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Report: Gonzaga’s In Washington, Right?

NEW YORK—Ahead of the team’s first-round game against Seton Hall in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, a new report released Thursday revealed that Gonzaga is in Washington state, right?

Teary-Eyed Robert Griffin III Slips On Draft Day Suit Again

WASHINGTON—With several tears streaming down his face as he stood alone in his bedroom’s walk-in closet, sources confirmed Wednesday that former Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III slipped on the suit he wore to the 2012 NFL Draft.
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Tim Tebow has reinvigorated discussion on athletes using the field as a pulpit, but of course he's hardly the first to do so.

  • Bill Belichick: Had God killed in 2003
  • Barry Bonds: Pointed to the sky after hitting his 756th career home run, mocking the weak God he'd bested with the power of science
  • Muhammad Ali: Made a principled religious stand against serving in Vietnam, although there were plenty of other fine reasons to want to stay out of that one
  • Tiger Woods: As a practicing Buddhist, he subscribes to the Four Noble Truths: Life is suffering; the origin of suffering is attachment; the cessation of suffering is attainable; when the river's running red, take the dirt road
  • Hakeem Olajuwon: In 1995, named the NBA Player of the Month during Ramadan, despite fasting that caused him to lose weight and shrink 9 inches
  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: A proud Muslim who changed his name to reflect his faith, Abdul-Jabbar is certainly glad he played when he did
  • Sandy Koufax: Jew
  • Secretariat: Famously changed name to Yousef al-Salaam after winning 1973 Preakness
  • Reggie White: Credited his 198.5 sacks to Jesus even though they were actually granted by Indra, the Hindu deity of war, rainfall, and the Green Bay Packers

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