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College football finalizes its final four

by Mickey McLean
Posted 12/03/18, 10:37 am

After Saturday’s conference championship games, the four College Football Playoff teams are set. The top three teams were easy choices for the selection committee, with undefeated Alabama, Clemson, and Notre Dame earning their slots. But the selection of the fourth team was a bit more complicated, with Oklahoma edging out Georgia and Ohio State.

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Faith without sight

Sports | Blindness hasn’t stopped Jake Olson from achieving football dreams and inspiring others
by Ray Hacke
Posted 11/07/18, 03:32 pm

Facing the loss of an eye to cancer for the second time—and mentally preparing to go through life blind—young Jake Olson turned to God in prayer. Olson, now 21, believes God responded by giving him a sense of strength and peace and encouragement to wait and see what He had in store for him.

“Obviously,” Olson says, “it’s been something pretty special.”

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Shake-up in U.S. gymnastics governance

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 11/06/18, 10:40 am

The U.S. Olympic Committee is moving to replace USA Gymnastics as the governing body for the sport at the Olympic level. In an open letter Monday, USOC CEO Sarah Hirshland told gymnasts, “You deserve better.” Former gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar is serving a 40-year prison sentence for sexually abusing gymnasts in his care.

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