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How NFL running back Justin Jackson became an unexpected star of the left

The Los Angeles Charger is focused on his game during the season. Beyond that, he dreams of a Bernie Sanders presidencyEven in an era of anthem protests and White House boycotts, there is something about Justin Jackson that feels like a new mold for th…

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Colin Kaepernick attacks US ‘imperialism’ in wake of Suleimani strike

Former NFL star has been long-term critic of US policiesKareem Abdul-Jabbar: Kaepernick is America’s black GrinchColin Kaepernick, the NFL quarterback who has used his platform to highlight racial injustice within the United States, has turned his atte…

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‘Let’s do this!’: Megan Rapinoe endorses Elizabeth Warren for president

Soccer star praises Warren for being ‘bold and real’SI Sportsperson of the Year posts video of call with candidateTwo-time World Cup champion Megan Rapinoe has announced her support for the Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren.“I truly be…

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‘Let’s do this!’: Megan Rapinoe endorses Elizabeth Warren for president

Soccer star praises Warren for being ‘bold and real’SI Sportsperson of the Year posts video of call with candidateTwo-time World Cup champion Megan Rapinoe has announced her support for the Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren.“I truly be…

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Trump swaps baseball boos for cheers at Louisiana-Alabama football game

President attends big college showdown in TuscaloosaSupport for embattled Trump outweighs stadium protestsDonald Trump found comfort in the Deep South on Saturday, as college football fans cheered the nation’s top two teams – and him. Related: Sessions…

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Washington Nationals players praise and thank Trump during White House visit

World Series champions visit President after title victoryTen players stay away from traditional celebrationTrump was booed at Nationals home game last monthDonald Trump’s rough welcome at the hands of Washington Nationals fans at last month’s World Se…

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‘I just can’t do it’: Nationals pitcher Sean Doolittle declines White House invite

Closer feels ‘very strongly’ on Trump’s issues on raceNationals clinched first World Series title on WednesdayWashington Nationals pitcher Sean Doolittle will not go to the White House when the World Series champions meet Donald Trump on Monday. Relate…

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‘I just can’t do it’: Nationals pitcher Sean Doolittle declines White House invite

Closer feels ‘very strongly’ on Trump’s issues on raceNationals clinched first World Series title on WednesdayWashington Nationals pitcher Sean Doolittle will not go to the White House when the World Series champions meet Donald Trump on Monday. Relate…

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Donald Trump booed and greeted with ‘lock him up’ chants at World Series

President attended Sunday’s baseball game in Washington DCCrowd booed when Trump appeared on video screenDonald Trump once claimed he was courted by several major league baseball clubs in his youth but turned them down because they couldn’t offer him e…

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Mike Pence says NBA is ‘acting like a wholly owned subsidiary’ of China

US vice president rips NBA and Nike in Thursday speechPence says league failed to adequately back Rockets GMUS vice-president Mike Pence accused the National Basketball Association of “acting like a wholly owned subsidiary” of China’s ruling Communist …

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How sports tactics can help the Democrats beat Donald Trump in 2020

During my NBA career I played for plenty of teams who protected the lead. But it’s a strategy that can backfire if a team don’t exploit their strengthsThe relationship between sports and society has always been about more than exercise and entertainmen…

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Megan Rapinoe ‘not sure she’s qualified for office’ but vows to fight for equal pay

Soccer star has said she would not go to White House if invitedOpinion: Rapinoe ‘egotism’ is the perfect antidote to TrumpThe World Cup-winning football star Megan Rapinoe does not think she is qualified for public office, as some have suggested since …

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Megan Rapinoe for president? USA star would beat Trump in 2020, poll finds

Public Policy Polling puts Rapinoe at 42% and Trump at 41%Poll conducted ‘by popular demand’ for hypothetical match-upMegan Rapinoe may not visit Donald Trump in the White House but she might throw him out of it, according to a poll released on Tuesday…

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Trump congratulates USA on World Cup win despite confrontation with Rapinoe

Megan Rapinoe, a goalscorer in Lyon, said she would not visit the White House if the team won the title and was invitedAfter the USA claimed their fourth World Cup with a 2-0 victory over Netherlands in the final in Lyon on Sunday, Donald Trump tweeted…

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Trump congratulates USA on World Cup win despite confrontation with Rapinoe

Megan Rapinoe, a goalscorer in Lyon, said she would not visit the White House if the team won the title and was invitedAfter the USA claimed their fourth World Cup with a 2-0 victory over Netherlands in the final in Lyon on Sunday, Donald Trump tweeted…

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Majority of Clemson’s black players declined Trump’s fast food reception, report says

Majority of Clemson’s black players skipped White House tripThe Root quotes three members who cite Trump as reason whyThree African American members of Clemson University’s national championship football team have attributed the “racism” and “divisive …

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Big Boi and Travis Scott to play Super Bowl halftime show haunted by protests

Rappers will join headline act Maroon 5 in AtlantaNFL view of Kaepernick racial injustice protests at issueThe NFL on Sunday ended months of uncertainty by officially announcing Maroon 5 and the rappers Big Boi and Travis Scott as the performers for th…

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‘Our lives depend on it’: NFL players urge fans to vote in midterm elections

Players Coalition’ critical of pro-Trump policiesElections seen as a referendum on US presidencyMembers of the Players’ Coalition, the group of NFL stars formed during the protest movement started by Colin Kaepernick, have urged Americans to vote in th…

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Nike releases full ad featuring Colin Kaepernick – video

Nike has unveiled its first ‘Just Do It’ ad narrated by Colin Kaepernick. The two-minute commercial highlights superstar athletes LeBron James, Serena Williams and others, and touches on the controversy of NFL players protesting against racial inequali…

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Nike releases full ad featuring Colin Kaepernick – video

Nike has unveiled its first ‘Just Do It’ ad narrated by Colin Kaepernick. The two-minute commercial highlights superstar athletes LeBron James, Serena Williams and others, and touches on the controversy of NFL players protesting against racial inequali…