Category Archives: Sports

Did umpires develop hand signals because of deaf player Dummy Hoy?

  BASEBALL URBAN LEGEND: Notable deaf ballplayer William “Dummy” Hoy led to the creation of hand signals by umpires. As loud as baseball fans can be at times, it comes as no surprise to see that there exists an elaborate … Continue reading

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Inside the mask: An umpire crew chief on mound visits, mad managers and having your call overturned Jesse Rogers

Ted Barrett has been a major league umpire since 1994 and a crew chief since 2013. He has worked nine postseason division series, eight championship series and three World Series. He’s well-respected among his peers, players and managers. After a … Continue reading

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5 Christian Athletes to Watch in the PyeongChang Winter Olympics | Brett McCracken

From the opening ceremony on February 9 to the closing ceremony on February 25, the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, are sure to be packed with compelling storylines. Nearly 3,000 athletes from around the world (including 22 athletes … Continue reading

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Eagles QB Nick Foles wants to be a pastor whenever he’s done with football By Jon Ackerman Feb 2, 2018

  Eagles quarterback Nick Foles just turned 29 two weeks ago. But any wise man plans for the future, and Foles is no different. As he prepares to play in his first Super Bowl, he’s been a hot topic of … Continue reading

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The Incredible Testimony as a Former Gymnast Confronts Her Sexual Abuser in Court Justin Taylor

Today former gymnast Rachael Denhollander had 40 minutes to address the court—and her abuser—during the sentencing hearing of Larry Nasser, the former Team USA gymnastics doctor who molested her 16 years ago at his Michigan State University clinic. What she … Continue reading

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UCF’s Scott Frost was born to coach, with parents fueling his journey from Nebraska to Florida By Shannon Green

LINCOLN, Neb. — Larry and Carol Frost‘s quaint, multi-level home is the easiest one to locate in their suburban Nebraska neighborhood under a dark, December sky. They are the only family on the block who have a row of glowing … Continue reading

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Insider Magazine: A baseball hero’s heroes by Jill Painter

(A version of this story originally appeared in the ninth edition of the 2017 Dodger Insider Magazine.)   Every home game during the middle of the second inning, the Dodgers recognize a member of the armed forces near the Dodgers … Continue reading

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