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    All 27 Republican members of the Tennessee Senate have signed a letter to the state's public university system telling officials to prohibit students from kneeling during the national anthem, after a men's basketball team did so last week.  East Tennessee State University's basketball team provoked uproar on February 16, when, prior to a game at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, they collectively dropped to one knee as The Star Spangled Banner began playing.  The team's coach, Jason Shay, has since insisted that his players didn't intend to disrespect the nation's flag or members of the US military, and were instead attempting to prompt discourse about racial injustice. However, the demonstration did not sit will with Republican lawmakers in the state, who have repeatedly voiced their outrage over the players' act of peaceful protest in various meetings, television interviews and in social media posts in the days since. The unrest...
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — USOPC responds to push for change in protest rule; won’t sanction athletes for kneeling, raising fists on medals stand. Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    Virginia attorney general asks court to let Northam remove Lee statue in Richmond Walmart recall: Tanimura & Antle romaine lettuce recalled from more than 1,000 Walmart stores over E. coli risk Megan Rapinoe suspects white people were angry that she kneeled in solidarity with Colin Kaepernick because they saw it as betraying their race © Provided by INSIDER In her new memoir — "One Life" — US Women's National Team star Megan Rapinoe discusses her decision to kneel in solidarity with Colin Kaepernick. Getty/Kevin Cox In her new memoir — "One Life" — Megan Rapinoe details her rise to women's soccer superstardom and social justice heroism. The US Women's National Team icon kneeled in protest of racial inequality and police brutality in 2016, becoming one of the first white professional athletes to show solidarity with Colin Kaepernick. Rapinoe was shocked by the ensuing backlash but has since come...
    Yes, the NFL technically still has a national anthem policy that prohibits players from kneeling during the singing or playing of “The Star-Spangled Banner” before games. But the rule is a pointless chapter in the league’s game operations manual. The policy, amended in 2018 a couple years after Colin Kaepernick sparked league-wide protests against racial injustice and police brutality by sitting and then kneeling during the national anthem, has never been enforced. That policy is under the microscope once again as the NFL begins its 2020 season. More police killings of unarmed Black people in recent months have prompted protests in the United States and globally, and the demonstrations have spilled into the sports world. NFL players were expected to protest these racial injustices, as well, once given back their gameday platform on the field in front of millions of viewers. Which is good in the mind of NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, at least based...
    NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said the league should have 'listened earlier' to Colin Kaepernick and other players who protested racism by kneeling during the national anthem. In a scene from retired NFL linebacker Emmanuel Acho's upcoming web series 'Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man,' Goodell was given a chance to voice a public apology to Kaepernick, whom the Commissioner said has thus far refused to sit down for a face-to-face meeting. 'We had invited him in several times to have the conversation, to have the dialogue,' Goodell told Acho in a video that was posted on Sunday. 'I wish we had the benefit of that. We never did. And we would've benefited from that, absolutely.' SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEO  NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said the league should have 'listened earlier' to Colin Kaepernick and other players who protested racism by kneeling during the national anthem In a scene...
    FRISCO (CBSDFW.COM/CNN) — There were some boos in North Texas when players from FC Dallas and Nashville SC collectively took a knee during the national anthem before their Major League Soccer game Wednesday night and Dallas defender Reggie Cannon is calling the action “absolutely disgusting.” At least one fan could be heard voicing displeasure in Sky Sports’ coverage as players from Dallas FC and Nashville knelt in protest against racial injustice. Speaking to reporters after the match, Cannon said: “I think it was disgusting. I think it was absolutely disgusting. “You got fans booing you for people taking a stand for what they believe in. Millions of other people support this cause and we discussed with every other team and the league what we’re going to do and we’ve got fans booing us in our own stadium. How disgraceful is that? Honestly, for lack of a better word, it p****d...
