Keith Blair

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Maryland Church Shows Compassion in Action

“The Church is the greatest vehicle God has chosen to bless the world around them,” says Joseph Khabbaz, youth and young adult pastor for the Sligo …


Thank You, Thank You, Thank You: Peter King Says Farewell to SI’s Monday Morning QB

1. I think there’s something exciting, at 60, about changing lives.<p>2. I think the most-asked question to me over the last couple of weeks is …


In the US, Adventist Mathematics Student Gets Top National Award

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Unity Oversight Committee Continues to Meet

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Stephen A. Smith Let the N-Word Slip Again on ESPN

Over the last few years, when Stephen A. Smith said the N-Word on national television, it was instantly a significant story in sports media. He would …

Social Media

Congolese Pastor Attacked With Acid for Joining Adventist Church

Permanently disfigured, Banza Mwela has a powerful testimony to share.<p><i>Editor’s note: Photos at the end of the article may be disturbing to some</i> …

Democratic Republic of the Congo

A disappointing finale sees Modern Family vaguely embracing change

There’s no better reset button for a show than a season finale. Even for a sitcom, which is largely episodic, the season finale represents an …


The Yankees’ quiet Robinson Cano fears just got justified

Yankees officials never said it out loud because it is not the kind of sentiment that gets publicized.<p>Instead, the Yankees offered many explanations …

Dominican Republic

Robinson Canó Will Sit 80 Games for a Drug Violation, But His Reputation Is Forever Tarnished

The number-coded vials don’t play favorites. Carbon isotope ratio mass spectrometry doesn’t care who you are or how many All-Star teams you have …

Dominican Republic

Why Fox Canceled 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine,' 'The Mick' and 'The Last Man on Earth'

There is an explanation for why the network gave the trio of comedies the ax — but that doesn’t mean you’ll like it<p>Fox got three-series lighter on …


Yankees' recent run reminiscent of late '90s

NEW YORK -- The Yankees have won 17 out of their last 18. That beats the way the Red Sox started the season, which was by going 17-2.<p>The Yankees were …


Passing of Dr. V. Bailey Gillespie

2018-05-09-news-2.pngWith great sadness we share the news that Dr. V. Bailey Gillespie, 75, passed to his rest on Monday, May 7, at 12:47 a.m. at …


Point Stance: Why the NFL Treats Cheerleaders Like Dirt

<i>Why is the NFL so awful to its cheerleaders? What's wrong with the Panthers? How can rookies look like NFLers without wasting their first paychecks? Who can fix the Packers defense? The answers to those questions and more in this week's 10-Point Stance.</i><p><b>1. The NFL's cheerleader conundrum</b><p>Years ago, I …

Football (U.S.)

NBC News Chief Sends Memo on Matt Lauer, New Harassment Standards: 'We Endured a Painful Period'

“This has been felt by everyone in the organization, most importantly several of our colleagues who were deeply affected,” says Andy Lack<p>NBC News and …

Sexual Harassment

'Santa Clarita Diet' Renewed for Season 3 at Netflix

The Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant zombie comedy will return in 2019.<p>Netflix is going back to the suburbs.<p>The streaming giant has renewed …


How Ryan Murphy Became the Most Powerful Man in TV

More than any other showrunner, he has upended the pieties of modern television.<p>Ryan Murphy hates the word “camp.” He sees it as a lazy catchall that gets thrown at gay artists in order to marginalize their ambitions, to frame their work as niche. “I don’t think that when John Waters made ‘Female …


Inside Baseball MLB Notes | JD Martinez worth every penny

And now, around the majors…<p>Arizona Diamondbacks<p>The Diamondbacks have something special going there.<br>• A.J. Pollock looks like he’s headed for a big free …

Boston Red Sox

Bill Cosby Booted From TV Academy’s Hall Of Fame

<b>EXCLUSIVE:</b> Bill Cosby has been removed from the Television Academy’s Hall of Fame.<p>Inducted in 1992, his name no longer appears among its official …

Bill Cosby

When sitcoms get serious: Grappling with the black-ish divorce episode

Black-ish<p>We gave it a <b>B</b><p>The “Very Special Episode” is not what it once was — and that is a very good thing. In the olden days, when sitcoms were …


Adventist Faces of Longevity

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MSNBC's Joy Reid apologizes for homophobic blog posts after unproven hacking claims

MSNBC host Joy-Ann Reid offered an apology during a Saturday segment for the “homophobic, discriminatory, and outright weird” comments that surfaced …


Church officials knew about alleged affair. Now a pastor faces criminal charges

Officials at Columbia First Seventh-day Adventist church knew about their pastor's relationship with a woman who now claims he assaulted her, but …


'The Bob Newhart Show' Was Almost Rebooted at CBS

During a Paley Center reunion for 'Newhart,' the actor reveals what nearly came before it.<p>Bob Newhart's second beloved hit sitcom <i>Newhart</i> is best …


NFL And Amazon Renew Thursday Night Streaming Deal Through 2019

The NFL, which recently changed up its Thursday night broadcast plan by setting a new, long-term deal with Fox, has stuck with existing streaming …

Amazon Fire TV

Four of Fox’s six World Cup crews will call matches from LA studios, eight of 12 commentators will be American

The plans for Fox’s match coverage of the 2018 World Cup in Russia are in, and they represent quite a change from the 2010 and 2014 broadcasts on …

Spanish Language

Major League Baseball's Top 10 Starting Pitchers of All Time

Randy Johnson was arguably the most overpowering starting pitcher in Major League Baseball history, but the Big Unit wasn't quite good enough to rank No. 1 on Bleacher Report's list of the 10 greatest ever.<p>More than 75 pitchers have been inducted into the MLB Hall of Fame, so how does one pick the …


Alex Bryan Leaving WWU Church Pulpit

April 14, 2018 |<p>In the Walla Walla University Seventh-day Adventist Church, on Sabbath morning April 14, Pastor Alex Bryan announced to his …


'Westworld' remains easy to admire, harder to like in new season

<b>(CNN) —</b> "Westworld" remains a hugely ambitious series, painted on a sweeping, star-studded canvas that continues to expand in the second season. Yet the first half of that run repeats the show's more impenetrable drawbacks -- playing three-dimensional chess, while spending too much time …

TV Series

General Conference Leaders Respond to Criticism of The One Project

15 April 2018 |<p>Following the Spring Meeting of the Adventist denomination’s executive committee, the General Conference (GC) executive officers and …

As Teams Seek More Relief, 13-Man Pitching Staffs Are the New Normal

The number of pitchers that teams carry at one time has slowly crept up to keep pace with changes in strategy<p>When New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson first started working in baseball in 1981, his Oakland Athletics threw 60 complete games—or one more than every team in the majors combined …

New York Mets