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NASCAR owners warn teams: Anthem protests could get you fired

NASCAR owners warn teams: Anthem protests could get you fired

Unlike their NFL and NBA executive counterparts, NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series team owners did not support those within their organization to protest during the national anthem before Sunday’s race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Richard Childress …

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Umpire who has sued MLB asks court not to dismiss lawsuit

Umpire who has sued MLB asks court not to dismiss lawsuit

CINCINNATI (AP) — An umpire is asking that his lawsuit alleging race discrimination by Major League Baseball not be dismissed and that it remain in federal court in Ohio. MLB has asked a U.S. District Court in Cincinnati to dismiss the lawsuit filed …

Gregg Popovich: Spurs coach calls U.S. 'embarrassment to the world,' talks white privilege

Gregg Popovich: Spurs coach calls U.S. ‘embarrassment to the world,’ talks white privilege

Sept. 25 (UPI) –San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich gave thoughtful answers Monday at media day while discussing President Donald Trump’s recent comments about the NFL. Trump spoke on Friday at a rally in Alabama, saying NFL owners should fire players …

Odell Beckham Jr. hints that his urination celebration was a shot at Trump

Odell Beckham Jr. hints that his urination celebration was a shot at Trump

New York Giants star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. hinted Monday that his touchdown celebration where he pretended to urinate in the Philadelphia Eagles end zone was a response to President Trump calling players who kneel for the National Anthem “sons …

Jerry Jones kneels with Cowboys before national anthem

Jerry Jones kneels with Cowboys before national anthem

Jerry Jones capped off what was a surreal weekend in political activism in the NFL by taking a knee — briefly — with his players. The Cowboys owner knelt with his team before the American flag was unfurled. The team, including Jones, then walked to the …

Cowboys and Cardinals lock arms in anthem protests

Cowboys and Cardinals lock arms in anthem protests

Members of the Cowboys and Cardinals stood in separate locations for the anthem. The teams had talked about a collective display of unity but did not do so, said ESPN sideline reporter Lisa Salters. No member of either team was shown in the televised …

NASCAR owners warn teams: Anthem protests could get you fired

NASCAR owners warn teams: Anthem protests could get you fired

Unlike their NFL and NBA executive counterparts, NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series team owners did not support those within their organization to protest during the national anthem before Sunday’s race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Richard Childress …

Citi Field home run apple doesn't rise for Travis d'Arnaud's homer until two batters later

Citi Field home run apple doesn’t rise for Travis d’Arnaud’s homer until two batters later

The crowd Monday night during Game 2 of the Mets’ doubleheader at Citi Field was probably worse than what some minor-league teams have drawn this season, but the fans who showed up were loud when they were mad in the eighth inning, and their voices were …

The Latest: Jordin Sparks delivers bible verse with anthem

The Latest: Jordin Sparks delivers bible verse with anthem

The Latest on President Donald Trump’s criticism of protesting athletes (all times EDT): 9:05 p.m. National anthem singer Jordin Sparks had a message of her own Monday night before the Dallas Cowboys played the Arizona Cardinals. Sparks, an Arizona native …

SEE IT: ‘Jeopardy!’ contestants have no idea what team Michael Irvin, Joe Greene, Marcus Allen played for

SEE IT: ‘Jeopardy!’ contestants have no idea what team Michael Irvin, Joe Greene, Marcus Allen played for

“Jeopardy!” contestants typically have extensive knowledge regarding a wide array of topics, including sports. However, the three contestants competing on Monday appeared to be clueless when it came to basic NFL history. Monday’s show featured the category …

Should Detroit Lions have had 1 second to run last play vs. Atlanta Falcons?

Should Detroit Lions have had 1 second to run last play vs. Atlanta Falcons?

