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Barnes & Noble removes book at center of Kyrie Irving’s antisemitic tweets

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Comedian Dave Chappelle on Saturday Night Live defended NBA star Kyrie Irving who had tweeted support of a vile antisemitic book that resulted in his suspension from the NBA. Now, the book ...

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Faith helps drive Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors In NBA title quest

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It was back in January, when the NBA season was still young, that Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors had gotten off to a poor start. Curry, a three-time NBA champion, ...

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How a Christian high school in Kansas became a basketball powerhouse

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(REVIEW) Can you name one of the best boy’s basketball teams in the nation? You may have never heard of the school, but that’s what makes their story an even better one. ...

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Faith changed the lives of Kansas Jayhawks teammates

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Several Christian players played a role in the Kansas Jayhawks defeating the North Carolina Tar Heels to win the NCAA basketball national championship this week. For them, faith made a difference even ...

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“This is misisonary work”: Tar Heels coach Davis puts faith above basketball

North Carolina basketball coach Hubert Davis was excited to have his team in last weekend’s Final Four, but sports are not the most important thing in his life. Davis, who is in ...

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FROM THE CHEAP SEATS – Final Four

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And just like that, there were four. Yes, the Kansas Jayhawks made a return trip to the Final Four this year, the only #1 seed to do so.  They face Villanova. Here ...

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Christian NBA player donating salary to build hospital in his native country

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At a time when professional sports owners and players fight over millions of dollars, one NBA player is focused on helping others. Bismack Biyombo is pledging to donate his entire $1.3 million ...

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FROM THE CHEAP SEATS – March Madness

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It’s that time of the year when we start preparing for March Madness and the NCAA Basketball Tournament. Selection Sunday is March 13th but there’s always a lot of speculation leading up ...

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This Muslim NBA player is holding sports industry accountable over China

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“I will bring the team toughness, post moves, rebounding, everything. I will try to do everything to make it to the playoffs,” a young Enes Kanter Freedom stated after becoming the third ...

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Basketball legend Shaquille O’Neal done with “crazy” celebrity culture

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Today’s celebrity culture has become too much for former NBA star Shaquille O’Neal. He no longer wants to be considered a celebrity in light of “crazy” things that many celebrities are doing ...

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FROM THE CHEAP SEATS – What can we learn from watching Olympic games?

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I’ve been trying to watch the Olympic games every night when I can. So far, it’s been quite entertaining. My daughter and I watched the USA men’s volleyball team play. She plays ...

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Phoenix Suns Coach Monty Williams perseveres to lead team to NBA finals

The Phoenix Suns have reached the finals of the NBA playoffs for the first time in nearly three decades. Many credit the leadership of Monty Williams, their Christian head coach. “The essence ...

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Seminary degree helps ORU coach create winners on and off basketball court

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Paul Mills, who recently coached the Oral Roberts University basketball team to the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA Tournament, may be the first college coach to have a seminary degree. Mills grew ...

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Charles Barkley calls out politicians for sowing racial discord

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Politicians fuel racial divides to “keep their grasp on money and power,” NBA analyst Charles Barkley said last weekend. “Man, I think most white people and black people are great people,” Barkley ...

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WNBA basketball star shares how faith helped her while being bullied

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Candice Wiggins, a former women’s basketball star, leaned on her faith while being bullied for her beliefs She said she was forced to retire early in part because she was bullied for ...

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Success of ORU in NCAA tournament angers critics but inspires Christian schools

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Although Oral Roberts University lost to Arkansas in the Sweet 16 round of the NCAA basketball tournament last weekend, the team inspired other Christian schools while angering some critics. “Pandemic effects notwithstanding, ...

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Oral Roberts University players pray after NCAA tournament upset win over Ohio

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Oral Robert University basketball players prayed and gave thanks to God after their upset win. The team recorded the biggest upset of March Madness when the No. 15 seed in its region ...

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Tony Evans, Clark Kellogg highlight first National Day of Prayer for College Coaches

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College basketball season is winding down but not the focus on faith for many coaches. Pastor Tony Evans and broadcaster Clark Kellogg were the featured speakers at the first-ever National Day of ...

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FROM THE CHEAP SEATS – Keeping up with football, basketball and baseball

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If you didn’t foresee the struggles the Chiefs football team would be facing in the Super Bowl against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, then you probably weren’t paying close enough attention. It all ...

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Jump Shot: The Kenny Sailors story and basketball’s classic move

He needed to be taller than his big brother. He needed to fly. He would invent the jump shot as we know it. Back then, in the 1930s, the game of basketball ...

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Washburn Rural schools to host Special Olympics Kansas State Tournament

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UPDATE: This event has been cancelled due to coronavirus concerns. The annual Special Olympics Kansas State Basketball and Cheerleading Tournament takes place March 14 and 15 at Washburn Rural High School for ...

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University of Missouri uses app to track students

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New Students attending the University of Missouri (MU) will instantly be busted if they’re not in class. The University is requiring students to install a smartphone app designed to allow professors keep ...

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When Time Runs Out; Kobe Bryant 1978-2020

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Sunday, Jan. 26, players from the Toronto Raptors and San Antonio Spurs allowed their first 24-seconds of possession at the start of their game to run out in honor of No. 24, ...

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NBA star Kobe Bryant and daughter dead in helicopter crash

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Basketball superstar Kobe Bryant has died in a helicopter crash in California, news outlets have confirmed. The basketball great was traveling with eight other people aboard a private chopper when it crashed ...

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FROM THE CHEAP SEATS – KU sports problems

It should have come as no surprise that the NCAA levied some serious allegations against the KU basketball team. They were charged with three Level 1 violations and a lack of institutional ...

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