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Saturday, September 15, 2007

sports misc.

First of all, the last three articles from the NBA's trip to South Africa to conduct a basketball camp and help out the community. The players involved were Spurs forward Bruce Bowen, Bobcats center Primoz Brezec, Hawks guard/forward Josh Childress, Suns forwad/center Sean Marks, Magic forward Pat Garrity, Kings guard Kevin Martin, Rockets center Dikembe Mutombo, Bobcats forward/center Emeka Okafor, Knicks forward Malik Rose, and former NBA players Jim Jackson and Steve Smith. Here's the articles:,, and an article about Emeka Okafor's reflections on the trip:

Here's a neat article written in a first-person format by Will Jauss, the 11-year-old son of Dodgers coach Dave Jauss about he and his family's summer with his dad. During the school year he and his family live in Boston, but they spend the summer in Los Angeles with his dad while he's coaching. The article gives some neat insight into what it's like to be a "baseball kid":;_ylt=AsJvdQFHAQsKOUa9BT.Uax05nYcB?slug=ys-willjauss091007&prov=yhoo&type=lgns.

Next, an article about Shock 6-8 center Katie Feenstra, a Christian, who played collegiately at Liberty University, a Chrisitan college. Her team is currently playing in the WNBA Finals against Phoenix. Before this season she was traded to the Shock after spending two years with San Antonio, which was good for the Michigan native. Here's a couple of quotes from the article:

Feenstra could have stayed closer to home to go to college and/or played in any major conference she wanted to. Her faith led her to Liberty, where her older sister also played. Liberty has dominated the Big South and made the NCAA Sweet 16 in Feenstra's senior season. ...

"I think they figured, 'Katie's from Liberty, she's a Christian, she's gonna play soft, she's from the Big South -- what's that?' I had to prove myself. I had to do that in San Antonio, and I had to do that here in Detroit. So it's a battle, constantly, but I think it's started to change."

Here's the article:

Here's an article about Yankees pitcher Andy Pettitte, a Christian, winning the MLB Clutch Performer of the Month Award for August:

Also, an article about Pirates shortstop Jack Wilson, a Christian, winning the NL Player of the Week Award for the week ending September 9th. Here's a quote from him:

But Wilson seems to have found a comfort zone while hitting in the no. 8 spot for the Pirates. He's averaging .304 in that position, tops in the NL.

"I try to take pride in everything I do," said Wilson. "If I'm going to be hitting eighth, I'm going to try to be the best eighth hitter that I can be. Wherever I hit, I have to do my job."

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Here's an article about Auburn football head coach Tommy Tuberville supporting a fellow Christian football coach, embattled Mississippi State football head coach Sylveter Croom. Ironically, Mississippi State upset Auburn today, which I guess proved Tuberville right! Here's the article:;_ylt=AmKxUPXfeklpMyMa1TCYl_l.T4h4?slug=ap-tuberville-croom&prov=ap&type=lgns.

Next, an article about John Jackson, an Indianapolis-area guy who is private contractor working for the U.S. Department of Defense in Iraq, and a huge Colts fan. Here's an interesting quote about him and Colts head coach Tony Dungy, a Christian:

The father of a 25-year-old daughter, Jackson hopes to one day meet Colts coach Tony Dungy, whose work with All-Pro Dads inspired Jackson to help create an Iraq chapter.

"This is a guy who epitomizes everything I think a man should want to be," Jackson said.

Here's the article:

Here's an article about Heat guard Dwayne Wade winning the NBA's Community Assist Award for August:

Also, an article about the six finalists for the MLB Players Association's Man of the Year Award. One finalist was chosen from each division by the fans, and then last week the players then voted on a winner from among the six finalists. The finalists are Cardinals 1st baseman Albert Pujols (a Christian), Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter, Twins outfielder Torii Hunter (a Christian), Angels outfielder Vladimir Guerrero, Mets pitcher Tom Glavine, and Padres pitcher Jake Peavy (a Christian). Here's the article:

Lastly, I had been wondering if Reds outfielder Josh Hamilton, a Chrisitan, would be eligible for the NL Comeback Player of the Year Award. Unfortunately, a player had to have played in the Majors before coming back, and Hamilton had only played in the Minors. Here's the article:

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