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Critics want LeBron to fail just as they did with Ali. Look how that turned out

Both men have refused merely to entertain the masses and bank the proceeds. And that scares a lot of people in the establishmentThe day after shocking the world by defeating the heavily favored Sonny Liston for the heavyweight championship in 1964, the…

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Big Ten resumes college sports after pressure from players, parents and Trump

Athletics conference is hugely popular in battleground statesConference had voted to postpone season in AugustLess than five weeks after pushing football and other fall sports to spring in the name of player safety during the pandemic, the conference c…

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Donald Trump says protests are hurting the NBA’s ratings. Is he right?

The president has warned the league – and the NFL – against player protests. But how much political action affects viewership is unclearWith the presidential election only two months away, the occupant of the White House appeared consumed on Tuesday by…

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Donald Trump attacks ‘highly political’ NBA and warns NFL over protests

President says ratings are down and unlikely to recoverPlayers from NBA have boycotted games over police brutalityOn Monday, Donald Trump defended Kyle Rittenhouse, the teenager charged with killing two protesters at anti-racism protests in Kenosha, Wi…

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Political protests by NBA players will ‘destroy basketball’, says Trump

US president denounces Kenosha-inspired boycott of playoffs and warns NFL football season could also sufferDonald Trump has claimed that what he viewed as political activity by the National Basketball Association would destroy the sport.After star play…

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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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Trump says college football season should go ahead despite Covid-19 pandemic

Doubts growing over viability of season taking place this fallWhy Covid-19 is the perfect storm for college footballDonald Trump has tweeted his support for college football players pushing for the opportunity to compete this season despite the Covid-1…

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LeBron James says NBA ‘couldn’t care less’ about losing Trump as a viewer

LA Lakers star responds to Trump’s comments over protestJames scores 19 points in lopsided defeat to Oklahoma CityLeBron James isn’t losing sleep over losing Donald Trump as a viewer.After the US president said Wednesday that watching NBA players kneel…

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Donald Trump golfs with NFL great Brett Favre at Bedminster club

President golfs with famed quarterback in New Jersey suburbsTrump has made 10 trips to one of his golf clubs in past 29 daysDonald Trump hit the links with football great Brett Favre on Saturday at his golf club in the suburban New Jersey hamlet of Bed…

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Jets star Jamal Adams rips team owner Johnson over report of racist comments

All-Pro safety blasts owner over allegations laid out in reportJohnson also acts as US ambassador to the United KingdomAdams, 24, requested trade last month over contract squabbleNew York Jets star Jamal Adams has called out team owner Woody Johnson am…

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Donald Trump launches baseless attack on Bubba Wallace over noose ‘hoax’

President attacks Nascar’s only black driver on TwitterWallace was behind successful campaign to ban Confederate flagInterview: Bubba Wallace on Nascar and the Confederate flagDonald Trump has launched a baseless attack on Bubba Wallace, Nascar’s only …

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Donald Trump launches baseless attack on Bubba Wallace over noose ‘hoax’

President attacks Nascar’s only black driver on TwitterWallace was behind successful campaign to ban Confederate flagInterview: Bubba Wallace on Nascar and the Confederate flagDonald Trump has launched a baseless attack on Bubba Wallace, Nascar’s only …

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Nascar’s Corey LaJoie to drive ‘Trump 2020’ car at Sunday’s Brickyard 400

LaJoie to drive Trump 2020 car as part of new sponsorshipPatriots of America Pac announces nine-race deal with driverUS president Donald Trump’s re-election bid will pick up speed this weekend with Trump 2020 the primary sponsor of Corey LaJoie’s car f…

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Pacers coach Nate McMillan says America has never been ‘great’ for black people

Indiana coach takes aim at Donald Trump’s famous sloganPacers will resume season at end of July in OrlandoIndiana Pacers coach Nate McMillan has said he finds Donald Trump’s “Make America Great Again” slogan insulting during an interview dealing with r…

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Donald Trump attacks Anthony Fauci over wary assessment of NFL season

US president expresses confidence NFL season will happenFauci said Thursday that ‘football may not happen this year’Trump says he’ll tune out if players don’t stand for anthemDonald Trump’s message to Dr Anthony Fauci on Friday was clear: stay in your …

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Trump says he will no longer watch US soccer teams after anthem policy change

US Soccer repealed rule requiring players to stand for anthemMegan Rapinoe knelt in solidarity with Colin KaepernickDonald Trump says he will no longer watch the US national soccer teams after a 2017 policy requiring players to stand during the anthem …

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USA women’s soccer team demand apology and repeal of anthem policy

US Soccer required players to stand after Rapinoe knelt in 2016World champions demand apology from federation in statementThe US women’s national team want the US Soccer Federation to repeal the anthem policy it instituted after Megan Rapinoe started k…

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Donald Trump aims tweets at NFL over protests to reopen anthem debate

NFL encouraged players to protest peacefully last weekPresident equates kneeling during anthem with disrespectIf the NFL thought the debate on peaceful protests was over, it was mistaken.Last week, amid widespread protests over police brutality against…

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The NFL did the unthinkable: it gave Donald Trump the middle finger

After years of a spineless policy of appeasement, the league finally detached itself from the president and his exploitation of the flag and militaryOn Thursday night, a collection some of the NFL’s biggest stars released a video challenge to…

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‘NO KNEELING’: Trump rips Brees for apologizing over anthem protest stance

Trump says Brees ‘should not have taken back’ commentsQuarterback has implied players who kneel are unpatrioticBrees drew criticism for remarks including from teammatesIt took Drew Brees three attempts over multiple days, but the New Orleans Saints qua…