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Bill to create coin to commemorate Negro Leagues Baseball awaits president’s signature

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New commemorative gold coins will pay tribute to the centennial of Negro Leagues Baseball, which was founded in Kansas City. Missouri Sen. Roy Blunt, sponsor of the Negro Leagues Baseball Centennial Commemorative ...

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Fill The Stadium outreach offers hope to children in poverty

A determined community of athletes and influencers are advocating for the needs of children living in desperate poverty around the globe. The pressing need has grown as coronavirus lockdowns around the world ...

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Dodger pitcher Clayton Kershaw gives glory to God for World Series championship

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Clayton Kershaw of the Los Angeles Dodgers has long been one of the best pitchers in Major League Baseball, but a World Series championship has always eluded him – until this year. ...

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Dolphins’ rookie Tua Tagovailoa credits God and parents in first NFL game

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Rookie quarterback Tua Tagovailoa of the Miami Dolphins made his NFL debut against the New York Jets last Sunday. Long after the game was over, reporters caught Tagovailoa sitting at the 15-yard ...

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Dallas quarterback looks to ‘God’s plan’ after season-ending injury

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The NFL season ended early for Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott after a devastating injury. However, he hasn’t lost the positive attitude and faith in God that have contributed to his success. ...

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American sports, role models and culture

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Nearly 30 years ago, in a 1993 Nike commercial, professional basketball legend Charles Barkley fired the first shot at the “role model” concept popularized by Columbia University sociologist Robert K. Merton in ...

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Ben Roethlisberger thanks ‘Lord and Savior Jesus Christ’ after first game back from injury

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Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is off to the best start of his 17-year career with the Pittsburgh Steelers. After injuring his elbow in Week 2 last year and missing the rest ...

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FROM THE CHEAP SEATS – All good things must come to an end

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The shortened Major League Baseball season has come to an end and as the expanded playoffs begin, the Kansas City Royals have returned to their homes to begin the offseason and prepare ...

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Christian activists plan protest over NBA policies on China religious & political persecution

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The Christian Defense Coalition plans to protest the relationship between the NBA and China on Friday afternoon at the security checkpoint to Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports in Orlando, where the ...

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NFL ratings decline as league injects hyper politics into sports

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Television ratings tanked for the opening game of the NFL season between the Kansas City Chiefs and Houston Texans last week. Many people, both in and out of media and sports, attribute ...

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Fan reaction is mixed to social justice protests at Chiefs’ opening game

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Thursday night’s game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Houston Texans at Arrowhead Stadium was a trial run for the NFL’s new social justice policies and support for Black Lives Matter. The ...

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Patrick Mahomes’ mother credits faith for keeping her grounded

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Church has always been important to Randi Mahomes, the mother of Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes. But during those turbulent, fast-paced years of professional baseball, she’d largely stopped going, until Pat’s ...

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Chiefs’ owner Clark Hunt looks to past to guide decisions during tumultuous times

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As the NFL season approaches, Clark Hunt, CEO and president of the Kansas City Chiefs, is faced with more than just football decisions, “USA Today” reported. “Going back to the beginning of ...

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FROM THE CHEAP SEATS – Sports and politics

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It’s amazing to me how the Covid pandemic has affected people differently, in both sports and politics. I don’t mean the folks who test positive but rather the decision-making process of those ...

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Kansas City Chiefs ban face paint, headdresses that ‘appropriate’ Native American culture

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Sports teams with Native American names continue to address criticism from activists with the Washington Redskins changing their name and the Cleveland Indians getting rid of their longtime mascot, Chief Wahoo. The ...

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Dustin Colquitt speaks out against abortion

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Former Kansas City Chiefs punter and Super Bowl champion Dustin Colquitt recently spoke out against abortion in a Live Action video. In the video, the longest-tenured Chiefs player in history urges his ...

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Youth For Christ Golf Classic For Teens gets postponed to Oct. 2

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Topeka Youth for Christ’s 2020 Annual Golf Classic that was scheduled for May and then postponed to July 31 has been postponed again because of the weather. It will now be held ...

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NFL coach John Harbaugh on COVID sports coping

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The coronavirus pandemic has brought global lifestyle changes, and athletes are not immune. Personal identity, control, and security can all become scrambled in chaotic times. Super-Bowl-winning coach John Harbaugh explains how he’s ...

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Tony Dungy defends athletes who stand for national anthem

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Tony Dungy is defending athletes who choose to stand for the national anthem. Dungy discussed the decision by Jonathan Isaac of the NBA’s Orlando Magic to stand during the anthem. Up until ...

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Former Chiefs player Larry Johnson among celebrities promoting anti-Semitism

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Larry Johnson, who played running back for the Kansas City Chiefs, is among a growing number of celebrities who are spreading anti-Semitic rhetoric. On July 7, after DeSean Jackson of the Philadelphia Eagles ...

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San Francisco Giants pitcher refuses to kneel because of faith

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Pitcher Sam Coonrod of the San Francisco Giants recently took a stand by refusing to take a knee. He said his Christian faith was the reason he refused to kneel during the ...

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FROM THE CHEAP SEATS – The state of major league sports

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Covid-19 continues to grip the nation and affect the sports world in ways that I never thought was possible. Leagues are starting back up while scrambling to get their seasons completed, all ...

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“American Underdog” movie shares testimony of quarterback Kurt Warner

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People often consider the success of Christian quarterback Kurt Warner to be a made-in-Hollywood story. Soon, it will be. “American Underdog: The Kurt Warner Story” will be directed by Jon and Andrew ...

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Patrick Mahomes passes Tom Brady as NFL’s top merchandise seller

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Following up an MVP campaign in 2018 with a Super Bowl victory last season has moved Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes to the top of the NFL‘s merchandise sales chart. Tom Brady’s three-year run as the ...

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Tip Your Hat campaign honors Negro Leagues baseball players

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Leading athletes, entertainers and politicians are paying tribute to Negro Leagues baseball, which began in Kansas City a century ago. The Tip Your Cap campaign, which is being directed by Negro Leagues Baseball Museum ...

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