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Ray Rice: Domestic Abuse, Weed, and the NFL “Standard”

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The Ravens termination and NFL suspension of Ray Rice reveals a double standard regarding athlete infractions and is forcing fans to think deeply about supporting players and teams. Read more

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Jackie Robinson West: A Beacon of Light for Southside Chicago

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Growing from their city’s violent reputation to world sports victors. Read more

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Mo’ne Davis Pitching Inspiration

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This thirteen-year-old is one of 18 girls that have played in the Little League World Series and is set to break records. Read more

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Stuart Scott’s Seven Words on Cancer at the ESPYs

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The ESPN Sportscenter anchor’s seven words that turned cancer cliches on their head and gave many a new outlook on life. Read more

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Six Lessons on Fatherhood from Tim Brown

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The former NFL wide receiver shares his tips on manhood and fatherhood from his book Making of a Man: How Men and Boys Honor God and Live with Integrity. Read more

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Mama, There Goes That Man: 3 Lessons from the Mark Jackson Firing

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Mark Jackson’s tenure was shipwrecked in three areas, and anyone who wants to be successful–in sports and particularly ministry–should heed them. Read more

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For NBA teams, Religion Can be Unifying or Divisive

By Sam Amick 

This NBA season has been unprecedented when it comes to the blending of basketball and unresolved social issues. There has been a widespread push for increased tolerance on all fronts. Yet the conversation about religion and how it’s best handled by coaches and players remains fluid. Read more

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The Real Gospel at the Super Bowl

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Find out how NFL players really get into the spirit during the Super Bowl. Read more

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Geno’s Awkward Moment

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Geno Smith, former West Virginia quarterback, waited longer than expected last week to hear his name called at the NFL draft. Are black NFL quarterbacks still working to avoid stereotypes? Read more

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I Am Not My Hair—Am I?

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Recent controversies in the continuing saga of black women’s hair left me wondering whether we have our priorities straight — or natural. Read more

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