    Liberty University names acting president after Falwell placed on indefinite leave Ruby Tuesday has shut down more than one-third of its restaurants this year as the chain buckles under pandemic pressures and an aging customer base Brett Favre: ‘There’s no right answer’ about kneeling in protest during the national anthem Plenty of NFL players have already committed to kneeling during the national anthem this season — something that has been a growing trend in the sports world in recent weeks.  © Provided by Yahoo! Sports Brett Favre doesn't think "there's a right answer" when it comes to kneeling during the national anthem. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) Though the issue isn’t as divisive as it was when Colin Kaepernick first started kneeling to protest racial and social injustice in 2016, Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre said Monday that he thinks it can still cause issues — both...
    President Donald Trump took aim at protesting athletes again on Tuesday, tweeting that people 'are not happy that players are not standing for our National Anthem!' Although some NFL players have done so since 2016, athletes across the NBA, NHL and Major League Baseball have recently begun kneeling in protest of racism during The Star-Spangled Banner. However, despite Trump's claim, the leagues' television audiences do not appear to have suffered.    For instance, the NBA restarted its pandemic-interrupted season at Disney World last week, averaging an impressive 2.9 million viewers for its first doubleheader on TNT.  Specifically, that night's Lakers-Clippers game averaged 3.4 million viewers, more than doubling TNT's average regular season audience, according to multiple reports. Meanwhile Friday's Rockets-Mavericks game drew 1.7 million viewers, which is up 15 percent from ESPN's regular season average, according to the network. The Rockets-Bucks game on Sunday also did well for ABC, drawing 2.2 million...
    It hardly resembled the league that abruptly adjourned its season at the onset of the pandemic 141 days ago, but the NBA made its return inside the Disney World bubble on Thursday night as members of the New Orleans Pelicans and Utah Jazz protested racism during the national anthem.  On a court emblazoned with the words 'Black Lives Matter,' players in BLM warmups, coaches, and even officials knelt and locked arms in a demonstration that technically violated a 39-year-old league rule requiring everyone to stand for the American and Canadian anthems. But as NBA commissioner Adam Silver explained during a Wednesday-morning interview with Good Morning America, things have changed in the wake of George Floyd's killing in Minneapolis police custody on May 25. SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEO  Players and coaches from the Utah Jazz and New Orleans Pelicans re-opened the NBA season on Thursday by kneeling in protesting and...
    Video shows New York police loading person into unmarked minivan McDonalds to close 200 U.S. restaurants. Heres where some may shutter Report: Pelicans, Jazz discussing kneeling in unison during anthem The New Orleans Pelicans and Utah Jazz are discussing holding a joint protest during the national anthem before they play the first game of the NBA season's restart Thursday, sources told ESPN's Malika Andrews. © David Sherman / National Basketball Association / Getty The two teams have reportedly discussed kneeling together around the "Black Lives Matter" signage on the court, a visual that the league implemented for the restart. Coaches are expected to join players in the protest, Andrews adds. Players from the top eight teams participating in the seeding games reportedly held recent meetings and discussed their intentions to kneel during the anthem on the opening days of the resumption. A line in the NBA rulebook states that...
    (CBSNewYork)- The New York Mets sit at 2-2 after four games of the MLB season and are now bolstering their roster. According to reports, the team has agreed to contract terms with former Oakland A’s catcher Bruce Maxwell with the deal pending a physical and COVID-19 intake testing. Breaking: The Mets have agreed to a deal with Bruce Maxwell, the former A’s catcher known best for kneeling during the national anthem in 2017. Contract is pending a physical/intake testing. This is Maxwell’s first job in affiliated baseball since 2018.https://t.co/SI8nzVEwyM — Tim Healey (@timbhealey) July 28, 2020 The 29-year-old Maxwell has not played in the majors since 2018 when his time in Oakland ended after 18 games that season. He’s best known for becoming the first MLB player to take up Colin Kaepernick’s protest, taking a knee during the national anthem, to protest racial injustice and police brutality. Maxwell spoke...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Tonight, we are remembering Rep. John Lewis, who died Friday after a six-month battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 80 years old. Lewis, a legendary civil rights leader, and civil servant, was awarded the Liberty Medal in Philadelphia in 2016. It celebrated his lifetime achievement, his courage and conviction to secure the blessings of liberty to people around the nation. Lewis sat down for a one-on-one with CBS3’s Ukee Washington in 2016. The two talked about professional athletes, who were kneeling in protest of police brutality during the national anthem. “I see today the forces in America trying to take us back. And there’s many young people are saying that we’re not going back. I not only approve what they’re doing,” Lewis said in 2016, “but I think they are doing what is good, what is necessary. Their protest is protected by the constitution, by the First...