Should the Detroit Lions have had 1 second to run a final play in their gut-wrenching loss Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons? A screen grab from the Fox broadcast appears to show Lions wide receiver Golden Tate catching a goal-line pass from Matthew …

Monday Night Football: Cowboys briefly kneel before national anthem

Monday Night Football: Cowboys briefly kneel before national anthem

Both teams had discussed with each other what they had planned to do for the opening of Monday’s game, according to ESPN commentators at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz., on Monday. What they agreed to do was an individual sign of …

David Ortiz says 'underdog' Yankees can make deep October run

David Ortiz says ‘underdog’ Yankees can make deep October run

Although retired Red Sox slugger David Ortiz said that both the Indians and Astros are playing “crazy good” in the American League leading up to the 2017 postseason, the former Yankee nemesis isn’t ruling out a surprise playoff run by the Bombers, even if …

Cowboys, Cardinals Conduct Silent Protests As Controversy Over Trump's Remarks Continue

Cowboys, Cardinals Conduct Silent Protests As Controversy Over Trump’s Remarks Continue

But in a twist, the Dallas Cowboys and owner chose to kneel before the national anthem played during the NFL’s Monday Night Football game. Players from the Dallas Cowboys and Arizona Cardinals conducted their own silent protests on Monday night, continuing …

Joe Mixon, Giovani Bernard, Jeremy Hill's Fantasy Outlook After Week 3

Joe Mixon, Giovani Bernard, Jeremy Hill’s Fantasy Outlook After Week 3

The Cincinnati Bengals may have lost 27-24 in overtime to the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field Sunday, but they finally saw signs of life from their offense for the first time this year. Joe Mixon, in particular, showed promise in Cincinnati’s first game …

SEE IT: Jerry Jones takes a knee with Cowboys while locking arms, but team stands during anthem

SEE IT: Jerry Jones takes a knee with Cowboys while locking arms, but team stands during anthem

Jerry Jones and his football team decided to make a show of solidarity, but they refused to take a knee during the anthem. Ahead of the Monday Night Football contest between the Cowboys and Cardinals, the entire Dallas team took a knee - including Jones …

SEE IT: Aaron Judge breaks Mark McGwire’s rookie home run record with 50th blast

SEE IT: Aaron Judge breaks Mark McGwire’s rookie home run record with 50th blast

Didi Gregorius bumped into Aaron Judge in the video room on Monday, shortly after the slugger already had tied Mark McGwire’s record for most home runs in baseball history by a rookie in one season. “You might as well just break it today,” Gregorius …

Steelers' Alejandro Villanueva on standing for anthem: 'I made my teammates look bad'

Steelers’ Alejandro Villanueva on standing for anthem: ‘I made my teammates look bad’

Alejandro Villanueva, a former Army Ranger and the only Pittsburgh Steeler seen standing during the national anthem on Sunday against the Chicago Bears, told reporters he “unintentionally” threw his teammates under the bus. In a news conference on …

Chris Flexen started strong, but ultimately gave up four runs in five innings.

Chris Flexen started strong, but ultimately gave up four runs in five innings.

When this season began, the Mets hoped to put up a 90 in their win-loss record. They did that on Monday, but not in the column they originally anticipated. World Series dreams were shattered quickly this year, a campaign gone completely awry due to myriad …

Tony Romo could not stop pointing out Andy Dalton's mistakes

Tony Romo could not stop pointing out Andy Dalton’s mistakes

Tony Romo has been impressive over the first month of his broadcasting career. He’s wowed NFL fans with his ability to call out plays before they happen, which isn’t much of a surprise considering his reputation as a cerebral quarterback. One question …

Dale Earnhardt Jr. roasts Trump over protest comments, quotes JFK on ‘revolution’

Dale Earnhardt Jr. roasts Trump over protest comments, quotes JFK on ‘revolution’

NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. joined the chorus of athletes and other personalities criticizing Donald Trump’s stance on the national anthem protest. The driver, 42, tweeted, “All Americans R granted rights 2 peaceful protests.” Then he added …

Aaron Judge’s record dingers power Yankees to 11-3 victory over Royals

Aaron Judge’s record dingers power Yankees to 11-3 victory over Royals

Aaron Judge has everyone rising in the Bronx again after adding yet another massive accomplishment to an already astonishing rookie season. Judge belted two home runs for the second straight day to set the major-league record by a rookie — while becoming …

