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Seeing the business side of sports for what it is

By Barnabas Piper
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Sports | Adam LaRoche was a solid major league first baseman for more than a decade. After a rough time with the Chicago White Sox last year he hoped to bounce back…

Will NFL interference block Georgia’s religious liberty law?

By Bonnie Pritchett
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Religious Liberty | “If you build it they will come,” whispers the prophetic voice in the sports movie classic, Field of Dreams . But it wasn’t a disembodied voice that urged…

Baseball player calls it quits for son

By J.C. Derrick
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Sports | Adam LaRoche’s abrupt retirement sparks debate over children and work

Reject parity in basketball and in life

By Barnabas Piper
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Sports | I hope you have your brackets ready. It’s NCAA Tournament time! Sixty-eight teams started out looking for their “one shining moment,” and in a few weeks…

Unreasonable revulsion of our rivals

By Barnabas Piper
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Sports | Two groups of people face off. Each sports a color representing their team. Members of both sides are loyal but for varying reasons. For some, it’s…

Midday Roundup: Lack of deaths in train crash ‘an absolute miracle’

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Absolute miracle. A California commuter train with more than 200 people on board derailed last night after strong storms whipped through the area, leaving a…

Recency bias in sports, our politics, and our churches

By Barnabas Piper
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Sports | Oscar Robertson, one the best players in NBA history, isn’t impressed with Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry. Or at least he isn’t impressed with…

Texas now requires birth certificates to prove student athletes’ gender

By Melinda Taylor
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Transgenderism | Student athletes at Texas public high schools must show their birth certificates as proof of gender identity under a policy change adopted overwhelmingly last…

Judging a Penn State supporter

Judging a Penn State supporter

By Barnabas Piper
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Faith & Inspiration | Driving to work earlier this week I exited the freeway and pulled up behind a minivan sporting a Penn State University sticker. My first thought was “You…

Midday Roundup: Uber driver implicated in Kalamazoo shootings

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Mass shooting. Police in Kalamazoo, Mich., are still trying to make sense of a shooting spree Saturday night that left at least six people dead. The suspect,

Ronda Rousey’s identity crisis

By Barnabas Piper
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Sports | She was the most feared female fighter in the world—a powerhouse. She regularly dismissed opponents by knockout in mere seconds. She was undefeated in her…

Not going to Rio?

By Andrew Branch
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Sports | Some athletes consider skipping the Olympics as the Zika virus adds to problems

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