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  • McCormick discusses being a Christian female in sports broadcasting

    May 3 2016 by Roman Gabriel III, BR Sports Q&A | with 0 comments
    McCormick discusses being a Christian female in sports broadcasting

    Female sports broadcaster Lindsay McCormick has hosted live events ranging from Super Bowl XLIX to one of the most anticipated boxing matches ever, Mayweather vs. Pacquiao. She’s covered basketball, Sunday night football and even the AKC Eukanuba National Championship Dog Show.

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  • Study: Americans share conflicting views on sports gambling

    January 25 2016 by Lisa Cannon Green, LifeWay Research | with 0 comments
    Study: Americans share conflicting views on sports gambling

    And as millions nationwide manage their fantasy sports rosters, Americans straddle the fence on whether heavily advertised daily games by companies such as FanDuel Inc. and DraftKings Inc. should be banned. A study released Jan. 22 from LifeWay Research shows two-thirds of Americans disagree that it’s morally wrong to bet on sports.

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  • Fantasy sports betting investigated

    October 16 2015 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Fantasy sports betting investigated

    The Wall Street Journal reported the Federal Bureau of Investigation is “investigating [the] daily fantasy sports business model” to see if it violates federal law. The New York Times stated the fantasy website DraftKings appears to be the focus of the probe, with rival site FanDuel also potentially facing scrutiny …

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  • Craig James: Fox Sports not ‘above the law’

    August 5 2015 by Baptist Press staff | with 0 comments
    Craig James: Fox Sports not ‘above the law’

    College football analyst Craig James has filed a religious discrimination lawsuit against Fox Sports alleging he was fired from a broadcasting position because of his Christian belief that homosexuality is sinful. After being hired by Fox Sports Southwest in 2013, James worked one game and then was fired.

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  • Fans rely on God, rituals to boost favorite team

    January 17 2014 by Cathy Lynn Grossman, Religion News Service | with 0 comments
    Fans rely on God, rituals to boost favorite team

    With football being America’s favorite sport, few fans will “religiously” perform little game-day rituals to boost the chances of their favorite team. Roughly 25% will wear special clothes or do…

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  • Former ASU wrestler sets sights on 2016 Summer Olympics

    December 6 2013 by Roman Gabriel III, BR Sports Q&A | with 0 comments
    Former ASU wrestler sets sights on 2016 Summer Olympics

    Roman Gabriel III interviews alumnus of Appalachian State University, Austin Trotman. Trotman was a three-time All American and four-time NCAA Championship qualifier for ASU. He is currently training for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

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  • ITE helps churches transport members

    November 25 2013 by Emily Blake, BR Editorial Aide | with 0 comments
    ITE helps churches transport members

    Interstate Transportation Equipment Inc. has been advertising with the Biblical Recorder for more than 10 years. This article highlights the company and its history.

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  • Transportation safety crucial for churches

    August 9 2013 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Transportation safety crucial for churches

    While police haven’t determined whether anyone is to blame for a bus accident that killed four and injured 33 Indianapolis church members en route from a summer youth camp, GuideStone Financial Resources recommends churches take specific safety steps before planning road trips.

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  • At Super Bowl, BR’s Gabriel chats with NFL royalty, Blind Side’s Oher

    Rubbing shoulders with professional athletes and various sports figures has been part of life for Roman Gabriel III, the president of Sold Out Ministries and radio host. For the Biblical Recorder, Gabriel has interviewed a variety of personalities – from the NFL’s Tony Dungy to NASCAR’s Blake Koch.

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  • Ravens or Niners? Christians face a ‘Super’ dilemma

    February 1 2013 by David Gibson, Religion News Service | with 0 comments
    Ravens or Niners? Christians face a ‘Super’ dilemma

    Who should Christians root for in Sunday’s Super Bowl: the San Francisco 49ers or the Baltimore Ravens? It may be a silly question to some, though not to millions of American believers who invest a lot of faith and hope in their sports teams, and see it repaid many times over by the regular public testimonies of numerous athletes and coaches.

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  • 49ers’ kicker perseveres

    February 1 2013 by Tim Ellsworth, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    49ers’ kicker perseveres

    David Akers spent a dozen seasons in the NFL in a time of plenty. Now in his second year with the San Francisco 49ers, Akers was one of the most consistent kickers in the game during 11 seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles, regularly hitting more than 80 percent of his field goal attempts.

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  • After football, ‘second’ life begins for former player

    January 29 2013 by Roman Gabriel, BR Sports Q&A | with 0 comments
    After football, ‘second’ life begins for former player

    Chris Sanders knows all about competing in athletics at the highest level. As a standout three-year starter at wide receiver at The Ohio State University, and a member of the track and field team from 1992 to 1994, Sanders set the school record in the indoor long jump, a record that still stands today.

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  • Sportsmen for Christ reaches local ‘rednecks’

    January 28 2013 by Shawn Hendricks, BR Managing Editor | with 1 comments
    Sportsmen for Christ reaches local ‘rednecks’

    Joe Williams, 57, hadn’t visited the woods in years. For the lifelong fisherman and hunter, being disabled and unable to navigate rugged terrain on foot has been frustrating – even depressing. Williams, who lives in Sophia, N.C., was diagnosed with Myotonic Muscular Dystrophy as a young boy. But the debilitating symptoms didn’t begin until around 2005.

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  • Seattle’s short, Bible-quoting quarterback headed to Pro Bowl

    January 22 2013 by Zachary Abate, World News Service | with 0 comments

    All season long Seattle Seahawks rookie quarterback Russell Wilson thanked God in his post-game interviews and used his Twitter account to offer Bible verses and words of encouragement.

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  • Gabby Douglas recaps faith route

    January 11 2013 by Tim Ellsworth, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Gabby Douglas recaps faith route

    Only a few weeks before the 2012 Olympics gymnastics trials, Gabrielle Douglas was ready to walk away from the sport that had been her passion for a decade. She had moved to Iowa from her home in Virginia for training, and she was homesick. She announced to her mother her intentions to quit gymnastics, move back home and work at Chick-fil-A.

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