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Category: Donald Trump

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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 …

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Trump grants posthumous pardon to heavyweight champion Jack Johnson

First black heavyweight champion held title from 1908 to 1915Galveston Giant was arrested for violation Mann Act in 1912Donald Trump has granted a rare posthumous pardon to boxing’s first black heavyweight champion more than 100 years after what Trump …

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Trump to players who kneel for anthem: ‘Maybe you shouldn’t be in the country’

President: NFL is ‘doing the right thing’ with new anthem policyNFL announced policy making standing for anthem mandatoryAdministration celebrates win on issue cast into spotlight in fallDonald Trump lauded the NFL’s new guidelines prohibiting kneeling…

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Israeli football club renames itself Beitar Trump Jerusalem after ‘courageous’ president

Six-time Premier League champion have ‘greatest love’ for TrumpMove made after president moves US embassy to JerusalemAs Jerusalem prepares for the inauguration of its new US embassy on Monday, the city’s best football team has announced it is renaming…

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Patriots coach Belichick and Incredible Hulk star Ferrigno join Trump sports council

Incredible Hulk actor Lou Ferrigno, Olympic champion Misty May-Treanor and ex-Yankees closer Mariano Rivera to join Trump’s team During Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, he promised the American public “we’re going to win so much, you’re going to b…

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Will Donald Trump cost the United States the 2026 World Cup?

The North American bid that once felt like a lock is looking more vulnerable by the day thanks in no small part to the US presidentThirteen months ago when the United States launched a joint bid to host the World Cup with Mexico and Canada at a news co…

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‘We will be watching’: Trump defies Fifa with repeat threat over World Cup bid

USA aiming to co-host 2026 tournament with Mexico and CanadaTrump says US ‘will be watching very closely’ at foreign supportersFifa had warned against political influence over bids in statementDonald Trump repeated his appeal to foreign nations to supp…

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Fifa refers to integrity rules after Trump’s threat over US World Cup bid

USA aiming to co-host 2026 tournament with Mexico and CanadaUS president tweeted veiled threat to countries opposing bidDonald Trump’s veiled threat against nations that may oppose the US bid to co-host the 2026 World Cup has prompted Fifa to refer to …

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Trump ‘considering full pardon’ of Jack Johnson – thanks to Sylvester Stallone

President says Rocky star called about black world championObama did not respond to campaign for African American heroDonald Trump said on Saturday he is “considering a full pardon” for Jack Johnson, the great African American boxer who was a victim of…

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Trump official: football fans should ‘think twice’ about Russia World Cup

Senior White House staffer says consular services threatenedTrump-Putin meeting will ‘thrash out’ US-Russia relationsFootball fans should “think twice” about travelling to the World Cup in Russia this summer as consular services are threatened by the d…

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José Mourinho or Donald Trump: who said it?

It’s the Manchester United manager v the President of the United States. Can you tell these two humble souls apart?On God: “He must really think I’m a great guy. He must think that, because otherwise he would not have given me so much. I have a great f…

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Prosecutor attacks Trump’s ‘ghoulish’ comments on death of Colts’ Edwin Jackson

NFL player was killed in car accident on Sunday morningSuspect in case had been deported from United States twicePresident used death to attack illegal immigrationProsecutors filed felony charges on Wednesday against an immigrant illegally living in th…

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Donald Trump uses death of Colts’ Edwin Jackson to attack illegal immigrants

Linebacker was killed in car accident on Sunday in IndianapolisMan arrested in case had been deported from US twiceDonald Trump has said the US must crack down on illegal immigration following the death of Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson.Th…

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Three Eagles will shun a White House visit. Will their team-mates follow?

The Super Bowl champs are perhaps the NFL’s most socially conscious team. But the league wants to keep political upset to a minimumThere is nothing that says the Philadelphia Eagles must visit the White House this year. Just because they carried the Vi…