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Judo athlete fears death after Iranian officials demanded he forfeit match

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The Iranian-born world champion judo fighter Saeid Mollaei is fearing for his life after refusing Tehran’s demands that he withdraw from a tournament to avoid fighting against an Israeli opponent. Mollaei competed ...

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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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Former KC Chief: ‘effeminate’ agenda in sports leagues

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Former Kansas City Chiefs and NFL star Larry Johnson has posted on social media that an “effeminate agenda” exists in the NFL and NBA. It’s not a new accusation in the sports ...

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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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Simone Biles and ‘triple-double’ still grounded in faith

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It was an amazing night to remember and a first in women’s gymnastics. Simone Biles stuck a perfect landing after a “triple-double” in her floor exercise routine in the US women’s gymnastics ...

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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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FROM THE CHEAP SEATS – Will there be real football in Lawrence?

If you want to see just how bad football has been in Lawrence, just check out last year’s attendance numbers. The Jayhawks had 24,000 folks show up for their season opening loss ...

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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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Christian swimmer breaks Michael Phelps’ world record

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U.S. swimmer Caeleb Dressel broke retired Olympic competitor Michael Phelps’ world record in the 100-meter butterfly Friday at the world swimming championships in Gwangju, South Korea. Dressel, 22, won the competition in ...

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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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Tyreek Hill will not be suspended by NFL

The NFL has announced that Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill will not be suspended following an investigation into allegations of child abuse. The NFL Network provided this statement from the league:   “Over the ...

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FROM THE CHEAP SEATS – Netting or Not?

The debate is on. After two kids have been hit with foul balls beyond the netting at Major League games this year, is Major League Baseball going to do anything about it? ...

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Olympian shares ‘crazy journey’ in cultivating his God-given gift

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Olympic runner Ryan Hall has had a “crazy journey” filled with amazing highs and difficult lows — and now he’s sharing the backstory surrounding how he discovered true purpose and God’s goodness ...

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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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‘Beto’ O’Rourke plan would destroy women’s sports say critics

Parents, coaches and female players say a plan hatched by Democrat primary presidential candidate Robert Francis O’Rourke, who refers to himself as “Beto” could destroy women’s sports as we know it. The ...

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Nick and Tori Foles trusting in God after miscarriage announcement

Tori Foles, the wife of Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Nick Foles, announced on Instagram that she suffered a miscarriage this past weekend. She said they were about 15 weeks pregnant with their second ...

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Cubs reliever Steve Cishek carries this laminated Bible when he plays

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Chicago Cubs relief pitcher Steve Cishek has revealed his secret to staying calm at those high-pressure moments on the baseball field — he keeps a Biblical reminder in his back pocket. Cishek, ...

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Congresswoman: Democrats voted to ‘totally eliminate women’s and girls sports’

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Part of the Equality Act passed by Democrats in the House on Friday is being downplayed by their leaders. The bill essentially destroys women’s sports across the nation. The Democrat controlled House ...

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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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Police on the run for Special Olympics

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Police officers will be on the run across Missouri the next two weeks. The Statewide Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) begins Saturday, May 18, and continuse through Friday, May ...

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Volleyball discipleship has FCA coaches and players ‘digging deep’

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Growing up excelling in volleyball, Sierra Crook had a nagging concern as a college player—that the sport’s culture communicated to coaches and athletes that they were only as valuable as how well ...

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Tennis-playing priests are game on at championship

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According to the Gospel of Matthew, “The Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve.” This June, priests will gather in Lincoln, Neb., to “serve” their fellow brothers ...

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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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Quarterback and devoted dad Philip Rivers welcomes ninth child

Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers and his wife Tiffany recently welcomed their ninth child into the family. The sweet announcement came from Rivers’ team last Tuesday, who posted on Twitter the iconic clip ...

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