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A better way than enjoying failure

By Barnabas Piper
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Sports | One of the weirdest and most unpleasant aspects of sports is a fan’s intense desire for opponents to fail. I have certainly been party to this sentiment,

‘Sexual orientation’ added to Olympic anti-bias policy

By Kiley Crossland
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Sports | The International Olympic Committee (IOC) voted last week to add “sexual orientation” to the Olympic Charter. The decision comes after pressure from gay…

Athletes and influence

By Barnabas Piper
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Sports | “I’m not a role model. … Just because I can dunk a basketball doesn’t mean I should raise your kids.” Charles Barkley, known for his bluntness and…

Viral outbreak

By Andrew Branch
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Sports | Shocking images of high-profile domestic abuse cases put sports leagues in the hot seat

Is greatness worth it?

Is greatness worth it?

By Barnabas Piper
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Culture | Greatness comes at a price. In his book Outliers: Stories of Success , Malcolm Gladwell posed the idea that it costs 10,000 hours of practice to be truly great…

Midday Roundup: Ferguson protests take to the football field

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Hands up. Five St. Louis Rams football players protested the shooting of Michael Brown at game time yesterday. Before taking the field for pregame…

It’s the company you keep

By Barnabas Piper
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Sports | Bad company corrupts good morals. That sounds like something your dear old grandma used to say, and she actually got it straight from Scripture. She said it…

Minnesota considers transgender high school sports

Minnesota considers transgender high school sports

By Wayne Stender
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Sexuality | Across the country, transgender policies are invading public and private school gyms. In at least eight states, including California, Nebraska, and…

Midday Roundup: Parents of ISIS victim say they will heal, forgive in time

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | A life laid down. Peter Kassig’s parents made their first public appearance since their son’s death during a press conference in the United Methodist…

Midday Roundup: Ebola doc dies at Nebraska hospital

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Despite every effort. Dr. Martin Salia, a Sierra Leone native who held permanent residency in the United States, died of the Ebola virus after being…

Lead like Coach Wooden

By Barnabas Piper
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Sports | John Wooden is the greatest coach in American history. I don’t mean the greatest basketball coach, I mean the greatest coach of anything. His UCLA Bruins…

Wanted: Role model

By Andrew Branch
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Sports | Top basketball picks need more than moves on the court 

 
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