Sports

Sports movies have a special place in the American culture. Perhaps that’s because Americans naturally root for the underdog – the subject of most sports flicks. Or …

Standing in the gap … for yourself

Although I don’t watch as much as when I was in college, basketball is still one of my favorite sports. NBA players are some of the best pure athletes in the world. With their size, speed, …

Overcoming the fear

I was never into skateboarding, but even I knew who Tony Hawk was in the 80s and 90s. Hawk is legendary to his sport, taking it places it hadn’t been before. Although it’s debated in …

By Tom Strode NEW ORLEANS (BP) — Southern Baptists celebrated the power of partnership with a veteran National Football League player and his family in dedicating a new ultrasound machine in a …

By Dawn Tolbert ROME – The Shorter University baseball team welcomed 2019 by answering the call to missions. A group of 25 Hawks players and coaches took part in a six-day mission trip to Mexico at …

For other Cartersville residents and me, it was surreal to see Trevor Lawrence, a kid who had just been known around town as “Trevor” since he was 15, on the national stage last night. It …

Miguel Chavis, center, defensive player development coach for the Clemson Tigers, has been part of the team's rise to tonight's College Football Playoff National Championship against Alabama. CLEMSON …

By Tim Ellsworth TUSCALOOSA, Alabama (BP) — Alabama running back Josh Jacobs and three other Crimson Tide football players provided a pleasant surprise for a 13-year-old boy while delivering a …

There are a lot of things wrong about sports – over-devotion by fans, parents investing in their 8-year-old like their retirement depends on his signing bonus, overpaid athletes and coaches. …

I’ve never, ever had a reason to root for Purdue. Saturday night the Boilermakers earned my fandom simply because they were playing Ohio State. The other reason came through Tyler Trent. Like …

No Nikes Needed

I was privileged to be a part of the Reviving the Passion of Preaching Conference in Hattiesburg, MS this week and had the opportunity of hearing my friend, Dr. Dean Register, pastor of Crosspoint …

Pastor Jeff Hicks greets Frank Barnett on homecoming Sunday, August 12, at Beacon Heights Baptist Church in Madison. GERALD HARRIS/Index MADISON — Jeff Hicks is pastor of Beacon Heights Baptist …

P. J. and the family pet Veda – a full-blooded boxer – and his sister Gracie pose with their parents Penny and Paul in a not-so-formal outdoor setting. KUNST/Special[/caption] YATESVILLE – If …

Teen loses his leg, but gains a voice

Dave Geros watches his son, Garrett, complete a set of leg pressess during a recent workout. Garrett Geros lost his left leg below the knee in a car crash two years ago. SCOTT BARKLEY/Index EURHARLEE …

Samuel Armas is motivated by his favorite Bible passage: “Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain. And every man that striveth for …

Acts of God and the Philadelphia Eagles

Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles holds his seven-month-old daughter Lily while being interviewed by NBC Sports' Dan Patrick after leading the Philadelphia Eagles to a 41-33 win over New England in Super …

Zach Morrison contributed to a couple of firsts at Shorter University as a four-year started and all-conference lineman in being a part of the inaugural team in 2005 before helping the Hawks claim …

Inspiration from athletes who are amputees

The men in the white t-shirts are members of the Haiti Amputee Soccer Team pictured in Atlanta on their goodwill tour in the U.S. ATLANTA — Mountain Park First Baptist Church hosted the Amputee …

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