Category Archives: Sports

Paying Attention

Hall of Fame pitcher Nolan Ryan always took a moment during his games to pop his head out of the dugout and scan the stands, looking for his wife, Ruth. When he saw her, he would grin or nod to … Continue reading

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Take a Stand

In the passage of Scripture where the apostle Paul says that we need to put on the full armor of God (Eph.6:10-20), he urges us several times to take a stand. He wants God’s people to use the power God … Continue reading

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Good Support

Feeling nostalgic, I bought a pair of the old style Converse All-Star basketball shoes. The pair I chose are low-cut and black. I like the retro look of the shoes, but they aren’t as comfortable as the newer styles of … Continue reading

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Same Size

At 5-foot-6, Jose Altuve of the Houston Astros is one of the shortest players to ever play major league baseball. However, Altuve showed up big in Game 1 of the American League Division Series against the Boston Red Sox this … Continue reading

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A Person’s Worth

Soccer star Neymar has just become the most expensive player in the history of the sport. A blockbuster deal that was completed Thursday sent Neymar from the Barcelona team to Paris Saint-Germain. The cost of the transfer? A mere $262 … Continue reading

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Carry on the Tradition

The upcoming football season at a middle school in Green Bay, Wisconsin, has been cancelled because the school can’t find any coaches. Ironically, the school is named after legendary Green Bay Packers coach Vince Lombardi. Administrators at Lombardi Middle School … Continue reading

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Stability at the Top

In a recent sports story he wrote for the Lexington-Herald Leader, Mark Story documented the recent decline in athletic achievements for the University of Tennessee. Story attributes this slide to the instability in the positions of head coach for the … Continue reading

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Sacrificial Bam

Bam Adebayo played close to the basket the one year he spent with the University of Kentucky Wildcats men’s basketball team. He did not attempt a single shot from 3-point range. However, in his workouts leading up to tonight’s NBA … Continue reading

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Seat of Humility

Mike Brown was hired as an assistant coach for the Golden State Warriors after last season’s NBA playoffs. When head coach Steve Kerr became unable to perform his duties as he battled extreme back pain, Brown took over the head … Continue reading

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There’s Something About That Name

The studio commentators covering the NBA Playoffs for TNT have been using comments they receive from viewers via Twitter to spark some witty conversations. Before the Monday, May 15 Game 7 between Boston and Washington, one viewer comment started off … Continue reading

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