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Sports: Live-action lessons on life

Sports: Live-action lessons on life

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Sports | Every day I think about sports. Yes, I think about them as a fan. (The Minnesota Twins just called up their best power-hitting prospect!) But in a more…

Be patient … they’re young

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Sports | Professional sports are experiencing a youth movement. Yesterday’s NBA draft ushered in a whole new crop of rising stars. Major League Baseball has seen…

Expectations too great?

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Sports | Stephen Curry seems exactly like the kind of guy a kid could look up to. He exhibits faith and character and he values his family. His team, the Golden State…

The College World Series: For the love of the game

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Sports | What happens when you take the money out of college sports? You know what I mean. Sure basketball and football players are “student-athletes,” but those…

Bruce Jenner’s yearning to be ‘Caitlyn’

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Sports | “The greatest athlete in the world” is a grandiose title for one who accomplishes an incredible athletic feat. In 1976, Bruce Jenner earned it by breaking…

Good sports

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Sports | Every now and then we need a reminder of the good found in sports. In these days of corruption, cheating, self-aggrandizing, and criminal behavior, it’s so…

Christians love their athletes loud and proud

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Sports | Stephen Curry is the biggest star in the NBA playoffs not named LeBron James. He won the league’s MVP award for the first time, broke his own record for…

Roger Goodell’s power play

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Sports | It sure looks like New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady cheated. The evidence indicates it. The witnesses attest to it. During last season’s AFC…

‘The Fight of the Century’ and our deluded society

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Sports | You may have missed it, but “The Fight of the Century” happened last Saturday night when Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather squared off in a…

When hazing goes wrong

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Sports | Saint Olaf College is a small but highly rated liberal arts college in Northfield, Minn. Athletically it is in the NCAA’s Division III but is more known for…

We work for more than ourselves

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Sports | Seventy-seven F-words is a lot, especially in just five minutes while mixed in with a number of other profanities. That’s what Bryan Price, manager of the…

Your sin will find you out

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Sports | “For I was envious of the arrogant when I saw the prosperity of the wicked” (Psalm 73:3, ESV). I resonate with the psalmist on this one. Look at the…

 
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