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Former major leaguers share Christ in Peru
Apr14

Former major leaguers share Christ in Peru

LIMA, Peru (BP)— In late 2009, International Mission Board missionaries Tim and Joy Mitchell, from Georgia, could hardly foresee what God was up to when asked one simple question at a Florida missions conference: “Do they play baseball in Peru?” Tim didn’t know the answer right away, but when he returned home to Lima, he started making contacts. He got acquainted with Peru’s baseball federation, which hosts a league for young players...

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Utah Jazz’s Hayward plays for ‘glory of God’
Apr06

Utah Jazz’s Hayward plays for ‘glory of God’

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article first appeared in the March 5 edition of The Alabama Baptist. Had he made it, it would have been his biggest thrill in basketball. Gordon Hayward’s desperation half-court shot at the buzzer of the 2010 NCAA national championship game against Duke University hit the backboard and rim, leaving Butler University three points shy of one of college basketball’s most shocking title game conclusions. “It was a fun...

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OBU introduces Quinn Wooldridge as Bison’s 19th men’s basketball head coach
Mar31

OBU introduces Quinn Wooldridge as Bison’s 19th men’s basketball head coach

SHAWNEE—A 1999 OBU graduate and 2012 OBU Hall of Fame inductee, Wooldridge played all four years as a Bison, finishing his career as the all-time leader in games played and third all-time in career scoring with 1,886 points. He also owns OBU’s season and career records for made and attempted three-pointers. “I was here as a player under Coach Hoffman and came back and worked under Coach Tolin. Right now I feel like I’m walking in the...

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Doug Tolin era ends at OBU
Mar24

Doug Tolin era ends at OBU

SHAWNEE—The Doug Tolin era ended at Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU) when the long-time men’s basketball coach announced his retirement on May 12. Tolin, who entered the NAIA Hall of Fame Tuesday, March 17, in Kansas City, retires as the all-time leader in OBU men’s basketball wins with 402. OBU inducted Tolin into its Athletic Hall of Fame in 2011. The Oklahoma Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame did the same last summer....

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OBU claims NAIA titles in track, swimming & diving
Mar16

OBU claims NAIA titles in track, swimming & diving

>> from OBU Sports Information reports SHAWNEE—Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU) athletics claimed a successful weekend, March 7-8, as the OBU women’s track team collected its third-consecutive NAIA Indoor Track and Field Championship and the men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams captured the NAIA Swimming and Diving National Championships. Oklahoma City Community College hosted the swimming and diving championships. The...

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Boston Marathon bomb amputee ‘blessed’
Mar09

Boston Marathon bomb amputee ‘blessed’

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP)—Rebekah DiMartino was at the Boston Marathon in April 2013, standing just three feet from where a bomb exploded at the finish line. “Here was me,” she said, pointing to a spot on the floor at a Kentucky church where she was speaking. “Right here was a bomb!” she exclaimed. “Three (feet)! And I’m alive, and I’m standing here to tell you about it,” she marveled. DiMartino, at Louisville, Ky., St. Matthews, recounted...

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