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Daniel Murphy: ‘Sometimes the blessings just flow’

By Marvin Olasky
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Sports | My apologies for writing about press-accused “homophobe” Daniel Murphy again, but the energizer infielder just keeps going and going. Never before to my…

Up from ‘homophobia’: Amazin’ Met Murphy, part deux

By Marvin Olasky
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Sports | Baseball is a constantly surprising sport, but New York Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy’s turnaround is still extraordinary. In March, Mets management…

Bill Simmons, sour grapes, and leaving well

By Barnabas Piper
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Media | When Bill Simmons left ESPN in May, it was very clearly under unpleasant circumstances. He and ESPN president John Skipper, as well as other management, had…

Daniel Murphy’s bat speaks

By Marvin Olasky
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Sports | The New York Mets in March silenced Daniel Murphy. Last night the infielder saved his team’s season by hitting the go-ahead home run and stealing a key base…

Midday Roundup: Nevada sidelines daily fantasy sports

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | All bets off. The federal government is putting the quickly growing online fantasy sports industry under the microscope. The Justice Department is examining…

Dream teams

By Andrew Branch
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Sports | Fantasy games with real money on the line draw the attention of authorities

The power of unwritten rules

By Barnabas Piper
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Sports | José Ramirez is a middling shortstop for the Cleveland Indians, but somehow in the last week of the regular season in a game against the Minnesota Twins he…

When teammates fight

By Barnabas Piper
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Sports | When a volatile, outspoken relief pitcher calls out a hyper-competitive MVP candidate for not playing hard enough at the end of a disappointing…

Icing the soul

By Andrew Branch
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Sports | Hockey’s make-or-break scene means new players need real mentors

Running against yourself

Running against yourself

By Barnabas Piper
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Sports | Last week was my daughter’s second cross-country meet of the season and the first I was able to attend. In fact, it was the first one I had ever attended. I…

Leading from behind

By Barnabas Piper
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Sports | A couple weekends ago I was in Lincoln, Neb., for a University of Nebraska football game. I’m not a Cornhuskers fan, but I love football, and Memorial…

Practical Manifesto

By Marvin Olasky
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Books | The making of champions, both physically and mentally 

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