    After appearing to reignite Donald Trump's contempt for athlete protests, San Francisco Giants manager Gabe Kapler responded to the President on Tuesday, defending his decision to take a knee during the national anthem as a 'patriotic' act. 'My response is I don't see it as disrespect at all,' Kapler told reporters Tuesday after Trump threatened to stop watching any game in which an athlete kneels in protest during the anthem. Kapler and the Giants continued to protest before Tuesday's exhibition in San Francisco, and they were joined in Cincinnati by several members of the Reds before their exhibition against the Detroit Tigers.  After appearing to reignite Donald Trump 's contempt for athlete protests, San Francisco Giants manager Gabe Kapler responded to the President on Tuesday, defending his decision to take a knee during the national anthem as a 'patriotic' act. (Left) Kapler and infielder Pablo Sandoval take a knee...
    San Francisco Giants manager Gabe Kapler joined players Monday in kneeling during the national anthem to protest racial injustice before the team's exhibition victory against the Oakland Athletics. Kapler told the team earlier in the day that everyone would be supported by the Giants no matter their stance, as he knelt alongside players while others stood in place, according to ESPN. "I wanted them to know that I wasn't pleased with the way our country has handled police brutality, and I told them I wanted to amplify their voices and I wanted to amplify the voice of the Black community and marginalized communities, as well," Kapler said. Several San Francisco Giants, including manager Gabe Kapler, take a knee for Monday’s national anthem...#MLBTwitter #SFGiants pic.twitter.com/QkU9L7ZgZb— SBR Sports Picks (@SBRSportsPicks) July 21, 2020 Among those who knelt were the Giants' right fielder Jaylin Davis and first-base coach Antoan Richardson, while shortstop...
    Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and constituent Mark Cuban challenged each other's manhood in a Twitter spat on Monday after the billionaire Dallas Mavericks owner bemoaned the 'National Anthem Police' and appeared to support the idea of player protests when the season resumes next week.    Dallas-area radio host Mark Davis ignited the debate by tweeting that he was eager to see the Mavericks continue their season, that is, unless any of the players kneel in protest of racism during the national anthem. 'The minute one player kneels during the anthem, I am OUT,' Davis wrote on Twitter. 'Surely @mcuban can lead the way for #Mavs, #NBA to do whatever gesture they wish without insulting the nation.' Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban and Houston Rockets fan Ted Cruz squared off on Twitter Instead of extending an olive branch, Cuban wished Dallas-area radio host Mark Davis farewell Cuban bemoaned...
    (CNN)Housing and Urban Development Secretary Dr. Ben Carson said Monday that he is urging President Donald Trump to reconsider his long-held opposition to athletes kneeling during the National Anthem, and Trump could be open to changing his mind."Well, I don't think he has manifested as much animosity in that region lately. And I think we just continue to work him. He'll get there," Carson, the only black member of the President's Cabinet, said during an interview with conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt when pressed on whether he's working to persuade Trump on the matter.The President has long railed against National Football League players and other athletes who have taken a knee during the National Anthem, suggesting multiple times that those athletes should be penalized. NFL players have said the protests, which began in 2016, are intended to draw attention to systemic bias against people of color. Trump has viewed the...
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