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Thursday, July 12, 2007

a lot of sports misc.

First of all, a kind of funny article about Reds outfielder Josh Hamilton, a Christian. It sounds like he's kind of a clutz like I am. I guess it's nice to know that talented athletes can be clutzes too. On the other hand, I thought this was really sweet, about the cast that Hamilton temporarily has on his arm to protect his strained wrist:

Hamilton sported a large cast on his right arm on Sunday. It already had been signed by his daughters, Julia and Sierra.

Here's the article:

Here's an article about Florida State head women's basketball coach Sue Semrau, a Christian, signing a contract extension with Florida State:

Next, an article about the neat opportunity that Rockies outfielder Matt Holliday's brother had to through to him in the Home Run Derby:

Staying with the Home Run Derby, here's an article about the encouragement that Cardinals 1st baseman Albert Pujols, a Christian, got from his son A.J. during the Derby and how excited A.J. was that Albert was in it. He unfortunately couldn't quite get past the 2nd round. Here's a quote from Albert about it:

"I'm happy because my boy is happy," Pujols said. "I wanted to dedicate the trophy to him. ... I just wanted to do it for him. It means a lot to him. I knew it was going to be a big thing for him. I tried to do my best to do that, but I had a good time."

Here's the article:

Here's another story on Pujols, this one on his friendship with Tigers 2nd baseman Placido Polanco, starting back in Pujols rookie year with the Cardinals in 2001: (originally found at:

Next, an article about a former baseball player and high school coach who has started Christian baseball camps in his community:

Here's just a funny quote from Padres pitcher Jake Peavy, a Christian, bringing family and friends from Alabama to the All-Star game with him:

"The Clampetts are coming to San Francisco," Peavy joked to a San Diego Union-Tribune reporter.

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Also, a few articles about Colts head coach Tony Dungy's new Christian book Quiet Strength:

Here's an article from an interview with Dungy about his book in Newsweek. Here's a quote I especially liked:

Now that you've won the Super Bowl, how do you put it in perspective?
For me, it's something I tell my players all the time. My favorite verse in the Bible is Matthew 16:26: "What would it profit a man to gain the whole world but forfeit his soul?" I never wanted our players to think the Super Bowl was the ultimate. I always talk about "Yes, we're going to win, but what are we going to do as we're winning? What are we going to do after we win?" Winning the Super Bowl is not the destination. It's not an end point. It's what you do from here.

Here's the article: (originally found at:

The last Dungy article is some samples from his book:

Next, a Christian article from an interview with former boxer George Foreman: (originally found at: Also, here's his website:

Lastly, an article by Nationals 1st baseman Dmitri Young about making the All-Star team. Here's a quote:

It seems clear to me now that if you work hard, you stay on the right track, you pray and you do right by your family, good things will eventually come.

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