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2018 Winter Olympics: American 'fans' cheer against American athletes

New Winter Olympic sport: American 'fans' hating on American athletes who speak their mind<p>Christine Brennan | USA TODAY Sports<p>PYEONGCHANG, South Korea – Perhaps we shouldn’t be surprised that Americans are now rooting for their fellow Americans to fail at the Olympic Games.<p>First it was Adam Rippon, …

Adam Rippon

Mister Rogers Still Lives In Your Neighborhood

It wasn't anything spectacular at the time. When the show first aired on Feb. 19, 1968, it seemed to be a typical children's educational program. On a black-and-white screen, a tall, dark-haired man nearing 40 years of age wandered into a staged living room, softly singing a song as he changed from …

U.S. Postal Service

Here’s a Fascinating New Way Running Keeps You Younger

Your mileage gives you lower levels of marrow adipose tissue—and that’s good!<p>The ways in which running helps you age successfully are legion—stronger heart and lungs, cleaner arteries, denser bones, improved mental health, less frailty, perhaps even better eyesight. To the list can now be added the …

Marathons

Football Players May Be Huge and Padded, but They’re Fast, and Runners Can Learn From Them

Playing in the NFL requires not just brawn but speed, and what goes into achieving this makes just as much sense for everyday runners as for Tom Brady.<p>Thanks to computer chips inserted into players’ shoulder pads since 2015, the NFL has been tracking the speed at which football is played. That …

NFL

UCF just went from 0-12 to 13-0 and a Peach Bowl win over Auburn in 2 years under Scott Frost

What a game!<p>The UCF Knights beat the Auburn Tigers 34-27 in this year’s Peach Bowl from Atlanta on New Year’s Day in a thrilling game on Monday afternoon.<p>With less than 30 seconds left, Auburn had the ball deep in UCF territory, but on 1st down, UCF linebacker Shaquem Griffin pressured Jarrett …

From cellphones to cars, these batteries could cut the cord forever

Modern life depends on batteries. But today’s battery technology isn’t nearly as advanced as we need, often running down at precisely the wrong moment.<p>Scientists have been searching for better batteries since Thomas Edison went looking for a way to power his friend Henry Ford’s Model T. But a …

Electric Vehicles

What Drives Religious Belief? It's Not Intuition

Is religious belief driven by the heart or the head — that is, is it intuition or reason that explains why people believe in god or gods? The answer …

Religion

Our culture is experiencing a hostile takeover. We must stop rejecting God if we ever want it to end

The recent Texas church shooting, the terrorist driving a truck through a crowd in New York City, and the Las Vegas massacre may seem shocking – but to anyone who has been paying attention, they should not.<p>Our culture is undergoing a hostile takeover. American society used to be governed by …

Faith

11-year-old invents better lead-detecting device

Flint water crisis inspired her to find an easier solution.<p>When 11-year-old Gitanjali Rao heard about lead contamination in the water in Flint, …

The Open Secrets Of The Russia Story

The long history of Paul Manafort and Rick Gates's work abroad.<p>The indictment Monday of Paul Manafort is, among other things, a spectacular exercise in prosecutorial discretion, a marker that Donald Trump almost inexplicably hired a man trailed by a dark, but widely known history and then fired him …

Trump campaign manager Manafort, ex-aide charged in Russia probe

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said the charges filed against President Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and Manafort's former business associate showed the special counsel Robert S. Mueller III was "doing his job and the process is …

Preaching Honestly In A Post-Christian World

Alan Jacobs quotes a C.S. Lewis piece from 1946, in which Lewis said that the visible de-Christianization of Britain was only an outward sign of …

Ethics

Fueled by Faith and Confidence, Galen Rupp Wins the 2017 Chicago Marathon

The champion credits his family, coach, and spirituality for his rise to the top of the sport.<p>If anybody had a lingering doubt that Galen Rupp’s true talent lies in the marathon, it was likely erased on Sunday when he won the Chicago Marathon in 2:09:20, becoming the first American man to win the …

The NBA is maintaining its requirement to stand for the national anthem

According to a memo issued from the NBA deputy commissioner, NBA players and teams will continue to be required to stand during the national anthem. …