San Francisco 49ers put DE Tank Carradine on injured reserve

San Francisco 49ers put DE Tank Carradine on injured reserve

The San Francisco 49ers placed defensive end Tank Carradine on injured reserve, the team announced Monday. San Francisco signed linebacker Mark Nzeocha from the Dallas Cowboys’ practice squad to replace the roster spot of Carradine, who sustained a high …

WNBA teams link arms, leave floor during national anthem at Game 1 of Finals

WNBA teams link arms, leave floor during national anthem at Game 1 of Finals

“We all have watched television today and our social media feeds and we know this is an interesting time in our country,” she told reporters in a pregame press conference. “Let me just say our Commissioner, my colleague and my friend Adam Silver put …

Leonard Williams: Jets run defense ‘answered the challenge’ in win over Dolphins

Leonard Williams: Jets run defense ‘answered the challenge’ in win over Dolphins

Leonard Williams dissected the film from the Jets’$2 20-6 victory over the Dolphins on Sunday, and the defensive lineman came away impressed with how his unit committed to stopping the run. The Jets limited Miami to 30 yards on the ground, including just 16 …

Man 'Pushed To Limit' After NFL Protest, Quits Job At Buffalo Bills Stadium

Man ‘Pushed To Limit’ After NFL Protest, Quits Job At Buffalo Bills Stadium

While NFL players are taking a knee, Erich Nikischer is leaving the arena. He says forever. Nikischer found himself so enraged by several Buffalo Bills kneeling during the national anthem on Sunday that he quit his job of almost 30 years at the team’s …

A young girl was hit in the face by a line drive at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday.

A young girl was hit in the face by a line drive at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday.

There was no new netting — and no new comments from the Yankees on the topic — on Monday at the Stadium. The Yanks returned home for an 11-3 win against the Royals, their first game in the Bronx since a young girl was hospitalized last Wednesday after …

NBA coach labels US 'an embarrassment to the world'

NBA coach labels US ‘an embarrassment to the world’

The coach of the San Antonio Spurs thinks the U.S. is “an embarrassment to the world.” Gregg Popovich, NBA head coach of the San Antonio Spurs, reportedly made the comment during the team’s media day on Monday in regards to the recent battle between …

Josh Norman cut an epic wrestling promo after shutting down the Raiders receivers

Josh Norman cut an epic wrestling promo after shutting down the Raiders receivers

Before the Redskins dismantled the Raiders on Sunday Night Football, Oakland receivers apparently had some words for Washington’s secondary. According to Josh Norman, Michael Crabtree and Amari Cooper claimed they’d go for 200 yards in the game.

LeBron James says he won't let anyone

LeBron James says he won’t let anyone “use sport as a platform to divide us”

LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers said Monday that President Trump is trying to use sports as a platform to divide Americans. “I’m not going to let one individual, no matter the power, no matter the impact he or she should have, ever use sport as a …

Giants’ failed 4th-and-1 against Eagles a microcosm of why Big Blue is 0-3

Giants’ failed 4th-and-1 against Eagles a microcosm of why Big Blue is 0-3

A day after a crushing 27-24 loss to the Eagles to drop the Giants to 0-3, head coach Ben McAdoo was kicking himself over one particular play. Right before halftime, the Giants trailed 7-0 but had a fourth-and-goal from the 1-yard line and McAdoo decided …

Steelers' Alejandro Villanueva, who stood alone for the national anthem, leads the NFL in jersey sales

Steelers’ Alejandro Villanueva, who stood alone for the national anthem, leads the NFL in jersey sales

Alejandro Villanueva stood alone outside the tunnel at Soldier Field with his hand over his heart Sunday afternoon while the rest of the Pittsburgh Steelers stayed out of sight while the national anthem played before their game against the Chicago Bears.

Tom Brady Criticizes Trump Over 'Divisive' NFL Comments

Tom Brady Criticizes Trump Over ‘Divisive’ NFL Comments

Tom Brady joined dozens of other NFL players Monday by speaking out against President Donald Trump’s “divisive” criticism of players who choose to kneel during the national anthem in protest of police brutality and systemic racism. The New England …

Unhappy with Purdue's facilities, Jim Harbaugh says Big Ten needs locker room reform

Unhappy with Purdue’s facilities, Jim Harbaugh says Big Ten needs locker room reform

A link has been sent to your friend’s email address. Embed Share Shortly after he was forced out of Saturday’s game with an injury, Michigan quarterback Wilton Speight was forced to climb into a minivan and leave Ross-Ade Stadium for X-rays. Not by choice.

