Vatican is in for scolding that is not likely to stop
Not since the period of The Reformation (16th century) has the Vatican been publicly scolded by a secular institution for immorality. Allowing priests who abused children to continue to function in the ministry was the reason given by an office inside the United Nations for a public scolding. This was obviously immoral and following the accusation of immorality came an order for the Vatican to remove all priests who are even suspected of abuse. Then came the U.N. office’s criticism of church teachings on homosexuality, abortion and contraception.
Will Marcus Smart's hoop dreams rebound from confrontation with fan?
Marcus Smart wasn't having the season he imagined when Oklahoma State visited Lubbock last weekend, and everything really came apart with the sophomore guard shoved a loud-mouthed fan. Serving a three-game suspension is the easy part for Smart. Repairing his reputation will be harder.
Corbett budget counts on tapping gas dollars
Gov. Tom Corbett hopes to balance his budget with what Democrats dismiss as one-time gimmicks. Raising $75 million by lifting a moratorium on gas drilling in state forests is among the most controversial.
Padded caps may be unpopular but pitchers will eventually accept them
Ballplayers will protect their images and livelihoods, but no one doubts the game's perils or the need for protection. Anyone who does should remember what happened to Herb Score.
Schedules may get longer, but basketball season seems shorter
Football is now a memory, leaving basketball fans to watch undistracted the thrills of games such as Syracuse's overtime win against Duke last weekend. But for as great as the college basketball season is, it's far too brief.
5 favorite 2014 Super Bowl ads
Dozens of polls around the web tried to track the best ads of Super Bowl 2014, and while the results vary, there are a few that appear on most of the "best of" lists.
Nationwide campus sexual assaults a call to action
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While same-sex case looms, late-night comics give verdict
This week, our governor made an unintended appearance on “The Daily Show” with Jon Stewart, as the punchline of gag about a “Homophobic Olympics.”
International students experience all new pressures in U.S. immersion
Imagine being a young, 13-year-old sixth grader or teenage high school student who is whisked away from the comforts of family, friends and food you grew up with to be sent away on a plane destined for a distant foreign country, thousands of miles from home where no one speaks your language.
Keep fans in their seats; dump the extra point
Extra point kicks are boring, predictable and passé. There's no question that the National Football League should save us all some time and dump them.
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