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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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Christian basketball player Jeremy Lin will play in China

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Jeremy Lin, the Ivy League graduate known for “Linsanity” that energized America when he played for the New York Knicks back in 2012, is taking his basketball talents to China. The 6′-3″ ...

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Overcomer is a movie that asks: What defines you?

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What defines who you are? Your job? Your spouse, your partner, your accomplishments? Does your sense of well-being and satisfaction come from dependence on your position or friends or appearance or skills? ...

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Top basketball talent focuses on God with first words after being drafted

Former North Carolina basketball star Cameron Johnson thanked God after being selected in the first round of the NBA draft June 20th. Johnson was a surprising lottery pick by the Phoenix Suns, ...

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Registration ongoing for 2019 Sunflower State Games

Registration is ongoing for the 30th Anniversary of The Sunflower State Games, Kansas’ own Olympic style sports festival. The 2019 Sunflower State Games will take place July 12-28 in Topeka and will ...

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Virginia head coach Tony Bennett finds peace and perspective in his faith in Christ

After earning a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament for the second straight year, Virginia couldn’t avoid the talk of losing in the first round again. In 2018, coach Tony Bennett ...

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Michigan coach John Beilein receives John Wooden Keys to Life award

Coach John Wooden might be known to many as a head coach at UCLA, but he was also a legendary player. As a guard for the Boiler Makers, Wooden was the first ...

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UVA Cavaliers Coach, “I’m humbled, Lord”

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In a thrilling upset, the Virginia Cavaliers are the national champions of college basketball after a heart-pounding overtime victory over the Texas Tech Red Raiders last night in a game that went ...

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Tennessee men are building something special in Knoxville

The Tennessee Volunteers’ started the season with 10-game win streak and their best start to a men’s basketball season in more than a decade. Coach Rick Barnes has the Vols seeing increasing ...

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FROM THE CHEAP SEATS – Playoffs

For sports fans, this is the best time of the year. The weather is warming up, the NBA is gearing up for the playoffs, we’re in the midst of March Madness and ...

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Anti-Christian crowd already trying to ruin one of the best upsets of the NCAA tourney

Under most circumstances, Liberty’s comeback win over Mississippi State in the first round of the NCAA men’s basketball championship tournament should’ve been one of the best early moments of March Madness. After all, not only was ...

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