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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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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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Israeli, German fighter pilots will hold joint exercises over sites of horrific events

Israeli fighter pilots will make history in September, when they are scheduled to conduct joint military exercises with their German counterparts. The exercise will take place over the Dachau concentration camp, where ...

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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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FCA hosting virtual huddle up on Wednesday afternoons

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The Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) is hosting a virtual huddle up on Wednesday afternoons. The organization says it’s part of their effort to keep young athletes connected in a temporary era ...

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Missouri House committee may vote this week on transgender athlete bill

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Student athletes would have to participate in sports based on their biological sex under a proposed transgender bill in the Missouri House. The General Laws Committee could vote on the bill this ...

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Biological male to compete as woman in USA Olympic trials

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A biologically male marathon runner who identifies as a woman is set to compete in the USA Olympic trials later this month. Megan Youngren “is set to make history on Feb. 29 ...

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Male runner named conference “Female Athlete of the Week”

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Another biological male identifying as female has taken accolades in women’s sports. But this time, it wasn’t even acknowledged that the runner was a transgender female, not a biological female. The Big ...

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Broken bones: UK rugby referees quitting after bearded transgender players injure women

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Biological males, allowed to play as transgender women in the United Kingdom, are ruining the amateur sport of rugby, according to women referees who are quitting the sport in droves. The referees ...

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FCA’s Fields of Faith set for October 9 at nation’s high schools

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Hundreds of thousands of high school athletes are taking a stand for Christ as the new school year kicks off. Nearly 250,000 students, coaches and community members are expected to come together ...

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As classes begin, students can start an FCA at their school

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Fellowship of Christian Athletes is making it easy for students to start a club in their school. While FCA is a fixture in many districts across the nation, for some, students lack ...

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Gov’t to investigate Connecticut school that abolished girls-only sports

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The federal government announced late this week it will investigate a Connecticut school district which abolished girls-only sports. The allegations of discrimination against the district were filed by three Connecticut teenage girl ...

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Carson Wentz puts the focus on Jesus after signing mega-deal with Eagles

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz will likely never have to worry about money for the rest of his life, but that is not where his focus lies. In June, Wentz signed a ...

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After biological male dominates their race, female athletes file federal complaint

On Monday, three high school female athletes filed a federal discrimination complaint against Connecticut’s policy regarding transgender athletes. The young women assert they were racing at a disadvantage against their transgender opponent, a ...

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Refugees in Kenya run for peace

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KAJIADO, Kenya—In 2002, at age 9, James Nyang was to be taken as a child soldier so he could fight for his clan in South Sudan. It was his family’s turn to ...

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FROM THE CHEAP SEATS By Rob Mooney

I consider myself to be old-school. My favorite athletes are guys that I watched while I was growing up, you know, Roger Staubach, John Elway, Ken Griffey Jr, George Brett, Michael Jordan. ...

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Tom Zobrist speaks on “Doing Sports in a Godly Way”

ROCKFORD, Ill. — Pastor and author, Tom Zobrist, the father of world series Cubs player and former Kansas City Royal Ben Zobrist, spoke at the Northern Illinois Fellowship of Christian Athlete’s annual ...

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