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July 2011 Archives

Albert Pujols registers 2,000th hit in Cardinals win over the Cubs

posted by Chad Bonham

Click “Like” to share this with your friends! St. Louis Cardinals first baseman hit another career milestone tonight when he tallied his 2,000th career hit in a 9-2 victory against N.L. Central division rival Chicago Cubs. Pujols already has over […]

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A conversation with Auburn national championship football coach Gene Chizik (Part 2)

posted by Chad Bonham

Click “Like” to share this with your friends! In part two of the Inspiring Athletes interview with Gene Chizik, the Auburn head football coach talks about the importance of family, what he expects out of the 2011 season and what […]

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A conversation with Auburn national championship football coach Gene Chizik (Part 1)

posted by Chad Bonham

Click “Like” to share this with your friends! No one had Auburn on top of the 2010 preseason college football rankings. But by the end of the season, everyone did. For head coach Gene Chizik, it was an incredible year […]

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Pastor Joe Nelms brings the house down with Ricky Bobby inspired NASCAR prayer (video)

posted by Chad Bonham

Click “Like” to share this with your friends! He’s done it before, now Pastor Joe Nelms of Family Baptist Church in Lebanon, Tenn., has seemingly topped his previous NASCAR invocations with a gem at Saturday’s Nationwide race in Nashville–this time […]

Mike Edwards snags third NHRA Pro Stock win of the season

posted by Chad Bonham

Click “Like” to share this with your friends! Mike Edwards won his third event of the NHRA Pro Stock season (and 31st of his career) at the Mopar Mile High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway near Denver, Colo., by defeating Allen […]

NASCAR legend Mark Martin talks about respect, composure and faith

posted by Chad Bonham

Click “Like” to share this with your friends Mark Martin is leaving full-time racing at the end of this year. He hasn’t said yet whether he’ll maintain a part-time schedule or perhaps make some occasional appearances in high profile events. […]

Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade gets job offer from KFC

posted by Chad Bonham

Click “Like” to share this with your friends In light of the NBA lockout, Dwyane Wade sent out a tongue-in-cheek Tweet to his fans asking for job suggestions. At least one potential employer took him seriously. CBSSportsline.com posted a portion […]

Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade talks about faith and finances

posted by Chad Bonham

Click “Like” to share this with your friends! Dwyane Wade has NBA MVP talent. He’s also experienced his share of NBA problems. In 2008, Wade went through a nasty divorce with his wife and mother of his two children. He […]

Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard gets dunked (video)

posted by Chad Bonham

Back in 2006, I interviewed Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard by phone. He was on the team plane at the time waiting to head on a road trip. The interview was for a New Man magazine cover story. Roughly a […]

New York Yankees second baseman Derek Jeter reaches 3,000 hits

posted by Chad Bonham

Click “Like” to share this with your friends! Derek Jeter hits 3,000th hit; talks faith on religious TV show Today, Derek Jeter reached an amazing milestone by hitting his 3,000th career hit. That makes him the 28th player in MLB […]

The Best of Inspiring Athletes: MLB Edition

posted by Chad Bonham

Click “Like” to share this with your friends! With the All-Star Game a few days away, I thought it might be a good time to catch you up on some of the baseball interviews you may have missed these past […]

Josh Hamilton distraught over tragic accident that kills Rangers fan

posted by Chad Bonham

I saw this story online but didn’t read the details until later when I noticed that Josh Hamilton was trending on Twitter. That’s when I heard the sad irony of the Rangers fan who slipped while trying to catch a […]

A conversation with Daytona 500 winner Trevor Bayne

posted by Chad Bonham

In the blink of an eye, Trevor Bayne went from rising Nationwide star with no sponsorship to youngest Daytona 500 champion in NASCAR history. Since then, he’s dealt with an unidentified illness caused by an insect bite that forced him […]

New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira on God’s forgiveness

posted by Chad Bonham

Click “Like” to share with friends! On June 30, 2011, New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira joined an elite group by hitting his 300th career home run in a 5-0 victory against the Milwaukee Brewers. Only 130 other MLB […]

The Inspirational Sports Report: Lance Berkman, Josh Hamilton highlight All-Star teams; Ragan wins first Sprint Cup race

posted by Chad Bonham

Hit “Like” to share with your friends! Happy Fourth of July to all the Inspiring Athletes readers out there! I trust you are having a blessed and safe holiday weekend with your friends and family. There was plenty of sports […]

Rickie Fowler knocks down blind hole-in-one in DC

posted by Chad Bonham

So Rickie Fowler didn’t come up with his first PGA win at the AT&T National today. In fact, his fourth round 74 dropped him from first down to 13th in the final standings. But the rising star did do something […]

A conversation with St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Lance Berkman

posted by Chad Bonham

Click “Like” to share with friends! It might still seem strange for diehard baseball fans to see Lance Berkman in a St. Louis Cardinals uniform. After all, he spent the previous 11 and a half seasons (Berkman played the second […]

David Ragan gets first career Sprint Cup victory at Coke Zero 400 in Daytona

posted by Chad Bonham

Click “Like” to share this with your friends It’s been a long four and half years for David Ragan. He took over for the legendary Mark Martin at Roush-Fenway Racing in the #6 car but despite several close calls (including […]

NASCAR driver David Ragan on his foundation of faith

posted by Chad Bonham

Click “Like” to share this with your friends! He’s not your typical, brash young gun that NASCAR has become accustomed to of late, but that doesn’t mean David Ragan is devoid of passion for the sport or a desire to […]

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