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Pope Francis given autographed Patrick Mahomes jersey

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The Kansas City Chiefs may have an unlikely supporter during Sunday’s AFC championship game at Arrowhead Stadium. A local bishop gave Pope Francis an autographed Patrick Mahomes jersey this week, according to ...

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Missouri Legislature will debate regulating transgender athletes

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Many people believe that transgender athletes have an unfair advantage when competing in girls’ sports. Missouri is one of five states where lawmakers are considering legislation that would regulate a biological male’s ...

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The Chiefs scored so much on Sunday that the stadium ran out of touchdown fireworks

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The Kansas City Chiefs have an offense that’s capable of scoring 50-plus points, but even the pyrotechnics crew at Arrowhead Stadium wasn’t quite prepared for the scoring onslaught that unfolded during Sunday’s ...

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Iranian female Olympic medalist Alizadeh defects over regime’s lies about airliner

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Iran’s downing of a passenger jet is having fallout in the sports world. Taekwondo fighter Kimia Alizadeh, Iran’s only female Olympic medalist, has defected. The athlete, who has rock star status in ...

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Several Tennessee Titans players make faith a higher priority than football

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The Kansas City Chiefs have the Tennessee Titans to thank for not having to face the New England Patriots in the Dec. 12 playoff game at Arrowhead Stadium. The Titans knocked the ...

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New Cowboys head coach McCarthy has deep area roots

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The Dallas Cowboys NFL team announced Mike McCarthy has been named the new head coach for the Dallas Cowboys. McCarthy is a graduate of Baker University in Baldwin City, Kan and former ...

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Former NFL star Bosworth uses Twitter to right a wrong from three decades ago

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It’s never too late to right an old wrong. Brian Bosworth, who was a talented but controversial NFL linebacker in the 1980s, last weekend took care of unfinished business off the field. ...

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New book ‘Mascot on a Mission’ shares the adventures of KC Wolf

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Dan Meers has brought fun and excitement to gamedays at Arrowhead Stadium for more than three decades as KC Wolf. Away from the field, he has brought hope, encouragement and inspiration to ...

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Green Bay Packers get heat for grant to Planned Parenthood

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The Green Bay Packers are wrapping up a successful football season and heading toward the playoffs. Off the field, however, the team also is being criticized for donating to Planned Parenthood. The ...

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Lawmaker faces backlash over tweet accusing Army, Navy cadets of racism

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A Democratic state lawmaker from South Carolina was facing backlash Saturday from critics who accused her of going silent after previously accusing Army and Navy personnel of being “cruel and disrespectful” at last weekend’s Army-Navy football game in Philadelphia. In a ...

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FROM THE CHEAP SEATS – College Football Rankings controversy

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The College Football Rankings are at it again. Every year there seems to be some controversy on which teams should be included in the four team playoffs that battle for the National ...

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Oklahoma quarterback shares faith after team wins Big 12 championship

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Quarterback Jalen Hurts transferred from the University of Alabama to the University of Oklahoma and led the Sooners to both a Big 12 championship and a spot in the college football playoffs. ...

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Former slugger Manny Ramirez finds new life in Christ after baseball

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Manny Ramirez was a key contributor on the Boston Red Sox team that won the 2004 World Series. He also marched to his own drummer and inspired the phrase, “That’s Manny being ...

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Will transgender athletes ruin women’s Olympic events in 2020?

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The question of biological males competing in women’s sports over the last couple of years has made headlines in regard to fairness. Now, several transgender people have set their sights on a new ...

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FCA leaders say commitment to Bible remains its focus as ministry celebrates 65th anniversary

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The Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), which is based in Kansas City, is celebrating its 65th anniversary this month. Shane Williamson, the ministry’s president and CEO, reflected on the milestone. “One of the ...

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Former Chiefs quarterback Nick Foles puts God first through highs and lows of career

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Nick Foles, a former backup quarterback for the Kansas City Chiefs, went on to win a Super Bowl with the Philadelphia Eagles and then sign a lucrative free-agent contract with the Jacksonville ...

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‘We may never know full impact,’ says FCA president as ministry celebrates 65 years

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Having served millions of student athletes over the years, FCA is this week celebrating 65 years of ministry. It all began when a young basketball coach wondered why athletes endorsed products like ...

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Former high school football coach continues fight for freedom to pray

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A former football coach in Bremerton, Wash., who was suspended in 2015 because of public prayer, is continuing to fight for his right to combine faith with football. “At the beginning. it ...

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Former basketball star Lamar Odom shares ‘miraculous recovery’ from troubled past

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Lamar Odom rose to fame as a member of the Los Angeles Lakers, and later, for marrying one of the Kardashian sisters. Although he appeared to have it all, his personal life ...

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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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Missouri legislature continues to debate sports wagering

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Companies that stand to gain the most from legal sports wagering in Missouri testified before the state legislature in Jefferson City last week. Sports betting only at land-based facilities such as casinos ...

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Nationals’ Anthony Rendon has higher priorities than playing in this week’s World Series

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Anthony Rendon, like the rest of his teammates on the Washington Nationals, is playing in the World Series for the first time this week. After the season, he is expected to land ...

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Patrick Mahomes: ‘God was watching over me’ during knee injury

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Kansas City Chiefs fans held their breath when star quarterback Patrick Mahomes injured his knee in a game on Oct. 17. The good news is that several news outlets are reporting that ...

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Former All-Star pitcher Barry Zito finds redemption on and off the field

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The World Series, which begins this week, showcases the best players in baseball at the pinnacle of their careers. However, Barry Zito, a former All-Star pitcher, understands that along with fame and ...

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Saints win after receiving Pope’s unintentional blessing

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Fans may have prayed for divine intervention over the weekend for their favorite NFL franchise but one team may have gotten some unexpected support. Pope Francis unknowingly gave a shout-out to the ...

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