Steelers' Alejandro Villanueva has top-selling jersey after standing for anthem

Steelers’ Alejandro Villanueva has top-selling jersey after standing for anthem

Sept. 25 (UPI) –Left tackle Alejandro Villanueva surprised his Pittsburgh Steelers teammates Sunday when he stood in the tunnel for the national anthem at Soldier Field. Several Steelers players told ESPN that they expected the entire team to stay in the …

Ricky Seals-Jones: Arizona Cardinals promote TE, Eric Dickerson's cousin to active roster

Ricky Seals-Jones: Arizona Cardinals promote TE, Eric Dickerson’s cousin to active roster

Sept. 25 (UPI) –Tight end Ricky Seals-Jones is now a member of the Arizona Cardinals’$2 53-man active roster. Arizona announced the move on Monday. The Cardinals released linebacker Philip Wheeler in a corresponding transaction. Seals-Jones, 22, joined the …

Fueled by Trump’s Tweets, Anthem Protests Grow to a Nationwide Rebuke

Fueled by Trump’s Tweets, Anthem Protests Grow to a Nationwide Rebuke

On three teams, nearly all the football players skipped the national anthem altogether. Dozens of others, from London to Los Angeles, knelt or locked arms on the sidelines, joined by several team owners in a league normally friendly to President Trump.

Seattle Seahawks Absent At National Anthem To Protest 'Injustice' Against People Of Color

Seattle Seahawks Absent At National Anthem To Protest ‘Injustice’ Against People Of Color

As a protest of the “injustice that has plagued people of color in this country,” the Seattle Seahawks chose not to come on the field for the singing of the national anthem at their Sunday NFL game in Tennessee. Across the league, players and staff …

ANALYSIS: Trump uses race and sports to divide and inflame

ANALYSIS: Trump uses race and sports to divide and inflame

Sports, to President Trump, has long been about the spectacle more than the spectators. He has a spot in the WWE Hall of Fame, and briefly and unsuccessfully owned a team in the USFL, the would-be competitor to the NFL that flamed out in the 1980s.

Both the Seahawks and Titans skipped the national anthem, and it made for a surreal scene on the nearly empty field

Both the Seahawks and Titans skipped the national anthem, and it made for a surreal scene on the nearly empty field

Officials stand on the sideline of the Seattle Seahawks during the playing of the national anthem before an NFL football game between the Seahawks and the Tennessee Titans Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, in Nashville, Officials stand on the sideline of the Seattle …

Detroit Lions: Fire breaks out near locker rooms at Ford Field after Atlanta Falcons game

Detroit Lions: Fire breaks out near locker rooms at Ford Field after Atlanta Falcons game

Sept. 25 (UPI) –A food warmer was filled with flames Sunday after the Detroit Lions and Atlanta Falcons game at Ford Field. Evan Jankens of 97.1 The Ticket filmed a video of the fire from somewhere inside the stadium. In the video, he pans over to look at …

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Craig Burley goes off on the 'preposterous' penalty power struggle at PSG | ESPN FC

Craig Burley goes off on the ‘preposterous’ penalty power struggle at PSG | ESPN FC

Lebron James on Trump: 'The people run this country ... damn sure not him'

Lebron James on Trump: ‘The people run this country … damn sure not him’

Is there concern for Manchester United in the midfield? | ESPN FC

Is there concern for Manchester United in the midfield? | ESPN FC

Isaiah Thomas happy with the progress of his hip injury | 2017 NBA Media Day | ESPN

Isaiah Thomas happy with the progress of his hip injury | 2017 NBA Media Day | ESPN

