife to lung cancer. The foundation focuses on eight primary initiatives with overarching themes that stress the importance of education, healthy lifestyles, character development, personal responsibility, self-discipline and physical fitness.

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  • MVP Curry credits God, family for success

    June 8 2015 by Daniel Woodman, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    MVP Curry credits God, family for success

    Stephen Curry, star player for the Golden State Warriors, says discipline and faith were two major elements in his upbringing. He has his two athletic parents to thank for that, but the first credit for his success is given to God.

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  • Olympic swimmer offers hope

    May 20 2015 by Roman Gabriel III, BR Sports Q&A | with 0 comments
    Olympic swimmer offers hope

    Amy Van Dyken is a former world-record competitive swimmer, six-time Olympic champion and national radio sports talk show co-host. She won four of her gold medals at the 1996 Summer Olympics, Recently Amy was in a severe all-terrain vehicle accident that severed her spinal cord, leaving her paralyzed from the waist down.

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  • Spencer Tillman talks college football, impacting others

    March 11 2015 by Roman Gabriel III, BR Sports Q & A | with 0 comments
    Spencer Tillman talks college football, impacting others

    As an All-American running back for the University of Oklahoma, Spencer Tillman was the captain of the National Championship team in 1985. Then he was drafted by the Houston Oilers. Roman Gabrial interviewed Tillman at Super Bowl XLIX, where they talked about the new college football playoff and a commitment to walking closely with God ...

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  • Seattle coach ponders wins, losses for Christ

    January 31 2015 by Shawn Hendricks, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
     Seattle coach ponders wins, losses for Christ

    Going into Sunday’s Super Bowl matchup against the New England Patriots, Sherman Smith, running backs coach for the Seattle Seahawks, shared how victory on the football field without Jesus Christ would be, for him, a “serious waste of time.”

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  • Patriot players put their faith before football

    January 30 2015 by Shawn Hendricks, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Patriot players put their faith before football

    Players for the New England Patriots shared during Media Day (Jan. 27) how winning is better when kept in proper perspective. On a team from the Northeast, outside the Bible Belt, there seems to be a solid group of Patriot players who don’t shy away from sharing about their Christian faith.

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  • Chris Sanders speaks about Super Bowl XLIX, faith

    January 26 2015 by Roman Gabriel III, BR Sports | with 0 comments
    Chris Sanders speaks about Super Bowl XLIX, faith

    “Chris Sanders played football at the highest level, but I know him as a great friend and fellow believer, and I have served with him in evangelistic events,” said Roman Gabriel III. “With the Super Bowl approaching … we discussed both football and faith.”

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  • Former Wolfpack basketball player empowers youth

    November 3 2014 by Roman Gabriel III, BR Sports Q&A | with 0 comments
    Former Wolfpack basketball player empowers youth

    Roman Gabriel III recently interviewed Tynesha Lewis, former guard for North Carolina State University, who also played professionally in the Women’s National Basketball Association. In 2003, Lewis started a non-profit organization called ITSDOABLE, Inc., which features motivational speaking and youth programs.

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  • D. Strawberry says ‘no’ to world, ‘yes’ to God

    September 23 2014 by Roman Gabriel III, BR Sports Q&A | with 0 comments
    D. Strawberry says ‘no’ to world, ‘yes’ to God

    Roman Gabriel III interview former Major League Baseball phenomenon, Darryl Strawberry about baseball, ministry and addiction. Strawberry helped lead the New York Mets to a World Series championship in 1986 and the New York Yankees to three World Series championships in 1996, 1998 and 1999.

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