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.
In this story from January 1968, former Green Bay Packers quarterback Bart Starr recalls how the legendary coach Vince Lombardi instilled confidence in Starr and his teammates.Continue reading
In this story from March 1975, basketball legend John Havlicek shares how he came to understand the value of putting team goals ahead of individual success.Continue reading
In this story from November 2003, sports announcer Joe Buck recalls how a shared love of baseball allowed him to grow closer to his father, Hall of Fame baseball announcer Jack Buck, in Jack's final years.Continue reading
The 22-year-old defensive back just made history as the first female player to receive a full football scholarship, and that's just the beginning.Continue reading
In our exclusive video, long-distance runner Meb Keflezighi talks about what he's learned from competing in 26 marathons.Continue reading
In this story from May 1975, baseball legend Frank Robinson shares how the managers he played for prepared him to be the major leagues' first African-American manager.Continue reading
In this story from October 1971, author and NFL legend Gale Sayers pays tribute to the courage and indomitable spirit of his dear friend and teammate, Brian Piccolo.
In this story from August 1948, Hall of Famer and American hero Jackie Robinson recalls the challenges he faced in breaking baseball's color barrier.Continue reading
She didn't share her 90-year-old mother's passion for baseball, but when her mom fell and broke her hip, Peggy was grateful for the local team's support.Continue reading
In this series of videos, sports broadcaster James Brown talks about his book and the role that faith plays in his life and career.Continue reading
This groundbreaking sports broadcaster learned that a relationship with her higher power helped her to navigate life's ups and downs.Continue reading