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‘Anti-Kaepernick’ NFL veteran Burgess Owens elected to US Congress

Super Bowl champion wins close race in Salt Lake City suburbsOwens has suggested there may be merit in QAnon conspiracyA former NFL player who bills himself as the ‘anti-Colin Kaepernick’ has been elected to the US House of Representatives.Burgess Owen…

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‘Anti-Kaepernick’ NFL veteran Burgess Owens elected to US Congress

Super Bowl champion wins close race in Salt Lake City suburbsOwens has suggested there may be merit in QAnon conspiracyA former NFL player who bills himself as the ‘anti-Colin Kaepernick’ has been elected to the US House of Representatives.Burgess Owen…

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Trump trashed Fauci’s baseball ability. But could he play the game himself?

The president returned to two of his favourite subjects on Tuesday: sports and insulting the nation’s top infectious diseases expertWith the World Series starting on Tuesday night in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, Donald Trump felt it was a perfec…

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Athletes dismayed by Trump’s refusal to condemn white supremacy in debate

President blames troubles in the US on the ‘left wing’LeBron James and Steph Curry urge Americans to voteTrump focuses on base during dismal US election debateAthletes reacted with bemusement and dismay after Donald Trump refused to condemn white supre…

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Athletes dismayed by Trump’s refusal to condemn white supremacy in debate

President blames troubles in the US on the ‘left wing’LeBron James and Steph Curry urge Americans to voteTrump focuses on base during dismal US election debateAthletes reacted with bemusement and dismay after Donald Trump refused to condemn white supre…

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Will Covid-19 postpone the NFL season? There are 16bn reasons why it won’t

A coronavirus outbreak closed two teams’ facilities on Tuesday. Expect the league to do everything in its power to keep the games goingWell, they had been. Until Tuesday, only 36 people in the NFL – seven players and 29 staff – had tested positive for …

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Eric Reid attacks ‘disingenuous’ NFL for using Kaepernick in video campaign

Reid was first player to kneel alongside KaepernickSafety says league continues to rob quarterback of his careerEric Reid, the first player to kneel alongside Colin Kaepernick in protest at racial injustice, has attacked the NFL for using images of the…

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Fans jeer moment of silence to acknowledge inequality in NFL opener

Houston Texans stay in locker room for national anthemStart of season comes after wave of anti-racism protestsThe NFL season got off to a dismal start, and exposed the pernicious sentiments of many in America, on Thursday night when some fans jeered wh…

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NBA postpones playoff games as teams protest police shooting of Jacob Blake

Bucks’ home of Milwaukee is close to site of shootingGeorge Hill says team is ‘tired of killings and injustice’In an extraordinary day in the NBA, the Milwaukee Bucks have boycotted Game 5 of their playoff series against the Orlando Magic in protest at…

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‘Men, women, kids, we are terrified’: LeBron James condemns latest police shooting

Jacob Blake, who is black, was shot seven times by policeLA Lakers star say guns are a major problem in the USLeBron James says that the shooting of Jacob Blake shows why black people in America are ‘terrified’ of the police.Blake, who is black, was sh…

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‘He wasn’t political’: Trump picks Michael Jordan over LeBron James

President says NBA protests have ‘a nastiness’ about themTrump returns to topic of whether NFL players should kneelDonald Trump has waded into the anthem debate as well as the long-running conversation over the merits of LeBron James and Michael Jordan…

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WNBA players’ shirts urge fans to vote against Dream owner and senator Loeffler

Staunch Donald Trump ally is co-owner of Atlanta DreamProfile: The owner against everything the WNBA stands forThe standoff between WNBA players and Atlanta Dream co-owner Kelly Loeffler continues with players wearing shirts in support of the Republica…

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WNBA players’ shirts urge fans to vote against Dream owner and senator Loeffler

Staunch Donald Trump ally is co-owner of Atlanta DreamProfile: The owner against everything the WNBA stands forThe standoff between WNBA players and Atlanta Dream co-owner Kelly Loeffler continues with players wearing shirts in support of the Republica…

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Beckham says NFL owners ‘don’t see us as human’ and season shouldn’t happen

Wide receiver makes comments as Covid-19 hits US sports27-year-old says football’s situation different to that of NBAOdell Beckham Jr, one of the NFL’s biggest stars, says the season should not go ahead as the Covid-19 pandemic continues its spread acr…

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Beckham says NFL owners ‘don’t see us as human’ and season shouldn’t happen

Wide receiver makes comments as Covid-19 hits US sports27-year-old says football’s situation different to that of NBAOdell Beckham Jr, one of the NFL’s biggest stars, says the season should not go ahead as the Covid-19 pandemic continues its spread acr…

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Snitch hotlines, waffles and lots of ping pong: the strange world of the NBA bubble

The world’s most popular basketball league resumes action this week. It will be a season like no other with players locked down in Disney WorldIn order to keep players and staff insulated from the Covid-19 pandemic, the league will resume operations at…

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Senator and WNBA owner Kelly Loeffler fears for league’s ‘American values’

League has long history of promoting social justiceStaunch Donald Trump ally is co-owner of Atlanta DreamProfile: The owner against everything the WNBA stands forGeorgia senator Kelly Loeffler, a co-owner of the WNBA’s Atlanta Dream and a staunch ally …

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Indians, Braves and Chiefs: what now for US sports’ other Native American names?

Leaders at Washington’s NFL team say they are changing the franchise’s name. But other teams in similar situations are in no rush to follow their exampleWashington’s NFL team announced on Monday they will no longer be called the “Redskins”, a name long…

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Brees sorry after LeBron James leads backlash to QB’s criticism of anthem protests

QB said he does not agree with peaceful protest during anthemComments came in wake of police killing of George FloydDoes not say whether he has changed views in new statementNew Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees has apologized for his lack of “comp…

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Jags’ Thompson calls NFL statement on racism ‘trash’ and says he was told not to kneel

Jacksonville safety joins growing anger among athletesNFL accused of hypocrisy over exile of Colin KaepernickJacksonville Jaguars safety Peyton Thompson has described the NFL’s statement on the death of George Floyd as “trash” and says he was told by h…