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PGA Championship — Second-round play at Valhalla Golf Club – ESPN.

Perhaps the standards have risen to such a level, but McIlroy’s 4-under-par effort was not the comfortable stroll around Valhalla Golf Club that he seemingly had during the opening round of the PGA Championship. But he birdied his final hole nonetheless and took the 36-hole lead.

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Beyond Black – Soccer in a Different Age

Puma soccer boot image

My son, Hunter, recently received a new pair of soccer boots for his birthday. I was educated that we no longer call them “soccer cleats”. Over the last couple of years, I could not help but notice that most of the guys that my son plays with or against have very vibrant and colorful soccer boots – much different than the black and white soccer cleats of my era. → Read the rest

The End of the Season

image of a baseballAs one of our coaches for Hunter’s baseball team said on Saturday, the end of the season is ‘bittersweet’! It is a long season with games and practice consuming most evenings and an occasional Saturday. It was also a wonderful season with a team of boys that played hard, did their best, and were a lot of fun to work with.

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Cheering for the other side

Thanks to a friend, Deb, for the link on this heartwarming and uplifting story.

They played the oddest game in high school football history last month down in Grapevine, Texas.

It was Grapevine Faith vs. Gainesville State School and everything about it was upside down. For instance, when Gainesville came out to take the field, the Faith fans made a 40-yard spirit line for them to run through.

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Minnesota Cracks Top 25 In AP, USA Today Polls

Minnesota Cracks Top 25 In AP, USA Today Polls: “The University of Minnesota’s comeback from a 1-11 record last year crossed another milestone Sunday when the team was ranked in the top 25.”

(Via WCCO-TV – Minnesota’s Breaking News, Video, Weather, Traffic and Sports.)

Wonders that never cease to amaze

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Kurt Warner: Good deeds are Warner’s focus

Warner has one hand on the steering wheel and the other buried in a carton of french fries when the conversation turns to how he’s perceived. He knows what some people think — that he’s a do-no-wrong perfectionist who doesn’t curse, doesn’t drink and lives this straight-laced, holier-than-thou life.

And in a way, he understands. That’s what happens when you talk about Jesus, mention God or explain your selfless ways by professing your faith.

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