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Leading the league in celebrations

By Zachary Abate
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Sports | Jogging back to the dugout after hitting a titanic home run into the right-field stands Wednesday, Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez lifted…

Thankful that life is not a playoff series

By Barnabas Piper
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Faith & Inspiration | Extra innings, complete games, walk-off hits, beanballs, and human pile-ups between the pitcher’s mound and home plate—yep, it must be playoff baseball…

Sports Roundup: Baseball suits

By Zachary Abate
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Sports | Off the field, into the courtroom. Embattled New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez sued Major League Baseball and Commissioner Bud Selig on Thursday for…

Ties of faith in baseball’s postseason

By Zachary Abate
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Sports | After 4,863 games, only eight major league baseball teams remain in contention for the World Series crown. The divisional round of the National League…

Bud Selig’s mixed legacy

By J.C. Derrick
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Sports | The last week of the 2013 baseball season will go down as one of the most entertaining in recent memory. The Tampa Bay Rays, the Cleveland Indians, and the…

Signs and Wonders: Breaking Bad and abiding justice

By Warren Cole Smith
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Newsworthy | Box office breather. It was another slow weekend at the box office. The top 12 movies grossed less than $100 million, 10 percent less than the same weekend…

Too much hero for the silver screen

By Barnabas Piper
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Movies | Jackie Robinson has been one of my favorite athletes and a hero of mine since middle school, when I wrote my first-ever research paper on him. Few athletes…

Beauty, life, death, and hymns

By Tiffany Owens
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Q&A | Breakout musician Brady Toops traded a catcher’s mitt for a guitar and an album full of spirituals

Signs and Wonders: Making good on a Hard Bargain in Nashville

By Warren Cole Smith
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Newsworthy | Leaving Nash-Vegas. I spent much of the weekend in Nashville covering the inaugural meeting of the Boy Scout-alternative group Trail Life USA, but I…

Falling Angel

By Zachary Abate
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Sports | The Josh Hamilton saga, part three

Pitching with a purpose

By J.C. Derrick
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Sports | Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw leads baseball’s hottest team, but he’d rather talk about his off-the-field work

Signs and Wonders: R.A. Dickey knuckles down on humanitarian efforts

By Warren Cole Smith
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Newsworthy | Dickey delivers. It’s been a while since I’ve written about my favorite pro athlete, Toronto Blue Jays pitcher R.A. Dickey. And it’s not because he…

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