Derrick Rose playing with a chip on his shoulder | 2017 NBA Media Day | ESPN

Derrick Rose playing with a chip on his shoulder | 2017 NBA Media Day | ESPN

Chris Paul is excited about new Rockets teammates | 2017 NBA Media Day | ESPN

Chris Paul is excited about new Rockets teammates | 2017 NBA Media Day | ESPN

David Pollack is interested in the USC-Washington State matchup | ESPN

David Pollack is interested in the USC-Washington State matchup | ESPN

Paul George heavily recruiting Dwyane Wade | 2017 NBA Media Day | ESPN

Paul George heavily recruiting Dwyane Wade | 2017 NBA Media Day | ESPN

Westbrook defends fashion icon status | 2017 NBA Media Day | ESPN

Westbrook defends fashion icon status | 2017 NBA Media Day | ESPN

Florida program under pressure with fraud allegations | The Paul Finebaum Show | ESPN

Florida program under pressure with fraud allegations | The Paul Finebaum Show | ESPN

Carmelo Anthony has no plans to come off the bench | SportsCenter | ESPN

Carmelo Anthony has no plans to come off the bench | SportsCenter | ESPN

Russell Westbrook avoids talking about contract extension | 2017 NBA Media Day | ESPN

Russell Westbrook avoids talking about contract extension | 2017 NBA Media Day | ESPN

LeBron James talks Kyrie Irving, Dwyane Wade at press conference | SportsCenter  | ESPN

LeBron James talks Kyrie Irving, Dwyane Wade at press conference | SportsCenter | ESPN

Travis Kelce should stay in your lineup | The Fantasy Show with Matthew Berry | ESPN

Travis Kelce should stay in your lineup | The Fantasy Show with Matthew Berry | ESPN

Is it time to bench Philip Rivers in fantasy? | The Fantasy Show with Matthew Berry | ESPN

Is it time to bench Philip Rivers in fantasy? | The Fantasy Show with Matthew Berry | ESPN

Gordon Hayward prepares for the pressure in Boston | SportsCenter | ESPN

Gordon Hayward prepares for the pressure in Boston | SportsCenter | ESPN

What does the Carmelo/Thunder trade mean? | SportsNation | ESPN

What does the Carmelo/Thunder trade mean? | SportsNation | ESPN

Where do Thunder rank in Western Conference with Carmelo Anthony? | Jalen & Jacoby | ESPN

Where do Thunder rank in Western Conference with Carmelo Anthony? | Jalen & Jacoby | ESPN

Questions that need answers: NBA Media Day edition | SC6 | ESPN

Questions that need answers: NBA Media Day edition | SC6 | ESPN

LaVar Ball trash-talks Lonzo after beating him in pool | OnScene | ESPN

LaVar Ball trash-talks Lonzo after beating him in pool | OnScene | ESPN

Seahawks' Doug Baldwin defends anthem protest

Seahawks’ Doug Baldwin defends anthem protest

Best option for Dwyane Wade after Bulls buyout? | The Jump | ESPN

Best option for Dwyane Wade after Bulls buyout? | The Jump | ESPN

LeBron James calls Kyrie Irving 'kid' during press conference | The Jump | ESPN

LeBron James calls Kyrie Irving ‘kid’ during press conference | The Jump | ESPN

(FULL) Celtics' Kyrie Irving press conference | 2017 NBA Media Day | ESPN

(FULL) Celtics’ Kyrie Irving press conference | 2017 NBA Media Day | ESPN

(FULL) Rockets' Chris Paul press conference | 2017 NBA Media Day | ESPN

(FULL) Rockets’ Chris Paul press conference | 2017 NBA Media Day | ESPN

White House stands by Trump's 'son of a b***' comment

White House stands by Trump’s ‘son of a b***’ comment

(FULL) Thunder's Russell Westbrook press conference | 2017 NBA Media Day | ESPN

(FULL) Thunder’s Russell Westbrook press conference | 2017 NBA Media Day | ESPN

Hamad Al Attiayah shines for Oman at Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games - sport

Hamad Al Attiayah shines for Oman at Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games - sport

(FULL) Spurs coach Gregg Popovich press conference | 2017 NBA Media Day | ESPN

(FULL) Spurs coach Gregg Popovich press conference | 2017 NBA Media Day | ESPN

(FULL) Thunder's Carmelo Anthony press conference | 2017 NBA Media Day | ESPN

(FULL) Thunder’s Carmelo Anthony press conference | 2017 NBA Media Day | ESPN

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