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Royals’ Ben Zobrist: A ‘missionary’ to teammates
Nov02

Royals’ Ben Zobrist: A ‘missionary’ to teammates

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP)—Ben Zobrist has proven his value on the baseball field to the Kansas City Royals. In Game 4 of the American League Championship Series, Zobrist homered off Toronto pitcher R.A. Dickey in the top of the first to give the Royals a quick 2-0 lead, sparking a four-run inning in a blowout 14-2 win. Two games later, Zobrist again went deep in the first inning to give Kansas City a quick lead, setting the stage for a...

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Snowboarder seeks to inspire beyond Sochi
Feb18

Snowboarder seeks to inspire beyond Sochi

MAMMOTH LAKES, Calif. (BP)—U.S. Olympic snowboarder Kelly Clark knows some of the trappings that come with athletic success. A four-time Olympian, she has seen those temptations herself. That’s one reason she decided four years ago to start the Kelly Clark Foundation to help others compete in the sport that she loves so much. “As a competitive athlete, sometimes you’re required to prioritize yourself and think about yourself all the...

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Texans linebacker James goes from mess to ‘message’

HOUSTON (BP)—When Bradie James stepped onto the field for the Houston Texans’ playoff matchup with New England Jan. 13, plenty of his teammates and opponents were playing for themselves. James knew, because he used to be one of them. “Playing football, everything is all about who becomes a champion,” James said. “In my game sometimes, it’s all about who has the biggest ego, who has the biggest car or the house and this and that. I was...

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Olympic Gold medalist Douglas ‘always praying’

NASHVILLE (BP)—Olympic gold medalist Gabrielle Douglas writes in a new book about how her faith in God and the support of her family helped her stick with gymnastics when she felt like quitting. Grace, Gold & Glory: My Leap of Faith, published by Zondervan, tells the story of Douglas, 16, who became the first black gymnast to win the all-around competition when she took gold last summer in London. In an interview with Religion...

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Pregame prayers defended by Univ. of Tennessee

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (BP)—The University of Tennessee, in rejecting a request from the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) to eliminate the Volunteers’ traditional pregame prayer, has garnered praise from the Alliance Defending Freedom. “We’re very pleased that the University of Tennessee has seen fit to disregard the Freedom From Religion Foundation,” said Travis Barham, litigation staff counsel for ADF. “We hope they continue to do...

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