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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.
Maria Taylor, on set at the ESPN studios

ESPN's Maria Taylor Relies on Faith to Guide Her Career and Life Decisions

This groundbreaking sports broadcaster learned that a relationship with her higher power helped her to navigate life's ups and downs.

Supercross star Ashley Fiolek in 2014.

Supercross Star Ashley Fiolek Chats with Guideposts About Her Autobiography

Red Bull Supercross star Ashley Fiolek talks with host Doug Snyder about her brand new autobiography, in this episode of Inspiration Acceleration!

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Mike Smith celebrates following his historic Triple Crown win

At 52, Mike Smith Becomes Racing's Oldest Triple Crown Winner

One of the most successful—and oldest—jockeys in history teams with a horse named Justify to earn thoroughbred racing's 13th Triple Crown.

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Mirai Nagasu at the 2018 Winter Olympics

How Olympian Mirai Nagasu Fought to Make History

The figure skater reflects on her history-making performance at the Olympics and looks ahead to winning another title, on "Dancing with the Stars." 

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Helen Hunt in The Miracle Season

'The Miracle Season' Is A Sports Movie With An Inspiring Message

The film about a high school girls' volleyball team's road to victory serves an inspiring message about faith and healing after terrible loss. 

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Former collegiate and professional basketball star Otis Birdsong

Guideposts Classics: Otis Birdsong on Faith in Tough Times

In this story from April 1982, the former collegiate and professional basketball star recalls how faith and a mother's love saw him through a bad slump.

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Scott Hamilton on the TODAY Show

Olympian Scott Hamilton Wants You to 'Finish First'

Figure skater and Olympic gold medalist Scott Hamilton shares valuable life lessons he's learned on and off the ice in his new book. 

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Winter Olympians

Meet 8 Inspiring Winter Olympians Representing Team USA

Before the Games begin, we're highlighting eight men and women whose personal journeys to a potential place on the podium are a testament to the strength of the human spirit and the beauty of the American dream.

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Danielle Forte with Matt and their son

This Maternity Wear Brand Mixes Faith, Family, and Fashion

Danielle Forte and her New York Jets husband Matt have teamed up to produce a fashion line based on Romans 8:28.

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ESPN broadcaster Maria Taylor

How Sports Broadcaster Maria Taylor's Faith Helps Her Stay Grounded

The groundbreaking sportscaster has seen ups and downs in her life and career, but her relationship with God helps keep her feet on the ground.

2017 New York Women's Marathon winner Shalane Flanagan

7 Things You Should Know About NY Marathon Winner Shalane Flanagan

Learn more about Shalane Flanagan, the inspiring winner of the 2017 New York Women's Marathon and the first American to win that event in 40 years.  

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

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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. 

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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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