Sports

Inspiring sports stories are about so much more than winning a game. The best sports stories highlight courage, teamwork, perseverance, and resilience. When undertaken with grace, humility, and skill, sports can be a source of uplift and joy.

Aaron Judge singles in the first inning of a game at Yankee Stadium in September 2016

For Yankees Slugger Aaron Judge, Faith and Family Come First

The right fielder, who has hit more home runs in his rookie season than any player in history, relies on faith and family to help him remain humble.

ESPN sports reporter Holly Rowe

Holly Rowe on Staying Positive While Battling Cancer

The acclaimed ESPN reporter shares how important sports have been to her as she deals with cancer and how her faith and the support of friends, family and fans help to keep her positive and hopeful.

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Amazons in Wonder Woman

Meet the Athletes Behind the Amazons in 'Wonder Woman'

Three athletes who played Amazons in the superhero film reveal what they hope people can learn from Wonder Woman's story. 

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Purdue University power forward Caleb "Biggie" Swanigan

Mentor Guides Hoops Star to March Madness and Beyond

Weighing in at nearly 400 at age 13, Purdue University's Caleb Swanigan got off to a rough start, but his older brother made a call that changed his life.

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Always #LikeAGirl commercial

The 5 Best Super Bowl Commercials

Here are five of the most memorable Super Bowl commercials throughout the years. 

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Vin Scully, longtime play-by-play announcer for the Los Angeles Dodgers

Hall of Fame Baseball Broadcaster Vin Scully Calling It a Career

Here's our tribute to Vin Scully, long-time play-by-play man for the Los Angeles Dodgers, who calls his final game on October 2, 2016.

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Travis Rudolph lunches with his new friend, Bo Paske

Florida State's Travis Rudolph Makes a New Friend

The Florida State player made an autistic student's day when he joined the boy for lunch in a middle-school cafeteria.

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fiji in rio 2016 olympics

Rio 2016: 4 Inspiring Observations at the Olympics

From Olympic firsts to marriage proposals, here are 4 inspiring observations from a Guideposts staffer at the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics.

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Gymnast Cathy Rigby

Guideposts Classics: Cathy Rigby on Overcoming Setbacks

In this story from June 1977, former Olympic gymnast Cathy Rigby shares how a lesson her mother taught her helped her deal with the vicissitudes of athletics—and of life.

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JJ Watt helping Hurricane victims

J.J. Watt Has Raised $31 Million for Hurricane Victims

Houston Texans football star J.J. Watt is continuing his fundraising efforts to help Houston rebuild after Hurricane Harvey. 

Olympic gold medal boxer Claressa Shields

Rio 2016: Boxing Star Claressa Shields Is Fighting for Her Dream

With one Olympic gold medal already under her belt, Shields is ready to make history at Rio. She shares why boxing makes her happy and how it has strengthened her faith. 

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Rio 2016: The Olympics Opening Ceremony

Rio 2016: The Olympics Opening Ceremony

When a Guideposts staffer voluteered at the Olympics, she thought her work might keep her from seeing the Opening Ceremony. Discover what she saw behind the scenes.

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Refugee Olympic Team

The Inspiring Story of the Olympic Refugee Team

For the first time in history, the Olympics will have a team of refugees. Here's their inspiring story.

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Laurie Hernandez

Rio 2016: It's Teen Gymnast Laurie Hernandez's Time To Shine

The youngest member of the U.S. women's gymnastic squad talks overcoming injury and becoming a role model. 

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