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Kicking It into Gear

With the All-Star break behind us, Major League Baseball now begins its marathon dash to the finish line—and the post-season. For teams that are fading out of contention, it is time to ponder whether or not to sell players and bring in young prospects to build with for the future. For teams in contention, it…

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Midsummer Classics

As the 2014 FIFA World Cup draws to a conclusion, Major League Baseball is driving toward its annual All Star break. This year, while world footballers labor in Brazil, the best players in the National and American Leagues will convene at target Field in Minneapolis next Tuesday, July 15, and the festivities will, as always,…

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Every Game Counts

With both the NBA and the NHL playoffs moving toward their respective conclusions, it is a good time to be reminded of how spectacular game sevens can be. The same thing will be true this fall when Major League Baseball hits its own postseason stride. A game seven is one of the best moments in…

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Changing Of The Guard?

Amidst the beauty and grandeur of Augusta, the Masters was, as always compelling television for me. How a course so beautiful with essentially no rough whatsoever can produce so many different challenges for the greatest golfers in the world is amazing all by itself. But, along with the azaleas, the sunshine, and the wonderful golf…

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All Hands on Deck

With tomorrow night’s NFL matchup between the Houston Texans and the Jacksonville Jaguars, we move into the fourth and final quarter of the NFL season. This means two things: First, everyone is injured. We are at the point of the season where every player has some kind of knick or wobble or bother that keeps…

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Giving God Your Talent

In sports, one of the most powerful realities we can ever face is the challenge to function as a part of a team. Why? First of all, it requires us to take our personal goals and desires and subjugate them to the goals and the desires of the group. Second, it requires us to yield…

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Dare You to Move

Today is one of the most important days in the Major League Baseball season, and it has nothing to do with the games on today’s schedule. It is significant because today is Trade Deadline Day for MLB teams. That means that today is the last day that, through normal trade moves, a team can acquire…

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Seizing the Opportunity

Tomorrow, the PGA Tour will tee it up at TPC Deere Run in Silvis, Illinois, for the 2013 John Deere Classic, and it presents two very different kinds of opportunities for the tour players who will be part of the event. For some, the John Deere represents the last opportunity to earn a spot in…

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Faithful Servant

For many, yesterday was a landmark day in the English Premier League because it marked Sir Alex Ferguson’s final match as manager of Manchester United. For those leaning more toward Merseyside (aka, Liverpool), it was historic for a different reason. Sunday’s match against Queen’s Park Rangers was the 737th and final match of Jamie Carragher’s…

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The Big Game

With all of the hubbub surrounding the Super Bowl this past weekend, it would be easy to assume that nothing else of significance was happening in the world of sports. It would also be incorrect. On Saturday night, a massive college basketball game saw #3 Indiana defeat #1 Michigan in a game of critical importance…

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