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Class act: Cincinnati Bengals keep player to help with daughter’s cancer

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It’s one classy and compassionate move on the part of the Cincinnati Bengals.
 
According to ABC News, the Ohio football team cut defensive tackle Devon Still from its roster, but then signed him on to its practice squad in order to help him pay for his 4-year-old daughter’s cancer treatments.

Mullins’ mark on Mississippi shows 25 years later

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The ritual hasn't changed for more than two decades.
 
Three times a year, Brad Gaines gets up early and makes the three-hour drive to Russellville, Alabama, to the gravesite of Chucky Mullins. It's there that he reflects on their 18 precious months of friendship following an ill-fated collision on a football field in 1989.
 
No one else goes with him.

Memphis vs UCLA – the four ‘PAWS’

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After the Memphis Tigers football team’s lopsided 63-0 victory over the lowly Austin Peay Governors (APSU) who went 0-12 last season, the hopeful squad will take on the No. 11 UCLA Bruins this Saturday at the Rose Bowl Stadium in Los Angeles.  
 
Tigers head coach Justin Fuente, who addressed the media in his weekly press conference on Monday, said he was proud of the way Memphis played last week and took care of business.

It’s easy to get stuck, but faith will help you let go

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Dear Lucy:
I have been struggling with some new challenges and I feel stuck and like all of my praying is in vain. My mother keeps saying, “Let go and Let God.” I don’t know how to do that and I just get more stuck! Help! 
– Stuck and can't let go
 
Dear Stuck:
I know what you mean! It is pretty easy to say to someone, “just pray about it and let it go.” It’s easier said than done. But consider this...the mind loves having conversations with itself and being at war with itself. This is how we stay in a state of distraction and unable to allow joy to enter in. It often feels like we have put a chair under the doorknob and keep reaching over the chair to turn the knob. Really stupid.

Expelled black students’ parents sue Ohio district

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CINCINNATI – The parents of four black students who allege their children were expelled over rap music videos and targeted because of race sued a suburban school district in federal court on Tuesday, charging violations of constitutional rights including free speech.
 
Attorney Robert Newman, representing the parents, said that the students were expelled from Colerain High School in Colerain Township, a 20-minute drive northwest of Cincinnati, for making rap music videos off campus and that black students were unfairly targeted. The parents' lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court in Cincinnati against the Northwest Local School District, the Colerain Township Board of Trustees and some police officers.