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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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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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Former NHL hockey star and husband of Carrie Underwood launched outdoor business to share his faith

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Crisp fall days mean hunting season has returned. Mike Fisher, a former professional hockey player, believes there is no better place to worship God than in nature. Fisher, along with his brother ...

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‘My identity is my faith in Christ,’ says Kansas City Chiefs CEO Clark Hunt

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Fans of the Kansas City Chiefs have faith that this may be the year that their team finally makes it back to the Super Bowl. The Chiefs have started the season with ...

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National Hunting and Fishing Day is September 28

For many outdoor enthusiasts, any day they can spend hunting or fishing is a day to celebrate. Now there is one more reason to observe our hunting and fishing opportunities. Governor Laura ...

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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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