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‘Grace-filled’ Warner selected to Hall of Fame
Feb18

‘Grace-filled’ Warner selected to Hall of Fame

HOUSTON (BP)—After coming up short in his first two years of eligibility, Kurt Warner is finally a Pro Football Hall of Famer. The former NFL quarterback, often known for being outspoken about his Christian faith, was picked for the honor Feb. 4 by the 48-member selection committee. He was selected along with LaDainian Tomlinson, Terrell Davis, Morten Andersen, Jason Taylor, Jerry Jones and Kenny Easley. Warner won two MVP awards...

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Olympics wrap-up: God praised by athletes in triumph, defeat
Aug29

Olympics wrap-up: God praised by athletes in triumph, defeat

RIO DE JAINEIRO (BP)—The images and memories of the 2016 Olympics will endure for much longer than the torch’s flame. Simone Biles racking up five medals (four gold) in gymnastics. Usain Bolt running away from every challenger. Katie Ledecky doing the same thing in the pool. Michael Phelps further establishing himself as the greatest Olympian ever. The list could go on. Several athletes who are professing Christians joined in the...

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Olympics: Triple jumper ready for big leap
Aug23

Olympics: Triple jumper ready for big leap

>> by Tim Ellsworth Baptist Press RIO DE JANEIRO (BP)—Will Claye’s journey to the Rio Olympics began with heartbreak. He thought he had qualified in the long jump during the Olympic team trials in July. He even took a victory lap. But he was wrong. “It took a lot of prayers and a lot of my family, my agent, old coaches just uplifting me and letting me know that this is in God’s plan,” Claye told Baptist Press. “It was something...

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Olympics Update: Triple jumper, Volleyball player and Pentathlon competitor share faith
Aug15

Olympics Update: Triple jumper, Volleyball player and Pentathlon competitor share faith

Triple jumper ready for big leap  RIO DE JANEIRO (BP) — Will Claye’s journey to the Rio Olympics began with heartbreak. He thought he had qualified in the long jump during the Olympic team trials in July. He even took a victory lap. But he was wrong. “It took a lot of prayers and a lot of my family, my agent, old coaches just uplifting me and letting me know that this is in God’s plan,” Claye told Baptist...

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Olympics: U.S. volleyball player seeks God amid trials
Aug11

Olympics: U.S. volleyball player seeks God amid trials

RIO DE JANEIRO (BP) — Micah Christenson spent the past year playing professional volleyball in Italy. Sound like fun? He thought so, too, until he got there. He couldn’t speak the language and was living alone for the first time in a foreign country. He didn’t have any friends on the team. And then he got sick the first week. “I’m throwing up, and I’m sitting in my apartment alone,” he told...

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