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Monday, April 16, 2007

sports misc.

First, an article about Alan Trammell, a Christian, and being the bench coach for the Cubs this year: http://chicago.cubs.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20070412&content_id=1894684&vkey=news_chc&fext=.jsp&c_id=chc.

Here's one last Christian article (that I know of for now at least) on PGA golfer Zach Johnson, the guy who won the Masters:
http://www.bpsports.net/bpsports.asp?ID=5560.

Next, an article on Astros 3rd baseman Morgan Ensberg, a Christian, and the importance of reading the Bible to him:
http://www.bpsports.net/bpsports.asp?ID=5561.

Here's a neat quote from NBA Hall-of-Famer and former Celtic Bill Russell about being asked to be a pallbearer at Jackie Robinson's funeral. He was at Fenway park last Thursday when the Red Sox had planned on honoring the late Red Auerbach, who had been the Celtics coach and president. The game was rained out though.:

The Red Sox honored Auerbach just three days before they plan to celebrate Jackie Robinson Day in honor of the man who most affected the social landscape of American sports. Russell was finishing junior high school when Robinson broke the color line in April 1947, and he later served as a pallbearer at Robinson's funeral in 1972 at the request of Robinson's wife, Rachel.

Russell told reporters that he was humbled by the request and asked Rachel why she wanted him to participate.

"You were his favorite athlete," she answered.

"And my question to me was, 'How do you get to be Jackie Robinson's hero?'" Russell said on Thursday. "Because he was a hero to all of us."

Here's the article:
http://boston.redsox.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20070412&content_id=1895320&vkey=news_bos&fext=.jsp&c_id=bos.

Also, an article about Florida quarterback Tim Tebow getting all around better at playing his position. I thought it was neat how he took time after his practice to play some with head coach Urban Meyer's son:
http://www.ajc.com/sports/content/sports/uga/stories/2007/04/13/0414tebow.html.

Lastly, an article with Colts head coach Tony Dungy's and Bears head coach Lovie Smith's (both Christians) reactions to Don Imus' remarks about the Rutgers women's basketball team:
http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070413/SPORTS03/704130462/1004/RSS02.

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