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Ramadan, Iranian hijabs, Sikh daggers add unexpected drama to the London Olympics

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This year at the London Olympics, Sikh athletes will be allowed to carry daggers – and some Muslim competitors may be exempted from their annual Ramadan fast. But a decision to experiment with the safety of  hijab headcoverings for Muslim women soccer players may […]

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British soccer sensation is a rural Texas boy who looks to Heaven after each goal he scores

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Making English Premier League soccer history, the intense kid from rural Texas scored a “hat trick” – three goals in a single match for Fulham. Only a few days later, did he it again — the first American ever to do so once, much […]

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Ottawa Girls Hockey Team Earns Spirit of Sport Story of the Year

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The True Sport Foundation announced its Canadian Sport Award winners this week.  The national organization honoring individuals like speed skater Christine Nesbitt and world and national figure skating champion Patrick Chan; also singled out an Ottawa hockey team.  The Ottawa […]

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Tebowing goes international

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Across the globe, folks are Tebowing in exotic places. What is Tebowing? It’s “to get down on a knee and start praying, even if everyone else around you is doing something completely different,” says sportswriter Lindsay H. Jones at the […]

Tebow faithful tweet, Facebook their prayers

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Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow took a secret weapon into Thursday night’s come-from-behind, last-minute 17-13 win against the New York Jets. Prayer. Well, that’s no secret, as anybody knows who has ever watched Tebow take a knee as he thanks […]

A powerful prayer for Penn State

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Here’s a powerful moment just before Saturday’s Penn State-Nebraska game as Cornhuskers Assistant Coach Ron Brown seeks the Lord’s blessing. PSU’s Nitanny Lions were about to take the field for the first time since their iconic coach, Joe Paterno, was fired along with the university’s […]

Baseball player rescued from kidnappers: “Thanks to God, He gave me the miracle”

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“I was always praying to God, and thanks to God, He gave me the miracle of sending me these wonderful people,” proclaimed Washington Nationals baseball player Wilson Ramos after security forces rescued him from kidnappers demanding millions of dollars. A […]

Amid a cesspool of rumors, charges and scandal, is God speaking to Penn State?

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As a horrific child abuse sex scandal wracks Pennsylvania State University, God is speaking, says a longtime supporter and neighbor of the school. “It has been a horrible week for our town,” writes Chris Heinz in his personal blog. “A […]

Would they mock Quarterback Tebow’s faith if he were Jewish or Muslim … or Buddhist?

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So, now is it cool to mock Quarterback Tim Tebow’s faith? Apparently Detroit Lions linebacker Stephen Tulloch thinks so. He openly mimicked Tebow’s familiar prayer pose after sacking Tebow in the second quarter this week. “Ridicule Tim Tebow for his slow release, for missing […]

Columbian soccer star arrested in Saudi Arabia for failing to cover tattoo of Jesus

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Saudi Arabia’s religious police have arrested a South American soccer star in a shopping mall in the Saudi capital for failing to cover up his tattoo of Jesus. Juan Pablo Pino, 24, who plays for the An-Nasr professional team was […]

Dutch soccer fans under fire for singing pro-Jewish chants

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European soccer fans are a different breed, so when the followers of Holland’s premier team, Ajax, began filling stadiums with songs that “We are the super-Jews,” most observers just rolled their eyes. However, some were not amused. A group called BAN, which is an […]

It’s Miracle Two for Super Bowl Three veteran

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The New York Jets’ upset win against the heavily favored Baltimore Colts in 1968’s Super Bowl III has long been considered a miracle. Now the Jets’ center, John Schmitt, has experienced another, as this video testifies. The championship ring he […]

SMU football player’s faith, quiet act inspire thanks from Aggie interceptor

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There on the game tapes, it’s unmistakable — Texas Aggie Trent Hunter intercepts the ball, but loses his helmet. Southern Methodist center Blake McJunkin takes him down — but deliberately protects Hunter’s head as SMU teammate Kelly Turner joins the […]

Young tumbler spins, flips, falls 4 stories; training saved his life

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    Teenage tumbling coach Dylan Smith spun and did a backflip as he fell four stories — and the mid-air gymnastics apparently saved his life. “He’s alive and it’s basically a miracle,” said his father, Hugh Smith of North […]

After South Carolina town prays for football star, doctors say they can’t find cancer

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Do you believe in miracles? South Carolina athlete C.J. Williams does and so do his football teammates at Fox Creek High School in North Augusta, S.C. Last Friday, the Predators’ star running back was diagnosed with cancer — Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, […]

UT Coach Pat Summitt Diagnosed with Early Onset Dementia

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University of Tennessee women’s basketball  coach Pat Summitt announced in an open letter that she was diagnosed by doctors as having early onset dementia at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn this summer. The inspiring part of this story is that […]

Identical 11-year-olds switched places to win $50,000, but Dad makes them ‘fess up

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Will honesty cost the 11-year-old Smith twins $50,000? Nate made national sports news when he won $50,000 by making an impossible hockey shot in a charity fundraiser. Now it turns out it was Nick who took the shot. Nate’d just had a cast removed from his […]

Chuck Norris: Why are mosques being built with U.S. tax money?

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“As the White House and Congress debate cuts in federal spending, millions of dollars are being funneled overseas to help build many Islamic mosques and structures,” alleges TV star Chuck Norris. He says a USAID official confirmed about $2.3 million […]

Jewish group calls for Iran to be barred from Olympics for boycotting Israeli athletes

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The World Jewish Congress says Iran should be barred from taking part in the Olympics and other international sporting events until its athletes stop boycotting their Israeli counterparts. The congress called the Iranian behavior “unsportsmanlike and smacks of anti-Semitism.” “Iranian swimmer Mohammed […]

Al Gore may have invented the Internet, but credit the Republicans for football

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Forget his role in building the Panama Canal or his responsibility for America’s emergence as a world superpower with our victory in the Spanish-American War. Teddy Roosevelt is the reason America has football. In most other countries around the globe, […]

USA Today: Faith lifts baseball star after fan’s tragic death

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Baseball player Josh Hamilton says there will be a time and place to meet the family of Shannon Stone, the 39-year-old Brownwood, Texas, firefighter who fell to his death Thursday reaching for a ball Hamilton tossed his way for his […]

Hoop-shooting kid wins $40,000 scholarship, splits it among his opponents

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The event – a foul-shooting contest for top academic students at Compton High School in Los Angeles – was created with a simple premise: Organizers wanted to show the kids in the low-income, high-crime area how to create community spirit with college scholarship […]

Championship coach tackles God on the gridiron

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  By GREG GARRISON Religion News Service BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — After Auburn University’s football win over Clemson last season, coach Gene Chizik declared, “It’s a God thing.” After the national championship game win over the University of Oregon, he told a […]

Sally Quinn: Tim Tebow on Jesus, football and dating

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“It’s attractive when girls have faith,” says Tim Tebow, a deeply committed Christian who is not afraid to say so — which he does in his new book, Through My Eyes. Tim Tebow is the real deal, writes the Washington Post‘s Sally Quinn. […]

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posted 2:53:48pm Sep. 27, 2013 | read full post »

Does Sunday Morning Church Really Need All This Glitter, Showmanship and Gimmickry?
What’s wrong with church today? Are we in danger of turning worship into a flashy concert? Of watering down the message so nobody is offended? Of forgetting the simplicity of the Gospel? I grew up with a preacher’s kid. He was a fake following in the footsteps of his flimflamming father who d

posted 11:26:20am Sep. 20, 2013 | read full post »

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