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Heading North, Getting Serious

This week, spring training wraps up in Florida and Arizona, and all of the teams (except the Miami Marlins) will head north for the real business of baseball to begin. As the rest of the major league squads join the Dodgers and Diamondbacks (who started the new season with early games in Australia) in regular…

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It Ain’t Over

Yankee great Yogi Berra famously said, “It ain’t over till it’s over.” Everyone who watched Saturday night’s Iron Bowl between Alabama and Auburn would have to agree. It was more than a match-up of in-state rivals, it was also a battle between the #1 and #4 teams in the nation with the chance at the…

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Rise And Fall

It has not exactly been the season the Atlanta Falcons had hoped for. For years a middle-of-the-pack to poor team, the last few years have seen the Falcons rise to a level of one of the NFC’s elite. Now, with their loss last Thursday night to their rival New Orleans Saints, Atlanta has dropped to…

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Lots of Questions

With the long marathon season behind them, the best of Major League Baseball’s teams enter the postseason for what is usually the most exciting baseball of the year. The rest of MLB’s squads go home to consider what went wrong and what needs to be fixed for next year to be better. As the playoffs…

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The Testing of Our Faith

In sports, all kinds of tests await you. You can be tested mentally by the challenge of a game that requires significant study (like football); physically by the wear and tear of a long season (like baseball); or emotionally by disappointment in your performance, the performance of teammates, or the attitudes of fans. This emotional…

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Day of Redemption

When A. J. Allmendinger won the NASCAR Nationwide series race at Road America outside Milwaukee last Saturday, it was not your ordinary, garden-variety, checkered-flag celebration. Why? Last year, Allmendinger, then a NASCAR Cup series regular, was found in violation of NASCAR’s substance abuse policy and was suspended, losing his ride with Roger Penske’s race team….

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Of Davids and Goliaths

Gonzaga #1. If there is any justice in the world, that will be the headline when the new weekly AP college basketball poll is released this afternoon. Last week, as the Goliaths of college basketball—Indiana, Florida, Duke, Michigan—all fell, it was a historic week. Not only because all four of these teams, projected as top…

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Dubious Goals

In the English Premier League, arguably the best soccer league in the world, the action in front of the goal can often be a blur. In fact, when players are crowded into that confined space and the ball suddenly ends up in the back of the net, it can even be difficult to tell who…

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Sports, Ridicule, And The Christian Life Podcast

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How do you respond when those you love question your beliefs? It’s not easy defending your faith in the face of persecution. On Sports Spectrum, we’ll hear the thoughts of Major League umpire Ted Barrett, and former NBA head coach, Del Harris on how to handle “Sports, Ridicule, and the Christian Life.” You’ll want to…

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Perseverance and Prayer

In a matter of days, major league baseball spring training camps will begin springing to life. Pitchers and catchers will report first, of course, followed by the position players and, with that, the marathon begins. No other sport anywhere in the world plays as many games over as long a period of time as the…

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