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.
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.
Houston Texans football star J.J. Watt is continuing his fundraising efforts to help Houston rebuild after Hurricane Harvey.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
Three athletes who played Amazons in the superhero film reveal what they hope people can learn from Wonder Woman's story.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
From Olympic firsts to marriage proposals, here are 4 inspiring observations from a Guideposts staffer at the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics.Continue reading
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.
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.Continue reading
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.Continue reading