Changeup: Nomar talks faith, days at St. John Bosco before tossing first pitch at Catholic Schools Night at Dodger Stadium
As a perennial all-star shortstop with the Boston Red Sox in the late 1990s and early 2000s, all the way through his final years split between the Chicago Cubs, Los Angeles Dodgers and the Oakland Athletics, Nomar Garciaparra was famous not only for making huge plays on the field, but also for repeating, without fail, the same painstakingly meticulous habits between them.
He had a courtside seat to a historic college basketball game, but Fr. Rob Hagan has actually witnessed many games over the years – and more importantly, has ministered to many players.
In 1998, NFL linebacker Chris Spielman — an OSU standout who went on to play for the Detroit Lions, Buffalo Bills and the Cleveland Browns — stepped away from an entire NFL season to help his high school sweetheart and wife Stefanie, who was diagnosed with breast cancer while pregnant at the age of 30.
As a former professional wrestler of 25 years, Jeff Bearden knows quite a bit about knocking people down. But Bearden’s greatest passion is quite the opposite: encouraging people to get back up. In fact, the seven foot, 350-pound Bearden, who once operated under names such as “Giant Warrior,” “Big Tiger Steele” and “Colossus the Giant,” is today known as the “Get Back On Your Feet Guy” in his current work as a motivational speaker.
Remembering the words spoken by then-five year-old Valeria Tkacik still gives her mother, Anne, goose bumps.
Legendary Notre Dame football coach Lou Holtz cracked jokes and shared his faith before thousands packed the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angeles Sept. 15 at the annual Los Angeles Catholic Prayer Breakfast.
Sometimes, the only way to respond to the chance of a lifetime is to respect life and say no.
Every high school football player dreams of hearing his name called by Roger Goodell in the NFL Draft. Roughly .08 percent of all high school football players hear that call.
A year and a half ago, Lauren Hill was just another teenage girl getting ready to go to college. Her life became a dizzying whirlwind when she was diagnosed with DIPG, a form of terminal brain cancer.
Seattle Seahawks tight end Luke Willson already has a leg up on the best tight end to play the game of football, Tony Gonzalez: Wilson has appeared in, and won, a Super Bowl.
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