Indiana Pacers

Stunning Images of the Solar Eclipse

Outdoors

These Photo Contests Will Help You Grow As a Photographer

My position on photography contests is clear. I'm against contests organized by organizations <i>unrelated</i> to photography. Competitions offer a wide …

Photographers

Your best photos of the 2017 total solar eclipse

There goes the sun, doo doo doo doo.<p>Updated:<p>Americans from coast to coast were psyched for August 21, 2017—and for good reason. This afternoon, the moon passed in front of the sun, making the sky go dark. Minutes prior, folks in doofy glasses poured into the streets. For a handful of moments, …

NFL

Mike Glennon has done nothing to deserve Bears' starting quarterback job

In the middle of the locker room late Saturday night at University of Phoenix Stadium, Bears Chairman George McCaskey beamed with pride watching Mike Glennon talk about bouncing back.<p>In the interview room, coach John Fox insisted Glennon responded well with a touchdown drive in his final series of …

This Broncos-49ers play that resulted in 5 penalties is the most preseason football thing ever

“With all that, it’s an offset.”<p>The referees in the Broncos vs. 49ers game had their hands full for a preseason game.<p>After the 49ers punted the ball late in the third quarter, the field was swarmed with flags. In total, five penalties had been committed on the play, and referee Pete Morelli needed …

Why Satan Is So Skillful at Tempting Us to Sin

Satan is a formidable foe. He opposes all those who are created in the image of God and is bent on their complete and utter destruction. What makes …

Tillerson dials back rhetoric after Trump's North Korea 'fire and fury' threats

<b>(CNN) —</b> US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has sought to allay fears of a military confrontation with North Korea after President Donald Trump warned he could unleash "fire and fury" on the pariah state.<p>Tillerson defended Trump's comments but said there was no sign that the threat level from North …

North Korea
North Korea

Kenyans Take to the Polls

NAIROBI - Kenyans queued in large numbers through fields and along pavements early on Tuesday to vote in the latest electoral showdown between the country's main political dynasties.<p>Shrouded in fear of violence, the close-fought clash pits President Uhuru Kenyatta, 55, the businessman son of …

Africa

Watch Charley Hoffman reject his caddie's advice, say he's 'tired of finishing in second'

For casual golf fans, Charley Hoffman may not come off as the most entertaining player to watch. But the four-time PGA Tour winner has plenty of game, and it seems like he should have at least double-digit victories with the amount of times he puts himself in contention. He's had plenty of chances …

Golf

What you missed this weekend: Matsuyama wins, Curry shines

Welcome to the Dew Sweeper, your one-stop shop to catch up on the weekend action from the golf world. From the professional tours, trending news, social media headlines and upcoming events, here's every golf-related thing you need to know for the morning of August 7.<p><b>Hideki heating up</b><p>Dustin Johnson, …

Golf

Yung Mazi Dead: Young Rapper Shot & Killed In Atlanta

Local Atlanta rapper, Yung Mazi, was shot to death on Aug. 6 in the Kirkwood neighborhood of Atlanta. The rapper was tragically shot multiple times …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Fins Overlook Cutler's Sour Past While Kaepernick Can't Find Path to the Future

It is possible we just saw one of the smartest moves of the season in the Dolphins' decision to sign Jay Cutler to a one-year deal.<p>Dolphins coach Adam Gase—who, when he was the Bears offensive coordinator, guided Cutler to his best season as a professional in 2015—could replicate that in Miami. One …

Bowie's perfect dip snatches 100m gold from Ta Lou

LONDON (Reuters) - America's Tori Bowie delivered a finish line masterclass when she timed her dip perfectly to win the women's 100 metres world championship gold in spectacular style on Sunday, leaving Ivory Coast's Marie-Josee Ta Lou with a consolation silver.<p>The momentum of 26-year-old Bowie' …

10 Pictures Of Ginger Twins I Took In Scotland

Meet Mya and Kaitlyn McDonald, redhead twins from Fyfe, Scotland. The location I had in mind was very windy that day (which is no wonder) so we had …