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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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NFL and players’ union freeze anthem rules amid backlash to Dolphins’ policy

NFL, NFLPA issue joint statement announcing rules freezeDolphins players reportedly faced four-game ban for kneelingRatings down, revenues up: have protests really hurt the NFL?The NFL’s two-month old national anthem policy is on hold.Hours after the A…

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NFL and players’ union freeze anthem rules amid backlash to Dolphins’ policy

NFL, NFLPA issue joint statement announcing rules freezeDolphins players reportedly faced four-game ban for kneelingRatings down, revenues up: have protests really hurt the NFL?The NFL’s two-month old national anthem policy is on hold.Hours after the A…

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TV ratings down, team revenues up: have protests really hurt the NFL?

Donald Trump believes that players’ attempts to highlights racial injustice have hurt the league. But the figures suggest otherwiseThe NFL machine restarts this week with the opening of training camps. And, if Donald Trump is to be believed, the league…

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UNC coach says softening of football could bring down America and military

‘Our game is under attack’ laments UNC coach Larry FedoraFedora warns softening of football threatens America’s futureUniversity of North Carolina head coach Larry Fedora believes the rule changes implemented in recent years to limit head injuries and …

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Ex-rugby player Christian Scotland-Williamson is chasing his NFL dream

The British rugby player, formerly of the Worcester Warriors, is a longshot to make the Steelers, but you’d be mad to write him offThere are no rational reasons to expect Christian Scotland-Williamson will make the Pittsburgh Steelers as a tight end. H…

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Lawyer alleges LeSean McCoy set-up home invasion to evict ex-girlfriend

Police confirm woman was injured at player’s Atlanta homeBills running back says allegations are ‘totally baseless and offensive’The lawyer for the ex-girlfriend of NFL running back LeSean McCoy says the Buffalo Bills star orchestrated an attack in ord…

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LeSean McCoy denies allegations of domestic, child, animal and drug abuse

Running back accused of assaulting girlfriend in Instagram postBuffalo player says claims are ‘totally baseless and offensive’LeSean McCoy has responded to serious allegations contained in an Instagram post.A friend of Delicia Cordon, who has been McCo…

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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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NFL bans Bucs star Jameis Winston for three games after Uber groping claims

Tampa Bay quarterback says sorry to female driver in statementRyan Fitzpatrick expected to step in for Bucs at start of seasonTampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston has been suspended for three games for a violation of the NFL’s personal-condu…

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Brother of New York Giants’ Janoris Jenkins charged in death at player’s house

William Jenkins arrested Tuesday and charged Wednesday Giants say they’re ‘aware of and monitoring the situation’The brother of New York Giants cornerback Janoris Jenkins has been charged with aggravated manslaughter in the death of a 25-year-man whose…

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Oscar Robertson on sports protests: ‘Where are the white athletes?’

NBA hall of famer says black athletes need help from teammatesRobertson says players must unite to take on ownersNBA hall of famer Oscar Robertson has said white athletes must do more to assist their black teammates in fighting social injustice.“I thin…

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Bucs’ Jameis Winston reportedly facing three-game ban for groping Uber driver

Tampa Bay quarterback reportedly faces three-game banWinston is alleged to have grabbed crotch of Uber driverTampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston reportedly will be suspended for a violation of the NFL’s personal-conduct policy at the conclu…

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Patriots’ Tom Brady says his NFL career will end ‘sooner rather than later’

New England quarterback will turn 41 in AugustLeague MVP led team to Super Bowl appearance last seasonTom Brady, who turns 41 before the start of the new NFL season, says he is in the final stages of his career.The New England Patriots quarterback, who…

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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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Greg Hardy debut highlights MMA’s troubling history of violence outside the octagon

The former NFL star’s football career fell apart after a domestic violence case. But he has found mixed martial arts a welcoming homeFormer NFL star Greg Hardy denies doing any of the following one night in May 2014: Picking up his ex-girlfriend and 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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Malcolm Jenkins uses silence and signs to respond to Trump’s Eagles clash

Philadelphia player displays notes to reporters and pressJenkins was central to protest movement over last two seasonsOne of the main points the NFL protest movement has made time and again is that their campaign is not, as Donald Trump and others have…

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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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Zach Ertz angry after Fox News shows his pre-game prayer to imply anthem protest

Eagles tight end calls Fox News footage ‘propaganda’Donald Trump cancelled Philadelphia’s White House visitFox News may have hit on a problem as it looked to report on Donald Trump’s decision to disinvite the Philadelphia Eagles from a White House visi…