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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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FROM THE CHEAP SEATS – MLB: The Boys of…Fall?

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MLB: Major League Baseball……I’m so over you!! Anyone who knows me knows that my favorite sport is baseball. When I watch other sports I have to kind of like one of the ...

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Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger shares struggles that led to re-baptism

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Professional football players face many temptations, and Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger admits that he gave into several of them. However, he recently was baptized a second time to show his commitment ...

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NCAA may boycott Idaho over law protecting women’s sports

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The “cancel culture” is coming to Idaho after legislators there moved to save women’s sports. The NCAA is considering moving the 2021 men’s basketball tournament games scheduled to be played in Idaho. ...

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NASCAR driver Chase Briscoe wins after wife’s miscarriage: ‘God is so good’

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The Toyota 200 at Darlington Raceway in South Carolina was the first NASCAR Xfinity Series race since March 7, and not only was it one step closer to a return to normalcy ...

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FROM THE CHEAP SEATS – Live sports in 2020?

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The NBA and the NHL shut down in the middle of their seasons. Major League Baseball halted during Spring Training. The NFL held a virtual draft. As states begin to open and ...

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Saints’ quarterback Drew Brees criticized for opposing players kneeling

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The debate over football players kneeling during the national anthem is back in the news in the wake of George Floyd’s death. Drew Brees, an outspoken Christian and All-Pro quarterback for the ...

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Missouri basketball star Porter criticized after asking for prayer for policeman as well as shooting victim

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Former University of Missouri basketball star Michael Porter Jr. is under attack for a tweet following the shooting in Minneapolis this week. Porter, now a rookie with the Denver Nuggets, asked followers ...

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Nate Augspurger: Refocus and step up

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I knew God was calling me to step up as a leader this year, but I wasn’t sure what that would look like practically for me. I’ve been completely committed to giving ...

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