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‘Unlike the NFL, you always honour our flag’: Trump attacks anthem protest again – video

President Trump has once again launched an attack on NFL players who have knelt during the national anthem – despite just one player doing so during the last round of matches. Speaking at a rally in West Virginia, Trump also criticised ESPN for its dec…

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Trump attacks players for kneeling after 0.0006% of NFL does so in latest games

President also attacks ESPN for not showing anthem before gamesNFL players have been long-term targets of TrumpDonald Trump on Tuesday night launched yet another attack on NFL players who have knelt during the national anthem, although the numbers sugg…

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Why the UFC is a perfect platform for Donald Trump’s political ideology

The president helped the promotion rise at a time when it was struggling to survive, and Dana White has been a loyal friendEarlier this month UFC president Dana White and interim welterweight champion Colby Covington visited the White House and met wit…

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Why the UFC is a perfect platform for Donald Trump’s political ideology

The president helped the promotion rise at a time when it was struggling to survive, and Dana White has been a loyal friendEarlier this month UFC president Dana White and interim welterweight champion Colby Covington visited the White House and met wit…

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How the NFL stumbled its way into becoming Trump’s top target

The league thinks it can appease the president on player protests, but Trump’s latest broadside makes it clear that’s not the caseIt’s funny. It’s almost as if the president wants people talking about a handful of NFL players taking a knee at the start…

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Don Lemon says Trump ‘traffics in racism’ after attack on LeBron James interview

President attacked NBA star after TV appearance with CNN hostAthletes and first lady have praised James since Trump’s criticismCNN host Don Lemon has responded to Donald Trump’s criticism of his interview with LeBron James, saying the president “traffi…

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Donald Trump taunts basketballer LeBron James in late night Twitter rant

‘LeBron James was just interviewed by the dumbest man on television, Don Lemon. He made LeBron look smart, which isn’t easy to do,’ said Trump Donald Trump has attacked basketball superstar LeBron James in a late night Twitter rant about an interview t…

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Taking a knee: two years on, where does the NFL stand? – video explainer

On August 26, it will be exactly two years since former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick divided the United States when he took a knee during the national anthem. As the NFL preseason gets underway, players, owners and fans st…

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Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says his players must stand on field for anthem

Jones becomes first NFL owner to publicly back anthem policyOwner is firm but calls Trump’s interest in issue ‘problematic’Jones throws support behind Papa John’s CEO John SchnatterDallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones doubled down Wednesday on insisting th…

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How football coaches became the vanguard of American conservatism

Coaches have long sacralized the gridiron as the fundament of America, extolling it alongside faith, family and the military as a setting stone of the social order. It’s down to nostalgia – and fearIn a summer of reachy takes in football, University of…

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Trump says NFL players who kneel for anthem shouldn’t play – or be paid

President ‘can’t believe’ NFL anthem debate remains in playTrump proposes two-step punishment for players who kneelPresident Donald Trump is once again inserting himself into the culture war over protests by NFL athletes during the national anthem.Trum…

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Trump’s Turnberry trip shows golf to be most presidential thing about him | Andy Bull

The US president’s love of the game keeps up the rich relationship between the Oval Office and 18 holes of escapismOnce Chequers was done with, and Windsor out of the way, Donald Trump turned to the more pressing presidential business of addressing a&n…

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NFL players’ union files grievance against league’s national anthem policy

NFLPA files grievance stating policy infringes on players’ rightsNFL unveiled rules requiring players to stand for anthem in MayUnion plans to meet with NFL rather than immediate litigationThe NFL Players Association filed a grievance with the league o…

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Trump: protesting athletes are out-of-touch millionaires who should stick to sports

Trump downplays concerns of rich professional athletesPresident repeats call for suggestions of people to pardonDonald Trump’s message to athletes could not be more clear: stick to sports.The US president resumed his broadside against professional spor…

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Morocco receive late boost in their bid to host 2026 World Cup

• Joint USA, Mexico, Canada bid promises higher profit• Belief Donald Trump could alienate some nationsThe race to host the 2026 World Cup finals was too close to call, according to Fifa insiders, as Morocco received a late boost to their hopes with th…

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Sport molded my character – and Trump has learned none of its lessons

The best athletes are living embodiments of traits the president is sorely lacking: discipline, hard work, focus, teamwork and sportsmanshipDonald Trump’s presidency has made one thing agonizingly clear: he doesn’t understand the meaning of sports in A…

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Donald Trump says he won’t invite NBA champions to White House

Trump says neither Warriors nor Cavs welcome at White House‘If they don’t want to be here, I don’t want them,’ says presidentGolden State on verge of second straight title after Game 3 winWhichever team wins the NBA championship, US president Donald Tr…

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Trump floats pardon for Muhammad Ali even though boxing great doesn’t need one

President says he’s ‘thinking about that very seriously’, seemingly unaware that supreme court overturned Ali’s conviction in 1971Donald Trump said on Friday that he may grant a posthumous pardon to Muhammad Ali, seemingly unaware that the great boxer’…

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The Eagles now enter the NFL season with the president’s target on their backs

The Super Bowl champions are a politically active team from a city run by Democrats. They are the ideal focus for Donald Trump’s Twitter fingersA new front line has been established in Donald Trump’s NFL offensive, a proxy battle in the culture wars fi…

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Kaepernick lawyer: NFL owner testified to shunning my client due to Trump

Player has filed grievance claiming he is being blackballed by NFLAttorney Mark Geragos says he has damning testimony from ownerA lawyer for Colin Kaepernick says an NFL owner testified under oath that he changed his mind about signing the quarterback …